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....
Dominic Valetti is only interested in two things: getting paid and getting laid. He's a bookie for the Valetti crime family, and he knows his shit....
One look, and panties drop. One night, and they're ready to marry me. Too bad I'm not interested in anything more than a taste....
They call him a monster. Pale blue eyes as cold as ice that see right through you. He’s hard. He’s damaged. He’s dangerous. He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince....
My name is Melody Greene, and I have a confession to make. I slept with my student, a senior in high school. Multiple times....
I'm used to getting what I want. But I've never wanted anyone like her. I'm the CEO. I dominate the boardroom with my presence. What I want, I get....
Joseph Ingram made the mistake of stealing from me - four million dollars. Now I'll take something from him - something irreplaceable. His sister. Collateral....
This isn't another "I hate you because I secretly love you" story. Boy really does hate girl. And this isn't just a forbidden love story. This is obsession at its darkest....
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....
A new dark romance from New York Times best-seller Anna Zaires....
My husband traded me away to save his own life...and now I belong to the devil. One night and everything in my life changed. Two words and my world turned dark: "Take her."....
I wanted to hate her. For three years, Camilla withheld the fact that my brother had a son, Liam. Then, Tony died without ever knowing his kid, and I was going to make sure Ms. Rose paid a price for her deceit....
I owe him a debt. A big one. The payment can't be settled with money or favors. He only wants one thing. Me....
Once upon a time, I was an 18-year-old psychology student. Now, I'm a man's property. Stolen and sold, I've been decorated in bruises since the day my world changed....
Devlin and Reese have an unstoppable pull like centrifugal force, and both bad boy bikers are determined to take me on a high-powered ride I'll never forget....
I knew little of Raphael Amado's history with my family, but when he turned up on our doorstep demanding restitution, my grandfather quickly conceded. That restitution? Me....
Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception - but for all the wrong reasons....
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....
Everything has a price...and I'm willing to pay.
I trust no one. I thrive with control and I've learned to be ruthless and coldhearted. A love life? I'm not interested.
But I still have desires.
That's where Dahlia came in; my treasure. She had never been a submissive before and I was eager to train her.
When I saw her on stage at the auction, dressed in gold, I knew I had to have her.
She's mine for an entire month. I own her. But one lie changed everything.
She's going to pay for it. But I'm doing this for her own good. She needs this.
I'm going to make this right. I'm going to heal her.
If it's the last thing I do.
Bought is a full-length standalone romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.
I have read many books by Lauren Landish and Willow Winters (including this one) and I find that the audiobooks add so much more to the story. This particular book is in the duel style narration, which is fitting for getting into the minds of Dahlia and Lucian. I found the story well written, I just don't personally get the dominate/submissive lifestyle. To me, this listen was total escapism from real life (house cleaning, work, etc) and very enjoyable. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I do not like to give away spoilers in my reviews, that said, this is a standalone listen and does not end in a cliffhanger. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher. Both Brooke Hayden and Douglas Berger did very good performances with their characters. They added so much emotion that one does not get just readying the book.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I like reading bdsm, not quite in to living it... but this a beginner story into the club...nothing harsh, some intrigue. Douglas is a great voice for this, Brooke is good but sounds real young for this role.... overall a good listen...
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
What a great story, Willow Winters and Lauren Landish did a wonderful job. I had listen to the audio while following along with the book. I tried to get whispersync to work with the book. Tried with 3 different kindles but amazon was just not working with me on this. The two would not sync up together.
Dahila has a past that would break your heart She had been abused by her uncle. Though she blamed her father for not protecting her I have to wonder why she did not blame her mother as well. To me they both were responsible on keeping her safe.
Lucian Stone was this super sexy billionaire who liked it a little rough in the bedroom. He was a Dom in the BDSM lifestyle. It had been a long time since he had been at Club X. Lucian did not have a loving family. He parents were a piece of work and so was his ex wife. The only good thing in his life appeared to be his sister. She was super sweet and when reading the book you could not help but fall in love with her.
When listening to this story I could not help but try to picture Dahila’s face when her friend Carla brought up BDSM and Club X. I bet this was a lot for Dahila to take in but this was a huge turn on for her and she wanted to now more.
I can not imagine what it would be like to be on a stage with a bunch of strange power men looking at me and bidding me in an auction. I can only imagine the fear, desire, arousal, and excitement that was flood Dahila. Oh, don’t worry she auction herself willingly.
I loved the desperation and determination that Lucian felt when he saw Dahila being auction. He wanted her, he needed her, and he would have her. What he does not know is that Dahila has a dark secret and this dark secret has caused her to be broken. This will be a lot for Lucian to handle. Once he finds out he will desire to fix her, to help heal her. Question is she to broken to fix, to be healed?
Lucian will do something unthinkable. This will be all for Dahila. He will go to great lengths to help heal her, to help her. For a man who is only suppose to have her for 30 days and swear to not fall in love, it seems he has some deep feelings going on.
This was a wonderful story and yes there are a few steamy parts along the way. I truly loved this story and will have to make sure to read more books in this series.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I'm not sure what happened but I feel like I've missed something. The climax was, well anti climatic. Then the conclusion of the story left me asking how did we get here. Like 1,2,3 but this story was only 1 & 3. Definitely needs more development.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I loved this story. I can't wait to hear more about Lucien and Dalia. This is a must read story.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I really love the steamy chemistry between Lead characters! It was a turn on! Although the book could have went into more details it still was good! Both were a perfect match, and it gives a different perspective on BDSM lifestyle than I have read before on other books. Overall good book
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I love a good d/s book and the storyline behind this one was a good one. The dom that is too scared to enter a real relationship so he buys a submissive for a month and a girl who wants to be in the lifestyle so she goes in head first by being purchased.
There are a few issues that got to me tho. The first half of the book is very repetitive in nature. Always reiterating the reasons for things like 3+ times. It was a waste of time. Also the main character goes from saying "I know what bdsm is, I've read 50 Shades" and then 5 minutes later is saying that she needs the submission and the punishment. There is a huge gap between those two extremes.
But overall it was a good listen that kept me entertained.
Brooke and Douglas were good narrators. I liked Brooke's narration, I thought she sounded like the appropriate age and personality. Douglas was the same but I had just a little trouble with his tone not quite being as commanding as a dom should be.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
I wish these books didn't have to end, love that each title of the books, goes along with the story inside. Wanted more!!!!
I liked the story line could not wait to read what was going on. I have read a lot of books so it was nice to have a different story line
Yes, this is a romance, but not in the traditional sense. Almost the entire book centers around the world of bdsm and their roles as submissive and dominant. Eventually, the lines between sub/dom and their relationship outside of the bdsm world begun to blur. There is never any major romantic features or swoon worthy moments like a tradition romance novel, but it does result in an HEA. Probably not worth reading if you don't have at least a little interest or curiosity in bdsm. The bdsm is only light for the most part outside of a little rough sex. The narrators did a pretty good job.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes as it is not a hard core BDSM book I has a relatable story
What did you like best about this story?
People who have loss in their lives can make each other whole
Which character – as performed by Brooke Hayden and Douglas Berger – was your favourite?
Obviously I liked the leading couple
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Not only 50 shade Shades!
Any additional comments?
Great story relatable.