Lost & Bound

Lost Bound is a Ebook Leila thought traveling to the U S would be the start to getting her freedom She was very very wrong Instead of arriving and meeting the family she would be a

Lost & Bound is a Ebook Leila thought traveling to the U.S would be the start to getting her freedom. She was very, very wrong. Instead of arriving and meeting the family she would be a nanny for she was kidnapped and sold as a sex slave. That was almost three years ago and by now she's given up all hope of ever leaving her hell. But then Callum show's up and he may just be the savior she's been hoping for. If he doesn't get captured himself, that is. This is my first read by Tara Hart so I wasn't too sure what to expect going in, but I was hoping for an actual dark story, and I got exactly what I hoped for. Leila was stuck in a twisted and very messed up situation with her captor and sometimes it broke my heart. From the beginning I could tell she was strong and I liked after so long being a slave for a sick and demented man she still had her fighting spirit.There were so many different ways that this story could have gone and ended, and I really liked that I was kept on the edge of my seat from when I first started. Even when I thought I knew what would happen I would be proven wrong, which doesn't happen much. Callum was a complete mystery as to how his characters role would play out, but I ended up loving him and especially him with Leila. Overall, this was a good dark story. The subject matter isn't going to be for everyone but if you have a twisted mind like mine than I think it's the perfect book for you.ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.. 2 years38 weeks4 daysThat s how long I ve been here Captive Frightened Alone The little human contact I receive is not what I crave It s not a friend s comforting arm or my mother s swift kiss It s rough contact forced, and familiar for all the wrong reasons I don t want him there, but I m powerless to stop him He says that he owns me and that I am his Emmy, he c2 years38 weeks4 daysThat s how long I ve been here Captive Frightened Alone The little human contact I receive is not what I crave It s not a friend s comforting arm or my mother s swift kiss It s rough contact forced, and familiar for all the wrong reasons I don t want him there, but I m powerless to stop him He says that he owns me and that I am his Emmy, he calls me That s not my name, but as time passes I m starting to forget things What is my name Where am I from Who was I before I came here 6 days11 hours14 minutesThat s how long I ve known Callum, and already, I trust him with my life I was so sure I would never crave another man, but he challenges everything I thought I knew everything I felt He says that he ll save me I believe him.He calls me Leila It sounds like a name that belongs to me and it reminds me of a past I was starting to forget The escape is planned and my fate is in his hands, but if this doesn t work, what will become of me WARNING This book contains disturbing situations, graphic depictions of rape, strong language and violence.. The best Book Lost & Bound DNF @ 72%I couldn't continue. I found myself skimming more than actually reading, so I think that's a sure sign to call it quits. I'll break it down with spoilers...(view spoiler)[The GoodUnique Take on the Captive ThemeAt least I've never read a book that had this type of approach. It is based on a male mc, Callum, that comes home to visit his father after ~3 years (I think) to find out that his father has taken a sex slave, Leila. They both lost his mother 5 years prior, so he figures that his father has just lost his mind because of his grief -- especially because his father calls the h "Emmy" which was his nickname for the mom. I've read captivity book where there is the H that is in with the bad men, but ends up helping the h in the end -- but this is different because the H is an outsider to what has been going on (for at least 2 years). So, the fact that it was a different take on the whole captivity scene was good.The BadUnbelievable InstaloveI know a lot of people are all about instalove, but I am usually not a fan. I can deal with mcs moving quickly as long as I understand why they have developed stronger feelings (or at least get to experience it). I couldn't deal with this. They don't say the "I love yous", but they are acting as though they are in love almost immediately. They only have a few interactions, and they never have anything happen that would make me believe the strong feelings are justified. With the h, the only thing I could think of was that I could attribute it to the fact that she's been held captive and is craving any kind of positive attention to the point that it is a kind of Stockholm syndrome by projecting it to the H instead of her captor. The H?!? I have no idea! Maybe it was just insta-super-strong-attraction-and-must-save-her going on, but I just didn't get it. He reacted to her as if he had strong feelings, and he didn't know her or have anything really to back it up IMO!The HAlong with the instalove, he had weird interactions with side characters. He didn't seem like the sharpest tool in the shed. During a sex party of his dad's that he crashes, he notices that his uncle (who happens to be the chief of police) was visibly cringing and averting his eyes when the slaves were "performing" a sex act with each other for the crowd. Hello?!? Use that to your advantage! Talk to him, and feel him out! He might be an ally and help you save the girl!! There's also some interactions with a friend and a guy that helps him get the tracker off the h that I found myself rolling my eyes over. In every scene he has a beer or some other type of alcoholic beverage. Don't get me wrong -- I like to have some drinks on occasion, but what is that all about? Pretty much every scene?!?The "Chemistry"Or the lack of chemistry would be better worded. I didn't feel any connection to either characters, and I didn't feel their connection to each other either. I didn't necessarily like either one either. The UglyThe "Intimacy" and RapeThere were some cringe-worthy moments where the h was pretty desperate for the H to be intimate with her. I understand wanting physical affection, but getting all hot and bothered by him right after getting raped or abused in front a group of nasty men? Not so much. In my mind it was actually making the severity of her abuse not a big deal, and I thought that was rather insulting to victims of sex crimes. Don't get me wrong -- I've read captivity books where the h and H have sex. That's not my issue. My issue is that she was so desperate for it and all the H would say when he turned her down was "you'll think of him" then she would get pissy and hurt (and he wouldn't really further explain his reasoning). She is supposed to have been held captive for over 2 years and had been abused since her 2nd week there!! Someone that had gone through that trauma would have some type of reaction other than just being horny and wanting to jump all over a good looking man. Maybe I'm wrong...but I personally found the whole thing kind of offensive. Just FYI -- rape went on in detail up until I threw in my towel. I also figure that any man would have issues with a woman that had been intimate (even forced) with his own father. Right?!? I get wanting to save her, but he even saw his father raping her. Maybe I'm being super insensitive, but how can that not affect his attraction? (hide spoiler)]That's the just of my issues. Got it all off my chest and moving on to the next...Oh! I'd say it is not safe ladies ;)

