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Their Discovery

(Legally Bound #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  114 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Exploring their fantasies could save their marriage...or push it over the edge

Legally Bound, Book 3

Samantha Archer's life has hit a wall. Her world is housework, homework and reminding her husband—the biggest kid in the family—to help out at home. Once she felt confident, powerful and sexy, but Brady doesn’t seem to notice her anymore, and now all she feels is invisible.
Published April 29th 2019
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Realistic and hot.
This book was a bit of a different twist than what I normally would read. Mainly the Dominant is the man but in this story a married couple discovers what’s really going on in their marriage. But a little Femdomme never hurt anyone. Right?

The author took her time delving into the subject. She developed her characters beautifully so we could be in their heads as they tried to figure out their marriage.

I loved Brady. He is completely devoted to his wife in so ma
Mar 30, 2019 marked it as dnf
DNF at 18% for fat shaming. Strike one was heroine referring to herself as obese and not being able to fit into store clothing. Strike two was hero referring to having a gym in his office to prevent his employees from turning into Jabba the Hut. Seriously? Also the beginning is just sad. Sad kids, sad husband, sad wife. And so a D/s relationship is going to fix their marriage? I was waiting for that spark of hope, but after the Jabba the Hut comment I was done caring. So disappointed.

Thank you
Tanja OMGReads
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: omgreads
This book had a few issues. Some of the things that kept coming out of MC's mouth were a bit questionable. Some things are never funny and it's due to that I'm giving this a 3.75*.

But when you (if you can) look past that this story was an OK read. I liked how Sam embraced her newfound self. I liked Brady's villingness to let her explore even when he wasn't all that comfortable with it. Maybe what I liked the most was that I genuinely believed in their love despite everything looking like a bit g
Nadine Bookaholic
Have you ever read a book and didn't want it to end? Have you ever read a book and thought now I can really relate to that? Have you ever read a book and said FINALLY a book that shows the struggles of real life and it doesn't blow smoke up your ass telling you life is just one big rainbow and your the pot of gold at the end of it? Well, for me this book was absolutely the one I didn't want to end, the one that I could relate to (for the most part anyway), and it definitely didn't blow smoke up ...more
DNF @ 10%

I just wanted a gentle giant submissive and some pegging. Instead I was hit with a whole fuck load of body and food shaming, as well as fatphobic BS.

Oh, and some jabs about mommy porn and trashy romance.

You can find out more about why I DNFed it, including a few passages that I highlighted, in this Twitter thread:

It's 2019. Why can't we have nice things?
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Apr 21, 2019 rated it liked it
My Rating: C+ Liked It, but I had issues

Their Discovery is the third book in the Legally Bound series by Rebecca Grace and my first read by the author. I don’t usually start a series out of order even if each book could function as a stand-alone, but I choose to try Their Discovery because it focuses on a married couple who are having issues with their marriage.

As someone who has been married for 16 years, I know all too well there are ups and downs in marriage and I enjoy reading about fictiona
Ruthie Taylor
Apr 22, 2019 rated it liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~


This is the third book in the series - but very different from the previous two, as it involves a married couple rediscovering their passion for each other, rather than two very closed off individuals finding love. It is an interesting read, although I found it to be a really slow and rather sad read in places.

There were times where the story flowed well, and then slam came on the brakes - which was very realisti
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I have been on the Legally Bound journey from nearly Day 1, and Their Discovery was the perfect way to end this series. Brady and Samantha have always been a bit of a mystery. Brady lived in his brother, Jack's, shadow, and Samantha appeared to be a one-off character. But Their Discovery does a great job of bringing these two pivotal characters and their story to light.

Brady is a delightful combination of brains and braun, computer programmer
Avid Reader
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Their Discovery (Legally Bound #3) by Rebecca Grace Allen
4 stars
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Samantha and Brady have a picture perfect life...from the outside. On the inside, both are feeling the effects of life.

Samantha's perspective is one that I'm sure a lot of women can relate to. Living her life for her family and wondering where the years have gone. She had dreams of her own, but then life happened and she had to change what those dreams were. Now, s
I received a free copy in exchange for a fair review!

