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I’d only meant to surrender my body but with time, he drove my soul to submit.

Ashamed of the woman she allowed herself to become, Sloane Montgomery sets out to repair the self-inflicted damage done to her life. A new town holds her new beginning and when Leo Calloway arrives everything changes.

Captivated by Leo and his dark desires, Sloane wonders if her fascination with
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Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was ok

Writing: Needs an editor. A couple of examples
"I turned into the world's biggest bitch, and Bryon made no apologizes for his feelings about my relationship with Warren."

"My feet thrashed, not to get away from him or to make him stop, but to rub my myself against his lap"

"'She, um,' he voice stumbled and he roughed up his chestnut hair, averting his gaze."

"My forehead flexed down and I pulled a sliver of my bottom lip into my mouth."
How do you flex your forehead down? I can move my eyebrows, bu
Anas Attic  Book Blog
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: smut-romance
Bindings by Kate Roth
Erotic BDSM Romance. Sequel expected this spring.
I had Bindings by Kate Roth sitting on my Kindle. Because she will be at Wicked Book Weekend in April, I wanted to read one of her books, but I had found out it did not stand alone, and put it aside to get closer to the release of the next. Then I saw it in my library, completely forgot why I put it aside and began to read. Bindings reminded me why I really love a light BDSM book.

It's been a while since I read a BDSM b
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Bindings by Kate Roth

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Ok so to start this review I gotta say I don’t know if I wanna cry or throat punch someone for the hurt that my heart is feeling right now. My tummy is upset and I am just not in a good emotional place!! Thanks KATE!!!! This book just destroyed me. I g
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

The synopsis is what drew me in. I knew I would enjoy the story, but not like this. Kate executes a passionate, raw, and intriguing story about loving again despite the circumstances. Being accepted as you are is the greatest love of all.

Sloane is determined to live a new and happier life after her previous relationship that caused her nothing but pain. Her life is shrouded in nightmares and her only escape is when she is awake. But even then
Diane Holtry
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: purchased
Spankings in a bookstore #ohmy

Spankings in a bookstore #ohmy
I quickly became enthralled in the dance between Leo and Sloane.
I enjoyed the insights into the lifestyle of S&M.. but especially watching as Sloane discovered things about her self as though she were a blossoming flower.
There connection was immediate and yet quite unexpected at the same time. The liberation of just being in the moment had me turning the pages as fast as I could to determine where all this would lead.
It was heartbre
Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Bindings written by Kate Roth is an intense book about a BDSM relationship. It is definitely recommended for an adult audience seeing as there are strong sexually graphic scenes and explicit language. It has been a long time since I read a book that put me on a complete emotional roller coaster ride. I loved it!

It is a story about a girl named Sloane trying to exorcise her guilt over a past relationship with a married man. Though we never meet him, he is an integral part of the story. The perso
Flirty Fiction
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm-erotica
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Katie (Leave Me Alone I Am Reading)
I'm a slacker (and Monday's are rough here at my house.... excuses, excuses, I know) please don't hate me Kate Roth : Author!!
I am ashamed to say that Bindings was the very first book of Kate's that I read and I'm actually not sorry to say that. I'm glad that I hasn't read any of her other books because now I have the chance to binge read all of them!
I loved this book.. despite the fact that it is part one of two (part two due out end of April/early May).. I have had a secret love (ok now it's n
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I honestly have to give this 5 stars. How does one give her soul to submit to someone who is dominant after being hurt before by another dominant? How do you go about rebuilding your life only to have the rug pulled out from under you and have to face the hurt all over again? Can you get past the fact that he figured it out days before you but didn't know how to tell you? While I say I was an emotional rollercoaster I loved that rollercoaster and often imagined myself as Sloane. I will not and c ...more
~lil maso~
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holy mother of all things perfect!
I'm not sure how to deal with this one. My heart hurts and my eyes are all puffy and all I want to do is go stalk Kate and beg for more!

