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(The Donovan Dynasty #2)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  716 ratings  ·  75 reviews

He wants her subject to his will. She’s scared she may never want to get away.

The first time Sofia McBride meets the strong and determined Cade Donovan, he warns her to keep her distance. She tells herself to heed his words, but she’s stunned to realize her depth of attraction to this intimida/>He
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Published September 22nd 2015 by Totally Bound Publishing
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Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it

Wohoo I've been waiting for this book! Brand is better than Bind; Connor's book and Ms. Cartwright succeed deliver the BDSM wrapped in romance (or the opposite). It seems all the Donovans has alpha male streak? and *cough* BDSM lifestyle behind it. Well, well... who doesn't want a gentleman who has kink in the bedroom? :p


Cade Donovan is a 'bastard' or illegitimate son in Donovan family. H
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
The Romance Review

Save a horse, ride a cowboy lovers, this is the book for you. Cade Donovan is an alpha male who knows what he wants. When Sofia McBride is hired to organize an important party for his family business, he sets out to make her his submissive.

Cade is a man's man. He is not metrosexual. He is sort of a throwback to when men do not talk about their feelings and when they were decisive. Cade is a straightforward man who knows how to woo a woman. This is not to say he is simplistic. He does have a few childhood hur
Jessica Alcazar
I've come to the conclusion that Sierra Cartwright is a witch. A witch who uses her talents as a writer to wield spellbinding stories. Stories so captivating that even those who may not have ever found the subject matter she writes about appealing in the past, will find it very difficult to put her books down.

I should know, I am one of those people.

Her heroes are hardcore Dominants and her heroines submit beautifully to them. I myself have never been able to wrap my head around suc
~*~ 4.5 STARS ~*~

I am completely IN LOVE with CADE DONOVAN! That sexy cowboy can tie me up whenever he pleases! Sierra Cartwright gives us another sensual, passionate, and erotic romance in her fantastic DONOVAN DYNASTY series. I can never get enough of this author. Her writing is so addicting. Her characters are sexy and strong, and her storylines touch the heart. What more can you possibly ask for in this genre?

Cade and Sofia. Two very different characters that compliment each other so well. There is instan
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jd-read, amazon-done, bdsm
Cade Donovan is the illegitimate son in the Donovan family.  His mother never married his father. After his father's death, Cade feels guilt and has sequestered himself away from his family on the Running Wind Ranch he runs.  They have tried everything to make him see that he deserves to be part of their family-to no avail.  When he attends the wedding of his brother Connor, he finds himself instantly drawn to Sofia McBride, the party coordinator. Sofia is a strong, hard working woman whose part ...more
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW! Brand may be my favorite of all of Sierra Cartwright's books.

I loved Cade and Sofia's story. They meet at Lara and Connor Donovan's wedding celebration. Sofia is an event planner and Cade Donovan is a cowboy who has a 100 year celebration to host, but didn't realize what he was getting himself into with this party.

The chemistry between these two is amazing and Cade Donovan is a Dom who know just how to push her. I could not put this book down and read it cover to cover. It is super hot an
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm, cowboy, 5-star-reads
Having read this series all out of order, and each book in a different year, trust me a say they can all be read as stand alones!

This is Cade and Sofia's story. Cade is the illegitimate, oldest, heir to the Donovan dynasty, as it is, and he has problems with his self-worth. None of his siblings, or family, make him feel this way but he wears his mantle no matter what anyone says. He also has deep feelings of guilt, but that is an integral part of the story line, so you have to read t
Sultry Steamy Reading
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Hello, Cade Donovan. who would have thought I'd like you this much. I thought that the previous book was going to be my favorite in the series. That's until I read this book. I've already read a few books from Sierra Cartwright, and I've come to know that I can always rely on her stories to burn up the pages with their heat and chemistry. This book is not any different. From the beginning, the reader w
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another superlative BDSM novel by Sierra Cartwright. I love this series! As with the first book in the series, the details of the BDSM lifestyle are well-researched and extremely accurate. The characters and storyline draw the reader in and make this an easy read. However, that is not to say that this is not an engaging or predictable book. As with my review of Bind (the first book in this series), I think Sierra Cartwright is among my top three BDSM erotic romance authors (with the other two be ...more
Ruthie Taylor
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for a Wicked Reads~~

This is the second in the trilogy and not only is it as good as the first, but it hits different chords. The themes of family, BDSM basics and the dynamics of a new relationship undoubtedly feature, but this time we have the hidden illegitimate son, Cade as the centre of the story. We still meet the extended family, but his acceptance of how he grew up is an essential part of the story. Sofia is the perfect foil to him, and her br
Heather andrews
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really liked Cade, "he couldn’t help but grin at that. “Are you calling me a man****e?” Cade really isn't a patient man, "eff him three ways from Sunday. He wanted her. Hard. Fast. Beneath him. Kneeling for him. And he wanted it now, not several days from now." There are times Sofia gets surprised where her man is concerned, "she eased the denim from him, then the boxer briefs. “Damn,” she said. His ***k was erect, throbbing. “It’s… You’re well-endowed.” Cade is cautious to make sure nothing o ...more
Rachael Orman
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book. Although it has BDSM aspect to it, there is so much else that goes on between the couple. I loved the way they handle exploring different scenes and emotions. It was a very different plot and take on BDSM.

