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4.09  ·  Rating details ·  9,113 ratings  ·  848 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Marie Force writing as M.S. Force…

He’s a sexual dominant. She’s sworn off sex. There’s no way they can make a relationship work—or can they?

After surviving a traumatic event at age fifteen and the ensuing estrangement from her family, Natalie Bryant has worked for years to reinvent herself into the woman she is today—a happy teacher
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by HTJB, Inc.
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Aimee If you mean cheating no. There is a little tension and drama concerning his ex wife. She meddles a bit. There are strong sexual themes and BDSM…moreIf you mean cheating no. There is a little tension and drama concerning his ex wife. She meddles a bit. There are strong sexual themes and BDSM though.(less)
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SQUEE!!!! I'm in LOVE with this trilogy!!

This is the first book of a complete trilogy (how exciting is that -- all the books are out!!!) andI read it in one non-stop sitting. My heart was RACING fromthe first chapter and I literally could not stop smiling!! It's an erotic contemporary romance (with BDSM). The hero wasa SWOONY world famous movie star who was also a sexual Dominant… and he fellin love with a young teacher he raninto at a park one day, who had sworn off sex after a scarring
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Book 1 in series. Their story was concluded in book 3.

He’s a sexual dominant. She’s sworn off sex. There’s no way they can make a relationship work—or can they?

After surviving a traumatic event at age fifteen and the ensuing estrangement from her family, Natalie Bryant has worked for years to reinvent herself into the woman she is today—a happy teacher fresh out of college and enjoying her first winter in New York City with her faithful dog, Fluff, by

A 23 years old girl from Nebraska, Natalie is currently living in New York working as an elementary teacher. One day she literally runs into Flynn Godfrey, a famous movie star who is intrigued by her and by her attitude, wanting to know everything that is to know about her. Natalie is blunt with Flynn from the start about her values – she will not sleep with him only because he’s famous. However, Natalie admits to herself how attracted she is with Flynn. At first she doesn’t know what she finds
What a pleasant surprise ths book turned out to be!! I decided to check this out now that the fifth book just came out on Amazon. Me being me, have always had to start a series from the start, and I am so glad that I did. From what I have read so far, I have fallen in love with the story, as well as the characters. My only complaint that I do have it that sometimes it felt like Flynn and Natalie fell in love too quickly! Other than that though, this was a story that was able to take me outside ...more
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 swoony stars

What’s not to love about the dream of a celebrity falling for a ‘normal’ girl? Especially when the love story is told with lots of detail, lots of swoon, and some hot and steamy moments with the promise of lots more to come. This book is almost fairy-tale-like in its premise, and yes, parts of it are quite sappy, but there are some darker elements revealed, and it’s a fast-paced and engaging read.

23 year old Natalie is relatively new to New York City. She has moved to the big city
Lorraine Lesar
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Now this was an interesting read in lots of different ways.....
Firstly - in this e-version we have the same story twice - a clean version and a not-so-clean version (I’ll leave it to your own thoughts as to what version I read ).
Secondly - it has been alikened to FSOG. Maybe? if there were certain shades of similarity, this was much better written.
Thirdly - this was a buddyread. It didn’t work for my friend. She thought Flynn was kind of procuring Natalie in readiness to introducing her to his
Mar 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Girl next door meets Prince Charming...
‘Someday, probably years from now, a woman will come strolling into the room, and all the oxygen will seem to leave with her arrival. Your chest will be tight, your heart will beat a little faster, and you’ll know. You’ll just know.’

They both have their secrets, and both aren't willing to share them with each other and of course it's a matter of time till the are released.

I'm a little bit disappointed because you have only to read the blurb to know what
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
“Virtuous” is the first book in the Quantum Trilogy. The series came highly recommended so this is the first time I’ve gone into a book completely blind. I didn’t read a single review or even the book blurb beforehand. Having since read the book description, it perfectly summarizes the entire plot. Surprisingly, there aren’t many other major events that occur.

Let me just state that there is no aspect of this book that is realistic. If you stand any hope at all of enjoying “Virtuous” you need a
I tried and tried and tried to like this, but I just could not get into it. I love the premise - move star falls for a teacher.

The heroine was too star struck with the hero for my liking. She probably did not want to appear that way, but that is the way she came across to me. The hero even though he tried not to appear that he was "great", he came across that way.

It may work for you. This is just my opinion.

I love dogs in stories, but Fluff annoyed me. The heroine wanted to bring the dog to
Overall rating: 4 stars!

