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Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling author Ava Harrison comes a gritty, twisted stand-alone romance.

They say Cyrus Reed is ruthless. That he rules the underworld with an iron fist. 

A criminal. A murderer. A monster.

He controlled fortunes and amassed empires. Our paths should never have crossed, but one poker game intertwined our fate. I woke up stranded on his island. 

Trapped.

Forced to play a dangerous game of hate and lust. He said he took me to protect me. That he was saving me. 

But who will save me from him?

©2020 AH Publishing (P)2020 AH Publishing

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🌻De Ja Vu ? I swear I’ve heard this before!🌻

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻V from Kansas🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

I can’t put my finger on the exact book or author but, I listened to this basic plot before. I swear, I’m not crazy, it’s almost exactly the same. This fact was a disappointment because I knew how things were going to progress.

Is this a good book? It’s an Ok book with Ok characters and an Ok plot. I wasn’t really drawn into the story and I didn’t become emotionally involved but, I was somewhat entertained.

This book doesn’t have a lot of graphic sex scenes, in fact there isn’t many sex scenes, at all. I was expecting a dark romance, but honestly, I really didn’t find it all that dark, either. It was just an average contemporary romance with outstanding narration. I have doubts that this will be a novel I will listen to again.

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So darn good!

Yeah I got this base on Sebastian York reading it, but he was great, the story was great and I spent my whole day listening to it and telling my family to screw off so I could listen to it. I loved this one so much and it had me on the edge of my seat.

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I didn't know I would love it this much

I enjoy a lot of audio books. Many are fun and enjoyable and with characters and narrators I like. Some books... some books pull me in from the first moment and never let me go. This is one of those books.

This could have been a stereotypical 'bad guy with a good heart' kind of story. it wasn't. I really think the difference was that the Ava's (Harrison and Erickson) wrote and delivered such a great female character. Not just a pushover who saw a good looking man and threw all her inhibitions out the window.

From the moment Ivy was taken, she was a fighter. She never backed down, to anyone, for any reason. She was always tough, always being her own person.

At the same time, Sebastian York's narration was fantastic. Yes you got scenes in his business, but in writing the story more about the two of them you saw him as a person and not as a cliche.

After finishing this, I just kind of want to sit and wallow in it all for awhile. It really had it all. I loved their banter and communication. Their meals together were genius. Ivy's distrust, loneliness, longing to be free. All very real.

Totally worth your credits and to listen to over and over

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not my cup of tea I was rather bored mindless

I was bored and disappointed this book took me days to listen to . Cyrus was supposed to be some money man for bad men but he couldn't even control his second who always seemed to question him about everything. Ivy was either crying or running around like a chicken with her head cut off. I like strong characters especially in mob like books. I felt no connection with the characters . The only parts I even like where the dog who wasn't even mentioned in the epilogue.

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Ivy and Cyrus

Ivy's father tried to give her away to a horrible man after losing a high-stakes card game held at Cyrus' house. Cyrus stops it in his house but her father was going to give her away anyway after the game to settle debts. Her brother Trent, calls Cyrus for help to protect Ivy and Cyrus takes her away to his private island where he leaves her with his dog for protection. The dog was great! He followed her everywhere. I love how when he heard her stomach growling, he put some of his dog food in front of her. Sebastian York and Ava Erickson were outstanding.

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Be Prepared...to YAWN

I gave up on this book. The first half is about a girl that sits on a island by herself. Hours of her obsessing over food... The Hero, leaves her there and visits on occasion. The Hero's character was not developed at all - His reputation as a ruthless killer is worthless, because even those who "fear" him don't seem to respect him. Its like the author wanted us to believe that he was a self proclaimed bad-ass, but there was no evidence to back it up.

The Main Female in this book is just tiresome. She has no resolve and everything she does is halfhearted and childish. Even her thoughts are not fully developed.

I've given up on it with one hour of listening to go...Its just not worth it.

I love the performance of the readers - they've done the best they can with what they were given..

