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Bound (The Devil's Due #3)

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Smith Sinclair guards the gates to the darkest corners of Charleston, and I need access for a story. Despite my best efforts, he stonewalls me at every turn, treating me like a plaything with his outrageous demands.

He's unapologetic and arrogant, and refuses to play fair. Yet I find his scathing honesty and brazen confidence irresistible. Staying away from him isn't an op
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Published February 20th 2020 by Quarry Road Publishing
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Let me tell you a little story about meeting Eva Charles at a book signing this past October. I **may** have stalked her a bit from across the room because I was supposed to be assisting another author at the event.

You see, I needed to find the perfect opportunity to try to get Eva to spill some details about Smith and what to expect in Bound. But I got not a damn thing other than “you’ll just have to wait until February!” And wait I did.

And holy hell was Smith and all his alpha manly gloriousn
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
A long winding road with some kinky and unexpected twists.
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This is the first time I have read this author so I was pleased that this book was almost a standalone. I say almost because there are several places in this book where I felt I was missing something and figured this has to be part of a series because of references made to other stories.

The premise of this book is strong and I especially loved the character of Smith. He was everything we look for an alpha male and I loved h
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Jessica Alcazar
Bound turned out to be a totally different story than I expected. That’s neither a good thing nor bad, it just is. What I got I enjoyed tremendously. At the beginning of the story I got a little apprehensive on the writing style because it was thorough. It wasn’t slow, per say, but the development of the story left zero to chance LOL the author laid out this story without a single gap from page one. The slow burn of the story mixed very well with the relationship development between our leads. I ...more
Ola Adamska
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2020
This story... I need A fan... It was HOT, demanding, devouring and pulling all the right strings for me from the very first page. Be warned this story is a LONG one as well.
Smith is JD Wilder's best friend and I was so curious about what will be put in his book. I got what I wanted and even more. Nothing can prepare you for what you will discover here from vanilla to hot kinky emotions.
Kate is a reporter that is looking for some information about the long-dead case. She's asking and that's dange
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April Symes
Bound by Eva Charles is the third book in The Devil's Due series. This is Smith Sinclair and Kate McKenna's story.
Smith is JD Wilder's best friend and head of security for The Wilders.
 Kate is a beautiful and fiery reporter going after a sizzling story...or at least what she was lead to believe was but that's definitely not the case. When Kate arrives in town, Smith is asked by the Wilders to get Kate to leave...even though there is crazy hot chemistry between him and Kate. He does it. The fact
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Sharon
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
4.5 stars
This is the third book in the Devil’s Due series and the first book I have read by the author. It can be read as a standalone but I am going back to read the other two books. Kate is a woman of conviction who is after a story that will earn her the Nobel Prize that she feels her mother should have won. However, things are not looking well for her as she is off to uncover a seemingly underground society which is being guarded by Smith Sinclair. Smith is a former military man with special
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ReadingInPyjamas
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
New to me author, Eva Charles has managed to capture my attention with this suspenseful and intriguing story. Bound is the third book in The Devil's Due series, but can be read as a standalone.

An ex-military man and a strong-headed and sassy reporter, make such a great pair. I loved the dynamic of their relationship. Smith has proven that an alpha male can be strong and deadly but sweet at the same time. And Kate is the perfect fierce heroine, who doesn't back down from a challenge when it comes
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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
Honestly when I read the blurb for this book it didn’t exactly appeal to me but I had read The Devil’s Duet by Eva Charles and absolutely loved JD and Gabby so I wanted to read about Smith. The blurb about the priest was really throwing me off. I’m glad I went ahead and read this book because it was not what I expected...in the best way! Smith is a hot, hot, HOT alpha male. Kate is a reporter who ends up in Charleston chasing a story and ends up getting “stuck” with Smith to help her get the sco ...more
Julie
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The blurb had me really intrigued. The three characters involved were so different, the story was sure to be very interesting.

Kate is a journalist looking for her big story and Smith, the guy who has the job of keeping Kate away from her target. And a priest who gives spiritual guidance.

This is a story of trust and deceit. There’s twists and turns, erotica and strictly taboo action. Who to trust is not always clear.

Bound is a suspenseful read, and a great story. I highly recommend this book!

