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Punish

(Protect #1)

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A dark tale of obsession, beauty, and lust! Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Bestseller Vivian Wood writes dark romance as OLIVIA RYANN.

Stolen and abducted… yet in the same stroke, saved.
On one hand, I escaped certain death at the hands of people who have already hurt me.
On the other, now I’m trapped with him.
The rival of my abuser, who is every bit as ter
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Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published January 22nd 2019 (first published January 14th 2019)
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❤️ Paulette  Alphas Review
Title: ➳ ❤- Punish
Series ➳ Protect Series #2
Author: ➳ Olivia Ryann


Publication: ➳ January 22nd 2019
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ღ This author has a tendency of drawing you in & once she does that she refuses to let you go until the very end there's no exception in this case…

➳Dryas Aetós, his sole purpose in life as of the moment is to destroy anything good and Father Derrik life . Dryas fast learns that Rouge is that one thing that he can destroy
Dryas love a challenge, especially a beautiful one.

➳Rue lost her
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Coco.V
May 11, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
🎁 FREE on Amazon today (5/12/2019)! 🎁
Yolanda Olson
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this story.

Olivia Ryann delivers a dark and wickedly sinful story in Punish. In a world where a princess is being sought by more than one man, is love really an option? Masterfully written, this book continues the story of Rue and Dryas, and will leave you eagerly hungering for more
Teresa Lara
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love Rue and Dryas.Intense forbidden amazing ready for possess
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Punish by Olivia Ryann is the second book in the Protect Series but is the story of Dryas and Rue. Book one which is "Provoke' starts their introduction so its a quick read but you may want to read that to fully enjoy their story here.
Dryas is out for revenge against Father Derrick who killed someone dear to him. Dryas thinks that Rue is the way to get that because she is important to Father Derrick's plans. Rue and her sister have been raised in the convent where things were not easy but now Fa
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TotallyBookish
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Punish is a very promising start to what appears to be an intense and deliciously erotic romance. It is a heart-warming story where the heroine is the damsel in distress that falls irrevocably in love with her captor turned savior. I know that the whole captive/captor theme is highly overused by now and sometimes, you get the feeling that authors are merely repeating the same story, and that the only difference is the characters and the setting. But this book is not like that. Why? You might ask ...more
Patty
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rue is on the run. She is running away from the church and the pre-arranged wedding to Prince Henrick. If Father Derrick catches her he is going to punish her or worse. She can’t let them catch her. They have big plans for her and the end result is not in her favor.

Dryas is out for revenge. Still filling the guilt raging through him for killing his brother, he sets on a new path of revenge. Revenge against his #1 enemy, Father Derrick. Father Derrick took someone from him. Someone dear to him. K
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Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
Nothing and I mean NOTHING will prepare you or your emotions for this couple! Rue and Dryas are at constant odds with one another but every so often each allows a little emotion to show and its through those brief moments that you feel the depths of their souls! The strength that Rue has keeps Dryas coming for more but even though she can stand her ground with him she has others that know how to play her emotions and bring her down! Dryas is too learning her weaknesses and trying to use them to ...more
Bibliophile  Chloe
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Protect Series - Book 2

The continuing story of Dryas and Rue.

The suave Aetos brother, Dryas is coming to grips on what he has done to his brother and in also stealing Rue from the church.

The sheltered Rue, or was she as sheltered as Dryas thought? She is so naive in some things and too worldly in others.

This is an exciting instalment in this series! The ending is going to leave you gasping for more!

Well done!
Karin
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There’s nothing I can even say about this to do it justice and I’m already on pins and needles waiting for the next one!! This story starts where the prequel ended and omg am I dying!!! It was chalk full of suspense, darkness, mystery and you don’t know what truly is going to happen next. This might be my new favorite series if it continues in this direction of epicness
Anna
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The cliffhanger queen strikes again...can't wait for the next book!!

Olivia is killing me with these cliffhangers! Dryas has told Rue he will have her innocence, but she will give it to him willingly. They are isolated at a seaside castle. Dryas veers between disarming her, deprogramming the years with the church, and scaring her. He is convinced he will be getting her virginity. Unbeknownst to him, Rue was befouled by the evil Father Derrick. Their time in the castle is almost idyllic. He works
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Beyond The Covers Blog
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romaine
Rue is a naive and sheltered young woman who has lived in the convent with her sister for the past eight years. Horrible things happen behind the closed doors of the convent, especially Father Derricks. When Rue overhears Father Derrick and Prince Henrick discussing that she is not only heir to King Rebel but that her fate is sealed after the marriage, she decides to run. She ends up running straight into the arms of her kidnapper.

Dryas is guilt ridden over the loss of his young love and his bro
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E Loprete
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am voluntarily reviewing this book. OMG!!! Olivia Ryann has done it again, Punish book 2 is a dark, edgy, thrilling story filled with twists and turns, lies, murder and betrayals. This installment will leave you anxious from beginning to end. All I can say is that my heart was beating with every page that I read wondering what is going to happen next to these amazing characters. Rue has been taken by Dryas while fleeing from Father Derrik and now is his prisoner. Will he be able to get his rev ...more
Jolene St Germain Triggs
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Wow! She hooked me in from the first word on this one. This is the second book in the Protect Series. It connects with the Cherish series, though you don't need to read that one to make sense of this one (though I would since its amazing). I was intrigued by Dryas from the first book, what makes him tick, what drives him? Whats with his hatred for his brother? Unfortunately, this book gives few answers and poses ALOT more questions, though my faith is in this author, she gave us answers when we ...more
Heather  The Hatters
Jan 19, 2019 rated it liked it
You MUST read Provoke before you even read Punish. I was given the chance to read an advanced readers copy for an honest review.

