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(Love Don't Cost a Thing #2)

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Captive. Pet. Lover. Pawn…

Darkness lives inside Damir Ravnikar, and that darkness craves one thing: me. Rich, ruthless, and handsome as sin, Damir’s promised me the world to make up for my life’s myriad disappointments.

But his promise comes with a price.

Damir intends to use me to hunt down his double-crossing brother. With every jewel, every kiss, I can feel myself losing
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Paperback, 414 pages
Published January 3rd 2020 by Independently published (first published October 22nd 2019)
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Isabella. R
5 Bloodthirsty Queen Stars ⭐

Blood and Violence

Fear and Arousal

This is their love story…

Bethany is a young woman who has carved out a nice little life for herself despite growing up in foster care.   As the secretary of one of the wealthiest Ravnikar brothers, she has become familiar with the finer things in life; something her salary doesn’t cover.  Bethany isn’t opposed to sugaring. What’s better then wealthy men willing to shower her with gifts? She's convinced that this drives her happiness.
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Jen
*****4.5 Stars!!!!****
I loved this book! It was a lot darker than the first, but I expected that considering this was about anti-hero; Damir! He may be the younger brother but that doesn’t mean he’s the sweetest. Oh no, Damir is quite psychotic... in fact, in this instalment he’s trying to find his brother to kill him. What he doesn’t count on is falling in love!

Bethany was Damir’s brother’s secretary, but after an encounter between Bethany and Damir, they realize they share the same lust for b
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Melanie A.
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 STARS!
"If you crave someone who will love you to the point of obsession then I'm your man."
Brianna Hale never lets me down! This book was crazy and I loved it . . . because what's not to love about a huge sociopath?

I'm sorry, do you not find that to be a very credible claim? But I swear, it's the truth. Somehow Ms. Hale managed to write about Damir Ravnikov's psychotic ways with a wonderful undercurrent of sarcastic humor.
I feel myself unclench a little. People saying
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4.5 Stars



Bethany Voight leads a fairly private life and has certain proclivities that make finding someone to excite her nearly impossible. But when all implodes at Ravnikar Enterprises, thanks to the man who always intrigued Bethany, she prepares for the chase. Damir Ravnikar is a man of many shady talents who isn’t ashamed of his base needs and recognizes a similar craving in Bethany. Taking what he wants, Damir is a true predator about to stake claim.

“Do this often then? Kidnapping?”
“Jeal
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The Sassy Bookworm
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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description I'm honestly running out of things to say in my reviews for this author. 😂 Again, this was an excellent read. Well written and well paced. Hot sex. No OW or OM drama. Great characters, and a plot that kept me hooked from beginning to the end. The only tiny niggle I had, was I wish we had gotten a little more of an "in the future" look at this couple. But perhaps we will get an extended epilogue at some point?? Another fantastic read from this talented (and super sweet) author! Bring on the next
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warhawke
Genre: Dark Romance
Type: Book 2 of Love Don’t Cost a Thing series
POV: First Person - Dual
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Bethany Voight lived a normal life to everyone’s eyes, but deep down inside she craved darkness that can’t be fulfilled by just anybody. Damir Ravnikar’s thirst for revenge knew no boundaries. Harboring similar depravity, he took whatever he wanted like he owned it and she happened to be just the tool he needed. Together, they embarked on a journey of lust and vengeance, but they must decide what the
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Jade Violet
Oh, these two crazy kids!!!! Lap of Luxury picks off where Come To Daddy left off. The first book was Mikhail 'Misha' Ravinikar and Ciara's book. This one starts off right after they've gone into hiding after setting up Damir Ravnikar, Misha's brother. Damir was one crazy, murdering psycho in the first one and I really didn't think I was going to like this book but it blew Misha's book away, IMO. Damir is a wanted man and vows to hunt down Misha, fleeing the country but not before kidnapping Bet ...more
Meredith, the expert at evil scheming
The thing about me—the super fucked up and secret thing—is that I like horror films. Like like them. As in, some people watch pornos to get off, and I watch slasher flicks and gore fests.

I can pinpoint the exact moment I went wrong in my life. I was thirteen years old, and I was alone at home watching Predator in one of my foster homes. I forget which one. There were so many through my teenage years. While I was watching the movie, every time the Predator creature appeared, I felt all…funny.
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Aou
So funny and incredible story flowed smoothly.
Darlene I read WAY to many books
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Diana
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Do Not Disturb
*read on KU. No need of sugar daddies called promo teams*

I was even more entranced by book 2 than book 1 and book 1 was already so AMAZING! A lot of intrigue. Cuteness in the midst of a lot of darkness. The main couple was once again FIRE, and oh, how I loved seeing Beth get her man. There was a lot of chemistry here!!!! With lots of twists, this story was another guaranteed page-turner. I had a lot of fun reading this duet. The new covers are so pretty, I CANNOT DEAL.