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Virtuous was an okay kind of book. In it, you will meet Natalie. Now she's a girl who has avoided men and sex for about 8 long years due to traumatic event. 8 looooong ass years. However, after running into Flynn Godfrey.. it seems like that dry spell might be over. Keyword: might.

Now their relationship was a bit interesting. She wanted to wait till marriage to have sex again.. and Flynn seemed to be okay with it but had desires elsewhere. I also just wanted to know more about Natalie's secrets
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
First of all - I want, need, and deserve a Flynn! Famous movie star, panty-wetting gorgeous, and a gentleman to boot...what more could Cinderella ask for? Seriously, what an addictive read. Sweet, new school teacher Natalie meets movie star Flynn Godfrey one night when she bowls him over in the middle of a movie shoot while chasing her dog Fluff who's escaped her leash. Instant attraction & chemistry. Yes, we're talking insta-lust & love here...but heaven help me, it works! But all is ...more
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
What happens when a simple school teacher meets and fells for a famous actor?
Especially, when both of the characters have their secrets?
This first instalment considers being erotica, bad it is mostly a romance story with a few love scenes.
It is the first book I read from this author and I am definitely continuing the series
May 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-stars, tmz-worthy
3.5 Stars
May 07, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, sad-endings, bdsm
I dont really feel like writing a review on this book, but I just cant come to the end of a book without giving credits to the author.

Virtuous wasnt a bad book, although I didnt feel ANYTHING towards it. I was on the verge to stop reading it at 40% but I'd hate to leave another book unfinished.
This story somehow says it has BDSM although it was shown in only a little situations, like sneak peeks to get you riled up for the other books. It for sure reminded me of FSOG, although I will honestly
Aly is so frigging bored
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
About 3.75*
Overall: I liked it. I loved the supporting characters and the setting and the main characters were pretty ok.

What annoyed me: they are too fucking sweet! I seriously can't believe how sweet and sugary and nice they were.
Dude you're supposed to be a dominant, take control in the bedroom at least, especially since you have more experience, make her feel safe there as well. Also, hiding your kink from her... baaaad idea! She's stronger then she looks.
Natalie I like you, you're smart,
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Normally, I hate serial novels, but this one just blew me away! Flynn was an awesome hero, and I was quite drawn to Natalie as well. I loved her caring and her strength and determination. She was so much more than her circumstances made her out to be! Whirlwind courtships usually aren't my thing, but it worked in this story! I had a hard time putting it down, and had to immediately move on to the next story!
Fiona Fog
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, bdsm
First book I read from Marie and I fell in love with Flynn and Natalie ‘April’.

When Natalie takes her dog Fluff for a walk in New York the last the she expects is to crash head first into Flynn Godfrey one of the hottest movie stars in the world.

But that’s exactly what happens when she wanders onto a closed set filming in the park. If that wasn’t enough having her elderly dog latch on and bite Flynn is mortifying. Though the later takes it in his stride Flynn is smitten the moment his eyes
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was leery of this bk from the get go. I LOVE this author and to know she’d decided to trip down the BDSM path...Uh-uh, no thanks, UGH, no way, not for me. But my insatiable curiosity got the better of me as release day got closer, so I cautiously 1-clicked hoping I wasn’t setting myself up for total disappointment.

The story starts out slow and the school teacher, h/Natalie, is such a goodie-goodie I was having fears of “the uber rich, powerful, bdsm Hero with the young, shy, innocent,
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was very passive and docile at the least. The most my heart rate spiked was during a dream. For a supposed part owner of a 's-club' Flynn did not come off as his true self. It was all too nicey nice. Some parts I felt like it was toddlers falling instead of adults.
You're beautiful
No, you are
No, you are
blah blah blah....

Natalie was pretty on par as to what I expected for someone with the troubled past as she had, until a certain point that is. She was so vocal that she wouldn't sleep with
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-reads
5 virtuous stars!

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This is the first book I have read from this author and I can say that I loved it! It is a little bit slow but it is definitely needed for the character development and relationship development between the two main character Natalie and Flynn. This book had me reading and not wanting to put it down to see what happens next.

These two have a crazy attraction and connection from the moment they meet in New York and Flynn is just so gentle and beautiful with her. His dirty but
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Good story, however ......

I like the story line and the characters in Virtuous, however, it is a little drawn out. I am a little frustrated when things are constantly repeated, when a piece of information continues to be brought up as if the reader has a memory problem.

