I am quoting other GR reviews here, but what stuck most with me where this book is concerned is that it has no soul. What ultimately makes me love and adore a story is when it grips me, makes it unable to put down my ereader, is full of angst, joy, power and love and just takes me on an unforgettable roller coaster ride.
Bound and Determined is very clean and proper and includes a lot of D/s training such as learning how to stand and kneel correctly, when to talk and how to excel at the dom's requests. YAWN.
The sub, Sterling, is a like an eager puppy, full of desire and energy and what he gets is a dom whose intention is to train his youthful exuberance. This is nice in theory and actually the core element of most BDSM novels, however, in this case the author’s way of showing me their developing relationship felt more often than not dry and dull with little warmth, affection, hotness, humanity and true passion. DNF