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Brook, a Denver socialite, seems to have a good life until she becomes the victim of a botched carjacking. In a matter of minutes, her life is forever altered. She is abducted, transported, and held for days by three brutal men in a remote mountain location. She escapes only to end up barefoot, nearly naked, and hopelessly lost in the Colorado wilderness at the beginning o...more
Kindle Edition, 318 pages
Published August 12th 2011
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Becs - Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
Oh, dear. Oh, dear.

This review will be littered with spoilers. Read on at your peril.

I really do love well written, soul searching dark erotica, but well written, soul searching dark erotica this surely ain’t!

This had the potential to be such a great story. A wealthy and married lady (Brook) gets carjacked, abducted and held by a gang and brutally and repeatedly raped over the course of a few days. She manages to escape but she’s in the middle of a mountain range amid heavy snowfall but, luckily...more
First off I have to say that this book is nothing like I thought it would be, I did read most of the previous reviews but still thought that it would be an erotic romance. I couldn't have been more wrong and what I did get I think worked much better than what I was expecting.

Brooklyn (h) and her husband had been going through some tough times but she was determined to get passed it and make their marriage a happy and close one again. When her husband had asked her to go to some old used book sto...more
Michelle [Helen Geek]
May 31, 2012 Michelle [Helen Geek] rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Not a living soul .. seriously!
Recommended to Michelle by: GR based on a KA in my 5Star shelf
2 Stars, or less really.. A big DNF for me.

I got about 55% through the book and was losing interest fast. I really hated that for two [2] reasons:

1 -- I had so much time invested in this damned thing [okay, only a few hours, but time is money and I ain't gettin' younger .. know what I mean]!!

2 -- Brooke, the poor thing. She was married to a man with no balls. He put her in a situation that got her into a terrible jam. There was an abduction and very graphically depicted, repeated, brutal assaul...more
Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
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-All of these aches and hurts, she decided are badges of courage, not marks of dishonor. They are battle wounds, tokens of her survival. Inner Thoughts of Brook in Betrayed

Brook was living the good life in her gated community, in her big house with her rich husband Clark. The setting is Denver,CO. The book starts with Brooke on her way out to start the day and run some errands. Clark remembers that he needs to get this book for his boss as a gift, Clark asks Brook if s...more
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I can't believe that it has been a year since I read this book. I am now only getting round to posting my review on Goodreads. This story was so gripping that I had to post something.

It begins with a car-jacking gone wrong, an abduction and a woman who is gang raped but who manages to escape to the Colorado wilderness. This all happens at the beginning of a harsh winter.

This beginning combines to create the deep intensity of Betrayed. This novel pulled me into a nightmare that kept me turning t...more
Via Love
I have no idea what publishing company Wodke Hawkinson is signed to, but the book cover they chose looks like something you'd see on a Wattpad story, designed by one of the less talented cover designers that are floating around the site. But, like I said, I don't really know much about this company--maybe they're just a really small company trying to pick themselves up off the ground, which I respect. However, if Betrayed had been contracted to bigger company, you can bet your asses (excuse my f...more
Karen Loves Kinky Books
*Spoilers Alert*

I LOVED this book! It was one of my Amazon recommendations, after reading "Captive In The Dark" by CJ Roberts, so I decided to give it a try, and am so glad I did. I loved the characters of Brook and Lance. My heart broke with the appalling treatment Brook received when kidnapped (the scenes are very disturbing to read, yet necessary). It broke again with the gentle way Lance treated her, emotionally and physically. I was glad that there wasn't too many details on their intimacy...more
I nearly abandoned the book at 50%. The subject matter was obviously hard to think about but I got a bit lost between 30 and 50%.... I didn't feel like the book was getting anywhere. Then from 60 % onwards I got right into it and couldn't put it down. 3.5 stars
I can't review this book. I am the co-author, so of course I like it. And I hope you do too!
Wodke Hawkinson
Dec 15, 2011 Wodke Hawkinson rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-by-us
We are the authors so can't really review the book. But we hope you enjoy it.
I really should stop buying books because of the cover.

Anyways, Brook is filthy rich (supposedly) and while driving her Ferrari she is kidnapped. Her abductors rape her from all angles and inside out. Gross.

The part of Brook captivity is really gross, disgusting, and, I found it to be very real. I mean, Hawkinson didn't hold back in the description and the language. If you have issues with women being raped don't read this book.

I found the beginning of the book (yeah, the captivity part) to be...more
Mar 19, 2012 Jules rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Jules by: advertisement on this website
I can't decide if I would recommend this book or not. I'm the type of reader that hates to leave a story unfinished whether I'm enjoying it or not. I'll even skim to the end to find out how the story wraps up, if I must, but I can't put a book away until I know how it ends. I was tempted to skim through this story. The first 25%-30% or so was hard to take. It switches back and forth between the hero's peaceful homesteading life and the heroine's nightmarish abduction and multiple graphic rape sc...more
Morgan: Read, Eat, Dream

