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The Words to Bind

(Playgrounds #1)

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It all started with a munch, a meetup for the kink-minded. How was Luna supposed to know that it would change her life forever?

A munch.

A play party.

A Dom that sets her passion aflame.

After a string of failed vanilla relationships leaves her feeling unfilled, Luna Weir decides to give the fetish scene one last shot. But with her one and only experience as a submissive leavi
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ebook, 306 pages
Published May 26th 2020 by Totally Bound Publishing
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Karen_Lee_Reads
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Words to Bind
(Playgrounds #1)
Written by: P. Stormcrow

Author P. Stormcrow draws readers into this story with words that make you a part of it all. As you read each page you realize that you are investing in each character.

When we first meet Luna she is at a sexual crossroads. Having had a bad encounter with a Dom, that didn’t work out left her confused. Vanilla relationships don’t work for her so she dips her toes back in the BDSM waters.

She chooses different way to meet people, attending a
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Stacie
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I didn’t want to put this book down, it’s so great! It’s a very thoughtful look at a woman exploring the D/s world. This sexy, kinky story also highlights Luna’s journey of self discovery. I enjoyed how it delved into dominant and submissive personalities. The author conveyed what a healthy D/s relationship can look like. P. Stormcrow, thanks for the great read!
Amy Reierson
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When writing a review especially for a book I really enjoy like this I wish I was a professional writer. So I could better express how I feel about this book. The characters are all amazing from the main characters who's shy playful nature makes not liking her impossible. The all important support characters who help our main female character discover who she is, range from ridiculously boistorus, to the friend who gives it to you straight and of course the one who always holds your hand. Last b ...more
Rachel
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: ARC provided in exchange for a review.

I've read a lot of books that fall into the BDSM category or D/s. This book was like nothing I've ever read before. Instead of jumping straight into the lifestyle, this story is Luna's journey through self discovery and deciding if she wants to continue with unfulfilling vanilla relationships, or if she's ready to explore the lifestyle that fascinates and calls to her. Luna's journey is slow and weighted as she determines what is best for her and
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Christine Rains
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Luna Weir steps her toes back into the kink-minded community that had scarred her and is surprised by the kind-hearted folks who take her under their wing. Her natural submissive nature attracts many eyes, but particularly that of the sexy and dominant Jacob. He's an experienced Dom who wants to give her the space to explore and figure things out, but he's finding it hard to restrain himself with her. Will Luna give herself over the lifestyle and to Jacob wholly or will her fears have her scampe ...more
Night Owl Book Blog
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Words to Bind is the story of Luna Weir and her exploration to find herself both sexually and emotionally. Wanting more than a regular “vanilla” relationship but also wary due to a past experience Luna decides to attend a munch (BDSM get together in a non play setting) to see if the BDSM life is really what she is looking for. Meeting like minded people who respect each other and the lifestyle could make all the difference to Luna. Then Luna meets Jacob, a very intriguing and very hot Dom. I ...more
Kbsblogging and reviews
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The words to bind by p. Stormcrow.
This is the first book I've read by this author and was a great read considering I don't read 3rd pov. I'm glad I took the chance and devoured it in one sitting.
Luna weir is fed up with her vanilla life style and want explore a new sexual life style through the world of bdsm both sexually and emotionally. Through the bdsm world
She meets a man called Jacob who help her explore such fantasies.
This turned out to be the best thing she experienced. Jacob is one h
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Virginia Lee
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
#BRVLREVIEW #5Stars
Virginia Lee Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This book draws you in from the very first page. the slow and wanted need that Jacob is finding himself in wanting Luna. We see the buildup of Sub with her perfect Dom that will take her flying.
If you want to read a very beautifully written Dom/Sub book, then you will fall in love with the kinky book today.

