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Bound by Ivy Forever (Devoted #3)

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Will Forbidden Love Last?

When drama student, Sophia Rose, falls for her teacher – the dark and brooding Hollywood star, Marc Blackwell, she has no idea where their forbidden love affair will end.

Drawn into Marc’s shadowy world of strict discipline and control, Sophia awakens a secret erotic self she never knew existed – and finds herself deeply, obsessively in love.

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by CreateSpace (first published July 24th 2013)
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This was the weakest link In the story.

Because of real life, it took me a few days to read this, maybe that'swhy I wasn't that into it. Quite frankly I was wanting it to be over

The demand her father made so that she would receive his blessing on a marriage was ridiculous. (view spoiler)
Jul 19, 2014 Michelle rated it liked it
I am not quite sure what it was about this particular installment that just felt a little bit off - different than the last two. I have to admit I had higher expectations for the last installment.

Sophia and Marc have struggled through the media of their coupling and the danger of Getty; but now they face a whole new challenge. As Marc proposes to Sophia the challenge of gaining not only her father's approval but his blessing becomes a problem. Now let's just say at some point Sophia needed to p
Jul 29, 2013 Indy rated it it was ok
Oy.....this book was such a disappointment to me, was counting down the pages til it ended, had I not read earlier stories would probably have DNFed it. It should be a crime for books like this to market themselves matching he tastes for those who liked Fifty Shades - NOT EVEN CLOSE to that category.

Sophia is extremely weak in this last installment, displaying a lot of insecurity and showing poor judgment when being taken advantage of by her family. Why would she easily acquiesce to her father's
Melissa Goldberg
Jul 27, 2013 Melissa Goldberg rated it it was ok
I really had high hopes for Bound By Ivy, the final (I think) installment of the Devoted series. While I really enjoyed book #1 and #2, I found myself pretty disappointed with third offering. Often times I found myself willing the book to be over. With writing there's always the adage, "Show don't tell" and I found this book to do the exact opposite. In many places the dialogue felt a little robotic to me as well.

Jul 30, 2013 Jen rated it liked it
"Bound by Ivy" is the final installment in the "Devoted" trilogy by J. Lerman/S. Quinn. My expectations were, sadly, not fully met with the end of the series. I love it when a series ties whatever loose ends need to be tied and give a great send-off to the characters that readers have grown to love. While there were loose ends that were tied and

There were moments that I found myself sighing in disbelief and frustration at the nonsensical choices that Sophia Rose was making throughout most of th
Jul 27, 2013 Kelle rated it really liked it
3.5 - 4 stars

Let me start off with my problem with this story, Sophia..."does he love me, why does he love me, he can have any girl he wants" Good Lord girl grow a spine already. Sophia Rose...side note: wasn't that a title for some kind of exorcist movie? May be not, May be I just wanted someone to exorcise her self doubt right out of her.

Other than that I enjoyed the series mostly because of Marc, hot, rich, overprotective, alpha male...what's not to like? Some action, some suspense and some
Aug 01, 2013 Katherine rated it liked it
I tried for the third time to like Sophia, didn't happen. And the whole letting her father basically dictate her life? Pissed me off. She needed to grow a damn backbone, it was like reading about a puppy dog crying and crying. UGH! I grew to love Marc more though, he showed a good side to him. I wish the wedding scene wasn't so rushed though.

