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Publisher's Summary

She assumed he was just another client — but this vicious mafia billionaire doesn't just play the game. 

He makes the rules. 

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Pain is the most potent drug and Frankie Marconi is addicted to the burning sting of it. Maxim Koslov, a deranged crime lord with a tormented past, is more than willing to deliver the dose she needs. 

But when lust becomes obsession, Frankie begins to realize that there is only one way out of this dangerous game of Russian Roulette....

And Maxim never loses. 

This is a dark romance.

©2019 Lana Sky (P)2020 Lana Sky

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Frankie and Maxim

This book was really something else but so good. If you are looking for something really dark, this is it. I have read some books that claim to be dark, but really were not. I was fully invested in this book from the beginning to the end. Frankie is struggling to pay the rent, keep food on the table, and care for her siblings. Her mother is a no good loser. She works at Penney’s, at a diner, and is also a prostitute. Her pimp gives her a card to meet Maxim. Since she really needs the money, she accepts. Wow is all I can say about what he expects of her. During Maxim’s first meeting with Frankie, he gives her $1,000. She was to get her affairs in order, then stay with him initially three days and eventually five days a week. Frankie goes out and buys things for the kids and was so dumb, she let the kids think their mother bought the gifts. She used the money Maxim gave her for them and she did not correct them. There is a restaurant scene that was something else. People in the restaurant acted like nothing was going on. Maxim is one sick b@stard but I think Frankie is just as bad. He wants her to sign a contract to be with him. In the restaurant, he has her fully read the contract and give him her safe word all while she is spread-eagle across his lap and nude from the waist down. If she uses the safe word, it is all over. At his place, she has her own room because she needs to be available to him at all times. Maxim wants to hurt Frankie but will pay her handsomely to it. As dark romance goes, this was is extremely dark and does not disappoint. A lot happens in this book. Unfortunately, there are two additional books to this story and neither of those are on Audible yet. Zara Eden did a great job with the narration. I received this free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Dark🤎...

I love dark romance and this one is very dark. This is the first book I've listened to by Lana Sky and I'm excited to see if her other books are as dark. She didn't hold back, never did I think she could have went darker. I already shared in my Dark romance group because the ladies were just saying how books say dark but aren't really. they will be happy with this one. I also liked the characters, Frankie is just trying to do her best but life is cruel but it looks like its about to get better. I can't wait to listen and find out. Zara Eden did an amazing job with voices. Everyone had a unique voice and it made listening a good experience.

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Amazing listen

I love when an author can take me out of my comfort zone and keep me riveted. Lana Sky does it every time with her dark romances. Each has a component that just makes me cringe, but I have to know what is going to happen! This is the first in her Club XXX series, and Frankie and Maxim are featured. Frankie takes care of her siblings while her mother is out, searching for her next fix and husband. She resorts to prostitution and is offered a contract that will set her up for the next year. But is it a contract she can keep? Maxim is a dark soul. Very demanding, super alpha, and a dom like no other. Will Frankie find the strength to fulfill the contract? This book is dark and at times made me cringe. It's addicting and had my curiosity. Both Frankie and Maxim are broken, and with their fetishes are well matched. I can't wait to see where Sky takes these two next. Zara Eden is amazing with this narration. She is spot on for each character, her Russian accent fantastic. I enjoyed her performance and look forward to book 2!

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OMG

Best book ever and I seriously can't wait for the next one. The Narrator is the best and the characters are so hott...now the next one needs to hurry up and come out so I can listen to the next. Get this book!!! you won't regret it!!! Super sexy super hot

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Intense BDSM violent blood and erotic romance

This is a story with violent, blood, BDSM, erotic scenes which are cruel and disturbing and which could totally shock you. So be ware before reading it. A really intense story with strong characters and many erotic scenes from the beginning of the book till its end. Btw I really enjoyed the narrators and especially the female voice.

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DARK!

This is the first book in the XXX Maxim Series. Wow! Maxim and Frankie's story is dark, intense, raw, and brutal. Maxim is ruthless, alpha, dominant, and a sadistic mafia billionaire. Frankie is an intriguing character, masochistic, strong, and determined. This story is darker than what I have read before. Zara Eden did an amazing job with the narration. Looking forward to listen to the next book in the Series! If you like Dark Romance, this one is definitely for you.

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So Dark and So Good !!

This is my first book by Lana Sky. I’ve listened to a lot of BDSM books and this is my first true Sadomasochistic (Sadist Dom / Masochist Sub) book. It’s so good and deliciously dark. This is also my first listen to narrator Zara Eden. She’s amazing and can do male voices and accents so sexily perfect. I can’t wait for the rest of the series to release on audible.

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  • 09-26-20

3.5 Stars Overall

My favorite genre is dark romance so I was quite excited when I started listening to this. It had my attention during the whole story but Maxim was just brutal and all he wanted to do was inflict pain on Frankie. He was not at all likable to me. Frankie endured all the pain and suffering by choice and kept going back for more but the story wasn't erotic or sexy like most of the dark romance I listen to so I'm not sure if I would continue with this series or not. Zara Eden did an amazing job bringing this story to life. #AudiobooksUnleashedVIPReviewer