Sloane is strong, witty and yes, bratty. She knows in her heart what she needs and wants, and she knows that is Leo.
Leo . . . . sweet, Dominant, caring Leo. This man has you kneeling and handing over your heart before you even realize whats happening and let me tell you right now, grab some tissues, chocolate and a snuggle bu
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica
"Don't hold back. Don't worry about the cracks...don't even worry about breaking again - you know where the glue is."

This really spoke to me from the book. This is such a powerful line written in this book. Not just for Sloane, but for Leo as well. Sloane is broken from a previous relationship. She is trying to start her life over and rebuild herself, until she meets Leo Calloway. Leo has demons to slay as well. Can he open his heart and allow a sub to love him? The encouragement to pick yoursel
Samantha L
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Don't make assumptions

I will freely admit that I made assumptions about this book based on it's title, cover and blurb. Without a doubt I thought that I was going to get a book that is jam packed with sex, bondage and spankings with little else. Of course I made all of these assumptions because I've not read Kate Roth before so went in blind to her writing style and story telling.

So you know that saying about assuming, the one along the lines of making an ass of you and me - well I learnt my l
I received a copy of Bindings for a blog tour with review.

I saw a new Kate Roth book up for review and just signed up. I usually love her rom-coms, so I didn't bother reading the description...I was pleasantly surprised! For anyone that doesn't know me...I love erotica and bdsm in particular, so this book ended right up my alley.
The writing was fabulous. The storyline was well written, well thought out, and just different enough that it kept me engrossed. It's not just another D/s relationship.
Melinda ~ Twinsie Talk
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

I have to take a minute to collect my thoughts on this emotional ride I just went on I was at the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Yes I laughed and cried. I was over the moon in love with Leo and Sloane and then boom the air was taken from me and I free falling trying to figure out what just happened in my happy moment to turn in so wrong. So let me tell you about Leo and Sloane.

Sloane was running and hiding from her past
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I had a hard time gathering my emotions and thoughts after reading this book. Kate Roth has jumped into an area of her writing that I hope she never leaves!!! I have been a fan of Mrs. Roth since her first book - The Low Notes...but this book has taken her to a whole nother level!! She has created and developed characters and a story line that literally had my heart racing by the final page.

I started off hating Sloane. I thought that she was weak and whiny. By the end of the book - I understood
Brittany  {Flirty and Dirty Book Blog}
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wbw-2016

What an unexpected, awesome book. Honestly, when I read the description my first thought was, "I CANNOT read another BDSM book." Call me jaded or just worn out with the sub-genre in general, but it's gotten to a point where 90% of them are pretty much the same story with different names.

A huge part of what made this book so great was the stellar writing style of Roth. She crafted these characters perfectly allowing us the reader to get to know them as they got to know eachother. The other thing
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
When I read the synopsis for Bindings, I was intrigued. It’s not often that I can read a synopsis, and decide I want to read the book. Usually I need to research the author, as well as read any reviews I can find. The synopsis alone, had me ready to dive in.

Dominate/submissive books are kind of guilty pleasure for me. It is one of the genres that I don’t necessarily openly claim to read. Bindings is one that I will gladly share with others. One of my pet-peeves with these types of books, is the
A book that is published in 2016 ----» 2016 Popsugar Reading Challenge

Mi selección para la última semana del Maratón Febrero Romántico o #MFM fue un libro erótico, porque nunca he logrado terminar un Histórico (queda pendiente esa asignación) y quería terminar al menos dos libros en este maratón ;)

Había preordenado Bindings apenas vi el tweet de Kate Roth con la portada del libro #CoverWhore i know, pero además de eso entre el título, la sinopsis y el sello de Ms Roth sabía que era una "apues
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
3.5 Stars

I give honest reviews… always…

I watch the time down in the corner of my Ipad screen drift away as the percentage read inches higher with every minute passed reading this book. As the percentage kept going higher and higher I found myself saying “No. No. NO, don’t do this to me… I like you!”

In trying to be professional, I will say that I loathe a “cliffy” instead of saying I hate it. This book is as “cliffy” as a cliffhanger can be with the next installment happening later in 2016. I wan
Amanda Brown
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
3.5 Stars

I give honest reviews… always…

I watch the time down in the corner of my Ipad screen drift away as the percentage read inches higher with every minute passed reading this book. As the percentage kept going higher and higher I found myself saying “No. No. NO, don’t do this to me… I like you!”

