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4.41  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  40 reviews
“Whatever your dark tastes may be, this is where you transition from your tattered and stained and mundane life into Black Ties, our underground world of pain and pleasure, dominance and submission.”

Desi is no stranger to pain. Her young, newlywed life had been blissfully perfect before tragedy turned it into daily emotional hell. When she meets a kind stranger outside a m
Kindle Edition, 380 pages
Published September 15th 2019 by Brynn Ford
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Nov 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Lisa Roberts
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was absolutely outstanding the characters are amazing and so well written I couldnt turn the pages fast enough at the intensity of these characters situation. Things happen and thats life and I cannot wait for more I need to know it all.
Desi and Vaughn are newlyweds with all their life ahead of them. A tragic event occurs and throws them into turmoil and so much pain. Desi meets a stranger outside a club named Black Ties and she begins to see a different way to handle her heartache. Law owns the Black Tie club and is attracted to Desi but respects her marriage and wishes not to cheat on Vaughn. The couple go through so much but start to come out the other side. I can't wait to read the next book to see what happens with Law and ...more
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After reading the description of this book I wasnt sure if i wanted to read it or not...cheating is a hard limit for me..
But I'm so glad I gave in and read it...I seriously could not put it down...there were times I wanted to throw my kindle and stop reading but I knew I had to keep going and see what heart breaks for them...ALL...great characters you cant help but fall in love only issue was the ending....just like most readers I hate cliffhangers and wanna know how this
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a new author to me that I without a shadow of a doubt will read again. This book is so intense you feel it seeping of the pages leaving you raw and your head in a loop. Desi and Vaughn thought they’d be the perfect couple for life until there life is turned upside down and are just trying to deal with the hand that’s been dealt until Desi thinks she might of found a outlet for her pain. This is definitely one I would recommend reading!!

I voluntarily reviewed a advanced readers copy of th
Wendy Livingstone
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in a new series, and is Desi and Vaughn’s story. This is a well written dark story which is heartbreaking, and with an engaging plot, as well as secrets and love. I look forward to reading the 2nd book in this riveting series.
Alisha Eadle
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Brynn Ford for providing an ARC to #Blue via #NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review

Blue by Brynn Ford centers around three people: Desi/Blue, wife to Vaughn and suffering from an unimaginable loss, Vaughn, Desi's incredibly loving husband, who is struggling watching his wife and marriage circle the drain, and Law, Desi's friend and a dominant who is suffering in his own way.

I will start this out by admitting that after reading the first few chapters, I wasn't
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
It was a reading that surprised me enormously because it was not what I expected.
Love each main and supporting character because they are all so complex and human.

I could feel Desi's emotional pain.
I could feel Vaughn's betrayal.
I could feel Law's love.
I could feel the strength of Ris.

As I progressed I was consumed by sadness, anger, confusion and frustration. I can't share some decisions made but that just goes to show how real the author tried to make both Desi and Vaughn feel. That ending lef
Kayla Pocernich
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. Brynn had me hooked from the first couple of pages. I truly enjoyed reading this book and I couldn't wait to read the second book in this series. ...more
Natalie Alice
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I recieved a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book is amazing. Desi and Vaughn are relatable characters.

This is a new author for me and I will read more of her stuff.

This is raw and it will leave you wanting more.

Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
This book was an emotional rollercoaster but I loved all of it. It was a unique storyline and I definitely recommend it!
Denai Piscopo
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Steamy, sexy, erotic, playful and sensual novel that plays with a little bdsm. Not my usual read but definitely worth a read. Whitt’s banter and some great characters make you thoroughly enjoy this book. Thank you for my ARC
Billie Gillespie
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blue is the first novel in a duo series. Desi falls in love at first sight with Vaughn while giving a college tour. The two get pregnant and married within months of knowing each other, but everything falls apart when Desi loses the baby. Desi can't forgive herself and winds up running into Law on a late night run. Law runs several club and introduces Desi into the world of dominance and submission. Is Desi cheating on her husband if she is only looking to Law for pleasure, not pain? Can she not ...more
Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I think this book is probably worth 4 1/2 stars, I'm not going to round it up to five for one reason. This is book one of a duet and the very fact that it's left me with a cliff hanger means that I'm just going to hold onto that last half star for now.
This is a story about love and about pain. It's about physical pain in the form of a BDSM relationship, or rather some relationships. It's also about the pain of loss and love. I probably should have included this at the beginning of the review, bu
Boys in Books are Better
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my wow!!

I just...I can't even find the right words to describe this story. I can't wait for book 2 to come out to see how it all ends. The storylines of Desi and Vaughn, Desi and Law, Vaughn and Law, Ris and Law...I feel like this story has true potential to be something real life. I feel nearly equal parts heartbroken, proud, and angry at Desi throughout the entire story.

