Marty Mathews had always known about the secret, forbidden pleasures that the women she had grown up with enjoyed. Women whose husbands or lovers were members of the exclusive “Club,” where they took a selected “third” into their beds. And there is one man—a dangerous, forbidden man—who is part of this world and who has haunted Marty’s dreams for years. But she had been the FBI agent assigned to shadow him, making him completely off limits… That is until Khalid is cleared and Marty is released from her assignment. Now, all bets are off. . .

The beautiful, fierce Marty Mathews is the one woman Khalid hungers for like no other and is the one woman he dare not let himself have. His past dogs his every step and danger lurks around every corner. If he wants to keep her safe, he must stay away from her. But the power of their desire is something they cannot deny—and once Marty is his, Khalid will do whatever it takes to keep her in his bed and in his arms.


I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I love Lora Leigh. Her Breeds series is still one of my favorite science fiction romances. Her other contemporary romance books were a hit and miss sometimes, but I still really like reading her books because they provide a few hours of steamy entertainment. When I first read a Bound Hearts book, I was just starting to like the BDSM contemporary romances. She was one of those authors who made me love the subgenre.

Guilty Pleasure features main characters who have already been hinted at in the series. I have to say, though, that while I still enjoyed this book, I felt like it lacked a certain umph to it. It’s like I’ve read stories like this a hundred times before, and there wasn’t really anything about the book that made it stand out. I really loved the first few books in this series. This is already the 11th book, which is probably why it already feels forced, like it’s written just to continue on with the other characters.

Now, because I am a fan of Ms. Leigh, I still believe that this series makes for a good re-read every now and then. You know, when you’re looking for a good erotic romance with BDSM elements, menage, and anything kinky, the Bound Hearts books are just the fix you need.


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 relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a teenage son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora’s life is filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.

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