In trying to be professional, I will say that I loathe a “cliffy” instead of saying I hate it. This book is as “cliffy” as a cliffhanger can be with the next installment happening later in 2016. I wan
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

After ending a three-year toxic relationship with a married man, Sloane has moved to the small town of Salem, where she begins a job at a family bookstore. She had originally set out to write a book about her experience as a way to heal from the pain of her failed relationship, but is quickly caught up in small town life and all of the possibilities that await her. The last thing she had expected was to fall into some ser
Alicia at Mean Girls Luv Books
Bindings by Kate Roth is a great read for anyone who is craving a darker novel. Though if you are looking for a truly dark book, this isn't the one for you. I would say that Bindings is a middle level dark novel, where there are some dark scenes, mostly it reads like a contemporary novel and it is quite fun. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters' navigation of both sides of their relationship.

Sloane is running away from her old life and a horrible relationship. See, she was the other woman for yea
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
3 Stars

First things first, the main female character doesn't have a last name. She's like Cher or Madonna.... She's just Sloane. Ok now that we've gotten that out of the way.... On with the review.

Sloane has issues, she struggles with nightmares and has run away from her home town to escape her relationship with a married man. She finds solace in a small bookstore where she hides out and works on a novel all day long. One evening she is jolted awake from a nightmare and spills coffee all over a
She's a Lip Biter
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
An ARC was received for an HONEST Review

4.5 Stars

I absolutely loved this book by Kate Roth. The characters although both flawed, kept me intrigued.

Sloane had moved on from her past, a past she didn't want to think about anymore. She moved to a new town to start fresh and to take back control of her life. She had been going to the local bookstore, Callaway books, her home away from home, attempting to write her very first novel and surrounding herself with books and her thoughts. She met Leo the
Mariela Bustos
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I took my time with this book because I feared it ending to soon for me. The timing to read this book was amazing. I love everything this writer releases. She has a way of telling a story you don't expect. Her style isn't set in just one way and I love it. She can just flow into any genre gloriously.

Her introduction to Sloane and Leo was definitely not what I expected when I began to hear about this book. I knew I would enjoy them, but as I read it became more. You will discover a connecti
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 Stars!

Great book! Those are the first words that come to mind when I think about this book. I am a huge fan of erotica and an even bigger fan of this author so reading and reviewing this book was a no brainer for me. This book is nothing like her previous works but in such a good way.

This author took her writing for Bindings to a whole new level and definitely has made her mark on me. This is the first book in a series and warning... it does end on a cliffhanger. This book was sexy, intense, p
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I first saw about this book I thought it was going to be the typical innocent girl who knows nothing of the BDSM lifestyle. with a dominant man teaching her what she likes (50 shades of Greyish) and I was fine with that. Oh boy was I WRONG!!!
Leo is not Christian Grey, no damaged sole needing mended. He is straight up Dom in the sheets, Sweetheart in streets. I LOVED him!
Sloane albeit somewhat innocent she already had an idea of what turned her on and her interest was peaked. Her past has le
Kat Loves
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sloan is the kind of woman that all women have been (or will be) at some point in their life. She is heart broken and devastated at her loss and the only way she knows to escape the pain is to run away. What she doesn't count on is Leo being in her favourite bookstore. Leo is everything Sloan needs but doesn't know she wants. Typical conundrum right? Yeah right. I'm sure Mr Perfect isn't just hanging around a bookstore waiting for one of us to walk into his life, but this is a romance, and a goo ...more
Laura Smith
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC given by the author for an honest review.

An absolutely, brilliant, intense read. Kate Roth is a new author to me and I will, without a doubt, read more from her.

Bindings draws you in from the start and the characters are fabulously written and intriguing.

Sloane is trying to re-build her life after her relationship ended and takes some time out for herself to try and write a novel. After getting friendly with a local book shop, Sloane is offered a part time job. This is how she meets Leo -
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
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