Rafael and Daniel are together and testing the waters of their D/s relationship. They came through the other side of their legal problems, but new trouble is brewing as a photo of Rafael in a public scene is being used for blackmail. Rafael wants to scene in public with Daniel, and although Daniel signed off on it in their contract, the very thought of actually going through with it makes him feel sick. Without the lines of communication open, their relationship starts to falter and crack. Jesse has taken up temporary residence in George’s house after leaving his wife and George has feelings for Jesse that he hasn’t felt in years. But letting Jesse know could destroy the very real friendship they have built, although Jesse may just be open to a relationship with a man. George also has to worry about the photos that were taken in his club and try to curb the rising panic that ensues with the members as the blackmail escalates. Rafael and Daniel have to rebuild the trust and communicate with each other, while George has a lot to deal with between the care of his slaves, the issues at the club, and building a relationship with Jesse. Between all of the men that George has encountered throughout his life, he may have just met his match in Jesse. Breach of Contract is the second book in the Bound series and the books should be read in order for the best experience and complete continuity. When the book opens, Daniel and Rafael are in a contracted D/s relationship and Jesse remains living as a guest in George’s home after leaving his wife. Jesse has been seeing his former girlfriend and realizes that it was a complete mistake to start up any kind of relationship with her. He has to come to terms with wanting to act on his feelings with a man for the first time and coming to terms with that man being George. George is known by the name King in his club and that’s how all the members see him. He has slaves that live with him under contract and he scenes with them, but he does not have direct sexual encounters with them. It’s a jaw dropping day indeed when he shows off Jesse at the club as his contracted submissive and partner. There are two main storylines going on here with Daniel and Rafael, and Jesse and George, but they also continue to overlap as well. There is also a more secondary storyline with George’s slave, Elliott, and then Jesse’s brother, Zac, is introduced. Gray makes it not only easy to keep up with the various storylines, but makes all of them interesting and alluring to keep returning to throughout the book. Daniel and Rafael got into a relationship quickly and they are not surprisingly having growing pains. Jesse has always thought about being with a man and never acted on it. But being with George also brings the commitment of entering George’s world and being a submissive. There are some aspects of being a submissive that Jesse is looking forward to, but he really wants to be in a partnership with George and doesn’t want to be treated as another sub or slave. While he is making a lot of concessions to be with George, he also takes a stand for himself which offers a great dynamic. Both Daniel and Jesse are fine with their Doms scening with other subs and the turn on for them adds another level to both of their relationships and it all makes for great chemistry and enticing reading. If all of that sounds like a whole lot of drama you would be correct. As the book progresses it turns into an adult nighttime BDSM drama in the best of ways with storylines twisting until the very end. The writing itself is stronger in this book as well when compared to the first book in the series. While some of the descriptors I had an issue with in the previous book are still present, it is substantially less and makes for a more pleasant reading experience. There were a few issues I did have with the flow of the narrative in places that were disruptive to a smoother reading experience. The transitions from one scene to the next as well as some of the dialogue was choppy at times and the editing in general wasn’t overly tight and these areas contributed to being pulled in and out of the story. While some aspects of the storylines are more familiar and you can see them coming, the overall style of the story is unique, refreshing, addictive, and there is not much else like it out there. Gray handles multiple story lines and multiple characters and only doles out some of their back story in small increments. There is still a lot to discover here and the rest of the series is already available and waiting.
With the legal trouble behind them, Daniel Caplin and Rafael Argon are ready to settle into a low-key D/s relationship, but life is unrelenting, when blackmail shatters their illusion of happily ever after. Pictures from one of the Rafael’s public scenes instill fear into his new submissive, Daniel, acting as a wedge driving the new couple apart.
The building peril in George’s community weighs heavy on his shoulders as he struggles to find the culprit—all while hiding his feelings for his new house guest. Jesse is torn between ending his marriage, picking up a rebound he should have left fifteen years in the past, and the dangling carrot of a possible relationship with a man. He is forced to fight for what he wants most, a leap he may be too chicken to take.
In the sequel to Legally Bound, George battles to take down an unknown enemy, while watching helplessly as those he cares for are broken beyond repair. Can Rafael and Daniel rebuild their trust after it's broken with lies? Can George hold it together as Jesse is ripped from his life?