There are points where I want my own husband to be Vaughn.

I know we tend to read to escape real life normalcy...but I tr
Nicole Bannister
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Enjoyed everything about this book there was nothing I didn't like about the book. I Like the story that was being told. I Like the setting,the writing style,the plot,the plot twists and the characters in the book were amazing.I would gladly reread it again. I Also like the concept of the book. I Would recommend this book to anyone. ...more
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Nov 27, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it

Brynn Ford is a new to me author and the first book I read had after reading the back of the book, intrigued captured and kept my attention. You find books that come into your life that you know you will read it more than once.

Reading this you feel the layers of emotions from happy to sad to really just being pissed, the characters are easy to invest in, their personalities endearing. What do you do when you have to deal with an all-encompassing pain, that keeps you on a roller coaster and you
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So unexpectedly good! I was expecting to enjoy this newest release based on the tease but what I got was more than I expected. Emotionally satisfying, sizzling heat and surprises that will have you asking so much questions, this was beyond fantastic. The emotional turmoil that I could not personally want to be in brought the characters to life from the start to the end. I loved how the characters evolved and how they fit so perfectly with each other. I can’t wait for the next book in this series ...more
Clayr Catherall
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
So glad I read this book!

I wasn’t sure at first as it did have a sensitive subject, that I have personally suffered through. That and I don’t usually read books that have anything to do with cheating. Yet once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. It was so good!
I needed to know what happened with all the characters. I got so caught up in the storyline.

Can’t wait to read more by this author
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am so in love with this book. I absolutely love Desi,Vaughn, Law and Ris. Wow what a story. So much heartbreak but also so much love. Definitely love alpha men who will do anything for their women. I was not ready for this book to end so I definitely am ready for next book. If I could rate this a 100 stars I would. Loved it that much
Leah Blanks
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow this book was amazing I absolutely loved it I have read books kinda of like this one but this one was more intense and after reading it I was like omg I need the next one to this one it was soo good and can’t wait to find out more
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m so glad I took a chance to read this book. It was more than I ever expected. I love Desi and Vaughn, and Law and Ris. I can’t wait to read the next part to see what happens next. Another new author I’m glad I found!
Mona williams
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
this book was intense! they had everything until one day it was ripped from them. now she is broken shell of a person. she meets a guy who might beable to help with her pain. her husband is getting nervous that something is wrong. read to find out what happens.
Gina Burkart
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a roller coaster ride of emotional feeling through out this book
This is a amazing start to this series
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review.

Desi is no stranger to pain. Her young, newlywed life had been blissfully perfect before tragedy turned it into a daily emotionally awful place to be. When she meets a kind stranger outside a mysterious members only club, she's drawn into a secret world that promises to show her how to turn her pain into pleasure.
Vaughn would do anything to protect his wife and save his marriage. When he discovers explainable bruises and marks o
Caitlyn Warren
Oct 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is more than a typical romance/erotic story. The main characters, Desi and Vaughn, start out a whirlwind romance that ends in loss. Desi spirals into depression with and begins to push away her husband Vaughn. She finally starts to find herself again through pain, masterfully delivered by the dark and mysterious Law. Only problem, this is all happening behind Vaughn's back.

I don't think I've read a book before that dealt so heavily with cheating. It was uncomfortable at times and awkward a
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do not typically read romance or erotica given the genres are notoriously filled with cheap characterization and shallow dialogue. Blue caught my eye because of its high ratings. I gave it a try and to my surprise breezed through it. I was hooked on the book's philosophically challenging mediation of loyalty and consequence within the characters' partnerships. Ford does a good job showing the inner psyche of her characters, making them emotionally exposed and refreshingly articulate. The sex s ...more
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, kindle
OMG....This book...It shattered my heart, played with my emotions, got me all hot and bothered and the ending left me without release, wanting more. This book dominated me!!! I absolutely loved every single character, Desi/Blue, her husband, Vaughn, Law/Jasper and Christina/Ris. All of them had flaws, they weren't perfect, but in the sense they were perfect because they were so real. I've never experienced the loss that Desi and Vaughn did, but their grief was raw, devastating and I felt it, in ...more
This book is freaking FANTASTIC!!!!!! It has everything a storyline, a love story, BDSM, sex, acceptance, understanding. I am in love, I need a man like Vaughn in my life.

Characters are so beautifully written, with their psyche exposed, and their emotions laid bare for us to feel through and understand. This was kind of read where you want to keep your book aside but also want to learn what happens next. It was so gripping, I can't even tell.

This is what a romance novel needs to be, relatable
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