Binding Devotion by Kiki Archer (Audiobook)

Published: January 23, 2021

K.A. Books

Listening Length: 8 hours 8 minutes

Narrators: Ella Lynch

Genre: Romance

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I purchased this audiobook on Audible.

Kiki Archer is the UK-based author of ten best-selling, award-winning novels. Ranking highly on the Guardian newspaper’s Pride Power List and the Diva Pride Power List in 2017, 2018, and 2019, Kiki’s ‘chick-lit with a lady-loving twist’ has reached a mainstream audience now embracing stories with lesbian leads. Kiki has won a SoSoGay Best Book Award, a National Indie Excellence Award, a Gold Global eBook Award, a Diva Literary Award, and three Ultimate Planet Awards. She was a Distinguished Favourite in the New York Big Book Awards, a Distinguished Favourite in the Independent Press Awards, a Finalist in the NIEA Awards, a Finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards, and has received two Honourable Mentions in the Rainbow Awards. In 2018 Kiki won Best Author at the Waldorf’s star-studded Diva Awards.

“What’s more important … the bond of marriage or the pull of desire?” “But what’s more powerful?” Andi Armstrong is the 29-year-old CEO of the UK’s largest LGBT campaigning organisation, Proud Unity. She’s a public figure, an empowering speaker, a devoted boss and a loyal wife. Or so she thought. Having spent the past seven years fighting for the marriage rights of same-sex couples, she can’t imagine that her own civil partnership might actually be failing. She committed for life. She’s bound by law. She’s an example of how it works … Andi Armstrong knows that she has to make it work. She wants it to work. But what happens when desire takes over … when the pull is too strong? Should Andi sacrifice everything, her beliefs and her loyalty … for desire, for excitement, for happiness … for love? For someone who isn’t her wife? “Binding Devotion” is a saucy and topical lesbian fiction novel that will leave you questioning the intricacies of commitment in the face of unexpected infidelity.

“But I love you.”

Andi Armstrong is the face of the equal marriage movement. She’s well known and highly adored. She’s married to the business mogul Zara, and together they are a dynamic power couple. Until secrets get revealed, Andi is left wondering what she’s fighting for.

I enjoyed this story. The pacing was good, the character development was good, and the twist was well played.

I loved the arch Andi’s character went through. There was so much growth and strength that allowed the character to bloom. In the beginning, Andi was so soft and gentle, naïve and sweet. But she had an inner strength that she wasn’t aware of.

The steamy scenes were just spicy enough to grab you but left enough to the imagination that it was realistic. There was quite a bit of cheeky humor mixed in the plot as well.

I loved Ella Lynch’s performance. She is such a talented narrator, and she brilliantly brings each character to life. I’ve started buying all the audiobooks I can that she has narrated; I enjoy her storytelling skills.

This was a good book. Just enough sugar and spice to keep things interesting, with a dash of ego and narcissism to make you gasp. Kiki Archer creates the perfect balance of saucy and sweet.

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