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Claimed by Pleasure

(Wonderland #2)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  900 ratings  ·  62 reviews
Book 2 in the Wonderland series

Alexi O'Brien is pissed and will stop at nothing to locate her missing twin. When she's abducted into a beautiful and highly sexual world, Alexi is determined to escape and resume her searcheven though the dark and dangerous man who captured her excites her in unimaginable ways.

King Darronn prefers his women submissivehis future queen is
Paperback, 227 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2003)
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Jul 21, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
A good edition to the Wonderland series, but for me, not as hot as the first book. There's still lots of sex in this one, but it's not as adventurous as book #1. This one is a bit more character driven.

Like the first book, this one revolves around a D/S relationship between Alexi and Darronn. Which is not easy for the heroine, Alexi. She's a take charge woman who rebels at the idea of a man having control over her. So part of theme of the book is them finding a compromise between Darronn's need
Mary Gramlich
Oct 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
CLAIMED BY PLEASURE by Jaymie Holland (aka Cheyenne McCray)
10/11 - St. Martin's Press - Paperback, 240 pages

Is anything ever as it seems?

Alexi OBrien is searching for her twin sister, who mysteriously went missing a year ago. The last place Alexi would have thought to look is within an alternate universe found by stepping through the mirror and right into the arms of a man. However, the world she has found herself in apparently is the realm of a pushy, overbearing man, no wait he is a tiger now
it's second in a series. i picked it up because it was free and not because i've read the first in the series.

Alexi is a strong woman and a lawyer, in search of her missing twin sister. what Alexi doesn't know is that her sister is in another dimension living as a queen to a were-tiger who dominates her. her missing sister, Alice, has connected with her inner sub and loves her life - all things that happen in the first book ... but of course Alexi does not know this.

what Alexi does know is that
I really didn't care for this book at all! Everything about the relationship felt forced or based on deception, and I couldn't believe that a relationship could thrive with that, even a BDSM one! The book felt like it was just repeating the events of the first one, and I was somewhat bored with it overall. I'm willing to give the series another chance though, but this one was a total miss for me.
Stephanie  G
3.5 Stars

In the second book of the Wonderland series we meet the King of Spades. Like his older brother Jarronn, Darronn is a tiger shifter and dominate. He believes his mate will be submissive like all other women he's had before but then he's never met a woman like Alexi O'Brien. It's been a year since Alexi last saw her twin sister Alice. She hasn't stopped searching for her and plans to continue looking as soon as she's able to escape the arrogant King who pulled her through a magical mirror
Aug 09, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, fantasy, bdsm
I have mixed feelings about this entire series. One the one hand, the sex is hot and the heroes are strong, manly men. But, on the other hand, most of the heroines are too weak for my taste and the scenarios are a little too forced. I just wish the women had put up more of a fight or at least had a little more dramatic tension.

Its a quick read and I'd probably give it 2.5 stars if I could.
Nov 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pitiful plot, worse characterizations. Don't bother.
Zero stars from me.
Dominique Dembo
Not much of a story lol be didn't really care how this story ended
Raven Kelly
Aug 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Alexi OBrien has never gotten over the loss of losing her twin. Over a year ago Alexis twin Alice vanished without a trace. Alexi has spent countless hours looking for her sister, and to no avail.

Alexi is a sex crazed manic, she loves sex and can not get enough of it. Alexi has even fantasized about being tied up and having a man completely dominate her in the bedroom. However, that is as far as Alexi will go. Alexi had her hear broken by a man that she thought was Mr. Right only to be used and
Oct 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Its been a year since Alexi OBriens twin, Alice, disappeared, but Alexi isnt giving up hope of finding her sister. Even being pulled through a looking glass and finding herself in a magical world doesnt faze Alexi for long. Nothing will take her focus off finding Aliceexcept perhaps the handsome, dominant King Darronn.

Darronn, King of Spades, is used to women submitting to him. Getting Alexis submission, however, will be a challenge; one Darronn revels in accepting. A battle of wills begins
Sep 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Alexi is searching for her sister who mysteriously disappeared a year ago... In much the same way, Alexis also gets abducted into a parallel world and meets the handsome King Darronn...

I liked this one much better than the first book. I liked the hero and the heroine! Alexi wasn't nearly as big of a pushover as her sister (in book 1) and actually had a spine to tell the hero what she wanted and what she didn't want done to her. It seemed more realistic than usual bdsm erotica where the heroine
Ok, I want to say that I wasn't as totally keen on this story as I was with Kir and Jarron's books.

The reason being, is that the whole Dom/sub deal was nearly omitted. I am reading these in the hopes of some hot tie me up hot steam. However, this book is centered around the ball busting sexual harrassment attorney Alexi O' Brien, Alice's sister. It starts a year after Alice as disappeared and she is still making an attempt to find her sister. Little does she know she's on her way that night
April Symes
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review***
It has been several years since I has read the original wonderland King of Spade book but I went back and re-read the book . This revised book is great, love the extra pages and it is just as good as the oginal, if not a little better,

In this book, we get to meet the King of Spades , Darronn and his love interest, Alexi OBrien. Alexi is Alices twin. Alice is the heroine from book 1. Alexi has been looking for her sister for over
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 2 is here!! I'm so excited that these are being re-released closer together!! This book takes place some time after the first one.

Alexi O'Brien is down in the dumps, it's the one year anniversary of her twin, Alice, disappearance. So she and her cousin go out and hit the town. What is supposed to be a way to help forget the pain of losing Alice turns into Alexi's own grand adventure through a magical mirror in her room.

