Once upon a time, I believed in fairytales. But then he took me....
I owe him a debt. A big one. The payment can't be settled with money or favors. He only wants one thing. Me....
New Orleans belongs to me. You don't know my name, but I control everything you see - and all the things you don't....
A new dark romance from New York Times best-seller Anna Zaires....
Thirty days. That's all Adam Steinbeck demands of his wife. Thirty days in a remote cottage, doing everything he demands....
There are many rules a priest can't break. A priest cannot marry. A priest cannot abandon his flock. A priest cannot forsake his God....
It was carnal, it was sensual, and it was erotic. That's it. That's all it was supposed to be. A trip into the dark. A peek into the forbidden. I just didn't expect to like them....
Anthony Rawlings had a plan - to teach Claire Nichols to behave. Claire Nichols had a plan - to survive....
Nila Weaver's family is indebted. Being the first born daughter, her life is forfeit to the first born son of the Hawks to pay for sins of ancestors' past....
He loves me, and he doesn't even know my real name. The limelight that follows him could expose everything I'm hiding. But even knowing the risks, I can't force myself to stay away....
Noelle Charlston lives a fairy-tale life: a doting father, a powerful job, and a future blessed with financial security....
Heartless. Ruthless. Stone-cold killer. That's me. I destroy anything in my path to get what I want. Then she showed up. Olivia Bell. She's sweet and innocent, in the wrong place at the wrong time....
Theresa Drazen wants to know: Is there something wrong with her? Because from what she can see, she has money, brains, and a body that does the job. Yet she keeps getting shelved....
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....
Sometimes when you can't go back, the only way out is to descend into the darkness....
Country music's bad boy, Boone Thrasher, takes center stage....
An Irish mobster. A missing friend. Two loyalties, ripping me apart. I had a plan. Get in, get my information, and get out. Easy, right? Turns out, infiltrating the Irish mafia....
Stephan has lived the lifestyle of a Dominant for five years. After several rebellious teenage years, it gave him the stability and control he had been seeking after his parent's death. As president of a not-for-profit foundation, he knows what his future holds and what he wants out of life. All that changes when a simple lunch with his college friend and mentor, Daren, leads him to buying a slave.
Thrust into a situation he never thought he'd be in, Stephan can't walk away. He is compelled to help this girl in the only way he knows how. Brianna knows only one thing: she is a slave. She has nothing. She is nothing. Can Stephan help Brianna realize that she is much more than just a Slave?
If you could sum up Slave in three words, what would they be?
Warm, Tender and Trust
What was one of the most memorable moments of Slave?
What does Benjamin Ellis and Susanna Burney bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The emotions, the confusion. the longing
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
This should not be made into a movie; it would be too hard to portray Brianna’s imprisonment and abuse on screen and the parts of the story would be lost and most of the story is told from her perception and her confused thoughts.
Any additional comments?
Read it and part 2 is out in print already. I can't for the final book.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
As with most of the female population I have read FSOG, but I still downloaded this book with some trepidation. I had read the book reviews on Sherri Hayes website and knew that the book didn't contain any graphic BDSM scenes but I wasn't sure that this topic/genre (sex slaves) was one that I really wanted to know about.
Anyway five minutes into the story I found that I was hooked, I really needed to know why this had happened to Brianna (Anna) and how she came to be in a situation that obviously was not of her choosing. As the story progressed I felt so sad for her, she was lost and broken. Her ten months as a sex slave had reduced her to a shell - fragile, empty and with nothing to call her own.
But having said that, as I became more involved in the story I came to a conclusion that surprised even me. I understood why the person best suited to care for her was a Dominant - and this is where we meet the lovely Stephan. I can't say that I have any greater understanding about what attracts people to this lifestyle but that isn't what this book is about. This book is about Stephan and Anna, caring and trust.
I won't go into the story because that is there for you to read but I will say it was worth the listen and because the ending is left hanging I will download the sequel. The narration was fantastic - using both male and female narrators gave the reading more depth and the listener a greater understanding of the emotions building at that time.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
this was lame in in the extreme.
Slave girl gets bought by a good guy, no sex.
pretty much it really
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
I really did enjoy the story, but it is shorter than I like them. I would say to anyone thinking about buying this audio book to wait and see if the second one is released in audio form as well, because the first story ends rather abruptly.
I was very surprised after hearing the male narrator's voice, because he sounded older than what I would have expected. I think both narrators were able to convey the emotions of the characters pretty well.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Not really I thought it was better after reading FSOG or Bare to you
What could Sherri Hayes have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
It could have been longer
What three words best describe Benjamin Ellis and Susanna Burney ’s performance?
They were good
Was Slave worth the listening time?
I understood the concept I just wish it could have had at least one sex scene
Any additional comments?
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I'm mildly irritated. This book is uneventful and unfulfilling. The writing is mediocre at best, and reads like someone's attempt at writing in a personal journal or a clinical recitation of events that occurred, lacking any type of emotion or inflection. . This book also lacks any real climax or conclusion. Nothing really actually happens or gets accomplished, and the book ends up just stopping. I don't mean it leaves off with a cliff-hanger. That would mean something actually happens. No, it just stops. I don'y know why this book is in the erotica because there is not a sex scene to be found in the whole book. Complete waste of money. I certainly won't bother the sequel.
13 of 20 people found this review helpful
I don't know what this book is and I don't think that the book knows either. It's not romance nor is it erotica. Mostly it's seemingly endless, excrutiatingly dull minutiae. I'm not kidding.
Narrators Benjamin Ellis and Susanna Burney heroically did the best that could be done with it. BRAVO! Give them something good to work with.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Can't wait to listen to the other books in this series. It was sad, sweet at the same time. I enjoyed listening to this book. I will be getting the other books as well and hope they will keep me on the edge of my seat, as this book did.
Tooooooo loooong! And drawn out! Just trying to get people's money. NO SEX what a disappointment. Please Save your money!
What about Benjamin Elliss and Susanna Burney ’s performance did you like?
Expression! They both felt the part and their voices suited the roles. It is so wonderful not to hear a woman attempting to sound like a man for a change.