My Sophia & Marc

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Jul 29, 2013 Stephanie rated it it was ok
Having a hard time even finishing this one and I did like the 1st two. Think I'll just read the last page to see what happened. Something is just not meshing for me like the other two books did.
Marsha Garcia
Jul 26, 2013 Marsha Garcia rated it it was amazing
I can't wait ;)
Jul 27, 2013 Brandon rated it liked it
2.5 stars- I rounded up. I stuck with this series, even though I spent the majority of it rolling my eyes. Honestly, I almost stopped reading in the first book when she was bemoaning leaving her village when she went to University to study acting... I mean, seriously, was she planning on wasting her college education? Because I'm pretty sure she would've needed to leave to take jobs, like the one with the play. I mean, she (view spoiler) ...more
Sep 08, 2013 Laylaw rated it liked it
*May contain spoilers*
Let me start off by saying, I have read the two books prior to this one and LOVED THEM. Book one had me hooked. I kept thinking of how Sophia was like the Little Princess up in her room with the secret money and gifts and how Marc was her Dark Knight. Then I read book 3.... What in the world happened. When did we enter the dark ages, who agrees to a trial separation for a wedding blessing? What is this 1920? Marc, who is so in control agrees to this and goes along with it t
Broadway Girl  Book Reviews (Beth Lattanzi)
I love strong dominant men like Marc Blackwell! (They make the best book boyfriends) He was always ready to step in a save the day and he was also understanding in certain compromising situations.

Sophia’s character was a bit annoying at times but did have some redeeming qualities. She was always wandering about Marc and why he loved her when he was so rich and could have anyone he wanted and so on. At the end though…. It was the simple things in life that brought her pleasure. It wasn’t about t
Aug 07, 2013 Yve rated it liked it
2.5 STARS~
I LOVE Marc Blackwell and his dominating ways but I feel that I didn't get enough of him in this installment. Instead, Sophia and Marc spend a lot of time apart as a result of her father's stupid idea that they need to spend time apart and not rush into things and make sure that they're a right match. Sophia's father is a sorry excuse for a Dad after having left her to take care of herself when her mother passed, forcing her to move out to a shed after he remarried, then telling her sh
Nicole Yn
Jul 31, 2013 Nicole Yn rated it it was amazing
Sigh and Sigh again. Why? Simple. The first sigh is because I am closing the book (in my case closing my iPad cover) because the book is over. The second sigh is because as the little girl in the credit card commercial says “…you want more. You just want more...” SKQ is one of my favorite authors and with each book she delivers.

Bound by Ivy is the third installment of the Devoted series. Where just as The Ivy Lessons and Where the Ivy Grows you learn more about each character and fall a little
Sharon Mariampillai
This was a great conclusion. I thought that the way the book was written was kind of slow paced, but then it got interesting. This is the third installment of the Devoted series. This book is about the forbidden romance between Actor Marc Blackwell, and his student, Sophia. Throughout the book, I began to realize more of who they are as characters.

Sophia is a patient girl, who wants to be the best actress possible. Marc is the overprotective, arrogant boyfriend, who wants to continue to protect
Leslie Reed
Mar 06, 2015 Leslie Reed rated it really liked it
Great ending to a great series.
Tracy Arnett
Nov 07, 2015 Tracy Arnett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

After making it through so many ups and downs to finally get to where Marc and Sophia want to be which is with each other and planning their wedding, they only need one thing. Sophia's Dad Mike's Blessing and he won't give it unless they don't see each other for 3 months. They reluctantly agree but there is danger surrounding Sophia and Marc fears for her safety. How can he protect her and not be with her?

