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Bondage (Deviations #4)

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Noah and Tobias come back from Paris with a renewed contract and a deeper personal bond. Too bad things don't go as smoothly at home. When they get back, they face a crisis that might just threaten their contract, and their personal intimacy. The crisis has a ripple effect, but Tobias and Noah finally learn that they can evolve with it, instead of collapsing. They experime ...more
Paperback, 468 pages
Published November 26th 2007 by Torquere Press (first published November 2007)
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Corazon
Mar 21, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: gay
Authors.... WTF have you done?
Are you crazy? Sorry, but you really FUBAR with this series.

The first 3 books were amazing. But then?

Two weeks after the vacation in Paris, Phan moved in with Noah and Tobias.
I couldn’t believe what I read. It is all against what we’ve read in the first 3 books.
Noah loved his work, his other doings beside his being as sub. And in one second all changed.
Noah’s fears are the whole time true. Tobias loves and is still in love with Phan.
With every word I’ve read I
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A Girl Has No Name
4 stars!

Bondage was with 468 pages are rather long story in the m/m genre. I have to say that I was a little afraid that this book might get me bored. I wasn't very sure about this series at the beginning, but the last two installments were very entertaining and I hoped that this forth book in the series would be able to keep up with its forerunners.

And it was - it even came as a very nice surprise as the plot finally started moving at a faster pace. While Noah and Tobias come back from Paris w
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Lisa
May 06, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: serials, m-m, 05-mm-read
Ok. I have read the first 3 books in the series and I absolutely loved them. The story of the main characters evolved nicely and I had really bought into them.
Ok, so then I start on book 4. I have only gotten 10% through this book and I am so angry I have had to stop reading. In all the years I have been reading I have only ever given up on 3 books and this is one of them.
I am not sure what the authors were thinking but the beginning few pages are so out of character for Noah and Tobias that it
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Gina
Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Gina by: Tina
I am really enjoying this series, and i am 100% emotionally invested in Tobias, Noah and even Phantom. I am really enjoying Bradford as well, a very good friend to Tobias and a man who loves gossip. *smile*

There are a few things that bother me in this series as it progresses. First of all the lack of issues or struggles between Tobias and Noah. While their relationship is definitely on solid footing which i really love, the lack of any real angst at all kinda lessens my interest. Maybe it was in
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Mikhail
Nov 21, 2011 rated it it was ok
First book was great, a bit naïve since it was written in sense of “how these things should work” and not really how they actually works (or not), but the story was great, whole process of getting to know each other and so on. Second & third book were more sentimental but that was OK, since the whole thing was about Tobias and Noah, realizing that they’re in love with each other. So, OK. But this? Were the authors serious? (view spoiler) ...more
Gabriel
Chris Owen's Deviations Series was my introduction to the world of M/M BDSM. Truthfully, I wouldn't have had it any other way. Because I absolutely adored the first three books. I loved the emotional ride and I loved getting to know Noah and Tobias.

But this book?

This book was one big disappointment for me, I can honestly say as much.
I wanted to give it two stars, because Chris Owen and Jodi Payne have such an amazing writing style and bring life to their characters through their words - and be
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Rebecca ♥ Ash, Kishan, Warner ♥
I am so happy! It finally happened! I actually didnt think it would. I thought it was just wishful thinking on my part. Tobias kept insisting that he didnt want two subs, and he was so devoted to Noah. But once Noah accepted Phan and fell in love with him, Tobias couldnt help but follow. And when Tobias finally admit that he was in love with Phan too, Noah told him he was probably in love with him all along. Although Tobias denied it, I think Noah was probably right. I love the three of them tog ...more
Mtak91
May 31, 2013 rated it did not like it
Writing this review is making me really sad, to be honest. Never, in a million years, would I have expected to write a review like this for a book in the Deviation series. Unfortunately, I have to say this I can’t help it. To say that I was disappointed in this book is a gross understatement. I’ll try my best to eloquently express my opinion, though I may babble a bit, so bear with me here:
1-For me, it seemed like that authors lost track of their characters, maybe left the series for long enough
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Tara
Jul 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: bdsm, read-in-2010, m-m, menage
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Macky
I've really enjoyed this series and having read books 1to 4 back to back I've had time to really get to know all the characters and have grown to love them all including Bradford, Nikki and all the longstanding supporting characters who have helped to flesh out the books. Its been an eye opener into the world of BDSM and D/s and I've learned a lot about how the lifestyle works. All throughout the series there have been subtle hints as to where Tobias, Noah and Phan's relationship would end up ...more
Debra
3.5 stars

