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Elite

An Elite Doms of Washington Novel
Narrated by: Anastasia Watley
Series: Elite Doms of Washington, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Christiana will be billionaire politician Jonathan Brond's greatest love - or his greatest scandal. He should walk away. He should. Congressman Jonathan Brond has mastered his work, his reputation and the art of domination while keeping his family’s political legacy intact. A chance encounter with college student Christiana Snow promises something he didn’t think was possible - meeting someone honest. When the charismatic man proposes a summer of sensual submission, Christiana leaps into his world - the antidote to her bland life. But Washington, D.C., is an unforgiving place that feasts on gossip and scandal. In a town of players introducing a new game is the only way out. 

Who knew love would be the winning plan?

Stand-alone and part of an interconnected series. Not a cliff-hanger.                              

©2015 Elizabeth SaFleur (P)2016 Elizabeth SaFleur

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Dom

I really liked this book! Jonathan and Christina are good for each other. The book was hot as well. Can’t wait for Carson’s cook! Elizabeth did a great job at narrating

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Couldn't put it down!

This was my first read of Elizabeth Saffleur's. I loved it! I loved every character and their story and was even a bit shocked to discover the villain! The narration is VERY well done and fitting to the characters and the plot and really enhanced the story! This was my first single narration audio that I have enjoyed so much! I can't wait to listen to the rest of this series!

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sexy Dom

really enjoyed this story. especially Jonathan. it picked up for me toward the end. overall, Safluer's writing is superb. my first by this author.

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Good story! Narrator volume up and down.

Agree with previous comments about volume changes when trying to seem more intense or dramatic; especially difficult on Bluetooth in the car.

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Lovely

This book had a lot of not so nice people in it. Domination tactics and romance was entertaining.

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  • Kellee
  • Charlotte, NC
  • 12-17-18

What can I say...

Even though the main character, "Christiania" was young (19 years old), she was sooooo naive and never stood up for herself. After a while it gets old. I wanted to see her finally stand up for herself but she never did. But when the author decided to use mental illness as a disguise for being a "mean girl" aka "Avery", I had to stop reading it around the 35-36 chapter. I think I even screamed out "WTF" in the middle of my workout! I couldn't even finish it. The narrator was great...that was the only reason I continued.

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Superb and true to the title: Lovely.

I listened to this book on Audible and it was a great pleasure because the narrator was wonderful and she had a great book to work with. I enjoyed this novel very much because I love a story that introduces you to the hero and heroine at the same time they are experiencing those first impressions that morph into attraction, chemistry, resistance, capitulation and the growth of their characters. That happened here. Jonathan and Christiana fall in love against the odds. He’s on a different social scale - a wealthy Congressman; and she’s a college student home for the summer break, struggling financially, and the daughter of an alcoholic journalist. Despite their social difference, Christiana and Jonathan find each other refreshing. Washington’s political, fundraising and social elite interfere by playing selfish adult mind games to achieve hidden agendas; and a dark, looming danger threatens to come between them. All the machinations and manipulations tangling around Jonathan and Christiana should not matter since they are only going to be together for Christiana’s college summer break, right? The drama all plays out well and I was hooked.

If you are into dominance and submission-based steamy scenes, you should be satisfied here – it is consensual and not abusive. And the steamy scenes here are scorching as they are accompanied by the couple’s obvious delight in each other. The steam is not gratuitous but has a purpose - it actually moves the story along. Sexually jaded Jonathan “trains” young, inexperienced Christiana, but unknowingly, and to his surprise, she teaches him about loving and honesty. Loved it.

I found the Audible experience here superb. I could not bring myself to pause the play button.

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Must hear! Must read!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The narrator, Anastasia, did a great job bringing the story to life.

What other book might you compare Lovely to and why?

I'm not sure it could be compared! The writing draws you in and you can picture the story in detail.

Have you listened to any of Anastasia Watley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I hadn't heard her performances before, but I hope she does the next book in the series!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Love knows no bounds ;)"

Any additional comments?

FANTASTIC!

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a breathtakingly phenomenal gift

What made the experience of listening to Lovely the most enjoyable?

The narrator really brought out the heart and soul of the story in a powerful way. She was perfect.

What other book might you compare Lovely to and why?

Demonic Desires by Mandy M. Roth because of its beautiful story that touched my heart on such a visceral level.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene where Christiana tells Jonathon how she got her scar. It was incredibly powerful and touching.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, it made my cry, laugh, and make my heart jump in joy and intrigue.

Any additional comments?

I loved everything about this story!!

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Hot, steamy, sexy, entertaining

Where does Lovely rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

near the top!

What about Anastasia Watley’s performance did you like?

She reads clearly and added emotion to the dialog,and gave each character a uniqueness

Any additional comments?

Erotic, sexy, exquisite ... the sex scenes are beautifully written and narrated (nothing trashy here ... it's pure magic!)
while the hot steamy sex is great this book also has a great story line .. I was sucked in and delighted by the amount of emotion I felt myself towards moments and characters.
this isn't just another erotic romance about BDSM, doms and submissives ... Not. At. All
Suspense, mystery, romance blend into this erotic novel ... a little bit of everything to delight all your senses

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  • Ian Smith
  • 10-19-16

Excellent example of a good erotic romance

Would you listen to Lovely again? Why?

Yes. It's an engaging story with interesting and plausible characters, events and dialogue

What did you like best about this story?

The fact that it was primarily a romance story in which an older man helps a younger woman realise who and what she truly is

Which character – as performed by Anastasia Watley – was your favourite?

Christiana

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I could have arranged my day appropriately, quite possibly!

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed reading this as an e-book and enjoyed it just as much as an audiobook. The quality of the storytelling is excellent, the way the characters feel seems very plausible, and the love-making scenes are exciting but not seedy. In a fairer world, this would have been published before Fifty Shades of Grey, and been just as successful.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
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Wowwww😮😮😮

Thank god these two bumped into each other..it’s like they found their soul mate .. he helps her find her inner strength and watch out when she does .. she kicks ass .. love it ❤️💕❤️