• Claimed

  • Dark Romance (Decadence After Dark, Book 2)
  • By: M. Never
  • Narrated by: Sam Crowley, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,587 ratings)

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By: M. Never
Narrated by: Sam Crowley,Muffy Newtown
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With one look he consumed me.
With one touch he marked me.
With one kiss he owned me.
With one whisper he claimed me.

"No matter where you go or who you're with, you'll always be mine."

Ellie Stevens thought she had moved on from the domineering man who abducted her. Now living in Hawaii and following her dreams, no one is going to keep her down. But things aren't always as they seem.

Kayne Rivers reluctantly let Ellie go, but just because she's gone now doesn't mean she'll be gone forever. She is his, and he won't stop until he's reclaimed her as his own.

Claimed is a dark erotic romance. Please pay close attention to the use of the words dark, erotic, and romance. It has intense sexual situations, a Master/slave relationship, mild abuse, and some violence. Listener discretion is advised.

©2015 M. Never (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

Well this book was so different from book 1 and I loved that. Not that I didn't enjoy book 1, I just really enjoyed seeing the characters lives change directions and seeing them grow. Ellie was so much stronger in this book and got out of her own head enough to just be herself and be honest about what she wanted. Kayne was a huge change for me, he was very dominating in a almost wicked way in book 1 but in this book he was no longer wicked, just in love and his need was more devouring than dark. I loved that Jet & London were a big part of this book too. Besides all the feels this book had a TON of sex! Like A TON!!!! It was hot, exciting and adventurous which was a great change from what I've been reading lately. Oh and the celebration scene....wow!

Muffy & Sam are both incredible narrators and they seriously didn't disappoint in this book. I could listen to them both all day every day! This is about 90% Muffy & 10% Sam which was ok with me since she does a great male voice too!

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Absolutely amazing series! My new favorite BDSM

I waited to review all the books until I listened to the entire series, so this is more of a review for all 3 books but I won't give anything away! What an INCREDIBLE series. I've honestly never listened to anything like it. Sure I've listened to the same theme of story, but M. Never is very gifted and she did phenomenal on this series. It's definitely unlike any of her other audiobooks. And I would definitely heed the warning ⚠️ it isn't for everybody. I knew as soon as I read the disclaimer that it was written just for me 😍 I love dark, I love hot, I love passionate, I love BDSM, I love master/slave, I love EVERYTHING about this series. It stayed hot 🔥🔥🔥 and interesting, and not only held my attention until the end, but it left me wanting more! I've been in a book slump and nothing has been able to get me out of it, until now. This seriously may be my favorite series of 2018 and it's definitely my new favorite BDSM. It will take a hell of a lot to bump it from my favorite of the year. I will be doing many re-listens!!! 🤤🔥🔥If you like dark listens then I beg you to give this a shot. It's worth all the credits!!!! The narration could not be any better. 10⭐️

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Claimed my heart

This book completely claimed my heart. Ellie couldn’t have moved on forever, so when Kayne and Ellie are reunited... things get back to the way they should be.

Wow.

Wow.

Um... wow.

But that’s not all. Of course the threat that follows Kayne and their profession comes to get them and it’s ugly. Heart breakingly ugly.

M Never doesn’t disappoint with a HEA tho. One for the dark and dirty ages. 😈 This series has been so completely 5 star for me. When I get this wrapped up in the storyline and can’t turn it off both figuratively and mentally... it’s a 5 Star.

Sam and Muffy nail it. Can’t be an easy job with such unique tastes but they totally do. They take something that could easily have gone cheesy and made it sound how it should have been, a sexy and loving relationship between 2 consensual adults. Good job.

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Great!

This second installment gives us more of the same in regards to great characters, sexy writing and intense... well... everything! I loved following Ellie and the aftermath of book 1. I can't wait to read more!

Narration was fantastic! Once again, a great performance. Absolutely no complaints on the audio or editing.

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OMG!!!!!

After finishing Owned, I knew I needed to jump right into book 2 and I was not disappointed! I loved everything about this book! There are so many questions that I was left with after finishing the first book and MOST of them have been answered. Did you notice I said "most"? That is because I have so many follow up questions now! I now need to jump into book 3 ASAP and hope for more answers!!!

The narration was perfect just like the first book. I don't think I will ever get enough of listening to Sam Crowley and Muffy Newtown!

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Such a good series

After listening to Owned, I was not sure that there would be a chance for Ellie and Kayne. But M. Never takes us on a journey of self discovery, love and trust and even includes some redemption. When Ellie is requested to meet Kayne I Tahiti after a year of separation. Because she has been unable to let go of her past, she goes and when she and Kayne are reunited, it is evident their chemistry is still there. But Kayne has so much to make up for and he will do anything to earn Ellie's trust and love. The book holds all the dark elements, and the growth and personalities of the characters really come through. Having Jett and London by both their sides, we see different facets of them all. And just when you think all may be well, Never threw a twist in the book you never see coming! I cannot wait to grab the final chapter in this book.