Amber- Leave Me Alone I’m Reading
Wow!! This book is so freaking good. I couldn’t put it down! I had been looking forward to Smith’s book, but it was so much more than I expected. Smith is just so dreamy. I love an ex-military alpha... especially one who is tough but loyal and sweet too. And don’t even get me started on how I love a strong heroine. Kate is a badass in her own right and I loved it. The chemistry between them is perfection and sooooo hot!! Gah! I definitely recommend giving this one a read!
Paula D
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kate and Smith’s story is very emotional and intense. Kate is one strong woman and I fell for her deeply and just wanted some true happiness in her life. Smith was the perfect alpha that Kate brought out feelings that he didn’t want to believe. Amazing book with huge twists but in the end will love win it all? 5/5 star
Richelle Robinson
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Claire Cronin
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A gripping read from start to finish, this will have you on the edge of your seat with the action, drama and suspense..... you will need a fan and a cold shower for the sizzling hot sexy scenes...... it's also an emotional roller coaster that may well make you stop and think about things.

Smith Sinclair is JD Wilder's Head of Security, he is also his best friend and they know each other inside out. Nothing is more important to JD than his personal life and his family, that's why Smith does what h
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Ria -  Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Smith stole my heart

Eva Charles certainly knows how to write about alpha males and their equally sexy and sassy women. First she gave us JD Wilder and Gabby, now she has presented us with Smith Sinclair and Mary Katherine "Kate" McKenna. OMG!!!! Smith ... that man stole my heart. WOW!!!

Smith and Kate's story was such a terrific read. It has a touch of darkness, definite suspense, occasionally emotional and some jaw-dropping steamy scenes ... Smith certainly knows how to increase a woman's heart
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Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Kate is looking for a Pulitzer prize winning story. Smith is supposed to scare her out of town and away from the Wilder’s even if they are not the main topic of her research. But, an instant attraction makes it much too hard for Smith to send Kate on her way . . . and, the more he starts to learn about her, the closer he wants to keep her . . . and it’s not only to keep tabs on her and her research.

But, there is something truly sinister afoot in Charleston. And, Kate finds herself smack dab in t
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AC Squared Book Blog
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This series has quickly grown to be a favorite of mine! I love how it's just the right amount of dark, it has so many amazing plot twists, it's super sexy, amazing action moments and the perfect amount of romance. IT. IS. PERFECTION!! And Smith and Kate definitely followed suite to Gabby and JD!

I really loved Smith in the previous books, but I had no idea I would love him this much! He's broody, witty and oddly compassionate. I loved how much he cared about Kate even though he "shouldn't." He eq
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Dimple
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Whew, talk about a plot twist! I've read Eva's stories many times and loved them all (although I somehow missed the earlier duet from this series! A problem I am remedying immediately!) Ms. Charles does a masterful job of building highly complex characters and weaving their stories together in such a way you cannot think of one without the other.

Smith was...sigh, an amazing character. He's everything you want in an alpha male while still being all the things that drive us crazy about alpha male
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Roxs Reads
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bound was the very much anticipated follow-up novel from author Eva Charles’ Depraved duet which released last year. Smith Sinclair and Kate McKenna were introduced in that duet and it appears that the author had some reader demand for their story. I didn’t actually go in blind, but I also didn’t know what to expect. Whatever I was going to get, I knew I wanted it.

It took me a little while to really start enjoying these characters. It is a long book and there was quite a bit of ground work laid
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Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
4.5 stars

Whew, talk about a plot twist! I've read Eva's stories many times and loved them all (although I somehow missed the earlier duet from this series! A problem I am remedying immediately!) Ms. Charles does a masterful job of building highly complex characters and weaving their stories together in such a way you cannot think of one without the other.

Smith was...sigh, an amazing character. He's everything you want in an alpha male while still being all the things that drive us crazy about al
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Misty - The Erotic Book Blog
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you were as intrigued as I was about the mysterious Smith Sinclair from The Devil’s Duet, wonder no more. It’s finally time to find out all about this man!

Who wouldn’t be drawn to this man? He’s the epitome of the strong, silent type. He exudes sex appeal and danger but has this unexplainable softness to him that you just can’t put your finger on. He’s that forbidden fruit you know you shouldn’t have, yet you can’t seem to avoid indulging in it anyway. He’s standoffish, not always a nice guy,
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Karen
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow…such a great story!

