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4.31  ·  Rating details ·  117 Ratings  ·  49 Reviews
If I should die before I wake,...

Then my soul is Caesar's to take. He pulls up down, he lifts me up.

And then he leaves me in the muck.

If should fall before I fly...

Then they know it was the fault of mine. He taught me better, he led the way.

I just didn't know how to stay.

And if I should not gain his heart...

Fuck that, he made me this way. Curled my thoughts and twisted me.
Published August 14th 2017 by Boundless Tales
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Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, arc, dark, romance, reviewed
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


"Maybe we were both trapped in the makings of our prisons, ones that didn't have physical ties but kept us locked away."

I love dark romances, but two things that bother me a lot with these types of stories are that it's either incomplete (rushed) or the initial personalities of the characters are unrecognizable after a while. I was really happy that that was NOT the case with Vanquished. I am really picky with my dark romances, and it takes a lot
This was very dark with lots of triggers. It was downright uncomfortable to read at times, but that's not why it gets 3 stars. A lot of really screwed up stuff happened to Ash. The damage to her psyche wasn't taken seriously enough. Several times throughout the book she mentioned wanting to die. The desperation, the deep unwillingness to live, wasn't in her thoughts. The biggest mental issue she grappled with was why she got off on pain. This wasn't nearly as depressing as it could have been con ...more
Expresso-Girls Just Wanna Have Books  ; A Mafia Romance
Not everyone will like every book written. And that is certainly ok. We all have our likes and dislikes. We all have our limits whether they're soft or hard limits. We're individuals with individual tastes.

I can almost guarantee Vanquished is not for 85% of the readers who will read it. I will go as far as 90%. Why? Not everyone will understand the dynamics of Caesar and Ashlyn's co-existence. This story is a work of fiction. Although fiction, 60% of the scenes will offend some readers. Instead
Note: This book is extreme dark graphic sexual violence, (for graphic violence, including scenes of bloodshed, torture, and extreme cruelty)

The cover is very deceiving. Your thinking, hot guy with beard on cover, romance right? Hell To The No! This book is very well-written and dark with a capital "D!" I love dark romance but this one I had to take a breather! Yes, I, Jessica, needed a break or two! I know right. And no I'm not becoming a softie! NEVER!!! I can't even put into words what I just
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

I have to stay this is a romance but not the easiest one your ever going to read. There may be certain events that will trigger some people.

Caesar and Ashlyn do not meet under any kind of normal circumstances. In fact he takes her. They are both two very messed up characters. Ashlyn never stood a chance between her brother and his friend and a mother who could have cared less. Caesar is a crime boss in
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark
Wow this book took me by surprise. I've not read anything by this author but as soon as I saw she had written a dark read I knew I needed to read it. I wasn't disappointed. From start to finish I was engrossed in the story. My dark heart loved the characters and I couldn't get enough of them.

Ashlyn and Caeser are a great match. Both are dark and twisted although Caeser was so much darker. My heart broke for Ashlyn. I felt her pain and I also was rooting she would find happiness too. Caeser is s
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Aug 17, 2017 added it
Shelves: nope
Reviews too scary.
Kathleen R.
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing

5 amazing stars

I'm literally struggling with how to rate this book. Net because it was bad- quite on the contrary; it was one of those books that was fascinating and pushed a little more of my, what I originally thought were, dead set boundaries and what I wouldn' t find interesting in books. Vanquished wasn't my first book by Leteisha Newton, but it was nothing like the previous ones I had read, nor do I think it will be my last from her.

4.5 sexy dreams

While I do struggle with my rat
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tightly Written

Wow! Dark delicious and twisted what more can you want in a book. Two main characters both broken by what life have given to them, C who needed control and Ash who needed freedom from her toxic family....great book and my first from this author
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Paula D
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My top dark book of 2017! Ever read a book that you can't stop reading even though you know deep in your gut you shouldn't love it so much? This is that book! Very very dark so much that you almost wish for a little light but you fall in the darkness with these characters they pull you in and won't let you go. I'm not gonna post any spoilers it's best to go in with a open mind and only read this if you truly love dark, sick,gritty, hard core stories! Ever since reading this I can't get the chara ...more
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dark and Twisty- oh my!

I've never read a LeTeisha Newton "dark book" and was definitely prewarned that it was exactly that. Now some of you would go off about triggers. Abuse, rape and violence. If you can't handle that don't read it. But it is most definitely a roller coaster of emotions, which just tells me how amazing this author is to be able to write this so graphically, igniting pretty much every emotion possible with this book!

There were moments of shock, awe, anger, disgust, heat, surpr
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love dark reads, the darker the better. Vanquished is the first book I've read by this author and it definitely won't be the last. It's violent and brutal and kept me up until three in the morning unable to put it down until I was finished.

Ashlyn had a horrible childhood. She was forced to do things that I can't even imagine. Being given to Caesar turns her already messed up life further into darkness. He's a killer and a crime boss. Caesar is damaged and twisted and I absolutely loved him. H
up until 60% i thought this would be a 5 stars read. then the story took a turn that suddenly lost my interest. it became totally unbelivable to me. too bad.
I'm not going to rate this. I knew it was very dark going into it, and I don't mind dark reads, but this one was too much for me. It came across as plain abuse to me, so I didn't enjoy it.
Oh hell is this book dark and so full of possible triggers. It's not an easy read, and I found myself having to put the book down for a short while on a couple of occasions. But I also really enjoyed the book.