Be Warned: BDSM, m/m sex, paddling, caning, cock cages, public exhibition
The back elevator dinged as he approached, and the doors slid back to reveal Jesse's face. He had circles under his eyes and worry lines in his forehead. Two fingers held a garment bag over one shoulder and a duffle over his other.
“Is it still okay if I stay?” He put a smile on his lips that George knew was fake.
“But of course. Let me help you.” George approached him and tried to take the bag, but Jesse didn’t move to hand it over.
“I’ve got it.”
“Don’t be absurd. I would have a slave do it, but he’s rather tied up at the moment.”
The statement earned a chuckle out of Jesse, and he gave up the bag. Even hurt Jesse had a light in his blue eyes and his heart on his sleeve, a trait that made him wholly unique compared to the masks most wore to impress George. “I can stay on the sofa or something if the slaves use the guest rooms.”
George laughed and turned his back to stalk down the hall. When he didn’t hear Jesse following, he cast a glance over his shoulder. “Slaves in bed … how naive you really are, handsome.”
Jesse started after him, brow creased. “Where do they sleep then?” He caught up and followed George to the other side of the penthouse.
He realized Jesse was serious, and he laughed throatily again. “I have cages for them.”
My friend, JR, you are in big trouble. You made me cry you bugger. I love Jesse. His wit, his way of opening his mouth before his brain is in gear. (I wonder why?) anyhoo to see him hurt & yes I was blubbering like an idiot. I don't usually cry at books. I looked like Alice Freaking Cooper thankyou very much. Then you leave me on a cliff hanger? Can I beat her scrawny arse please? Not that I'm kinky. Well..... Maybe a little bit. JR this is a freaking masterpiece. Now if they can just get Brad Pitt to play Jesse in the film? Everyone should read this. Next book like yesterday please? This is a brilliant book, buy Legally Bound the first in the series too, by a great new author. They have vision, wit & a gift for making believable characters you can really care for. Way to go JR.
I read this book in one day! George and Jesse are the perfect example of a slow burn and it was great! Jesse is witty and has no filter, which creates some fun reactions from George because he is used to everyone around him being so respectful all the time. My heart did break for Elliot. To be around the person he loves and to want something that won't happen plus his issues with his dad, you wanted to hug him. George definitely displayed how there are different kinds of love when it came to Jesse and Elliot. Daniel and Rafe..I worry about them still even though everything seems ok for now. I have to admit that I do still kind of ship Jesse and Daniel. I think its because they are so close and their banter is great. Jesse's brother tho..WOW!! I hope there is a story about him. He is something else! I did like the mystery part of the story. I had several guesses as to who the bad guy might be. I want to know how the last scene with George plays out! I would love to see how that discussion went because I'm sure George was brilliant and in top intimidating form! I still want to know all of George's backstory. So many hints were given through the book.
I've been waiting for this book since I finished the last page of Legally Bound. I was not disappointed. With out giving too much away The book picks up not long after the first. We get to see a whole lot more of the King and learn a great deal about the club and all the workings. Jesse's life takes more than one twist and turn. Raf and Dan get their face time too. I yelled at my kindle and am less than patiently waiting for the next book. This book isn't for everyone but I really enjoyed it.
I loved this even more than Legally Bpund. Jesse, the fun smartass, turned into the biggest sweetheart. I was reminded of the old line "the easiest thing to do isn't necessarily the right thing to do" Plus ZAC!
