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Only Pleasure (Bound Hearts #10)

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Since Chase Falladay came to her rescue two years ago, Kia Stanton has never been able to forget the powerful man or the kind of life he leads. So two years later when she runs into Chase and his friend, Khalid, and leaves with them that night, she knows exactly where it is all heading. However, little prepares her for what it is like to be in Chase’s arms, and in his bed....more
Trade Paperback, 345 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 2009)
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Auntee
Jan 09, 2009 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic romance that includes menage scenes
This was probably one of the better ones in the 'Bound Hearts' series by Lora Leigh. The 'Bound Hearts' series all feature men who belong to a secret, exclusive D.C. area club where all the members are dedicated to pleasuring their women, most often by engaging in menage relationships (m/f/m). There's no question it was a steamy hot, hot read, (sex in a limo, sex on the hood of a car, menage scenes...) and it didn't get TOO bogged down by either the hero or heroine's anguish over the state of th...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
Hmmm, four stars or five? Five for the sex, and four for Chase's inability to 'let go' of his past? "Only Pleasure" is the next book in Lora Leigh's 'Bound' series and is the story of the brother of the hero from her last book "Wicked Pleasure". If you want more of the backstory, check out my review of WP.

Kia has wanted Chase for longer than she wants to acknowledge...even before her messy divorce. But she would never have cheated, it's just not in her nature. So when Chase is the man who asks f...more
Isis FG
I'm going to be one of the few people who didn't absolutely love this book or think it was one of the best of the series. I found it rather average. Most of the things that bugged me, though, were more series-related than specific problems with this book

Only Pleasure is the tenth book in the Bound Hearts series which is about men who take pleasure in sharing their women with a third. You can probably read this one without reading the series backlist, but I would definitely recommend reading the...more
Kris H.
This book was pretty typical of Lora Leigh's other "Bound Hearts" books--smokin' hot sex scenes, lots of MFM, a strong, yet vulnerable damsel in distress, an uber-alpha, emotionally stunted male. I love Lora Leigh, but often have to seriously suspend my disbelief (which as a huge paranormal romance fan, I obviously have no problem doing) when it comes to some of her plot contrivances. This book, however, actually had a fairly believable plot and a villain that didn't come from the Austin Powers/...more
Fiona Goodman
It was fun and sexy and Chase is pretty hot. Just a few questions.

What is a 'support group for men who enjoy a certain lifestyle?' I just keep imagining a group of these men sitting around in a dark room giving out their number just in case one of the thirds starts getting the urge to get a little too close to another man's woman.

Also, all these guys knew each other growing up and were introduced by the "lifestyle" by their fathers. How could the whole town not know?

I would love to be a fly on...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
This is one very generous star.

Kia Rutherford has spent the last two years hiding. She's hiding from her ex-husband Drew Stanton, who tried to force her into a ménage à trois with another man, a "third" from an exclusive club of men who enjoy sharing women. She's hiding from her old friends who spread the story of this secret club, which brought Chase Falladay to her doorstep, making a deal with her to retract the story. And she's hiding from Chase himself, the one man she's always wanted but co...more
Erika  Badass
I generally like Lora Leigh, but I could barely stomach this book. I had to force myself to finish it. I didn't like Chase, I barely liked the chic, (see I can't even remember her name, it was that bad) If I had to read about one more "I can see into her soul, because I'm buttsmexing her..." I mean really? Seriously? While they are having a threesome with Kahlid, (she is taking two at once, um OUCH) Kahlid is whispering to her how Chase must love her b/c he is going sans condom... up the arse. O...more
Evelyn Bryant
Reading this book and am of "several minds" about it. First why would these women want to be part of a threesome, that some bunch of men , immature men, have started? And if taking it up the butt is so great why aren't the men taking it up theirs? Why would a man who actually cared about a woman, much less loved her want another man to be sexually involved with her while he was. Strikes me that these men are sexually, emotionally, physically inadequate because otherwise they would not feel the n...more
Kathy Davie
First read March 3rd, 2010; again on June 25th, 2011.

Tenth in the Bound Hearts erotic romance series based in Alexandria, Virginia. The couple focus is on Kia Rutherford-Stanton and Chase Falladay with Khalid as their third.

