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Erika: His name is Michael Crist. My boyfriend's older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He's handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college's basketball team and now gone pro, he's more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

Michael: Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika. My brother's girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven't had her body, I know that I have her mind. That's all I really want, anyway.

Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college. In my city. Unprotected. The opportunity is too good to be true. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they're out. We've waited. We've been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.

©2015 Penelope Douglas (P)2016 Tantor

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Captivating!

This book surprised me. In a good way. I mean, I DON'T read YA. Hardly ever. Too much contrived drama. Too much of a reminder of my kids and the college students I teach each semester, each day. I do enough eye rolling with my classes. A LOT OF EYE ROLLING. So, to read YA? No, thanks.

But this one had an interesting premise, so I decided to proceed cautiously. I was prepared to stop once I got bored. You see, this is my second book by Douglas. The first, Misconduct, was disappointing. It, too, had seemed interesting, but the plot was not engaging and the big reveal at the end fell flat. So, I wasn't sure if this one would be any better.

BUT it was! Oh yes, it was!

It had it all: interesting premise, complex characters, suspense, unpredictable plot, multi-layered themes, and solid secondary characters. It even had constant flashbacks and they weren't annoying. I was kept curious and guessing, wondering WHY.

I thought this showed expert plotting. Quite fascinating, actually. And oh, so erotic! Very. And dark. Very.

The male narrator? *sigh* Jeremy York has a yummy voice. And the female narrator? Must you ask? Tatiana Sokolov? It IS Tatiana! That goes without saying. She is second to none! NONE.

This was an overall superior experience. This is the quality of audiobook that spoils you. It wrecks you so that you can't endure audiobooks that aren't as well executed. It left me searching desperately for a similar listening experience.

So ... Kudos to Ms. Douglas!

Highly recommended!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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love Penelope's stories!!

I have enjoyed all of the books so far . I can't wait for the next story to come along. I really enjoy the way each character has a story to unfold and the raw emotion . The relationships are passionate, sexy, hot, loving, aggressive, and complicated. The storylines are always good and interesting. This writer just has a way of pulling you in and wanting more with every chapter. I finished this one in 2 days. Loved it!!! please continue to write Penelope Douglas. I will gladly buy them all. !!

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stick with it... it's worth the wait!!

Thought I was going to give up after a few chapters but I stuck with it and it was so worth the wait... it just gets better, then hotter, then when you think it can't get any better......... so worth the read!!!

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Not for me!

I'm glad that's over! All of the characters in this book were immature and idiotic to say the least. I didn't see the point of anything they did. Maybe it's because it was about bored rich kids who have to find something to do with their lives in order to feel anything! Maybe that's why I don't get it. Had such high hopes for this one since I love all of the other books by Penelope Douglas. This one was not for me.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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I like the story line

the storyline was good and the thressome with the guy was hot - with the girls not so much.

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Amazing twist and turns...

Wow, I was in a book slump, and I am hoping this book is the first in a long line of amazing stories. It was different and a little dark, and at the heart of the book was a true love story between Michael and Erica.
I loved all of the twist and turns this story brought with it. I cringed, I was scared, and I smiled. The story wasn't overly angsty but certainly kept you on your toes. It was a perfect ending and I loved the little surprise in the epilogue! The 3 male friends of main character Michael's in this book were each intriguing on their own, and I hope more is to come for each of them. I liked Erica's growth of strength and confidence in this book too.
Tatiana Sokolov and Jeremy York were perfect for these 2 characters and both gave outstanding performances. I have listened to both of these narrators before and have enjoyed their narration, but this was a particularly great performance by both narrators.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good but... Really... it got cheesy there ...

This was a great book... kept my interest but it got real cheesy b-movie rating there for a minute... Of course no one ever talk about what really happen in the past... let's just assume then try to kill everyone... so stupid... Honestly this was a great book... I just got pissed at all the misunderstandings... I heard this is similar to BULLY, so I won't be reading/listening to that book either if its like this... Although I like the book...

See I hate books that leave me conflicted with myself... I like the book, but I hate every single plot point in it... urgh!!!

Good sale book... maybe not a credit or buy... Narration was the best... Sokolov and York were both great...although I hate dual narration like this... If you are going to have two narrators, why not have the female read the female parts and the male read the male parts...

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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THIS BOOK IS EXCELLENT

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I love it and it had me from the first word. I have not enjoyed any of P Douglas books but this one is above the rim. I can listen to this book over and over again. The depth of the characters the hotness level and the mystery is so well written and not YA like her others. GET IT NOW

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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No

This is a crazy, screwed up story. The characters are not relatable. Vulgar and not at all romantic. The narrators sucked. The male narrator sounded like he should be narrating true crime stories. The female narrator's voice was so annoying and babyish.

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LOVED IT!!!

This book is full with suspense and twist and turns. There was definitely some OMG moments. I loved the scene at the house when they are waiting for Rika to show and she's not going out without a fight. Narrators did an excellent job.

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  • Garden girl
  • 10-29-17

A-MAZ-ING!

This deeply twisted, totally enthralling tale is immaculately acted by the two narrators, Tatiana Sokolov and Jeremy York. They capture the tension perfectly and facilitate the time switches which pile up the progression of the story seemlessly. I have been captivated entirely!

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  • Mrs Rogerson
  • 04-02-16

Brilliant book

I really enjoyed reading this book it is one of my favourites and now I have it on audible download which makes it even better.

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  • Gemma Mcalinden
  • 08-04-16

Amazing!! A must read or listen!! Beautifully Dark

only issue. I wished the narrators did their own speech in eachothers chapters. Peneolpe rocks!! You won't be disappointed. Its captivating and dark, very sexy.

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  • abbey
  • 04-28-16

fantastic story

Absolutely amazing. Gripping storyline, not to mushy. I just can't wait for penelopy to write another.

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  • Maria
  • 07-14-17

More Crazy then Currupt

Where do I begin....
I read this on release and even then I thought what the hell, this is one messed up story...
Listening to the audiobook my first impression has been confirmed, Michael and his friends are bloody, crazy the whole lot of them.
As far as the audiobook goes, as much as I love both narrators I don't think either one was right for this book. They both sounded far to old and didn't suit the charators at all.
But you know what, I couldn't stop listening... maybe I'm just as f@&*% up as they all are, but YA is not what this book should be categorised under.. not at all