I read the first book in this series Legally Bound back in March. Although I liked the characters and the story line I disliked the way people were referred to and I thought it made it quite choppy to read. This book is completely different in its structure and was a pleasure to read. I was sorry when it came to the end. Daniel and Rafael are moving on with their D/s relationship and for the most part things are working well for them. One of Daniels limits is a public performance, although he is keen to try, and Rafael is all for pushing limits and organises a night for it to happen at his best friends BDSM club. In the interim somebody is photographing Doms and subs in compromising positions and threatening to send them to the press effectively outing people and damaging their personal lives and careers. Although Daniel is not really concerned about himself he does worry what his family would think, the pressure becomes too much and he runs seriously jeopardising his relationship with Rafael. The best part of this book for me was George aka ‘The King’ and Jesse. George is uncompromising in his brutality and cold persona and very much the sadist. He cares very much for his slaves and his very small circle of friends but that care never involves much emotion. We don’t know what happened in his past but clearly it was not good and it has left him detached from nearly everyone…..and then in comes Jesse with his motor mouth and propensity to say what he thinks and George just can’t seem to stay away. Jesse is Daniels work partner and we met him in book 1. Straight, married for ten years and deeply unhappy. His wife Cill is a vile woman who has manipulated him totally and runs his life ensuring he is unhappy. Until the day he snaps, finds some balls and walks out. He moves in with George and becomes fascinated with the man. This is not gay for you in any way; Jesse has always known he is attracted to both men and women, so there is no panic, just a little bit of anxiety at exploring this side of him. I felt Jesse was always in complete control with George something he never had in his marriage and it was this point that made the story for me. He is sure he wants to explore the more submissive side of himself yet he is also sure beyond a shadow of a doubt that he does not want to become just another slave. He challenges George every step of the way and it not only earns him respect from the cold sadist it also earns him love. George may actually have a heart after all! The investigation into the blackmail took a back seat in the story for me compared to George and Jesse. Just when you think they have worked their new relationship out Cill raises her despicable head again and truly hits the bottom of the barrel. Heart ache follows but help comes from the strangest of places when it seems all is lost. I was fist pumping the air on the last page. I feel like this story hasn’t ended for me yet and I hope the author continues on with these characters. I would love to learn more about George and what skeletons he has in his closet. Elliot needs a happy ending and I wonder whether we will see anymore of him and Jared.
Last we heard from J.R. Gray with Legally Bound, Daniel and Rafael appeared to have a promising future after Rafael's legal woes. And we were teased unmercifully with the budding relationship of George and Jesse, leaving us wondering will they or won't they? The tension was thick, the connection between all the characters intoxicating and we all were left wanting and begging for more of those intense feelings. I can promise you J.R. Gray hits home and hits it hard, giving us just that and more with Breach of Contract. I won't ruin anything for you with spoilers, but I will tell you nothing about this story disappoints. It made me laugh, cry, scream and horny as all hell! It's filled with conflict, suspense and gut wrenching anger, despair, empathy, passion and ecstasy. Daniel and Rafael's story continues with a frisky, yet serious edge making you wonder what their future holds. We are introduced to a new, charismatic and arrogant character Zac, Jesse's brother. You can't help but love this enterprising and sex hungry man. But the thing that gets you hooked on this story, drags you in and won't let you go is the continuation of where George and Jesse's story left off. You can feel the raw connection between these two polar opposite men spilling off the pages with vivid description and raw emotion. These two men make you realize that a true relationship is born of a mental connection, the need to please and be pleased. And I guarantee you the profound sexual tension between George and Jesse will have you reaching for the tissues or ladies for the toys in your night stand. The only thing you will be left wanting after the last page is the next book!
