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3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  452 Ratings  ·  96 Reviews
It wasn’t until Cameron that I knew what real darkness was…or that I’d crave it so much.

I’ve let the world weigh down on me, pull me under until nothing makes sense anymore. Maybe that’s how I let myself get into this mess. Maybe that’s how I’m in my current situation with a man I knew could save me from a fate worse than death. Even if being with Cameron, giving him the v
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Published April 4th 2016 by Jenika Snow
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


descriptionThis cover is a pretty good representation of the hero. The composition is fairly good. The typography is OK. The title itself is good, but I would have made the authors name and the bylines slightly smaller in width. I also would have removed the gray from behind the title as I find it a bit distracting. Overall though one of the better covers I have seen.description

descriptionI enjoyed this one a lot. From the trigger warnings I expected this one to be heavy on the dark content, but honestly, it really wasn't. What
Apr 16, 2017 C rated it really liked it
Shelves: totally-safe
It's so hard to find "dark" themed books that are safe! So I'm so happy that this is another one of those rare books!

-100% safe read
-dark themed, not your sweet love story
-Mob boss, OTT silent alpha
-Virgin h
-No ow/drama
-absolute no mention of H's past sexual history ( but obviously not a virgin)
-H NOT a man whore
-H stalker/ obsessed/ possessive of h
-slight S&M themed, more about dominant and submissive than anything
-both characters are broken from life
- definitely not you sweet and lovi
Chitra *CJ*
This is the book of Cameron and Sofia.
Our heroine Sofia is a destitute, down on luck, depressed young woman who has reached the end of the Patience with life. She spends time dancing in clubs to feel alive. When one such meeting leads to a perv almost raping her, a dark shadow rescues her.
Soon she is robbed, and down on finances she takes money from a bad mob- only to almost get molested again. She's saved from her crappy life by the dark mafia Cameron, who offers her comforts and security in li
Mar 20, 2017 Expresso rated it liked it
I'm a bit disappointed in this story. The storyline is definitely there but the delivery is extremely mediocre for a Snow novel.

I feel as if too much of the overall story is dedicated to Sofia and her description of her crappy life. The very small percentage of her deal with Cameron and their subsequent relationship is rushed and unrealistic. It is difficult to connect with the couple and their relationship.

As always this review is my opinion based solely on the content of this story. Please con
Mar 31, 2017 Courtney added it
Shelves: arc, dnf
DNF @56%

I had some high expectations going in when I started this book. I have never read anything by Jenika before but I was told from trusted people that she writes some really good books. Well, they must not have read this book because I was totally disappointed to say the least. I couldn't even finish this book.

The blurb drew me in - I enjoy a good, dark read that keeps me in suspense. However, the way this book was written, I struggled to get through it. What should have probably taken me h
April Symes
This was a dark romance story by Jenika Snow and I loved it!! Cameron Ashton is this big, bad , dark man who is like the boogey man to Sofia. She’s a good girl who has gotten in over her head and Cameron is her only way out of her mess. He is club owner, a drug dealer, a killer.
Sofia is a girl with a tough past; she is a good girl who has had a rough past when she falls in trouble and her only options is Cameron. But by asking Cameron for help, she may have opened Pandora’s Box and instead of he
Sarah Armstrong
Apr 24, 2017 Sarah Armstrong rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Great story. Great writing. Loved seeing the powerful drug lord fall for his Sofia. Loved the ending. Looking forward to more.
Apr 08, 2017 Debbie rated it really liked it
Sofia has lived alone and struggled for years. When she finds herself in trouble with nowhere to turn, Cameron, a drug lord and crime boss, makes her an offer to help that she can't refuse. How much of herself is she willing to lose?

Affliction is a little on the darker side. Although some may not like Cameron's character, I liked him instantly and appreciated his upfront honesty. He was a bad man. He killed and took what he wanted. Yet with Sofia he was sometimes more gentle and showed her a si
Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 26, 2017 Bookgasms Book Blog rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
I love that with every dark Jenika Snow novel I read, I will completely become enamored with a depraved and deadly man and a strong and sassy heroine who will be his match in every way. When I read the blurb for Affliction, I knew that I needed to read this novel as Cameron Ashton was a man I needed to meet. And boy was I correct! I absolutely loved this novel. There was a fantastic couple, danger, hot SEXY times and an almost underlying intensity throughout the entire novel.

