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Bound to be a Groom

(Regency Reimagined #1)

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  258 ratings  ·  82 reviews
Sometimes our wildest dreams come true.

In the tumultuous summer of 1808, Spain and England are close to war and four young lovers are close to ecstasy.

To carve out an independent life with the woman she loves, Anna knows she must leave her quiet Spanish convent to become a courtesan. To gain experience, she sets her sights on . . .

Sebastian, whose powerful, aristocratic co
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Published April 14th 2014 by Riptide Publishing (first published April 13th 2014)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**3.5 stars**

Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

Do you like M/F, M/M, M/F/F, and M/M/F/F erotica?
Do you like Dommes? Doms? Male and female subs?
Do you like bisexuals? Pansexuals? Who-the-hell-cares-sexuals?
Do you care that the plot is not really feasible... oh who are we kidding, completely ridiculous and just a forum to show pages and pages of hot sex?,
Do you like virgins who are experts at oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and BDSM?
Do you like vaguely historical settings that seem to exi

Well, hello. What a hot little twisty historical romp.

What happens when you bring four horny people (two women, two men) together in a mishmash of creative coupling?

Lots of naughtiness, that’s what.

These beautiful, open-minded kinksters have the money and connections to protect them from society’s censure. The author attempts some other plot building with a hint of political maneuverings (it’s set in Europe during the Napoleon era), but this is essentially all about erotic frolicking. The twis
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance
3.5-3.75 Stars-rounded up to 4 for GR purposes

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is what's known as a bodice ripper.

Correction: a kinky, polyamorous bodice ripper. Scorching hot at that. The way in which Ms. Mulry weaves these four characters together seemed a natural progression. There is instalove between Sebastian and Anna, but I'm giving it latitude due to the historical setting. I know. It's a bogus rationalization. Let's just say I was persuaded to overlook it by
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hawt-sex
Want riveting plotting, detailed character development and mastery of language and metaphor? Do not read this book.

Want a book which is somewhat PWP, with smoking hawt sex, mild BDSM overtones and a surprising mix of m/f, f/f, m/f/f, m/m/f/f? Read this book.

I cannot say much more than that. This appears to be an historical only because it allows people to be dressed in clothing that has to be managed or, in the case of the women, cast up above their heads in order to have sex. That said, it didn
Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Adults, over 18
The first thing that struck me as I began to read Bound to Be a Groom was what a beautifully formatted book it is. I have hundreds of books on my e-reader, and most of them have some sort of formatting error. I've grown accustomed to overlooking them, putting them out of my mind. From cover to author bio, this is easily the most beautiful book I've downloaded.

The story is set in Spain and England in the early years of the Napoleonic Wars - just before Wellington joins up with Spanish partisans t
If you want porn, porn is what you get.
In every possible constellation two men and two women can manage.
Consent is a big thing and the women have orgasms, both great things that are so, so rare in erotica, especially BDSM erotica.
It's a stupid book without a plot so I really can't give more stars.
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this novel. I wanted to be able to hold this novel up to people looking for female dominant romances and be like THIS, THIS IS THE ONE. There was aslo bisexual male submissive, which is GREAT. I wanted this novel to be so much, and it wasn't. ow. It wasn't a bad novel, and I think a lot of people are going to love it just as it is, I will suggest it to readers. It was very queer, it was poly, and it was kinky. It was a completely different entry into the historical romance genre ...more
Jennifer Leighton
***3 1/2 stars*** My rating would have been higher if more of the book had included Farleigh. Before his arrival on the page I confess I did a lot of skimming. The last 30% was perfect...the anticipation of and finally the culmination of all 4 of them together in one fantastic MMFF scene.
Paige (TheBookVulture)
Scorching hot sex scenes, but very little in the way of plot and character development.
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received Bound to be a Groom in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I passed this book by a couple of times when I was scrolling for my next review book. Historical isn’t a genre that I normally lean toward, but for some reason, this one just made me want to take a chance on it. The description is intriguing, but it didn’t come close to how much fun this book turned out to be.

I loved Anna and Pia from the beginning. I have to admit that part of the reason why I don’t normally pick up Histo
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Well spank me silly, this is why I do favor erotic reads, Bound To Be A Groom gave me a romping old world fantasy through the pages. I requested this on Net Galley, as it was utterly impossible to pass this titillating read up. Forewarning this book will BURN oh so good it will leave you swooning. Hot damn what a sizzling storyline, epitome of a D-E-V-O-U-R feast!!! Highly recommended for those who love their books raw and naughty...blushers beware! Adult content! Heart quivering drool worthy mu ...more
Ivy Deluca
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Got it as a great deal on ARe, and decided to try it out, had no idea what to expect.

