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Bound (Bound Duet #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  204 Ratings  ·  99 Reviews
I want to prove my worth, show them what I have.
I may be flawed; we all are.
But I'm smart, driven, and ready to take on the world.
No one needs to know the rest.

I wasn't counting on him, couldn't imagine someone like him coming into my life.
The blue eyes, the chiseled body, the man I can't resist.
Truthfully, I have no plans of ever resisting him.

He has the carefree, play
Published April 19th 2017 (first published February 6th 2014)
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4 "It Hurts" Stars

Oh sweet heaven, this one was hard to read. My heart hurts. Bad. I can't even imagine how this will play out in the next book but I need it. ASAP.

Bound is about Annie. Annie has demons that she's never really put to rest so when she meets Gray, they all come bubbling back to the surface. As Annie and Gray begin their relationship, the reality isn't always happy. It's hard. When two people have issues, the relationship has issues and their relationship is full of ups and downs.
Seriously Gray? You need to be with other women beside Annie? Way to go dude, you're now another asshole. And for the love of God why was Annie so hooked on drugs? The girl seemed more interested in her next fix than Gray. (Not that I blame her but help yourself girlfriend)
Would I recommend this? No way Jose. I can't stand cheating in ANY FORM.
Shari Kay
May 09, 2017 marked it as skip-it
I want to like my MC's in a romance and I don't like cheaters
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-star-2017
Bound (Bound Duet #1) by Stephie Walls
4.5 stars!!!

“…this time, he’d gone too far. He’d lost me.”

Stephie Walls has just put me through the emotional wringer and Freed cannot come quick enough. Stephie Walls is a supremely talented writer and was incredibly brave to put together a story that encompasses quite a lot of peoples top two peeves. If you do not like cheating in any form, this is not the book for you, if you take issue with a broken woman being a doormat, this is not for you either,
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bound by Author Stephie Walls is book one in the Bound Duet. It is a contemporary romance novel originally released in 2014. However, it has been completely re-written and formatted.

Annie has felt pain that is so deep she never thought she would find her way out of it. Because of this, she is blinded to men. Until Gray. He captures her eye and her heart, forming an unbreakable bond.

I was seized by the prologue of this story. Who does that? On the day of their wedding! Who? One of the characters
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Bound by Stephie Walls is the first part of her Bound Duet. This emotional tale is beyond heartbreaking and frustrating to read at times but essential to the journey. Annie is broken from events in her past things that no one should ever experience and throws herself into school and work in hopes to forget. Men and relationships are the last things Annie is looking for but when a beautiful stranger at work sweeps her off her feet and won't take no for an answer. Told in Annie's POV you'll watch ...more
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bound is a very realistic love story. It took me on a journey that evoked true emotion. It had me screaming one minute and crying the next. These characters are very real and their experiences are real. This book was hard for me to read at times. Annie and Gray have an undeniable pull toward one another. Their relationship is filled with passion but not always desirable. Their story is textbook of an unhealthy relationship bound by love. Sometimes love keeps us on a road that will lead to the de ...more
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bound by Stephie Walls is the first installment in a duet.
This book is a hell of a wild ride !!
Meet Annie and Gray.
Annie is a 20 year old college student who works full time at a consulting firm.
And there is Gray. Hes 27 year and works at another consulting firm. He leads a carefree playboy and single life, so it seems.
They meet and there are no sparks- there is an epic firework.
They date over the years, then they break up. Gray is hot and cold. He wants no commitment. He completely destroys the
Ashley Gill
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story! The amount of times I wanted to reach in and shake Annie for not being stronger makes my shoulders hurt but I loved every minute of it.
Bound was a refreshing read these days, especially when most Contemporary Romances Few similar. With a few twists that I clearly didn't see coming, I breezed through! Well done, Stephie!
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't think I've ever read a book like Bound before. I had no idea what was going to happen with Annie, and at times I didn't even know if I could keep going.

This book is confronting and will push you out of your comfort zone, but it is also one of the most real books I have ever read.

Annie wasn’t perfect, in fact she was far from it, and while I didn’t necessarily agree with all of her actions I couldn’t help but feel for her. It felt like she carried the weight of the world on her shoulders,
L. Jacobs
May 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lovers of heavy angst
4 Heartbroken Stars
Painful freaking read. I mean... damn. It hurt my heart and left me an emotional mess at times. My best advice is to make sure you're in the mood for some heavy heartbreak before reading this. Phew! I need some wine.
Romance Novel Giveaways Lauren Seiberling
This is a romance novel that is unlike anything I have ever read before.

First of all, let me say that Stephie is clearly a VERY talented writer. She conveys thoughts, feelings and emotions very well with the written word. I would be interested to read her books outside of this series.

The love scenes were SMOKING HOT, and I found myself experiencing a wide range of emotions while reading the story as a whole.

That being said:

Annie is a girl with lots of qualities; driven, confident, physically att

This book....

The book blurb says it all.. "This is not a fairytale romance; it’s the story of two people desperate to love each other through drugs, infidelity, and painful truths. Not all love is guaranteed a happy ending."

Yeah, that is an understatement.

I am not sure how I feel about this story. This book made me so infuriated at times, I almost stopped reading.

I'll sum it up for you...
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Lea ★
ARC kindly provided by author.

Review to come...
Gray = Idiot Supreme. SMH. e_e
Raeshelle, A Naughty Girl's Novel World
It took me awhile to wrap my head around Stephie Wall's Bound because it is one of those heart-wrenching novels that you think about for a long time after you consume the very last word. Gut-wrenching, incredibly poignant and deeply touching, Bound tells a love story that will make you question the things that people are willing to do for love and the extent of what one will tolerate in order to hang on to a love that is so powerful and life-changing that it is nearly impossible to let it go.

