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Enslave: Beauty Tames the Beast

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  525 Ratings  ·  48 Reviews
A desperate beauty enslaved . . .

Nadia Bessonova's career-criminal father has deadly enemies--and to save him, his devoted daughter is willing to make a bargain with the devil himself. She will surrender completely, body and spirit, to the dangerous Dominic Luder, and submit to his every whim.

A tormented beast enthralled . . .

Haunted by inner demons and hiding away in his
Paperback, 243 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by Avon Red (first published September 21st 2009)
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Judy (Geeky Reading)
Sep 08, 2012 Judy (Geeky Reading) rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, favorites
[Also available on my blog.]

I’m a little embarrassed to admit how much I liked this book. I try not to hold erotic or adult romance books on too high a level, mainly because I’m usually not very impressed with them. They usually have the characters jumping into things too quickly, or not very enticing characters, or not enough chemistry. They’re not usually very amazingly written stories. But sometimes I get surprised, and this book surprised me.

Now, I’m not saying that this book was amazing
Thanh Tran
Another version of beauty & the beast. The beast - Dominic Luder, a protagonist with a dark and tortured past filled with self doubt issues. Beauty - Nadia, self sacrificed to save her father from Dominic's wrath when he stole Dom's 1958 'rose' Ferrari, Nadia became his prisoner until the problem can be resolved. Fairytale modernization - quick read with little depth to the characters. Dominic had potential but author didn't delve more into his thoughts. 3.5 stars - rounding it off to a 4.
Jill Myles
Feb 01, 2011 Jill Myles rated it really liked it
I'm not sure what I think of this one. I bought it because I was expecting an erotic retelling of B&B. What I got was Russian crime families, an angry bisexual sister, and an oddly sweet romance between the hero and heroine. It was a good read for the $1.99 sale price I bought it at, though, and I don't regret reading it, but I'm not...blown away, either? I guess because my expectations were very different. Still a good read, though.
Not a big fan: I found the characters lacking in substance and chemistry, and a little contrived.. I did think the plot had promise though, even if I didn't particularly like this Beauty & Beast retelling..
I also felt like a lot of the story revolved around Nadia (Beauty)'s sister Jelena discovering sex.. I wish the author would have spent more time building the main characters, who ended up feeling flat, and in whom I felt utterly uninvolved..
Jul 19, 2013 Susan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 50 shades of grey fans, I guess. But rather for noone.
LAWD what a pile of shit, I'm almost ashamed to put it on my booklist, but it's perfect for nightshifts when you have nothing better to do at 2 a.m.

EDIT: I wasn't able to finish it, it's just plain too bad. I'll need some real books to flush out this dross from my circuits.
Jul 01, 2013 Mims rated it liked it
It's about as well written as 50 shades, but it is pleasantly mindless brain candy.
Jul 21, 2013 Shantie rated it really liked it
HOT Book. I had to pray after reading it. LOL
I found this book amazing. While I'm sure there were flaws within the writing, I can't readily think of any. As for plot and characters, the author does a fantastic job blending the original tale of Beauty and the Beast with this modern version.

The Plot:
Almost everyone knows the original tale... Self-sacrificing Beauty agrees to become the Beasts prisoner after her father steals a rose from him. Once there she begins to see the gentler side of the Beast and begins to fall in love. Missing her fa
Jane Stewart
Sep 28, 2010 Jane Stewart rated it it was ok
I didn’t care for the characters. They weren’t interesting. There were a lot of sex scenes, but they lacked emotional draw.

I wasn’t thrilled. I wasn’t drawn to the characters. The story was ok but could have used more depth. There were many sex scenes which were ok, but I wasn’t drawn in emotionally. There was one event which didn’t make sense to me. Dominic and Nadia like and enjoy each other, but he decides to return her to her home. This causes Nadia to feel rejected. He en
May 08, 2011 Alisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, bdsm, 2011
ok.. where to start...
Nadia is a self sacrificer... she sacrifices her happiness, herself, her body, and almost her soul for her family. As her father is an ass and continues to put her in these positions, she once again sacrifices herself to a man whom is so brutal, so mysterious and scary that it is too much for her sister Jelena whom is the oldest and although has never realized what it is exactly that her sister Nadia has given for their family, she has an idea now.. when Nadia places hersel
Feb 11, 2017 Vonnie rated it liked it
This was a modern, erotic retelling of Beauty and the Beast. When her father stole the Rose from the Beast, Nadia sacrificed herself by going with the Dominic in order to protect her family. Dominic was a dangerous man who had suffered a violent attack that left him scarred. Now that he had Nadia, what little else can Dominic do but to turn her into his sex slave?

