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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  630 ratings  ·  160 reviews
Charlotte Bell is a typical yoga teacher. She's friendly, earnest and has some slightly masochistic tendencies. After a painful break-up she’s determined to address her long-denied kinks with the kind of man she’s always been too terrified to approach. Charlie's friends select James Hunter, a male model turned suit who has some dark inclinations of his own. After a ‘chance ...more
Published November 30th 2015
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
You were just aching to be f*cked hard, weren’t you, baby?”
“Yes. Yes.”
“And here I am, makin’ your dreams come true. So open that pretty mouth and thank me.”

Sweet baby jebus this book. THIS BOOK! And my ovaries! MY OVARIES! MY OVARIES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME...considering they even survived the inferno that was this book. I mean MY GAWD! MY. GAWD.

Do you know what I love about Eve Dangerfield? Her writing is a unique breath of fresh air. She writes these unconventional charac
Pearl Angeli
This book INTENSE. A Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You kind of intense. Degrees of Control is a debut novel written by Eve Dangerfield. I must say her writing style is delightful and entertaining and it definitely worked out for me.

Degrees of Control is told from the perspectives of main characters Charlie (a yoga teacher) and James Hunter (a wealthy businessman). It started off when both of them met at the party hosted by Charlie's friend Sophia who happens to be James's cousin. The moment
Stacey is Sassy
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, kinky, different

A heroine who finds the courage to get what she wants.

I always find it a little awkward writing a review for an erotic book. First, it’s that sign I have to wave above my head saying – Stacey reads kinky books. Then if I actually liked the book I feel like the sign says – Stacey’s into kinky stuff. Let me make myself very clear… If I read about a rock climber, it’s not because I want to rock climb. If I read about a marathon runner, I’m not going
Isabella. R
5 Sweetly Deviant Stars ⭐

Australian Charlotte Bell finds herself alone in the US after finally breaking up with her abusive boyfriend. Fortunately, with a great circle of friends, they’re adamant about seeing her back on her feet. Which means dipping her foot back into the dating pool or just getting laid!

"You need to be brave enough to ask for what you want in bed. You need to be able to approach the men you want to fuck. Who cares if it doesn’t work out? You can’t be ashamed anymore."

Sadly, it
Melanie A. ~mostly on hiatus~
I'm not sure if it's because Eve Dangerfield wrote my FAVORITE book of 2017 (Act Your Age) or because I'm such a sucker for a well-written book about kink, but despite having some problems with this one, I'm still giving it:

4 solid stars!
Charlie had never seen the paradox of her kink so starkly, wanting to feel safe, needing to feel abused.
The premise is simple: After a bad breakup, Charlie (Charlotte) - who's halfway around the world from her native Australia - confesses to her gir
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
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★Book Basics★

Genre : - Cont. Romance
Series : - Stand Alone
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Yes
Rating - 5 stars


I think this autho
Aղցela W.
This was a really good book. Charlotte" Charlie" Bell is a typical yoga teacher masochistic tendencies. Charlie left her home in Australia to be with a guy in a band Dale when she breaks up with him. When Charlie decides to explore her sexual kink her best friend throws a party to find her a man. James Hunter is a hot rich sexy alpha male. James is a former high school football player turned model who works for his father' s billion dollars company. When these two first meet they didn't get off ...more
Rosanna Leo
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Eve Dangerfield's Degrees of Control was a hot, fun read and full of unexpected humour. Although this romance veered into intense territory with the sexual relationship, the author kept it light by injecting moments of hilarity. I loved heroine Charlotte and her girlfriends. Their banter made me smile so much. Hero James is the man all women fall for, but also the guy no one can keep. When he embarks on a no-strings attached relationship with Charlotte, he thinks he has it made. However, the veg ...more
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Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kinky readers who love romance and role-playing
The Romance Review

Who is this author and why have I not read her books before? DEGREES OF CONTROL is a light BDSM romance with character development and a fabulous romance. The kinky parts are quite hawt. Charlie Bell is a transplant to the States from Down Under. She is not a flower child per se, but she is carefree and vegan. When the reason for her adventures in the States come to a heartbreaking halt, she gets drunk with her girlfriends and shares her sexual fantasies. Lucky for Charlie, she has good frie
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Whew boy Eve Dangerfield is quickly becoming one of my top favorite authors. This book was crazy insanely blazingly dirty filthy hot!!! OMG it was so good! I loved James and Charlie.

