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(The Bliss King #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  19 reviews
“The irony of my scarred, tattooed, gun toting, global drug empire running kidnapper, who goes by the nickname Lord Ruin, the Bliss King, telling me I’m safe is not lost on me.”

When ghostwriter Greer Gibson woke wearing silk pyjamas, in a room she didn’t recognise, she figured she’d done it again. Picked up a stranger in a local bar and gone to a city hotel with him.

Kindle Edition, 1, 184 pages
Published April 27th 2015
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***I received a complimentary ARC from the publisher through in exchange for honest feedback.***

I liked this book much more than I thought I would. I honestly didn't think that there was any "new" take on the kidnapper/captive sub-genre, but I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, there are many similarities to other captivity-themed erotic stories out there. However, this story still felt completely different than all the others I've read.

Lek, a drug lord that rules an entire underworld
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

Greer is a very talented and very busy ghost-writer.
She's booked out for the next two years.
But Lek can't wait that long. He needs her to tell his family's story.
He 'accidentally' runs into her at the airport and politely asks her to work for him...
But if she's not coming of her own free will - he will have to force her.
Which is exactly what he does....he kidnaps her and brings her to his home.

To a fictional island near Myanmar.
He's the local drug-lord and rich beyond imagination.

I was a murde
Ambs ❤❤
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


This book was seriously hot.


To be honest, this isn't my normal genre. I get slightly uncomfortable reading tons of naughty scenes, like I'm the one doing naughty things in public (even though I'm just reading about naughty things in public). This book was intended to be naughty, but it didn't really get down to the nitty/gritty till the end. There was definitely a lot teasing, steamy and sexual tension, and j
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
**** 3.5 Stars ****

Well, this was interesting.

Greer is one of the most desired ghost writers. If you put your name down on her waiting list, it'll take almost 2 years for her to get to you.


Lek doesn't want to wait. He is the Bliss King, the biggest drug lord. Why should he wait? He needs Greer to write a book for him as soon as possible. So he does what any drug lord would do... kidnap the damn girl.

"I planned on using her to save my life, but she'd likely by my ruin."

We don't really know wh
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Paton slaps you with an intensity from the very beginning of book one, enticing and pulling you further and further into the story with each and every sentence. The intensity and detail in chapter one is palpable and hooks you immediately.

The first notable point of difference in Captive is the distinct first person narrative. Lek is a serious no-nonsense man for whom first-person POV works exceptionally well bordering as an almost confessional-style of storytelling that adds immense depth to thi
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ARC received from author for an honest review

I had no idea what to expect when Ms Paton offered this book for us to read - all that she said was that it was "very different" from everything else she has written. Now, given that everything I have read of hers so far has been "different", this was no help to me!!

But I like different.

Bliss King #1 has a paranormal-ish kind of feel to it when you first start reading. I had Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody running through my head "Is this the real life? Is
Apr 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
I knew going into this book that it was a risk for me. I'm a fan of Stockholm syndrome books. I thought the premise sounded good. But immediately when I started the book it was nothing but a drag for me. I got to 16% before I had to admit defeat. Which for a book of just over 100 pages says something in and of itself.

I hate head hopping (where the voice is switch from one person to another). It is gimmicky and rarely works. In this case it totally did not work for me. Both characters were barely
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of The Bliss King: Captive from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was drawn to this book initially because of the cover. Then I was intrigued by the synopsis. Lek is a bad guy, murder, drug lord and worse than the typical bad boy story character too. Greer is a highly sought writer. Lek needs her to write for him and arranges to run into her at the airport. She isn’t interested in his offer so he kidnaps her and takes her to Myanmar. There is an instant mutual attrac
Lily Malone
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Power-packed and amazing, this book is the sexiest thing I've read since Rhyll Biest's Unrestrained.
Slightly unhinged from the word go, it just gets more and more crazy. Like shaking a centipede in a jar then letting it out to see what happens.
I will say one word in the negative about this book. I wish it was written in first person, present tense the entire way through. It starts this way but it's not consistent and when it slipped to first person, past tense it annoyed me because the language
Cheryl Hawkins
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Certainly a little wilder, a little less real world, than Paton's delicious romances, however, just as enjoyable. You are instantly drawn into the exciting and compelling world of Bliss King, Drug Lord, Lek Hetherington. As with all Paton's books, the story is refreshingly original with strong engaging characters, Greer is a very successful Ghost Writer, who finds her world turned upside when she is kidnapped by Lek. Lek Hetherington an orphan who inherits the family business needs Greer to writ ...more
Lea Darragh
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hold onto your hats!!! The Bliss King opened up a whole new world. AA Paton is a genius of fast paced action, steaming romance and strong, gritty characters. A standout genre, a story so unique that AA Paton deserves an originality award. Cleverly plotted, excellently executed. I'm completely hooked!!
Orphan, abused child, slave, drug mule, enforcer, murderer, slaver, crime boss, kingpin, Lord Ruin, The Bliss King. Quite a journey. The premise was enticing. The start was strong with prose somewhat lush, lyrical, almost poetic. The atmosphere conjuring up visions of Coppola’s Heart of Darkness with Lek as the beleaguered Colonel Kurtz – isolated from civilization, up to no good in the jungle, worshiped by the natives. Greer on the surface was a decent heroine: strong, independent, accomplished ...more
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great Read!

I thoroughly enjoyed the first installment of "The Bliss King." I've already ordered the rest of the series. Looking forward to more Lek!
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
blown away by this one
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Greer is a high demand ghost writer that has made a good way for herself with her career. When someone wants their story told, they want Greer to do it for them. People often wait years for her to be able to tell their stories too. With Greer being so highly sought after, she can be selective with who she chooses to take on when writing their story.

When Greer is approached to write the life story of Lek, she knows that he is not one of her main interests. Lek is a drug lord that she has no use
Cassandra Mello
Early in the year, but already definitely one of the best of the year for me, I'm sure of it. Probably one of the best of all time.

The descriptions and covers don't do these books justice, and I'm sure my words won't either, but truly what a ride! This book played out like a movie in my brain as I read it and that's one of the best best things, the world and the emotions all felt so fantastically real.

A few of my favorite things...

Lush and imaginative at every turn with painstaking attention t
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ng, own, series-cont, under-5
I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. It was different. Lek kidnaps Greer because he wants his story written. He is a drug lord and wants to make a change after a tragedy that happens. (I recommend reading book 5, The Bliss King: Fix, first. It takes place 4 years prior to this book, it can be read before or after the series, I chose to read it before).

As Greer tries to understand why she is there and what the story is she doesn't know whether to believe what she is hearing or if this is
Amy Johnson
Aug 06, 2015 rated it liked it
"I was provided with a free copy of this book so I could give an honest review."

Hmmmm... where should I start with this review. I'm very torn. There were parts that i absolutely loved about this book. If you are fan of crime/mystery/romance/erotic type books - this one is right up your alley and will leave you wanting more. Perhaps I wasn't in the right frame of mind when I read this book - I just couldn't engage with plot. I found myself confused and re-reading parts when I found my thoughts dr
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
Copy courtesy of Netgalley
This was not what I was expecting. The first couple of pages read as a paranormal. It's not, but there are a lot of mythical references . The island of Nagar is based on legend and mystery. Lek is a drug dealer and he kidnaps Greer who is a ghostwriter to tell his story. The story started off fine. It kind of dragged for me. I didn't really connect to the characters. I did enjoy the stories and legends.
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