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Beyond the Compound

(Compound #2)

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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  109 ratings  ·  33 reviews
After two months of intensive BDSM training at The Compound, Hailey Davenport is ready to be placed with a Master to whom she will promise complete sensual submission and obedience. Thinking her contract has been purchased by the kind, older gentleman at the auction, she is surprised to be whisked by private jet to the Malibu home of a reclusive movie star.

Ronan Wolfe is
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ebook, 125 pages
Published October 3rd 2014 by Romance Unbound Publishing (first published September 13th 2014)
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
BDSM sexual slavery fantasy lovers, this is the book for you. The Compound is a training ground fantasy come true for those who want to be trained full time in sexual submission. Hailey Davenport knew she was missing something in her life. She wanted that connection with a dominant through her submission. Tired of playing around, her acceptance to The Compound is the first step to finding a Master. The Compound not only trains a submissive, but finds a matching master. For Hailey, she's auctione ...more
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
2.5? Maybe?

I really do like Claire Thompson. I know the rating doesn't reflect that. I like her kink, but even the kink in this seemed bland, divorced of the emotionality I usually find and enjoy about her writing.

This may make me a bit of an anomaly but I find all romance novels to be escapist fantasy, so you can throw any sort of setting or combination at me and I just roll with it. Here we have a movie star and a small town yoga instructor.

Hailey has been training at The Compound for several
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B.E.L.L.A.Mc
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
One of my go-to authors, and I'm never disappointed. I really liked all the characters, especially Hailey and Ronan; he is hot, hot, hot, and gorgeous too. Ronan wants a temporary slave and takes Hailey on a 6 month contract. He is an experienced Dom, while Hailey just finished Sub training.

The writing is tight; the story's interesting enough to have held my attention to the end, and the pace was pretty intense. Don't want to give anything away, but the sex/BDSM scenes are very sensual, and rea
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Marilyn
I love the sexy storyline in this book. A handsome movie star Dom makes arrangements for a lovely, trained submissive to live with him for six months and fulfill his darkest desires. This dominant had some dark desires too. The hardcore BDSM scenes had me riveted. Predicament bondage...wow. And the kitchen scene. I also enjoyed the way the romance developed and the suspense wondering how much a supporting character would play into it. If you like BDSM romance with a masterful Dom and his new sla ...more
Cocktails and Books
Nov 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Beyond The Compound by Claire Thompson was a great read for BDSM lovers. The characters from Ronan an actor who doesn’t want his kink out for the public to know or have to deal with the backlash of a failed relationship acquired a consensual submissive slave that has been well trained by The Compound. The club is high quality and takes the secrecy and lifestyle seriously. Hailey is the submissive that is acquired who has been lacking in her pursuit for a Dom or Master she needs. Both Ronan and H ...more
Heather Young
Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This was my first BDSM novel in the sense it was storyline with a "Slave girl" The Synopsis was intriguing and I am very happy that I read it. The only reason it isn't a 5 star is because there are a few elements that felt forced or brushed over for me. I won't force my opinions onto others. Now saying this, I highly recommend reading.

This isn't a story for the faint of hearts. Intense D/s scenes

Anywho, I digress......

Hailey, "Slave girl Hailey" has been bought for someone for the next
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Barbara
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this BDSM Slave/Master story. I am not a lover of the harsh sadistic storylines one often reads in the genre so I was pleasantly surprised at Ms Thompson unique style of writing in this area.

Beyond the Compound is very well written with characters that just seem to wrap around your heart. From the main two characters, Hailey and Ronan all they down to the company slaves and master like Sam and master Andrew, you can’t help but feel a part of their world and hope for their h
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Raven Kelly
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book Review of “Beyond The Compound” By Claire Thompson

Hailey Davenport has always dreamed of having the perfect Master Dom. Someone who understands her needs, wants, and her desires. Hailey has decided to undergo intensive BDSM training at one of the best BDSM training facilities around. Hailey hopes that she will be matched with the perfect Dom, and when she is, she will sign a six month contract.

Hailey is going to meet the Master Dom of her dreams. Hailey is going to be pushed to her limits a
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KittyLuvr
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I found this book to be extremely enjoyable.
For some reason it seemed almost comforting to me despite the intense BDSM erotic sessions between Master Ronan & his slave Hailey. And again, this comfort angle puzzles me as both the story & sex were intensely hot & the author's writing really drew me into the story & the characters. Perhaps that is why it felt comforting to me: I felt as though I truly understood Hailey in her search for a Master who would hone her submissive abiliti
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B. Koe
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Strong insight into the D/s relationship within a BDSM pairing. WONDERFUL story
As I read “BEYOND THE COMPOUND,” I became incredibly invested in this story of Master Ronan and his Slave-girl Hailey. More so than I initially expected after reading the blurb. It was interesting to see what a full-time BDSM Dominant/Slave relationship could look like, and if the vision of author Claire Thompson is any indicator of that reality, then this reader gets its appeal. In this second book of The Compound Tr
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Jacque
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindleunlimited, bdsm
This is the second book in a series of 3. This can be read as a stand alone but reading the first book will give more insight to this one.

After Hailey's stay at The Compound she is auctioned off to the highest bidder. This book is about her stay with the person who bought her.

