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Devlin Ward was a ruthless man.
A man born among violence with a heavily burdened mind.
He wasn't the sort of man fairy tales were made of, but he was sinfully beautiful, and addictively seductive.
Dark and dangerous, yet utterly alluring.
I’d fooled myself once, only allowing myself to see the beauty in him despite the shadows I’d glimpsed in his eyes.
When that darkness
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Kindle Edition, 255 pages
Published January 12th 2015 by Bethany Bazile
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Pam
4 haunted man stars
"I've done some shitty things, angel. When the day comes, just know I'm the man who loves you. No matter how you feel about me... I love you."



Devlin UnLeashed is a story that I can't go in full detail about, but it is a story worth reading in my opinion, it's a different take on a tale I thought I have read but never really did. Devlin and Julianna's story is told in three parts:
Part One A Monster's Love
Part Two Our Twisted Past
Part Three Love Transcended

...it unfold
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Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySKANKY ⚓️ Steamy Reads
DNF ON-HOLD @ 25%

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I just can't get into this thing...and I'm OCD enough to need it eradicated from my "currently reading" shelf, but not OCD enough to actually finish the damn thing at this time.

I also don't like clutter and figurines.

But I digress.

So I'm putting this "on-hold" to pick up later...

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No really.

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Okay, you're right Zooey.

DNF...

But I'll still put it on my "on-hold" shelf...AKA the DNF on-deck circle...to make myself feel better.
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie


God, I love crazy guys! I have got to tell ya... I really liked this. I mean I had a couple of issues in the beginning (I really hate the cover) but as the story progressed I kinda forgot about them. I'll see if I can remember how to write a review.

And shout out to the author... Please write Tyler's story!
Sleepless Readmore
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
4 UNLEASHING STARS

Devlin & Juliana ♥

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He’d infected me with his poison
incurable by space and time.
Devlin was the virus and the antidote,
and without him,
I existed with a
dull ache in my heart.."
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So I stumbled across this novel. No regrets. I really enjoyed this novel and it's not my first read from Bethany Bazile.
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I was disappointed when it ended .. I wish it had been more longer because I felt it wasn't as thorough. Devlin .. hmm Mr.Ward is quite irresistible! He is a schizophrenic which c
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Wendy'sThoughts
Mar 05, 2015 rated it liked it
3 Pulled in Two Directions * * *

This was something which made me more of an observer than reader. The blurb and idea is on the cryptic and dark side. The man has desires for this woman... and it stems from the past...She does not seem to know this though...She feels his magnetic pull and both of them circle each other knowing what the outcome will be.

A scorching, soul-wrecking, claiming encounter with her feeling a wish for maybe more... Him with an obsession and fight to hold back the demons.
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Olga therebelreader
**SPOILER ALERT **
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.



"The first time I saw her, something inside me called out to her, and she answered that call like she'd been waiting her whole life for it."

This is one of the most erotic, dark, twisted, disturbing books I've ever read!!! It deserves millions of stars! Frustrating, sad, heart wrenching and exhausting as hell ... but in the end loved Devlin and Juliana’s story... Call me twisted!!! This story is dark, tense, absolut
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Katie
Mar 31, 2015 rated it liked it
3 posessivestars

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Here are some thoughts on this book:

-The book started off with a great premise. It sucked me in from the beginning, but ulitmately ended up falling short for me.

-Devlin had the ability to be the ultimate crazed alpha. There is nothing more sexy than a mentally unstable sexy man who leaves you wondering just how far he can push the heroine. But nope. That did not happen with Devlin. He was all bark, and no bite. I was really hoping that the author would play up more with his (view
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Mrs. JesseWard
ARC kindly provided by the authorr, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

~♥~~♥~~♥~3,5 Stars~♥~~♥~~♥~

My first read by this author and I enjoyed it.

It's a gritty dark novel,divided into three parts, but isn’t told in the correct timeline.

Mental illness, steamy scene,violence, kidnapping, rape, betrayal and more secrets.

"My heart only responded to distressful, complicated love"
Natalie The Biblioholic
Despite reading a few reviews before starting this book, I was totally unprepared for the journey I just took.