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  1. Tara Hart writes romance stories for those searching for their happily ever after Her upcoming releases include No Angel a new adult novel and Lost Bound a stand alone read that teeters on dark romance.Tara was born and raised in Australia She currently spends her time travelling around Asia finding inspiration for her next story.Tara loves to connect with readers, writers and bloggers A complete introvert by nature, once she likes you she will be your friend for life.

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  1. Leila thought traveling to the U.S would be the start to getting her freedom She was very, very wrong Instead of arriving and meeting the family she would be a nanny for she was kidnapped and sold as a sex slave That was almost three years ago and by now she s given up all hope of ever leaving her hell But then Callum show s up and he may just be the savior she s been hoping for If he doesn t get captured himself, that is This is my first read by Tara Hart so I wasn t too sure what to expect goi [...]


  2. DNF 72%I couldn t continue I found myself skimming than actually reading, so I think that s a sure sign to call it quits I ll break it down with spoilers view spoiler The GoodUnique Take on the Captive ThemeAt least I ve never read a book that had this type of approach It is based on a male mc, Callum, that comes home to visit his father after 3 years I think to find out that his father has taken a sex slave, Leila They both lost his mother 5 years prior, so he figures that his father has just [...]


  3. TITLE Lost Bound AUTHOR Tara HartGENRE Contemporary RomanceRELEASE DATE May, 2016MY RATINGLOST BOUNDTold in dual POV S Leila Callum This book does come with a warning attached to it This book contains disturbing situations, graphic depictions of rape, strong language and violence.Twenty One year old Leila is travelling to the United States of America towards her new nanny job relishing in her new found freedom of working abroad Instead of arriving at her new position, she s kidnapped and sold as [...]


  4. 3.75 starsI need to think on this It started out strong but I ended up skimming the last 30%.Received ARC from author in exchange for honest review Thank you TH


  5. 4 dark stars You were sent here to save me and you did, in ways than one You gave me my freedom, but much than that, you saved my life You saved me from myself Leila thought that coming to the United States will be an amazing new start in her life Instead, she is kidnapped and taken by a sadistic man His son, Callum, comes home one day from Italy and finds Leila in his father s home Confused as to why there is a girl there who tells him she is his sex slave , Callum starts to question everythi [...]


