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3.36  ·  Rating details ·  213 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Kendall Tremaine is content with her life. Sure, she is still haunted by the ghosts of a dark past, still searching for redemption from selfish actions. But she wakes each morning, hoping it is just around the corner. Until a trip to Spain turns her life upside down. She is sold as a sex slave. To a devastatingly handsome–and dangerous—billionaire. A billionaire who is mor ...more
ebook, 132 pages
Published June 8th 2014 by Novel Mind Books (first published May 28th 2014)
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Oct 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of "lighter" Slave/Captive stories
For a quick, smutty, short-story to pass time between other books, this wasn't bad. What it isn't, is a full-length novel with a well-developed plot or characters. Nor is it hardcore dark erotica. So, if that is what you're looking for, you won't find it here.

For being such a short read, I did think the story was done pretty well in comparison to other stand-alone short-stories/novellas. As with most stand-alone shorts, the storyline progresses at a breakneck speed. Similarly, the story isn't lo
Holly Blackstone
Jul 27, 2014 rated it did not like it
**WARNING!** Contains spoilers...

The premise was absurd - poor virginal erotica (?!?!) author signs up for billionaire matchmaking service (again, WHAT?). She is keeping her virginity for her rich husband because she has nothing else to give him, (Huh?), but decides to fly to a foreign country to go on a 'date' with one of the services' billionaires. It doesn't make any kind of sense...

First off... what that heck does a virgin have to offer in the way of erotica/romance (she admits she's never b
'Q' aka CoCo
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
Not dark

Completely misleading.
She's not really sold as a sex slave and the guy that "bought" her isn't the dark monster he's advertised to be. I was pretty let down by the whole story... Not only was the whole thing cheesy with ridiculous dialogue, the sex scenes weren't even hot. It has "dark romance" in the title and outside of two light BDSM scenes, there's nothing remotely close to dark in this book. Two stars because it wasn't horrible but I can't justify more than that.
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
It wanted to be a dark romance so badly, but didn't quite make it.
Jasmine Roman
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Erotica Lovers
Recommended to Jasmine by: Tawny Taylor
Oh boy this book is everything that the title tells you it's RAW Kendall is as broken as Kace is and he doesn't even know it when he buys her. She's suffered something no one should ever go through I cried after herring that. I can't believe how she got there and who did it I would go nuts I guess I can understand it if Kendall can she gets off in things she would have never believed she would like. She was literally striped Raw. Kace on the other hand is a monster and I don't like him much when ...more
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dark
The characters were just so empty... There was zero depth to them, and the insta-love didn't even make sense. I went into this book excited; I adore the dark, twisted reads, but I was greatly disappointed :(
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica
Unfortunately this story lacked heat, believability or connection. This was not a dark romance for me even though it had potential - perhaps more work was needed in the build up
Jun 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Ahm, not dark at all....
Short, light read but okay for a little something in between Books.
Cerys Lys
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully Raw

This was a wonderfully exciting dark romance. I really enjoyed it!

The premise was interesting. I've read similar before, but nothing quite like this. Badgered by her friend, Kendall reluctantly signs up for a matchmaking service catering to the excessively wealthy. Presumably they're looking for a wife, but that's not quite the actuality of it. Generally they're more in the market for a fling, or...

Well, then Kace comes into play. He's a Spanish billionaire who knows no bounds. He
Sep 10, 2014 rated it did not like it
Dark? The only thing dark about this book was my humor after reading it. This is not a dark romance, this is an " I hope the rolling in my eyes doesn't kill me" kind of romance.

The book starts with a description of the heroine (height, weight, age...). If it would have started with a description of her IQ and personality I would have been running far from this book faster than Speedy Gonzalez.

Our heroine is a virgin erotica writer, who decides to go on blind date with a billionaire a continen
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
Raw? What is raw? This book should have been called the heroine's brain? It starts out all right then quickly nose dives into the ridiculous. She goes from unwilling captive to begging for torture in the time it takes to complete one slow dance. What's dumber is the reference to the ribbon at the end. Say what?

We can't forget the hero of this debacle. He's dark and is supposedly driven to his actions by something from his past. We never learn what. The actions of the guy's father do
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Tossing between 3 and 4 stars - decided in the end to round it up =) Short erotica novel - A little darker than I normally like to read but well written and parts were really HOT - IMO this would have made a great longer book where you could have gotten to know the characters better.

Recommend: If your looking for a short {{HOT}} Smut to get your fires going -

Not Recomended: If your looking for a believable love story.
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wish it was a full novel

great read got right to the point no bullshit involved with this story line but I would have loved to have read more especially why the male charter was so fucked up
Mar 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Plot pulled me in, but story too short. I couldn't understand the reasons behind the characters thoughts and actions. They fell in love really quick and then it was over. But the story was hot hot hot.
Jennifer McGurk Finn
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was really good I just wished it was longer. Kendall was so sweet & I felt so sorry for the pain & guilt she felt over her sister. Kace was hot & I'm glad he finally realized how much he wanted Kendall. ...more
Jul 05, 2014 rated it liked it
It is fictional!

This is a shorter story, but okay. The premise of being sold isn't appealing, but the characters make it through to a happy ending. That's redeeming.
Jun 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Lots of holes in the story. Could use some work.
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction
A quick read but it includes lots of steamy scenes and a very passionate man, what more could you want?!
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Nothing exciting happens in Tawny Taylor's life, unless you count giving the cat a flea dip--a cat can make some fascinating sounds when immersed chin-deep in insecticide--or chasing after a houseful of upchucking kids during flu season. She doesn't travel the world or employ a staff of personal servants. She's not even built like a runway model. She's just your run-of-the-mill, pleasantly plump D ...more

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