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Kidnapped. Taken to a private island.
I never thought this could happen to me. I never imagined one chance meeting on the eve of my eighteenth birthday could change my life so completely.
Now I belong to him. To Julian. To a man who is as ruthless as he is beautiful—a man whose touch makes me burn. A man whose tenderness I find more devastating than his cruelty.
My captor is an enigma. I don’t know who he is or why he took me. There is a darkness inside him-a darkness that scares me even as it draws me in.
My name is Nora Leston, and this is my story.
©2014 Anna Zaires (P)2014 Anna Zaires
wonderful beautiful amazing not enough good things to say addicted a must read or even better listen couldn't stop can't wait to listen to the next one !!!!!
Audible Addict!!! My Favorite books have change since joining Audible and my taste for erotic has enhanced! Follow me to the dark side. ;)
If you like your martini with a twist use a credit. Young girls, cute boy Kidnapping and a dominant man makes this a twisted entertaining story. I'm an bout to check out book two. Ill keep you up dated.
Say something about yourself!
Twisted Love story
When one of the character dies, it made me cry.
I liked her voice narrating the different characters.
This was a roller coaster of a listen, i've never read or listened to anything like this before and it had me running through several emotions. I really enjoyed the story though the ending made me cry and left the book on a cliffhanger. Ill be waiting patiently for the second book.
I'M NOT PERFECT BUT I AM A LIMITED ADDITION!
Yes, it very interesting, it would make a great movie
DIFFERENT BUT GOOD
I love to read and listen to erotica all types and paranormal vamps and shifters
This was my first time reading this author. This story was pretty good it reminded me of a few other series that I loved only this one a little something extra my only dislike was Nora was always in her head about what she shouldn't like and so forth. Nora is an 18 year old virgin who finds herself abducted and taken to an island by a mysterious stranger. The man who has taken her is captivating he is beyond handsome, wealthy, worldly, confident, dangerous, and controlling. Julian who is an arms dealer was dark and dangerous. Julian meets Nora in a bar and she reminds him of a childhood friend he becomes obsessed with Nora and he had to have her. Nora is not a weak character. She has some fight in her a fight to be free a fight to go home. Julian uses his seduction and his dark erotic ways to make Nora love him and to be the masochists to his sadists ways and she loved all of it. The sex scenes were hot. I loved how she learned to be patient and start thinking of ways to pass time and how she learned to be friends with Beth. I am most certainly looking forward to the next installment. I was happy that it didn't stick me with a cliffhanger but it definitely left me knowing there is more to come.
I really enjoyed it this book and I can't wait to read the next book.
" You Are Mine Nora"
Don't get me wrong - I won't judge anyone who enjoyed this book. Everyone has their own kinks! But something about the way this was written reminded me wayyy too much of real life kidnappings with sexual abuse.
First of all - the sex happened instantly, which is a big turn-off for me as an erotic/romance fan. Like whoa...I didn't even get to feel anything for the characters yet! I just didn't care what happened in the end and found myself being extremely turned off - so I had to quit it.
However, this author's other book 'The Krinar Chronicles' I enjoyed thoroughly. So eh, not sure why this one wasn't my cup of tea.
Yes I would listen to this again, maybe on a long drive. It is such an emotional read though so I know that my re-listen won't be anytime soon.
Boy, this is a tough question...I guess I'd have to say near the beginning when Julian is so obviously messing with Nora's head. Punishing her, then pleasuring her so that she comes to associate one with the other. I don't feel she was a latent masochist, Julian molded her into one with his actions.
No this is the first time I've listened to Shirl Rae so I don't have any direct comparisons. I felt she was an okay narrator, but believe she could have done better or that another narrator with a broader range of vocalization would have served the story better. I don't like when each female or male character sounds almost like all the others. If the British terrorist spoke with an European accent, well then I want to hear that accent when the character is speaking, which wasn't the case.
Yes, I did have some extreme reactions to this book in that I could actually see Nora slipping into Stockholm Syndrome and actually coming to enjoy her time on the island when in reality, with so many real life abductions of women (Elizabeth Smart, Amanda Berry and Jaycee Dugard), her experience was in no way a real-life reality. It really had my guts turning. I was angry in the end that Nora didn't recognize her captivity for what it really was and could go on actually loving the man that ripped her from her happy life and made her endure so much pain, agony, mental torment (seeing Jake nearly beaten to death) and in fact put her into danger from terrorists that she never would have experienced otherwise. And for Nora to seeming drive off into a HEA with her kidnapper was not what I wanted. I did want Julian to be dead, but knew as I was listening that that wasn't going to be the case. I wanted Nora to try harder to get her life back on track, continue with counseling and come to realize she was essentially brainwashed by a man she admitted to herself was a monster.
The prologue has me really confused all through the book and it wasn't until finished the story and went back and re-listened to it that I was finally able to make sense of it. So, I suppose it was good writing on Anna Zaires part to have it as such because it certainly added to the suspense of the story.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
If, I hadn't read that little teaser for the next book I wouldn't be torn. I would have, straight out, not liked this book because Julian did really ugly things to Nora and she was just wide open accepting and enjoying everything (with one or two half-hearted rebellion attempts). I was never convinced that he had any feelings for her as an individual person, it was all about him and his dead friend. He successfully moulded her into his pet and that was what he called. She looked like someone he had loved and he made her into his sexual plaything, moulded her entire identity, sexual and otherwise. She wasn't the least bit concerned about her parents or anything else afterwards.
But with the teaser, the author does allude to the fact that Julian is well aware of what he has done to this malleable girl, she believes she loves him. I was torn between 2 or 4 stars, but it's a romance book, so I don't think the really dark potential of the story will be realised.
There wasn't a lot of dialogue, so in my opinion you don't get to see the relationship building, which in this case you really, really needed it. You as the listener are left asking who Nora is anyway, we never actually knew her to start off with.
Nora (h) has just turned 18 years old. A few days after her high school graduation, Julian (H), a 29 year old man, kidnaps Nora and takes her to his private island. Julian keeps Nora captive on his island for approximately 15 months. In those months Nora is repeatedly raped, spanked, whipped, kept isolated, controlled, and psychologically and sexually conditioned. I really found her age and the lack of consent really disturbing.
Shirl Rae was, IMHO flat, monotone and lacked any emotion with the delivery of the story.
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I couldn't relate to the heroine in this book. The writing and narration were good, but I can't imagine being a woman completely removed from her life with nothing else but a guy who kidnapped her coming to visit her for sex and that being enough for her. Talk about somebody who needs a life! I realize this was what the book was about, but it wasn't for me. I need MORE from my romances and storylines. It seemed like a rehashing of Twilight/50 Shades with kidnapping thrown in for good measure.
I am a 46 year old woman who works at a Life Insurance Company and I love to listen to books to make my days go by faster.
i want more than sex in a book. This is boring to me. Couldn't finish
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