The narration is superb. The team of Muffy Newtown and Sam Crowley continues to bring all the emotional turmoil and vulnerability not to this story. The two make this story so vivid it impossible not to get sucked into this world and live the story. The best kind of storytelling there is.

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The emotional counterpart to book 1.

This book is a super intense continuation of Book 1, so definitely read/listen to that one first. It continues with dark themes and the Master/sl@ve relationship with a sprinkling of danger here and there.

OK so after the big ending in Owned Ellie is attempting to move on, living in Hawaii and trying to forget the relationship she had with Kayne and what went down before. Kayne reluctantly let her go but is drowning in misery now.

This book explores the emotional rollercoaster that Ellie is on when she sees Kayne again and how she’s not really sure what she wants. She’s drawn to him and can’t seem to stop the memories but doesn’t know how to feel about it. Kayne just wants her back, plain and simple and is willing to do literally anything to have her in his life again.

This one is lighter on the BDSM, that’s not to say it isn’t here because it is but it isn’t quite as intense as in book 1. It’s like the collar has been loosened a little and we can breathe just a smidgey bit more easily. This couple now have to work out what their relationship will look like without the constraints placed upon them in Owned. It’s a journey and I loved seeing how they forged forwards to a new them.

M really developed the characters more in this book and I loved how she tied them together. There’s still elements of suspense in this one and I did not see that one coming. Great writing by M.

Once again Muffy and Sam do a bang up job on the narration. Muffy shows us how Ellie wants to take the reins a bit more and Sam lets us see just how desperate Kayne is giving her his submission. These voice actors keep you in the thick of the action and invested in these characters. A great continuation to the highly addictive series.

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Kayne Roberts &  Ellie Stevens

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Audible Escapes review. 3 POV (Jett, Kayne & Ellie). Book 2 in the 5 book Decadence After Dark series. Narration: Muffy Newtown's voice has a growly undertone that got on my nerves but Sam Crowley did a great job. Trigger warnings: BDSM, collaring/leashing, spanking, binder clips used as nipple & clit clamps, anal, orgasm denial, obedience, pet play, strawberry used as a toy,  4-some, blindfold, rape, note revealing a failed suicide attempt.

**uncertain of the spelling of character names**

Kayne Stevens (28; aka Kayne Roberts, Kayne Rivers, Mr Andrews, cranky pants, Super Stalker Extraordinaire, Lover Boy, Killer, old man, good boy, code name "Havok") starts out drunk and disorderly because Ellie left him after he kidnapped her, held her captive & collared her. He grew up in Detroit where he was abused, neglected & cast aside by his mom & then starved & beaten by his foster families. He met his mom when he was 7 after a foster family kept him in a closet for days, made him use a bowl as a toilet, & fed him scraps as if he was a dog. She promised to come back for him but she never did. He ran away from his last foster home when he was 17 because his foster mom tried to seduce him & kissed him. He was homeless until he joined the military when he was 18. Now he has issues trusting women, was 19 when he lost his virginity to a woman Jett introduced him to & he's only been in 7 total relationships, all dom/sub relationships, since then. He has "A certain kind of darkness is needed to see the stars" tattooed on his ribs & a compass tattooed over his heart with "Ellie" over the needle pointing North. He's currently a black ops agent, has been stalking Ellie for the year they've been apart, and living in Waikiki for 10 months watching her. He speaks French, he and Jett own a jet, he owns a black F type Jaguar & he tried to commit suicide when he was a homeless 17 year old. Elizabeth Ann Stevens (23; aka Ellie, sweet thing, gorgeous, killer, baby, beach bunny, mine, Energizer Bunny, Little Brat, kitten, Hurricane Elizabeth) moved to O'ahu for college after she was freed from Kayne. She grew up in NY, ran high school track, was almost raped by her high school prom date, found out at a dinner with Mark that she's allergic to sesame seeds when she had an allergic reaction & he used his epi pen on her, was Mark's former PA at Expo, dumped coffee on Kayne the 1st time they met and owns a Yellow Jeep Wrangler.