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Boring!

I’m not a “mega fan” of this author in that she’s not an automatic “one-click” for me. However, I’ve read a number of her books. They’ve all been great. I’ve also read a couple of the other books she wrote in this “world” and thoroughly enjoyed (I didn’t read them in a specific order because I didn’t realize this was basically a series when I started). This story was a bit too slow and honesty quite boring. I read several reviews stating this and thought, no way! I like this author…she always does a stellar job! Ummm…please listen to these reviews! Underwhelming hero and heroine. Every time I thought the story was going to pick up, it didn't or the increased pace was short-lived. There were so many moments I thought, “oh man, this is going to be sooo good”…only to be disappointed. So many potentially amazing scenarios! And I don’t need sex or a kidnapping or something fantastical to happen to get into a story. For 35-40% of the book, Ivy is mostly alone on the island. When our guy Cyrus finally starts staying on the island and spending more time with Ivy, they generally sit around his office and play chess…or eat…for days on end…I have some suggestions for what you could be eating!! Just a snooze fest! The narration is wonderful though. Story picks up in the last 20% and is much better but not to the point that I would recommend. I can’t speak for all the books in this world, but I have read Trent and Matteo’s stories and would suggest reading those!

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Loved it

I was hesitant on this - as I can be based on some reviews ..... BUT I trusted Ava’s writing and dove in. I love this story. I listened to the audiobook and the narrators really brought the story alive. I actually finished the book on kindle because I was impatient, but went back and listened to the final bit of audio anyway.

Ivy was strong and resilient. She is probably one of my favorite characters of all time. Experiencing the transformation of Cyrus was ❤️ everything. I will definitely revisit this book time and time again.

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Great Story by Ava Harrison

This is one of my favorite books by this author - definitely a page turner. Add in Sebastian York for the narration, and it is a audio gold!

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Not worth it

Extremely all over the place with weak characters and story line. Don’t waste your money plz.

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  • Mrs F Grocott
  • 04-29-20

Brilliant!!

You wouldn’t like to get on the wrong side of Cyrus Reed - he'd kill you. The man is the devil. There is no light in his life, only dark. That is until he traps Ivy Aldridge into his world. She IS the light to his dark.

Ivy is the total opposite of Cyrus. She's wary of him, but believes that underneath everything, Cyrus is a good man. Only time will tell.

I held my breath throughout most of Corrupt Kingdom! It was simply magnificent! I was in total awe when I read this book, but listening to it took it to a whole different level for me! Sebastian York and Ava Erickson were PERFECT as Cyrus and Ivy - they absolutely nailed it!

Ava Harrison has given us something truly outstanding. I was memorized from start to finish, and loved every single word.

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  • Kelly Farrand
  • 04-23-20

AMAZING STORY

I love ava Harrison but when I read the bio for this book i was a bit unsure if I would like it..... l LOVED it I thought it was truly an amazing book very well written.
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  • Jing
  • 04-22-20

What a MASTERPIECE!

Ava Harrison is now one of my one click author. I'm blown away on how beautifully this book was written even more so now that I listened to the audiobook. Sebastian York's narration of Cyrus Reed is perfection. I fell in love with Cyrus all over again listening to this audiobook. Ava Erickson narration of Ivy was sheer bliss, it is like sunshine on a cold winters day, a promise of spring time. I was totally immersed, lost into their crazy world. This is one of my best read/listen for 2020. A masterpiece from Ava Harrison, her best one yet. I hope to read Cyrus and Ivy in Ava's future book.

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  • Clare Harvey
  • 09-29-20

Ok

An okay book to listen to but nothing heart stopping but love Sebastian York as a narrator

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  • Susan Rogerson
  • 04-29-20

excellent

I have really enjoyed listening to this book , excellent narrators and , excellent story .