I really appreciated this contemporary erotic romance as it a showcases a married couple trying to find their sexual spark, a couple who is into exploring their desires openly with each other, a couple that has real roadblocks preventing them from doing so at all times, i.e. jobs, children, and other obligations. This isn't a fantasy, this isn't a billionaire sweeping a poor, younger person off their feet. This is also a wonderful depiction of
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This third book in the Legally Bound series (after His Contract and Her Claim) is a poignant portrait of a marriage on the rocks. Not because of what they’ve done so much as what they haven’t done. After seventeen years of marriage and two children, Samantha and Brady seem to have lost the love and passion that brought them together, and have lost sight of each other. Sam feels like the invisible bulwark in their marriage, and Brady spends his time at his work, where he feels like a superhero in ...more
Apr 30, 2019 rated it liked it
The blurb did a good job giving the basics about this book. I could relate to Sam in some ways early on, with her frustrations with her life and her desire to make changes. Brady was a lovable guy, wanting things he was afraid to ask for and not sure what to do about it. However, I had big issues with this couple incorporating BDSM into their marriage when they couldn't even communicate enough to say, "I love you," and just spent time wishing the other person would say it.
One of their children
Amy Vida
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of Their Discovery in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this story that was very humble and realistic. I think many couples find their lives are taken over by daily living, kids, work, etc. Sam and Brady were no exception. I found the transition into their new life style was very natural with a few bumps along the way. This was definitely a book I would read if you are open minded and willing to an venture into a different lifestyle scene even if it's only fo ...more
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! I don’t really read a lot of books about couples who are already married (I don’t know why...but I’m definitely going to start!), so this book was kind of enlightening and fun for me. I loved the dynamics between Sam and Brady, and how we get to see them work through the newness of kink while rediscovering their love for one another (although it was never lost *insert emotion here*). This story was so realistic and left the reader with many important messages: Don’t t ...more
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
wow wow wow....there isn't much more I can say how wonderful this book is.

Having been with my husband as long as I have, I found myself relating to this story quite a bit in terms of where their marriage is. Losing yourself in your family and responsibilities tends to make us all forget who we are and what we want.

As we settle and time moves on, we forget to communicate, we forget to "see" the person we have chosen to be with until death. This book shows how easy it would be to walk away from i
Oct 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: mf, pegging
I mean it’s fine. It’s got this real life troubles thing going on in the beginning that’s kinda refreshing. They’ve gotta deal with the kids and wait for the strap on to come in the mail, which is all well and good.

I’ll round it up to three stars because that seems like what you do on Goodreads.

Can we talk about a smut pet peeve of mine? Do they have to use condoms? I’m as pro condom as the next person, but it’s a book and they are a married couple.

I think it’s kind of weird, for example, when
Claire Cronin
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a new author for me and also book 3 in the Legally Bound series, but this can easily be read as a standalone - I was intrigued by the blurb about a married couple and their marriage being in trouble, finding out about Dom/Sub relationship and seeing if it would fix their marriage??

I must say this was an engaging read for me, quite realistic and relatable to - no marriage is perfect and everyone has their ups and downs, sexual problems, trouble with the kids, loss of self worth, etc., Th
Maria Rose
Update May 3, 2019 : I read an early version of this book. The author edited some of the weight issues that I mentioned in the last paragraph of this review and also wrote a blog post explaining her decisions and her character choices, so the copy you read will have some fixes to this issue.


Their Discovery by Rebecca Grace Allen is the third story in her steamy BDSM themed Legally Bound series. In this romance, it's a married couple who've lost that loving spark that figu
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s been a while since I’ve read a BDSM novel, and I have to admit, I pick them so well. Woot me! LOL

RGA is a talented writer and always has been, but sometimes I’m surprised all over again at how well her thoughts and ideas area transferred onto the page.

