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3.92  ·  Rating details ·  1,261 ratings  ·  223 reviews
I'm a heroin addict. A junkie. A whore. I'll do anything to get my next fix.


Including walking right onto the property of Austin's most ruthless and feared drug lord to beg for some H. I don't know his name, only that people call him Boss. Oh, and that he won't think twice to put a bullet in my head.

But like I said, I'll do anything to get my next fix. Even if it c
ebook, 1st Edition, 373 pages
Published September 13th 2016 by Shelbyville Publishing, Inc.
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'Q' aka CoCo
I'll admit, as a native Texan, this first caught my attention because it's set in Austin, and I'm always curious how we're perceived. First, I've never heard an Austinite say "howdy" unless they were being sarcastic, but I'll let that slide because all the geography references were right. I was also skeptical because I can't picture Austin having a huge heroin market as described (weed, yes, but heroin? Nah...). BUT, since I don't know much about the drug scene, I could be wrong. Now, on to the ...more
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
Jagger is the drug lord of Austin. People call him 'Boss Man.' He is a man to be feared and nobody fucks with him. Ever.

Therefore, when a strung out female junkie manages to get past his security team and ends up on his front lawn, his reaction to her surprises not just his staff, but himself.

"On the ground, my knees skinned, my body battered, my mind and skin squirming as if they were crawling with bugs, I covered my face with my filthy hands and sobbed. How did this become my life?"

It's very
Sophie  **2 Greek Girls Reading**
I liked this one. Miri & the Boss were characters that grew to me and I enjoyed their chemistry and their scenes together. My objection was how the Boss seemed a softie for a drug lord, but slowly I understood the deal with him. I'm hanging from a cliff after that ending and now I definitely need to read the continuation!
Nov 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: drama

She was mine. My property. My fiery temptress. My broken doll.

Miriam Murphy, aka Miri, has been living with her sort of but not really boyfriend, Mason. During the last six months Mason got her hooked on heroin providing her with limitless doses as a way to keep her indebted to him. The heroin kept me a prisoner, and Mason used me for sex on his whim whenever and however he wanted.

Did I really come to Mason’s boss’s house to beg for a hit of H? The house of the most feared and ruthless drug lo
3.5 stars

Junkie feels like a gray romance to me. Not exactly dark, but isn't fluffy either. I'm not sure what kind of reader will appreciate this story. As a dark romance lover, I think the author is playing too safe, the plot isn't edgy enough. If I were to switch myself into a contemporary romance lover, I think the hero is too much of a menacing ass to be swoon over.

Miri, is the junkie who stumble upon the drug lord, the Boss . I didn't get to know much about her background or why she got h
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** 2.5-3 “average gray romance” STARS **
Dusti Hanrahan
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.
So.... the premise I loved.
The 'controlling crime Boss/drug lord falls for the fucked up junkie' works in a lot of ways, but there was something about the writing that was off.
It was crazy repetitive- drove me nuts- and I found myself skimming around 70%. I actually loved the last 15% of this more than the rest and I'm even curious how it all plays out.
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Title: Junkie
Author: Heather C. Leigh
Category: Romance, Mafia
Series or Standalone: Part of a series, Book #1
POV: Dual
Plot: 4
Characters: 4
Scorching Level: 4
HEA: Not telling

I was very excited to read this book!
Miri is a drug addict desperate for her next fix. Abandonned by her good for nothing boyfriend who only uses her and uses drugs to manipulate her, she dares to step foot in Austin's most feared drug lord's house.
Boss is a man to be
Di Covey
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wild ride of addiction and angst. Junkie gave me that violence I crave, the build-up I need, and the grit I love.

Miri, a drug addicted, lost soul looking for her next hit finds herself in the clutches of a ruthless drug lord. She'd do anything for her next hit. Without fear of impending repercussions she may face. Boss, the head of drug operations in TX. A violent leader. A tragic past. A way to redeem himself.

"God, I wanted to wrap her up in my arms until her pain went away. But I wasn’t co
Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 dark and gritty stars

This is a dark and twisted story with a surprising amount of heart. With an unlikely romance that is full of passion and intensity set in the dangerous world of drug trafficking, where violence, danger and murder are an everyday part of life, this book captivated me from the very beginning, and I loved it!

