Blue Persuasion

Blakely Bennett
Blue Persuasion
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Release Date
February 2015
Book 3 of Bound by Your Love
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

Judy, dubbed Blue by her friends, is a voluptuous thirty-one year old woman longing for a love of her own. Even more frustrating than her dissatisfaction with her work and the unwanted attention her body garners is always coming in second with the opposite sex.

Bond, her best friend and lover, helps Blue stay sane and sexually satisfied, but she knows her place. Their secret relationship leaves Blue hungry to have a man she can call her own.

When she finally succumbs to Cat's artful needle for her first tattoo, she crosses paths with Tate. The towering, tattooed, motorcycle riding, American Indian fires off all her warnings signs, but she finds herself drawn to him against her own self-preservation.

Thankfully, Blue's close-knit group of friends help to keep her grounded, as does the women's group she attends weekly, but she still finds herself wanting and needing more.

Will Blue ever find the love she needs and deserves or will she forever come in second? Read her sexy story of friendship and love to find out.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jul 27, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
226 people found the following review helpful
You've gotta love a series that can make you run the gamut of emotions in just one story. While not TECHNICALLY required, I highly recommend picking up the first 2 books in the Bound By Your Love Series and getting a real feel for the full cast of characters in BLUE PERSUASION.

Judy "Blue" Radford is sick of people only seeing her obnoxiously large breasts, slim waist and round booty. Yes, she's been blessed in the looks department, but it's been more of a curse than a blessing her whole life. Seriously, why do men think it's a compliment to offer up casual sex?! Blue and Bond have been sleeping together on and off for years, their f*#k buddy status unknown to their tight group of friends and mutually beneficial to their needs. She wishes he could be more, but is resigned to the fact that his first priority is his girlfriend Jacqs. When Blue meets Tate, a man with enough issues to rival her own, she can't deny the phenomenal chemistry they share. But Tate is still recovering from the demise of his marriage and has a huge chip on his shoulder about relationships. He holds Blue at arms' length while simultaneously drawing her closer. Tate and Bond both take two steps forward and three steps back, and Blue has had enough of being second best. For once, it's time to put herself first!

BLUE PERSUASION is the 3rd offering in the Bound By Your Love Series that focuses on the dysfunctional group of friends and the epic fails and triumphs in their lives. I loved the first two books in this series, and was anxious to read Blue's story, and WHEW, Ms. Bennett didn't disappoint! In my opinion, the sign of a great writer is their ability to elicit strong emotions, for good or bad. Ms. Bennett does that with the cheating storyline in BLUE PERSUASION. I felt no sympathy for Blue since she was sleeping with her good friend's boyfriend Bond, repeatedly, for years. Even though the situation isn't cut and dry since Jacqs is also with Red, it's STILL her friend whom she's witnessed having repeated heartbreak and anxiety over the man! So for me, I had a hard time giving a shit about the emotional turmoil Blue experienced at the hands of either Bond or Tate.

Tate was also kind of an asshat; he was rude and mean and mouthy at times, and no amount of hot hot sex can make up for the fact that he treats Blue like crap constantly...until he decides that he wants to keep her around and becomes rather obsessive. I'm not sure if that was supposed to be a sexy characteristic of the man, but to me it seemed past the point of Alpha male and straight into stalker territory.

There was a LOT of sex in BLUE PERSUASION, all of it deliciously naughty and raunchy and downright wicked. It did become a bit much after awhile and I thought the story got lost in the sex sometimes, even though it's a massive part of the plot. I did enjoy the thread of BDSM elements in BLUE PERSUASION though, and I'm very glad the author didn't make Tate a member of a cheesy leather club like every other book out there.

Bottom Line: BLUE PERSUASION will keep you on a roller coaster ride from beginning to end, just make sure you schedule some alone time with Bob and a bottle of wine! I can't wait for book 4, The Unmistakable Bond.
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