Something Old

Abigail Grey
Something Old
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Totally Bound
Release Date
October 2016
Book 2 of More Than Something
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

Claire Wallace left town ten years ago. She hasn't looked back at small town life—or Matt Brannon—until now.

When Claire Wallace grew up in West Haven, it was a sleepy town she wanted to escape. A job offer right out of high school was her ticket. Ten years later when she returns for a class reunion, Claire sees that the town she left is not the same place where she grew up.

Even Matt Brannon has changed. Back then he was good old Matty—good for a laugh and good on his word. He'd even been really good that night in the back of his truck. But now? He's still a good guy, good at his job and doing good deeds all over town—but some things have definitely changed for the better.

Small town romances and high school reunions just aren't the same after a trip to the Sanctuary. In a truly binding embrace, Claire and Matt may find that their something old may become something more.

Reader Advisory: This book contains some scenes of rope play.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jan 07, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
102 people found the following review helpful
I hate when I get sucked in by an awesome cover but am disappointed by what's inside.

Claire Wallace left West Haven behind years ago, but when her class reunion comes around, she decides to make the trek back to small town America at the request of childhood friend Matt Brannon. When Matt sees Claire, he immediately knows she's not the same girl who left so long ago, and he's pretty sure it's not for the better. The once sweet and carefree girl is now a cynical and sharp woman, one who still gets his blood boiling and his pants tight every time she looked his way. The two engaged in a push/pull until the chemistry was just too hard to ignore. And now that they've given in? Implosion. But Claire's life is in Chicago, and neither of them would fit in the other's world anymore, right?

SOMETHING OLD is the 2nd book in the More Than Something series and can be read as a stand alone. It's one of those "you can come home again" stories of old love that reignites upon reuniting. The addition of a kink club felt a little strange, kind of thrown in there without a good feel for how this straight community got there. And everyone seems be involved in the lifestyle in some way. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good BDSM book as much as the next person, but it felt forced In SOMETHING OLD, added in for a little something extra but falling flat.

I couldn't stand Claire. She was so stuck up, standoffish and downright rude throughout the book. I get her circumstances weren't ideal, but her pride kept her from returning to where she grew up. Matt was still that sweet guy she remembered, just with a rope fetish. There were very few sparks, more like a wet lighter that just couldn't ignite.

Bottom Line: No OW/OM or sharing; no condom use; BDSM/kink (rope play and kink clubs); no sexual assault; no murder/violence.
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