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Nell, an out-of-work professional submissive, is desperate to find a job when she meets handsome film star Jeremy Gray at the restaurant where she works. He says he needs a personal assistant, but the work contract he shows her details not organizational duties, but sexual ones. Jobless and homeless, Nell agrees to work for him anyway, on the promise that he will pay for h ...more
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Published October 28th 2009 by Loose Id (first published October 27th 2009)
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Loederkoningin
"He was beautiful. No, beautiful was not the word for it. He was godlike, breathtaking, astounding, life-changing. I had never seen a male specimen like this come through the door. He was golden..(..) taut, muscular ass..(..) a sculpted torso and he was tall, with wavy dark hair that framed a classically handsome face. Prominent jaw, and the kind of full, sensuous lips that made me think naughty thoughts. His eyes were set deep and communicated animal sexuality. Even the way he moved reeked of s ...more
~ Becs ~
Not a long review as there are so many here already. I very much enjoyed this one – it’s definitely not for everyone but I, for one, couldn’t put it down.

Nell is a professional sub working in a BDSM club. Jeremy Gray, Hollywood movie star, decides he wants to employ her to pose as his vanilla girlfriend in public and be his submissive to play with in private. He goes about destroying her life, getting her sacked, getting her evicted to put her in a position where she has virtually no choices but
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Spynonu
Apr 26, 2011 Spynonu rated it it was ok
Shelves: own-it, amazon
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Pam Godwin
I’m in love with Jeremy Gray, the unlovable, kinky, unapologetic pervert. There is plenty of psychological plot to reassure you that you aren’t reading out-and-out porn, but let this be a warning: This erotica novel holds nothing back. Lots of paddled flesh, biting clamps, humiliation, swinging friends, and stretched orifices. And wholelotta tears.

Normally, a sobbing heroine chases me far far away, but the story and the writing are Bea-U-tiful! Nell might cry a lot but her inner strength and he
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Mar 01, 2011 ♆ BookAddict ✒ La Crimson Femme rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Masochists
Recommended to ♆ BookAddict by: Alma (aka Mrs. Rhaw)
My dear friend Alma hated Jeremy Grey, before she fell in love with him. I didn't fall in love with him. He's a stalking psycho. What he did to Nell was totally reprehensible. Yet another anti-hero Ms. Joseph creates whom we are supposed to love and forgive his numerous flaws. I lost count of how many f-ed up things he did to Nell. I think it would have been justice for Nell to die due to his selfish and stupid actions.

It's not that I hated Jeremy, it's more that I couldn't love him. His brand o
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I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com)
This was my first Annabel Joseph novel and I thought it was fantastic! I thought the way their relationship began was most unique--great ramp up to a wonderful story. I loved the relationship that developed between Nell and Jeremy. I loved the stumbles they experienced along the way--as many couples experience, theirs just wasn't the traditional kind of stumbles.

I will definitely be reading more by this author. I just hope they are as intriguing and hot!

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carol
Mar 19, 2012 carol rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Adult BDSM & erotica readers. (Not lite content)
Recommended to carol by: Kim D
Overall by the end I liked the story, but...some of the plot and characters made me fume.

Jeremy has seen and taken a fancy to Nell, so with and through his PA, Kyle, research BDSM club professional submissive, Nell, then put her in impossible situations to destroy her job, tenancy and hopes for her future. This is Jeremy Gray, famous actor, insecure person, louse, spoiled brat, scared to commit to any but himself...oh I disliked him and also Kyle to start. Then they offer Nell a closely worded
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Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.5-4.75 Stars

“Go on,” Jeremy breathed.
I shrugged. “Well it was work, you know? Ultimately the scene was between her and her dom. I was kind of beside the point.”
“Just the facilitator.”
“No, not at all. He was the facilitator. I was only the prop. I was always the prop, the thing people used to get off.”


HOLY FUCK! I missed my kinky stories. I never realized how much I missed them until I picked this up. I was scrolling through all my Kindle books and saw this. I’ve had my eye on this book for a
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Deathbysexiness
A bdsm contractual and complicated relationship between Jeremy Gray (Sir) and Nell (Sub).

I really struggled with rating this one..it was like I had a balance sheet and I wud say: Oh yes, I really liked this, and that and when they did that one...but then he did this and that..and oh no THAT! And what about when he ...? And so on. So yes, people, I settled on a 3. That's right, I'm on the fence with this one, straddling the middle. I REALLY wanted it to be more romantic than it was, but I must be
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ൠSinful
One of my favorite erotic books of the year- This book took me by storm!

