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Bound by Deception

(Bound #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  2,236 ratings  ·  225 reviews
Lord Oliver Marsden has a secret. He's been in love with his childhood friend for years, though Vincent's never shown an interest in him beyond friendship. Ruggedly handsome, wealthy, and successful, Vincent is everything Oliver is not. And Vincent doesn't prefer men.

Then Oliver discovers Vincent hires a man during his visits to a London brothel. Desperate to be with Vince
ebook, 80 pages
Published September 16th 2008 by Loose Id
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Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Judith by: Christelle
Shelves: historical, hot-sex, m-m

No one warned me about the chains,whips,and collars,( I'm looking at you,Christelle...)

To be fair,it is mild on the BDSM but I wasn't expecting it....I'm not really complaining because Vincent was a bit delicious....all brooding male dominance....

Lord Oliver Marsden has been secretly in love for years....with his childhood friend, Lord Vincent Prescott.

But Vincent is straight...or is he?? When Oliver discovers his secret passion,he sees a way to get close to Vincent.

He substitutes himself fo
4.35 hot surprised story stars

5 stars for the Audiobook.

The narrator nailed the accents and gave each character a distinct voice. 😘

I was not prepared for all the bdsm hotness. What an amazing surprise.

Thanks so much Impatient elf for this gift.
Nov 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves a M/M Romance
Wow! I really loved this book. Set in London, England in the year 1822 it was one of my first historical M/M Erotic Romance reads.
Lord Oliver Marsden has decided to take matters into his own hands. Born the second son, he has been often overlooked by the ton and his family, as someone that doesn't have much value or worth. His closest friend, Lord Vincent Prescot, is also the second son, but he comes from a more wealthy family and although more accepted by the ton, he and Oliver have easily beco
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Regency peeps & kinkaniganists

True. There were no MANTIES but there was a veritable poo poo platter of kinkanigans. Regency kinkanigans.

Vincent and Oliver are both second sons. You know "the spare". The overlooked or outright forgotten sons. Vincent is still seeking approval from his father. Oliver's father has been disgraced, outcast from polite society and Oliver has washed his hands of him. However, Oliver is near destitute so for him to come up with the money required to pull off his deception shows his level of commitm
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The reasons why I loved it

- the book started off straight to the point
- Oliver came clean about the deception in an appropriate amount of time. I hate when things drag.
- light bdsm (I hate the hardcore stuff)
- the bdsm scene was not drawn out for pages upon pages
- climax from penetration alone (so hawt)
- the MC’s had an established friendship so Olivers feelings for Vincent did not come across as insta
- the book was short but there are 2 additional shorts to round it out to the equivalent of
A HOT historical romance with a touch of BDSM...This is a book sliced in 3 instalments : going straight to the next part.
I can say this : it is damned delicious and Vincent is an A** : I'm going to love seeing him crumble...#TeamOliver !!!
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historicals

Will post a review when I finish with all books of the series.

But OH.MY.GOD! That last scene...

Also...marble dildos...

Let's do this.

~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

That's my rating for the entire series, including the two free shorties. Ava March is the queen of m\m Regency romance; I adore the scenes she writes and the HEAs she grants, despite the obvious historical limitations. Regencies can be stuffy or depressing. This series is neither. It's hot and filthy in the best possible way (bondage, oil, and dildos included).

Oliver and Vincent are both fully realized characters. I loved the depth of their relationship, the sl
Dec 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hot-man-love, ebook
The chemistry between the heroes literally took my breath away. I thought this book had so many sensual and very sexy moments for a novella. I wish the story had been longer. I really would enjoy reading more about them!
Mar 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All of our friends here that hasn't read it
Recommended to Jack by: Ashley, Shell, Shawn
Bound by Deception is another book that has been recommended to us by our friends here on Goodreads. Once again, our friends have great tastes in their reading material.
It's a pretty rare to find a historical erotic romance in this genre. It's always interesting to see how things will turn out since homosexual relationships were even more frowned upon than it is today. I thought that Ava's heroes, Oliver and Vincent, are both interesting and very much a product of their time. The chemistry they
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
I'll admit I don't read a lot of historical but....

This was good. And soooooo smoking hot.
Sep 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: BDSM fans
Two lovers, concealed passion...
...heartbreaking couple

About the two main characters
Lord Oliver Marsden is deeply in love with his childhood friend,Lord Vincent Prescot. It's 1822, and we are talking about London as background... of course it's not possible to him declare his love and propose in the middle of the street (while witness applaud crying)... nope. Was a crime (sodomy) and was punished by hanging.
Oliver find one way to have just one time with Vincent. Pretend to be a whore, in the
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Thank you for the gift, other elf!
Mar 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A fabulous romp through history. As someone who normally doesn't go for historical romance books, I was surprised by how much I liked this novella. The intimate scenes between the characters were smokin hot and the angst was delicious. I wish I'd read it sooner.
I'm gonna be honest.

As much as I like historicals, it is the kink factor that drew me in to this series.

And Ms. March certainly delivered on the kinkiness. I mean, these two were HOT when they found themselves in a bedroom.

However, I found that my joy of the novel was tempered with how the "relationship" (if you can call it that) between the MCs was portrayed; I just felt that it was too one-sided. Oliver has been in love with his best friend Vincent for years, but Vincent has never really lo
Verrrrry hot story, with likable characters and interesting story. The final confrontation between Oliver and Vincent was well written, emotionally tugging and made me root for a nice HEA. Alas, I had to content myself with a HFN, which was actually fine considering the length of the story and the fact that there's a sequel where, I hope, they'll finally find their HEA.