Austin’s drug underworld is ruled by the ruthless man known only as ‘Boss’. He killed his predecessor to get where he is and he rules an unstable kingdom, fighting every
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Holy Smokes. Just... wow. After reading this book, I went totally speechless then had a wicked book hangover. Heather C. Leigh is an amazing author and she took big risks with this book. Everything I didn't expect it to be yet hoping it would be, Junkie took me on a thrilling ride that had me on the edge of my seat and left me with chills.

Junkie was... brilliant, mad, intense, passionate, dirty, raw, gritty, and powerful. This book is one that is going to rock your world and you'll feel
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Yikes I need book two now. That was a great read. I've started a few books this week & put them down as they didn't grab my attention. If this didn't grab me I was gonna take a break. Thankfully I loved it & am looking forward to jumping into part two.

This has a great storyline. I read it in one afternoon as I really didn't want to put it down. If your a lover of dark reads then you may find this slightly dark. Having said that I totally loved it.
sara j
Aug 12, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Totally dissapointment....

This book is turn off for me from that momemt in which hero just gives drugs to heroine from their first moment..

Totally not my cup of tea....

Drugs and all that shit....I just totally dissapointed....well on above that the book has undeveloped characters....writing is good but I felttotally repulsed throughout the book...

Totally sory,I just tried but finally I gave up...
I finished this book barely. But I just didn't want to have another DNF book. So I powered trough, and I'm glad it's over. For ever.

This was so not what I hoped it would be. At first I was really amazed and wanted to read this book so bad, because the plot? It could've been genius and really really fantastic. A young woman, addicted to heroine, is in search of her next fix and tumbles over the BOSS. He, dangerous and feared by all, decides to keep her for himself. He's intrigued and crazy for he
Aղցela W.
Spoiler Ahead This was a really good book, better than I thought it would be. Miriam "Miri" Murphy went looking for her drug dealing boyfriend Mason she needed a fix she has been living with Mason for 6 months and he got her hooked on heroin. When she ends up at Mick Jagger "Boss"Bossman's house she demands a fix. Boss doesn't know what to think of Miri she is strung out on h but he sees something in her. Boss is sexy rich and a drug lord who worked his way to the top he is also a killer who ki ...more
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Desperate times call for desperate measures. Miri wasn't always a strung out junkie hooked on heroine. It just happened. Her drug dealer boyfriend goes missing. Miri goes in search of him and her drugs. The boss is a violent and notorious drug lord. Miri needs a hit maybe just a much as her next breath. She didn't count on meeting the real Boss. Boss has his own issues including an ongoing battle with OCD.

Miri and Boss’ slow budding relationship is told through alternating points of view.
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Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Junkie is the first book by this author that I have read but will certainly not be the last. I look forward to reading all of Heather C Leigh's books.
The junkie in this story is Miri who had been caught up in the dismal world of drugs and darkness. 'Boss' is the drug lord of the area and Miri's dealer works for him.
The two meet in unusual circumstances and what follows is fascinating and riveting reading.
Heather C Leigh certainly knows how to entertain readers with her impressive descriptions of
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Lauren ♥ Inked in Chapters
3.5 stars.

After reading the blurb for Junkie, I decided to give it a try. I’m usually not overly eager to dive into dark novels, but this one peeked my interest. An addict that falls in love with a drug king pin. Sign me up.

But here’s the thing…

Junkie wasn’t overly dark.

I actually had trouble imagining Boss as the boss, and even more trouble imagining him as some sort of bad ass Texan. He gave in a lot. The man made more empty threats than any drug lord should. Heads should have rolled. In my
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**** 4 "Big Bad Softy" Stars ****

Drug addict meet Drug King!!
Book 1 in the Broken Doll Series

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Miri is a heroine addict only looking for her next fix. When her junkie kind of sort of boyfriend goes missing, Miri becomes desperate for her next fix. Miri goes searching for anyone that she find familiar to find the little piece of heaven her body craves and at this point needs to survive. Her desperation leads her right into the hands of a dangerous man.

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Jag, aka Boss, is the King of his area. T
Monique Machuca-Austin
Author Heather C. Leigh’s JUNKIE is a dark and twisted romance surrounded by the violence of drug trafficking, but also a gut-wrenching novel that will captivate you from begging to end.

