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Forbidden Desires (Bondage & Breakfast #2)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  84 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
When it comes to sex, Bella Massey wants a man who'll get down on his knees and beg. And although she's got the hots for firefighter Marcus Aiello, she can't believe an alpha male like him could have a submissive bone in his body.

Marcus isn't looking for a relationship, but Bella is not like any woman he's ever met. When he discovers what the sexy librarian is really looki
Published November 19th 2012 by Carina Press
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Cover & Title - I like the cover but i hate that so many other books use the same image. 3 out of 5.
Favorite Line - "She wanted to say no. Forget the movie, Marcus. What I really want to do is drag you to my bedroom, strip you down, tie you up & have hot, sweaty sex with you all night long. But she behaved"
Favorite character - Marcus

This is the second book i have read by this author, the books are part of a series (well at least they are kinda linked). The first book was awesome so be
Himanish Prabhakar
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
My review is 4.05 stars.

I liked the book but to be honest, for me, the first book of the series was more awesome than this one. If I have to name a reason I would name Bella the culprit.
But it doesn't mean the book is bad. I enjoyed it but the fact is I enjoyed it little less than first one.
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, ebook-2017
Two switches!
Insightful exploration of a male submissive!
Strong heroine!
Sex positive!
Age positive!

Only drawback: too short [insert pun here].

Highly recommended.
Dec 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm, switch, smexy, dreamy-men
Really 3.75 Stars

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Marcus is an occasional sub inside of the bedroom and an Alpha outside. Never being able to fully reconcile with his desires, he has had a series of unsuccessful relationships. When he first meets Bella, every bone in him acknowledges what a sexy woman she is but it is only after he discovers what that sexy librarian wants in the bedroom that he truly starts to gravitate towards her.

After a series of drastically bad experiences i
I really liked the first book in this series and was excited to read book 2, Forbidden Desires. Unfortunately, Forbidden Desires didn't work for me and I put the blame on Marcus and Bella.

Bella is a librarian who volunteers(?) at a retirement facility. She plays poker with three raunchy older women. It was never clear if Bella volunteered at this place or if it was just a place where she happened to hang out. Anyway, during a safety drill, Bella meets Marcus, a hot firefighter. There's nothing s
Nov 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica
I received my copy from Carina Press through NetGalley.

After a less than great relationship with worse than horrible man Bella Massey knows what she wants. She wants to be in charge. She wants a man who will kneel in front of her; a man she can tie up; a man who will do exactly what she wants him to do. One look at Markus Aiello convinces her that, attractive as he is, this fire-fighter won’t be the man to fulfil her fantasies.
Markus may look like a tough man, fully in charge of his life but he
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4.5 Stars

You just never know what you’ll get when you crack open a book by a new to you author but in Jodie Griffin’s Forbidden Desires; you get a hot, Italian firefighter, a sexy, plus sized librarian both of whom are not afraid to take and give up control when it comes to their sex lives. You get one steamy, erotic, and very enjoyable story that you won’t be able to put down and will make you wish for an immediate sequel!

When Bella Massey and Marcus Aie
Shirley Frances
Bella wants a man to submit to her. She meets Marcus when he responds to an emergency call at the senior center she was visiting friends at. She's instantly attracted to him, but she doesn't think that he can be what she wants in a partner.

Marcus has just come off a relationship and is weary of starting a new one, but Bella caught his eye and their attraction is undeniable. He wants to be with her, but doesn't know if he can be what she needs him to be.

I loved the concept behind the story. C'mon
Passion For Pages
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I think I found a new favourite series in Bondage and Breakfast. This is the kind of BDSM I like. Hey, if you’re a true D/s and that gets you off all the more power to you! But for me, characters like Bella and Marcus, who know they like a little kink but aren’t professional by any means and just like to experiment and have a good time, I can definitely relate to.

Both out of recent relationships, Bella and Marcus are cautious about their feelings towards one anoth
Stephanie Collins
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I am definitely going to have to pick up the first in this series. It was a nice hot read with a bit of angst built in.

