Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Dangerous Pleasure (Bound Hearts, #12)” as Want to Read:
Dangerous Pleasure (Bound Hearts, #12)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Dangerous Pleasure

(Bound Hearts #12)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  3,921 ratings  ·  138 reviews
Abram Mustafa faces the test of his life and his heart when his terrorist father kidnaps Paige Galbraithe, the one woman who has always been able to touch Abram's soul. With Paige's life now in danger, Abram knows that his plans for escape from the only home he has ever known have suddenly become more imperative than ever.

Paige has always wondered if the dark, cool and mys
Paperback, 293 pages
Published July 5th 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published May 10th 2011)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Dangerous Pleasure, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Dangerous Pleasure

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.15  · 
Rating details
 ·  3,921 ratings  ·  138 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Dangerous Pleasure (Bound Hearts, #12)
Heather in FL
For me, this started out on a high. And then I got a little bored. Then it got good again. When I first started it, there was this intense sexual tension. I liked that part. But then they didn't actually DO anything until over halfway through, and the first time they had intercourse was at 67% I think. And I wouldn't normally complain about that -- sexual tension can sometimes be half the fun. My problem was that while they weren't doing it, they were thinking such flowery things about each othe ...more
As a ‘Bound Heart’ ménage story, this book was disappointing. As a suspense/romance it was pretty good and I did enjoy it….although there were parts that seemed to be missing here and there and left me a wee bit confused….which I’ve come to expect with LL’s latest books.

Paige has been in love with Abram since she was 18. He’s been attracted to her too, but has had to keep his feelings a secret so his crazy powerful father won’t find out and kill her or use her as bait to bring him to heel; Thei
Dec 26, 2010 rated it it was ok
At the beginning, there was so much potential, a lot of Khalid (who I love) but the story pacing slowed waaaaaay down and the sexy and steaminess that this series is known for was really lacking. Really. Lacking. The plot was hard to follow and there were a lot of characters to keep track of. It's a very underwhelming story and I'll hesitate to pick up the next book. It will really depend on who the leads are.
Kathy Davie
Jul 28, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, erotica
Twelfth in the Bound Hearts erotic series usually based around the Sinclair Club. I think Leigh used the word Sinclair once or twice in this story. Khalid and Marty have been engaged for a few months now.

My Take
It musta been dangerous. So dangerous that Leigh couldn't take the time to bother with expanding past her outline. It's the only excuse I can come up with as to the lousy job Leigh's done in creating this story. Hardly anything holds together.

Why would Paige lose her job? One. All she has
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under The Covers

Who would've ever thought I'd be reviewing a Lora Leigh book and saying "What the hell happened??? Noooooo steam!!!!". But I am sad to say I was extremely disappointed with this book. After the last few books in this series have been really good, really steamy, with great plots, great characters and over the top excellent sex, I expected a really good read.

Instead we get this washed out story, with like 2 or 3 sex scenes TOTAL in the whole book, and that
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
The UPS man showed up yesterday with my book. I happily trumped all the other books in my queue to read this one. Ms. Leigh delivers again with a sweet menage with a hint of danger. This book seems to be more focused on family and betrayals. I don't understand or know the culture which Abram comes from so I can't tell if any of this is plausible. All I know is, it's pretty bad to be a woman in that culture if a guy is cruel, sadistic and insane. There is no balance or protection. This morality p ...more
Brittany B.
3.5 stars.

Notes after finishing the book: ****
I won't say this was the best story ever, but it was certainly more than I expected. I have had this book for a while and finally gave it a chance. I liked LLeigh's writing style. (BTW this book has explicit material, and is not for the faint of heart.) I haven't liked ménage books, (Ive only attempted two before, and I did not finish either). However, the scenes in this book were well-written. I liked that the author took her time getting the read
Jul 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Sadly, Meh.
I am a Bound Hearts fan. I even enjoyed Khalid's story where others felt let down. But this one threw me for a loop. There were multiple inconsistencies. Jafar has a female spy with Donover, but had to ask Chalah where Paige was? So the spy knew all kinds of small details but not something as big as who they were protecting? um. no.
And Abram tells us he left Paige and Tariq alone because he couldn't trust himself with her. But later it's because they were supposed to be getting fa
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great book as always Lora Leigh delivered it page has been in love with Abram since she was a teenager. Her brother didn't want to see this and he was against it but in the end he came around this book hit everything low suspicion and as always it caught me right in the heart can't wait to read more in this series.
Mar 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Dangerous Pleasure (Bound Hearts #12)