If you look for a theme in my reviews, you will recognize I am all about well developed, interesting characters and Comfort Object has that in spades. Jeremy is dark and jaded by his Hollywood experiences. He is used to buying himself some modicum of happiness, all the while steeling his heart for the inevitable disappointment that invariably rules his so called ‘picture perfect life’. An innate Dominant, he uses his BDSM li
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Beate
Aug 14, 2012 Beate rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: menage, erotica, bdsm
I've read a lot of BDSM books, but rarely have I read a book where I wanted the male protagonist to just up and die. And I've rarely read a weaker or more sniveling female protagonist.

Sure, there are all kinds of D/s relationships, but never have a read one this messy or this out of control. Never have I been so pissed off with the heroine like I was with Nell. Never have I wanted a hero to go kill himself like I did Jeremy.

First of all, I rarely flounce when it comes to books, I always have thi
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Alma (aka Mrs. Rhaw)
Feb 15, 2011 Alma (aka Mrs. Rhaw) rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-in-2011
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Roxie
Mar 06, 2011 Roxie rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, erotic, ebook, bdsm
I'm still somewhat conflicted about Comfort Object, and my 3 star rating reflects that.

On one hand, I really enjoyed the quality of the writing, the character development, and the tight pacing. I was really impressed with Nell's strength and character. There were a couple of times when I thought she should leave Jeremy, but Nell stuck to her guns.

On the other hand, I disliked Jeremy and his methods to get what he wanted; I think the businesslike relationship was probably the source of most of
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Aestas Book Blog
Dec 02, 2011 Aestas Book Blog rated it did not like it
I tried this cuz someone thought that people who liked Fifty Shades of Grey would like this but I didn't end up liking it. It wasnt the kinkiness that turned me off, it was the degree to which the guy wanted/did cause the girl pain. Both in and out of the bedroom. He was a true sadist. And I'm not judging that lifestyle, it's just not something I can appreciate in books. I mean, he really did fall in love with her and all, but he still beat her a$$ soundly too much for my comfort level. I didn't ...more
Elle
** 3 'UGH NOT FSOG' stars! **

After read some review that 'claimed' somehow Comfort Object like FSOG, I don't think so. Maybe the last name is very common. Like others said this was 2 years before FSOG. Comfort Object is my 2nd read and not my favorite so far.

Nell is a professional and experience submissive before she 'kicked' out from the club where she has worked for five years. In the needs of money, she works as a waitress in a restaurant when the famous actor, Jeremy Gray offer her a job. To
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Jae
Jan 08, 2011 Jae rated it it was amazing
Jae’s Dark Divas Review of this title:

I’ve had a really difficult time trying to figure out what I want to say in this review. You can see from the rating that I thought this book was excellent. Every Annabel Joseph’s book I have read has been so well-written and engaging.

The character development is outstanding. I can see some readers would think Nell is a weak heroine with regard to some of her choices, but they aren’t really looking at her. They are looking at themselves and imagining what
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Amber Rose
Jan 08, 2013 Amber Rose rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm, erotica
Review contains spoilers....

I was his comfort object, and what he asked for, I did.

This is my first Annabel Joseph book. And I must say it sure in the hell will not be the last. I can not wait to devour all of her books.

Nell is working at club Eden as a professional submissive. She finds her self in a position that cost her, her job. Struggling to make ends met, losing everything around her finds her self homeless because of Mr. Gorgeous movie star Jeremy Gray. Jeremy wants Nell to be his fak
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Amy
Mar 03, 2011 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica, bdsm, menage
Be prepared for extreme arousal!!! As far as sex scenes go, this book seems to cover them all with taste!!! I love the way the author actually spells out the entire sex scenes with great detail! You can actually feel the anticipation, fear, arousal & so much more!!! I know some people can't handle reading with the characters using the word or whore, but call me dirty, I didn't mind it one bit as long as it stays in the bedroom!!! I'm also one for dirty talk during sex & I got plenty of t ...more
Saewod Tice
Oct 05, 2011 Saewod Tice rated it it was ok
So, this book got a ton of positive responses which drew me in to give it a try. I was excited to begin this read and I will admit that in the beginning was a bit of a roller coaster. Early on I was intrigued, then a little out of sorts with the Kyle character and his purpose, but then when Jeremy arrives on the scene was captured into this premise once again.

Unfortunately, it didn't do much for me after that.