I a
Holy heartbreak! My heart still hurts on this one and I honestly cannot say where this story is going to go. At this moment, I’m a little torn in pieces and my heart wants one thing and my head wants the other. As you can see this story is part of a duet and Bound is the first installment. Freed is the second installment and wanting to grab it now to see if I can feel my heart again. You are going to go on one heck of a ride while reading this book. You will cry, scream, want to destruct right w ...more
Ana Rita
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't care what time it is, or the day of the week because everytime a new book from this author enters my Kindle I need to start reading asap. I know that every person who have read her books thinks just like me and if you want to find out why just grab her books and start reading. I'll guarantee you that you will not want to stop.
Stephie Walls has a simple, intense and breathtaking writing that will hook you up from the first chapter because every book has the same intensity and the same lo
Nikki Hernandez
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, arc
Bound (Bound Duet 1) by Stephie Walls is an angst love story about growth.

The book starts out with Annie a 20 year old full-time college student and full time worker and Gray a 26 year old worker at DC. Gray is instantly attracted to Annie leaving her notes, pursuing her, trying to find out the littlest detail about her. Eventually Annie gives in a starts dating Gray which would later be her biggest mistake. Annie is a damaged character after dealing with a traumatic relationship from high schoo
Traci Parker
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Goodness what did I just read?!?!?!
My angst level is so high I feel like I want to go and jump off a cliff!
This kind of book always kills me - I feel like I am going through this. I don't want to love the characters but I do. I feel like my heart has been ripped open and left on the floor.
The author gave a warning before the book about Annie - but I did have that hatred of a stupid woman for her. My heart is still leaping out of my chest for her! And don't get me started on Gray! Dear God, I
Lisa Guzman
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Frustrated beyond words

Gray I just want to strangle you! Annie, I have no words for you but to wake up and realize your worth. Damn! This story was like no other story I have read. I'm in knots over this. On one hand I wanted Gray to man up and for Annie to overcome her depression and dependency on Gray. On the other hand I wanted Annie to cut all ties with him and find someone who will love her like she is meant to be loved. Thank God I don't have to wait for Freed!
Sassy Southern
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Annie Teasman is known as a problem solver with her work at Walton's. She can figure out why companies are having trouble with certain things yet she has trouble figuring out her own life. She tries to successfully manage her job and school while keeping men at a distance after a painful past.

Gray Dearsley is a weekend shift supervisor at DC when he first sees Annie and knows he wants to make her his. But Gray has his own complications in his life, namely his separation from his wife.

As Annie
May 14, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Main characters: Gray and Annie. Told in alternating POV's.

Gray was twenty-six years old. Annie was twenty. Gray settled too soon in his young life and was having regrets. He missed out on his fun years until Annie enticed him. Annie was the excuse and reason for Gray to leave Abby. Gray turned Annie into a sexual fiend. Gray behaved as a man going through a midlife crisis with a younger girl.

The story was sexually driven. The combination of drugs, sex, and infidelity made this a challenging rea
S.B. Alexander
Jun 01, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sexy
First, the cover of Bound to Love is eye-catching, and one of the reason I was drawn to this book. Second, the title speaks volumes in conveying the theme of the struggles between two people who are madly in love. It’s essential when readers are searching for a good book to hit a homerun with these two elements, and the author did just that.

The overall storyline is compelling, realistic and conveys real world challenges of life, love and happiness, and everything else a person deals with in life
Ana Rita
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't care what time it is, or the day of the week because everytime a new book from this author enters my Kindle I need to start reading asap. I know that every person who have read her books thinks just like me and if you want to find out why just grab her books and start reading. I'll guarantee you that you will not want to stop.
Stephie Walls has a simple, intense and breathtaking writing that will hook you up from the first chapter because every book has the same intensity and the same lo
Leigh Lunsford
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Words cannot express how I felt

Words cannot express how I felt

Annie and Gray... they have a connection that is once in a lifetime, but the time is never right. Stephie Walls doesn't just tell you they have this connection she makes you FEEL it. The slow build up, the scorching heat and the power of their love is all encompassing. There were times I would get frustrated with Annie because she was being weak, then I would remember a time in my life when I was that girl. At the time you don't reali
Janice Dearman
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bound by Love by Stephie Walls

I enjoyed this book. I think that the story-line is very believable. It doesn't end like most romance novels, but the reader is not disappointed. Ms. Walls allows the characters and the plot to evolve into an ending that makes sense and then leaves the reader wanting for the sequel. Her dialog and narration are strong, and she manages to keep these true to the two very different characters--Annie and Gray. Annie is very intelligent and well-educated, while Gray is m
Camila Karlla
Jun 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Que livro intenso. Chorei horrores. Esperando ansiosamente pela continuação.
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I started this book because I wanted to read Redemption by this author, and I have a slight OCD issue with series of standalones (I read that the main character in Redemption was introduced in this duet). So, I began the task at reading this duet first.

And I can't express how happy I am. I felt a connection with Annie and Gray's dysfunctional relationship from the start. Their obsession and need for each other paralleled a dysfunctional relationship I had. It was quite eye opening, and I found m
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Stephie Walls is a literary whore - she loves words in all forms and will read anything put in front of her. She has an affinity for British Literature and Romance novels and an overall love of writing. She currently has eight novels out, four short stories, and two collections; all provocatively written to elicit your imagination and spice up your world. She has another novel on its way to booksh
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