Bound by Lust [Owned 5] (Siren Publishing Everlasting Classic ManLove) - Anitra Lynn McLeod 4 Hearts

Review written for MM Good Book Reviews

This story is part of a series and although it can be read as a standalone is best read in order. Keenan has been delivering the letters for the Eoean lottery for years and is one day shy of being ineligibly for the lottery when he receives his own letter in his paycheck. Finding himself being pawed by horny scary aliens has him terrified and there is nothing he can do about it. Oco has made his wealth by being able to read others minds by touching them, it makes relationships and lovers impossible and he is lonely. Visiting an auction has him making a rare find a being he can touch without reading them, he has to have the rare creature for his own but he has fierce competition. Keenan and Oco have an instant attraction between them and no matter how much they want to be together they have the problem and they face fierce opposition.

This is a great addition to the Owned series where the human and alien have to fight and negotiate their way to a happy ending. Keenan is a great character who has had his own lonely life, working as a letter deliverer doesn’t make him any friends. When he meets Oco it isn’t in the best situation but getting to know him has him wishing that he could stay with Oco. Oco is intrigued by the human and is delighted to discover he can touch him, when Oco loses out to someone else he takes matters into his own hands and it isn’t long before Oco discovers soul resonance with Keenan.

I really enjoyed this story and was interested to see how working for lottery affected Keenan, the poor man didn’t have much of a life and longed for a relationship like his neighbours had. Oco is in much the same position, he’s alone because of his abilities and in Keenan finds someone he can relax with. Together they are especially hot and fit together perfectly, they only have to find a way to stay together. This is a well written story that veers off from the D/s that we saw in [b:Bound by Pleasure|18046608|Bound by Pleasure (Owned, #1)|Anitra Lynn McLeod||25326495] & [b:Bound by Temptation|18105424|Bound by Temptation (Owned #3)|Anitra Lynn McLeod||25424963] to a more equal sexual experience without the dominance or submission coming to the fore.

I recommend this to those that love science fiction, hot sex, saving someone from a fate worse than death, escaping loneliness, finding true love in unexpected places and a great ending.