I was waffling on a 3 or 4 star rating. We finally got where I was expecting this series to go all along, but I was a bit disappointed in the way it was so easy. Noah's biggest fear was basically coming to pass and there was never any tension or angst. I understand his feelings regarding Phan have somewhat changed, but I needed some difficulty in the adjustment. Things were just a little too easy for the three.
Awilk -never sleeps-
I could kind of see what happened in this book coming, but it was still a bit of a shock to me how it came about. I'm still reading these books in one sitting, and still wishing to see more of Tobias' domination of Noah, which I have decided isn't going to happen, but finishing these books a happy little smut reader. One more to go, and then no doubt I will go through slow painful withdrawals.
LauraZu
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 TALK-ABOUT-COMPLETE-360 STARS

So at first i was like...


I kinda got the feeling this was gonna end up happening but... I just never thought Noah would allow it. Tobias was just happy as fuck he got two subs to cater to his every whim.



So, Noah and Tobias get back from Paris with a brand new contract, more in love than ever and ready to move together. Sadly, the high from the trip doesnt last too lond and shit hits the fan.

In my opinion, the events that happen had too much of a HEA tone for me
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Shell
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
*sigh* i'm marking this read even tho I still have a couple of chapters left. I'm not sure if I'll get back to it. I'm going to be completely honest and there will be spoilers. I love threesomes. For serious. But I hated this one. The involvement of Phan seemed overdone, too late, and fake. I felt like the authors had one story arc in mind for the first three books and then changed their minds and decided to make it a threesome. I wanted to like Phan. I wanted to feel bad for him and welcome him ...more
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
I'm not sure what happened here but Tobias suddenly became whiny & insecure & Noah became the star of the dope show. I can't say that I was surprised by the addition of Phan or even disappointed-he certainly amped up the sex-but I can say that I was not as enthusiastic about this one as the previous ones. Granted there's many, many changes & the three have to adjust & settle into a triad relationship & as much as I get all that, I think it was executed poorly. It could've don ...more
Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~
I waited too long to do the review. Will maybe have to re-read then try again.

2/22/14 - ETA:

Book 4 of the Deviations Series - This installment really should have been called the "Book of Phan"
Although I enjoyed it the first time & still enjoyed the re-read there were and are some things that bothered me.

I feel like the triad was greatly manipulated into being by Phantom. His neediness & inability to let Tobias go created a situation where it would be impossible for him to be whole &
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Valentina Heart
May 03, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: glbt, glbt-bdsm
This series is still one of the best I've read, but the last book just wasn't at the same level as the previous ones. I actually like Phan a lot so I was disappointed that it all came down to skimming through the plot and lots of playful sex. What bothered me the most was the skipping. There wasn't any tension between them or that sweet anticipation, but rather jumping from one week to the other, from one blow job to the other.
Even the scenes were much weaker than before and I had the feeling t
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Em
Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: seriel, bdsm-kink, m-m, dtr
Bondage is book 4 of Deviations series. I stopped reading at 52% about 10 months ago as I didn't like the direction it was heading. I always loved Tobias and Noah's relationship, the trust and love they had for each other. Phan was always there in background and I was ok with that. However, I just couldn't get on with (view spoiler). So I decided I would have a break, which actually did me good. I ...more
Lakeisha
ahhhhhhhhhhhh i hated the conclusion of this series...sigh...Phan was annoying the whole time. I just wanted him to find his own Dom and leave Noah and Tobias ALONE!!!!...therefore the author's inclusion of him into their lifestyle and love just drove me nuts...when his character moved in and eventually had equal status i closed the book...so i think 2 stars was generous...i love Chris Owens' previous booksin this series but Phantom just Killed all the magic. All around disappointing.
Trio
Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
It ended up being very good - I loved the growth in Tobas' and Noah's characters and my faith in Phan grew toward the end.
Julesmarie
It's not very often I find a book that even the first time through I want to read it as slowly as possible and just savor every moment. This was one of those books.

