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Bound to Him

(Bound #2)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  1,400 ratings  ·  126 reviews
Genre: BDSM LGBT Erotic Historical
Previous Book: Bound by Deception

Lord Vincent Prescot's life couldn't be better. Thriving investments, well-respected by his peers, and mind blowing sex with a man who submits to his every desire -- what more could he want?

Lord Oliver Marsden should be more than happy with his life. He's been in love with Vincent for over a decade and six

ebook, 99 pages
Published April 28th 2009 by Loose Id, LLC
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Apr 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All of my friends here. Read Bound by Deception first!
Recommended to Daisiemae by: Ava March is an automatic buy for me
This is another book I would rate higher than 5 stars. Ugh! I hate limitations!

I was so anxious to read this book. Bound by Deception is one of my all time favorite books. I had fallen under Oliver and Vincent’s spell, and was so excited when I found out Ava was continuing their story. I felt like we had to wait forever until Bound to Him was released. After I read it, it was worth the wait! I don't want to spoil the book, so I'll tread as light as I can with this review.

Shhhh…I have a confessio
2nd part of the “bound” story (a book sliced in 3 instalments) : it’s an historical HOT romance at its best, at least for me. Six months that the relationship between Oliver and Vincent shifted and the journey is far from being over. Vincent is finally crumbling.

The titles of these instalments are so fitted. Let’s see how far it will go : on the last part.
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
4.5 Stars!

Sheesh Ava.....*fans self*

Love Lord Oliver and Lord Vincent!
Ok, so, this was Oliver and Vincent's story, part two.

Ms. March's writing was still pretty damn awesome.

Vincent and Oliver were still hot...
and kinky.
*fans self*

I am happy to say that Vincent's character improved for me. He definitely made leaps and bounds in accepting his preference for men and not being so ashamed of it. Also, he finally managed to stand up to his arsehole of a father.

But...but...there is always a

Vincent does finally admit the he has feelings for Oliver. However, it seems lik
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*4,5 stars*

Oh yes! Oliver and Vincent definitely rock.
Ava March packed a lot of feels into the second book of the series.
I just adored how Oliver stands up to Vincent, how he makes his point and nudges Vincent who still struggles to admit his sexuality to himself, into having a good look at himself.
I LOVED the scene where (view spoiler)

Only complaint: this was too sh
Aleksandr Voinov
This is a captivating little novella which I enjoyed and kept reading well past bedtime (so much for 'first five pages'). The characters are well-drawn and the writing is fully engrossing. The text has just the right amount of period detail that shows that the author knows her period, and watching a great writer spin their yarn is always enjoyable, regardless of the plot or the time period. I'm not well-versed in the Regency, but I found the setting believable as presented. The characters are in ...more
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
Okay, Bound to Him has to be even better than Bound by Deception. The emotions Oliver and Vincent were feeling, felt so real to me. I didn't want to put down the book once I started.

With this continuation, we get a deeper look into the relationship Oliver and Vincent have 6 months after they became lovers in Bound by Deception. We get a better look at the responsibilities Vincent takes on so he can earn respect from his father. How Vincent's decision, and his lack of accepting himself again, put
Jan 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Vincent and Oliver will have to be apart...

Yes... it's the start of this book. Vincent going back to London after some time away from Oliver.

I was stunned... that was my feelings for most of the book. Vincent is now so damn annoying with his adoration of his father! He will not only keep fighting against his "unaccepted" love for another man, but now will be in deeply shit (pardon my French, but it's true) being promised to married.

So, more drama, and now believe me there will be FINALLY a dr
Aug 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Bound by Deception by Ava March
I wasn't sure if I would like this book as much as Bound by Deception, but I did! Ms. March did an excellent job of getting our Oliver and Vincent together with a satisfying ending. I only hope that Shayne is able to chain Ava to her computer so she can write more about these two glorious men! I would love to read more about them!
⚣❣☙ Michaelle ❧❣⚣
4.0 Stars

Oh thank fuck. I thought my Book-Fu was broken.

Lovely, sexy period piece here with tons of hot sex. I actually thought there was a good bit of character development for such a short book and I really liked that little conversation there at the end. So realistic and honest.
This was really good and enjoyable. Some angst happened as Oliver wanted more and Vincent was too scared to fully accept that he wanted men - specifically, Oliver - and his dad basically orders him to marry, and Vincent has been so desperate to please his father for so long that he goes along with it - for awhile, but then he realizes he really is going to lose Oliver and Oliver is all he wants.

I was so happy that Vincent admitted his love for Oliver, and the end was so great, them having sex wi
Elisa Rolle
I don't know, but I have the feeling that Ava March wanted to prove that she can write an accurate gay historical romance... the previous book, Bound by Deception was really good, but, maybe since it was short, or maybe since it was only the starting of a relationship, when all the odds seem smaller, reader actually didn't indulge in wondering if there was historical accuracy.

Lord Oliver and Lord Vincent were in love, Lord Oliver deceived Lord Vincent but only for love, and at the end of the nov
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
This book is the sequel to Bound by Deception, a book I loved very much. We meet Vincent and Oliver six months after the end of the previous book.

