After Dark ~ Nina reviews Bound in Blue by Annabel Joseph ~

After Dark ~ Nina reviews Bound in Blue by Annabel Joseph ~

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At a small, struggling circus in Ulaanbaatar, a fearless trapezist fascinates Cirque du Monde talent scout Jason Beck, until he realizes, halfway through the act, that he already knows this exotic, blue-eyed beauty. Intimately. If he’d known she was part of the act he was here to recruit, he never would have done such basely carnal things to her the night before!

Torn by professional and personal desires, Jason invites Sara to Paris. She’s thrilled to join Cirque du Monde, but her trapeze partner, Baat, is less cooperative. When tensions threaten the future of Sara and Baat’s act, she finds solace in a sexy, consuming Master/slave relationship with Jason. Jason’s strict requirements match perfectly with Sara’s desires to submit, to do whatever it takes to please her Master. Soon they’re barreling toward deeper commitments, even love.

But circus life can be chaotic. Perilous. Cirque CEO—and brutal Master—Michel Lemaitre develops an uncomfortable interest in the submissive trapezist, and Baat becomes increasingly difficult to control. Fears and secrets, jealousy and uncertainties threaten to undo everything Sara and Jason have built in their intimate BDSM sessions. Hurt by lies, rocked by shocking revelations, the two must battle to remain bound together in love.


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It was pain. It was pleasure. It was service….and it had never felt quite like this before.

Annabel Joseph has done it again….she has written a book – a sequel – that has captivated me, moved me, brought me to tears, made me laugh and made me fall in love with the Cirque all over again. Bound in Blue is book two in the Cirque Masters series and follows the journey of Jason and Sara. As with most of Ms. Joseph’s stories following a performing art, Bound in Blue take place in the circus. Sara’s talent is the trapeze and her depiction of Sara flying high above the circus floor completely mesmerized me.

“I like it intense, Master. I like it to hurt.” His fingers tightened against her pulse, prompting deeper confessions. “I like it to feel real.”

When Sara and Jason meet in Mongolia, sparks fly…the attraction is immediate….and we figure out quickly there is more to this one night stand than meets the eye.  As Jason begins to recruit our lovely Sara, we begin to realize that everything Jason is offering is exactly what Sara needs…and desires. Part of the aspect of this book that I loved, was that Ms. Joseph wrote Sara as a girl who knew what she wanted sexually and she owned it. Jason did not have to talk her into the lifestyle or explain why he wanted to be her Master. His sadism to her masochism was beautiful to watch unfold on the pages. Sara craved his Dominance and Jason mastered her into submission. It was truly a perfect match on a sexual level.

“I don’t know why I like to hurt you so much. Perhaps because you bear it for me. For my pleasure.”

As most of you know, I love everything Ms. Joseph puts into print. I drank her kool aid early on and am in awe of her writings….but in Bound in Blue she mixed it up on me….she made me laugh….like there were some lines that I was really belly laughing in. I liked seeing her adding humor to the book…it showed a depth to her writing that I totally loved.  Also, she brought me to my knees with emotion.  I think out of all of her books that I have read, to see Jason Beck break to the degree he did shattered me as I was reading it.  I knew it was coming….she set it up brilliantly…..but of all her male characters his heartbreak got the best of me.  I have no idea why, but it did.  It is a testament to her storytelling that even after all the books I read of hers, she can still haunt me with her written angst.

“…But if she’s truly your slave, she’ll come back to you when she’s ready. And if you’re a good Master, you’ll give her the space she needs right now.”

I loved Cirque de Minuet and Bound in Blue was the perfect sequel. I was so excited about seeing more of Theo and Kelsey and the secrets that unfolded in this book were so surprising to me. One of my favorite themes of Ms. Joseph’s books is the BDSM relationships and the scenes she creates on the pages of my Nook. Bound in Blue didn’t disappoint at all….Jason and Sara’s Master/slave relationship was scorching hot and will totally rev you up in every way possible.

“Your disobedience is why you have nine fat inches of cock buried in your asshole, isn’t it?”

I hope that each of you give the series the devotion it deserves… is one of her best yet and she is working on book three which is about one of my favorite character’s “ass fucker extraordinaire” Michel Lemaitre. Whereas I thought Jason Beck was a bit of an interloper in book one, he COMPLETELY won my heart in Bound in Blue. Totally fan girling on this one AJ….well done!

Her smile faded and her eyes went dark. “I’m afraid I’ll wake up and find it’s all been a dream.” 

About the author

Annabel Joseph

Annabel Joseph is a multi-published BDSM erotic romance author. She writes mainly contemporary romance, although she has been known to dabble in the medieval and Regency eras. She is recognized for writing emotionally intense BDSM storylines, and strives to create characters that seem real–even flawed–so readers are better able to relate to them.

Annabel publishes with Ellora’s Cave and Loose Id in addition to her own imprint, Scarlet Rose Press. She also writes non-BDSM erotic romance under the name Molly Joseph. You can sign up to receive Annabel’s newsletter here:…

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