This storyline has so much potential, sadly for me it just is not one that I will continue with. I guess when I decided to read this and it says a dark mafia read I expect to read a story that includes some kind of mafia. Now don't get me wrong this is a dark read with some of the things that the characters have been through especially the heroine.

Dryas is dark and my
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Missy Brown
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What another amazing read by Olivia Ryann. She is so good at writing dark romances that will have you coming back for more. Lots of emotions for me in this one, I was frustrated with Rue and Dryas, it was driving me crazy yet, so freaking amazing this story. And that ending, so beware, there is a cliffhanger.

So much happens here, Rue escapes from father Derrik, but then Dryas gets her. He has a card up his sleeve to make sure she minds him, her sister. She is just a pawn in Dryas game to get rev
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Jackie D
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just when I think I've got Olivia Ryann's torrential torment all figured out, I read Punish, and it's back to the drawing board for me cursing her and her evil plot twisty, hot and oh so suspenseful ways!
Talk about hooking me from page one!
Surprises around every turn- including how Dyras and Rue are!
The not so well thought out plan, the multitude of secrets and their layers, the heat, the pure evil lurking, innocence, darkness, and shades of grey, and the confusion. It all wraps itself around a
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Kira Assad
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dryas and Rue's story pulls you right in and doesn't let go! Not only is it hot, but the characters are so fascinating to read about. My heart goes out to both characters who have suffered greatly in very different ways. Dryas has lost his love, taken by a deplorable man who hides behind the cloth, and then there is Rue who has lost almost everything that she has to the same man. Although Dryas takes Rue for revenge, they both find comfort with each other through the losses they have both experi ...more
Lofty
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
4*
Rue is unhappy she’s been forced to marry Prince Henrik by father Derrik. After escaping before her wedding she was captured by Dryas Aetos. He plans to control her & to gain revenge from Derrik for Aurelia’s death. More secrets to be uncovered.
We urgently need Possess!!
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Kasey McCarthy
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rue has lived in the church for years but now she’s expected to marry. She decides a change of plans is in order. Dryas has been watching and sees his chance to punish the Father at the church. That’s where Rue comes in but will he get what he wants? Will Rue’s plans work out in her favor?
Carmen  Torres
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Of you thought Provoke is dark. Read Punish for one hell of a ride. Dark,sensual,twisted. Need I say more. You'll be missing out on a phenomenal book. Excellent characters you love to hate. Will you root for a happy ending, read my fears read. Can't wait for more. ...more
Bookbytch5 janet Gray
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dryas and Rue story pick up were it all started in Provoke, Once I started reading this dark beautiful story. Want the next book now. A MUST READ, I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy. Loved it Olivia

Warning ends on a cliffhanger.
Anadosen
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I started reading I couldn't put it down.Olivia Ryann is magnifysent and amazing writer.I cannot wait to read more of there books.Keep up the great work.You should definitely read this book.Can't wait for the next book.
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Jaime Reynolds
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Captivating and addictive

Captivating and addictive read. Once I started this dark and beautiful story I did not want to put it down. Dryas is a arrogant man who simply takes what he wants without a care. Delicate and broken Rue is one of his unfortunate victims. The twists this story takes will have you in the edge of your seat wanting more of these two characters.
Madeleine
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I cannot believe what I just read! I wanted to choke everyone from Rue to Dryas to Father Derrik. Oh em gee. This is an amazing series. It will keep you wanting more and more. I cannot wait until the next book. There is a cliffhanger so be aware.
Amy Dickinson
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Olivia Ryann’s Punish is the second book of her new Protect series. This series follows one of the Aetos brothers, Dryas. In her first series, the Cherish series, we read the story of Dryas’s brother, Arsen. At the end of that series, Dryas plays heavily into its end. With the Protect series, we see some of the “fall-out” from his actions. Even more, Dryas is contriving to problematize the life of a new character, Father Derrick.

With the first book, Provoke, (you can read my review of that book
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Lynn Reynolds
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rue Buchel’s not sure what her future will hold. Dryas Aetos has an agenda when it comes to Rue. It’s that agenda that is the driving force for this next addition to the Protect series. This book showed how in some ways they are the same. But like the first book, in no way did I feel that this was a romance.

This series is like a serial or soap opera. You have to keep reading in order to find out what’s going on. Maybe it leads to a romance, and maybe not, but the only way you will find out is if
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Karina
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Where do I even start? The story of Rue and Dryas continues when Dryas finally catches Rue on her attempt to escape on her arranged marriage to Prince Henrick and the tortured life she has lived in the convent under the control of Father Derrik. The back and forth between Dryas and Rue is bittersweet. Rue is so confused when it comes to her feelings towards Dryas. She has been told she behaves in a tempting and wrong way. Yet, she is not the one who is that way. Father Derrik is the one who is a ...more
Stephanie Ditmore
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. We pick up where we left off, Rue running as fast as she can away from the Prince and Father Derrick, knowing what her fate will be she needs to leave, only to be caught by someone dark, evil and maniacal. Dryas is beyond happy with himself nabbing her out of the clutches of Father Derrick. Dryas and Rue’s story is gut wrenching and will pull at your heart strings. These two are more alike than they know. All he wants to do is use her ...more
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Olivia Ryann is the dark romance pen name of Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Top 20 Bestseller Vivian Wood. She loves poetic phrases and bits of melodic memories. She adores dominant, hard men and soft, fragile women with backbones made of steel. She wants to put them together as often as possible, in unconventional ways.

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