"On the ground, my knees skinned, my body battered, my mind and skin squirming as if they were crawling with bugs, I covered my face with my filthy hands and sobbed. How did this become my life?"

Miri is a heroin addict looking for her drug-dealing boyfriend or anyone who can give her a little bit of
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
Addiction - not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to you.

Becoming hooked is easy, with the centre of your universe suddenly becoming nothing more than chasing that next hit just to make you feel "normal". Miri finds herself willing to do anything just to stop the pain of withdrawal, to stop the burning need and she finds herself literally throwing herself into the open jaws of the predatory lion. Boss has taken over the city at a going ag
Sep 15, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark
I could not take this book seriously.

The Boss didn't act like a boss. Instead, he acted like a boy playing at being a boss. I found 'Boss' aka Jag a little violent and a lot unitimidating.
Reasons I didn't believe 'Boss' is a boss:
1. The constant self-affirmation going on in the beginning of the book.
2. Milo. If he were truly a boss, Milo would never do half the stuff he does.
3. The first incident with Miri.
4. Another incident involving Miri.

Miri didn't get an ounce of sympathy from me. I thi
The Smutbrarians
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: earc
Oh. My. God! This was so damn good! I blew through this book in a day!! I couldn't put it down! I was fully engrossed in the characters and had to know their fates until the end. This was everything and more. The storyline isn't over done and tired, it had just enough angst, sexiness, mystery to it. Seriously drop whatever your reading and grab this heart pounding book. By the end my heart dropped to my stomach and now I HAVE TO HAVE Jagger (book 2) to know what is going to happen next! ...more
Thai Holman
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just from the first chapter I was addicted. This had me so trapped. Omg just read the blurb. Hard to write a review with out giving out spoilers. But I won't don't worry. But definitely 5 stars. I was on the edge of my seat. Very deep book. These characters are like any others. Amazing read. Heather C. Leigh had bought me into a mind of a junkie and I felt for her. Must read. I can't wait for the next book.
DNF. Not feeling this at all..
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG!!!! What an ending!!! This isn't my usual read....but holy shit...what a ride that just was!! I. Can't. Even!!!
On to the next because this one left me hanging off the tip of the cliff!!!
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I'm finding this a real tough review to write, firstly I'm not sure what I can say about the story line without giving anything away, and secondly because I've really got mixed thoughts on this.
It is a very easy read, very easy to follow, and I read it in more or less a day. I enjoyed the story line, and liked the direction the book went, but in parts I felt it seemed a little repetitive.
It is a steamy read, and certainly not for the faint hearted. I enjoyed it but it didn't leave me needing
Melissa Mendoza
“I blinked and found Boss staring at me with his piercing blue eyes, that dmn crooked smirk on his handsome face. My skin blazed from being caught ogling the man’s as in his own kitchen.”

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5+ Junkie stars!!! Seriously, Heather C. Leigh is a rock star and every book she writes is beyond words!!!

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Miri is a heroin junkie and she’s looking for her next fix, since her “boyfriend” has disappeared without a trace. So where does she head?? To her boyfriends boss’ house of course. HUGE MISTAKE.
Char Sowers
Wow! "Junkie" was more than I expected with just the right amount of "Drug Lord" grittiness and surprisingly fabulous romance. Heather C. Leigh hit the sweet spot perfectly. The Hero, is Boss or Jagger (Jag) head of an Austin drug ring - heroin specifically. There is more to this story and his love hate relationship with his money maker. He rose up and took over at a young age - he's in his mid twenties and he's known as a scary, ruthless, and cold blooded sonofabitch. The Heroine is Miri who we ...more
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“Tell me you want this, doll. You have a choice. I want to take you, own you, make you scream you’re mine. But if you say no, I’ll leave right now.”

“I want this. I want you. But…I’m ruined, Jag.” I swallowed down my pride and held out an arm, frantically blinking back tears.
Jag’s eyes widened for a brief moment before my words sunk in. He skimmed a calloused finger down the sensitive skin of my inner arm, over the multiple track marks and puckered, fading scars.
“They made you who you are, Miri. From your weakness, your addiction, you will prove that you can come out of it and rise up, becoming a better, strong version of yourself. You’re stunning. You’re perfect. We all have our flaws and imperfections.”
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