My Take
Okay, besides the heavy erotica, it's a great love story, and I just love this declaration Kia makes:

"Isn't that what love truly is? Being free even as you're being held? Knowing you can reach for the stars, and someone's there to share it with you? Or to give you a bo
...more
Travi-gaye
So I finally got around to reading this the 10th installment in the bound hearts series. Let let me just say off the bat that is was the most insipid read I have tried to stomach in a long while. It was repetitive and lackluster and that's putting it mildly. Chase the witless hero and Kia the reformed doormat heroine they trip, stumble and engage in some of the most unkinky sex 3 people can have. Still they manage to fall in-love regardless of the fact that he disregards her and treats her like...more
Martina Nix Govoni
Niente di più e niente di meno di quello che ci si può aspettare dalla Leigh, e per fortuna! Rispetta tutti i suoi cliché, senza particolari velleità, con il valore aggiunto per una volta di un personaggio femminile comprensibile e coerente e anche abbastanza forte caratterialmente. Per il resto il giallo è ampiamente prevedibile e non pretende di essere un mistero, viste le premesse dal libro precedente della serie era difficile non arrivarci. La threesome regge, soprattutto perché quel poco di...more
Cocktails and Books
Only pleasure by Lora Leigh is equal parts hot, steamy sex and romantic suspense. Get a tall, cold glass of water ready and a box of tissues because this romance will have you needing both.

Kia Rutherford-Stanton is a beloved daughter and nearly a rape victim courtesy of her ex-husband and another man he invited into their bedroom. Fortunately, the rape does not happen thanks to the third man that distracts her husband long enough for Kia to run into the bathroom. Her father arrives just in time...more
Kerste
Dec 19, 2010 Kerste rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: m-f-m fans who like a strong male lead
Overall this was not my favorite read, but I didn't expect the emotional ending. I couldn't put it down towards the end. It was tough starting my adventures with this series towards the end of it, so many folks made an appearance, folks who's stories readers would know...but I didn't, so those characters came off as flat, fake and sort of suspicious. Chase was kind of a jerk. Didn't really like him and didn't ever really come to understand his "darkness". And what the heck was that part about wh...more
Johanna Panko
It's quite clear that I adore this author, I have read so many of hers and fail to be disappointed. This story was book ten in the series and she write m/m/f situations like she lives it. Such a fantasy fiction that has me tuning out everything in my life to kick back and enjoy one of her action packed books. She seems to epitomize the ménage a trois situation that it almost makes me laugh when there's only one male and female. It's like they forget how to have sex with two people, that how subm...more
Anna
Ultimamente tutti i libri che leggo di Lora Leight sono tutti uguali e piatti! Per fortuna si è ripreso un pò sul finale sennò era solo sesso spicciolo, volgarotto e senza emozioni, solo "per il piacere", come dicono 174323456786543 volte i protagonisti, senza trama. Erano bei tempi quando la Leight scriveva "Menage Proibito", a mio avviso, il suo miglior libro.
2 stelline sono più che sufficienti. E' ovvio che continuerò a leggere lo stesso questa serie come tante altre, anche in futuro, tanto m...more
Amy
I thought that this book was very well written. I didn't know from one time to the next what was going to happen.
The two main characters are so opposite of each other. One is stronger then she thinks and the man has to learn to accept it,
One wants a long lasting the relationship the other just wants to pleasure that they both get during sex but I think it will work out for the best.
Lora Leigh's books are good. She comes up with great story lines and makes the book interesting to read page...more
Alexis
Faccio una premessa, c'è stato un pezzo del libro dove, seriamente, mi sarei sparata un colpo. Ma andiamo con ordine e analizziamo, questa volta i personaggi (anzichè la trama)

Kia- La protagonista femminile:

È una donna forte, da ammirare secondo me. Nonostante tutto ciò che le è successo per colpa del suo ex marito, Drew, non si abbatte e raccoglie tutto il suo coraggio continuando a vivere a testa alta, questo fa guadagnare al libro una bella stellina piena.

Drew- L'ex marito:

Dopo essersi compor...more
Tiffanie
Kia has been divorced fro her husband drew for 2 years now. Ever since he tried to bring her into his lifestyle without her permission. A lifestyle that he's part of a secretive club that shares their woman with a 3rd of their choosing from this club to enhance the pleasure. Drew tried to rape her that night and the 3rd he had brought in saved her. She never knew who it was but he was kind enough to call her father to come help her. She divorced drew an when she told some girls that she thought...more
Stefanie
bdsm. erotica. menage. men. hot, steamy sex and fun for the main characters chase and Kia. this book keeps you interested in the book from the start to the end. fast read. 1st book I have read of Lora Leigh. May read more from her. would recommend to others to read. yummy hot sex scenes.
Catherine
Well I do love these Pleasure stories. Liked the plot, the characters and the romance was great.
Wish Lora Leigh had a better editor that would catch little mistakes that just stands out and makes you wander, who are her 2nd & 3rd set of eyes. And are the so caught up in the story that they can't tell the difference between night & day, t-shirts with dipped rigged collars from button down shirts & being tied to the bed one moments but then being picked up and whisked away without bein...more
Oleta Blaylock
This is Chase Falladay's book. I think that he is my second favorite alpha male in this series. I mean there are a lot of wonderful number of hot males but several stand out as the absolutely the most wonderful. Chase is also a torture male that I have a weak spot for. I felt so bad that he had to shoot Moriah in Cam's book. That shooting really did effect him more than he let anyone know. Both of these men have had such a very bad life that they deserve a happy ending. I also like that Chase fi...more
Joy
As usual with a Lora Leigh book, one is guaranteed the hottest, steamiest, and amazing sex. She writes with such clarity and puts emotion in the act (including the threesome), that the need to have a third is justified, and it doesn't smack porn.

