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Pleasure Bound (Hard to Get #2)

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  310 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews

When Desire Burns This Hot. . .

With his sexy smile and rock-hard body, P.I. Jonas Phoenix is used to having women flock to his bed. But these days, there's only one woman Jonas wantsand she won't give him the time of day.

The Only Choice. . .

Deanna Harrison knows she can't fight her attraction to Jonas forever, but she's looking for more than a fling. So Jonas issues D

Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Kensington
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Oct 16, 2011 Auntee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic romance
Looking for a hot, sexy read that's plenty steamy yet sweet, erotic but not over-the-top kinky, with two very likable characters who are made for each other, with just a hint of suspense in the plot--a book so easy to read you can polish it off in one afternoon? Well, Pleasure Bound is all that.

Let's start with the characters: The hero, late 20-something Jonas Harrison, is a 6'2", dark-haired, blue-eyed private investigator, a sexy computer geek in partnership with his best buddy (who he met whi
Oct 25, 2011 Yvonne rated it it was amazing
Perfect 5 star read when you're in the mood for 95% SMUT and 5% suspense!
This was really a wonderfully light and easy read containing all the key elements - Hot Alpha, Hot Sex, Spankings and Caveman-like behavior! Loved it :)

Jun 17, 2013 Hbeebti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Totally smoking hot story. It felt like 90% sex but Jonas was so sweet trying to woo Deanna that I really didn't care. There was also tiny amount of suspense to add to the story. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Oct 28, 2011 Toni rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kensington-arcs
I do believe Ms. Rainey that the series just got better!!

Pleasure Bound is a sexy hot romance that will have you blushing and cheering at the same time. While this story can easily be read alone, reading the prequel short story, “Cherry on Top” in Some Like it Rough, and the first novel, So Sensitive, only enhances the experience.

Deanna Harrison has been attracted to Jonas since the first time they met. Problem is she is a busy woman working on her new career and she has no desire to be another
Romancing the Book
Dec 02, 2011 Romancing the Book rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, erotica
Reviews By- Ursula
Review Copy Provided By- Publisher
Sizzling, Hot, Erotic, Electric...Anne Rainey delivers a seductively riveting read...Her characters Jonas and Deanna are fun to follow through the beginning stages, into the heat of the bedroom and even when they argue...The chemistry between these two sets the sheets on fire, along with several other fun places.

The story is fast flowing, full of hot, steamy scenes guaranteed to make you wish you had your own Jonas! If I had to chose one part t
As soon as I finished reading the first book in the series So sensitive I was counting down the days until the release of Pleasure Bound and I was so happy that the copy I pre ordered arrived early!

Let me start by saying I absolutely loved Pleasure Bound and it was so worth the wait!!

I really enjoy reading books where you get to read both the hero and heroine point of view and in this case it really added to the story.

Jonas was the perfect Alpha hero and I just loved his character.

Deanna was a s
Feb 24, 2014 Tammie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jonas Phoenix is every bit the man I thought he was when reading this book's predecessor, So Sensitive! I wasn't a huge fan of that book, but I knew I needed to read Jonas and Deanna's story. And I kept my fingers crossed that theirs would be all that I hoped for!

Jonas has loved Deanna for years. She won't give him the time of day because she thinks he isn't serious about relationships. When Jonas launches an all-out mission to win Deanna's heart, she doesn't stand a chance against the passionat
Dee Bibb
Nov 19, 2011 Dee Bibb rated it really liked it
For me to say that Pleasure Bound by Anne Rainey was HOT...doesn't really tell you exactly how HOT this book was. So let me just say this book is SEXUALLY EXPLICIT.

Jonas Phoenix meets Deanna Harrison at a friend's family picnic and Jonas is instantly attracted to Deanna but it takes several years before he begins his pursuit of her.

Once that pursuit begins, he is relentless. However, Deanna is reluctant to get involved with Jonas even though she is very attracted to him. She is looking for more
A Review for The Romance Reviews.

This is what erotic romance is supposed to be. PLEASURE BOUND has a great love story, interesting plot, and sizzling love scenes that will melt your um...socks off! ;)

From the moment he met her five years ago, Jonas Phoenix knew that his best friend's little sister, Deanna Harrison, would change his life forever. Now, he's tired of playing around and he's ready to make her his.

Deanna has wanted Jonas from the time she met him, but she doesn't know if she can put
Jul 30, 2016 Soccergypsy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is really a 3.5 star rating but who's going to quibble over a half star? I fell for the male lead right off the bat; who wouldn't? Ex-military, slightly rough, and friends-in-place-of-family... it basically reads like my male lead personal preferences checklist. And he did not disappoint. Throw in the female lead is the sister to his best friend and the story basically writes itself. But it was fun to immerse myself in this tale. A beautiful distraction.
Jul 17, 2012 Tanya rated it liked it
This is the second book in this series, and while it was good I liked the first one a little bit more. Jonas works with Deanna's brother and has been trying to keep his hands off her for the past 5 years and he finally decides and asks her brothers permission to pursue her. Deanna has loved Jonas from the moment she met him 5 years ago when her brother brought him home to the family picnic. There was soem smoking hot sex scenes between the two of them but I wanted a little more mystery/action. I ...more
R. C.
Sep 04, 2012 R. C. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pleasure Bound is the 2nd book in the Hard to Get series. This is Jonah and Deanna's story, both of whom we met in the 1st book of the series, So Sensitive. Like the hero of So Sensitive, Jonah was a sexy, bossy alpha who loved the dirty talk, and while I thought the talk often sounded cheesy in So Sensitive, I thought it was much more natural and sexy in Pleasure Bound.