So out of the blue I get contacted by Bare Naked Words asking me if I was interested with reviewing "Breach of Contract", book 2 of the Legally Bound series by Gray. Now, I loved the first book! Not only was I: 1) FLOORED, but 2) over the moon to be getting the opportunity to continue this story! So I dropped a couple of books I was reading and started on this testosterone ride of a book. Now if I thought Daniel and Rafael (the main characters of book 1) were mouth watering and delectable, I gotta say George and Jesse put those two to shame..damn (insert the fire emoticons from the smartphone) Breach of Contract by J.R. Gray picks up a few months or so after the events of book 1. Things are starting to fall into place with Daniel and Rafael and their relationship. Work is well with Daniel and his work partner, Jesse, at their firm. All seems to be on the up and up. Yeah well it's not. Jesse is at his wits end with his wife. The love that was once there just isn't anymore. He feels he is starting to lose a sense of himself, if he knew what that really was before their marriage. After being pushed one too many times by his wife, Jesse has had enough. After a bitter fight he leaves and takes up residence with George King: towering, intimidating Dominant and owner of a very exclusive BDSM club in Chicago. George is all about control and order but when Jesse is his abrasive, no nonsense self all those rules and order George has set, goes out the window. Is there more than meets the eye with Jesse and George? Ooooh boy is there ever! Ok, so..if you read my first review at the very end I was telling you how much I needed this book. Especially when you started to see the dynamic and connection between George and Jesse at the end of book 1 and with this book. George and Jesse are so freaking sexy together, I just can't stand it (of course I can stand it or I wouldn't be blushing ridiculously while writing this!) What I liked was that you didn't see a forced relationship with these two. It came naturally. George had his lifestyle with no shame. Jesse makes a discovery that even though he loves the company of a woman, he can't deny that being intimate with a man is something he knows he wants to do, but just never acted upon. The discovery went smoothly throughout the book. No rushing or sloppy moments from the author's part when it concerned Jesse's attraction and overall love for George. The sexual tension was insane. I was practically clawing my hubby at night while I read this. Holy Hell..hotness! Another thing that worked for me was that George as distinguished as he was and the strong facade he had on the outside was able to melt anytime Jesse was around. Jesse is one of those hot sarcastic friends that you know is just going to say something off the wall, but you know that's him and he won' change. Take him or leave him and George was right. He kept his man. Even though they built a Dom/Sub relationship, Jesse was still Jesse. He didn't lose himself like he lost a sense of himself with his wife. The story in itself was cool, even though it was longer I ate it up and honestly wanted more. You got a whodunit so to speak. You got to see where Daniel and Rafael relationship's took a turn. Don't worry those two are just fine! And you got an ending that knocked you on your ass and made you do a double read. Yeah a big WTF! In all, I am growing to love this series. We are definitely getting more books in the series, we better be with that kind of ending Mr. Gray! Jesus! Anyways, out of a 5, I'm giving this a 5! Loved, loved, loved it. You have my heart with this one Mr. Gray.
After being sat on a cliff edge for the last six months, following the end of Legally Bound, I almost fell to my fate with excitement when Breach Of Contract came into my possession. There’s nothing like starting with a bang, and JR Gray has certainly nailed it. From the offset we see George and his many sides. The man is just… He leaves me panting for breath, in need of a cold shower and also cautious as he has a dark side no one knows… yet. Jesse brings out another side to him, one George thought would never resurface. However, he’s married and also has his close, or is it more, friendship with Kennedy. My breath was held in anticipation for Jesse & George from page one, will they or won’t they? It was wonderful to see Daniel & Rafael able to move past all their troubles and finally have the opportunity to start living their lives together. Rafael shows Daniel more of his world and Daniel has to face some of his biggest fears. However fear eats away at him, everyone can see it apart from Raf, but things don’t stay hidden for long and before they know it they have more than just fears to contend with. Someone is out to cause trouble … but whom? I asked myself the same question throughout the book, weighed up every option and just when I thought I had it figured out another turn would happen and it was back to square one. My only advice is keep reading. I was a great lover of the secondary characters in Legally Bound and Breach Of Contract did not disappoint, letting me into their worlds that little bit more. Elliot has secrets, Kennedy has feelings she must face, Cill leaves you speechless and Zac, well, I’ll let you find out for yourselves. He’s entertainment to say the least. JR Gray has once again found the right balance of Love, Lust, Plot and Poison, to hold the readers attention. The characters are well thought out and delivered, along with a perfect road of twists and turns. AGAIN I am sat on the cliff edge waiting for the next instalment. If you enjoyed Legally Bound you will LOVE Breach Of Contract. It’s a, no hesitation, 5 star read.