I had very mixed feelings about this one. The story started off strong but then it began to weaken for me. The characters were not dev
Nov 12, 2012 Deanne rated it liked it
I was here in Good Reads looking up books based on my favorite fairy tale Beauty and the Beast and this seems to be one of them , the summary was alright so when my kobo offered this book as one of the free downloads that week I simply have to have it . At first it was alright the story reminds of the Beauty and Beast classic stories where Beauty had siblings ,and as usual something strange always happen for the beast able to 'abduct' Beauty ..

I like the chemistry between Nadia and Dominic , bu
Amber Brownlow
Mar 03, 2016 Amber Brownlow rated it really liked it
Enslave is a erotic retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Nadia Bessonova becomes Dominic Luder's prisoner to save the faith of her father. Little does she know when she makes the choice to leave with Dominic that he will end up introducing her to the most unbelievable pleasure of her life. Nobody can understand how Nadia could be in love with a beast and how Dominic could love at all. Nadia's family and Dominic's past will force them to fight for what they truly want.

Enslave is a book that I had b
Dec 16, 2009 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
I was so excited to read this book. What a great premise of bringing the old fairy tales to the modern world, and very believable, too. Now, I knew going in that it was going to be explicit, but that was okay. But I have to say that I was so disappointed. Be warned: it is only about 250 pages long, and most of those are spent on the older sister discovering she is a nympho very precise detail. There was so much possibility in the story of Nadia and Dominic that was never fleshed out ...more
Nadia's father steals Dominic's Ferrari. When Dominic comes looking for repayment for the theft, Nadia sacrifices herself to protect her family. A loose plot connects the sexual exploits of Nadia and Dominic, and her sister Jelena. There was a lot of sex, it wasn't creative or super hot, just a lot of it. Jelena's journey was more interesting because she grew a back bone and stood up for herself. Jelena was a Russian mail order bride, afraid of making the wrong move least her husband gets angry ...more
Jan 14, 2014 Julie rated it did not like it
This book was kind of disgusting. The relationship between Dominic and Nadia was NOT healthy, even for an erotic romance--with a big emphasis on "erotic". Their "relationship", which was really just sex and domination, made no sense. Another thing that made no sense was Nadia's sister (view spoiler) ...more
Jul 01, 2014 Katie rated it it was ok
Shelves: retellings
I was sorely disappointed in this book. It started out great - a unique twist on Beauty and the Beast, with some very hot sex scenes. Good erotic fiction - a grown up retelling of the fairy tale. However, after the hallway scene (yes, that one), the book started falling flat.
You can't start with the hot and heavy and then wimp out and go to lovey-dovey romance, oh let's have sex.
Throw in a couple of gratuitous lesbian scenes and I got to the point that I was skimming the book to see how it woul
Aug 17, 2011 Kristine rated it really liked it
Shelves: amazon-reviewed
Enslave: The Taming of the Beast by Cathy Yardley, a Kindle book I began reading on September 17th. It was a lazy day and I figured I could at least see what fairy tale erotica read like.

The telling of this story was surprisingly rich and detailed, even if it was a modernized and sexed-up version of Beauty and the Beast. Somehow, Beauty being Nadia, the youngest of three impoverished Ukrainian immigrant sisters and Beast being Dominic, a tortured larger-than-life Vegas mob member kinda worked fo
Stephanie Ziegler
Aug 21, 2012 Stephanie Ziegler rated it really liked it
Recommended to Stephanie by: I paid for this book
Shelves: favorites, i-bought
Fun and easy quick read! If only there were more books by Yardley with other fairy tale characters. Yardley uses the story of Beauty and the Beast and sets it in modern-day Las Vegas. She uses prostitution, power, mafia ties and sex to draw the reader in. Definitely a book for the lady that needs to make her own foreplay. The only reason to set the book down is a romp in the hay.