by Lora Leigh

4 out of 5 stars


Dark. Dangerous, and plotting the downfall of the bitter, evil old man that calls him son, Abram Mustafa, Khalid's, half brother on his father's side will not face the most dangerous test of his life. And his heart. When his father kidnaps Khalid's beloved half sister by his mother, and brings her to his Saudi village as a hostage against his son's defection, Abram knows his plans for escap
Sheila Melo
Dec 30, 2016 rated it liked it
FINAL DECISION: Enjoyable read with a lot of suspense, this menage book isn't as strong as others in the series in the emotional aspects.

THE STORY:  Abram Mustafa has wanted Paige Galbraith for years. After the murder of his wife, Abram has held himself apart in order to protect those he might care about -- including Paige. Now Paige has been kidnapped by Abram's father and Abram must protect her while he also gives in to the intense passion between them.

OPINION: This book has yet another twist
Aղցela W.
Dec 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 12th book in this series. Abram Mustafa faces the test of his life and his heart when his terrorist father kidnaps Paige Galbraithe, the one woman who has always been able to touch Abram's soul. Paige is the half-sister of Abrams half-brother Khalid. Abram has wanted her since her 18th birthday and he tries to stay away from her to protect her from his father. There was a lot of conflict and tension between Abram and Khalid and Paige. Paige was kidnapped by their insane father and he ...more
Christina Montminy
Oh really good story!!!!!! I had a hard time putting this book down because the story line of middle eastern life butting heads with the western world life was intrigueing. Abram's father kidnaps his former kidnapped wife's daughter who happens to be in love with Abram(no relation to her at all, her half brother is Abram's half brother) & who Abram has tried to stay away from to protect her from his father. The need for money & power over land & people drives Azir(Abram's father) to lunacy & rev ...more
Oct 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
4 stars

I love the Mustafa brothers! raw-mysterious-sensual-passionate-loyalty to a fault.

I thoroughly enjoyed Abram's story even though it made me nervous as heck. He's the epitome of fierceless. I felt the chemistry btwn him and Paige was patiently nourished, built and then overflowed with love and passion. Imagined Khalid having to explain the love btwn his brother and sister made wrong... Is that why he kept and insisted them apart? just the opposite, he truly loved them both and
Aug 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
Continuation of the menage series...Abram Mustafa and Paige Galbraithe (and Tariq). Crazy Azir Mustafa is still trying to manipulate and/or kill his sons. Very sizzling scenes! Confusing kidnaps and travel back and forth between U.S. and Middle East. Brief glimpses of Khalid and Marty. Good read.
Oct 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Good story, liked that it all related to the others, but I felt like I was missing something, like maybe another book that gave more insight into this story. I really like where this is heading, if she continues to write this series, so I am looking forward to that. But I recommend reading Khalid's story at least before you read this one, as he is a big part of this story.
Jul 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011, 2011-july
3.00/4.00 not your typical Lora Leigh. Very heavy on the terrorist/kidnapping plot and VERY light on the character development, romance and love scenes. My least favorite of this series...then again each new book in the series seems to be worse than the last. Am losing interest in it.
Feb 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lora Leigh fans!
Overall a good book but there were a few unanswered questions in the end. Hopefully the series will continue and they will be answered.
Feb 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Steaming hot, suspense. Loved it!
May 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
2 stars because I finished it, somewhat against my better judgement. The potential was there for a decent erotic romance, but this book was poorly researched, badly written and full of errors and inconsistencies in the plot that a half competent editor should have picked up. The main characters were one dimensional and completely failed to engage my empathy. I think I kept reading just to see if it improved and sadly it didn't.