I think this series is not quite my kink. Hailey's punishment is to draw blood and that's just a little too much for me. Luckily the author only went down this road once. I like the idea that a Dom has so much insight that
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Gab
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The fairy tale continues!
One Compound trained submissive is sold to a closet Dom. Being a well known movie star the whole transaction is kept firmly under wraps. Their contractual relation begins in a strictly formal, but being penned by Ms Thompson, deeply sensuous way. Both their inherent necessities are met and more than adequately fulfilled.
But of course their arrangement evolves and finally goes sideways, in a predictable direction mind you, when the inevitable happens.
As always Ms Thompso
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Katrina
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Greyling54
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this exploration of the "Master buying a willing slave" fantasy. Hailey has been trained in perfect submission and is bought by Ronan, a movie star she has never heard of. Although both fight their attraction, a relationship builds between them, in large part, because of the M/s relationship and the strict discipline Ronan adheres to. I liked Hailey, both for her submission and for her honesty about things that bothered her. She was not a doormat, but provided the solution t ...more
Kim
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beyond the Compound returns to the training facility for sex slave Hailey's story. I loved the story, the characters chemistry and frequent hot, hot, kinky sex. It is safe sane and consensual BDSM kink fully desired and described in intimate detail. Yummy! Hailey knows what she wants and needs and works to make it happen. I found her smart, strong and likeable. Her Dom is knowledgeable, responsible and caring while being exacting and firm. The plot and transition of their relationship to more th ...more
Dar
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm, 4-star-reads
Hailey and Ronan were perfect together. Both knew what they wanted, and weren’t shy about needing it. Of course, Ronan had to keep it from the world, being an A list actor and all. But even then, you could feel his displeasure with his life. Hailey was the opposite, taking time away from a life she loved to pursue her submission. Ridiculously good chemistry between the two, kinks that lined up perfectly, and an admiration for the other, could only lead to them falling for each other. So they did ...more
Linda
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Thompson has, again, done an amazing job of taking her readers to a "taboo" place for many. I am able to explore and imagine a different lifestyle through her words. Her writing flows, her characters so exposed, you feel you know them, and oftentimes are there with them; voyeuristic-ally watching the "scenes" unfold. I love that Hailey has invited Ronan to escape with her to Vermont. Why, you ask? Read to find out. This movie star's career just might be over.... I am a huge fan! Ms. Thompson ...more
Elizabeth
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hailey and Ronan are the second couple in this series and start out as strict Master and Slave and as Ronan is a famous movie star his privacy and in particular his lifestyle are important to him. When things take a turn for the worse publicly their private takes a turn for the better. Some of the scenes made me cringe a little but the other scenes were lovely. It was great to see how the characters from the Compound have developed and the ending is an ahh moment for sure. Can’t wait to read the ...more
Debbie
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hailey is a trained submissive who received her training at The Compound.  She is brought by Ronan for 6 months. Ronan is a famous actor who is trying to  keep his BDSM lifestyle out of the limelight.  Follow their journey that eventually leads back to The Compound.  It was great to get to see the characters at The Compound again.  Does Ronan and Hailey find that connection they are looking for?  You will just have to buy this book for yourself to follow this amazing journey.  Claire Thompson th ...more
Renee
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Thompson’s books provide wonderful fantasies, but with a realistic turn with the various BDSM practices she depicts. Her Doms are loving and careful of their subs even when they are under contract. The characters are described in a way that makes me see, smell and feel them. This is what a book is supposed to give me when I read. The storyline is great and her writing style makes it easy to read as always. I really enjoyed the ending and am hoping Sam gets his story too.
Monique Hebert
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series just keeps getting better. I love the new characters and theirs stories and how theirs stories intermingle with the characters from the first book. This book is so steamy, it's off the chart hot. I always enjoy a book more when emotions and love exists among the couples. This book not only had great sex scenes but also love and romance too.
Donna
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is such a beautiful read it makes you want to swoon! Hailey is such an amazingly strong woman but has such serenity and grace. Ronan is a truly dominant, sexy but caring alpha male! The connection between them is truly hot 🔥!
This is a glorious tale of love, commitment and finding your place in the world!
MUST READ!
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After reading The Compound and loving it I couldn't resist jumping into this and I'm so glad I did.

This is Ronan and Hailey's story. I loved it. Seriously from start to finish I adored these characters.

This author truly knows how to write a fantastic bdsm story. I found the storyline to be realistic. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
Saskia
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
The second book in the series, but it can be red as a standalone without any problems.

Like with any Claire Thompson book her description of BDSM is amazing, but what I love most about these book is the personal journey of the main characters.

Finding out who you are, what makes you feel happy and fulfilled. Enjoying small things and finding that inner peace.

Garden
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
While I enjoyed this book, the relationship between the characters beyond the Master slave was lacking a bit. While they occupied space, it was hard to see their relationship or his feelings for her outside of the sexual aspect of their relationship.
Lena
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Master Ronan and slave Hailey’s story was really good. Their interaction had so many levels - D/s, lovers and more.
The connection to the Compound as well ger to know new characters gave the story something extra.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
reader
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
BDSM

This BDSM story has a happy ending and that is always a plus. Roman and Hailey are a fine couple!
Braveheart
I’m kind of surprised I even read this. Part of me thinks it was clinical ,
Not emotional and the other part of me has satisfied myself about this life style
Becca
May 28, 2016 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this story more than I thought I would. Having read and enjoyed, The Compound, I was interested in this sequel but not enamored by the Hollywood heartthrob angle. This is definitely one of Claire Thompson's sweeter books and, while well written with a few of her signature hot BDSM scenes, it was a bit too pat for me.
Sinclair
Feb 03, 2015 rated it did not like it
Millionaire porn; straight and unthoughtful, using social power dynamics to stand in for sexual negotiated power dynamics. Some supposed slave training, but it's quite weak and more to do with fame than D/s.
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Claire has been writing for nearly two decades, and has published over 70 novels. She writes BDSM romance and abduction tales, spanning both m/f and m/m genres. She has received numerous awards for her bestselling work, including the NLA-Int’l Pauline Réage Award and the Golden Flogger Award for best BDSM fiction.. Her darker works press the envelope of what is erotic and what can be a sometimes d ...more

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