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Drowning in Rapture

(Rapture #1)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  1,306 ratings  ·  170 reviews
I didn’t plan to become a stripper who performs live sex shows.
But that’s what happened. It’s what I do, and I’m good at it.

I was going to go on and do something with my life. I was going to be something more than just a piece of ass.
But that’s not how it worked it out.

Men don’t control me. Not anymore. Not until my best friend left and he came into my life.

I don’t wa
Kindle Edition, 131 pages
Published January 26th 2014 by Megan D. Martin
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Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
Drowning In Rapture is the first novella in the Rapture Trilogy

Sometimes you have to do bad things to get what you want.

Jewel/Julia is a stripper, her blue hair and tatted up body bring the club she works for a lot of business. She never thought she'd drop as low as she has, performing live sex show isn't something she's proud of. But with an ailing grandmother, she doesn't have much of a choice.

Enter the Ripper, the first time she heard his name she wanted to laugh, because who in the world
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Drowning in Rapture (Rapture #1)
Author – Megan D. Martin
Publication Date – February 1, 2014
Type – Part of Series??
Genre – Romance
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

I had just finished up Megan’s book Alive and I couldn’t stop singing its’ praises when lo’ and behold…she sends me a message asking if I would mind reading and reviewing her next release.  Mind?? Mind?? What do you think??  I fucking jumped on the chance to read her book and

*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
2.5--Creepy Cole--Stars!

Warning: This Probably Contains Spoilers

I'm sorry but this book made no sense to me at all. I get that it's book one of a trilogy but still. I didn't connect with the story or the characters.

And bottomline Cole aka The Ripper was a CREEP!

Julia....aka Jewel is a stripper.

She became a stripper because "my dad kicked me out of the house for fucking my ex-boyfriend's best friend on the lawn while I was the middle of the day."

I guess no one else was hiring.

Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4 Holy shit that was hot Stars

Sometimes you have to do bad things to get what you want.

First, let's have a moment of silence for my poor ovaries, please. They put up a good fight, but somewhere around the 16% they spontaneously cumbusted.

Needless to say this book was HOT. But I think you already got that, so let's move on.

That poor vibrating and over-caffeinated pussy in the gif? That would be me, because I stayed up until the butt crack of dawn to finish this book. So let me warn you now, thi
Eda** # Dax Lahn's Golden Tigress  #


Because I love reading about stalker psychos and strippers.

** 3-3.5 “only me” STARS **

“You know why they call me the Ripper? (...) Because I rip women's hearts out. I break them. And then I leave.”

“Then it's a good thing I'm heartless.”


Disturbing, yet not. Cheesy, yet not. Unoriginal, yet not.

OVERALL: Love the twisted eroticism.
Geri Reads
2.7 to 3 stars!

I'm in the minority again...*sigh*

I was excited to read this book because the blurb sounded really interesting and I'm looking forward to reading about an unconventional heroine. While I did enjoy the book, there were aspects of it that I just couldn't connect with. But before I get to that, let me get to what I actually liked about it.

One. The story as whole. This is why I took a chance when I was offered an ARC by the author because I loved the whole set-up. Jules/Jewel is a str
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
2.5 "SLUTTY" Stars.

Julia is a stripper who dresses up as a mermaid and has sex with her gay BFF in front of people for a ton of money. Her gay BFF is moving with his boyfriend to New York so Julia will have to "perform" with someone else.

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Enter Cole/Ripper. He's hot and mysterious and Julia doesn't know him from shit but he has sex with her and she starts falling for him. BAM!

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Honestly she is mainly in love with his cock.

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While the plot twist was very predictable some of the other information j
Jan 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Wendy'sThoughts by: Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
4 What the Hell, Really and That was Different Stars
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Wow ... that was a different read...I thought one thing... and then I thought I knew exactly how this was going to play out.

I thought the lead was just going to roll over and love the guy.... be happy to have him save her etc. Well, Ms. Megan Martin showed me a thing or two.