My guess is this was written in a hurry to satisfy a demand for more
Danielle Nicholson
Hmm... there are so many things I'd like to say. Which I can't, because if I do then I'll be spoiling the story. And I can't do that. But I can at least say that I am shaking my head at this one. There was some effed up stuff here!
Linda O'Brien
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A good read Sexually explicit in places.
Sandy Frediani
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
An excellent - and sizzling hot - addition to the Bound Hearts series. I found one incomplete sentence and one formatting/printing error, but otherwise the writing was flawless.
Michi Rosa
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Abram is a character we haven't seen much until now but it's easy to love him!
Just wished Tariq were more than just a third - it would've made this story so much more interesting.
Julie Roberts
Oct 27, 2020 rated it did not like it
I liked it ok, but as I reached the end of my ebook it ended before the book was finished! Now I know like 80% of the story and no clue how it ended... 😞
Mar 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Dec 30, 2010 rated it liked it
Abram and Paige have been fighting their mutual attraction for years, but for different reasons. Abram is concerned for her safety and preserving his relationship with his half brother Khalid. The issues that Paige faces are close the the same given that Khalid is also her half brother who doesn't approve of the relationship. Paige has no idea the potential danger she will truly be in if they act on the fire that is consuming them both. What neither of them realize, is that it is already too lat ...more
Apr 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bound-hearts, 2012
Of all the Bound Hearts books, this one was more on the story than the sex. It makes me wonder if Leigh wants to continue this series and used this book to introduce more players.

Abram is Khalid's brother. They have the same father, different mother's and were born on the same day. Talk about twins!! Abram is the oldest and rightful heir to their father's Saudi kingdom. He's been beat up by having watched his father kill his mother, then having both his wives killed at the hands of his younger h
Apr 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Abram Mustafa has never known a moment's peace where his father is concerned. Several hard times in his life taught him not to show weakness, because the people he cared about died at his father's and his allies hands. Still he cannot keep himself from wanting Paige Galbraithe, his half-brother Khalid's little sister. He makes excuses to stay away but he knows eventually he'll succumb to his desires for her.

Paige Galbraithe has been sheltered and protected her whole life. Years ago her mother es
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book was frustrating, confusing and unsettling to read. I enjoyed Lora Leigh's "Only Pleasure," which involves one of the characters--Khalid--from this story. In "Only Pleasure" Khalid is the best friend of the main male protagonist (Abram). In "Dangerous Pleasures" he is the half-brother of the main female protagonist (Paige). I found all these half-brother, half-sister, and cousin relationships taking place in the setting of Saudi Arabia in "Dangerous Pleasures" extremely confusing. They ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Shadow Flight (Shadow Riders, #5)
  • The Sinner (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #18)
  • Dark Song (Dark #30)
  • The Darkest Assassin (Lords of the Underworld, #14.6)
  • Shadow Game (GhostWalkers, #1)
  • Three to Ride (Nights in Bliss, Colorado, #1)
  • Desolation Road (Torpedo Ink, #4)
  • Daddy Bear (Montana Daddies, #1)
  • Hot Spell (Demon World, #2; Breeds, #5.5; The Guardians, Prequel)
  • Small Town Siren (Texas Sirens, #1)
  • Their Virgin Captive (Masters of Ménage, #1)
  • Lethal Game (GhostWalkers, #16)
  • Vendetta Road (Torpedo Ink, #3)
  • Sweet Surrender (Sweet, #1)
  • The Darkest King (Lords of the Underworld, #15)
  • The Case of The Missing Secretary (Most Wanted #3)
  • Domnall (Immortal Highlander, Clan Mag Raith #1)
  • A Secret Affair (Huxtable Quintet, #5)
See similar books…
Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, often found absorbing the ambience of this peaceful setting. She dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared. Lora’s family, and her writing life co-exist, if not in harmony, in ...more

Other books in the series

Bound Hearts (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Surrender (Bound Hearts, #1)
  • Submission (Bound Hearts, #2)
  • Seduction (Bound Hearts, #3)
  • Wicked Intent (Bound Hearts, #4)
  • Sacrifice (Bound Hearts, #5)
  • Embraced (Bound Hearts, #6)
  • Shameless (Bound Hearts, #7)
  • Forbidden Pleasure (Bound Hearts, #8)
  • Wicked Pleasure (Bound Hearts, #9)
  • Only Pleasure (Bound Hearts, #10)

Related Articles

Take a glance at the romance section in any bookstore and you'll see a tempting assortment of shirtless hunks, breathless duchesses,...
65 likes · 16 comments
“Oh, he was insane all right. There was no doubt in her mind now that he was bat-shit crazy.” 6 likes
“She was a nice person, she really was, until someone ignorant decided to force that ignorance in her face, and then she just couldn't hold back.” 5 likes
More quotes…