If you don’t believe me, check it out for yourself!

Until next time, take life one page at a time!
Dec 17, 2012 Nazarea rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads
I'm a fan of Beauty and the Beast retellings. (Ok, any retelling). I think if I weren't this would have a slightly lower rating. I felt like the relationship--which is the heart of this fairytale) was bypassed for sex. I'm not opposed to sex, but I would like to see something beyond that. As it was, Jalena had more emotional growth as a character than Nadia. So it was slightly disappointing. Good writing and characters, overall, and the take was unique so props for that.
Jul 29, 2014 Ivy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was a quick read in which i really did wish the writer did more with the characters. I liked the transition of the older sister but it fell a bit flat with Nadia and Dominic. There could have been more depth to their relationship like ok sex is good what else? i picked up the book on the bargain shelf at Barnes and nobles and it seemed interesting enough. It's a book I'd recommend if your bored or stuck on what series to read next.
Magg {Morgan} Paukner
Dec 13, 2015 Magg {Morgan} Paukner rated it it was amazing
I know that lots of people didn't like this book while lots of people did. It seems that the people who read this book either like it or don't. Personally, I loved this. I always have a book like this somewhere close as these reads are just sometimes a necessity. For what it is, it's an awesome, quick read.
Apr 14, 2014 Debra rated it it was ok
It was okay..not worth the 9.95 I spent on it..this is the re telling of Beauty and the Beast and the story follows like all the rest of that type of books (which lately I have read alot like this back to back)But anyway I'm doing the 2015 book challenge and this is Book with antonyms. One book down 49 to go. I will say any one who like the retelling this is a good one.
Oct 12, 2015 Nursejodi36 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I debated on what rating to give this book. The main couple of this book was just "meh". The secondary characters were horrid. Most of which, were the heroine's family. They were greedy, psycho criminals and I felt like the heroine was an idiot for not coming to that realization until the end of the book. I wouldn't recommend this one. Ugh.
May 30, 2012 Christina rated it it was ok
This Beauty and the Beast remake had all the expected characters and plot twists and even though it was an enjoyable light read, it was too short to delve very deeply into the pasts of these characters. Both characters come from dark pasts and it could have been a very good book if there had been more development.
Jul 22, 2013 Nicky rated it liked it
I really liked Nadia and Dominic as a couple. This would have been 4 stars if it weren't for Jelena. I didn't care for her at all. She's too badly damaged. Hopefully she'll get her happy ending, but she may be too far gone. The things she did were inexcusable, no matter her craziness. That whole family was messed up.

Mar 27, 2014 Jo rated it liked it
Finished this in about 2 hours. It was a very entertaining read, and I enjoyed all the scenes between Nadia and Dominic, but I pretty much skipped through the ones with Jelena, Nadia's older sister. As entertaining as this novel was, it was very predictable, to the point that it was a fluffy romance with decent writing and BDSM elements thrown in. I'd recommend it for a fun, sexy, bedtime story.
Amber Mercer
Oct 28, 2012 Amber Mercer rated it liked it
I thought this book was super hot..definetly turned me It is a xxx, modernized version of beauty and the beast..thought the story was a little lacking but the sex seens were defintly not!!! Woooo need a cold shower af this one. ;)
Oct 05, 2011 Sara rated it really liked it
I liked this- it was cheesy and smutty, but it must have been good if I read the entire thing in an evening. There is no way I would pay to read this though, but when you find it for free, it's irresistable.
Aug 14, 2011 Fairyposs rated it really liked it
More like 3.5. I do like the Beauty & the Beast theme, but wasn't sure I'd enjoy the book due to the iffy reviews. The B&B theme was strong and familiar, however - in my opinion - Nadia's sister Jelena stole the show, especially with the surprise ending.
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