Sofia Mikellson is i
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
3 stars

I normally love everything Jenika Snow writes, but Affliction was not one of her best books, it was still enjoyable but not one of her best. I don't know if I'm getting tired of how all the books in the real man series seem to be almost the same book, with a little change in the men and girls or what. This one just didn't do it for me. If you are a fan of Jenika's then I would say get it and read as you will enjoy it but if you have another book that you have wanted to read and you were w
So, I loved the plot of this story but the delivery was weak. The character development with Cameron was pretty much nonexistent and Sofia's weren't much better. Even though it was told through Sofia's POV, it almost felt like I was reading in third person (which is my least favorite). Cameron is supposed to be a badass crime lord of the underground but I never caught that vibe. His character just seemed to be more like a figment of Sofia's imagination. The chemistry between Damian (Cameron's gu ...more
May 28, 2017 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a mysterious, dark and sexy read with some creepy moments about a young inexperienced woman who gets herself mixed up with the wrong people...and then has to turn to someone just as, if not more dangerous, than the ones she is trying to run from for help.
It had some predictable moments but was still very entertaining in a "leave me alone I'm reading" kind of way...steamy, erotic and dirty. I loved it.

**** 4 **** "I'm not a good man" stars
Apr 27, 2017 100sweet rated it did not like it
Really disappointing book. The h's life is so bleak and sad. Then she is "saved" by the H who doesn't tell her anything. The entire book is him warning her about how bad he is, she would ask a question, and instead of answering, he would ask her the same question. It went nowhere!! Of course, this didn't matter to the h who proclaimed to want the H even though he was so aloof.
Amy Miller
Apr 07, 2017 Amy Miller rated it really liked it
Sofia is in a dark place in her head. She uses the club as her escape. Until one night things go from bad to worse. She makes a deal with a monster. In order to get out of it she makes another deal, this time with the devil... Cameron. These two bring out something other than the darkness and I loved that. I can't wait for another.
Varied Books
Apr 10, 2017 Varied Books marked it as on-kindle-to-read
4/10/17 sale .99.
Jennifer Finn
Apr 05, 2017 Jennifer Finn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was surprised when I read some of the negative reviews about this book because I friggin' loved Cameron and I didn't understand the animosity against him. But hey maybe I'm a weirdo cause I love sexy as hell bad boys who are crime lords. Sofia is 22 years old and a virgin, she's going through life but she's not really living until she meets Cameron Ashton. She works at a coffee shop during the day, has no friends and unwinds by going to a local nightclub a few times a month. She dresses slutty ...more
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
I will say I am partial to a bit of a darker read, so when I read the synopsis I thought this one was right up my street. This is a shorter book than I'm used to, but you know the saying less is more? Well for me that fits this book perfectly.
Sophia seems a bit of a lost soul. Finding it hard to make ends meet she finds herself in a situation she does not want to be in and knowing what could happen terrifies her.
Unbeknownst to Sophia, Cameron - (drug lord, crime boss and murderer) is watching
Apr 14, 2017 Elif rated it liked it
It was a quick with a dark crime boss read and the idea was good but not thé development.
Brandy Roberts
Apr 03, 2017 Brandy Roberts rated it really liked it
I am such a huge fan of Jenika Snow every time I hear one of her books come out I can not wait to get my hands on . We get likable characters , story line that will keep you waiting till the very end , the sex scenes were hot , and the only thing I didn't like was the end was a little frustrating but over all this was a good book .
Apr 28, 2017 Sonal rated it did not like it
Let's start with the positive points. I absolutely love the cover of this book, a hot tattooed model, what's not to love? The concept of a mob boss saving a damsel in distress was interesting but the way the whole story was carried out wasn't that great. I love a strong female character and Sofia had no such qualities. Even a damsel in distress can have strong fierce character but Sofia was just sad, depressed girl who's just living her life day by day not making any positive effects to change h ...more
Sarah Springer
Good idea...poor follow through

After reading the description and getting a general idea of what this books was about, I was admittedly excited to dive in! Anything involving crime lords and romantic suspense/darker romance is right up my alley.

Unfortunately, I had trouble really liking this book. I thought the idea of it all was great, the characters had so much potential to be interesting, it just all fell short. It lacked any depth, the history of both characters was too vague. That wouldn't
R.f. Greenwood
Mar 23, 2017 R.f. Greenwood rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2017
A good little read from Jenika Snow!
Quiet a dark book for Jenika but still had the alpha.

I really liked Carmeron, even though he was a huge part in the whole crime thing i still really liked him.
He wasn't sweet but dark and brooding.
He had been watching Sofia for a little while and he knew he wanted her but didn't like what she brought out in him.

