Ashe Barker
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Totally Bound
Release Date
April 2016
Book 3 of The Dark Side
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

When his past destroys Eva's trust in her Master, can he win her back?

As their turbulent, complex relationship deepens, Nathan Darke is increasingly aware that Eva Byrne has become much more to him than his submissive. She's in his home, in his family. And in his heart.

Eva hasn't found it easy to trust, to believe in herself and in a relationship that might last. But happiness, once so elusive, is within her grasp. Nathan is her Master, her lover and her soulmate.

However, no sooner do they manage to find a fragile balance between them—a way of entwining both their worlds—and start to build a future than their past comes crashing back to destroy their emerging love. Jealousy and hate brutally shatter Eva's and Nathan's delicate trust in each other, and their life together crumbles.

Can they overcome the crushing pain of betrayal and deceit to regain some sort of future together, or are some wounds just too deep to heal? Are some risks too great? Some rewards just not enough?

Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Sep 12, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
130 people found the following review helpful
The final installment of the Dark Side series provides plenty of excitement while showcasing the budding BDSM relationship between Eva Byrne and Nathan Darke.

In DARKEST, author Ashe Barker delivers the biggest challenges yet to the couple to test the relationship. Already vulnerable from opening herself up to her submissive nature, jealousy and deceit are crippling for Eva.

As the final book, this installment packs a powerful punch. Complete with erotic phone conversations and super hot play sessions, the storyline seems to move along well. Add in a few challenges, and the road gets bumpy. This is where the author really shone in the character development. For much of the series, I couldn't really get a read on Nathan, but even a Master can have a vulnerable side.

Powerful scenes packed with emotion fill this installment, making it my favorite.
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