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Dominant Jake Conrad isn’t going to get involved in another relationship with a submissive. Burned by two former submissives, Jake vows never to collar one again. Then his best friend Ray brings him a sub like no other. Finn is damaged and bitter, although not as bitter as Jake. The white haired submissive has secrets and talents Jake never dreamed of and the lure of Finn’Dominant Jake Conrad isn’t going to get involved in another relationship with a submissive. Burned by two former submissives, Jake vows never to collar one again. Then his best friend Ray brings him a sub like no other. Finn is damaged and bitter, although not as bitter as Jake. The white haired submissive has secrets and talents Jake never dreamed of and the lure of Finn’s need to submit calls to Jake’s soul.Everyone Finn has ever loved walked away from him. He fears caring for anyone when he knows the outcome will shatter his heart again. When Finn falls for Jake, he gives his lover the ultimate gift, a chance to have the dreams he set aside years before even though he knows that if Jake accepts the gift, he’ll walk out of Finn’s life forever. A slave to his love for his Dominant, the submissive finds his true strength in easing Jake’s bitterness even at the cost of his own happiness....

Title : Bitter Bonds
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ISBN : 18052640
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 108 Pages
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Bitter Bonds Reviews

  • Pati
    2018-09-20 11:46

    2.75 StarsI like the characters and the overall premise however there's just too much repetitious explaining and not enough interaction. I skimmed large portions solely because they were just repeating explanations of why the man acted and felt the way that he did. SMH.... we readers aren't stupid, we understand the first time and if a story is written well we can read between the lines and understand the reason for someone's behavior without having it explained to us.

  • Victorialove books
    2018-10-16 13:28

    Overall book rating 4 angel music stars Audio book: Narrator - Chris Chambers 4.5 Amazing singing Stars Book cover rating: 4 StarsAt first I thought this was going to be very weird but it was sweet and special I just love Jake and Finn.My heart broke for the way Finn was treated I just wanted him to be loved.

  • Shannon
    2018-10-04 13:27

    I just love this series but wish I would've waited to start until all the books were available. I get too frustrated. This one did make me a little teary but not like the snot-fest the first book created. We have a damaged sub (though not as f'd up as you'd think) and an insecure Dom trying to figure it out in this book and they did pretty well without too many unnecessary misunderstandings. Okay, I'd like book #3 now, please. I said please!!!

  • Tully Vincent
    2018-09-19 15:53

    This sweet story with mild BDSM elements centers on the angels helping Jake and Finn, but also gives a re-visit and follow up with the MCs from book one. Plenty delicious angst, but without being the total heartwrencher that book one was. An enjoyable read if you like angsty, not too long stories with damaged guys. I look forward to book 3.

  • Gigi
    2018-10-12 09:51

    This is an enjoyable D/s tale, but with a silly paranormal slant I wasn't too fond of. (Purely a personal preference. It did not affect my rating.) Two emotionally shattered MCs find love and acceptance with one another. I love that shit! I can certainly recommend this to all M/M romance fans who have a taste for BDSM, hurt/comfort and a bit of angst. I hope you enjoy!

  • Ula'ndi Hart
    2018-10-04 12:50

    Overall book review : 3.5 Audio book: Narrator – Chris Chambers - 3.5Book Cover: 3.8So I like the idea of the story right? But it got a little bit overly “sappy” or “cliché” there for me at times. Maybe my mood was a bit off. Don’t know but yeah. Not sorry I read it though. Nice short read.

  • Imris
    2018-10-02 07:54

    Repetitive wording needs better editing. The narrator needs to lay off emoting as with the text emoting all over the place it gets dragged out.The story would probably appeal to those who seek "heart wrenching" (as in straightforward slap-dash angsty) plot with kinky flavor. For me it was boring and too saccharine.Also, Jake had never done vanilla? Orly? He's about forty, so when he was a teenager in mid-80s, he was not only gay but kinky since his very first sex encounters? oh well.

  • Dee Wy
    2018-10-10 13:26

    This was nice, with reasonable angst by a Dom who has failed with two previous subs. Also some great musical scenes. The relationship just didn't grab me quite like I'd hoped.

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    2018-09-27 11:50


  • T.M. Smith
    2018-10-02 13:54

    Short, Sexy and Steamy.. my three favorite colors. Bitter Bonds is the story of two emotionally bankrupt men that can only be themselves and be accepted for who they are with each other. Finn finds himself at a local BDSM bar with all intentions of selling himself to the highest bidding dominant. He’s exhausted, lonely, malnourished and broke. To spite everything he still has a haunted beauty in his presence. Tall but slender due to the neglect he’s suffered, his white blonde hair and steal grey eyes still draw attention. The story starts with Ray, a dom and co-owner of the bar, taking Finn to his friends house for shelter and a job. Jake has his own recording studio and is need of someone to help him and he has a safe environment for Finn to get back on his feet as well. Ray has more in mind for the young submissive though, he thinks Finn and his friend and fellow dom Jake would be the perfect fit. But Jake refuses to dominate anyone ever again after two failed relationships. Not to mention Finn still carries the scars from his previously abusive dominate, and Jake refuses to take advantage of the beautiful young man, no matter how badly his body aches for Finn. Finn falls in love with Jake almost immediately. The tall muscled man with dark hair and amber eyes makes him feel safe, that alone is reason enough to love him as far as Finn’s concerned. The two enter into a consensual ‘vanilla’ relationship while each one secretly wants more. When Jakes friends point out how willing Finn is to submit and push him on the subject of making him his submissive, Jake panics and runs. Will he be able to push past his issues with being himself, being the dominate he wants to be, the dominate Finn needs? Or will he end up breaking the young subs heart like everyone Finn’s ever loved has done?I’m not usually a BDSM fan, but Valentine hooked me! I was engrossed in this story from the first page, I was invested in Finn’s character and wanted him to be safe. Valentine did an excellent job of creating a back story of abuse and misery for him, all the while weaving a present and future full of love and happiness. Jake was conveyed as a big teddy bear with a dominate side that just wanted to wrap Finn up in his arms and protect him, keep him safe regardless.Highly recommend this book. Even if you aren’t a fan of BDSM it’s conveyed to the reader in a non-violent way, it’s more of a love story between and dom/sub than a chains, whips and flogger kind of story. Valentine has a new fan and I can’t wait for book 3!

