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Virtuous

Quantum Series, Book 1
Series: Quantum Series, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
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Publisher's Summary

He’s all wrong for her, but nothing has ever felt so right… 

After surviving a traumatic event at age fifteen and the ensuing estrangement from her family, Natalie Bryant has worked for years to reinvent herself into the woman she is today—a happy teacher fresh out of college and enjoying her first winter in New York City with her faithful dog, Fluff, by her side. Natalie isn’t expecting her life to change completely during a routine stroll through Greenwich Village on a blustery January day. But when Fluff breaks loose and charges into a park, Natalie gives chase and crashes into her destiny. Only after Fluff bites and draws blood from the man who accidentally knocked Natalie down does she realize Fluff has bitten the biggest movie star in the world. 

Natalie captivates Flynn Godfrey from the first moment their eyes meet while she is lying on the ground and he’s fighting off her ferocious little beast of a dog. The only thing Flynn knows for certain is if he lets Natalie get away, he’ll regret it for the rest of his life. After only a short time in her presence, Flynn is prepared to change who he is to be what she needs. He knows he’s in big trouble when she says she won’t sleep with him and he doesn’t care if it means he gets to keep her in his life. But can he turn his back on the lifestyle that has defined him? Can he deny the desires that drive him to give Natalie the introduction to love and romance she so deserves? And most of all, can he keep his truth hidden from her long enough to have forever with her? 

Join Flynn and Natalie in their three-part story: VIRTUOUS, VALOROUS and VICTORIOUS. From New York to Los Angeles, from Hollywood to Las Vegas, Flynn and Natalie’s whirlwind love affair has it all—romance, passion, relentless paparazzi and a murder that could be their undoing. PLEASE NOTE: VIRTUOUS and VALOROUS contain cliffhangers before Flynn and Natalie’s story concludes in VICTORIOUS

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WHAT A DELICIOUS, HOT, TASTY MORSEL THIS IS

I haven't listened to any of this Author's books by her other name of Marie Force but after this captivating, addictive and unstoppable listen, which lost me a night's sleep, I'll be checking them out. The Publisher's Summary pretty much sums up the storyline and all you can do is hold on and listen to a beautiful story that has a very very sexually damaged Natalie literally falling at the feet of Flynn who's a handsome, successful movie star with the title of Sexiest Man Alive who sees the innocence and normality in Natalie and, like a refreshing change of pace, her rarity calls to him. But, as they fall head over heels, Flynn's plagued with doubts about his secret BDSM life choice and teeters back and forth about which love he should or could give up.

It's a totally unrealistic Cinderella type whirlwind romance and I loved every minute of it, couldn't stop listening as his patience, thoughtfulness and sexual pull eventually had Natalie (and me) panting for more more more. And, as the dreaded cliffhanger exploded and chaos took the place where happiness once lived, I know the wait to hear answers and revelations will be blissfully short.... just one week, then one week for the finale.... genius!

Dual POV's, no problems with the dual narrators who did a great job in portraying a skittish Schoolteacher with secrets and a haunting past and an Actor who's humbled and is trying to follow his heart rather than his libido.

Worth a credit? If you're a romance lover who can stray from the path of realism and you're not shocked at hot sex and would enjoy Flynn's erotic BDSM dreams where he's introducing Natalie to his preferred sexual lifestyle then you'll be rewarded with a trilogy that's going to be filled with drama, angst, passion, heartache, romance, the promise of hot sex and who knows what else. Yes this is creditworthy and I've already preordered the other two books in this trilogy while they're on sale at under $10 each IMO that's a bargain not to be missed.

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Another dom book

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably not. Had I realized this was a book about doms and submissives I would have skipped it.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

This is a good story without the kink. A fun romance would have made it better for me.

Which character – as performed by Cooper North and Brooke Bloomingdale – was your favorite?

Loved the courage of Natalie.

Do you think Virtuous needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Since this was ended with a cliff hanger the answer is yes.

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I'm with Mammy!

Shoot, just yesterday I was walking my dog and it got away from me and ran over and bit the "most famous movie star in the world" who just happened to be across the street and then he asked me out to dinner and during dinner he asked me to fly to LA with him and be his date to the Golden Globe awards! Oh ya, and he gave me a key to his apartment so I could come over anytime and take a bath in his tub. And I said, sure! Love to! But just so you know, I won't sleep with you unless you marry me...but I will let you take me to The Dungeon and tie me up and spank me!