The story was intense and emotional, I didn't give this a five because I somehow felt heavy while reading it, especially when Kia struggles to hold her head up high even while she's hurting. It's visible how she got over everything, her resilience is re...more
Chills
A sensual and engaging read indeed, not for the faint hearted as
there is quite a bit of menage and eye watering sexual acts which
can be a little shocking if you are not broad minded.
In saying that you get the idea that the characters are intensely
real in their feelings for one another and nothing is done that is
not consenual apart from how this story started but I won't add the
spoiler and indeed the set up for the continuation of how the
characters pasts become entwined with their futures.
I reall...more
Bonnie
Let me start by saying I have nothing at all against porn. It is generally not my cup of tea, but I don't find it offensive and I think its great if others enjoy it. Erotica, unlike porn, needs to have character development and a story that exists to do more than string together sex acts. That story can be frankly sexual, but it needs to be more too. In Only Pleasure there is no story at all. Two pretty vacant people, neither possessing a sense of humor, dress up, go to parties separately. They...more
Shannon
Aug 25, 2013 Shannon rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Erotic Fiction
Shelves: erotica
If I thought I was fanning myself while reading Midnight Sins, it was nothing compared to this. If you are looking for a follow up to Fifty Shades of Grey, this is it. I haven't read any of the other novels in this series, but must say that I can't wait. In the same way that Fifty Shades opened up the world of S&M to the worlds soccer moms, this novel sheds like on the Menage a Trois sub-culture in a similar way. That being said, I do not know if this sub-culture really exists in the real wo...more
Elena
I completely agree with the detailed review by ISIS FG below. This book is very steamy, but all Lora Leigh books are steamy... After reading a few of them, I see that sex is definitely the main thing that is supposed to keep you distracted from all the character flaws and continuity errors in the series. Some KEY details are thrown in there offhandedly, almost as an afterthought, even though without them the story hardly makes sense (like the whole issue with Moriah).
Chase seemed to be the (mor...more
Melissa
I loved this. Another GREAT erotic, love scenes so sizzling that it could burn up the pages, love filled, menage, life on the line, Alpha men who fight love but ultimately have no choice but to love book by Lora Leigh. Like just about all of Mrs. Leigh's book that I have read, I love this one too. And I have read A LOT of her books. To name a few series The Nauti Boys (5 books), The Breeds (Shit I think this series is in the 20+ range), The Callahans (3 books), The Men of August (4 books), Bound...more
Robin
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Read this quite a few years ago & loved it! So, I thought I'd do a quick re-read :) I just love when the woman is more "normal" or "real" seeming? HAHA does that even make sense? LOL..Well, more like someone you wouldn't mind being friends with, unlike the always whining crying poor me's or the "my shi* don't stink" & "I'm so far above you in social stat-ices of the world" my friends will call the white suits & call me crazy for being with you so expect to be flayed my man...more
Laura deLuna
**UPON FINISHING EDIT (11/20/2013)**
So the sexism in this book only gets worse. The attempted rapist is protected by his victim. She refuses to "ruin his life" because it was "really her fault" that he raped her I guess... Seriously people she actually says this shit. This book is so full of victim blaming it makes me sick. Especially when at the end the attempted rapist is REDEEMED for his attempted rape because 1) it wouldn't have been rape because he is her husband and 2) he only wanted her s...more
Baylee
Leggi la recensione su Lovely Dreams!

Lora Leigh è un'autrice che leggo quando i miei neuroni sono in vacanza o bolliti di brutto. Siccome in questi giorni rientravano nella seconda categoria, mi sono dedicata a Un solo piacere.

Che dire? Chase e Kia, i due protagonisti di turno, mi stanno sulle p***e. Tutti e due. Lui è un cinghiale ringhiante, lei un'altruista masochista (e infatti si innamora del cinghiale ringhiante). Abbiamo le solite scopate minuziosamente descritte... che a questo giro sono...more
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