2.5 stars from me
Oct 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge
Natalie has avoided men/sex for 8 years following some kind of trauma in her life. When she runs into the hottest movie star on the planet (Flynn Godfrey), she begins to think she might be able to give a relationship a try as long as there is no sex before marriage. Flynn accepts her terms. He is intrigued by her and she makes him desire the kind of relationship that his parents have. The trouble is that he has other "desires" that go beyond the average man and he isn't sure he can give them up ...more
Denise - Shh Mom's Reading®

Trilogy review (books 1, 2 and 3 in the series)

The Quantum Trilogy is written by M.S. Force, the erotic alter-ego of New York Times Bestselling author Marie Force.

The first three books in the series (Virtuous, Valorous and Victorious) is the story of Natalie Bryant and Flynn Godfrey. Natalie is a New York City teacher with a past, a dark past that painfully unfolds while being well tied to the story and Flynn is one of the hottest man in Hollywood. Flynn’s present is the
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: come-back-maybe
I started this book with a very narrow mind. I didn't want to read books about couples with too big of age differences, about women/men with children (not related), and to be honest, I don't like to read books that make me cry because those are the books that stay with me the longest and it's very very easy for me to cry while reading because I get so invested into the characters so with this book, I cried lots. Just so damn much. I'm very glad I went back and decided to give this book another ...more
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

1st year elementary teacher Natalie Bryant loves living in NYC, loves the anonymity being a little fish in the Big Apple gives her. She’s making her way, has some friends and her beloved dog Fluff and her strict dating rules luckily keeps her off-limits to the men around her. That is until she literally runs into a seriously sexy movie star who makes her feel things she never thought she was capable of feeling and that’s bad because she’s keeping a deep dark secret.
People think Flynn Godfrey has
Jamie Rhodes
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First of all, I really love that we are aware going in to this book that this is indeed a trilogy. We will not get closure until book 3. Second of all, I really love that this author isn't making us wait months or even years to find that closure. I love Marie Force, but I know this is M S Force. I found that I love her too. I always anxiously await one of her books. I am excited to see this side of her. This book is about Natalie and Flynn. Natalie is a young teacher while Flynn is a seasoned ...more
Wow! What a fab book. I have to admit though, as a huge fan of Marie Force, and one who always devours her books as soon as they are released. I was determined to wait until all 3 books in this trilogy were available before reading them (Mainly because I'm not good with cliffhangers!) However, I decided to sneak a peak and read a tiny-bit, but like Fluff I was hooked as soon as she sunk her teeth into the world's biggest movie star Flynn Godfrey. The story had me gripped from start to finish, I ...more
Pam Snell
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this book and couldn't wait to get it and read it. I read it the first day. It was so amazing, I couldn't put it down. Natalie and Flynn's story was HEAVEN... I Love how Natalie literally fell into a handsome hunk... I love how Flynn makes her feel so special. I love how he changes things in his life to be with Natalie. It is a refreshing new kind of book. This book will knock your socks off. I absolutely can't wait to see what happens in the next book. Marie Force is one of my favorite ...more
Jul 31, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF 44%

I skip and skim after chapter 1.

I kept skimming, hoping something will capture my attention, but 44% in, I got bored of skimming...

I feel no chemistry from the characters, the first time the hero saw heroine, he wanted her.......that's it, no explanation, its instant love, instant lust, instant connection with no explanation why.....and I was not convinced....

It is probably a nice book, but nothing jump out and grab me to read it after i skim chapters after chapters.... so sorry baby, it
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“I’m sorry. That was rude. You weren’t asking me to go to bed with you.” “No, I wasn’t.” I smile at her flustered state. “Not yet, anyway. I thought we could begin with dinner and go from there.” “As long as ‘going from there’ doesn’t involve a bedroom, I’d consider having dinner with you.” I’m far more relieved than I should be to know I’ll get to see her again. “I promise there’ll be no mention of bedrooms.” “Or sofas or backseats or any other horizontal surfaces.” “You forgot walls, stairwells and shower stalls. I do some of my best work vertically.” 6 likes
“I hope someday you and I will have a lot of sex. I hope someday you and I will start and end each day wrapped in each other’s arms. I hope maybe someday, you’ll be able to do whatever you want with me any time you want to do it and know that you’ll always be welcome and safe in my arms, in my bed, in my life. And because I know when all that happens it’ll be extraordinary, to say the least, I’m willing to wait. For as long as it takes, I’ll wait. I’ll wait for you.” 5 likes
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