Thursday, October 2, 2014

Blog Tour: Bound in Blue by Jessica Ingro

Strong ties aren't easily broken...

First loves have the ability to fill us with hope and then shatter us when they end. Some people can pick up the pieces and move on. Others simply learn how to exist as a fragment of the person that they used to be.

Shane “Mack” MacAllister is one of the ones simply existing. His wife Ella died at a young age, leaving him alone and broken. Shane knew he’d never be able to give himself to another, believing there was nothing left to give. That is until a young, feisty doctor blazed into his life and made him rethink letting someone into what’s left of his tattered heart.

Dr. Megan Huntley has devoted her life to taking care of others, ever since her twin sister was brutally murdered. She might not have been able to save her sister, but she has made it her mission to help other victims. Long hours in the Emergency Room and volunteer work at the Rape Crisis Center leave little time for relationships. When Megan meets the rugged and handsome Shane MacAllister, she decides to throw caution to the wind and take the police detective for a ride. Too bad she can’t get him out of her head… or her life.

Will Shane and Megan be bound together by true love? Or will past loves and tragedy tear them apart?

4 Stars Review by Jennifer Hagen

We were first introduced to Mack as Jacob’s messy-eater detective partner in the Love Square series.  It is not necessary to have read the previous 2 books in the series as this could be considered  a stand alone.  Mack is still a messy eater but I could overlook any ketchup or powdered sugar on his shirts in exchange for what is underneath the shirt.  Holy cow is that guy hot and the things he is capable of…mmmhmm.  But the thing that got me interested in this book from the get go was the very first sentence …

I love cocks.

Just to clarify, it’s not Mack’s thoughts…it’s Megan’s.  Megan is a 33-year-old doctor who fulfills her days by either working in the hospital or volunteering at various women’s shelters.  She also fulfills her nights with various men, but mostly the hot co-worker doctor is the one who fills her when needed.  She makes certain she has no time to wallow in her self-pity and self-grievance for a brutal attack 5 years ago that claimed the life of her sister.  A death that Megan blames herself for.

Mack hides behind his dominance as a way to stay in control and not feel anything towards women.  He has had his fair share of women, but nothing will ever replace his first and only love…a love that he lost 18 years ago.

Mack and Megan begin their sexual relationship in a supply closet and gradually move their affair to her bedroom, but never to his.  He never brings anybody to his place as it would disturb his peace and tranquility of the past he can’t seem to let go.   Mack is so caught up in what he once had that he refuses to even think about finding happiness again. 

“No matter how much time has passed she’s who I miss; who I love; who owns me.”

Megan seems to be developing feelings for Mack, something that she has never felt for anybody before, but she is constantly coming up against the hurdle of competing with Mack’s past.  Mack lays it down for her what he is capable of giving…

“I’m not promising you hearts and flowers.  I don’t do relationships.  I have hook-ups.  Some regular.  Some not.  My point is, all I’m going to give you is my time and my cock.”

Mack is so frustrating!!!  He needs to realize that there is more for him out there than a memory, but he is so hung up on not letting go.  It’s like trying to move a 500 lb. slab of concrete by yourself…you cannot make it move an inch.  And plus he can be so infuriating!

“Didn’t realize you were such a whore, Megan.”

He.did.not.just.say.that.  Yes, he did.  In front of her coworkers nonetheless.  Wow.  How do you come to terms with somebody you care about saying that to you?  Could you be able to forgive if he came groveling? 

“Do you want me to beg?  Because I will.  I’ll do whatever you need me to do in order to make this work.  Just please don’t walk away, Megan.”

I know that Mack has it in him to be an attentive lover.  Megan got closer to him than anybody else has before but Mack is so hesitant to take the final step.  I just wanted to push him into taking that step.  Megan’s danger lies not only within her heart being broken and shattered by Mack but also from somebody seeking revenge.  

“My future with her was hanging delicately in the balance.  One small move would send us careening down a black hole of nothingness.  The same black hole I had been hiding in for nineteen years before Megan shined her light on me.”

I love Ms. Ingro’s writings.  She has the perfect amount of angst thrown into her stories.   My heart races and other times it’s breaking, but in the end she always finds a way to make everything right. 

