Review: Coming Unbound by Lacey Savage

Tuesday, April 30

Title: Coming Unbound*
Author: Lacey Savage
Series: n/a
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Format: E-book
Date/Year: April 2013
Reviewed by: Michele
*This book was provided to the reviewer by the author in exchange for an honest review

Summary from the publisher:

Ginny and Cole have struggled to connect intimately since before their marriage. When Cole suggests they surprise each other with the most sexually daring things they can dream up for their anniversary, Ginny reluctantly musters every ounce of courage she possesses to get nipple piercings.

Cole’s surprise?

He’s turned their suburban basement into a dungeon—and hired a sexy Dom to teach them the art of BDSM.

Desperately in love with his wife, Cole’s aware of sensitive sexual demons in Ginny’s past, and will try anything to beat them. Whips, toys, ménage play with the Dom…all these and more could help Ginny find pleasure, break through her issues.

Or, if they’re not careful, possibly just break Ginny.

My Musings:

Ginny loves Cole. Cole loves Ginny. But no matter how mutual the desire and how hot the sex, Ginny can’t orgasm. It’s no surprise that this has driven a wedge in their marriage, since each blames themselves for the problem neither of them seems to know how to fix. Even hours of couples therapy, where Ginny shared details of how her college boyfriend had made her feel dirty and unwanted, hadn’t seemed to help her see that Cole was different and that he could be trusted with her desire and love.

When Ginny leaves town for her annual work conference trip on the week of their wedding anniversary, both she and Cole worry that the end of their marriage might be near. But his suggestion that they celebrate her return with the most outrageously sexual thing they can imagine, the explosive results will either save their relationship or end it forever.

I admit that I was skeptical that Cole and Ginny could have stayed together for more than a year with this serious problem still between them. But as the story progressed, it was obvious that their love for each other had convinced them both that this was a temporary problem and it was only now that they were starting to worry it was permanent. When Ginny actually forgot that her return flight was the same day as their wedding anniversary, both she and Cole were shocked into making one last extreme effort because neither of them wanted to be without the other.

As tormented as Ginny was, I was gratified that there was no immediate magical cure for what ailed her. The progression of events from when she impulsively gets her nipples pierced while away on her trip, to when Cole brings his friend Erik (a Dom for hire!) into their marriage were plotted carefully and written beautifully. Each of the failed attempts along the way showed us just how damaged Ginny had been and made the ultimate discovery of what she needed fit perfectly and the success at the end all the more satisfying. I read “Coming Unbound’ twice and it got me right in the gut both times. I would love to see a story featuring Erik and will definitely be reading more works by Lacey Savage in the future.


Overall: 4
Sensuality level: 4
(light BDSM including sensation and pain play, menage)

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Goddess Fish Promotions April 30, 2013 at 5:49 AM  

Thank you for hosting

Ingeborg April 30, 2013 at 12:31 PM  

Excellent review, sounds like a hot read.


bn100,  April 30, 2013 at 7:36 PM  

Thanks for the honest review

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Catherine Lee April 30, 2013 at 8:53 PM  

I think the fact that they truly love each other is an important part of the story. And the fact that you read it twice, Michele, says a lot about the quality of the writing.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Meghan April 30, 2013 at 11:16 PM  

I have a question for Lacey: Did any person or event in your life inspire the story of this book?
Wow! I can't WAIT to read this! I love that cover, too ; )
Thanks for the giveaway!
mestith at gmail dot com

Mary Preston May 1, 2013 at 4:47 AM  

Thank you for your musings. I'm also glad there was no quick fix. Sounds fantastic.


Kathleen O May 1, 2013 at 9:34 AM  

This sounds like a book I must have on my tbr pile... This will be my first book by this author.


Jbst,  May 2, 2013 at 6:24 PM  

I'm very impressed that Michelle the reviewer read the story twice and got such a visceral gut reaction each time. It must be a very good story to read a new book twice.

strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

Karen H in NC May 3, 2013 at 9:49 AM  

Thanks for your review and the excerpt.
kareninnc at gmail dot com

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