Wow. Okay, though I’m not that into historical romance but I can’t help myself to fall in love with Ava March’s writing. So, according to Goodreads, this book was being published earlier than His Client that I read before. But, those two books are written with the similar setting, Madam Delacroix’s brothel.
“Bound by Deception” tells about Lord Oliver Marsden who has already admired Lord Vincent Prescot for years, hence, they are childhood friend, but Oliver never knew if Vincent is interested on men because Vincent was having relationship with some women during their friendship. At one moment, Oliver realize that Vincent often visits Madame Delacroix’s brothel and he is more than happy when he knew that Vincent hire a man instead of a woman to service him. Now or never, Oliver plans to get close to Vincent by replacing his usual whore to service him for one night only. Though, he has to pay a lot to Madam Delacroix, but he feels that’s worthy enough. One thing that he doesn’t anticipate that he is really FALL in love to Vincent. And, he wants to have him. Not only for one night, but for the entire of his life.
Friends became lovers theme is one of the most cliche story ever. But, I still love it. It is one of the best formula to create an awesome romantic story. Bound by Deception is no exception. It is describing the romantic story of two childhood friends appropriately. I also love the characters. For me, they are strong characters. Both of them give me chills.
The story itself is also beautiful. I love how the conflict is created by that arrangement. I will do what Oliver do to own someone like Vincent. He’s fantasy men. Though, he has D/ lifestyle but he respects his partner. He doesn’t become one of the arrogant dominant top.
The making love scenes are quite enough. HOT, romantic, and spicy. There are lil bit BDSM part but not that scary. So, overall I give it 5 out of 5 star for this one. I will manage to read the next installment of this series.