**** Stop Now If You Don't Want Too Much Detail *******

Jeremy was WAY to mean for my l
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Marulett
Buddy read with Aly

This book is AH-FUCKING-MAZINGGG!!!
I read it in one sit, couldn't put it down...forever in my faves list

Pick it up peeps, you won't regret it :)
Catherine
Let me start by saying that when I review books I always try to keep in mind the hours (and hours!) of effort that it takes to write them. Because of this, I do my best to be constructive in my criticism and praise an author’s skill where it is due. It’s a very rare thing for me to come across a book that I feel has no redeeming qualities at all. Sadly, Comfort Object by Annabel Joseph is that rare example.

The central female character in the book (I can’t even bring myself to use the term “heroi
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Jen
Jul 18, 2012 Jen rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-own
This was a book that once I started I couldn't seem to put it down. It had my emotions going all over the place; which in my opinion is a darn good book!!
It begins with Nell working at a BDSM club and then gets an offer from a man that she doesn't refuse.. It is against club rules to meet anyone outside of the club but Nell does it anyways as she is offered a lot of cash and the man that is asking is very easy on the eyes. Circumstances take place that night and reality kicks in the next day whe
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Tara
You can read this and my other reviews at Pages & Prose

This book moved me. The characters and the growth they each showed was obvious and well written. Since its an erotic novel, explicit language peppered the dialogue and graphic sex scenes happened throughout the story, but, in all honesty I almost skipped over the sex to see what was happening to the characters emotionally.

Comfort Object is the story of Nell, a submissive who does not enjoy pain, but enjoys submitting, and Jeremy, a bonaf
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Xan West
Jan 07, 2016 Xan West rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: do-not-read, nope
This novel is an abuse apologist narrative. It depicts an abusive D/s relationship as both hot and romantic. The following discusses some of the details of that, and therefore needs both a trigger warning and a spoiler warning.

The relationship is overtly coercive from the start; she does not want to enter into it, but is coerced into it by him getting her fired and evicted. The dominant’s carelessness about the submissive’s safety and well-being is a constant aspect of the story. The scene where
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Sharon
Jul 23, 2012 Sharon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
If you are looking for a romantic DOM/SUB relationship forget it, Grey is not a very nice character, in fact he is a control freak, obsessive and possessive with a sadistic streak and a need to push the boundaries to keep his toy and to push the toy away, he is nothing but innovative and creative in his punishments, and much to my own morbid curiosity I could not put this book down, I both loved and detested the characters in the same breath, Grey for his manipulative and selfish traits but at t ...more
Carisa
Nov 19, 2011 Carisa rated it really liked it
It was good I read this book after having read several D/s books before, since this is not the typical D/s story but a relationship between a true sadist and a professional submissive, hardcore all the way. The 4 stars are just for the quality of the writing and the provocative way the author develops the plot and the characters. But it leaves a disturbing taste about it, not a good romantic feeling at all.
HERO is a Performer but his type is not as relevant as his inner need to cause pain as out
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Steelwhisper
Essentially what L. said:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

My main problems were the facile prose, inconsistencies about the plot and the fact that this has little to do with BDSM.

E.g. why would a movie star of such calibre need to engage in such shitty behaviour? Instead of simply hiring an excellent prostitute or callgirl? Why would he not hire good bodyguards? And someone who is blackmailed and strong-armed into a BDSM relationship and contract she doesn't want is definitely not giving
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Susan
Jul 15, 2012 Susan rated it did not like it
Shelves: bdsm
I have read a lot of BDSM books lately. This one is my least favorite by far. Even books about clear S/M aren't as disturbing as the dynamic between the main characters. I read the whole book, but I was uncomfortable and not in a good way all through it. If I could give it zero stars, I would. I don't say this lightly, because I truly respect the time, effort and creativity that an author puts into his/her work. But this book is one I will never recommend.
Delta
Aug 07, 2016 Delta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: BDSM romance fans
4.5 stars
Becca
I have a very strong suspicion that had I read this book over a year ago it would have gotten a very different review from me. It is also possible that this author is skilled enough to convey the subtleties of a dominant/submissive relationship, so that I didn't wallow in anger and outrage at Jeremy's more outrageous behavior. I have had this book for some time now, and kept putting off reading it when I heard there was a lot of pain being dished out. It isn't always easy to like a sadist. ;)

Jer
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Annabel Joseph is a NYT and USA Today bestselling BDSM erotic romance author. She writes mainly contemporary romance, although she has been known to dabble in the medieval and Regency eras. She is recognized for writing emotionally intense BDSM storylines, and strives to create characters that seem real--even flawed--so readers are better able to relate to them.

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