Monday 22 September 2014

**Blog Tour** Legally Bound by JR Gray

Book: Legally Bound
Author: J.R. Gray
Genre: M/M BDSM

The last thing Daniel, a hard-working public defender, expected to see the morning after a one night stand was his hook up staring back at him from the wrong side of the law. Assigned to work his case, Daniel vows to keep things professional with Rafael but has a hard time controlling his craving for dominance, the control and the connection they shared. Rafael, a paid dominant in the Chicago underworld, has been dealing with a cop problem for far too long. Used to sex with no emotion, he’s entranced with Daniel’s submission, his innocence, and…could there be something more? Can Daniel clear Rafael's name, keeping him out of jail and in his life, with the odds, a cop, and the mounting evidence against them?

Daniel scanned them, looking for anything interesting to lift the dreary Monday, and his eyes went wide when they landed on the face of the man whose bed he had been in last night. “Oh shit,” he said too loudly, drawing the attention of the bailiff. He waved her off, muttering, “Nothing.”
“What?” Jesse hissed.
“I fucked one of our cases last night,” Daniel admitted, knowing he would get it out of him one way or another. There was no point fighting his partner’s excellent extraction skills.
“Which one?” Jesse asked, looking over his shoulder, way too amused.
He tried to nod subtly to one of the prisoners.
“You have to give me more than that.” Jesse stood up and blatantly turned around to study the men sitting in the rows behind them.
Stiffening in his seat, Daniel tried to keep his back to the man he had seen every naked inch of, as well as had his tongue buried inside of, till the early hours of the morning.
“Dark hair, six feet plus, green eyes.” He tried to speak out of the corner of his mouth so no one could read his lips.
“The one with the sleeve tattoo and the huge arms?” Jesse asked.
“Yeah,” he answered in a low, sheepish voice.
“I knew it was that one. You so have a type.” Jesse flipped back around to take his seat once more. He instantly went for the files, lifting up folders and setting the large stack right in front of him.
“What are you doing?” Daniel kept looking over his shoulder to see if the guy showed any signs of recognition.
“What’s his name?” He didn’t look up from the stack of files as he spoke. “Rafael,” he whispered as his face flushed just saying his name. “What are you doing?”
“Figuring out what your lay did,” Jesse said, positively glowing by now.
“I really hate you,” he responded, pulling at his tie and trying to loosen it.
“You’ll thank me later.” Jesse hummed, plucking out the file and flipping it open. “Oh, hot damn, you picked a good one.”
Daniel snatched the file out of his partner’s hands, his eyes going wide. Life just got a little more interesting.
All through the arraignment hearing, he found it hard to keep his mind off the previous night spent at Rafael’s apartment. They’d had an instant connection. He groaned to himself as it became increasingly hard to focus.
“Do you think he did it?”
“Who knows, but how many innocent men do we represent?”
Daniel’s stomach knotted. He didn’t want the allegations to be true. “Good point.”

Sally's 5***** Bare Naked Stars Review

Meet Daniel Caplin, then meet his partner Jesse. Business partners by day, best friends twenty four seven. The chemistry between these two radiates off the pages, locality, patience and perseverance just as best friends should be. 

Then, in walks the complication, or what I interpreted as the bad boy. Rafael 'may' be just that, but the twists he brings to the story are without a doubt the making of him. 

The balance of M/M and storyline is played out brilliantly. The criminal justice system is described enough to fully understand and follow, but not enough to overpower you. Just as you think there can't be another twist, bang it hits you. The relationships between the characters are strong and you feel it with them every step of the way, lust, love, desire and hatred. This book has it all, the swoon man, the bad boy, the sensible guy and the one who sends a shiver down your spine ... Not in a bad way! 

I had been eagerly awaiting the release of this book and after reading I'm left hanging, wanting more. My eyes are peeled in anticipation of the next instalment.

Nicola's 5***** Review

J.R. Gray really has produced an amazing story with 'Legally Bound'. Right from the first page he pulls you in, keeps you in his grasp and turning the pages right until you get to the very end. Even then you're left wanting more. 

Daniel and Jesse are two peas in a pod. Both lawyers, business partners and best friends. They're action in the courtroom is brilliant, inspiring and they're friendship even more. They know each other inside out. The conversations they have are hilarious and their chemistry just jumps out of the pages. 

After a one night stand, the last thing Daniel expected when walking in to the courtroom was to see his as one of his clients. 

What starts as a simple case, quickly turns in to sooo much more. 

Raf brought out a side of Daniel that he never knew existed. The pull he felt towards the Dom was all-consuming. He liked to be dominated and wanted to please Rafael in any way he could. 

Rafael is a bit of a mystery, and quite stand offish to begin with. But as the story progresses and you learn more and more about him, you come to understand him and see a different side to him. A side no-one has seen before and it's all because of Daniel. Daniel was a breath of fresh air for Rafael, his immediate submission enticed him and feelings stirred within him that he had never felt before. 

Feelings both him and Rafael wanted to explore, even though they both knew they shouldn't.

With a case getting more and more complex and a jealous, dirty cop with a grudge who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, will Daniel and Jesse unravel the truth and prove Rafael's innocence? Or will the evidence mounting up be used to their disadvantage?

I really did love this story. It flowed smoothly and kept me intrigued to see how it was all going to play out. I had my fingers crossed for Daniel and Raf to be able to explore their feelings and was rooting for Jesse and Daniel to prove his innocence.

The secondary characters played just as an important part as the main characters.

Jesse is just hilarious, and I can't wait for more of him. I have my own little inkling about him, and want to see if it's true and what comes to light.

George aka The King...Now he is a unique character. He's a very well-respected and admired man. Intimidating but loyal and I came to like him more and more as the book progressed. He's another character I can't wait for more of. 

I am now eagerly waiting (impatiently) for the next instalment and can't wait for what else this incredibly talented author gives us in the future.

Favourite quote--- "I understand you're a single man needing to stick it in every hole, but come on. Can you leave the defendant alone?" ~~Jesse

When not staying up all night writing, J.R Gray can be found basking in the warm glow of the Miami sun, or at the gym where it's half assumed Gray is a permanent resident. A dominant, pilot, and sword fighting enthusiast, Gray finds it hard to be in the passenger seat of any car. Gray frequently interrupts real life, including normal sleep patterns, to jot down nonsense. The bane of Gray's existence are commas, and even though it's been fully acknowledged they are necessary, they continue to baffle and bewilder.

If Gray wasn't writing…well, that's not possible. The build up of untold stories would haunt Gray into an early grave or possibly a mental institution where the tales would end up on the walls in crayon and finger paint.

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A teaser from book two in the Bound Series, Breach Of Contract.

"I have a way out of your marriage, if you want it." George Sirus attempted to make the statement nonchalant as he stood at the bar uncorking a fresh bottle of wine with his back to Jesse. They were midway through their twice weekly dinners, something they had started up after Rafael's case was dismissed. He had found he liked the married man more than was healthy and started digging shortly after for a way to help Jesse's out of his unhappy marriage. George told himself it was to aid his friend out, but there were selfish reasons behind the gesture he would never admit to.

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