Now, most of the sexual content (BDSM) of this story is out of my comfort zone and I admit I skimmed through some parts of the l
Mar 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book and i don't know why i waited so long to read it.
I'm in love with Oliver_lol.And i liked the confrontation scene at the end (read it 2 times).
I'll wait for the sequel to see how the relationship between the two lords will evolve.
I really enjoyed this - it wasn't much more than erotica, but it had a plot and there was the start of romance between Oliver and Vincent - well, Oliver already loves Vincent, which does make this more than just erotica, and Vincent feels something more than friendship for Oliver by the end of this, but by the end of this they're just starting a sexual relationship.

So it will be fun to read more and see more of the romance come into it. It's there, slightly, but only the beginnings of it.

I enj
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
First of all: I loved this book, I can't begin to say how much.

I really liked:

* The setting, London 1822. For me the historical setting gives this book an exotic taste. Candle light, a lot of clothes to get rid of, it was great for my imagination.

* The characters. Oliver and Vincent are amazing, they are so good together! I loved Oliver and his feelings felt so real that my heart ached for him, his pain, his desperation.

* The BDSM element. I usually avoid BDSM themed books, but this book made me
Liz (Bugetta)
Re-read via audio 12/6/17 - I've read the first two books in this series twice but still haven't managed to finish the series so I decided to give it one more go via audio, since it's available in the Audible Romance Package. It was just as good the third time around. The narrator, David Thorpe, was new to me, and I thought he did a really good job bringing the story to life and giving each character distinct voices.

Review 3/8/16: I originally read this in September of 2013 and it was one of my
Ula'ndi Hart
Overall book rating: 3.5
Audio Book: N/A
Book Cover: 3.8

Short and hot. I liked the idea behind this one. Would have liked maybe a visit or two more with dear Lord Vincent still in the ‘dark’ but it’s a short read and so I’m happy with what I got.
May 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: lovers of m/m and BDSM
Recommended to Steelwhisper by: Kate
This was a delightful and very fast read. I wasn't entirely satisfied with this book, there are a few criticisms, but I still give it 5*.

Why? Well, this has been one of a very few BDSM-containing novels I've read during the past 12 months which was absolutely "right" on every level of BDSM. That last, so bloody rare acknowledgment at the end, that it is the submissive who controls the game, while ensuring the sensuality of this also makes itself known to the reader is reason for those 5 stars al
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Jul 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm so glad I listened to a few of my fellow Goodreaders and picked up Ava March's work. Seriously good historical romance without the inconvenience of having to put up with any horribly crafted heroines. Hot historic dudes sexin' each other up. Good plots, good writing, likable characters, great dialogue, good romance. Win.
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ariana by: Christelle
Shelves: historical, bdsm, lgbtq
Now wasn't that a nice tasty morsel!

Thank you so much, Christelle, for this highly enjoyable historical romance.

Loved Oliver totally losing it over Vincent. And not much can beat a tall brooding alpha male, one that can lose himself, too, when the time and the man are right!

Great fun!
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! Now onto the next...
Oh what a cute surprise! I was in the mood for some dress-up porn and this certainly delivers but Ava Marchactually goes a bit deeper. Nice. The cherry on top is a fantabulous AB performed by David Thorpe. Very nice.

Oliver Marsden and Vincent Prescot are both second sons, who for different reasons are overlooked or ignored by their respective parents. They forged a bond of friendship during their school years and now as adults Vincent is successful and outwardly put together, while Oliver is bar
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historicals, m-m, romance
I was in the mood for a historical and I really enjoy Ava March's regency books. This one had been on the TBR pile for a while and I'm not quite sure why I haven't read it sooner.

Oliver has been in love with his friend Vincent for years and when he discovers that Vincent frequents the same brothel as he does, and that he likes men, Oliver decides to disguise himself as a prostitute and spend a night with Vincent.

Ava March always writes wonderful sex scenes and this was no exception. There's a BD
Mar 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009, m-m
This was bull eye of hitting good thing in the sea of homoerotica. There are several reasons why 1. two handsome men in the historical setting, 2. sex with hint of BDSM, 3. plot there is a plot and it does not affect the whole book, 4. it was funny kind of plot, 5. the book was short but thick with action, 6. I learn new English word - ballock.

Two lords, both second sons so without obligation to produce heir and rather being overlooked by their fathers were the main characters of the book. Olive
Oct 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Very good kinky Regency m/m romance about a minor aristocrat who's been in love with one of his well-to-do friends for years, but only recently realized that his friend was also gay. Will his deceptive scheme to take the place of his friend's usual whore, while remaining anonymous, ultimately backfire?
In 1820's London Oliver Marsden learns his friend Vincent visits a molly house every month and pays the madame to replace Vincent's regular man. However, Vincent doesn't recognize his life-long friend Marsden because his hair is long, he has some beardy scruff and he's not wearing his glasses. Mm, okay.

One steamy sexy BDSM session later, Vincent is hooked on the man he knows as Jake, and he's amazed when he later learns that Jake is his best friend Marsden. Okay, the plot is kinda ludicrous, but
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Ava March is a bestselling author of sexy, emotionally intense M/M historical erotic romances. She loves writing in the Regency time period, where proper decorum is of the utmost importance, but where anything can happen behind closed doors. With over fifteen works to her credit, her books have been finalists in the Rainbow Awards and More Than Magic contest, and deemed ‘must-haves’ for Historical ...more

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