This book picks up 1 year after  Ellie was freed. After she was freed she was taken to a safehouse for 3 days while she was debriefed, threatened, and then comforted by Jett. She's now a college student living in Hawaii. One day after class Jett shows up to give her a plane ticket to Bora Bora to see Kayne. Once reunited she struggles with her feelings and the way Kayne now treats her. She discovers the collar he'd given her was engraved "Kayne's kitten" on one side & "Loved, collared and owned by him" on the other. With Jett's help she finally communicates with Kayne & they go back to their master/pet dynamic. He gifted Ellie love knot earrings, they went skydiving, he tells her about foster care & his mom. After she submits to him "cupcake" becomes a real safe word, he proposes to her knowing he can't live without her & she accepts. He then gifted her a choker after they chose her engagement ring and their wedding bands. Just as they're about to elope Kayne & Jett find out the servers were hacked and identities were compromised within Endeavor so they return to Hawaii where Jett & Kayne own a penthouse with a secret com room called the "toy box." Once there Ellie goes to see Michael who kidnaps, rapes and then shoots her. She then spends 3 days in a coma and 7 more days in the hospital recovering. While she's in the hospital Jett & London find out they're pregnant. Once discharged Kayne takes her to the house he chose before meeting her in Bora Bora.

Epilogue: 1 year later, Ellie & Kayne's wedding. Kayne gifts her a white ribbon collar with a diamond heart & earrings to match her engagement ring. She gifts him a boudoir photo album of pics of herself taken by London & then later gifted him ears, a tail, cuffs, a leash & Viagra. Kayne, Jett, London & Ellie create a foundation helping victims of human trafficking called "To Catch A Falling Star." It's revealed that Jett & London had a girl they named Layla.

Side characters: Jett Fox (aka Mr Collins; Kayne's best friend; 1966 Chevelle aka Red Devil; nipple piercing; tattoos; in love with London, started hooking up with her after their op was over; 3-way with London & Kayne; picked Kayne's first girl & had a 3-way with them; 4-way with London, Kayne & Ellie; Layla's dad). Jimmy (bar owner). Mark J. Atkins (owner of Expo; Ellie's former employer; gay). Ellie's psychiatrist (unnamed). Eduardo Sanchez  (aka Michael, Boy toy, Protege; college student; Ellie's regular hookup; former military brat; mom moved to CA when he was 17, family friends allowed him to stay in Hawaii; surfer; kidnapped Ellie; Elray's son now trying to take over his cartel; raped, beat & shot Ellie; beaten then killed by Kayne). Juice (aka CJ; drove Ellie to the airport; agent; 10 years older than Tara). Matias (resort butler in Bora Bora for Kayne & Ellie). Alec & Monica Stevens (Ellie & Tara's parents). London (aka Sugar, Robin, bird; Jett's redhead; one of the Mansion's girls; Kayne & Jett had a 3-way with her; Ellie & Kayne had a 3-way with her; she had a 4-way with Jett, Kayne & Ellie; pregnant then Layla's mom). Javier (human trafficker; tortured & killed women; deceased; Elray's right hand man, betrayed Elray then killed Elray; wanted Ellie). Javier's trafficked girls (17 of them were saved). Jett's mom (unnamed; a madam). Kayne's 1st submissive & 1st sexual partner (unnamed; worked for Jett's mom; introduced to Kayne by Jett; 3-way with Kayne & Jett). Tara Stevens (Ellie's younger by 3 years sister; pierced her nose & clit). Endeavor (aka Sun Dial Enterprises; Commander Adams,  Jett, Kayne, Henry & Juice's employer). Nicky Cruz (drug trafficker). Rob & Kim Miller (Kayne's foster parents when he was 17; Kim kissed him & tried for more). Sarah (Kayne's mom). James (jewelry salesman). Kayne's foster sister (unnamed; when he was 9 she would read to him & the other 2 boys in their foster home before their foster dad came home and raped her). Henry (ex-fighter pilot; Kayne & Jett's pilot). Pretty Pete (Mark's boyfriend). Ms Kalani (brother, Pilipo, just got out of jail for drug trafficking). Pilipo (criminal; has a 4 year old daughter; Kayne best him after he helped kidnap Ellie). Simon (hacker; hacked into Endeavor). Commander Adams (Kayne, Jett & Juice's boss). Dr Holiday (Ellie's surgeon). Layla (Jett & London's daughter). JP

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I'm Claimed by these narrators!

*Warning* Just like book one, this is not for everyone.

Ellie and Kayne have grown so much and continue to do so in this second installment of their story. Ellie has become a much stronger person and can be more honest with herself and know what she truly wants. I liked her a lot more in this book than in the first.

Sam and Muffy did it again! I was transported right back to where we left off with the first book. This story was predominately Muffy and even though I love Sam, I really enjoyed it! I love the way they both take, what could be a very cheesy and over-the-top story and make it real and meaningful.

I’m off to listen to them in the next installment, the last of Kayne and Ellie’s story, right now!

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5 stars!

this entire series is AMAZING. I love these characters!!!!! I cannot believe I waited so long to dive into this. M Never did such a terrific job writing this deliciously dark deprived story

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