James has a past that's caused him to be just a pretty playboy. He doesn't really care about much of anything, and he doesn't take things seriously when it comes to dating and women. But little miss Charlotte (he refuses to call her Charlie. Hehe) comes along and knocks him on his rear end. Charlie sees right throug
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jerks, dirty-talker, bdsm
4 I'm-boiling-after-this-book (in-a-good-way) Stars!!!

Buddy Read with The Dangerous Book Club!

If you are looking for something off-the-charts HOT (Duh, aren’t we all?), then look no further. This is the book for you!

à la Mode St. » fashion

He was a wolf and she wanted to get eaten.

à la Mode St. » fashion

Eve Dangerfield. I feel like her name exploded, and I started hearing it from every single one of my favorite authors telling me to read her books in the same week! I was immediately intrigued when
CW: rape, rape fantasies

I was skimming Act Your Age for the umpteenth time when I saw Eve tweeted that Degrees of Control was out, so I one-clicked because I really need more hot reads in my lyfe, and BOY,

this book is So. Hot. I mean, Ty Henderson is still #1 in my heart, but James Hunter is a worthy contender. Degrees of Control really hit all my kinks. It's intense, super sexy, super kinky, and also super angsty.

Charlotte and James practically burned the sheets every time they got together, a
Angie H.
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Eve Dangerfield book and I really enjoyed her writer's voice! The h was strong and went after what she wanted ... oh yeah (fanning self) and the H was sexy and smooth (love me a southern gentleman). The heat level about burned up my tablet. I look forward to reading another book by this author.
1-Click Addict Support Group
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a fast-paced, sexy story I enjoyed of a broken man who had issues (except in the bedroom) and a jilted woman that needed to be controlled (especially in the bedroom).

James is a rich, panty-dropping, sexy Texan, and a love 'em and leave type of guy. Charlie is a poor Aussie looking for a good time before her time is up in the States. When these two start on their adventure together they are in agreement for it to be what it is—sex!

I love how nonchalant and easygoing Charlie was, even t
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Favorite Quote:
”So, daddy, huh?”
“C’mon. Blue-Eyes, don’t be like that. You kept screaming ‘more’ and it was the dirtiest thing I could think of.”

Charlotte (Charlie) Bell is a yoga teacher whose sexual desires play in the deeper end of the pool. She wants to be controlled and dominated in the bedroom. When she breaks up with her boyfriend whose need for control was everywhere BUT the bedroom, she goes looking for a partner t
Ummm this book was HOT! This is the first time reading any of Eve Dangerfields work and she definitely has some great talent. I have to admit some of the content in this book is a first for me, I am
Still wrapping my head around certain things that were said during the story BUT I'm actually really happy I read this. I loved Charlie it's not often the lead female is so open and accepting of certain things a man wants or doesn't want in this case. James is a character you LOVE a little broken and
Ginny Rose
Dear Eve,
I don't know if you'll read this (I hope you do), but I have some things to say to you:

*You can't ever stop writing. Nope. Never. You need to sit in that writing cave of yours and just weave stories. Plot, write, and create. I need more.

*You owe a new pair of panties, thanks to this book. Just kidding! You owe me like five actually. Next time that's a piece of garment I will NOT wear when reading one of your gems.

*The kinks your characters have, LOVE IT. I can't exactly explain them
Becky Rendon
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mr. Hunter...yeah, that's exactly how he needs to be addressed.

Tall, brooding stud...clearly a cowboy with a dark and dirty vibe...

Are you already picking out your matching China patterns? Well don't because this cowboy isn't interested in anything domestic other than his beer.

And that cute little doe eyed vegan yoga instructor is the last thing he needs past tonight. Except he can't stop thinking about the feisty dark haired beauty. He can't help thinking about what could have been. Nor can he
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't think I will like this book, but by chapter 2, I had stop reading and search for more books by this author, and to my surprise, this is the first book by the author. This does not read like a first book, the plot, the pacing is simply perfect. I will be eagerly awaiting for more books by this author.

