Exposed

Narrated by: Lauren Sweet
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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My enemy had seen me naked. He was holding the proof right before my eyes, and my stomach lurched sickeningly.

"Seems like you had too much to drink last night," he remarked in that condescending tone he always used with me.

I looked up at him as he stood watching me from the doorway with his attitude of superiority. In that moment of weakness, I actually tried to plead with him. "Please. I've never done anything to you."

"Begging me on your knees. That's a good start."

Dread turned my clammy skin cold. Mason Sumner hated my guts, and he would have no compassion for me. This was bad. This was really, really bad.

Not intended for younger teens due to adult content.

©2018 Suzana Thompson (P)2018 Suzana Thompson

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Great Bully Romance

I really enjoyed this enemies to lovers high school bully romance. I do believe it should be NA rather than YA due to some sexy steamy situations. I did find myself wishing Ella would stand up for herself more but she gets better throughout the book. I'm glad to have some backstory on Mason and see his character building throughout the story. Overall It was a great read and great audiobook.

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1st listen by this author

I enjoyed this read but had a few eye rolling moments when it came to Ella. I did hope that she wasn’t such a pushover but as the story went on she did step up a bit.

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Heartfelt and Passionate

Loved the majority of this! Sweet and sexy connection between Mason and Ella. Intense depth of passion between them. I’m glad the bully aspect didn’t last too long, and that Ella stands up for herself most of the time. I enjoy a good enemies to lovers too. Mason has treated Ella horribly for years because of something between Ella’s horrible mother and Mason’s father. Mason is hurt so he lashes out, but once he actually talks with Ella, he realizes how wrong he was about her. Now, I’m all for Mason needing to really prove himself to Ella and I’m usually the reader that says that the heroine should’ve made the hero that done her wrong work more for her forgiveness, but in this book, I felt Mason had to work too hard for Ella’s trust. Yes, Mason was a total jerk before, so there definitely needed to be some major apologies, but Ella took it too far. It was pretty obvious that Mason was being genuine with her, but Ella continues to make idiotic choices. She’s a total idiot about Josh and that junk went on for way too long; I can’t stand how dishonest she was. The sweet moments between Mason and Ella were a bit tainted after that. So, that’s where the lost star comes from. I loved that her friends tell Ella like it is though, and made her see that she was being a moron; too bad she didn’t fully listen. Other than that though, I loved everything else. The poems were awesome and the epilogue was wonderful. I listened to the audio version and the narrator did great. She fit the characters well. I also loved that this is a standalone. Entertaining!

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Bully Romance

I have not read a bully romance before and I wanted to see what it is all about. It was mentioned that there is sex in this book, which is something that I don't read but I was intrigued and decided to give it a go. The story centers on two teens but it is not an YA book because of the mature content.
I did not like Mason the main male character at first and some people might find it hard to read what he does but he turns into a good guy as the book progresses. He tries to change his way because he loves the main female character. However, the female I found to be annoying and immature at times as the story progressed. She did some really stupid things, but this books is about teenagers, who act first and think later.
It does have a happy ending.
I have to agree with some reviewers that it might send the wrong message to some readers or listeners. I do believe there should have been a consequence for what he did.
Even though this book was not my cup of tea it still showed what a good writer the author is. I went as far as buying one of her other books (a paranormal one without the sex).
I would recommend this author just not this book in particular unless you like bully romance with sex.

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immature

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

repetitive with a jr high mentality and dull story line. the story was a typical flat line with no pulse beat. the characters repeatedly said the same thing in every chapter directly or in a different format. this would have made a better ya short story.

this would make a good drinking game. everytime you hear the word boyfriend or girlfriend you take a shot. trust me you'll be on your ass drunk and rolling your eyes halfway through.

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Not sure how I feel

I received this book for free in exchange for a fair review.
Here is my honest opinion..

She’s a good writer and she definitely can tell a story. BUT Mason is pretty much a borderline rapist. He tells her that he has a dirty photo of her and that he will release it if she doesn’t do what he says. He talks to her like he’s some sort of a God and she’s a roach. She’s his “servant.” She is “beneath him.” He “owns her.” He’s been obsessed with her and he’s creepy.

The characters are unlike able, even the dumb main character. He’s abusive and controlling. Why would anyone want to be with someone who treats her the way Mason does? Someone who needs therapy and a restraining order, that’s who.

It’s not romantic. It’s sad.

I enjoyed the narrators voice though.

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NOt my usual fair

This isn't the type of book I usually listen to. I'm usually listening to action, suspense, horror, that kind of thing. Something drew me to this book though and I'm glad I listened.

There's such an interesting character development, watching her internal battle as the book progresses and she grows and changes with the world she's forced to deal with.

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One concern I do have however is even at the end Madison seems so controlling as to be almost abusive. The demands, the manipulation he puts her through. He never really has to face that, and while it works fine for the story I do worry about the larger message it sends listeners to the book. He should have been shown to soften and faced some sort of consequence for the abuse he inflicts. That's my only real concern.

I received a copy of this story in exchange for a fair review.

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More exposure needed .

I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review . First time I've listened to anything from Suzana Thonpson but I hope to hear lots more , I enjoyed this story . Mason & Ella have have the hots for each other for a long time but both refused to openly show it . Then Ella allows herself to be blackmailed with some naked pics Mason claims he has & he has her do everything he wants . I hoped Ella would have been stronger & told him to f**k off , but she went along with whatever he wanted . They went from wanting each other , to despising each other & then on to become lovers . A interesting story make even better by the narrator Lauren Sweet .

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Cute young adult romance

The story was pretty good overall. to me the female character was a lil immature, and the male character was a lil intense at times but I suppose that was part of the bully aspect. all in all I liked the way it ended.

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Tormentor to Lover

I really enjoyed this story although the characters were questionable. Mason was a hard character to trust or even like, and Ella didn't make the best choices. This book held my attention from the beginning to the end. Anyone who loves enemies to lovers books should love this one! Lauren Sweet did a great job bringing this story to life. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review

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  • Natalie
  • 07-28-19

Good story, risky story line

Thank you to Suzana Thomspon for sending me this audiobook in return for an honest review. 

When I read the blub for exposed I was unsure if this was the story for me. I like enemies to lovers books but I'm not a fan of the idea of school bullies turning into love interests. However, having read some of Thompson's other books, Fake Boyfriend and Tomboy, I decided to put my faith in her. 

Ella has been bullied by Mason since he came into town, After a drunken blackout, Mason gets hold of an indecent image of Ella and uses it as blackmail to make her do whatever he wants. Suddenly, he becomes a perfect gentleman and begins to act like Ella's boyfriend...is he being truthful or just luring her into a false sense of security?

As mentioned, I wasn't sure about the school bully to love interest thing, but I think that Suzana Thompson turned the idea around really well. Mason's character building was very clever. We learned his back story and why he had such an issue with Ella to begin with. Throughout the story, he also displays a 'spoiled little rich boy' personality where he's obviously not used to getting what he wants and is often shocked or annoyed when Ella defies him. It's actually a well-written flaw to stop him from being a perfect boyfriend.
I didn't click as well with Ella's character, she was likable and had a strong personality but I don't really feel like I learned a lot about her. 
Narrator, Lauren Sweet did a good job keeping the story in motion and portraying the different characters. 

I was pleasantly surprised by this story, to the point where I was really hooked on this audiobook. I'd suggest it for high school romance lovers but would urge them to take caution and read with an open mind due to the nature of the book.