Leo; Sophia's handsome co-star is more than happy to step in and take over Marc's role. He
Spunky N Sassy
Jun 21, 2015 Spunky N Sassy rated it it was amazing
SNS Rating: 5.0

~~~~~~~~~~Tracy's Review~~~~~~~~~~

After making it through so many ups and downs to finally get to where Marc and Sophia want to be which is with each other and planning their wedding, they only need one thing. Sophia's Dad Mike's Blessing and he won't give it unless they don't see each other for 3 months. They reluctantly agree but there is danger surrounding Sophia and Marc fears for her safety. How can he protect her and not be with her?

Leo; Sophia's handsome co-star is more th
God I luvd this series so much the story is great so much happens that I hated puttin them down the characters r al great except some haha but I luv Marc an Sophia relationship gets strong in this book they face so many ups an down but they get through they great great books xxx
May 05, 2014 DCT rated it really liked it
I have been rooting for Sophia and Marc since that first audition. Their attraction was instant, and their love has made it through some difficult obstacles. Upon making it this far, who knew that the most difficult would be Sophia's own Dad. Just when we thought that it was smooth sailing for the happy couple, sharing the Holidays together in Sophia's home, that Sophia's Dad announces that absence makes the heart grown fonder; this would prove the strength of their love and commitment to each o ...more
Jul 26, 2013 Jan rated it it was amazing
Loved the suspense in the ending of the trilogy.

Loved the ending.

Loved interaction.

Fell in love with Marc more.

I knew they would be trouble.

Her dad, WTH?

Sad to see the end of that trilogy, will miss Marc and Sophia.

Only minus point in when I was reading it was the Diaper bit it is a UK person using British language. So i would have preferred it to have been nappies. It was my only complaint.
April C
Aug 03, 2013 April C rated it liked it
I read this only to finish the series, and it was free with Amazon Prime. I am so on the fence with this book. At times, it was HOT.. Then not. It annoyed me with her Dad and his terms. I felt like it was a toss up between a YA novel with each flip of the page. I could tell where the author was trying to go. Overall, it was ok.
Aug 18, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
Wow, I'm exhausted, could not put this down, it was such a roller coaster of emotional turmoil, prayed for a HEA, wasn't sure would get one, but all good eventually, great read, highly recommended
Jun 02, 2016 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Een spannend en mooi einde! Zeker een serie die ik nog een keer zal lezen! Ben helemaal verliefd op Sophia & Marc. ...more
Jul 26, 2013 Shell rated it really liked it
Great end to the series!
May 07, 2014 Marcia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Der erste Satz
"Sophia Rose", sagt Marc.

Meine Erwartungen
Ich bin ein riesiger Fan dieser Reihe und habe mich wirklich sehr auf dieses Buch gefreut, denn dieses bildet das Finale der Geschichte rund um Sophia und ihren Lehrer. Ich habe erwartet, dass die Geschichte wieder nur so vor düsterer Erotik strotzt, romantisch, dramatisch und fesselnd ist. Ich habe erwartet, dass die Autorin noch mal sehr viel Spannung in die Geschichte einbaut, um den Leser zu verwirren, damit das Ende nicht vorhersehbar
Apr 21, 2014 Franzi303 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Das Cover:
Genauso wie auf dem Cover der ersten beiden Bände ist auch hier eine weiße Lilie auf schwarzem Hintergrund zu sehen. Die Farbe des nach unten gerichteten Dreieckes mit dem Titel ist orange. Insgesamt passt nun die gesamte Reihe sehr gut zusammen.

Die Geschichte:
Nachdem Marc Sophia in ‘Devoted – Verbotene Leidenschaft’ nach ihrer Aufführung einen Heiratsantrag gemacht hat, stürmt Cecile in die Umkleidekabine und zerstört die romantische Atmosphäre. Sie beschuldigt Sophia, Giles zu Unrech
Anita Powers
I actually loved this book, I have read many reviews to the contrary but I couldn't disagree more. I loved Marc in all 3 books but have struggled with Sophia in the past 2 but I loved her in this book. I thought her father acted like a selfish child, not wanting to give his blessing, and then putting conditions on this blessing just because of what happened to him. The only reason Sophia even cared about his blessing was because of her mother's belief that a father should give the blessing befor ...more
Maria Leonardis
Aug 06, 2013 Maria Leonardis rated it really liked it
Although I really liked this book I found myself very frustrated with Sofia and her father and his ridiculous demands on the relationship between Sofphia and Mark. I was dissapointed that Sofia needed so much of a blessing from her father that she conceded to his demands. Mark and Sofia spent more time apart than together in this book. With that said I also understood why Sofia and Mark accepted her fathers demands and point of view. She very much loves her father and truly wanted his approval b ...more
Aug 09, 2013 Sweeta rated it liked it
Okay, I'm satisfied with Marc and Sophia's happy ending. However, I didn't like the fact that they were apart for the majority of the book and the reasoning behind their seperation was unjustified. Because of their forced seperation, I found some of the steamy scenes to be kinda corny. They reminded me of this really awful B-movie I watched where the girl had tied herself up and stuck a vibrator between her legs. HILARIOUS (because she fell off the bed)! I couldn't
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