This was a beautifully perfect culmination of everything that had been introduced in the first three books. The characters were real and believable and fantastically well written. Each of the relationships was given the needed attention, and watching the different relationships develop was delightful and fun and interesting and exciti
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Leontine
Mar 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, crack
I cannot write this review without giving away – what I believe to be – a major spoiler. In BONDAGE everything comes together regarding Tobias, Noah and Phantom. I’ve grown with these men from a budding gay D/s relationship & friendship, getting to know each other, going through the motion in the individual ups and downs, and gradually something more blooms between the three of them. The previous three novels somehow prepared me for what was about to happen in BONDAGE and while I was not sur ...more
Charly
Oct 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A perfect conclusion to a beautiful series

Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.

Rating: 10/10

PROS:
- Wonderful, sexy main characters who are as loving toward one another emotionally as they are physically.
- The sex. Wow. Hot, passionate, emotional, cathartic. Loving.
- The relationship. (SPOILER here--although it’s revealed in a couple of the other reviews) Threesome! Yay, yay, yay! I’m not typically a fan of threesome relationships over couples, but I’d been want
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Melissa
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Melissa by: Jason Rutledge
If I could give this book 10 stars I would. There isn't any part of this book I wish had changed.

The beginning of the book had me in serious tears as Phan was threatening to leave the scene and go to the clinic his 'parents' and I use that term loosely wanted him to go to because he felt like he was drowning despite being under Bradford's control. It just wasn't working for him, he wasn't being challenged and he felt like he was ruining everyone's life by dragging them into his problems.

No one k
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Drea
Apr 12, 2011 rated it liked it
I just found this series and fell in love with Noah & Tobias in the first three books....I think my favorite parts are when they are real partners (like Noah wanting to take him to work functions) not just sub/Dom and then this book...........I really want to like Phan but NOT with Noah & Tobias. I was so hoping he was going to find someone new to love and move on.

It was all of Noah's fears come true and I don't see how he just got over it....makes me feel like Phan was manipulating it
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Mtsnow13
This series had a fairly lukewarm start for me, but finished strong!

I didn't really feel too connected to Tobias, even though most of the series seemed to be from his point of view. I did like seeing how a tough Dom might react to the tender side of falling in love, and seeing Bradford and Nikki at the end felt like just desserts for good Doms and Subs, as well.

Honestly, though, I think I was 'team Noah' the whole way. I really enjoyed his honesty with his feelings and his depth of character as
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Jay Northcote
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another 5 star rating from me. Goodreads isn't letting me add the stars - but I should be able to fix it later.
This series is just so consistently great and the development of the characters and their relationships feels so natural. There are loads of sex scenes but I never find them boring or repetitive, and they always add something to the story or to the relationships.

I love how intelligent and 'adult' all the characters are, they way the communicate is just great. I get so frustrated in boo
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Becky Condit
Jul 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This series is my favorite BDSM series of any that I have ever read. By the fourth book the characters are so thoroughly drawn that I felt like I know them personally. My favorite character is poor troubled Phantom and I was glad to see more of him in this book than the previous ones. Things are beginning to work out for Phantom thanks to the love Tobias has always had for Phan as well as the generous heart of Noah.
The plot is complicated and the book is long enough to weave through the subtle
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Magnolia
Jan 05, 2010 rated it it was ok
I had loved this series. Actually adored it, was one of my favorite bdsm series ever. But, when they decided to bring Phan into their relationship, I was heartbroken. I really wanted to cry. Never have a felt so disappointed in a book. And I have always been a fan of Chris and Jodi. They were auto buy for me forever. Not any more. I still think they are both great writers, very talented. And I do love the characters they create. But, after reading about how close Tobias and Noah had gotten, thei ...more
Erin
Sep 13, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, m-m-m, bdsm
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Other Books in the Series

Deviations (5 books)
  • Submission (Deviations, #1)
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“Phan, welcome back to service, in which I push you around and give you a lot of orders. And send you off in a chauffeured car after soundly taking a crop to your ass twice a week.” 2 likes
“Tobias wasn't entirely sure what happened next. All of a sudden everyone was in motion, and Tobias hit the carpet behind the couch face down with one arm wrenched behind his back. "Get the light, Phan! Light!" Noah barked, planting a knee in Tobias' back to keep him down. Tobias sighed, fighting the instinct to move; Noah would break his arm. "This really isn't my night," he said. ~ after Tobias sneaks up on Noah & Phan in the dark while they're watching a horror flick” 2 likes
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