Bella is coming to terms with what she wants and needs in a relationship. When she has brought her needs up to other men it has been met with disdain and scorn so she isn't 100% comfortable with those needs. You see as much as she doesn't mind to be dominated by her partner she also needs to dominate. Most men she knows just want to dominate her but can't submit to her
Christi Snow
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
My Review:
It was no secret that I loved book #1 in this series, Forbidden Fantasies. One of the reasons that I loved it so much was because the hero and heroine weren't your typical erotica characters, they'd been married for fifteen years. While no where close to the same story line set-up, this book IS similar in the fact that the hero and heroine aren't typical.

Marcus is a big alpha paramedic/firefighter. He's your typical alpha male...big, brawny, Italian, and gorgeous. BUT he has a secret s
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: earc, kindle
This ebook is 41,000 words. I don't know how much that translates into number of pages but i can tell you that you can read this in one evening. Sometimes that's just what you need. I did in fact read it in one evening. The first book in this series is Forbidden Fantasies and it's similar in size and some of the characters are in both. Nothing that means you have to read the first one to be able to read the second one. Both totally stand alones. I find it fun to see the characters from previous ...more
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Bondage and Breakfast series and after reading this one, I’m definitely gonna have to find the first one, read it and then continue on with the series. I absolutely adored Bella and Marcus, both together and apart. When we first meet Bella, she’s playing poker with three older ladies at a retirement home. Those three ladies are a ton of fun and absolutely remind me of myself and a couple of my friends and what we’ll likely be like when we get into our 90s.

The deve
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
Oct 22, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley-books
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Michela Walters
Nov 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Forbidden Desires had a lot of potential to be a great book, but the story fell a little flat for me.

Bella is a librarian who likes to hang out at the local retirement facility to play poker with a few sharp-tonged blue-haired bitties. During one of her poker sessions the facility has a safety drill, and in walks tall, dark, handsome and Italian fireman, Marcus.

The pair each have their own issues to deal with. Bella is a larger woman who isn’t comfortable in her own skin, while Marcus just got
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
Two stars usually means that this book was ok, but I should give to it one and half because the characters and me didn't go on very well. First: he is an alfa male with submission problems, to be precise i wants to be dominated but he thins he's not male enough. Second she wants to dominate but she second guesses everything she thinks and does, so Houston we have a problem here. In the end the BDSM Bed&Breakfast resolves more or less everything, but it was not my type of book.

Due stelle di s
Apr 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
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So much could have happened with this story that I was disappointed it didn’t and parts of it just didn’t work for me. I believe the author was trying to buck the stereotype of what we are used to. By writing Bella as a slightly bigger woman we expect her to be an introvert and the Italian fireman Marcus should be a born Dom and while the story had potential it just didn’t work as well as the I hoped.

The characters just didn’t connect which was a shame. I
I bought this one from Books On Board. It was a recomendation from Jennifer at Romance Novel News.

Really good. A totally real take on a BDSM relationship w two switches, if formal terms are needed. Both have heavy baggage from previous relationships, both are mature 30-somethings, and when they have a problem they - gasp - talk about it! It ends w a HFN which promises a HEA. Perfect. Must go read the rest in this series.
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Bella and Marcus are very attracted to each other but get off to a rocky start. Seems like every time Marcus tries to get things back on track it just falls apart. I love that Bella isn't your runway model girl but rather a thicker curvy gal! Marcus is Hot of course!
They both have issues with past lovers that they need to over come before things will go smoothly for their blossoming romance.
Lot of hot steaminess!

Read more of my reviews on my blog
Jun 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Yummmmm! First time reading Jodie Griffin and won't be the last!! What a hot sexy story. Love the writing style, loved the smuttt, loved the submissive fireman. Looking forward to reading more about this sexy Bondage and Breakfast series.
Nov 02, 2012 rated it liked it
If you are a fan of romances with a little extra kink and a whole lot of heat, then you should pick up a copy of Forbidden Desires. To read my review in its entirety, please click HERE.
Gina Dee
Feb 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Bella and Markus are fun characters and the author does a terrific job exposing their vulnerabilities. The story was a bit light, as expected, but it was a fun and fast read.
Donna Crawbuck
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this novella. A very quick read. Interested in reading the next story in "Bondage & Breakfast", Forbidden Fantasies.
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I listened to the audio book. The narrator was horrible. The story was ok.
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