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Buttons and Lace Audiobook

Buttons and Lace

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Publisher's Summary

I owe him a debt. A big one. The payment can't be settled with money or favors.

He only wants one thing. Me.

Every action gets a reward. A button. Once I fill his jar with 365 buttons, he'll let me go. He'll let me walk away. But I have to earn every single one. By submitting to the darkest, cruelest, and most beautiful man I've ever known.

Trigger warning: There are some dark and disturbing scenes of abuse and punishment.

©2016 E. L. Todd (P)2016 E. L. Todd

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    Erin Millers Creek, NC, United States 05-29-17
    Erin Millers Creek, NC, United States 05-29-17
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    "Review of the Trilogy"

    I'm putting my review of all 3 books here in the first one to give you an idea of whether it is worth the investment of time and $. The simple answer is YES! It is a many-layered story that I believe is much better experienced than described, so I will not hint at details or give spoilers but will just give you an overall idea of what to expect. The 3 books are well-written and well-narrated with dual narration, reflecting Crow's and Pearl's POV. There are elements of terror, violence, rape, kidnapping, betrayal, uncertainty, tenderness, love, loyalty and even some humor and a satisfying epilogue. The 3 books are definitely worth the time investment.

    But are they worth the credits? YES. I myself am not a big fan of paying for multiple installments for one story. (I'm a tightwad--whatever.) This is why I usually am a bit leery of trilogies and straight-up avoid serials. However, I can be tempted to give them a try IF: 1- All books are available now or are scheduled to be released soon...like really soon, and 2- All books are at least 6-8 hours in length to be worth a credit OR priced at a cash rate that is reasonable. This series meets MY criteria. I will not soon forget this story and will never look at buttons the same way. Hope this helps :)

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    TINA~BOOKALICIOUSBABES 01-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "phenomenal read"

    If you love dark romance, this is definitely a must read. It was so completely sick twisted that you can't put it down wondering what's going to happen next.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki 12-05-16
    Vicki 12-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Buttons Will Be Our Currency"

    Pearl is kidnapped and sold into sex slavery. A cruel and sadistic monster, named Bones, buys her because he likes that she's fiesty and looks forward to breaking her. Here are examples of the violence she suffers from Bones: tie her down with painful ropes and fuc* her in the a** again and again to the point of her being barely concious and bleeding. He liked to play hide-n-seek and when he found her he liked to beat her with a bat until she passed out. Tie her up and whip her until bleeding. If you can get thru the part with Bones the rest of the book is good.

    Crow and Bones are rivals. Crow and his brother Cain steal Pearl from Bones with the intent to rape and beat her and then return her to Bones. Crow instead decides to keep her for himself. Crow is a dominent and has a play room but he doesn't get off on causing pain like Bones.

    This is the first book in the series and does have a to-be-continued ending. Looking forward to the next book.

    My first book by Penololpe Sky and I'm looking forward to reading more from her.

    Michael Ferraiuolo and Samantha Cook give a captivating performance.

    Absolutely worth a credit/$$

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Deedra 12-04-16
    Deedra 12-04-16 Member Since 2017
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    "WELL THIS WAS A SURPRISE"

    I did not think I would like this book because of the violent content however this has turned out to be a real keeper. This story is very well written and narrated which allowed me to fall in love with Crow. This was a pleasant surprise. I can't wait for book two.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Love2reaD 04-10-17
    Love2reaD 04-10-17
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I'm on the fence with this book, while on one hand I like the overall concept of the story I found it lacking. I really wouldn't consider this book dark, so if you're looking for that I would not recommend. A lot of the "abuse" we are told about but there were no truly heart-wrenching scenes that made me feel for the heroine. Yes, terrible things happen to her but it's all glossed over. I don't need it to be terribly descriptive but I needed more to be able to empathize with Pearl. So with that said if you are looking for a tamer "dark" book then I would recommend.


    If you’ve listened to books by Penelope Sky before, how does this one compare?

    This is my first book by this author.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Ferraiuolo and Samantha Cook ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to both Samantha and Michael before and I really enjoyed their narration. Samantha has a nice strong voice that was perfect for Pearl and Crow.


    Any additional comments?

    All books are available on audio, at this time I'm unsure if I will continue with the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret Hamedn, Connecticut 03-31-17
    Margaret Hamedn, Connecticut 03-31-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Buttons"

    Holy f****** s*** I wasn't expecting this . I read the reviews but I was a bit hesitant because it was dark. God dammmm this is a must read. It was twisted, heartbreaking and there was love!...buying book two like yesterday!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roberta Barton 03-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    This book was so good and I love the narrators. It keep me so intrigued I can't wait to read/ listen to the rest of the series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karentwilson 03-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "My god this audiobook."

    This is one of the best darkest books I have listened to in, ever. I adore Pearl. I love strong, brave and daring female characters and she is one. I hate her time with bones. That was very difficult to read and the abuse triggers are definitely there. I had to stop and take a few small breaks but was always drawn back to the story. Crow, what a man, what a man what a very fine mine, to steal a lyric. I want to visit his vineyard and maybe a couple of other things. I hope the next books reveal more of the human in him that Pearl is starting to reach. If you like the dark this is the steamy book for you.
    The narration added so much to the story. Both the voices were perfect for the characters. Let me just say I have fallen for Michael Ferraiuolo, I have listened to others of his works and he is always brilliant. I love his accents as well as the timbre of his voice. I'm moving on to the next book, Buttons and Hate, and looking forward to more from this author and these wonderful voice actors.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Miosotis 11-30-16
    Miosotis 11-30-16
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    "Omg"

    Love the book! can't wait for the others !!!!
    Is different from all romantic story's but real

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    ReShaun Johnson 10-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    I love this author the books take you to another place. It is mind blowing, thrilling and just plain good. Can wait to read the next book in this series.

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  • Mrs Rogerson
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    2/27/17
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    "Started slow ended up very good"

    The book started off slow for me , though it did end up a good read am looking forward to book 2 .

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    8/16/17
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Buttons and Lace to be better than the print version?

    Yes 100% having both a male and female narrators set the story on fire


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Buttons and Lace?

    Just everything about Crow!


    Have you listened to any of Michael Ferraiuolo and Samantha Cook ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It was all just incredible, almost like an erotic version of Beauty & the Beast!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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