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Re/Bound

(Doms of the FBI #1)

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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  712 ratings  ·  86 reviews
This is an alternate cover edition of the Kindle version ASIN B00LGAZ8VO published on July 1, 2014.

Losing her master ripped Darcy's world apart. Falling in love put it back together. Malcolm is an undercover agent, and she's his unwitting asset. Can a relationship built on lies survive the truth?

Picking herself up after the devastating loss of her master is more difficult
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Kindle Edition, Second Edition, 322 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Lost Goddess Publishing (first published April 2nd 2012)
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Darcy is just starting to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Her fiancé, Scott, is still missing and the cops haven't done a thing. They still think she had something to do with his murder. What could she possibly hope to gain from the love of her life? The one who meets her masochistic needs? This is the danger of being a pain slut in a judgmental world. Darcy's accused of killing him for being physically abusive towards her. Shoot me now.

Malcolm is a FBI agent assigned to figure out the
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Talltree
Nov 09, 2018 rated it liked it
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Laz the Sailor
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Dom and a sub walk into a bar... Although there is more to it than that, most of the story involves them exploring their preferences and limits. Their desires and styles don't mesh perfectly, which makes it even more intriguing. She knows how to be a good sub, but she makes him work for it. Their clashes are both amusing and intense.

There isn't much mystery here, but it gives structure to the story, and the ending is strong.

This has one of my pet peeves (view spoiler)
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SusanAhh
I found the story "interesting". It has an inventive and twisting plot line involving subterfuge, evolving character development and that lovely tension between the main characters which kept me reading to the finish. Written in the third person, the author wrote many BDSM scenes into the narrative. Some were erotic and exciting but at times... the author overworked the narrative a bit, by having her characters parse through their proclivities and necessary desires in any BDSM scene. It was as i ...more
Metalkarin
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm
Enjoyable read

This book has all the ingredients I love: BDSM, though out plot, exciting story with a bit of suspense and a HEA. It also is a stand-alone-in-series, which is a big plus IMO.

Although I enjoyed the book, I didn’t devour it like other books that hold the exact same ingredients. It took me actually several days to finish it, which is not my usual MO.
Why?
For starters the writing is repetitive in place, like the ritual when indicating the start of a BDSM scene, and I started to think “y
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Delta
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Becca
This story exceeded even the promise of its wonderful cover. Given that the set up between Darcy and Malcolm/Theo was by necessity a lie, I found it interesting how much of the book was about honesty and trust. As Malcolm and Darcy negotiated their way into a D/s relationship (with S/m aspects as well), they did so honestly with very little of the bullying or manipulation that often happens in stories of this kind. Limits were pushed but, in most cases, with fully negotiated agreement from both ...more
Michele Zurlo
Apr 05, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
2012 CAPA Nominee for Best BDSM Novel!

Revised and re-released in 2014.

Losing her Master ripped Darcy's world apart. Falling in love put it back together. Malcolm is an undercover agent, and she's his unwitting asset. Can a relationship built on lies survive the truth?

To find out more about Re/Bound, visit my website at http://www.michelezurloauthor.com
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Aly is so frigging bored
This was so very meh... I skimmed the last 50%
Lynn Thinking out loud
I read this years ago before I knew how important reviews were. Now that more of this series is out I'm doing a reread of the first few I read to catch up.
I really enjoyed Re/Bound. Enjoyed even more the second time reading it. The characters are strong and well written. Story and plot are great.
Can't wait for to read the rest of the series.
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4.5 Stars

This sizzling hot read explores the nature of Dom/sub relationships by showing the point of view of a sub who has lost her Dom and finds a new one. It also explores how someone will react to betrayal by someone she loves.

I loved the character of Darcy. She is a strong woman, and also a pain slut, but feels she playacts more than submits. She participates in scenes for the pain, not the submission. When Theo helps her prepare for a speech by domi
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Judith
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Written with a sure hand

Michele Zurlo is no stranger and is a favorite if mine. Having read her Awakening Series, I already knew that she delights in strong characters, feisty energy exchanges between her Doms and subs, doesn't look for the easy resolution to the. crises in her stories, and keeps the HEA realistic. Darcy pulls at a reader's heartstrings as a wounded, grieving, vulnerable woman who is floundering without the presence of her missing Master. Theo is an experienced Dom who steps in
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Susi
I wanted to like this book. After finishing Lexi Blake's Masters & Mercenaries, I was looking for something along the same lines. This book focused a lot on the trust building of the characters, but little on the suspense side, which made for a slower read.
While I could definitely feel the depth of emotions the characters were feeling, I didn't connect to them.
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Jenese
Ehh, I'm not really gonna review this one. From the cover and description I was expecting smoking hot and it wasn't. It was just ok. I found myself bored and wanting to start another book. But others love it, try it out for yourselves.
Jenny
I want to say that I loved this book. I like the idea of it but for me it just didn't live up to what I was expecting. This was the first book I've read of Michele Zurlo and I have to say the writing was good, it was just something about the characters that didn't grab me.
Bonnie
Aug 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A little mystery and lots of sex, what's not to like? Add in a macho, romantic dom and an intelligent sub and you get a great story.
Mary Lou Hoffman
RE/BOUND is the first book in the Doms of the FBI series. Each book in the Doms of the FBI series stands alone, though there is an arc that is built throughout the series.

This is one hawt, BDSM, romance with a touch of suspense.

The BDSM and romance are perfectly described and lovingly crafted, including the Shibari knot-tying that Malcolm loved. There is no doubt that Malcolm/Theo and Darcy are falling in love. I loved his patience with her as he stretched her limits and encouraged her submissi
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Annie
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved Malcom\Theo and Darcy 's story.