Oliver has been loving Vincent for years and he finally has him, but he's not satisfied with their relationship. He wants something more than sex, he wants his love to be acknowledged by Vincent, he wants Vincent to reciprocate his feelings. He therefore stands up against Vincent and voices his emotion. It's something I would have never expected from O
Sep 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009, m-m
I grabbed this novella with hunger of one who starved for historical gay fiction and well I was satisfied with regency gentlemen in very compromising situation. Author skilfully put in front of reader sequel to her Bound by Deception Lord Oliver who skillfully lured his beloved lord Vincent to his shabby bedroom and made him to slowly accepting who he really was aka gay in regency clothes. The sun is shining for several pages only to be cut by proper drama, which leads to the golden plot line "f ...more
After reading the last story, I think this is my favorite.


Because this is where Vincent finally realized how he felt for Oliver. This is where the 'power' shifted, so to speak. I noticed how Vincent always called Oliver, Marsden, in the first story and the beginning of this one -- but during the final act, when Vincent came to Oliver to tell him that he is not marrying Lady Julianna, Vincent referred to him as "Oliver". That scene just clicked to me, right there. It was no longer just one-
Serena Yates
Nov 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay
I liked this sequel to Bound by Deception as much as the first book. While realistic enough to mind the historical limitations put on two men who loved each other in the London of 1822, it still manages to convey the deep love Oliver and Vincent feel for each other.

Not that this is easy, or that all obstacles are quickly overcome. In fact, there are more in the second book than there were in the first, providing a real test for the two lovers.

Vincent is as infuriatingly idiotic as in the first b
Oliver and Vincent have been together for six months and all is going well, until Vincent bows to pressure from his father to court a woman in order to provide a back-up heir for his elder brother. I really liked the emotional component to this book in the series, as Vincent works his way through his issues with his father and finally realizes that he truly loves Oliver and can't imagine life without him. 4 stars.
Oct 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic m/m Historical Romance/Erotica. With mild BDSM.

I loved Oliver!

I read book 1 Bound By Deception first then immediatley ordered and read this one. I'm not sure why they were released as two books. It would have made a perfect novel instead of 2 shorter books.

Read them together and you shall not be disappointed.


Can't wait to read more from Ava March.

And here's the other awesome gift from's a secret! I seriously cannot wait for these, up next after my Christmas reads. :) Thank you. xxx
The second instalment of The Bound Series and as good as the first one!
IMHO, in this part we can see more of Oliver's character and his spine. He's strong enough to stand up to Vincent and, by doing it, to fight for Vincent - his devotion and feelings and not only his lust and desire. And I loved Oliver for that, for being able to leave Vincent, if need be, to save himself and his heart.
And I loved Vincent, too. Oh, don't get me wrong, I was so pissed off at him for following his father's whims
Annelise Lestrange
May 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange :)

To read my review on the full Bound series, please see it here or on my blog :D
Jul 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Oliver and Vincent are deliciously bound together in a historical Regency romance. This is a continuation of their romance that started with Bound By Deception. Light bdsm and great sex. Glad I live in this current era where I can openly declare my love for my husband.
Mar 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This review of the first two books of Ava March’s Bound series was originally published at my blog. It contains information about both books.

Genre & Keywords:
M/M, Historical, Regency England, Friends become lovers, D/s, Bondage

Bound series. So far there are 2 books, and one free short story, in this series. All three have the same main characters, Oliver and Vincent, in it.

Why I read the books:
Some of my blog friends read and reviewed these books, after they had caught my eye at th
This book picks up approximately six months after Bound by Deception, and has a fairly smooth transition, but in a lot of ways, it felt like it picked up immediately after the first book. It would have seemed that after six months of spending time together, they would have been a little more close, but then again, Vincent wouldn't spend the night at Oliver's for fear of being seen and was traveling a lot. As I stated in my review of the first book, I think that if this book had been combined wit ...more
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Oliver just wants a little bit of affirmation he is loved. Vincent is still seeking the approval of his asshole father. This is a universal desire so many people desperately seek. It's always a bit sad for me when a child is cruelly ignored by a parent. It's also a bit depressing when a lover is taken for granted.

In this second installment, the reader is subjected to conflicting agendas and a possible end to a blossoming relationship between Oliver and Vincent. Ms. March does an excellent job of
Ava March is just amazing. The chemistry between these characters takes the sex scenes way beyond mere sex and it is just So. Freaken. Hot.

I'll admit I was concerned going into this. I loved book one and was one of the many begging for more, but what often happens to me is that I just can't bear to see my characters HEA ruined and I don't want more conflict. But this was the perfect amount. The fact that it was a novella helped because it didn't drag on. They hit a very realistic bump in the ro
Nancy L
Dec 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, historical, romance
It's hard to be in the mindset during the victorian era where it was even more taboo for m/m than it is today! I still think Vincent is a total ass because he worries more about society than Oliver, but again, he's a product of his time....

Oliver is easy to like and he is comfortable with himself and who is is.
Liz (Bugetta)
Re-read: Still give it 4 stars. Just as enjoyable. The first book was Oliver's journey and this time we get Vincent's journey. Figuring out what he wants from his relationship with Oliver and what he wants from his relationship with his father. So good! Can't wait to finally read the next book and see how it all ends!
Jun 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
I really liked this continuing story of Oliver and Vincent relationship. I also liked how March gives us a view into each of the MC's head, and we get to journey along with each man as they tackle each issue that they are dealing with to make their relationship work during the period they live in.

I've heard that there may be a third story, I'd so jump on top of that book now!
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, lgbtq, romance
Quick, fun read. I must say I liked neither of them terribly much during the main conflict (Vincent continued to be dickish, Oliver passive-aggressive) but the resolution was satisfying enough. I can't help wishing these were longer though, it all felt a bit rushed/compacted.
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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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