This book has a lot of sex with a little bit of light bdsm and an action/mystery side storyline. It's a great read for a lazy a
What makes this book stand out is that it has a natural and beautiful progression of a relationship between two main characters, it does not contain the usual unnecessary frustrations and dramas that most romance novels are plagued with.
The author has made this book resemble real life and the reader gets to enjoy the romance and bit of suspense in this book.
Another stand out is the sex, and wow it is spectacular, it will leave you hot and bothered at the same time.
I very much enjoyed this book a
Chiara Cilli

Ero indecisa se comprare o meno questo romanzo, poi ho preso sia questo che il terzo, così da completare la trilogia e dare una chance all'autrice per riscattarsi ai miei occhi--e ha funzionato! Fin dall'inizio ho capito che Jonas mi sarebbe piaciuto di più ;) Bello il weekend a Miami! Peccato per la trama: avrei preferito più suspense per via del cliente di lei, più pathos--insomma si poteva dare più spazio alla scena finale =) però sicuramente più carino del primo!
Jul 05, 2012 Andie is currently reading it
Still currently reading but so far my opinion varies. The story line is kind of basic. Boy meets girl, girl starts liking boy, boy tries to seduce girl pretty much the basics in any romance novel but I do like the fact that the author Anne Rainey uses visuals and describes rooms and places in the novel as if you were there seeing it just like the character. Overall it's a good late night reading for when you want some "me" time.
I really enjoyed this book. I was funny, had romance, and made you believe you should never give up when you know you've have found the right person. I did read this book first not realizing it was the second book in the series Hard to Get. I recommend reading them in order, starting with So Sensitive because Pleasure Bound does giving away parts that would have been surprises in the first book.
Mar 23, 2013 Chris rated it did not like it
let me start by saying curse my need to finish things I start! If you can manage to get past the first half of the book where the guy is anything but romantic and comes off as a stalker like controlling a**hole and the lack of plot (unless porno type plot counts) you get a mediocre suspense story at best that wraps up fairly quickly without much depth.
Jan 16, 2013 Tiffany is currently reading it
So far I'm hating the way he talks to her... It's not sexy... I have this image of some gross dog hanging all over her not a sex god... He's cocky and annoying... I want to finish this book I'm about half way but reading it just makes me ill....
Oct 08, 2013 Angeleca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am infatuated with Jonas' character. I loved every aspect of the novel. Although, certain qualities of the characters reminded me of Fifty Shades Of Grey so instead of five stars, I give it four. Would absolutely reccomend you read this novel.
Good read, but not great. It was very slow, no real plot til the middle, then still a little bland. Sex scenes were steamy but overdone. Not as good as the first, but will probably read the third in the series just to finish it off.
Oct 30, 2013 Patti rated it it was ok
Really tired of stupid heroines. "Oh, sure, I'm not going to do that, babe." Then she goes right and does it.

Story was meh. Expected better.
Jul 17, 2013 Kim rated it it was ok
Disappointed. Read a recent release and really enjoyed it, but I can tell this is an early entry into the wonderful world of writting.
Lenore (Biblliolatry Me!)
Jul 30, 2012 Lenore (Biblliolatry Me!) rated it it was amazing
Read Krystal's review @ Nocturnereads!
Jun 17, 2015 Ann rated it liked it
Oh my! quick read, great storyline, lots of sex. At times I felt as if I were watching porn!
Didn't like it as much as Wade and Gracie's book, but still an enjoyable read.
Samiya Rehman
Jul 22, 2013 Samiya Rehman rated it it was ok
this book totally traumatized me and I will never be the same
Jul 20, 2013 Doris rated it it was amazing
5 star read! Sexy read, passionate and well done!
Ursula Gorman
Reviewed for the blog Romancing the Book.
Fay Ann Hollcroft
Dec 08, 2012 Fay Ann Hollcroft rated it it was amazing
I just cannot get enough of these guys!;-}
Kim Hill
May 16, 2013 Kim Hill rated it it was amazing
Good read
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“I’ve never quite mastered the art of holding my liquor,” she replied. He watched her root around in her purse a moment, before pulling out a tube of lip balm.
As Jonas watched her apply it, he nearly got distracted from her answer. Leaning forward, Jonas murmured, “Can’t hold your liquor, huh?”
She replaced the cap and dropped it back into her purse. “Not so much. I tend to get a bit too happy.”
His eyebrows shot up and his cock came to full-alert status. Happy--he liked the sound of that. “And that’s a bad thing?”
To his utter shock, Deanna blushed. “In my case it is.”
Curiosity got the better of him. “Care to explain?”
The waiter returned with the check, forcing Jonas to drop the conversation while he fished out his credit card. Once they were alone again, Jonas waited, hoping Deanna would go into more detail. She didn’t disappoint him. “All my inhibitions disappear. It’s not a comfortable feeling for me.”
She was killing him. An immediate picture of a carefree Deanna sprang to mind. He liked it a hell of a lot. “Most people enjoy letting it all hang out every once in a while. Taking life too seriously leads to an early grave.”
“Maybe, but if I suddenly develop the urge, I’d rather be coherent.”
“You don’t like to give up control,” he surmised.
She cocked her head to the side, as if unsure how to respond at first. “It’s not that,” she said. “I guess if I’m in the mood to go romping naked through a forest, for example, then I don’t want alcohol to blur the memorable event for me.” She laughed. “I mean, I’d want to remember a crazy moment like that. Wouldn’t you?”
No doubt about it, Jonas liked the way the lady’s mind worked. “You had me at ‘running naked’.”
Deanna snorted. “You need serious help.”
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