Malcolm is an FBI agent and computer specialist. Working under cover investigating a business man suspected of money laundering. Darcy who works for him is his in. She is also a suspect in the disappearance of her fiance. He is taken by surprise when he learns she is a masochist, who speaks to his Dom.
Darcy runs a successful business writing grants and setting up charitable organizations. She has been desperately trying to end her involvement with business V
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Johanna Sawyer
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved it....Darcy is still going through the motions when her Dom is missing... stuck at a convention and needing a good flogging.. she meets Theo. Theo is an undercover FBI agent looking into the people Darcy works for, and the missing Dominant.

What did I like? I’m in love with this author, and her Dominant series. This is one of those books that are super long but you just can’t hurry things because you want to soak up every scene. It. Was. Amazing. Theo was super devoted, and Darcy was so
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Melanie Marnell
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Her New Master

Malcolm Legato is the epitome of dominant deliciousness with his no-nonsense, stern yet tender persona. His undercover assignment bring him into Darcy Marcovich's orbit. He needs her to get him into Victor Snyder's inner circle. What Malcolm doesn't count on is his strong attraction to this very submissive woman. Darcy lost her Master when he disappeared months ago and was presumed dead. He was her anchor. He centered her with his Dominance. Ready to start moving on with her life,
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Colleen
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm, law-enforcement
Dang this book was filled with intense scenes interwoven into a strong story line. There was a few times I had to stop and then start the scene over as it was so hot in deserved a second read. Theo/Malcolm is a Dom with incredible creativity. I am speechless over some of the scenes they were so hot. I enjoyed that Darcy knew how to communicate her needs and her limits to him. I loved that it was not solely about pushing her limits but you see her push him on his limits. It was not all about the ...more
Douglas Williamson
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Our hero works for the FBI and is using our heroine as an asset on a case. What he didn't count on was developing feelings for her in the process.

This is the start of a romantic suspense series with strong elements of BDSM. I found the story to generally well written, although I got tired of some of the repetition in sections. The story was also slanted a bit heavily towards the steamy materials which generally works well for me, but in a suspense story I expect the mystery/case to take the fron
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Tania
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved the book it was great, the story was well written and the characters are interesting. Once I started I could not put the book down from start to finish you just could not get enough left you wanting more twists and turns with emotions that makes you want more. Darcy lost her Master she was devastated and lost. Theo is what she needs he is a Dom so he wins Darcy over, what Darcy does not know is that he is an FBI agent named Malcom, he not only lied to Darcy he used her. Can they work it ou ...more
Dar
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-reads, bdsm
Darcy and Malcolm are electric from the moment they meet. It is unfortunate that he is investigating the disappearance of her fiancee and she is just getting back into the world since her fiancee disappeared. These facts don't stop them from starting a relationship, it is as if they can't help themselves. They each hold a little bit back, and when they can't anymore, they give over to the other completely

Or course, that is the time everything comes to a head. Even then though, it is handled with
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Alison bell
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is the first in the fbi dom series. I enjoyed this book. It focuses on characters that were briefly mentioned in other books.
Malcolm is an fbi agent undercover as Theo to try and solve a case.
He meets Darcy a submissive who has lost her fiance and doesn't know what happened to him. She's submissive and instantly falls for Theo's Dominance.
It took me a while to read this book. I found it a little slow starting, there was a lot of info to take in.
The story soon heated up and it kept my
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Lori
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really good read. Darcy has lost her love. He disappeared, but in her heart of hearts she knows he is gone forever. Now she works building her own business and one of her clients is difficult but he can help her. Then she meets a very manly nerd. A dominant. Loving pain the way she does, Theo has to be creative to truly punish her. He is keeping a secret that might end their new love forever. Then she finds out the truth and it blows her entire world apart. A really good read.. Some of the sex a ...more
Robyn
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Darcy's husband and Master vanished eight months ago leaving her without the support that she needed. She meets Malcolm at a conference that she is speaking at. Malcolm is an undercover FBI agent. He is meant to be finding out if Darcy is involved in her husband's disappearance, and he is hoping that she will give his undercover identity an in with the man she is working for. Malcolm discovers that Darcy is a submissive, and that she needs a Dom to help her. Malcolm wants a relationship with Dar ...more
Ramona
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding Work by Michele Zurlo. Her Doms of The FBI Series starts off with Malcolm going undercover and finding the Submissive of his dreams. While the police and the FBI first think guilty of a crime Malcolm knows better. As he fights to clear her and find the real bad guys. They face they're struggles because she is a "painslut" and he is into bondage the mix their world but they way she weaves the story will Amaze you. They way she brings BDSM to life will thrill you. It is a must read.
Carmela Dimattia
This book is by far the best book I have read about a BDSM relationship. Michele Zurlo went to great pains to describe the scenes in great detail and it was wonderful to see the time and care she took to describe the scenes. I fell in love with Theo and Darcy. They were such a match made in heaven and I’m so glad all worked out for them in the end. A great story line that keep me captivated from beginning to end. I will definitely read the other books in this series. They are very easy to become ...more
Lucy Saturn
I first read this book by chance years ago. It was a free, first in series on Amazon so I downloaded it on a whim. I only read it a couple if months later and I really liked it much more than I expected, I blew through it in a few hours. When you have to go buy the next book in the series immediately, it's a universal sign of an awesome book.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Michele Zurlo is the author of the Awakenings, Doms of the FBI, and the SAFE Security series and many other stories. She writes contemporary and paranormal, BDSM and mainstream—whatever it takes to give her characters the happy endings they deserve. Her childhood dream was to be a librarian so she could read all day. Some words of wisdom from an inspiring lady had her tapping out stories on her fi ...more

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