I like to escape in books like everyone else but come on.... I can't figure out what I am missing because this book got a lot of great reviews and I seem to be the only one who thinks it is lame. Even the single star reviews weren't bad reviews. I don't get it! The dialogue is over the top predictable, the plot is tired and predictable and it's all pretty corny. Ridiculous. The chick is a ding dong ..."I want to go home" "Can we go by my roommate's work and show her that I am with you" The guy is pretty full of himself. "I'm a movie star". "I have so much money". "My parents are movie stars". He says "movie star" a bazillion times. Who says movie star anymore, anyway? And lets not forget "my car costs 1.5 million". Gosh, everything they say and do! Ugh! Total cringe-- you know that feeling you get when the characters spew corny dialogue? I felt like I should keep listening to see what I was missing but I had to stop because my ears were bleeding.

Narrators--sub par. Sorry :(

I definitely don't get the 5 starts AT ALL. "It ain't fittin'. It jes' ain't fittin'. " ...says Mammy! (Gone With the Wind)

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Awesome Series!!! I want MORE Quantum

WOW! This was on heck of a trilogy!!! Simply awesome!!

My review for the entire series...

Book 1: I have to admit after reading all the reviews I was excited for this listen... BUT, I was not expecting to completely be wrapped up in Natalie and Flynn the way I was... I got pissed at Flynn when Nate did, I got confused at Nate when Flynn did... I was up and down just like the characters...but the ending... C'mon!!!

Book 2: Ok... since I waited till all three books were out before I even started listening, I didn't feel the weeklong Cliffhanger effects of book 1; however, I was pleasantly surprised how quickly this book moved along... It jumped right into the thick of the story... which was great...

Book 3: AWESOME!!! Finally Flynn has to let Nate know about his true nature... and I loved every single minute of it... Great BDSM action... Now that I think back, Flynn would let his dommy side emerge every now and then, but in this book he finally can be him self... BUT "The words, I need to hear the words" literally drove me batty!!! LOL... but this series is hands down int he realm of 50 shades, This Man, All or Nothing, Bare to You and YES... Knight and Play... Not like any of these series as it is a rip off, but most definitely will be in my Kindle Library right next to some of the great Romances, Book Boyfriends of all times!!!

I want to hear more from Quantum so bad... I have to have Abby and Hayden's story... It is a must!!!

Narration was well... I hate... HATE dual narration unless it is done like the female read all female parts and male read all male parts, simultaneously!!!! If not.. well then I pretty much wont like it... but this was ok... both narrators were superb... but eh! Just get one narrator who can do male and female voices, or do Dual Narration the right way!! But this is my thoughts... Lol..:)

Great Buy, Credit or Sale... It's a must if you are a vivid romance listener!!

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AH-MAZ-BALLS!! 👌🏼📖

After buying and reading 3 awful books before this trilogy I am SO please to say that I finally found another awesome read!!! Yay! Now on to the 2nd book. Can't wait to dive into it. 👌🏼📖

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She did it AGAIN!

Marie Force did it again with another amazing story. I could not put the book down so I had to buy the audio version to listen to while I was working. Yes this book is different from her other series but I loved it. I can not wait until the next book is released.

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As always M.S. Force ROCKS!!

Absolutely love this story-so far! April 21st is too far away! Lol
I love the female narrator of this series but the male narrator sounds too young. His voice doesn't resonate dominance to me. (I liked the females version of flynns voice better) I'll continue to listen though I can get past it in order to get this story whenever and wherever I want!
Audible books are so convenient!

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LOVED IT!!

This book series is amazing! M.S. Force does a brilliant job of combining sex in a story but not losing the story. This series is HOT, Juicy and soo soo good! HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!

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Absolutely stunning

This book just draws you right in to the story line and keeps you wanting to know what happens next with the two leads! I love it! Can't wait to read all her other books great job M.S. Force!

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Falls in love in days

I just can't believe a story where the characters fall in love in less than a week. I liked her and him until that. I liked how they met. But then he is panicked at losing her the first night and he's supposed to be a kinky dominant and her a rape victim. I really don't like rape victims getting into a relationship where they are then tied up and beat. Too much for me. I love kinky sex. Don't like punishment or caning. That's not hot to me. Won't read rest of series.

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  • C85
  • 02-12-19

Virtuous

I really enjoyed this book and loved the narrators. I’m looking forward to book two.

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  • book.goddess
  • 08-25-16

Nauseating

Would you try another book written by M.S. Force or narrated by Cooper North and Brooke Bloomingdale ?

No, I'll never buy another book written by Force - this one was one too many.

Has Virtuous put you off other books in this genre?

I don't think Force's book belongs in this genre. There was nothing sexy or erotic about it whatsoever. It was childish in the extreme.

What didn’t you like about Cooper North and Brooke Bloomingdale ’s performance?

North's voice was tolerable, if not too soft, but Bloomingdale's performance was nauseating – her voice read like a 12-year-old.

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your money. This may be a book, but it's no story.