“UNBOUND – COLOURS OF LOVE,”
BY KATHRYN TAYLOR
PUBLICATION: BASTEI ENTERTAINMENT; APRIL 13, 2015
Synopsis: Grace is young and has led a sheltered life. She hasn’t yet taken much of an interest in men. It’s only while doing an internship in London, where she meets the alluring Jonathan Huntington, that our sleeping beauty is awoken from her slumber. Jonathan is rich, incredibly attractive, and stems from British royalty – but he is a far cry from Prince Charming. He lures Grace ever deeper into his world of sinister passion, and she is sucked further and further into the maelstrom of her own growing desires. But when Jonathan demands she do the unthinkable to prove her love for him, she realizes just how dangerous her feelings for him are.
Review: “Unbound – Colours of Love,” is my first time reading Kathryn Taylor and I have to say it was quite a steamy read! This novel introduces Grace and Jonathan as the first in the Colours of Love series. Grace is travelling from Chicago to London for a 3-month internship working for the sexy bachelor Johnathan Huntington. After an awkward initial meeting, Johnathan is immediately taken with Grace and offers a very up close and personal opportunity to work with him during her internship. Grace is immediately attracted to Johnathan and despite warnings from others, quickly finds herself unable to think about anything or anyone besides Johnathan. Grace has never been physically intimate with a man but is quickly wrapped up in Johnathan’s unusual and exotic world.
I have seen a lot of reviews comparing “Unbound” to “Fifty Shades of Gray,” which there are similarities considering he’s the rich, sexy owner of a successful business and she is a young innocent. Johnathan is one of those rich, incredibly handsome guys that wants control and wants sex without any strings attached, yet from the beginning of the novel, other characters are shocked and intrigued by his interest in Grace. Some urge Grace to stay away, while those closest to him point out how good she is for him. I enjoyed the characters and the writing in this novel and honestly, I flew through it because it was definitely a page-turner. With that being said, there isn’t really anything original about the novel or the storyline. Girl meets guy, guy wants to do freaky things with girl, girl says “o.k., why not.” The book is entertaining, but not groundbreaking in any way. I would recommend this for a quick, steamy read but it is predictable.
*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.