Sofia, having a crappy time likes to go to clubs and dance, the only time she gets release but this time she chose the wrong man to turn down.
When she
Harim (The Reader Blog)
Mar 19, 2017 Harim (The Reader Blog) rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

How to summarize Affliction...

Well..a poor innocent girl finds herself in some mess but then she finds herself in another bigger mess and then after that she finds herself in bigger,deeper,messier mess!


The hero is all ready and willing to set every obstacle aside..for her..

He won't take no prisoners.

The story is all about fate and well should just not mingle with the bad guys!

Eventhough she tried to step back..she can't..

The story was all about..

I liked it!

ARC received
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
Cameron Ashton is a bad guy. He's a club owner, a drug dealer, a killer.  Sofia is a girl with a tough past; she's on her own and when she ends up in real trouble Cameron is the one she turns to.   But by asking Cameron for help, she may have jumped from the frying pan into the fire.   He agrees to help her with her problem, in return though he will own her for two weeks. 
This is a classic dark romance; the guy who is feared by everyone but is brought to his knees by a girl who doesn't fear him
Cynthia Whisler
May 12, 2017 Cynthia Whisler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing Story

This was truly a great Book. The storyline of a man who was broken and healed himself the best he could be leading a life in a not so honest way. He is a Strong Alpha who has fallen for a weakness that he might not be able to let go of. Sofia is a truly damaged soul. Being neglected her whole life and down on her luck. The characters were unique and realistic. This was such and entertaining and intriguing Book.
Tya McGuiness
Jun 29, 2017 Tya McGuiness rated it liked it
the h, sofia, was a good character..tho sometimes maybe she makes poor choices? either way the choices she made brought her to the H, Cameron. i liked how the story developed into the two characters meeting...and the meeting didnt felt rushed. however, i felt like cameron was only in 30% of the one minute he was there...the next he is gone with some "business" to attend to. Having cameron's POV (even just a small glimpse) would be nice. :)
Mar 23, 2017 Sarah rated it it was amazing
ah Jenika Snow you never let me down with dark romances. This is going to be my new example to people of dark romance done right. Cameron is a straight up bad guy. He has a tortured past but he is not whining about it or looking to be healed. Hes perfectly fine the way he is, which is brutal. He takes what he wants, including Sofia. This is not a redemption novel, this is not a sweet light hearted romance, this is not a misunderstood guy. This is a straight up dark romance that will make you hat ...more
Amanda Pacheco
Jun 12, 2017 Amanda Pacheco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Passion, sexy

I loved this books because it got right to the good stuff!! I mean it didn't drag on. I hating reading books like that. This was the type of book you could not put down. I loved how different they were but yet they both had this same darkness in them. I also loved how such a beautiful innocent young woman could bring such a powerful man to his knees. That was just so amazing.
Melinda Parker
May 08, 2017 Melinda Parker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark, Stormy Read

Definitely not your flowers and butterflies read. Cameron reigns over trouble and the drug community. Feared, respected, and dark. Sofia finds herself in a kind of trouble you sell your soul for. Problem was the one to condemn and the one to save her were both the devil. But somehow, something more than a hot attraction developed.

What was wrong with her? She should run, be afraid but she never felt safer or more cared about...a living hell.
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“All I want, what I desire, is your surrender.” His voice was pitched low, so low I knew if anyone else had been in the room they wouldn’t have heard him. “I’m not a good man.” He said it so matter-of-factly that I had no doubts whatsoever that this man knew who and what he was. “I’m a killer, a drug lord.” He took another step closer. “I rule the underground with apathy and violence.” His chest was so wide, so powerful that it took up my entire view. “I know who and what you are.” But did I really? He shook his head slowly. “No, I don’t think you do, Sofia. I don’t think you do at all.” I was sucking air into my lungs, hard, fast, yet I couldn’t breathe. “I feel you’re my weakness,” he said softly, his voice deep, like a knife skating along my body, barely touching me, but the threat of getting cut was right there at the surface. He lifted his head then, staring me in the eyes, his gaze so cold, so hard. I was small, miniature compared to him. “And having a weakness isn’t something I’m comfortable with.” 1 likes
“He leaned down and ran his tongue over one side of my face, licking the wetness away. “The sweetest flavor on my tongue is your tears.” He pulled back slightly, his face so close, his warm breath brushing along my cheek. “And you’ll give me more of them, so much more before our time is done, Sofia.” 1 likes
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