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Forbidden Pleasure (Bound Hearts #8)

4.17  ·  Rating Details  ·  7,283 Ratings  ·  266 Reviews

People have heard fleeting rumors about The Club. But only its members—many of them Washington insiders—know the truth: That it’s a place where men can share their women with a carefully selected male partner. Former FBI John “Mac” McCoy resigned his Club membership when he married Keiley Hardin. Tempting and innocent, sweet and sexy, she would never accept Mac’s desire to

Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published June 12th 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published June 1st 2007)
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Mar 19, 2009 jenjn79 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
I enjoyed this book, just as I have enjoyed all the Lora Leigh books I've read, but I've yet to read one of hers that thoroughly captured me. I guess it's just something about her writing that doesn't completely engage me in the stories.

Though this book is the eighth book in the Bound Hearts series, it can be read as a stand-alone with no problems. The characters are all new (as far as I can remember) and the basic premise of the series is easy to understand reading the beginning of this book. S
Dec 26, 2008 Mahlet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotic-romance, own
This took me awhile to get through for 2 reasons. (1) the character Mac was pissing me off! I felt he was forcing his wife into a ménage relationship without much discussion. So I quit, and re-read another book. (2) unrelated to book, see below.

While the book was definitely hot, and I'll certainly read Lora Leigh again, I had some difficulty especially in the beginning. In addition to Keiley's husband bothering me, I also found Keiley to be a little unbelievable. If Mac would speak to her in a
May 11, 2009 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What I like about Lora Leigh books is they go beyond the hot scenes with kinky fantasy guys - they have plots and characters and visual settings. This one has a well done stalker plot - although I'm not sure the bad guy's hiding place is very feasible.

The romance plot starts 3 years into a marriage where the hero has been treating the heroine like a 19th century maiden - very vanilla even though that is not his usual taste. Now he's bringing along his darker tastes [without discussing any of th
May 28, 2010 Joy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of erotic fiction
This is my favorite book in the Bound Hearts series so far. It's very different from the previous books in the sense of the story. I liked the story, the mystery and suspense. The way the characters were described, delved into, and developed were really convincing. Lora Leigh brought the characters to life, she brought out their innermost desires, they were introduced accordingly and she certainly took time in telling the story - not that the pace was slow, but because the focus here is more of ...more
Kathy Davie
May 04, 2013 Kathy Davie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, erotica
Eighth in the Bound Hearts erotic romance series. The threesome focus is on Keiley, Mac, and Jethro Riggs and, yeah, a bit out of the main stream for this series, as this story takes place on Mac's family farm in North Carolina.

My Take
This is my favorite of the series. I think it's the, seriously, I like this one for the depth to which Leigh takes the characters. It's more of a psychological exploration with the protagonists with the added sensuality of the sex, as well as a peep at
Jun 12, 2010 Ang, rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Laura Wright
Oct 05, 2012 Laura Wright rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know how this woman manages to make me love a threesome, but she does!
Chiara Cilli
Jan 13, 2016 Chiara Cilli rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vendo-scambio
Ho sentito parlare molto di questo romanzo, ho letto che è imperdibile, straordinario, intenso... Ma abbiamo letto lo stesso libro? Perdonatemi, ma quando ci vuole ci vuole! Si parla tanto male di E. L. James perché ha scritto la storia d'amore tra Christian Grey e Anastasia Steele, si lanciano accuse che non stanno né in cielo né in terra, ma perché nessuno si prende la briga di leggere altri romanzi che davvero sono improponibili?
Ménage Proibito è un vero e proprio schiaffo. Non mi soffermo su
Apr 17, 2012 Elena rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was definitely a steamy read so no complaints there. However, the way it was written - Keily just seemed to be "peer pressured" into this weird menage, so it doesn't seem healthy to me :) . First off, Mac starts off extremely annoying - keeping his distance, telling her how to dress (no short shorts) so as to not provoke him > why not?! He is her husband, should they not be indulging in their sexualities instead of restraining them?! So she is making him lunch, and he is outside working on ...more
Mac and Jethro have been partners at the FBI since their first day. But they are mor than just that. They are best friends and they enjoy sharing their girls. Mac is the emotional one who has the charm to lure the girls in. Jethro is dark and adds the thrill. The women of the DC men's club oogle over the pair and their powers in bed. But, when Jethro sets eyes on virgin and sweetness Keiley (not at the club obveously) he wants her and steers Mac towards her expecting a call for a third a few mon ...more
4 stars - Romantic Suspense/Erotica/Menage