ORIGINAL
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Beneath The Covers Blog
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, sonal, 2019-reads
Full review can be found HERE --> https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

*ARC provided for a voluntary honest review.* ~Sonal
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benevolent bastard
I absolutely loved this!
Bethany is my type of heroine. Her crazy matched Damir so perfectly. I felt her voice and she was not anyone’s pushover. I loved every moment of this!
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Omggg this was SUCH A GOOD DARK ROMANCE!! I loved Damir and Bethany, even more than Misha and Ciara. Theirs is a dark, twisted kind of romance that I was crazy addicted to. It’s full of steam, suspense, and surprisingly humor too! I just really loved this book and can’t wait to read more from Brianna Hale.
Mimiorphee
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2019
I've been waiting for Bethany and Damir's story since I read Come to Daddy a few months ago and here it is!

Lap of Luxury (Love Don't Cost a Thing #2) will take you on an enticing journey, where action mixes with intensity.


Damir is a true antihero I loved from the beginning. Ruthless and merciless, he also hides a side of him that somehow touched me. Family, revenge and betrayal fuel his emotions, enhancing his mercurial behavior.

The author perfectly explored his darkness, as much from his busine
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Ath
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-romance
quite a suspense. feels like watching Bond movies.
Jacqueline Reads
May 10, 2020 rated it did not like it
I don’t know what went wrong but it spiralled so fast. I read the first book in this duet. I liked it. I was prepared to like this too, but I was wrong which honestly makes me a little sad. I do like other things this author has written, and I think every book can find a home. This particular one just wasn’t for me.
Warning: this review will be long. I’ll have spoilers at the end which I will very clearly mark, but it’s also quite possibly the part of the review I’m the most proud of.
Here’s the p
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JadeC
Jun 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!! rtc.. this one was so much wilder than Come to Daddy 😌
Aynur| #freePalestine
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cringe, read-in-2019
2.5 stars

Dark Romance? Dark where?!!
💜VGreedyReader🖤
Bethany and Damir are a perfect bloody match.

I love how Damir goes unapologetically after what he wants and Bethany doesn’t take any BS and replies with an attitude to match.

This couple is a clear example of two halves of an apple coming finally together, they’re so perfect for each other and their chemistry is so powerful the reader can easily relate.

This author managed to create a perfect story in just a stand alone novel delivering the right amount of events to make the characters evolve and
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Sammy ❤️Just Let Me Read Blog ❤️
Lap of Luxury by Brianna Hale is an edgy, suspenseful, and unbelievably sexy story that thrilled me from start to finish. Damir and Bethany’s journey was full of delicious tension and had a storyline that grabbed onto me with both hands and did not let go until the very end.

“Run, run, princesa. You only make the chase all the sweeter.”

I have been looking forward to this book for quite some time and was so happy to find that it exceeded my expectations. Hale’s writing is so good and her storytel
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Jeanne
2nd book in dual book series, “Loves Don’t Cost a Thing”
Main characters: Damir Ravnikar & Bethany, Mikhail Ravnikar’s secretary. Told in dual POV.

This is a suspenseful story about Revenge, with a capital R. Damir is driven to exact deathly revenge on both Caria and his brother Mikhail, who betrayed Damir by first providing money to Ciara to pay back Damir, second for having a relationship with Caria and therefore putting her above Damir’s family relationship with Mikhail, and finally for obliter
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s
Apr 06, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-star
naur what was this
febrvaryfriday☾
Jun 20, 2021 marked it as did-not-finish
dnf @ 12% | i picked this up solely for the sake of finishing a series but yeah, i‘m just not really interested right now and i‘m totally fine with where book 1 ended!
Misha
Mar 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
I literally couldn’t put this down and finished it in one day. In a story with themes like kidnapping, murder, dubious consent, etc., it was surprisingly lighthearted, relaxed, and oddly realistic. I’m so tired of dark romance novels with completely ridiculous characters and reactions that aren’t convincing or relatable in the slightest. There was something grounded and real about this one. And our heroine was fucking cool and had a good head on her shoulders.

I thought the big conflict/action s
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Julia
Love this author but the plot made ZERO sense and everyone had over the top reactions to everything.
Babel
I am astounded. I was expecting dark romance, but this goes beyond the norm into ironic, witty, psychological territory that breaks boundaries between fun and wrong, hot and morbid, emotional and insane.

Ever imagined a psycopath with a soul and a prudish lady with macabre tendencies falling in love like puzzles from hell? This could be something like that 😂

Damir Ravnikar is a well-dressed brute, with a honed sense of revenge and a twisted sensual streak. He is the charismatic psycopath who tee
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Anna Whin
Oct 01, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i liked this one better than the first! this book was so funny. idk it was like dark humor throughout the entire thing. i love love love Damir & Bethany so much. their dynamic, chemistry, literally everything about them was adorable. Damir was the villain in the first book and he is still sort of a villain in this book but i absolutely ate this shit up. they made me laugh more times than i could count and honestly a funny ass couple even though this book is sold as a ‘dark’ romance. the plot was ...more
Heather
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
I DEVOURED this book! I couldn't put it down! I loved it so much! I loved how dark and twisted Damir was with the hints of vulnerability. And OMG....serious high five to Bethany at the end!😂 I thought she was great too and a really unique heroine!

“Is this your bedroom?” I whisper.
He mumbles a sleepy assent.
“Aren’t you going to tie me up?”
“Go to sleep, princesa."
“What if I try and kill you in the night?”
His teeth gleam in the darkness as he grins. “You know I love foreplay.”
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