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Bound and Determined

(Sexy Capers #1)

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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  2,959 ratings  ·  165 reviews
WANTED FOR KIDNAPPING: a beautiful blonde with a penchant for trouble. May be armed (with bad intentions) and dangerously seductive…

Kerry Sullivan is running out of time—and patience. With her brother wrongfully accused of embezzling millions, she can’t face one more humiliating hang up from the man she’s begging for help. Rafael Dawson may be one of the top electronic se
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Berkley (first published January 2006)
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Jane Stewart
I wanted more interesting characters. Not enough “showing” of the mystery and suspense part of the plot.

STORY BRIEF:
Someone with deep computer skills stole money from a bank, transferred it to the Cayman Islands, and framed Mark who worked at the bank. He is in jail awaiting trial. His sister Kerry called Rafe to ask for his help to find evidence to free Mark. She was too emotional, babbled, and didn’t make sense, so he hung up on her and wouldn’t take any more of her calls.

Rafe is coming to Mar
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jenjn79
Rating: 3.5 / 5

The first half of this book was a little weak for me, but I thought it picked up in the second half. I enjoyed it overall for the most part, but I wouldn't say it is one of my favorite books or a book that I'd want to read again some day.

Summary: Kerry Sullivan considers herself to be just your average girl. She works in a dinner to make money to go to college. She's curvy instead of being a size 2. She's never been in a relationship. And the only family she has is her older brot
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Nonieღserenity2bliss
Not a big fan of Kerry. I just don't get her. I thought she knew what she got herself in but whenever she get all prickly everytime Rafe told her they just can't be together after their 48 hours is up, I got super pissed off with ber.

I cannot help but think she is semi-delusional.
Unapologetic_Bookaholic
Aug 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of erotic romantic suspense
The saving grace of this erotic novel was the fact that you could see the man change. I will admit the plot fizzled for me but the intrigue of the growing romantic relationship of the H/H was what kept me turning the pages.

Kerry Sullivan is a 20-something, curvy virgin waitress living in FL.She needs to remedy her brother's dire situation, by any means neccesary. Enter: Rafe, e-securties expert. Kerry's brother has been accused of embezzling funds from the bank he works at and while she can't a
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D.G.
**2.5 stars**

I really had a difficult time rating this book. I think the whole idea was for the plot to be funny erotica with sexy love scenes and zany situations. Well, if that was the author's aim, it delivered. The book was sexy and I laughed several times:

"Should have listened to his instinct that a woman in the midst of heartbreak needed comfort, not a turkey on rye with light mayo."

"Yes, that would happen as soon as the Cubs won the World Series." (I laughed hysterically at that. Sorry, Cu
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Lise
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Considering myself lucky to find this title of Shayla Black (writing as Shelley Bradley)as it was one that I hadn't come across in my first obsessive acquisition of all of her titles, I enjoyed a wonderful read on Saturday. It is not a Wicked Lovers title, and in fact it has a lighter tone than those books do, with less of an intensity about the D/s relationships, but with equally as much humanity and heart, and two equally tormented characters. Kerry Sullivan's had a tough life. The only man wh ...more
Tiffany
Nov 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Being tied up never looked so good

Kerry Sullivan is desperate. Her brother Mark has been accused of embezzling millions of dollars from the bank he worked at. She knows he’s innocent and is trying to prove it. The only way she knows how is to get into the bank’s computer. Though she has no idea how to do that. She finds someone who can, Rafael Dawson, one of the top electronic security experts there are. She tries to call him, beg him to help. He refuses time and time again. She becomes even mor
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Kerry
Nov 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, let's start by saying that the premise of this book is ridiculous. Kerry Sullivan is trying to get her brother out of jail and she thinks that she can do this by kidnapping, stripping naked and then tying to a bed computer security expert Rafe Dawson? When he wakes up in this predicament 36 hours after the drugs she gave him have worn off, did she expect him to be happily willing to help her and her brother? Oh, and let's not forget that she is a virgin and that the place she is holding hi ...more
T😁
Easy reading - after YA trilogies like the Hunger Games n Birthmarked, my brain needed a vacation from outraged disbelief posed from the endings of these YA trilogies!!
Cassie    'The Thinker Go Go Go Go' Mis. Roben Goodfellow'\Isabelle Lightwood
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Christine Kirchoff
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this a long time ago but never rated it. Loved it!
Amanda
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Amateur Teen Painful Painal Black Cock

To seem, rather than to see, to appear, rather than to be: this, in a nutshell, has been woman's existential project thus far, according to de Beauvoir. Woman's historic destiny has prohibited her from developing into a self, understood as an autonomous ontic unit and agent. Instead, hers has been a merely instrumental existence defined entirely by her social roles. Never a maker of meaning, her success in life was defined to the extent that she was a suitab
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Kenya Wright
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it


 
3.5 Stars.
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Although over three hundred pages,
this was a quick read.
Lots and lots of sex.

There were times when I wanted
them to take a nap or get something to eat.

I know the poor heroine had to be exhausted
after the author finished the book.

The actual suspense part of the plot kicked in
toward the end of Act Two.
By then I'd been so satiated and dripping with
sperm that I barely followed
the thrill of the small mystery.

