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Only Pleasure

(Bound Hearts #10)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  6,211 ratings  ·  212 reviews
Since Chase Falladay came to her rescue two years ago, Kia Stanton has never been able to forget the powerful man or the kind of life he leads. So two years later when she runs into Chase and his friend, Khalid, and leaves with them that night, she knows exactly where it is all heading. However, little prepares her for what it is like to be in Chase's arms, and in his bed. ...more
Paperback, 345 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by St. Martins Press-3PL (first published January 2009)
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Jul 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic romance that includes menage scenes
This was probably one of the better ones in the 'Bound Hearts' series by Lora Leigh. The 'Bound Hearts' series all feature men who belong to a secret, exclusive D.C. area club where all the members are dedicated to pleasuring their women, most often by engaging in menage relationships (m/f/m). There's no question it was a steamy hot, hot read, (sex in a limo, sex on the hood of a car, menage scenes...) and it didn't get TOO bogged down by either the hero or heroine's anguish over the state of th ...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
Aug 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, 2009-reads
Hmmm, four stars or five? Five for the sex, and four for Chase's inability to 'let go' of his past? "Only Pleasure" is the next book in Lora Leigh's 'Bound' series and is the story of the brother of the hero from her last book "Wicked Pleasure". If you want more of the backstory, check out my review of WP.

Kia has wanted Chase for longer than she wants to acknowledge...even before her messy divorce. But she would never have cheated, it's just not in her nature. So when Chase is the man who asks f
Dec 27, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
I'm going to be one of the few people who didn't absolutely love this book or think it was one of the best of the series. I found it rather average. Most of the things that bugged me, though, were more series-related than specific problems with this book

Only Pleasure is the tenth book in the Bound Hearts series which is about men who take pleasure in sharing their women with a third. You can probably read this one without reading the series backlist, but I would definitely recommend reading the
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book by this author- and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Granted it was a story built around this club of men who enjoyed the pleasures of sharing their partners, I appreciated that there was a good balance to the story-line and it wasn't all about their desires. Though, that played the heavy part of the role.

This was a fast paced and easy flow of a story. I liked the fact that the adults were mature in their roles through out the story. I say that because
Kris H.
Jan 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book was pretty typical of Lora Leigh's other "Bound Hearts" books--smokin' hot sex scenes, lots of MFM, a strong, yet vulnerable damsel in distress, an uber-alpha, emotionally stunted male. I love Lora Leigh, but often have to seriously suspend my disbelief (which as a huge paranormal romance fan, I obviously have no problem doing) when it comes to some of her plot contrivances. This book, however, actually had a fairly believable plot and a villain that didn't come from the Austin Powers/ ...more
Fiona Goodman
It was fun and sexy and Chase is pretty hot. Just a few questions.

What is a 'support group for men who enjoy a certain lifestyle?' I just keep imagining a group of these men sitting around in a dark room giving out their number just in case one of the thirds starts getting the urge to get a little too close to another man's woman.

Also, all these guys knew each other growing up and were introduced by the "lifestyle" by their fathers. How could the whole town not know?

I would love to be a fly on
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
3,5 stars for “Only Pleasure – 10 – Bound Hearts” by Lora Leigh
There are 3 installments for this book and I loved them all.

*** ARC kindly provided by the publisher St. Martin’s Press, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ***


only-pleasure-book-1About 7 months ago I read my first Lora Leigh book. I liked Guilty Pleasure, book 11 in this Bound Hearts series but I loved this book which is book 10 in the series.

Two years ago Kia’s ex-husband tried to force her into a menage.
Kathy Davie
Sep 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica
First read March 3rd, 2010; again on June 25th, 2011.

Tenth in the Bound Hearts erotic romance series based in Alexandria, Virginia. The couple focus is on Kia Rutherford-Stanton and Chase Falladay with Khalid as their third.

My Take
Okay, besides the heavy erotica, it's a great love story, and I just love this declaration Kia makes:
"Isn't that what love truly is? Being free even as you're being held? Knowing you can reach for the stars, and someone's there to share it with you? Or to give you a bo
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Jan 25, 2009 rated it did not like it
This is one very generous star.

Kia Rutherford has spent the last two years hiding. She's hiding from her ex-husband Drew Stanton, who tried to force her into a ménage à trois with another man, a "third" from an exclusive club of men who enjoy sharing women. She's hiding from her old friends who spread the story of this secret club, which brought Chase Falladay to her doorstep, making a deal with her to retract the story. And she's hiding from Chase himself, the one man she's always wanted but co
Mrs. Badass
Feb 11, 2011 rated it did not like it
I generally like Lora Leigh, but I could barely stomach this book. I had to force myself to finish it. I didn't like Chase, I barely liked the chic, (see I can't even remember her name, it was that bad) If I had to read about one more "I can see into her soul, because I'm buttsmexing her..." I mean really? Seriously? While they are having a threesome with Kahlid, (she is taking two at once, um OUCH) Kahlid is whispering to her how Chase must love her b/c he is going sans condom... up the arse. O ...more
Cocktails and Books
Only pleasure by Lora Leigh is equal parts hot, steamy sex and romantic suspense. Get a tall, cold glass of water ready and a box of tissues because this romance will have you needing both.