Wow!!! JR Gray has done it again; He has delivered a phenomenal sequel to ‘Legally Bound’. I cannot begin to tell you how much I truly enjoyed reading this book. As soon as I received ‘Breach of Contract’ in my inbox I dove right in. I was hooked. Everything else got dropped and forgotten about...including sleep. But it was sooo worth it. I would suggest however, that you do read ‘Legally Bound’, before starting ‘BOC’ as it is a direct continuation of the story. We are reunited with all our favourite characters from ‘Legally Bound’, as well as meeting some new ones. With previous challenges behind them, Rafael and Daniel can now move on to having the relationship they were so desperately seeking. Wanting to step it up a notch and take their DOM/Submissive relationship on to the live platform, Rafael has to try and convince Daniel that everything will be ok. But when compromising pictures start showing up, blackmailing some very prolific Dom’s from the club, including Raf, Daniel is adamant that it’s not going to happen. Can the culprit behind the blackmailing be stopped? And can Raf and Daniel move forward after yet another wedge driving them apart? What I loved about ‘BOC’ is the different side to the characters that we see. They’re still the loving, confident characters that we came to know in ‘Legally Bound’, but here, we see a more vulnerable side to them. The main one being George, ‘King’. He is still very much the ‘King’ and well respected Dom we know him to be. However, we see him become a bit more vulnerable with the situations unravelling before him… “If he couldn’t protect his boys, what kind of dominant was he?” …and with the growing feelings he is experiencing for Jesse. “I’ve never felt this way about someone before. I have never been with someone who I felt is my other half….I let you past all the barriers I had built up.” But don’t let the vulnerability we see fool you. He still is the King and one hell of a Dom who will stop at nothing to protect his club members and the people he cares most about. He is ruthless!!! Jesse challenges George, in a good way, but it’s quite disarming for him. Just as George invokes feelings in Jesse that he has never once experienced before. But he doesn’t want to be just another ‘plaything that could be so easily discarded’. He wants more. With both of them wanting this to work, and to see how things will progress, they each have to open up and compromise with certain aspects. George needs control, dominance, but Jesse is no submissive. “I’ll play in the playroom, as long as you promise to never treat me like you do them.” “If you feel like a slave, then I have failed. I’m not sure how many more ways I can tell you this, little one.” George’s hands skimmed over his bare skin, “I want to worship your body.” But with a certain ‘bitch’ of an ex-wife still in the background refusing to let go, will Jesse take the leap and finally live a life of happiness, hopefully with George? Or will she get her claws out and rip his chances apart? The writing is flawless. The characters are brilliant, real and lovable....well most of them anyway. There is a certain evil, conniving cow that I have a very ‘colourful’ opinion of and I really hope she gets her comeuppance. If you loved ‘Legally Bound’, then you are going to absolutely LOVE ‘Breach of Contract’. JR has by far exceeded my expectations with this latest instalment, and i have no idea how he can top this. But, I look forward to being proven wrong. What are you waiting for? Go and buy this incredible book now, and see why everyone loves J’s characters. You. Will. Not. Be. Disappointed!!!
Breach Of Contract is the second book from J.R. Gray which I have become a fan of after reading Legally Bound. Which brings me to say that before you read this book I highly recommend that you read Legally Bound first. Breach continues with the main characters, Daniel, Rafael, Jesse and George (King). Ok, with that out of the way let me say that Daniel has decided to allow Raf to convince him to scene in public and take their relationship as Dom/Submissive live. There seems to be a little problem....someone is blackmailing the doms and their subs in George's club in some compromising pictures. Not good for anybody including Daniel who is not having second thoughts. With these second thoughts now Raf who thought that they had a trusting relationship is doubting Daniel's feelings for him and should this relationship that they have form continue. Raf cannot have a relationship any other way than what him and Daniel have shared as a dominant/submissive. Now we move to Jesse, Daniel's best friend and partner in their law firm. Jesse has always wonder about Daniel's world and after meeting George in the first book there was something that ignited between Jesse and George. Jesse can no longer live the life he has with his wife and wants out, he wants George and wants to see where their relationship will go. What I love about Jesse is he holds nothing back...literally whether it's his mouth or his feelings he pretty clear in want he wants...and that is George. George takes Jesse in after he leaves his bitch wife Cill first as a friend and as time goes on both George and Jesse know that this is going to be all or nothing. While Jesse and George negotiate a contract George realizes that it's not so easy to write a contract with an attorney. Jesse takes nothing for granted when it comes to George and though both have had to deal with painful pasts it will take everything in George to hold back his feelings when Jesse must make a decision that could change both his and George's life forever. Which brings us back to the blackmailing. Who the hell is behind this a previous member to this group? What is doing this going to prove by destroying people? Now George must deal with the burden of finding out who is behind this before the people he cares for get hurt. Will Daniel and Raf be able to fix what may have been broken between them and move ahead in their lifestyle. Most importantly will George and Jesse be able to also. 2 likes