Friday, May 6, 2011

Review of FOREVER BOUND by Stacey Kennedy

FOREVER BOUND (a 1NightStand Story)
Stacey Kennedy
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Date: April 22, 2011
Genre: Erotic Romance
Author Request Review
E-book, novella, 26 pages
Stacey Kennedy Website

Josie Harper had boyfriends, lovers, and even friends with benefits. None of them could satisfy her. Something had always been missing—something she was now desperate to find.

Gavin Scott longed for the perfect submissive. A woman worthy of the gift he could give to her as a Dom. Most failed to meet his expectations and he’d all but given up hope.

A high class match-maker in Las Vegas brings Josie and Gavin together. Tonight, Gavin will introduce Josie to the world of BDSM. As he skillfully guides her through the experience, Josie isn’t the only one captivated. Gavin is in awe of her control, someone this new to the lifestyle shouldn’t possess this great of a talent.

During their journey, Josie will find the missing piece of her soul and Gavin will meet the woman who was born to submit to him.

My Ratings


Josie is missing something. She isn’t satisfied with her sex life and wonders if exploring BDSM will give her the fulfillment she is looking for. Josie contacts the exclusive 1 Night Stand (1NS) dating service.

Gavin is a Dom without his submissive and has given up hope of ever finding his perfect match. He’s hoping the indulgence with 1NS will meet his expectations.

This tantalizing novella leaps straight from the frying pan into the fire. It isn’t your usual BDSM fare. You won’t find floggers, chains, leather, or a St. Andrews Cross here. Also, FOREVER BOUND doesn’t have your traditional coupling. But what it does have is the dynamic and satisfying relationship of two consenting adults. The scene between Gavin and Josie reveals their D/s (Dominate/submissive) connection. Plus, the power and control exchange along with mutual satisfaction that is central in the D/s lifestyle. I was glad to see that Ms. Kennedy included the aftercare that is essential in the extremely emotional situation.

Ms. Kennedy has written an exceptionally erotic tale that includes the essentials of BDSM - all within the constraints of a novella. BTW, if you’re wondering what Josie found when she opened the door: Ropes and …..


  1. This was my first bdsm novella and I really enjoyed it. Stacey is awesome!!

  2. So adding this to my list, I love when authors write this 'taboo' world correctly!

  3. Thanks for the review Cynthia! You have me excited to check this out. It sounds HOT!

  4. Amber - Welcome to the wonderful world of BDSM. This is a very good intro too.

    Linds and redzsm - you won't be disappointed!

  5. Thank you for the wonderful review of Forever Bound, part of our 1 Night Stand series. I will share it on our socials! :-)

    Heather Bennett
    Decadent Publishing
    www dot decadentpublishing dot com
    www dot decadentpublishing dot blogspot dot com

  6. Congratulations, Stacey! What a GREAT story:)

  7. I also enjoyed the story and as part of the 1NightStand at Decadent publishing, I was blown away by where Stacey took the idea. I know she'll be thrilled to read the review!

  8. *hugs* I'm so happy you enjoyed it, Cynthia!! ;-)

  9. Hey, I edited this and it made me all hot and bothered just during content edits! I took that as a good sign that Stacey Kennedy nailed the BDSM genre (and hello, this was her first foray into it!). But later, when others thought it was amazing, too, I thought that completely validated Stacey. She's an author to watch!

  10. Valerie - I always wondered how I would do at editing..that's a story for another day. But I can only imagine how I would feel editing steamy books.

    Kate - I think I may have to look into those 1NS!


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