  • Victoria Rainey
    2018-10-07 07:31

    Night Owl ReviewOriginal Review Published here:‘Bitter Bonds’ is the second book in the Souls in Bondage series by Lex Valentine. Jake Conrad is not interested in another submissive after his last two submissive left him. However, his best friend Ray brings him Finn. Finn is a submissive who is talented in ways Jake is amazed by. Can these two deal with the past and make a future together?Finn is a white haired submissive who has had a tough life. His parents disowned him when they found out he was gay, and his last master kicked him out for a younger submissive. Finn falls for Jake at first sight.Jake is a Dom whose last two subs left because he did not spend enough time with them. Jake does not want to open his heart again to be hurt. He is also not sure he wants a full time submissive. Jake does not deny his attraction to Finn. They enter into a ‘vanilla’ relationship.The chemistry between Jake and Finn is blistering hot. The sex scenes were sizzling. While the sex scenes were mostly vanilla it’s apparent that both want more. It seems both Finn and Jake can talk to each other very well.I loved the beginning and ending with the two angels looking over everyone. I like the idea of an angel looking out for you. I also enjoyed the fact that everyone is interconnected to a degree with each other. Overall, this was a wonderful sweet story that does overboard on the BDSM elements. Even if you not a big fan of BDSM you will still like this book.

  • Brandilyn
    2018-10-04 07:32

    Jake and Finn. Finn and jake. Finn has been used, abused, and abandoned by everyone who has ever been in his life. Nick has been taken advantage of and had his choices questioned by everyone in his. Sounds like a perfectly dysfunctional relationship. There is an instant attraction, but it scares Jake to the point of him trying to suppress who he really is.In a longer format we could have explored deeper the damage that had been wrought by his abusive former Dom. However, this story wasn’t about overcoming the specific programming so much as overcoming the fears brought about by the unceremonious way he was tossed aside by both his parent and his former Dom.Find the Full review at Prism Book Alliance

  • Karen
    2018-09-28 07:32

    3.5 stars--This second book in the series is very similar in flavor to the first. It's short, fun but overly sappy and emotional. I loved the first book, even with all it's faults, and this one was good, but the first one was definitely better. In addition, this is not the type of book I should make a steady diet of. I think I would have enjoyed it much more had I not read it immediately after the first. These are like extremely sweet candies--a little is wonderful but too much takes away from the whole experience. I'm not sorry I read this one, I just wish I had allowed more time in between.

  • Pia
    2018-10-14 14:32

    What a delightful read! Two emotionally damaged men are brought together through some good-intentioned scheming by a club owner as well as some divine intervention. They have both gone through a lot in their lives and been let down and hurt by people who were supposed to care for them. They both feel that the other deserves something better and try to fight the attraction they feel towards each other.Really enjoyed reading this book! Simply couldn't put it down once I started. Waiting with interest for further stories in this universe.

  • MM&ShifterAdddict
    2018-09-25 15:50

    Loving this series. Finn is such a beautiful soul. You fall in live getting to know all the characters. I think what I love most is Cris and Rafe, they carry so much weight on their shoulders, know what they know, never losing hope in the humans they watch over. Without them, would be losing half of makes these books so emotional, loving and strong

  • blub
    2018-10-19 07:32

    Compared to the first book. This one was sweeter, there was no tissues needed in this one. Characters were revisited and I really enjoyed getting to know Jake and Finn. The relationship between the two was light and it was just fun seeing them interact.

  • Denise
    2018-09-26 10:47

    Good I like the way the story helps the pull between the two that is what makes it good. The sex is good too

  • Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
    2018-09-27 09:28

    Enjoyable story, well written.I liked the characters, and the story line.I just never really connected to anyone.

  • Shelley
    2018-10-02 13:32

    3.75 stars

  • Sue bowdley
    2018-09-19 09:35

    I like this one better than the first...Jake and Finn were natural for each other with their love of music...a very sweet story x

  • Katy Beth Mckee
    2018-10-14 08:41

    Jake and Finn are perfect for each other. Everyone knows it even Finn, everyone but Jake. This strong dom needs to overcome his own insecurities and decide what he really wants to move forward.

  • Jennice
    2018-10-13 07:27


  • Dante
    2018-10-01 15:33

    Liked the previous book but this one was close to a did not finish for me. Not bad, just not enough there to make me invest in the characters.

  • mah1
    2018-09-20 15:34

    Somewhat disapointed with this one. The character's were great but the story itself lacked the heart wrenching quality the first one had. Still, eagerly waiting for sequels.