I guess the best place to start is at the beginning…

The first 30% of this book was really hard to read. The authors switch back and forth between the two characters, Lance and Brooklyn. The reason it was hard to read was because one half was slow and unexciting (Lance) and the other half was gruesome and appalling (Brooklyn). Lance lives out in the middle of nowhere in a cabin in the woods. The first part of the b...more
OK, it is gonna be hard for me to review this book. Don't get me wrong I liked it. It's just I don't know. Ok, let me try to explain. This came across as a Dark Read when I read the synopsis. And it was, kinda. Let me try again. It started off as a Dark Read and as for the Dark read part it was GREAT!! The places the beginning of this book took Brooklyn was down right as bad as bad could get. I'm I held my breath at times wondering how this poor woman endured all that she was put threw. The men...more
Lisa Vaughn
First off I have to say I'm not much of a 'fiction' lover, I'm usually only into memoirs or biographies - but I have to say, the cover is what caught my eye on this one. And after seeing the promo's on twitter, I thought I'd give it a shot.
I found myself intrigued and caught up in the story-line from the get go. Yes, it does have its brutal parts, but that is a vital part of the story, and sadly, part of reality sometimes, as 'real life ain't always pretty' - we all know that. But love shines t...more
I admit, I stopped reading this book after three chapters. It was so gruesome and disturbing, so I removed it from my Kindle. But the next morning I put it back on my Kindle because I had to know what happened to Brook. And I'm happy to report that I'm so glad I continued on. After those first brutal chapters, what remained was a sweet, tender romance with a beautiful HEA. Lance was the sweetest, kindest hero with the perfect amount of angst and beautiful devotion to our heroine. This story has...more
Recommended by a book buddy and I have to say initially I thought wow does my buddy not like me what is she doing to me lol.

I had so many moments where I nearly stopped reading this book not because I didn’t like it but because I thought I was having a panic attack and struggling to breathe HONESTLY.

This story certainly drew me in consumed all my thoughts, my kindle hit the sofa so many times in my anger at what Brooklyn had to endure.

It has taken me three days to start another book as I could...more
This book is not for the faint-of-hearts.

** Spoiler Alert **

The heroine got abducted, constrained and raped by a group of 3 man. She escaped and was rescued by Lance, a man who lived like a hermit on that mountain. They became lovers while trapped by the snow uphill, but she eventurally had to go back to her husband. The story ends happily by (view spoiler)

The story was told from two POVs, L...more
I forgot that I had this one on my kindle for a long time...and decided to read it after I saw an ad for it...oh yeah, there was a reason I took my time reading it...brutal rape and an unbelievable douche of a husband.
Brook and Lance together was the only sane part of this book and yet it was slightly cheesy in a romantic serial kind of way...but the graphic rape scenes and descriptions were at times hard to stomach (even though I love a dark romance, this was not one in my opinion).
The responsi...more
Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
This book was extremely original.... It seems like something that could possibly happen... And I would hope after someone having suffered so badly, they would find an HEA. I read some comments about the brutal rape scenes and them being too much... I think they were written spot on, and probably not near as bad as they truly are. Don't let those comments deter you from an original story. They are somewhat descriptive but most books describe much more when it's consensual....
I can't say I loved reading this book. I liked it and enjoyed the story. I just couldn't come to terms with what Brooke went through and the outcome of the story. I know everyone heals in different ways, but found the end hard to believe with what she endured. About 67% into the book I had to throw my kindle down and walk away. I really was afraid for Brooke. Overall a good read. Going to read the alternate ending now!!
I had trouble with this one and the violence at the begining. But worth making it through. thank god the author wrote an alternate ending! The alternate ending was great so you have to get both if you are going to take the time to read this one. Just be warned that this book is intense and not for everyone. But the love story at the end is worth it when you read the alternate ending.
Erik Nelson
Jan 20, 2014 Erik Nelson rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
A woman named Brook seems to have everything she wants and doesn't seem to have any obstacles in her life. But one day, she is finally hit with reality; life isn't fair. However, this dose of reality is something that no one should ever experience. She becomes the victim of not only a kidnapping but of physical torture. The author; Wodke Hawkinson describes the torture in great and brutal detail. In fact, it's so detailed that while you're reading it, you can probably picture almost everything t...more
Zakirrah BookBlogger
Ooohhh this sounds good! :DD

I am so confused with all these mixed reviews ahhhhhh :'(
Second chance

I read Zeke and it was indifferent... I read this book thinking to give the author a second chance based on the reviews and again I'm indifferent. Is it dark? Some of it, very, most of it, no. The h went through some horrible crap to be sure and it is explained in exacting, though repetitive, detail. However, a few sordid scenes does not a dark book make. The lovey dovey far exceeds the bad and I'm getting really annoyed with authors advertising a dark book with all sorts of warning...more
Amazing storyline!! Really enjoyed reading this
Oct 16, 2012 Glass rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012, wtf
Started good, finished really bad...
Betrayed started out of the gate strong! Sketchy, dilapidated neighborhood, flashy expensive car with a rich beautiful woman driving the streets alone read like a recipe for disaster and I was hooked! I knew from the get go hubby was up to something. The first few chapters were crazy brutal. Rape, gang rape, and more rape. I had no idea how Brook was going to survive and very little hope that there was going to be a happy ending. I was honestly LOVING every sick moment. Lance was an enigma. Obvi...more
[spoilers ahead]!!!

I wanted so badly to love this book I really did.
First off this book started off well with good potential but I got extremely annoyed at the fact that the rape Brook endured was described with such detail and then when herself and Lance FINALLY! fell into bed with each other their love making was glazed over as described in a mere of one bloody page! Eh hello? what happened there? I was waiting for some really good detail describing his sexy out doorsy body but instead got:
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