I will say that there were quite a few words that aren't commonly used in book and that to me took away from the book and the flow. It's not that I didn't know the meaning of the words, but that I thought there were other words that wou
Trish-Sunshine Reads
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holy crap!!!!! Brand is a super awesome book. Cade is the perfect amount of dominant and Sofia is not the typical inexperienced submissive. I love it when the author throws in pets to a book. Yes it's a romance book, but adding all the extra elements that everyday life has makes it an extra special book.
January Apted
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought I found my favourite character by Sierra Cartwright here comes Cade a sexy down to earth dominate cowboy. The back in forth banter between Cade and Sofia was so funny and also very Steamy. I can't wait for the next book in this series!
Joanne Carr
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am voluntarily writing this review for this book I received through Overdrive

Cade was one of the Donovan brothers as a step brother as his father never married his mother. Cade stayed on the ranch that they owned
and would seldom come around family functions. But, he did go to his brother Connor's wedding. Sofia was the wedding coordinator for Connor and Lara's wedding. Sofia meets Cade and she was taken in by him.

Cade's sister was talking to him about the centennial celebration and the
Marie Britt
Was a quick read.

For the price this was okay. Not earth shattering or deep, but okay. More of a fairytale than realistic. Not really 50 Shades. I think that had more depth; but it was not bad. Just not deep. Very predictable.
Dawn Baffa
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
what a great story

This story is light, fun , HEA with a side dish of BDSM. This story shows how every relationship, in the lifestyle , is different. The characters, and storylines developed nicely. Refreshing! Sierra Cartwright didn't disappoint.
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
this is the second book in the trilogy which I didn't know when I started to read it but luck for me each book revolves around a different Donavan brother ..... I found it quite an easy read and will read the other two in the future
Susan Hokanson
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm
Another great book by Sierra Cartwright. Realistic BDSM scenes, a great story to go with it and of course an HEA. This is the second in a series but there is no need to read the first book (although I recommend that book, too!) So glad I found this author!
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult
the wrap up was sort of fast but overall the book was a good one
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 - I really wanted to give this book 3 stars but though the plot was good the writing was too bad to ignore.
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book just as much as the first one. The Donovan men are something else and so are their women. Ohhh and loopy was awesome :)
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Much better than the first
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book !

Sierra Cartwright has done it again ! Cade and Sofia make a great couple they both find equal ground to work out their differences and demon .
Nicci Prince
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
What an amzing book! Enjoyed it more than I expected.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Brand' by Sierra Cartwright is book Two in the "The Donovan Dynasty" series.
This was story about a man that had been hurt in the past and a women wanting to help him.
I have read the other books in the series but you don't have to have read them to enjoy this book.
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Title: Brand
Author: Sierra Cartwright
Publisher/Year: Totally Entwined Group 9/22/15
Length: 253 Pages
Series: The Donovan Dynasty #2


Book two in The Donovan Dynasty series

He wants her subject to his will. She’s scared she may never want to get away.

The first time Sofia McBride meets the strong and determined Cade Donovan, he warns her to keep her distance. She tells herself to heed his words, but she’s stunned to realiz
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I declare I need myself a cowboy who's good with rope ASAP !!!!

I can read almost anything and cowboy theme is not my fave. But this book made a believer out of me. And let me tell you, it will make one out of you. and just to tell you the level of conversion is that I'm looking into COWBOY BOOTS !!!!!!!! OMG !!

Brand is a story about Cade Donovan and Sophia McBride. Its about the struggle one has when left with guilt of a tragedy and how it can hold you captured in your ow
Safety Level: Safe
Cliffhanger: No
Ending: HEA

I loved Bind. It's because of that book that I was excited to proceed with the rest of the series. However, I have to say that I had a hard time finishing Brand. I liked this book, it just wasn't as amazing as I thought it would be. First, it took me long to connect with the main characters. Sofia seemed pretty interesting, but there was something about her that I just couldn't relate to. However, it was hardest to connect
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is book two in the series and is Cade's and Sophia's story.

Cade is the illegitimate son and step-brother to Nathan and Conner. He doesn't believe he deserves the ranch he inherited, especially since the accident that killed their father happened with him behind the wheel. Cade has always kept his distance and has never felt as though he was really a true Donovan or part of their family.

Attending a wedding reception in honor of Conner and Lara's recent nuptials, Cade
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Sierra is a USA Today, International Best-Selling author who wrote her first book at age nine and hasn't stopped since.
Sierra invites you to share the complex journey of love and desire, of surrender and commitment.
Her own journey has taught her that trusting takes guts and courage, and her work is a celebration for everyone who is willing to take that risk.

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