Historical romance (light on the historical) with quad-sex (FMMF and every combination in between), some BDSM, dominant heroine and submissive hero w/ FF and MM scenes.


The Bottom Line
If you’re into erotic triad/quad romances…get it. Lordy.
Jeffe Kennedy
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Exotic, Elegant, Erotic - loved this historical romance with all the dirty sex!
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
I'm skeptical that a situation like this could come together so easily in real life. But as fantasy it was blisteringly hot!
As I said yesterday, "almost fanfic quality porn" is basically the best compliment you can give published erotica. The porn is good, there is consent (except once where it's questionable because nobody will tell a third character what is going on), women having orgasms and everyone having fun with each other in basically every constellation.
That said, this is nothing but porn (if enjoyable), the excuse plot took over for about 15% at a very odd point, which frustrated me, so the balance was odd.
This is a pretty ok book, though I found the story a bit too thin in places for my taste and the characters flat outside of their bedroom activities. I think ménage romances/erotica are not for me? There are too many moving parts (haha) to keep track of, especially once three expanded to four. Not ruling the whole sub genre out completely, but probably not moving up the preference ladder.
* Booksessed * Bec
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1-net-galley
Book provided by the publisher.

4.5 stars

This was a brilliantly written story, with a hot enjoyable plot. The characters were interesting and well developed. I connected with all of the characters and found myself hoping they got their happy endings.
There was only one part I felt was missing and I can't say a lot without giving too much away but (view spoiler)
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wow! I have read many 4 some stories in the past but none of them have been like this one. I loved how everyone is bisexual and honest about what they wanted from each other and in life. Megan did an amazing job of making everyone feel like a major part of the story, which many times author's are not able to do.

This book gets a 4.5 stars from me!
Cara Davis
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First and foremost, I should note that I have never read a historical erotica before this one. Therefore, I have nothing else in it's genre to compare it to.

However, I can say with full confidence that Murly did a tremendous job with this story. The story, in one sentence, is a sexual tale of four lovers, all of which take pleasure in stepping outside of the "normal" sexual acts in society. This alone was enough to hook me. So, as for the things I loved...and hated...


• I personally loved
Cat M
Sep 21, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish

It's queer, kinky, poly, historical erotica. I'm pretty much THE target audience for this book. And I gave up at 13% read.

I am very pro-porn, but I kind of need some decent characterization to hang the porn on which this book did not have. Also, my porn standards are perhaps too refined, I found this rather purple prose-wise and actually gave up halfway through the first sex scene.
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not very...

Believable as a historical fiction but good non the less. The characters were refreshing and open sexually that made my heart glad. I'm also not sure that the four wouldn't have encountered more conflict as they came together but it is a romance novel so that involves some unrealistic elements.
Anne Glover
However, if you are looking for a cheap thrill (I think it was a $3 ebook) with lots of diversity in partners and some kink, you might enjoy this.

Read my full review here:
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well that was smutty. But delightful!

Note to self: read titles more carefully when randomly opening a Kindle book in bed. I should have been more clued in by the title as to what I was getting into, but instead it was a complete (shocking!) surprise. A pleasantly shocking surprise, perhaps?
Sidsel Pedersen

A delightful reimagining of the regency era with poly relationships at is core. Streaming hot bdsm sex and tender love without competition between the lovers.
May 12, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
2.5 stars
May 01, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
2.5 stars
Katrin Davidson
This was really good. Exactly what it says on the time. M/f- F/F/M with M/M and one big last scene of M/F/F\M.

Very fruity and some great sex scenes.

Really enjoyed 4 stars
Mar 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Dirty. 'Nuff said.
Carmen Marin
I came across this book as a recommendation on tumblr, about it being a historical romance that plays with not only different sexualities and bdsm, but also polyamory, and well, that certainly was up my alley so I had to get it and check it out.

The summary's pretty straightforward, Anna hoping to learn to become a courtesan so she can earn enough money to eventually live the good life with her childhood friend and lover, Pia. She sets her eye on Sebastian to teach her the ways of sex. Of course,
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Megan Mulry writes sexy, stylish, romantic fiction. Her first book, A Royal Pain, was an NPR Best Book of 2012 and USA Today bestseller. Before discovering her passion for romance novels, she worked in magazine publishing and finance. After many years in New York, Boston, London, and Chicago, she now lives with her family in Florida.

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