Being pulled through the mirror and staked down into a beautiful
Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Contemporary Paranormal Romance

San Francisco, CA & Tarok

Alexi OBrien will not let anything stop her from finding her missing twin especially as she is pissed. Then she is abducted into a world that is both beautiful and highly sexual. She is also determined to escape and resume her search for her sister. Even if she is excited in unimaginable ways by the dangerous and dark man that has captured her.

King Darronn prefers submissive women especially when they are his. His future queen is
Rachel C.
This book started off very interestingly, but I didn't think it was as good as the first one. I really liked that Alexi maintained her spirited nature throughout, but I had a hard time with the (essentially) play acting in the bedroom... and there was just a little more bedroom than I really wanted in this book, particularly since it was always the same thing, no spice. Because this was the case for me, I actually ended up rapidly skimming the last couple of chapters and completely skipped the ...more
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I must say I'm really liking the new versions of these stories, a lot of the questions and what felt like small gaps are answered. If you haven't read this series before I have to wonder what is seriously wrong with you, but I will let you off easy as long as you read the new version. Alexi is a ball buster, she takes no crap from any man, and seeing as how her twin sister has been gone for a year she's starting to feel helpless and she doesn't like it one bit so when she's pulled through the ...more
Jul 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alexi lost her sister a year ago, when she disappeared after finding her fiance cheating on her with their landlord and another man. Her friends have encouraged her to give up looking for her twin, Alice, but Alexi refuses to give up. On the anniversary of Alice's disappearance, Alexi and her cousin go out drinking.

When Alexi returns home, she finds a mysterious looking glass in her bedroom. Curious, she touches the looking glass, and is startled when Darronn, King of Spades pulls her through
Mar 14, 2012 rated it liked it

I am not really sure what to think about this book. I have not read the complete series and as a matter of fact this is the only book I read from the series. So I can only review what I have read and well frankly the book seemed to have no plot, no real drama, very little action by way of battles and fights but all action by way of sex. I honestly would not even be able to describe any of the characters in the book. I may be able to remember a hair color and maybe eye colors but the physical
Steven Allen
This is a quick read from a genre that I ship a lot (particularly to the east coast) on Paper Back Swap. Lots of graphic sex, fairly mild and unimaginative BDSM (more like 50 Shades of Gray BS than actual sex within the lifestyle), and a little lesbian play are all in this book. The magic use was not particularly imaginative and rather trite uses of magic (only used to restrain his victim, rather than actually doing it by hand). The book is full of the usual tropes assigned to such books in this ...more
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Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I liked the 2nd book considerably more than the first in the series "King of Hearts". The lead character is much more headstrong and really stand toe to toe with the her King. I really liked that Alexi was Alice's twin. (Leading lady from the first book.)It felt like the author was really acknowledging the bond that would be there and tying up the loose ends nicely.

This book succeeded in having a few comical scenes and yes the sex was still steamy. Of the series, I can comfortably say this
Kate Cardenas
Jun 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Alexi O'Brien is pissed and will stop at nothing to locate her missing twin. Even when Alexi is abducted into a beautiful and highly sensual world, Alexi is determined to escape and resume her search for her sister-even though the dark and dangerous man who captured her excites her in unimaginable ways.

King Darronn prefers his women submissive. His future queen is anything but. Whatever it takes, Darronn intends to convince the fiery and spirited Alexi that her body, heart, and soul belong to
Feb 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Still love this series. There were times I was furious with both characters, times when I wanted to cry, laugh and then go back to murder. I was glad to Darronn saw that making Alexi a complete sub would have broken her spirit. I liked the compromise they came to with her being in his "control" in the bedroom but outside she was more his equal. I am looking forward to reading the next issue with the cousin and brother #3.
Victoria Miller
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I almost didn't read this one because I didn't care much for the first one. However, aside from minor issues, I really enjoyed this. There was more plot and conflict, and the characters were much more likable and relatable. Alexi is a fantastic heroine and it was an absolute joy reading her reactions to, well, everything. She was realistic and true to herself. And Darronn is all alpha, totally dominant, but respectful.
Nov 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, I enjoyed this more than the first in the series, mostly due to Dharron's treatment of Lexi than anything else. His style of kink just suits me more than Jharron's and Alice's. Disliked the beginning where though admittedly he hasn't met her, he has chosen his mate and holds her card in his hand while asking another woman to suck him off, but this is the only part which I truly disliked about it. Everything else, particularly Alexi's spunk makes for a fun read.
Nov 14, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

I liked the fiery Alexis better than the first character Alice, it was an entertaining light hot read but like other books I have read in this genre I find it starts to be the same thing over and over again. That being said I am still looking forward to reading the 3rd book because of how this one ended.
Jan 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotic-fantasy
i really enjoyed Alexis 's style of ball busting and face punching. She quite realistically fought her kidnapper and got very pissed when she found that he had lied. All this suited her character well.
I am enjoying this series, the sex is amazing, love the kings of tarok so far. Will be reading the next one soon.
Scooper Speaks
Nov 15, 2011 rated it did not like it
Could not get over the hero getting head in the prologue while he chose his mate. It didn't magically make the selection more relevant, just gave him pleasure. I'm not sure that I'm a fan of erotic romances with heavy bondage themes. Erotica with bondage, fine. Love which could have been confused with lust...not so much. I won't be reading more. :(
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Cheyenne McCray is an award winning, New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author who is a rare native Arizonan but refuses to be put behind glass as an endangered species.

In her spare time she loves to torture characterswhether theyre misbehaving or notand kill off deserving individuals. She also totally gets off on blowing things up. All fictionally, of course. Shed rather chew glass than

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