By t
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MaggieReadsRom
Trying to prove her brother's innocence when he's charged with embezzlement from the bank he works at, Kerry Sullivan needs the help of big time computer-security expert Rafael "Rafe" Dawson. But every time she tries to enlist his help he blows her of without listening to her story. Kerry decides to take matters into her own hands and abducts him in order to make him listen. When Rafe discovers his kidnapper is the same woman who has been phone-stalking him the past few weeks he comes up with a ...more
Marie
May 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, favorites, erotica, series
Kerry (with a K) is in desperate need to prove her brother isn't guilty for stealing money for the bank that he works for. Which is why she needs Rafe, she's tried to get a hold of him multiple times prior to hear out her situation and hopefully offer some assistance. But Rafe (who has turned his hobby of hacking into a business -- smart man) has already decided that he has no interest to help her. So desperate Kerry comes up with a plan. Kidnap him. She's brilliant, isn't she? So she does exact ...more
Christina
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-2013
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

Bound & Determined is the story of what happens when desperation is all you have left. Kerry is a twenty three year old virgin that has no one left in the world but her brother, Mark. Mark is currently awaiting trial for embezzling millions of dollars from the bank he worked at. The only way Kerry can help Mark is to enlist the help of computer security specialist Rafael Dawson. Unfortunately Rafe, as he prefers to be called, is arrogant and far
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Rosie
Apr 02, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2009
Shayla Black (writing as Shelley Bradley) has a definite talent for bringing her characters to life, making the reader feel as if they are a fly on the wall watching the story unfold. I can't get enough of her! The chemistry between the lead duo Rafe and Kerry was sizzling HOT! Well developed characters, a fast-paced engaging plot with lots of twists and turns and an extremely sexy love story. Can't wait for the re-release of Strip Search in July, this isn't a series but recurring characters!
Texas Reader Stacy
May 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
....sigh......every girl should have a fantasy .....I do like her "Wicked Lover's" series better, but this was a nice story for a Sunday afternoon. I liked the characters, and the plot guided them through the story enough that the sex didn't seem to out of place. I found the book charming in its innocence of Kerry's character and the "little boy lost" of Rafe. Not a best seller or a keepsake book, but a nice read anyway. Looking forward to Mark's story.
Linda
Mar 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kerrys brother is framed for embezzling millions from his employer and noone can help her solve the puzzle of whos framing him except security expert Rafe. A man who wont take her calls after all her crying and begging. So she comes up with a plan, to kidnap him and persuade him to help her. =) Great plan.
Love the book, Kerry is a sweetheart and Rafe has a heart of gold even if he doesnt want to admit that.
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
DNF. :( There was nothing interesting in this story for me and after 50% I couldn't find it in me to have any interest to go back to reading the other half or knowing what happens to the characters. Sad about it because I liked the novella I read in this series. Will probably try for book 2 at some point.
Delly
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
omg this book is awesome, i wanted to know more n more, n it kept me captivating, shayla and shelly good job, i so love rafe
Limecello
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
Huh. It ... felt like reading this book took for-ev-er but ... I'm pretty sure I started it December 6th ... and I finished it ~yesterday so ... [Maybe I started it the night of December 5th/early early morning December 6th?]

I so wanted to love this book, even though I was a smidge iffy on the premise and ... unfortunately this book made me 😒 and kinda think "oh. this is why I haven't read the author in a decade"
Which is really disappointing because OBVIOUSLY I've been on a huge kick and I eve
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Connie
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
I really, really liked this book. The h was trying to help her brother, the only way she knew how. The H was such an island, no friends, removed from family....... yet these two bonded and the HEA was very rewarding.
Lisa Cromwell
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sexy read!
Akouto Von
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
2.8ish. Looved the concept/plot/writing! But this book was way too cheesy even for my taste. the ending was way too unrealistic to believe. Still love Shayla though!
April Reader
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
The heroine was incredibly stupid at times and it got on my nerves but overall, the story was fun and sexy.

Louisa
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sorry I don't write reviews, I just rate the books I read and if a book gets a five star from it was a very good book.
Rdbarrett
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Whom ever gave this book a bad review was out of their mind. It was great I loved it. It had chemistry, love, great sex and easy reading for an enjoyable book to read at the beach. Good job.
Layla Omorose
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
When I saw that this book was on sale at Barns and Noble, I was excited to read it. Thinking that is was just like her previous books that I have read; Decadent and Wicked Ties, I dove right into the book. For the first few chapters I was interested in the characters and story. After getting a few chapters in my enthusiasm for the book died down. It was easy for me to put this book down for days at a time and not think about it. In fact several times I found myself wanting to put the book back i ...more
Sandy S
Oct 11, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars


BOUND AND DETERMINED is the first book in Shayla Black’s Sexy Capers re-released contemporary, romance adult series. This is Kerry Sullivan and Rafe Dawson’s story.

Kerry Sullivan needs to prove her brother’s innocence. Charged with the theft of over three million dollars from the bank in which he works, Mark Dawson awaits trial in prison not knowing who or why he was set up to take the fall. Kerry hopes to get computer expert and one-time hacker Rafe Dawson to find the proof that her br
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Shelley Bradley also writes as Shayla Black.

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Sexy Capers (2 books)
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