Now I am hooked to see what will happen next... and see what our little firecracker has up her sleeve... because I was left with a cliffhanger...
And just in case yo
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
He was a complete douche for 100% of the book. Didn't feel their connection and didn't particularly like the heroine either.

BUT, the writing was good.
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: shortie, erotica, 2, freebie
2.5 stars
“The body is just a tool with base needs.”

Drowning in Rapture was a good read, but not really the story for me. Cole and Julia's story was a unusual at best, I didn't know whether to be turned on or off. I dug Julia's life, how she lived life to the fullest, did what she wanted and had no care what anyone thought, her job's were tastefully erotic, until she gains the attention of the Ripper. When he came on the scene it was hot but in a creepy way. Usually I can think outside the bo
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★

I just re-read this for the second time tonight.. And it left me with a big WTF?

So, we have a 23 year old Julia that is some high class stripper who also fukks her co-workers for ten thousand dollars for an hour..while a bunch of rich weird fkkers watch.. Julia was raised by her dad.. ON A FARM.. and when she graduated high school he bought her a pair of tits.. no I am not kidding! But then turns around and daddy kicks her out for having sex on the front lawn.. UM OKAY?

So you bought her some boo
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 OOOhhhh this was SO GOOOOOOOOOD STARS!!
I Can't get that "I'm in Love with a Stripper" song outta my head =0D

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This was Hot, Smokin’ HOT!

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I was hooked from the beginning Jewel was so different to me compared to other character’s I’ve read. Jewel was real she owned it and by not trying to hide who she was and what she did I respected her for that..

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And the Ripper **sigh, swoon, pant** Now that was one Panty Drenching Brooding, Confusing, Demanding SOB.. He was hot & cold the entire time and B
Jul 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Julia’s life wasn’t expected to go this way, but this is how it is. Stripping and Sex. It’s what she is good at. The only thing she thinks she’s good at. But when her bestie and longtime partner decides he’s moving, she’s in for a shock when paired with the mystery new dancer, The Ripper.

Cole “The Ripper” is all sorts of mysterious. As he enters Rapture, as he takes Julie and ultimately as he works his way under her skin. But nothing about Cole is what it seems. Julia has escaped the clutches of
Megan Martin
Oct 27, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
The book is LIVE on amazon!!! **happy dance**


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Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
May have begged for an arc..thank you to Megan Martin for allowing us to read and review for

I LOVED it..BUT WTF? I want MORE!! MORE..MORE..I'm chanting (just so ya know) Full review to follow, possibly with a cliffie
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars
A freebie that has hooked me for now. Whats new right? lol
Julia/Jewels is a stripper. Julia also fucks her gay roommate (also a stripper) in front of a crowd one night a month. They both need the money. When her roommate gets a job offer out of state he leaves her. Julia refuses to go because she is taking care of her grandmother. In walks the mysterious guy they call the ripper. He performs with her. She's confused by this and also turned on.
So the story begins with Cole the ripper w
In WHAT fucking universe is it okay to fall head over heels for a guy who's admitted to (view spoiler) HE IS A FUCKING CREEPER!

Both Cole & Julia need to be bitch slapped with bricks.
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book I can't wait 4 more really liked jewel/Julia she is great but I really wanted 2 fined out more about her an what happened with her family an then u have cole I like him who wouldnt haha but he is hidden loads as well I just wish the book was longer I want more at the end an it left us on a cliffhanger ahhhhhh xxx
m •  the professional fangirl
1,5 " Worst case of cheesy sentences " Star

Alright. It might be unfair of me to call this book THE worst case of tacky -crappy- sentences, but really, let me give you an example and then you might agree with me:

" A soft knock on the door made my pussy clench. "

What? Really?! If I had one thing to say to this woman, it would be this: I truly, honestly, sympathise with you, walking around 24/7 aroused must be terrible. Because that IS exactly what she has to put up with all throughout the book,
Celesha Carillo
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been on cloud 9 since I picked up this baby #DrowingInRapture By #MeganDMartin and I'm just so happy there is three books in this series because I am NOT READY TO LET THIS COUPLE GO. 
This book took me on a crazy ride, it has devoured my life, I went to sleep thinking about it and I would wake up thinking about it. I didn't know what to expect but what I got I could not of asked for more, I would say it has dark elements which had me on the edge, especially the last 10% I was like WH
*2.5 Stars review*

Julia is a 23 year old that works in a club as a Stripper and has aqua-blue hair.