  6. ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review Title Lost BoundAuthor Tara HartCategory Dark RomanceSeries or Standalone StandaloneCharacters 4Plot 4Scorching Level 3.50HEA Read to find out This was a new author for me I was pleasantly surprised by Lost Bound Even though the plot was a bit predictable, to me at least, the writing made up for it The author s skill is refreshing and eloquent and I loved how she developed her plotline.Leila has been a captive for so long that days and weeks b [...]


  7. This was a real quick read for me I read it in a few hours and I did enjoy it This book will be dark for some so read the warnings as it contains captivity and rape scenes As I m a sucker for the real dark books I d say this is a really great gritty read I found this to be a well written story with a different storyline to what I ve read before The connection between Leila and Callum was too rushed for my liking I would have liked to see her deal with what happened a bit better 4 gritty stars fr [...]


  8. This was a pretty good dark read When Leila traveled to the U.S she thought she would be working as a nanny instead she was kidnapped and sold as a sex slave that was almost three years ago and she has given up of ever being free Callum show s up to visit his father and finding Emmy Leila who he thought was the maid at first I loved the chemistry between Callum and Leila she was a strong female who has been through a lot at the hands of her Master who is a powerful man This was my first time rea [...]


  9. I was warned that Lost Bound was a dark romance and definitely not for everyone but I decided to take my chances on this one and I m so glad that I did Imagine leaving the only home you ve ever known to go to America and make a life for yourself only to have it all turn into a horrible nightmare in the blink of an eye Imagine showing up at your childhood home after being away for three years only to discover that your father is not the man you thought he was This is Leila and Callum s story and [...]


  10. Wow just wow This book is unlike anything I ve ever read It s dark, twisted, heart wrenching, but hopeful beautiful all in the same This story isn t for the faint of heart It s very raw and has detail of rape It s very tastefully done and not too graphic in my opinion If there s one word that I would use to describe this story it s HOPE Callum hasn t been home in years and when he makes an unexpected visit to his father s house he s confronted by a foreign woman holding a knife He quickly learns [...]


  11. Storyline 5Angst 4Tissue 1Value 5Panty Scorching 4 Over All Rating 4.25 StarsKindle eArc provided by AuthorReviewed by RobinCallum has come back unexpectedly to his father s home after quite a long absence Letting himself into the house, he encounters a girl dressed scantily who pulls a knife on him Did she break in Callum is shocked when the stranger tells him that she s being held captive by his father The story only gets bizarre from there and Callum doesn t know what to believe, but he does [...]


  12. Lost Bound was a quick good read It s told in the dual POVs Leila and Callum It s very well written and the story pulled in right in Leila Comes to the US seeking freedom but is tricked and sold as a sex slave Callum meets Leila when he comes home to his father s house Even though he meets her under odd circumstances there is still an instant connection Leila feels safe with Callum Leila hasn t be treated very nicely and I kind of excepted her not be so comfortable with Callum as quickly as she [...]



  13. Lost and BoundTara Hart3.5 starsLeila and Callum this is a dark dark read so if you don t care for those don t pick it up This book focuses on human trafficking, selling of women and rape Callum needs to save the woman he sees The man cant leave her Emmy is not the name she was given but its what she is being called The man she just met she trust than she has ever trusted anyone She remembers nothing She was held captive for over two years and her life started to fade But this man who she has o [...]


  14. 2.5 starsThis book was not what I was expecting To be quite honest I was expecting something a little darker As I kept reading I just kept thinking there had to have been a faster way to help Leila out Then the route Callum had taken to help Leila He was a writer for a U.S Newspaper Your going to tell me he couldn t contact anyone to help him out faster I mean There was just so many opportunities he could have taken before everything all went down.I m sorry I just wasn t buying it all And I jus [...]


  15. I wanted to read Lost Bound from the moment I read the synopsis and let me tell you, it did not disappoint It was even better than I thought it would be and I m so glad that I found it It was an amazing book and I really loved it Leila is an excellent heroine she s sweet and kind and good hearted even after all she s been through She s strong in the beginning and she becomes even stronger throughout the book Leila is just so lovable and wonderful and she deserves every happiness coming her way.I [...]


