Review: Bound by Her Scent by Kara Swynn

Posted April 4th, 2014 in book review / 14 comments


by Kara Swynn

Publisher: Self-Published (March 2013)
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Erotica
Format: eBook (41 pages)
Source: Free book from author for honest review
Find It: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Rating: ★★★½☆ (3.5 stars)

A BBW Paranormal Erotic Romance

The ban on human/ shifter sex has been lifted, but that doesn’t mean the Twin Canyon shifters are ready to mate with humans – especially wolf shifter Ryker Black. He is too rough and raw for the average woman.

Ally Benson is not your average woman. Ally is Ryker’s mate; even if he refuses to claim her. When Ally is chosen to teach the pack alphas about female pleasure, Ryker’s control is put to the ultimate test. Ally wants the brutish shifter in her bed and she’s not afraid to play dirty to get him there. But can Ally really handle the needs of an alpha wolf? And how long can Ryker continue to fight against the instinct to claim his mate, especially when he’s…Bound by Her Scent.

Warning: This is a complete short novella. It contains a curvy BBW heroine who craves the rough and raw pleasure that only her sexy alpha male hero can provide. It makes for a very spicy read that may be too hot for some to handle.

At A Glance
So hot!

The Good
I have to admit, I jumped at the opportunity to read this book. I like my occasional eroticas to spice up my reading stream. And Bound by Her Scent really did liven up my day. It was hot, erotic, and even a little adorable.

Ally seemed like a normal girl in the beginning, but she surprised me so much. The things she did, wow. She took the wolf by the balls and got what she wanted. I felt bad for her since Ryker was mean to her for so long, trying to keep her away from his rough tendencies. Ryker was a big time alpha male. When he finally got over himself, he took what was his, his mate. And he took her every which way! I liked how he was rough and aggressive, but always cared about Ally’s comfort. They were sweet together.

I would like to read more if this turns out to be a series. There are other alphas who need their mates and I am excited to see how they catch and mount them. God, there is nothing better than a shifter erotica!

The Bad
As is often with novellas (and sometimes eroticas), I wish there was more plot and character development. This felt so short when it comes to the actual couple getting together. I wanted to see their relationship develop more.

The Snuggly
The love may have been fast, but the sex was effing hot. I was actually shocked by one scene. OMG, I couldn’t imagine EVER doing that, and I am pretty open minded. But Swynn pulled off the scene perfectly. So yes, if you are looking for a quick but spicy erotica, then pick this book up.

Final Thoughts
I know with novellas I am often going to have problems with plot or character development, but it doesn’t stop me from enjoying the story…and the SEX! I am happy I got a chance to read Bound by Her Scent. I think it was a solid erotica. Recommended.

Ally scowled at her colleague. “I’m not closed-minded, Jack, but even you have to admit that asking me to masturbate in front of eight alpha male wolf shifters is crossing the line.”

Ally looked so innocent at that moment, Ryker was tempted to call the whole thing off. He could smell her apprehension and her fear, yet she agreed to continue. He was so damned proud of her. She was the sexiest, smartest, bravest woman he’s ever met and he would do whatever it took to help her get through this.

“You’re going to keep your eyes open, Ally. You’re going to focus on me and only me when you’re finding your pleasure. If you need to speak, then speak to me; if you need to moan, then moan for me. If you’re going to scream, it’s my name that you’ll scream. Understand?”

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14 Responses to “Review: Bound by Her Scent by Kara Swynn”

  1. Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    OMG I can’t believe that YOU are introducing ME to a werewolf title! How did I miss this one? Oh yeah, right, it’s a self-published novella. I’m in the mood for a quick, hot, furry read, and this one sounds perfect. Thanks for the review!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

  2. Braine TS

    Some erotica are more like porn, so sexed up it barely has a plot… I do remember you saying on my blog that you were horny (that made me LOL btw), I guess you got your fix and it’s furry too! Happy weekend!

  3. Joy @ Thoughts By J

    Totally agree, sometimes the novellas just don’t do enough justice to the character developments and plots. But yay for steamy sex! Glad you enjoyed this one so much 🙂

  4. Jessica Haluska

    *snickers* I LOVE your erotica reviews. They are always hilariously awesome. And this was no exception. The next time I’m in the mood for a quick, effing hot read, I’ll know where to start 😉

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

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