Julia is been getting paid, for the past 2 years to perform and have sexual intercourse with her gay male best-friend. She's decided to get in that industry because she has daddy issues.

Cole is a 34 years old aggressive in your face alpha male. He shows up one day when Julia best friend leaves to New York. He becomes her new partner in the club.

The book didn't start on a good note, especially on
~ Cariad ~
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes, a book we can read in one or two sessions is just what we need!
This one's a great length for that.

I really enjoyed it, there's no cliffy and The Ripper was definitely HAWWWWT!!

Great story, I'm looking forward to book two!


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Jade Eby
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot Damn this book was a quick, sexy ride. Will review after I've had time to process.

ETA: This is a book that is hard to forget. Weeks later, I'm still thinking of little things from the book wondering about the main character, the love interest, the world Megan built in this novel.

All I can say is that if you like STEAMY, dark reads, this is one you HAVE to check out. Not only is the writing fabulous, but Megan just has a way of creating feisty female leads that have me rooting for them the
Kristen Ollie
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“I want you to fuck me until there’s nothing left of me. Like it’s the last time you’ll ever fuck anyone.”
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I started this book because I enjoyed this author's other series. I love how she writes.. Dirty, raw, and gritty. I also love how her heroines aren't your traditional goody two shoes. They are who they are- and they don't apologize. At the start of this book I wasn't sure I was gonna like it.. Then BAM before I knew it I was in too deep. Cole AKA the ripper is one ho
Kim BookJunkie
Another 5 star book, Drowning in Rapture had me enthralled from the start! Right away I could feel the, "Megan D. Martin" style in the writing. There's something about the way Ms. Martin writes that feels genuine; it felt almost like I was reading about 2 real people rather than fictional characters. In addition, Martin is so skilled that I could almost SEE the main characters in my mind while reading. As is also typical, Ms. Martin has created another intriguing cast of characters whose lives a ...more
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So yuh girl took a break from another book and hopped on to this one. The cover caught my attention.
And I just have to say well done! The book was very descriptive and detailed in EVERY notion, from the stripping to the sex, to the surroundings.
I don't even think I can talk about this book without spoiling it for the next reader to be honest!
Cole is just YUMMY inna not so nice kind of way! His confession in the end had me weak its like WTF are you serious and this girls' entire life has been i
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Why Some People Didn't love This ?
Cause I Love it So Muchhh
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Tara  TUG
Jan 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who ever said you needed a full length novel to have a story should pick this book up. Wow it really packs a punch for as short as it is. I was intrigued with the story and once Ripper was introduced I couldn't put the book down. The scenes were hot and my only complaint would be to short. I wanted more Cole in every aspect. I cant wait to continue this series as the ending left me with wanting more and wanting it right now.
★ Belle The Bibliophile ★

I really liked this novella, despite it's fucked-up ness and weirdness. I have nothing to say really, except the fact that Cole reminded me so much of Christian Grey, what with his stalker-ish behavior and everything. And as everyone knows I hate Christian but I'll tolerate Cole because I want to see what Julia will do. Moving on to the second book.
Habiba Hasabo
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down. I loved the characters, and the mysetry. I already love Julia. She was right to leave Cole. He was awesome with his few asshole moments throughout the book, but the end? He is a total jerk!!! She had the right to leave.
I didn't like Vic very much. He feels off to me.
I guess I will have surprises along the way. Can't wait.
Part 2 ----- Here I come
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Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student, editor, and history lover.
In her spare time Megan plays video games with her incredibly sweet son, buys fish for her many fish tanks, and has long talks with Gandaldore (the little writing wizard that sits on her desk.) She is well known for losing her keys and has more than one nerdy tattoo.
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