I love author Lora Leigh, and I had high expectations for this based on reviews I’ve read. Although I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as her Tempting SEALs and Elite Ops novels, it’s still a blistering hot read with plenty of angst and an uber-alpha male that’s typical of Leigh’s style. My biggest issue with this story is that I didn’t like either of the main characters or find their love/marriage at all believable. The female protagonist Keiley was whiny
May 10, 2012 Crazy4more rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars

Because the author took her time to develop the characters, set the foundation, explored this storyline, this ER was engrossing, exciting and panting for more. To truly understand that Mac & Jethro were parts of a whole, not romantically, you need to see how their pasts riddled with similar pains, how they found each other and pushed each other to their potentials. As Mac helped Jethro to face his demonds, they connected in every facets of life, including loving Keily. Their connectio
Janet Juengling-Snell
I have been slowly making my way through the Bound Heart Series by Lora Leigh. I just finished Book 8, Forbidden Pleasure and I must say I really enjoyed it. It really was more a stand-alone book from the rest of the series. The only connection this book had from the first 7 was the Club. I loved the mystery and suspense that this story held, it keep me guessing till the end. Mac and Jethro were the perfect picture of Alpha Males, they were just yummy. And I loved how Keiley was able to handle t ...more
Brittany B.
I read this a while back. Considering my issues with ménage books, it wasn't awful. But I wasn't dazzled by it.

I don't like the random suspense plot thrown in. It felt forced, when the story of a couple making such a decision was story enough. Could have been better.
Nov 27, 2009 Holly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love Lora Leigh, but this incredibly hot read is one of my favorites, the idea of two men worshiping you like Jethro and Mac do with Keiley is the ultimate in yummy fantasy, IMO anyway!! Loved it, would highly recommend!
Jun 19, 2010 Dee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2010
good read...i just don't get why when switching to mainstream there needed to be an mystery/suspense element to the books...while it was well-written, it didn't add or distract from my enjoyment of the story...
This is the kind of menage I like. I want all three parties to be in it for the long haul!! Super hot and steamy!!
E. Jamie
I enjoyed this book very much. I will say I enjoyed the first half more than the last half because of the male characters annoying obsession with how the female should have her body hair. Can we stop this please? The only one who should have any say on how a woman's private parts are is the woman. Period. Full stop. End of sentence. Also didn't like Jethro's last minute moment of cowardice, his wanting to pull out the menage. It felt like a last effort to insert conflict and expand the story. I ...more
Amarilli Settantatre
Ammetto che sono partita prevenuta, ma invece è un romanzetto che si lascia leggere. Forse le scene a tre sono inizialmente un po’ insolite e crudotte, ma il tutto viene attenuato (come al solito, mi verrebbe da dire) dal miele miracoloso dell’Amore.
Mi è piaciuta anche l’idea che, sostanzialment ... (continua)

Ammetto che sono partita prevenuta, ma invece è un romanzetto che si lascia leggere. Forse le scene a tre sono inizialmente un po’ insolite e crudotte,
Mar 15, 2015 Baylee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, menage
Ho iniziato a leggere questo libro pensando che sarebbe riuscito a farmi arrossire come nessun altro prima. Missione fallita. Credo che il mio livello di tolleranza alle sconcezze sia molto alto. In compenso, però, mi è piaciuto più di quanto mi aspettassi.

Complice il caldo asfissiante che mi ha bollito i neuroni, ho trovato tutto sommato intrigante questa storia. Se riuscite a sopravvivere all'inizio (che è piuttosto noioso), vi troverete a che fare con dei personaggi molto interessanti.

Apr 17, 2012 Rachel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooked
I'm sure that part of my objections might have been listening to this on audio; I knew I was taking a chance, but figured I'd never know unless I tried.