Ashlyn tried so hard to be both free and also the person she thought she wanted to be. Some of her fear based reactions, where she reverted to her 'Jason' behaviour, were heartbreaking. And yet through out it all she had incredible strength.

I wanted that Devil to strip me of ever believin
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Prepare yourself

This is a DARK Very Dark read with little to no light. It's good though if you like a DARK read so be warned don't click if that's not what you're prepared for. This was a great raw read I fully understood each character and I kinda wished it had gone on a little longer. In a way I'm going to miss them I even wonder how their dynamic will play out with a baby. I mean she was on antibiotics and that has been know to knock out birth control. I just knew that was the secret I really
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Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can’t even get into it without spoiling it for y’all. It was delicious, hawt and just what I needed!!
WendyW ~ Girls Just Wanna Have Books
1. to conquer or subdue by superior force, as in battle.
2. to defeat in any contest or conflict; be victorious over.
3. to overcome or overpower.

The title is so befitting of this story in more ways than one. Caesar’s desire to conquer Ashlyn, and Ashlyn’s will to overcome her life’s circumstance. Breaking her is part of the game, loving her may be what breaks him.

I was the past he tried to run away from, and he was my future I could not stomach, and yet we could not escape t
Rebecca Austin
Mar 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: trsor
Caesar St.Clair is 28 years old and works with Sean. When he is double crossed by Trace owing him his money, Trace promises Caesar his sister, Ashlyn.

Ashlyn Myers is 22 years old and engaged to college football star Matthew Hughes. She knows marrying Matthew will help her escape her troubled past and save her best friend Tamara.

But when Ashlyn finds herself taken by Caesar she finds her whole world turned upside down and a prisoner once again. Can Ashlyn find her way out of the darkness before
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have a huge ball of dark & twisty deep down that I try to keep hidden, so I tend to read dark romance books to feed it every so often, but Vanquished almost broke me completely! I'm not going to go into details, as really, it won't help anything, because everyone brave enough just needs to experience it for themselves. So on to my emotions, and trust me, there are many out to create havoc. First of all, I don't care who likes it or not, I WANT TO HURT CAESAR, as I NEVER softened towards hi ...more
Tami czenkus
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read a story that sucks you in from the very 1st page and kept you enthralled throughout the entire story?? Well... Vanquished is THAT and MORE!! LeTeisha Newton knows how to write damaged souls and also knows not all broken people can be fixed, sometimes they just have to find another broker soul and to understood.
I have to admit that I was NOT a fan of Caesar for A LOT of the book, but I understood his pain and his desire to do what he does... well until he finds the one person
Sandy Blushing Babes Are Up All Night
**3.75 STARS**

Ashlyn is damaged. Then again if your brother took naked pictures of you while his friend rapes you and you're mom is cracked out on the sofa you'd be a raging monster too.

Into the picture comes criminal kingpin Caesar. If Ashlyn is a monster then let me tell you this guy is freaking King Kong! The darkness in these two feeds in on itself.

In the same way that Fay Wray's beauty conquers King Kong or Belle's tamed the Beast - such is the case here. This may be an unconventional lov
Elysian Fields
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW, this book! It torn me apart, ruined me, bruised me and will haunt me. It is dark... that warning is not a lie. It is every nightmare, every pain you can think of, written into a realistic, haunting story; yet it ends in the most satisfying way, with tears in my eyes and my heart full of love, as I had bonded with these characters.

This story has a great balance to it. Just when I though I needed to step awayfrom the darknees, the pain, the author would redeem a character, or give me hope. I
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I won an ARC of this book in a random draw. This is my honest review. This is the second book I've read by this author. I continue to be amazed by her writing and storytelling abilities. Let me first say that the ONLY reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is because at times it was a bit too dark for me. That being said, I really, really, really liked it! I got about 20% in and thought it may not be my thing. I pushed on, and by 30% in I was COMPLETELY hooked. There was no turning back or stopp ...more
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I just dont know what to say, this book was just evil but then again we were warned. This is the first time reading LaTeisha and even though it was a sick and tortured one it will not be my last. Her writing is spot on and you will definitely be intrigued, i could not put it down no matter how many times i cringed, my heart broke and said just no! Ashlyn, what can i say, she is just completely broken and i just wanted to give her a hug since she really had noone from day one. Then there is Caesa ...more
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Vanquished by LeTeisha Newton is a full length, stand alone DARK novel. I dont want to call it romance, because there isnt much romance in this read.
Meet Ashlyn and Caesar. Both are complicated people, damaged through their past and circumstances. Theyre twisted minds and they play each other masterfully. Theyre a sick couple, have a special dynamic and find their own kind of co-existence.
She was offered to him, he takes her. He seems like a man without a conscience. She wants to be free of her
Treena Ross - Rockstar Book Muse
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Dark Book Lovers

First off this is a new author to me and WOW WOW WOW!!

This is my top dark read for 2017 I can not even begin to tell you how good this book is. If you want to know what it is about read the synopsis and then read the book. I am here to tell you that this is a banger from the very beginning to the very end.

This author tells us a story so full of everything and so much is happening and these characters Caesar and Ashlyn are so broken that all you can do is sit for the ride and you will want
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Writing professionally since 2008, LeTeisha Newton’s love of romance novels began long before it should have. After spending years sneaking reads from her grandmother’s stash, she finally decided to pen her own tales. As many will do during their youth, she bounced from fantasy, urban literature, mainstream, interracial, paranormal, heterosexual, and LGBT works until she finally rested in contempo ...more
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