I'm a pawn, a piece of chattel, a toy - used and forgotten. When you're done with me, you can walk away with no regrets. That's how my husband sees me. I try to be the best wife possible for him. After all, he took me on when no one else would. Now - he's in debt and owes more money to the loan shark than we can possibly repay. But, don't worry, he's come up with a solution, it's just not one I was expecting. I've been traded.
Content warning: this book contains adult language, sexual situations and situations of emotional abuse. This book is meant for 18+ only.
©2015 Rebecca Brooke (P)2016 Rebecca Brooke Publishing
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Traded by Rebecca Brooke
This is a fascinating story. The main guy in the story comes across as the bad guy. Ashton is the son of a loan shark who is collecting from her husband who owes his family a lot of money. Elaina is an emotionally abused woman who is traded by her husband for time to get more money together for debt. Ashton decides to take the deal in order to get her out of the situation and show her she deserved better. The author does a wonderful job showing the inner turmoil of the woman thrust out of an abusive situation into the unknown.
This narration duo does an incredible job. I love how they read with inflection – like they truly care about the story they are reading. They aren’t scared of the sexy scenes but also put true caring and inflection following the story of an abused woman.
Definitely give this book a chance but be aware if you have triggers regarding abuse it is not one to pick up lightly.
Disclosure: This book was provided to A Little Turtle’s World free of charge through Jayne Err for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.
Honey Scarlett and Leeroy Will bring so much life to all the characters in TRADED, a story of love, betrayal and trust. Ms. Scarlett's voice is beautiful and soothing as she seamlessly takes on each female character in this book. And Mr. Will is a master of voices, his raspy voice sending shivers up and down my spine as he takes on all the male characters with gusto. I always feel like I am experiencing a movie unfolding with this dynamic narration duo. Their ability to make the reader FEEL each scene is AMAZING!!
I loved the way Ashton was with Elena. He was so sweet and caring, made you just fall in love with him.
Ashton, he is the sweetest bad guy you will ever meet! I loved the way he empowered Elena to stand on her own.
Yes I have, I love this duo they are truly amazing together. I cant wait to hear more from them.
I tried, but it was a little long for one sitting. I can say I never wanted to turn it off.
Rebecca did an amazing job writing this book. I look forward to more work by this Author
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review
I liked that Elena learned how a woman should be treated and also learned how to stand up and make decisions for herself. What I liked least was that I thought that some parts of this book were too unrealistic. I know that is sometimes why we read a book, but I often felt that Ashton's actions were just too unrealistic to make it believable for me.
I thought they worked very well together and did a fantastic job narrating this story.
This wasn’t the story I expected when I went into this. Rather than a dark romance, it was about an insecure woman who finally gets out of an abusive relationship. The synopsis hooked me, but there were many things that bothered me while listening to it.
The hero was supposed to be this ruthless loan shark, but all he does is make empty threats. I thought this would be more of a captor and his captive falling in love, but Ashton is kind and considerate to the heroine from the start, agreeing to let her husband only repay him half of what he owes by trading her, after mere seconds of their meeting. He talks kindly to her, buys her things and takes her to the spa, all while expecting nothing from her.
Elena was such a frustrating character for most of the book, especially at the beginning. The way she always brought herself down and justified every of her husband’s actions was over the top. She was weak and let her douche of a husband walk all over her.
There was nothing wrong with the narration. Rather, it was one of the redeeming points of this audiobook. I especially liked how we would hear the hero or heroine’s voice in a dialogue even if we were not in their point of view.
If you’re looking for a dark romance, this wouldn’t be the one for you.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
Good Books Don't Promote Violence
Traded begins with Elena, a young wife who is suffering in the typical Dom/Sub relationship where her feeling and needs mean nothing to her cruel, selfish husband. Elena has been convinced that she is unattractive and worthless.
When the asshole trades Elena to a loanshark to pay off his debts, her life becomes abusive in a whole new way. Ashton is part of a criminal family that exhorts money and tortures and murders clients as needed. Note: the mother thinks she is Donna Reed, chiding the men if they curse while pretending that they aren't common thugs.
Ashton seduces Elena into believing that he genuinely cares about her, while planning to make her a sex slave. Since she is lonely and desperate for affection, Elena falls into his trap and has her spirit crushed again. Sad story, sad ending, not erotic, not romantic.
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