  16. This book was amazing Here is a trigger warning the book deals with human trafficking, auctioning and rape This book is not for the faint of heart.I was given this ebook as an advance reader copy for an honest review This book i really liked The leading male in the story is one that is quiet different from any other male in a romance novel In this book the leading male is a man who tries to save the woman he loves nearly succeeds However, he and the woman he loves are recaptured and held in capt [...]


  17. I am a big fan of the dark twisted and odd storylines I don t mind the violence and bad language and the confusion the better This story may be a little on the lighter side of dark than I am used to but it was a great read I devoured it in a matter of hours By the time we get to Leila Emmy she is already broken , confused and hopeless It seems some of her worst is over and as long as she obeys Osborne things run smoothly BUT that one day an unexpected visitor comes in the day and things for Lei [...]


  18. They Found each other and are no longer lostAs soon as I saw that Miss Hart had another book up for preorder after reading her debut No Angel I knew I had to get it and I loved this book as I loved the first Leila and Callum are such a great couple, by themselves they are good but definitely searching for something but now together wow They are perfect together in my eyes What a powerful and at times torture to read but I m so happy I read their story but the end what does FIM stand for I hope t [...]


  19. I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review Thank you Tara 4 Star read I m not very good with reviews but I ll try my best I liked the main characters, the way Callum was with Leila from the beginning was so sweet I liked Leila her character was amazingly strong for what she was going through The chemistry between Callum and Leila was sweet not very hot but sweet as Callum assumed she would think of HIM while they were together I really enjoyed this book and will be reading [...]


  20. I m not really sure where to start with this review Lost Bound has some trigger subjects in it so be warned I have been studying human slavery that is still going in today and the author did her research pretty well It kind of reminded me of Taken when the dreams begin The characters are pretty developed, I did feel parts of their development was rushed and made me not connect fully Overall, I enjoyed reading and look forward to reading from Tara Hart.


  21. 4.25 Stars Whoa This story was a different take for me on a captive book Dark and strangely captivating I love how she tracked time being held captive and then after she met Callum You can t help but put yourself in either of their shoes and think what would I have done if I live in Virginia so I m picturing this small town in the Shenandoah Valley Full review coming on The Smut Brarians.


  22. I m not really sure where to start with this review Lost Bound has some trigger subjects in it so be warned I have been studying human slavery that is still going in today and the author did her research pretty well It kind of reminded me of Taken when the dreams begin The characters are pretty developed, I did feel parts of their development was rushed and made me not connect fully Overall, I enjoyed reading and look forward to reading from Tara Hart.Review by Raychel



  23. This was a fantastic dark read Leila s has been living in hell for the last two years with little hope of climbing out Until Callum It s been three years since Callum s been home and he soon realizes his father has changed This book has a lot of twists and turns It kept me guessing and at times cringing If you like dark romances I highly recommend this book


  24. This book was awesome read dark sometimes but I really like how we get to see inside both MC head s and try to understand them, this book is a roller coaster of emotions I couldn t put the book down.I received this copy for an honest review



  25. 3.5 starsARC kindly given by author for an honest review.I m kind of on the fence about this book, I was asked to read and leave my honest review, I was told that it was a dark read violent As a lover of dark reads I did not find this book to be that dark, I didn t find the language to be as bad as it heeds in its warning The language in this book is light compared to Some YA reads I ve read The sex scenes in this book are lacking, does it involve rape Yes simply because Leila is not willing, ho [...]


  26. What a shame, the beginning for me was a nice twist to the usual captive books that ive read but unfortunately mid way through the story seemed to lose its way considerably and i quickly lost interest It lacked depth and believability.


  27. 3.5 Stars Not My Kind of DarkAs a fan of the dark genre, with the likes of Pepper Winters, CJ Roberts, Lili St Germain and Mary E Palmerin, this book didn t come close to what I thought it was With Lost and Bound we get a story of survival so than the dark storyline I am a fan of The concept was different, and felt a bit let down with the warning that came with the book.Emmy is a girl in the wrong place at the wrong time She is the victim of something we all worry about, human trafficking Even [...]


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