Book 1 in the Submissives Wish Series - Can be listened as a standalone.
When Gia Lopez signs up for the Submissive's Wish Charity Auction she has no idea that she's about to be bought by a Russian Dom who will do anything to make her fantasies come true. Including staging an elaborate kidnapping that Gia believes is real. Ivan is instantly drawn to Gia and he wants to be the best Master she's ever had. As he spends time with Gia he begins to have intense feelings for the strong, independent, and sexy American woman. He's only won a week of her service but wishes to keep her forever.
Unaware of Ivan's true feelings, Gia fights her growing emotional attachment to him. All she wants is to settle down with a nice Dom in the United States, continue her career, and live a normal life. However, Ivan sets a plan into motion that will push Gia to all of her limits and take her on a global journey of self-discovery, extreme pleasure, and love.
Warning: Contains Erotic Spanking, Subspace, f/f situations, a devastatingly sexy Dom who knows what he wants, and a submissive who just might be ready to give him what he needs.
Series listening Order: Ivan's Captive Submissive, Dimitri's Forbidden Submissive, Alexandr's Cherished Submissive (Coming Spring 2015)
©2014 Fated Desires Publishing (P)2014 Ann Mayburn
What can I say....5 stars all the way! Once I began listening, it became harder and harder to stop...Edo De Angelis' smooth sexy voice was so effective in the interaction between Ivan and Gia...it was almost like you were there with them oh boy!!!. The relationship between Ivan and Gia is rough, yet tender. Ivan is my new sexy Dom. He is smart, rich, and built like a brick house. I really enjoyed their interactions with others as well as between themselves. It is a story that will grab you and tie you up until the end!!!
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Gia is an architect who works hard and has very little social life. She has trained as a submissive and plays at her local club, but has never found the Dom who can get her into subspace and pleasure her the way she desires. She enters a Submissive's Wish Charity Auction, where the subs are bought by Doms who intend to fulfill the fantasies of the subs, and the money they spend purchasing the subs for a week goes to a charity of the submissive's choice. Gia is bought by Ivan, a Russian Dom who soon realizes that he is not going to be able to let Gia go at the end of their week together.
This book definitely had some interesting elements to the story in addition to the steamy sexy parts. Gia is a character who is easy to like and seeing her find some happiness was really rewarding. Ivan is a little too perfect to be taken seriously sometimes. He's a big commanding Dom who can look and act scary, but is always kind and gentle when it counts. He is a powerful man who has never found a woman to hold his interest beyond a few sexual encounters, until Gia. Gia tries to maintain a reasonable expectation for their relationship since they have grown close in such a very short period of time, but Ivan after a few days is ready to keep Gia with him forever.
I struggled with the narration a little bit at times. On the one hand, the narrator did a fantastic job with Ivan's voice. His Russian accent was deep, incredibly sexy, and perfect. His natural accent is Italian (I think), so I was taken out of the story at times when he would switch from the Italian accent to a slightly American accent for Gia, and then the perfect Russian accent for Ivan. Overall- the narration was good, and parts of the book were definitely enhanced by it.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes a "fluffy" D/s story.
I would definitely listen to this audible book again.
I loved his accent.
I have recently found Ann Mayburn's books. I love them.
I will definitely by buying her audible books aswell.
She's a brilliant author with amazing books !
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Loved is too mild for how I felt about this book. The narrator brought the Hot Russian Dom Ivan to life in my mind and ears. Talk about panty soaking words reading the kindle book was so not as sizzling as this
One of the hottest scenes is in the gym! Still panting thinking about it.
I totally loved this book narrated by Edo De Angelis
I can't wait for him to do Dimitri! Ann very nice choice of narrator *sigh*
Say something about yourself!
What a yummy book! Our leading lady Gia is a normal American girl, she has a job, worked hard to earn her degree, and she comes from the poor side of town but she has made a life for herself. She has decided to take a week off from work to be auctioned off in a Submissive Auction, all of the Dom's are pre-screened and the money goes to her favorite charity while she gets her wishes fulfilled....it's a win win.
Ivan is a visiting Dom from Russia, part of the European delegation, and he wants Gia. He has never allowed himself to become attached to a sub, too much work in that and besides he has been busy building his empire in Russia...but one look at her and he had to have her at any cost.
The scenes were hot, not too much drama, just a great story about trying to find a true connection in an unusual circumstance.
The Narrator was annoying, at least for me. He had the right passion and you could tell who was male and female but his inflections were WAY off because he had an accent, and he didn't know how to pronounce some words. It was annoying to listen to (what I began to think of) Antonio Banderas speaking as an American who wasn't spanish speaking and a russian who has a totally different accent. I got past it and it was a great book, but I was sad to see that book two has the same narrator.
Still, worthy of a try if you want to listen to a D/s relationship with several kinks!
Ivan's Captive Submissive is one of those books that you'll want to read over and over again. The book was incredibly sexy, but when you add the full of effect of the Russian accent...oh. Em. Gee. My headline really sums it up.
Gia's capture and all the lovely dirty things that take place. The knife play is a great introduction too if you've never read it before.
I have never listened to Edo's work before, but his performance with ICS would make me listen to him again.
You must read all these books and then listen to them. I highly recommend Ann's books to anyone who interested in stories about the BDSM lifestyle and love their fiction titillating and graphic.
What a great book. I loved that Gia was a very strong independent person and Ivan excepted her . They were both wonderful characters with so much to offer each other. I love when a book has a strong female character. The relationship between them was explosive. The book kept my interest from beginning to end. I will definitely be getting more Ann Mayburn books. I listened to it on audio and the person who did the narration did a great job. He voice was wonderful for this book.
Tops my very short list of books I'll listen to again. Warning: Unlike the fake "50 Shades" BDSM series, exposure to this story line will awaken a primal state of heightened carnal needs that you may not have ever experienced.
She is an amazing author. Probably my all time favorite erotica author. Her knowledge and descriptives involving BDSM and play are stellar. The auction is spectacular, but even better is the week long slave play. She's fabulous.
Ivan and Gia are the perfect sub/Dom relationship. Gia is sweet, spicy, bratty, yet strong and independent. I love their dynamic.
I've read this series before and listening to it gives it an entirely different vibe.
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