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Forbidden Pleasure

(Bound Hearts #8)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  8,219 ratings  ·  301 reviews
People have heard fleeting rumors about The Club. But only its members—many of them Washington insiders—know the truth: That it’s a place where men can share their women with a carefully selected male partner. Former FBI John “Mac” McCoy resigned his Club membership when he married Keiley Hardin. Tempting and innocent, sweet and sexy, she would never accept Mac’s desire to ...more
Trade Paperback, 335 pages
Published June 12th 2007 by Griffin (first published June 1st 2007)
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Oct 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
I enjoyed this book, just as I have enjoyed all the Lora Leigh books I've read, but I've yet to read one of hers that thoroughly captured me. I guess it's just something about her writing that doesn't completely engage me in the stories.

Though this book is the eighth book in the Bound Hearts series, it can be read as a stand-alone with no problems. The characters are all new (as far as I can remember) and the basic premise of the series is easy to understand reading the beginning of this book. S
Jul 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic-romance, own
This took me awhile to get through for 2 reasons. (1) the character Mac was pissing me off! I felt he was forcing his wife into a ménage relationship without much discussion. So I quit, and re-read another book. (2) unrelated to book, see below.

While the book was definitely hot, and I'll certainly read Lora Leigh again, I had some difficulty especially in the beginning. In addition to Keiley's husband bothering me, I also found Keiley to be a little unbelievable. If Mac would speak to her in a
May 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
What I like about Lora Leigh books is they go beyond the hot scenes with kinky fantasy guys - they have plots and characters and visual settings. This one has a well done stalker plot - although I'm not sure the bad guy's hiding place is very feasible.

The romance plot starts 3 years into a marriage where the hero has been treating the heroine like a 19th century maiden - very vanilla even though that is not his usual taste. Now he's bringing along his darker tastes [without discussing any of th
Kathy Davie
Sep 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica, romance
Eighth in the Bound Hearts erotic romance series. The threesome focus is on Keiley, Mac, and Jethro Riggs and, yeah, a bit out of the main stream for this series, as this story takes place on Mac's family farm in North Carolina.

My Take
This is my favorite of the series. I think it's the, seriously, I like this one for the depth to which Leigh takes the characters. It's more of a psychological exploration with the protagonists with the added sensuality of the sex, as well as a peep at
C Joy
May 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of erotic fiction
This is my favorite book in the Bound Hearts series so far. It's very different from the previous books in the sense of the story. I liked the story, the mystery and suspense. The way the characters were described, delved into, and developed were really convincing. Lora Leigh brought the characters to life, she brought out their innermost desires, they were introduced accordingly and she certainly took time in telling the story - not that the pace was slow, but because the focus here is more of ...more
Nov 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Lora Leigh, but this incredibly hot read is one of my favorites, the idea of two men worshiping you like Jethro and Mac do with Keiley is the ultimate in yummy fantasy, IMO anyway!! Loved it, would highly recommend!
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
It was definitely a steamy read so no complaints there. However, the way it was written - Keily just seemed to be "peer pressured" into this weird menage, so it doesn't seem healthy to me :) . First off, Mac starts off extremely annoying - keeping his distance, telling her how to dress (no short shorts) so as to not provoke him > why not?! He is her husband, should they not be indulging in their sexualities instead of restraining them?! So she is making him lunch, and he is outside working on th ...more
4 stars - Romantic Suspense/Erotica/Menage

I love author Lora Leigh, and I had high expectations for this based on reviews I’ve read. Although I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as her Tempting SEALs and Elite Ops novels, it’s still a blistering hot read with plenty of angst and an uber-alpha male that’s typical of Leigh’s style. My biggest issue with this story is that I didn’t like either of the main characters or find their love/marriage at all believable. The female protagonist Keiley was whiny
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Laura Wright
Mar 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
I don't know how this woman manages to make me love a threesome, but she does!
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the kind of menage I like. I want all three parties to be in it for the long haul!! Super hot and steamy!!
Bookphenomena (Micky)
DNF @10%

Not for me, I found the writing laden with cheese and dialogue that was clunky.
Sheila Melo
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FINAL DECISION:  The Bound Hearts turns in a different direction with married characters bringing another man into their marriage for the first time.  This book also has a suspense element that works to move the story along.

THE STORY: John "Mac" McCoy was a member of The Club, a place for men to find like minded souls to engage in menage relationships.  He gave that up when he married Keiley Hardin three years ago.  Mac knew that Keiley was too innocent to be involved in Mac's sexual excesses. 
Mac and Jethro have been partners at the FBI since their first day. But they are mor than just that. They are best friends and they enjoy sharing their girls. Mac is the emotional one who has the charm to lure the girls in. Jethro is dark and adds the thrill. The women of the DC men's club oogle over the pair and their powers in bed. But, when Jethro sets eyes on virgin and sweetness Keiley (not at the club obveously) he wants her and steers Mac towards her expecting a call for a third a few mon ...more
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

Because the author took her time to develop the characters, set the foundation, explored this storyline, this ER was engrossing, exciting and panting for more. To truly understand that Mac & Jethro were parts of a whole, not romantically, you need to see how their pasts riddled with similar pains, how they found each other and pushed each other to their potentials. As Mac helped Jethro to face his demonds, they connected in every facets of life, including loving Keily. Their connection le
Janet Juengling-Snell
I have been slowly making my way through the Bound Heart Series by Lora Leigh. I just finished Book 8, Forbidden Pleasure and I must say I really enjoyed it. It really was more a stand-alone book from the rest of the series. The only connection this book had from the first 7 was the Club. I loved the mystery and suspense that this story held, it keep me guessing till the end. Mac and Jethro were the perfect picture of Alpha Males, they were just yummy. And I loved how Keiley was able to handle t ...more
Oct 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
4.25 / 4 Stars

This is my 3rd read on this one. Sometimes I get into a reading rut and I just want to read some of my oldie goldies, and Forbidden Pleasures is one of those. I like that Kailey and Mac are married, and that Kailey already knows about Mac and Jethro's menage inclinations. Makes for a smoother transition into the threesome. Three individuals with sad childhood stories come together and complete one another emotionally and physically.

