Title: Bound (Guards of Folsom: Book Five)
Author: SJD Peterson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 200 Pages
At a Glance: I highly recommend this book!
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: Tek Cain & Jamie Ryan work at the Guards of Folsom BDSM club. After two years on the run from their old motorcycle club and the Feds, Tek & Jamie are finally able to relax and enjoy their new life in New York City. But the past won’t stay buried, and when the MC resurfaces, it’s Jamie who pays the price. Tek and the rest of the members at the Guards of Folsom must work together to get back one of their own.
In this, the final installment in the Guards of Folsom series, everyone must come together, bound as one in their quest to find Jamie and bring him home once and for all.
Review: Before reading this final book in the Guards of Folsom series, I decided to go back and visit some old friends by rereading the series from beginning to end. Boy, am I glad that I did! Not only did I get to renew my acquaintance with these men—remember their histories—but I also got to see where they are going and what the future holds for them so that I could say goodbye and give them a fond farewell. I highly recommend a Guards of Folsom marathon to anyone looking for some hot men who enjoy some kinky sex and how they each travel on their journeys, both individually and as a group, to find love, lasting friendships, and personal triumphs alongside their HEAs.
It all began with Riveted, a short that SJD Peterson wrote at the end of the Whispering Pines Ranch series because Ty and Blake needed to have their story told. They met such interesting people along the way that a new series was born of men whose home is at the Guards of Folsom BDSM Club. After Riveted, we met Tackett and Micah in Pup; Bobby, Rig and Mason in Tag Team; Max and Aiden in Pony; Jamie and Tek in Roped; and lastly, a short about Gunny and Mac in Mauled. In each of these stories the men involved not only explore their individual kinks, but they also overcome issues such as ADHD. They deal with grief and bereavement. They deal with ageism and self-awareness and the battle involved in rising above the circumstances of birth to become better men.
Bound is the continuing story of Jamie and Tek, and begins with Jamie being kidnapped by his stepfather who heads a violent motorcycle club. From the blurb it seems this is the whole book, but the kidnapping is just the beginning and most of the book deals with how Jamie and Tek cope with the aftermath. Each is hurt not just physically but emotionally by the incident, and creating their new normal is difficult for them. The book is written in the same format as Roped in that each chapter begins with a note from Tek’s journal and his insights into what is going on in his head at the time.
“There was this ingrained fear and mistrust of anyone who wasn’t Jamie. But with each passing day, without even realizing it, the men at the Guards of Folsom have wormed their way in, and suddenly I am surrounded by friends, not just any type of friend but men I trust with not only my life but the life of what is most precious to me – Jamie.”
I have to say that I really would have liked to see all the men have a role in the saving of Jamie; I really think Micah could have rocked the construction worker outfit! However, the book is paced well (except for a little drag through the middle), and it is nice to see all the storylines tied up and the men settled. I loved how all the men come together to support each other, and each have a role to play in setting these young men on the right track and supporting them there. It’s hard to believe they are only twenty-five at the end of the book, with all they go through.
You could read this last book by itself and enjoy the story. SJD Peterson does a great job of giving you all the information you need to enjoy it, but I would say read them all. Of, if not all, at least read Roped first so that you get the beginning of Tek and Jamie’s story.
I highly recommend this book!
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