Sarah
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story is about Luna’s journey of finding herself, while looking to explore the bdsm lifestyle. While on this journey of self discovery, she makes friends, who soon become more like family. This story is beautifully written and will leave you with all the emotions, from laughter to tears. I highly recommend this as a must read, and cannot wait for the next book in the series.
Darcy
Aug 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked Luna's slow and thoughtful approach to her entering the kink world. However, at times, it made the story a little too slow. Jacob was too controlled in his feelings for Luna. I liked how he didn't try to push her into something she wasn't ready for, but there didn't seem to be any passion or heat. The story itself was great with respect to the friendships Luna made along the way to her self discovery. It showed the differences where a male can give up control and still be masculine and t ...more
Lorely Gonzalez
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A steamy BDSM Journey.Luna joins a BDSM Club called The Playgrounds, where people are free to express their all of their Desires. She meets with Jacob, an experienced Dominant is instantly intrigued.by her at first sight. He wants to show her the lifestyle and her true desires. You love this story I'd you love a alpha passionate male who wants to protect his love.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Sharon
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is my first time reading anything by this author and I liked this book and her writing style. Although the story is concentrating on Luna and Jacob there are some well written secondary characters also. I enjoyed the plot, how it was written and the depth of the characters. It’s an enjoyable story to read with drama, emotions and steam.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Deb
Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
A venture into an intriguing world. She is hesitant yet yearns for something. He was perfect as her guide. I loved this story which brings the BDSM into focus in a lovely and beautiful way. Nicely done.
Mulan Book Princess
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a keep reading, ignore the family, get no sleep type of book! I could not put this book down as the story was riveting from the first page to the last. The chemistry between Luna and Jacob was smoking hot and their steamy scenes are enough to melt your panties right off. The story line and emotions generated by this novel was spot-on as I laugh, cried and felt my heart ache and melt at various times. this is a book you will want to read and add to your library!

I received a free advanced
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Jeanne Richardson
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book I've read written by P. Stormcrow; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
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Melissa
Aug 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Luna had a bad experience in the BDSM world and since then been in a string of failed vanilla relationships that left her unfulfilled so enough is enough and she goes to a munch to see if she should give it a try once again. Jacob is an experienced Dom who's patient, caring, protective of her, and takes her under his wing.

This was a well-written discovery and journey of the Dom/Sub scene that doesn't rush things, wets your toes into the world but it's not necessarily over the top.

Certainly, a mu
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Jen ODonnell
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am an avid reader of BDSM/ Dominant/Submissive Novels. I loved this amazing story from the beginning. Luna a Submissive and Jacob a Dominant, this is their story. Can two people find love and fulfillment in each other? Will she open her heart and find the one Dominant who can complete her? I love the chemistry between Luna and Jacob. You will love all of the other characters, who will make you laugh, cry, and just want to be friends with. The title says everything. The Words To Bind is sexy, m ...more
Lynn Stifle
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing story. This story follows Luna as she discovers if she’s ready to dip her toes back into the lifestyle or if she wants to continue with relationships that have left her unfulfilled. Her being a submissive attracts the attention of Jacob. Jacob is an experienced and hot Dom. Jacob is patient and wants to give her the time she needs to figure things out on her own. I loved Luna and Jacob, their interactions and the chemistry between them is palpable. This book is amazingly writt ...more
Gina Bonilla
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just finished this book! I love it from the beginning to the end. How Luna is trying to find herself and Jacob trying to protect her. Just amazing.

I have read some BDSM books and this one I do recommend it is an amazing story and your going to enjoy it very much!
Latty Tesoro
May 13, 2022 rated it really liked it
Let me first off by saying my review is solely based on my own thoughts as a reader and not that of a professional.