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Using the pearls, I pulled her over to the dining room table. My hands on her waist helped her up on the table where I positioned her on her knees with her back facing me. The only thing she wore besides the choker was a sexy pair of heels that I made her put on before we started. The loop of pearls rested in her ass crack and the heels of the shoes pressed into the curves of her ass. She was quite simply perfection. I could have stared at her posed like this for hours.

Pulling on the pearls her head came back, giving me perfect access to her neck. I ran my tongue along her skin, feeling goose bumps form on the flesh.

“Do you like being at my mercy?” My voice was low and full of lust. I loved that she had this effect on me.

“Yes,” she whispered.

“Touch yourself, Megan. Rub that clit for me.”

She immediately obeyed. Her breath hitched when I pinched her nipples hard at the same time I bit down on the section of skin where her neck and shoulder met.

“Are you wet?” I continued to roll her nipples between my thumb and forefinger.

“Yes,” she answered after several long seconds.

“Show me how wet. Dip your finger inside and then bring it to my lips.”

She dutifully obeyed, rubbing her slick digit across my bottom lip before I sucked it into my mouth. Releasing her finger, I instructed her to go back to touching herself. Grabbing a bottle of lube from my jacket pocket, I poured it down her ass crack. Her body trembled as my finger teased her puckered hole before slipping past the ring of muscles. I moved it in and out at a slow pace.

“You’re beautiful. Do you know that?”

Her only answer was for her head to fall forward and a ragged breath to leave her lungs.

“One day I’m going to fuck you here. You like that idea. I can tell.”

She nodded, so I picked up the pace and continued talking low to her. “Tell me how bad you want my cock right now. How bad you want me to fuck you. Make me crazy, buttercup. Make me want to tear you in two.”




Standing at the bar, I flagged down the bartender and ordered two beers. Waiting for my change, I jumped when warm breath danced against the skin of my neck. “Tell your friend you’re leaving. I want you naked and lying on your bed in exactly thirty minutes.” The word friend was said like it tasted bad.

“And if I say no?” The words came out breathlessly as my body tingled with anticipation.

“Punishment.” A full body shiver worked through me. One word, highly effective.

“I can’t waste my beer,” I argued.

Mack positioned his hands on either side of my body and leaned into my back, getting as close as he could to me. My belly pressed into the bar, and I thought he might kiss me, but after several seconds he plucked a bottle from in front of me. “Now you have no excuse.” I jumped when he landed a smack on my butt, and then I was watching his back saunter away with my beer.

Still reeling from what just happened, I shook my head and followed him to the backroom. The whole way I argued with myself over whether or not I was going to do as he said. On the one hand, I really wanted my fix of him. It was one of the reasons I had come out tonight. Okay, it was actually the reason. On the other hand, I hadn’t seen John in a really long time, and I didn’t like the idea of Mack making me leave when he wanted me to. And the threat of punishment wasn’t so much of a deterrent, but rather compelled me to want to disobey him.

Mack was lowering himself in a seat next to Kara when I hit the room. My heart skipped a beat at how good he looked. His tight white t-shirt stretched across his chest, and his long legs were clad with worn blue jeans. He leaned back in the chair and stretched his leg out in front of him, crossing them at the ankle. He looked casual and laidback, but his eyes were avidly watching me with an attentiveness that until that point I’d only seen him use in the bedroom. It was enough to convince me to leave.

“Didn’t you get yourself one?” John asked when I handed him his beer.

“Nah. Got called into work. I’m off on Sunday if you want to come over for dinner. I’ll make sauce.”

His grin was infectious and I found myself smiling even though my insides were knotted after my conversation with Mack. “I could never pass up your sauce. I’ll bring a bottle of wine.” John leaned in and kissed my cheek. “I’m glad I ran into you. I was afraid after all this time away you just didn’t want to see me anymore.” Even though his tone was joking, I knew he meant the words. After our history, I couldn’t blame him for being concerned.

“Never,” I said with conviction. “I really have to go. I’ll see you Sunday.”


I turned on my heel and pushed through the crowd towards the exit. Looking over my shoulder, my eyes met Mack’s and I swear I felt his gaze straight down to my toes.


Jessica is the author of the Love Square & Concierge series. She grew up in Central New York, where she spends her days as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she's been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. It has always been a dream of hers to be able to share her stories with the world.

Jessica currently lives in New York with her husband and three dogs.


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