Samantha and Brady, the married couple with girls, from the previous two novels (remember those? they’re awesome, too) who up until now were only side characters, are getting finding out they didn’t know everything there is to know about each
Kathryn Manzella
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Their Discovery is the third book in Rebecca Grace Allen's Legally Bound series. It tells a story of a couple stuck in a rut in their marriage. They discover a rekindling of their flame, but experience some stumbling along their way of redefining their connection with one another.

There are aspects of the book I think some readers (especially parents) can identify with, and some that hit me wrong or unrelatable. But the story still had my attention. What I really liked is that their story was we
Sunny Shelly Reads
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Their Discovery was a fresh take on a married couple in crisis, combined with a twist on the Dom/sub relationship. The wife is the Domme, the husand the sub, and they discover that the last thing they ever thought is what saves their struggling marriage.

I found Brady and Sam to be completely relatable as spouses who have drifted apart. He is hopelessly devoted to her and their family, but struggles in so many simple ways. Those struggles lead to Sam's ever-growing frustration with him and the st
Jessica Alcazar
I read both an early copy of this story what seems like forever ago, and I also read the finished product this past week. I didn’t review the early copy because it was all kinds of problematic for me and the problems were my dislikes/likes/opinions and not on the actual craft itself so I walked away … until last week.

I’m not going to give you a plot-point review of the first draft I read because honestly, the author took the early review criticism and addressed it in her final copy and she wrot
Kate Wilkins
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: menage, romance, erotica, bdsm
I wish this had been the first novel of this genre that I had ever read. Starting with smooth polished Doms who've been doing this for years, don't have any problems and do everything perfectly, you can forget about the fact that the people involved in each relationship are exactly that - people. With all their hangups, foibles and eccentricities. Most of the time they aren't perfect, or at least they sure didn't start out that way.
What I loved most about this novel was the fact that it's about
Haley Dauel
Jun 21, 2019 rated it liked it
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Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Their Discovery by Rebecca Grace Allen is my first read by this author but I am most definitely putting the first 2 books in the Legally Bound series on my to be read list. I read my share of BDSM stories, powersharing, kinky and not so kinky. This one kind of encompasses all kinds of different stories into one although the main story line of this story is Domme/sub. I rarely read this kind of story and not necessarily because I don't enjoy it, but primarily because it doesn't come across my pla ...more
Lynn Brooks
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Emotionally scintillating! With the last book in the Legally Bound series, we finally get down and dirty with Brady and Sam. We've been familiar with the problems running rampant throughout their marriage since his brother Jack's story in Book One, and now we get to know them behind the scenes. The story line was attention grabbing, and brought love and emotions to the forefront. I enjoyed the entire series!

Samantha Archer is in a rut. She used to be powerful and ready to take on the world, but
Barbara Cuyler
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the way Ms. Allen writes. Her characters are true to life. Sam and Brady's marriage is in crisis. Sam feels unappreciated and almost invisible. I can remember feeling just that way as a young mom, and although I didn't try to solve my problems the way Sam did and I sometimes felt that Sam was acting in a selfish manner, I could still relate to her and empathize. Brady's ADD is dealt with in a way that helped me understand his problem while I could still see how Sam would become frustrated ...more
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good. I had read the second in the Legally Bound series by Rebecca Grace Allen and was really looking forward to this one. I love her writing style, and how deeply she digs into her characters and really makes them come alive on the page. This time the story features a married couple, a bit of a departure in typical romance. We are past the point of Samantha and Brady finding their happy-ever-after, and are seeing what happens next. For these two, settling into married life, hav ...more
Desca Ang
Their Discovery is the end of Legally Bound the series. It tells a story about Brandy and Samantha. Well, I am not going through all the synopsis here as some of the reviewers have provided the synopsis with the review. I just want to highlight several things here.

To me, I do love the portrayal of Brady. He is a former college football player with a witty sense of humour and great combo of brain and bods. Meanwhile Samantha is somehow so complicated in her own way. If you read the book you will
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Rebecca Grace Allen writes hot, heartbreaking, happily-ever-afters. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, as well as a Master of Science in Education, both of which seemed like good ideas at the time. After stumbling through jobs in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she's returned to my first love: writing. A sel ...more

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