To be honest, the best way to describe The Words To Bind is vanilla sweet, and my official rating is a 3.5/5 but it has enough content and a steady pace to round it to a 4. Even at the very end I was still waiting for the EROTICA/DOM/SUB. Sure, I wouldn't say Luna and Jacob were having regular intimacy but compared to what knowledge I know and based on novels in the genre the eleme
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Deana Birch
Mar 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
There are a lot of things to appreciate about The Words to Bind. It manages to be a slow-burn but have just the right amount of steamy scenes. The book is very well-written and it focuses more on the discovery phase of a D/s relationship rather than jumping right into hot and heavy scenes.
Luna is unsure if she's willing to give the D/s lifestyle another chance after being ghosted by her last Dom. But she finds an incredibly supportive community at The Playgrounds and a potential new trainer in
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Emily Hurricane
Jan 26, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This book is nothing short of beautiful. It’s a stunning tale of a woman trying to find her place in the world, but also find herself and come to terms with her own needs and desires and worth. She has a lot to navigate and with the help of new friends and a patient and level-headed man who is just SWOONWORTHY, she’s able to become the person she deserves to be.

All of the steamy scenes are so visceral, in typical Stormcrow fashion. While the plot and characters are thought-provoking and interest
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Maggie
Jun 03, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This is exactly what I love erotic romance to be—growing through sexual exploration. And the author more than delivers.

Luna is unsure where she fits… sexually and emotionally. Vanilla relationships do nothing for her, but she’s very leery of BDSM because of a previous bad experience. However, her low sex drive (she’s not happy about), and her loss of where she belongs in the world, coupled by her sexual core pushing her, compels Luna to try BDSM one more time, so she attends another “scene” but
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Dasha
Mar 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Luna has been living the vanilla lifestyle, due to a bad experience with BDSM, but she wants to dip her toes in the water again. She decides to go to The Playgrounds and see what happens. After an embarrassing entrance to the Playgrounds, she meets Jacob. The two hit it off and developed a friendship. The rest of the story follows Luna's exploration of the lifestyle and her development of new friendships that she needs to help her make a decision if the lifestyle is right for her. The story is n ...more
Jennifer Cone
May 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Surrender

This is my first book by P. Stormcrow! I was surprised that I found this book exhilarating and the storyline was easy to follow. This story walks you through a Dom taking on a Sub. It is NOT your normal BDSM. I enjoyed learning about BDSM without all the details involved. This is the first book that made me cry. I love the "family" with all the Doms and Subs. They are a tight bunch of friends that makes your heart soar!! When tragedy hits; your heart breaks. This is a great story about
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Katie
Oct 17, 2020 rated it liked it
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Stephanie
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by this author. I found her through another author friend. Let me just say...I'm so so happy I read this book! Luna reminds me so so much of myself. She has a past and is very hesitant in entering lifestyle. She is very self conscious but determined and motivated. Her journey into the lifestyle is fun and hot and tearful. Wait until you meet Jacob! He's gorgeous and sweet and cocky and also a dungeon monitor! I cannot wait to read more of P. Stormcrow! ...more
Lisa Pichner
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phenomenal hot and steamy read

P. Stormcrow is a phenomenal writer.
This book is BDSM read, it's nothing like FSOG this was so much more. This read is full of hot and steamy situations and I absolutely love Luna and Jacob's chemistry.
I highly recommend this book it is truly a phenomenal read.
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Pebbles Lacasse
Mar 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Stormcrow did it again!

I love the story and the way Pixie Stormcrow, once again, dragged me into her story and held my attention from beginning to end. I love the way Pixie writes because she carries the emotion along with the physical. The two come inseparable in the tales spun by Ms. Stormcrow. I highly recommend her to everyone.
Alexis Mills *from the heart of a bibliophile lair*
Amazing book to read. Loved it so much
. Couldn't put it down. Five star book highly recommend it
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P. Stormcrow grew up with a love for love and somehow that turned into authoring contemporary and paranormal BDSM romances. Fierce women and sensitive men fill her stories while she examines social norms and challenges conventional tropes of the genre through her craft. She is the recipient of the 2021 inaugural Good Sex Awards in the category of Erotic Touch. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Canad ...more

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