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  • Dawn Fuhrman
  • 02-21-21

A twisted fate

Cyrus takes Ivy to protect her. But he does not let her know that. Alone on an island, she is scared.. This makes us, as the reader, unsure if we should love or hate Cyrus. I found myself feeling all the feels through Ivy. I was not sure what to think, keeping the suspense of the story with me at all times. I could not put it down because I had to know what happened next. Ava Harrison knows just how to capture my heart and mind and grip it so tight I cannot let go!

Sebastian York and Ava Erickson are the perfect team for this narration. They both bring their characters to life. Ava narrated Ivy in such a way that she brought out all the feels. Sebastian is the perfect Cyrus. He brought out the roughness Cyrus had, and yet was able to narrate his softer die as well. Their narration enhanced the story and really captured my attention.

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  • Wizzerwoogie
  • 09-08-20

Poor execution of a good story

chapters and chapters of needless waffle, very disappointing read. the story itself was good but it became very frustrating, things don't really get going until chapter 32!

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  • Michael Wild
  • 08-03-20

A really bad idea

I though the old fashioned plot. Part Beauty and the Beast, part Bluebeard's Castle, really didn't work. Such a waste of the reader's good work.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-25-21

Absolutely brilliant

Best audio book I've listened to Sebastian York is the ideal narrator for Cyrus love love love it

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  • PATRICIA
  • 04-28-20

Fabulous!

One word. Amazing. Once again, Ava Harrison has taken me into her world and given my heart to a new hero. Cyrus. Cyrus takes Ivy in to protect her from being the payout for a poker game. Now stranded on his private island, she is scared and unhappy and will do what it takes to get home. But she does find there is a definite attraction to Cyrus, and it can’t be ignored. Harrison weaves a web of danger, family dysfunction, mistrust and passion. The characters evoke all the emotions, we love and hate Cyrus, we fear Boris and we want to help Ivy! Completely invested in the outcome, I could not stop listening. It’s a little darker than Harrison’s normal books, dealing compassionately with some relevant issues. It’s thrilling, gritty and romantic and one you do not want to miss.

Sebastian York and Ava Erickson bring their voices to this story. The talented team are amazing storytellers, giving us the inflections that make us smile, cringe and love. They are perfectly cast and truly enhance this fantastic book.

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  • Cas
  • 04-27-22

Wow

What started as a bid gone wrong, he stole her to save her but she didn’t know that. Over time she come to see that he wouldn’t hurt her, he saved her life. After time spent with each other they formed a bond. She brought out the man he was under the darkness. Till she is kidnapped and he calls in all favours to get her back. But then he lets her go to see if she will come back to him.
Narration was awesome too.

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  • Diana Thompson
  • 10-05-21

Good read

It was a good book, and worth the credit, but felt the start dragged a bit and some parts or the story became a bit slow, but started to grab my attention the last quarter of the book and got really good, but the ending was a bit rushed.
Love the narrators as always.

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  • Nickii
  • 02-25-21

rushed at the end but otherwise a great book

good book and good narrators would recommend it to anyone to read and enjoy listening

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  • Abby
  • 01-05-21

Love it

Look it’s a totally cliché romance novel but I loved it the voice overs were perfect and the writing was excellent

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  • K1burger
  • 11-14-20

Perfect book!

I loved this book. It was dark and dirty and full of intrigue and mystery. The characters had great chemistry and the alpha was so alpha that it made me swoon when he spoke. The narration was perfect. Sebastian and Ava killed it as Cyrus and Ivy.

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  • Tine
  • 06-01-20

Fantastic strong female, rushed at the end

Fantastic characters and great character development! Human trafficking is a dark subject matter but it was handled well. It was a bit rushed at the end but still a fantastic book!
Finally a female character that isn’t pathetic and whiny!

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 05-04-20

Beautiful & the beast 😘😜

This definitely worth a read or my favourite listen too. Not only is the story amazing but you also get my favourite narrator Sebastian York and Ava Erickson brings this delicious story alive. You must download now and hear it for yourself. You will not regret this. Brilliant 💕❤️💕❤️💕