ETA: 4th time. This is my go to book when I need s
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This wasn't one of the books by Lora Leigh that I loved & it's the first in this series I have read…

I liked it because there was a main story followed by the erotica instead of making an erotica into a story. It's also a woman being in love with 2 men. I cannot stick myself in there, because most of the time one man is enough of a pain in the ass without adding his best friend into the relationship!LOL!

Soooo enough said… great writing, good story, not my favorite series so far although I will g
Mar 05, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
3 ½ Stars! ~ I found this next story in the Bound Hearts series didn't have quite the edge that the pervious books have had, perhaps it's the change in publisher. There's plenty of emotion; tension, both from the stalker element and sexual from the new menage aspect to Mac and Keiley's marriage. Though I was emotionally involved with these characters, that involvement seemed less intense than in other stories. This is a compelling story and well worth reading.
Jun 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2010
good read...i just don't get why when switching to mainstream there needed to be an mystery/suspense element to the books...while it was well-written, it didn't add or distract from my enjoyment of the story...
Brittany B.
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
I read this a while back. Considering my issues with ménage books, it wasn't awful. But I wasn't dazzled by it.

I don't like the random suspense plot thrown in. It felt forced, when the story of a couple making such a decision was story enough. Could have been better.
Pearl Angeli
May 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: smut-smut-smut
I did not like it at all. I could not connect to the characters.
Sep 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I can't get enough of Lora. Each of her book takes you on a ride worth being on. Five stars is not enough for me to give this book or any others of her's I have read, which have been a lot. Hot, Steamy, Yummy. Stimulating is not enough to describe. These books are not for children but people with open minds. The best, she gives the best!
I have read many of the reviews of other readers of Lora's Books and hope this will help at least a little for those who are a bit taken back by what happens in
Carolyn F.
May 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was my favorite of the Bound Hearts series. I think I've read 4 so far and this was the best story. Newly married Keiley and Mac. He used to be a member of this 3-some club and he's given it up for the last 3 years to be exclusively with his wife. By the way, the 3-some are 2 guys and a girl. Jethro used to be his 3rd and when she starts wanting to bring a spark back to their relations and asks about his past, he says she's opened up a pandora's box and now Jethro's coming to visit after st ...more
E. Jamie
Jun 25, 2015 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book very much. I will say I enjoyed the first half more than the last half because of the male characters annoying obsession with how the female should have her body hair. Can we stop this please? The only one who should have any say on how a woman's private parts are is the woman. Period. Full stop. End of sentence. Also didn't like Jethro's last minute moment of cowardice, his wanting to pull out the menage. It felt like a last effort to insert conflict and expand the story. I ...more
Dec 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan of Lora Leigh's work for years. She was on my 'always buy' list of authors. I enjoyed this book very much -- except for the fact that the book was badly in need of editing for spelling and grammatical errors. Though the mistakes were not as glaring in this book, they were there. And nothing can be more distracting than having to take the time to figure out what the author was trying to say because the book wasn't properly edited.
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: leigh-lora
Forbidden Pleasure is the 8th book in the Bound Hearts Series by Lora Leigh . New in this series is a multiple partner action forcing multiple fans and increased air conditioning while reading.

Keiley, Jethro and Mac offer plots and intentions with unique histories and backgrounds that keep the reader glued to the book. The STEAM factor makes one wonder if you should get pot holders for reading.

As usual it was a great read from Lora.
Michelle Phillips
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
While I enjoyed this book with the dramas surrounding the main characters I felt like this was the emotional dynamic between the three was unrealistic. Mac and Keiley have been married for three years and this side of Mac is only now showing up? It's just unheard of in the lifestyle, it's so much a part of who you are that it can't be hidden or denied. Now Jethro is introduced as an equal part of the relationship and not as a third which in itself can be complicated. They both love her and want ...more
Rebecca Holder
Jul 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Good sex but very unrealistic......although maybe it is realistic and my life is just pathetic lol. I'm assuming that people don't generally have 3ways every day as part of their every day life style. Plus I think living with 2 men would totally suck, I love my husband but at times I could punch his pace in, multiply that by 2 and I'm going to prison.....still good sex scenes and good characters.
Jun 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
I absolutely hated this book to the point that I couldn't even finish it. I rarely quit reading a book! It seemed like the author couldn't come up with many different things to actually write about so she just described the happenings in different ways but they all meant the same thing. I felt like she was trying to B.S. her way through the book like I did when writing a paper in high school.
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Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, often found absorbing the ambience of this peaceful setting. She dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared. Lora’s family, and her writing life co-exist, if not in harmony, in ...more

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