Kia Rutherford-Stanton is a beloved daughter and nearly a rape victim courtesy of her ex-husband and another man he invited into their bedroom. Fortunately, the rape does not happen thanks to the third man that distracts her husband long enough for Kia to run into the bathroom. Her father arrives just in time
Aղցela W.
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the tenth book in the Bound Hearts series. Chase Falladay from the last book. Kia Stanton knew what she was getting into when she bumped into Chase left with Chase and Khalid, however she didn't know except it to be one of the hottest nights in her life. Kia and Chase have history Kia Stanton discovers the reality of the club when her husband brings a member home with him and tries to persuade Kia to have a threesome with this man by using force and alcohol. That left Kia lost and hyste ...more
Evelyn Bryant
Dec 11, 2009 rated it did not like it
Reading this book and am of "several minds" about it. First why would these women want to be part of a threesome, that some bunch of men , immature men, have started? And if taking it up the butt is so great why aren't the men taking it up theirs? Why would a man who actually cared about a woman, much less loved her want another man to be sexually involved with her while he was. Strikes me that these men are sexually, emotionally, physically inadequate because otherwise they would not feel the n ...more
Sep 03, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So I finally got around to reading this the 10th installment in the bound hearts series. Let let me just say off the bat that is was the most insipid read I have tried to stomach in a long while. It was repetitive and lackluster and that's putting it mildly. Chase the witless hero and Kia the reformed doormat heroine they trip, stumble and engage in some of the most unkinky sex 3 people can have. Still they manage to fall in-love regardless of the fact that he disregards her and treats her like ...more
Dec 05, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: m-f-m fans who like a strong male lead
Overall this was not my favorite read, but I didn't expect the emotional ending. I couldn't put it down towards the end. It was tough starting my adventures with this series towards the end of it, so many folks made an appearance, folks who's stories readers would know...but I didn't, so those characters came off as flat, fake and sort of suspicious. Chase was kind of a jerk. Didn't really like him and didn't ever really come to understand his "darkness". And what the heck was that part about wh ...more
Johanna Sawyer
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's quite clear that I adore this author, I have read so many of hers and fail to be disappointed. This story was book ten in the series and she write m/m/f situations like she lives it. Such a fantasy fiction that has me tuning out everything in my life to kick back and enjoy one of her action packed books. She seems to epitomize the ménage a trois situation that it almost makes me laugh when there's only one male and female. It's like they forget how to have sex with two people, that how subm ...more
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought that this book was very well written. I didn't know from one time to the next what was going to happen.
The two main characters are so opposite of each other. One is stronger then she thinks and the man has to learn to accept it,
One wants a long lasting the relationship the other just wants to pleasure that they both get during sex but I think it will work out for the best.
Lora Leigh's books are good. She comes up with great story lines and makes the book interesting to read page
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is by far one of my favorite books. I've lost count on the number of times I've read it. There's just something about Chase and Kia that gets me in the feels. Maybe it's because Kia takes the opportunity to get what she wants, accepting having a third person if it means a chance to be with Chase. I also loved that she's strong. She doesn't hesitate to call Chase on his actions and tell him what she wants. She also didn't hesitate to kick Chase out and tell him not to come back unless he's r ...more
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May 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: menage, erotica, mfm
I really like Kia. She is a strong woman who takes responsibility for her choices and actions. The fact that her friends are crap, is another story. I wanted to kick Chase's ass. What an emotionally stunted jerk! UGH! His yo-yo actions with Kia are passive aggressive and he should be shot. I'm glad he had to almost lose Kia to come to an understanding.

Kia, I hate to say it, but I think you ended up picking the wrong twin.
bdsm. erotica. menage. men. hot, steamy sex and fun for the main characters chase and Kia. this book keeps you interested in the book from the start to the end. fast read. 1st book I have read of Lora Leigh. May read more from her. would recommend to others to read. yummy hot sex scenes.
Jan Springer
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another enjoyable Lora Leigh book! Recommend!
Sarah Hutchinson
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I couldn't put this one down until I was falling asleep reading it. First I've read from this author and it won't be the last! ...more
Bonnie G.
May 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica
Let me start by saying I have nothing at all against porn. It is generally not my cup of tea, but I don't find it inherently offensive and I think its great if others enjoy it. Erotica, unlike porn, needs to have character development and a story that exists to do more than string together sex acts. That story can be frankly sexual, but it needs to be more too. In Only Pleasure there is no story at all. Two pretty and utterly vacant people, neither possessing a sense of humor, dress up, go to pa ...more
Christine Galletly
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a well written series of books (I read them in the three instalments).
The content flowed, it had a really good story line and excellent characters.
I am glad that I had all three parts to read one after the other as it did grip me!
Would definitely recommend - 5 stars!!
Denise Mesnard
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Favorite book in the series.
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: sdcl
Still reading the series, but skimming more. It's hard to give up and not read the books of characters you have gotten to know in prior books. ...more
**UPON FINISHING EDIT (11/20/2013)**
So the sexism in this book only gets worse. The attempted rapist is protected by his victim. She refuses to "ruin his life" because it was "really her fault" that he raped her I guess... Seriously people she actually says this shit. This book is so full of victim blaming it makes me sick. Especially when at the end the attempted rapist is REDEEMED for his attempted rape because 1) it wouldn't have been rape because he is her husband and 2) he only wanted her s
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: undercover-lover
I've read alot of Lora Leigh books. There comes a certain point in a person's author-reader relationship where you inevitably get tired of all the "cream" "wild growls" and "booty stuff", and you take the long winding road elsewhere. Well, one day you see a book from that author you once loved, and decide, sure why not ill give it a try. Then, you're in. You suddenly remember all the good from that A-R relationship and fall back into their sand trap.

Thats Lora Leigh for me. Kind of like eating
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable story that starts with a three-way and then moves into a world where the characters have to learn how to deal with their emotions.

The only issue I had with this book is that at the beginning, Kia is given about 2 minutes of anal attention before one of the guys takes her anal virginity.
Jun 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Typical LL Romance

This could have been a great story but ended up being a typical Lori Leigh story. Strong female evolves into a needed, weak female as she gives in to the alpha male’s demands. Kia kept writing checks with her mouth that her body and heart could not cash.
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