I realize that in this genre, authors are a bit limited for vocabulary. But I got tired of certain phrases or concepts getting repeated ("pleasure" appears 38 times, which works out to once every 8 pages.) especially the use of "erotically" or "sensually" with some unusually paired modifiers. There were also dominance/submission issues that were
Jan 22, 2013 Jessi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't even finish this one. This series hasn't really played out well for me. I don't really care for the whole forced seduction angle and that's exactly what it was. This one was far worse for me in my opinion. It seemed like Keiley only wanted to be a good wife and to please her husband. When it becomes obvious (to her) that he can't be happy with her unless he's sharing her with another man (wtf, right?) she does it out of love.

This was the first book in the series to feature characters who
Sep 30, 2009 Sara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't get enough of Lora. Each of her book takes you on a ride worth being on. Five stars is not enough for me to give this book or any others of her's I have read, which have been a lot. Hot, Steamy, Yummy. Stimulating is not enough to describe. These books are not for children but people with open minds. The best, she gives the best!
I have read many of the reviews of other readers of Lora's Books and hope this will help at least a little for those who are a bit taken back by what happens in
Carolyn F.
This was my favorite of the Bound Hearts series. I think I've read 4 so far and this was the best story. Newly married Keiley and Mac. He used to be a member of this 3-some club and he's given it up for the last 3 years to be exclusively with his wife. By the way, the 3-some are 2 guys and a girl. Jethro used to be his 3rd and when she starts wanting to bring a spark back to their relations and asks about his past, he says she's opened up a pandora's box and now Jethro's coming to visit after st ...more
Angela Verdenius
Apr 20, 2014 Angela Verdenius rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A real Lora Leigh romance - suspense, hard sex, hot blokes...still fanning myself!
Michelle Phillips
While I enjoyed this book with the dramas surrounding the main characters I felt like this was the emotional dynamic between the three was unrealistic. Mac and Keiley have been married for three years and this side of Mac is only now showing up? It's just unheard of in the lifestyle, it's so much a part of who you are that it can't be hidden or denied. Now Jethro is introduced as an equal part of the relationship and not as a third which in itself can be complicated. They both love her and want ...more
Apr 15, 2016 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Lora Leigh, and have read a few other Bound Hearts books. This one had a different twist, from the others. One that made this book a real puzzler. And I love a book that takes a concept that I didn't understand and makes me view it slightly differently.

Obviously the books are erotica, and the Bound Hearts series focus on a gentlemans club that specialises in Menage. Previous books have generally been a tale of a man who likes to share his women, finding one that he wants to keep to himsel
Nov 24, 2015 MissTbooks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Ho acquistato questo romanzo perché incuriosita dalla trama.
Francamente non è la prima volta che in un romanzo salta fuori il tema del menage à trois, ma è la prima volta che non mi è apparso sbagliato e fastidioso. Normalmente mi affeziono a un personaggio maschile e vivo l'altro come un tradimento. Qui, grazie all'autrice, questo non è avvenuto. Mi sono perfettamente identificata nella protagonista, nel suo rifiuto di accettare un altro nel suo letto, nel suo essere combattuta tra un desiderio
Aug 25, 2015 tsukino rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rosso
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Kaelee Newton
I had high hopes for this book. It was recommended to me by a friend whose reading judgement is generally sound. I had so many problems with this book, mostly because I don't find three way relationships all that shocking. And I certainly don't attribute the desire for one to abuse and neglect in the past (though the psychologist in me finds that a fascinating area of exploration on some level.) The sex, which I'm sure some people find very hot, I found to be a bit mundane and repetitive. It see ...more
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Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, often found absorbing the ambience of this peaceful setting. She dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared. Lora’s family, and her writing life co-exist, if not in harmony, in ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Bound Hearts (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Surrender (Bound Hearts, #1)
  • Submission (Bound Hearts, #2)
  • Seduction (Bound Hearts, #3)
  • Wicked Intent (Bound Hearts, #4)
  • Sacrifice (Bound Hearts, #5)
  • Embraced (Bound Hearts, #6)
  • Shameless (Bound Hearts, #7)
  • Wicked Pleasure (Bound Hearts, #9)
  • Only Pleasure (Bound Hearts, #10)
  • Guilty Pleasure (Bound Hearts, #11)

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