First off, let me say that this story was beautifully, and most importantly sensitively, written.

The cover was freaking hot!! That cover model (James Joseph according to Bethany Bazile's acknowledgments section) has made an incredibly beautiful picture right there. Lick. Slurp. Yum.

The characters and story were extraordinary. This was one of the first books I've read about mental illnes
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Kitten Mercer
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Heather andrews
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Devlin is cocky and oh so sure of himself, "it's not implied, Julianna. We're going to eff. I just need to know how many of your games I have to play to get there." He comes off as a bad guy but deep down, like 8,000 feet down he cares, "he ran a hand through his hair and looked away. "I needed to know you were okay." Devlin and Julianna go through a lot of ups and downs, actually to me it seemed mainly downs our boy needed help and I think with Julianna by his side he's going to do just fine. I ...more
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*I received an ARC in exchange of an honest review*
Okay, let me put it this way; this is my kind of book. Like, seriously. Where has this author been hiding??? Probably behind my endless to -be-read list. I would rate this higher if I could.
What a dark, but emotional ride. I loved everything about this book. The writing was phenomenal, flawless and skillful. The characters were so well written that I could literally see them moving, feeling, experiencing the story right on my screen. And what de
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Dee
This story had little bits of everything going on. Too much really, with too little explained.

I didn't get the entire captor thing. I think I missed something. If anyone can explain please do. Was there was no huge fall out over her kidnap? Did anyone search for her abductors? Or was it all just glossed over?

The main character 'purportedly' has/had a mental illness but it wasn't illustrated very well and further confused the story, in my humble opinion. It was thrown in Willy Nilly, when it suit
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Irini
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"I hate you."

"I know.I hate me, too.
But I fucking love you."

And with that, he murdered me—finished me off as if I hadn’t sacrificed enough of myself for him.
Wminbc
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Super steamy and copious sex, some mental illness and some typos...all sum up to a 4 star read
Naksed
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: captor-captive
An engrossing, cleverly executed dark, erotic romance. I will not give away any of the plot because it would ruin the suspense and intensity that the author has so skillfully managed. There is obsession, non as well as dubious consent, a lot of violence, and at the same time, heartbreakingly affecting tenderness and love. I would compare it favorably to dark romances such as Twist Me, by Anna Zaires, Underestimated, by Jettie Woodruff, or Monster in his Eyes, by JM Darhower. Minor gripes: Tyler ...more
Booker132
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fantastically dark and yet it had it's sweet moments too. Devlin Ward was such a well written character! The author takes us on a journey through the head of a truly damaged schizophrenic man. I really enjoyed this book. My heart went out to Devlin! And the sexy times were HOT! My only problem was the cover. WHY AUTHOR WHY?!?! That cover is so awful! It looks like a YA/NA book on first glance and that's probably the reason why I read this book so long after it came out. Please get a better cover ...more
K3
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
My 4 Star Review for Devlin Unleashed by Bethany Bazile
Summary:
Devlin Ward was raised surrounded by violence and voices he can’t seem to shut off. He is a man people feared and he also gets what he wants. With his good looks and his alluring touches, no woman stands a chance against him. One touch by this dark and dangerous man, you are addicted. Devlin has finally found the one who got away and this time, he won’t be able to let her go.
Juliana Callahan is a survivor. Trying to move on from a ho
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Amazeballs Book Addicts
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Devlin UnLeashed is the first book I read by Bethany Bazile and I really enjoyed it. I'm definitely going to check out more of her books. I rarely read book synopsis before starting a book. I find that when I do the book usually disappoints me. With Devlin UnLeashed, I decided to read it because it was categorized as a dark erotic romance. I started reading it with the intention of just reading it for a few minutes to get the feel for the story line and coming back to finish later. Well that did ...more
Hooked On Books
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bethany's writing is all consuming in this book. Bringing Devlin's emotional instability to the forefront, along with his mental illness. Trying to fight his demons without any help, no drugs, no doctor. His only relief came from her, Juliane. His obsession, his redemption, his weakness. Juliane's past led her to a life her Dad planned for her. What she had endured left her weak. The kidnapping, the rape, the betrayal of her boyfriend when she caught him having sex with someone else, her Dad's e ...more
Coco.V
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars. Devlin UnLeashed was an intense story that pulled at my heart.