Smith Sinclair has better things to do than to try to run off a nosy reporter. He’s head of security for the Wilder’s and his job is to protect them, their family and most importantly, their secrets. He has no idea that this nosy little reporter will turn his world upside down and sideways in such a short time. She’s a challenge he’s not sure he can handle.

Kate McKenna is trying to liver her mother’s life that was taken from her. She enjoys being a journalist, but she wan
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Melinda  Parker
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ties That Bind and Release Us


Smith Sinclair, even his name sounds commanding.  And commanding, demanding, and all being is exactly who this man is, inside and out, professionally and privately. But this is what it takes to be the man in charge of so many lives in so very many different worlds.  

Smith is head of security for The Wilders.  A job he’s earned and one he takes to heart. When he’s tasked with eliminating a threat to the family and business, he’s taken aback with the source of content
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Naughty Nightie
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow this was a page-turner by Eva and you had to keep going to see what happened next. So many twists and turns you don't see coming.
Kate is a reporter digging in all the wrong places about a case in Charleston. Smith has been sent to keep an eye on her and make her leave town back to Boston as soon as possible. Instead the opposite happens and he finds himself attracted to her. Kate is a bit apprehensive at times since she sees what his lifestyle (BDSM) is like and isn't sure she's enough or ev
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SBee Reviews
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
★ A twisty-dark plot in some places, a satisfying & sizzling romance in others ★

—>>> When Smith meets the nosy journalist Kate McKenna, he is more than attracted to her, but he also knows his loyalties and his duty to protect the Wilder family, even though Kate insists that she is not digging into the family’s matters. When they think that they’ve successfully seen the last of Kate, however, she returns even more determined to make a life there, still intent on following her gut and chasing her
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Behind Closed Doors Book Review
Amount of sex 3.5 / 5
How explicit is the sex scenes 3.5 / 5
Story 5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

Bound is the third book in the Devil’s Due series written by author Eva Charles. Bound tells the story of Smith Sinclair, and we were first introduced to his character in the first two books, Depraved and Delivered. I believe you can read Bound as a standalone romance, although I do believe reading them in order will give you the best foundation to understand and appreciate the backstories. Just know that it’s a
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Caroline - Kindle and Koffee Book Blog
Now I'm torn between JD and Smith haha. How hot are this authors characteers.

A priest and a soldier
A demon and a knight
How can you not wanna read this story from a blurb like that. I was in from the very start of Smith & Kate's story. Bare in mind this is a long book with a slow burn but definitley worth the wait if you keep reading.
My heart broke for Kate so many times. How can someone have so much negativity thrown at them and keep going?? She did and it landed her right in Smith's lap. She i
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Joyce Gray
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A dark storyline that provides a wonderful escape from reality - Highly recommend the story and series!

Contains subject matter that may be a trigger or offensive to some including adult language, detailed intimate scenes and violence.

While this could be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend it be read in order for maximum reader satisfaction and to prevent spoilers.

This is the 3rd book in the series and it is the story of Kate and Smith. It begins a little while after the first 2 in the seri
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Kate_mrs539
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I feel like I have waited forever for Kate and Smith's story! Now that it is here I can tell you I was not disappointed at all!

I was introduced to Smith during JD and Gabby's duet. It was his intense and protective nature that drew me to him and piqued my interest. From the moment he stood up to JD in regards to Gabby's safety, I knew I needed his story and poor Eva Charles would not sleep until I had it.

Their story line is tumultuous at best, lending to some of the most emotional moments in rea
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Jennifer Pierson
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eva Charles is brilliant at writing stories with amazing characters that frustrate me to no end, while catapulting me to my happy place of dropping f-bombs because of insane twists, and Bound is absolutely NO EXCEPTION! Now, while it's the 3rd book in The Devil's Due series, it can be read as a standalone, but I really encourage everyone to read the previous books as well for fun! I'm not inclined to give very many details at all, since it's on the dark(ish) romantic suspense side. And while the ...more
Booksobsessive
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I discovered Eva when I read JDs story and fell completely in Iove with him and Eva, I loved everything about it so I’ve been looking forward to smiths story for so long !

Smiths story took me quite by surprise , although I don’t know what I expected this plot was not it and been totally honest I found it quite a slow start and because of the religious references I struggled to get into it really but that’s just because it’s not my thing.

But.... after hitting half way I became captivated by the
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