Deliberately Unbound

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
Lord Vincent Prescot is more than ready for a night of pleasure with his lover, and he has a definite plan in mind for Oliver.

Lord Oliver Marsden is well aware of his lover’s dominant tendencies, and he’s quite fond of them. Nothing rivals the sensation of being bound for Vincent’s pleasure…or so he thought.

This short story is #2-1/2 in the Bound series. More
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Words: 6,230
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301179749
About Ava March

Ava March is a bestselling author of sexy, emotionally intense M/M historical 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 M/M romance by RT Book Reviews readers. Visit her website at to find out more about her books or to sign-up for her newsletter.

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Review by: Sarah R. Yoffa on Sep. 14, 2013 :
I've never read anything by this author before so this was my first exposure to her style/voice and to these characters. I did feel I got a good feel for the characters so there was no loss due to it being a sort of "cut out" from an existing series. I didn't "need" the series to get into this story.

What I did need was a little less "mystery" and a little more "to the point" during the lead in to the big sex scene. Part of my annoyance might be that I am in no way a fan of Regency romance or period pieces. That doesn't stop me from reading them and evaluating them as storytelling; it just has to be taken into account as a factor in my diminishing enjoyment. Some period writers can actually get the worldbuilding across without being quite so stuffed shirt in my face about it...though TBH a shirt stuffed into my face sounds okay :)

And that brings me to the sex scene. Awesome job. I got the book specifically to read the sex scene as I am totally new to m/m romance and gay erotica. I write m/f romance and het sex in non-romance genres but I have gay characters so eventually, I need to have a gay sex scene, right? So I was here for an education and THANK YOU AVA MARCH, good job on showing me how it's done. I'm not entirely against BDSM-y activities though I'm a het female not into anal so I didn't personally find the scene very arousing, but it was tension-filled in an erotic-tension kind of way if that makes sense. I got the sense that if I weren't personally adverse to the activities being described, I would've been sufficiently aroused by The End to give this 5 stars.

I was DEFINITELY able to envision exactly what was going on, what the characters were feeling about it at the moment and I loved the chemistry between the Dom and his sub. The D/s roles were PERFECTLY done which is actually a rare thing these days with all the comers trying to fake it.

So I was at 3 stars for not liking the sex and not liking the period-ness of it but had to raise it to 4 because the D/s dynamic was soooo spot on. Thank you for showing how it should be done!

I also got Deliberately Bound while I was collecting samples to read here on Smashwords and I look forward to reading more about Vincent and Oliver, though I'm not sure I'll enjoy the anal sex or time period aspects any better than I did here (haha) Again, won't stop me from reading, just from liking every bit of it but I appreciate GOOD WRITING and Ava March has got it.
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Review by: Pamela Jenewein on March 14, 2013 :
Loved the series, and loved the short story. Well written, authentic for the period and genre. For a quick read this definitely pleased.
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Review by: hrhsophia on March 12, 2013 :
On fire, totally on fire.
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