First time reading this author and I was not disappointed. This book sucked me in from page one. Beautifully written, the author did a good job giving us two great characters. I felt the strong connection between them emotionally and physically. It was a beautiful twisted love story and the chemistry between the two was off the charts hot.

I loved Devlin! The emotions he suffered, the lengths he went to, to hide his disease
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Devlin UnLeashed was even better than I thought it would be! It was a forbidden, beautiful, heartbreaking tale. I completely loved this incredible book!

I was interested in Devlin UnLeashed as soon as I read the synopsis. Eh, what can I say? I love dark romances, and hot alpha men who claim their women and are determined to keep them. That's just what I like and this book did not disappoint! It's the perfect combination of dark and light, sexy and sweet.

Devlin and Juliana's love isn't conventio
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★¸. • * ° *  Kathy,Ahmazing Book Faerie*°°*•.¸. ♥★
Devlin Ward
Juliana Callahan

Well, this was a quick read for me, by another "new to me author" and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Devlin ward is the devil, hiding behind the guise of a successful businessman. A man suffering from schizophrenia, but unable to
take that final step of acceptance and seek medical help. He's broken and hurting.

Juliana Callahan is part of Devlin's hurt, but she has no idea that she has contributed to it. Juliana's life too, looks great to the outsider, but she is also suff
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Talk Books To Me
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Karia’s thoughts…4 Star and…more…

This book was more like two books…the first half was Devlin and Julianna meeting, falling in love, dabbling in their dark passions. Then the first half abruptly ends when Julianna allows others to come between her and Devlin.

Self-preservation, fear, the risk of loss…for all these and many more complicated reasons, the two part. I hated when they were apart. I hated Devlin’s choices the most, but honestly, I wanted more of Julianna’s time while they were apart. Sh
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Erica
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
This one is hard to rate as the story and the characters are written well However as I couldnt relate to what was happening I found it over the top and not an escape rather than a tragic news story.

The sex scenes were too much of the same thing and the relationship felt completely unbelieveable.

Sometimes I just wished that the authour would just get on with the story it was really long winded. I actually had to put it down and pick up something else to read to get out of the slump.

I felt there w
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Teresa
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Devlin é esquizofrénico e com a influência do pai transforma-se no diabo e faz o impensável.
Mas Julianna conquista-o desde o primeiro momento e obcecado com ela, ele segue a sua vida.
Quando frente a frente com ele Julianna não reconhece o homem do seu passado mas é imediatamente impelida para ele.
Ao longo do livro vamos vendo como eles aprendem a viver com os problemas, a doença do Devlin ao mesmo tempo que se rendem ao amor incondicional que sentem um pelo outro.
XxTainaxX
Feb 17, 2015 rated it liked it
I had mixed feelings about this book. I definitely enjoyed reading it. I won't deny that in the least. The hesitation comes with Devlin. I get that he is dark and cold but I don't ever feel him thaw to out heroine for more than a brief glimpse. Was he in lust? Absolutely. Vengeful? uh..yeah! In love? I'm not sold. I know love is complicated but I don't think that's what I saw between Dev and our heroine and what they shared.
100sweet
Jan 06, 2015 rated it liked it
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Randi
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
excellent

The only reason I have this 4 stars instead of 5 is because I thought it should have been a little longer. This story contains an alpha male, steamy sex and angst. This book also deals with mental illness , schizophrenia for one. Very good book.
JESSICA ~Snuggly Bear Paws~
Received from NetGalley for a Review.
I liked the story but it was along the lines of Captive in the Dark Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1) by C.J. Roberts
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Bethany Bazile reads, writes, and lives in the Northeast with her husband and two amazing kids. Her passion for writing was born from a love affair between books and music. She loves books that draw her in and won’t release her until she’s inhaled every word, panting with excitement. Then she realizes the sun came up, but the loss of sleep was so worth it. When she isn't reading, she’s conjuring u ...more
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