I can not begin to tell you how excited I am to have found this author. She is refreshing and insightful. The last time I am this excited, is when I found Cara Mckenna.

This book is sexy, swe
4 Stars

It's been long time i read a BDSM book. I like both characters. They are strong and knew what they want especially in bed department. LIke to say this book is scorching hot. Though the hero were broken, that not make him less hot. If you like sexy and good story, this is definitely rec for you.

Al Del
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alana ♡
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you've never read anything by Eve Dangerfield do yourself a favor and READ THIS BOOK! This is a debut novel, and it is awesome. I enjoyed every single second of it. I read this book in a day and when I had to put it down I was counting down the minutes to pick it back up. This book was sexy, steamy, and fast-paced, yet it never once felt rushed. It wasn't too short or too long, it was perfect. For a debut novel I have to say that is pretty damn impressive.

There is one MAJOR thing that makes t
How? How has this book not got more reviews and ratings?! Its fucking fantastic!

One of my favourite books of the year so far. My first book by Eve Dangerfield and I cannot wait to read more from her. What an amazing author, I've read a lot of books. I've read a lot of romance books, a lot a lot, and recently I've been bored with the romantic aspect of the books, they start to blur together and I find myself skipping the sex scenes as its just much of the same stuff. This book was different! The
Oooof. This was a tough read. The heroine is amazing and strong. The hero is all kinds of emotionally fucked up (with just cause). He hurts her quite a bit, but redeems himself at the end by working hard to understand himself and learning to be happy in his own skin. They also have kinky, fantastically dirty sex, which is great, but for me, didn’t end up being the main point of the story. Ms. Dangerfield is fast becoming an autobuy author for me. Not sure how I’ll cope when I finish her backlist ...more
Smutty McBookwhore
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: x-2017
This book was so hot. Melt my panties off, hot. I loved all the characters. They could have been developed a little more, but this is just because I wanted more. I couldn’t get enough. I loved Eve’s writing style. It’s the perfect amount of dirty & funny & dirty, with an extra side of dirty.
James. He’s mine. Not yours. Mine.
I am excited to dive into more of Eve’s books!!
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
LOOOVED this opposites-attract romance!! Charlie couldn't be a more wholesome, adorable heroine, but with some dirty, dirty kinks that the hero was more than happy to indulge in. I couldn't stop reading this one!
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
Orginal Review (1/16) - 4 stars:

Reread (2/18) - upgraded to 4.25: Degrees of Control was just as good if not better on the second read. This book was remastered and changed a bit, but it has been two years since I read it so I didn't recognize what was changed. But I still liked this book a lot. I loved James and Charlotte. They were super hot and sexy together, but also super sweet. I especially loved Charlotte. She was such a good heroine. Smart, sweet
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
WOW! H...O...T...HOT! literally could not put this book down. Eve Dangerfield has written an awesome erotic romance that was so steamy my Kindle Fire was smoking ;-)

Australian natural beauty Charlie Bell follows her rock band boyfriend to America only to suffer a bad break up. Charlie discloses to her friends her unfulfilled sex kinks and they are ready to help find the right guy for her.

Now these friends... although these ladies are supposedly on a softball league, I am kinda taking creative
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
James and Charlotte's story is a wonderful way to spend a few hours! Eve Dangerfield's characters have the kind of strength yet vulnerability that make them relatable and loveable. Don't get me wrong, this isn't all sunshine and puppies. These characters have pasts that shape them. James can be controlling and emotionally cut off. Charlotte has dark sexual needs and is coming out of a bad relationship. The two of them together make for some explosive chemistry! The story moved along at a good pa ...more
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Eve Dangerfield has loved romance novels since she first started swiping her grandmother’s paperbacks. Now she writes her own sexy tales about complex women and gorgeous-but-slightly-tortured men. Her work has been described as ‘the defibrillator contemporary romance needs right now,’ and not by herself, or even her mum, but OTHER PEOPLE.
Eve lives in Melbourne with her boy and a bunch of semi-dea

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