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Under His Rule

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His Family. His rules.

Some people have loving homes.
Mine only has laws.
And she will learn to obey …
When I found Natalie alone and afraid, I knew she was the one.
She came to me looking for answers to her past.
But every dark desire has a price.
Now she’s here in my domain, locked in the dark, waiting for me ...
And I am more than ready to make her submit.

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Kindle Edition, 317 pages
Published February 20th 2020
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Amanda
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
To be honest when I first started reading this book, I was like, uh WHAT, I'm not liking it at all. Once I calmed down, because hey, let's face it I have NEVER been disappointed by Clarissa Wild's books, I was like ok, I get it.
I'm sure everyone is looking at this review going what the heck is she talking about, but it might just be ME, because it book rocks. Clarissa never disappoints. I have been through a lot of emotions reading it but now I'm like bring it on for book 2.
I'm not sure how I fe
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Clarissa Wild
Jan 29, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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EXCERPT

Prologue

Natalie

I never realized how scary the darkness could be if you’re surrounded by it against your will.
My body lies frozen on the cold, hard floor, my clattering teeth the only sound I hear for hours.
I don’t know where I am. Or how I came here.
All I remember is him.
The man with a smile so cumbersome it made mine disappear.
Crack. Crack.
I lift my head. The door squeaks, and the lock unhinges. When daylight breaks through, a
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Jen
Well, I’m pleased to say that I actually really got into this one! As you know, I have been having troubles getting into my reads lately due to this pandemic. This story though, kept me on my toes!

It’s a darker theme and full of suspense and mystery. The setting mainly takes place in a cult where the heroine is kidnapped and taken by one of the “patriarchs” of the cult. He wants her really bad and will go to any lengths to make her his! The thing is.. there is way more going on and we end up ge
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Nina ~ Meleth Bookaddicted ~
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m not exactly sure where to start with this one. It’s different from Clarissa Wild’s previous works. It’s delicious, dangerous and troubling – and definitely its own brand of unique. It’s controversial and in all honesty my mind is still reeling to come to grips with what it just read. And yet I wouldn’t classify this one as dark but more as grey romance.

UNDER HIS RULE is the tale of stubborn, strong-willed Natalie and enigmatic, dominant Noah, set in a world – a cult, if you will – where men
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MJ Symmonds
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First and foremost, I have always loved CW books since the first one I read years ago and that has not changed. But going into this book I was actually not in the mood to read a dark romance. When an author can draw you into their world on the very first page this shows the true worth of a great writer.

I was absolutely consumed by this book. When I was reading I couldn't put it down, when I wasn't reading I was thinking about the next time I could pick it up. This book was nothing like I expect
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Ravenous eReader Book Blog
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
It's not a love story wrapped in pretty paper.

It's not sugar and spice and everything nice...

You won't find boy meets girl then they run to the altar and make babies...

Thank goodness for dark romance!

Call me twisted. Call me weird. Call me whatever you want, but this read was everything I look for in this genre.

Finding love in real life isn't always a bed of roses. Sometimes people end up with an unlikely person in an unlikely situation. So, why should fiction be any different? I'm SO glad Clar
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Peggy
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Definitely slightly different from this author’s norm. The storyline is unique and a little troubling. My mind is a bit befuddled regarding this book. I’m not sure how I feel about the subject matter. Part of me was yelling at my kindle - part of me was hoping the story would end how I wanted. The storyline is unique - a little troubling as well. The writing is well written and I love that it is free from edits which is become it rarer these days but Clarissa’s books are always in good form. Thi ...more
Courtney
Received ARC from Author for Honest Review.

I Give this Book a 5/5 Star Rating.

Cliffhanger(?): Heck Yeah!

Dark: 4.5-5/5, rating is higher due to the cult factor.
Psychological: 4.5-5/5
Romance: 2/5, Not a Bad Rating(!) It Fits the Book (For Now Lol)
Suspenses 5/5
Drama: 5/5
Heat: 4-4.5/5, This rating includes also Dark Heat.

I Will Give No Spoilers!
I don’t read many cult books, NOT Because I dislike them, quite the opposite actually. I Highly Enjoy them, but it’s hard to find really good ones that will
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Jennifer Hinson
“Caught by the devil. Taken by his henchmen. Just to become … his.”

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Prior to this read I’ve experienced two of Wild’s books......both were as opposite rating wise as they could possibly be, so I didn’t know how to feel going into this new duet. The last book I read by her (Cruel Boy) was a 5 star and one of my fav reads of last year. A Debt Owed was such a complete snooze-fest that I didn’t even read the second book. So where would this one fall on the Clarissa spectrum? I was about to find out..
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Gemma
Feb 25, 2020 rated it liked it
This has been a particularly hard review for me to write!

I must say first off, I love Clarissa Wild, and her books.
However....

This book just didnt do it for me, I found the situation more disturbing than romantic.

As a rule, for me anyway ,romance/ dark romance books take you to a place you can only dream of. With characters you could only dream of meeting .
For me this book didn't do that. I found myself grateful I wasn't a character from it, and hope I never have the same experience.

My 3 sta
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Dora Harvey
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

Wow! This book is simply phenomenal. What can I say—you will be astonished by the cliffhanger! This is a different type of story, but an amazing read! This story will keep you on the edge of your seat to find out what happened next. I was flabbergasted with the unexpected revelations that happened, but it is jaw-dropping good! Noah belongs to the Family, a lifestyle he was raised in and accepted. Noah is one who will manipulate anyone to
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Joelle
Wow ! This story drew you right in right from the very beginning and kept you turning the pages to the very end.My hear pounded through the entire story and it kept me on the seat of my pants the entire time.This story was one that was sad and totally whacked and one of that was way out of my comfort zone but, we loved every minute of it.

This story was definitely emotional and heartfelt and one that tugs on your heart string.We loved the characters both good and bad as they were intriguing and r
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Vania Nunes
Feb 22, 2020 rated it liked it
This is not a simple romance.
Talks about losses, encounters, submission, regrets, passion; expiation, and sex, a lot of sex.

Natalie always wanted to find out about her past.
One day, she read an article about a cult that was passing through the city gathering new members. And one of the men had on his hand a tattoo of a symbol that Natalia knew well. It was the same design she had on a scarf, the one that wrapped her up as a baby.

Looking for answers, she goes to that meeting.
The place that seemed
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Misty Schott
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully twisted beginning to this dark romance series.

Natalie has been curious about where she came from for a long time. She has a scarf with a symbol on it that was with her when she was put in the orphanage. When she sees a man with the same symbol tattooed on his hand she is curious and goes to a recruitment meeting to see if he will give her the answers she seeks. The instant Noah sees the beautiful young woman with a scarf on that has his family's symbol, he knows he's found the one he
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Heather Miller
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have read a lot of other books by Ms. Wild. I always enjoy them. This one was no different.

I was absolutely consumed by this book! I couldn't put it down! When I wasn't reading I was thinking about the next time I could pick it up.

Natalie can't remember much from her younger years. She was in the orphanage growing up.

One night Natalie wanders into a club area where she doesn't belong. Noah sees the beautiful young woman and he knows he's found the one he's been looking for. Noah captures he
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Mackenzie Bibliophile
I am not sure if this book just wants for me or what, but I wasn’t a fan of it. The writing was great, Clarissa wrote a very interesting story, but I just couldn’t get into it. A “romance” based on a polygamous cult community is an interesting concept and if that’s what you want to read then give this a try. I however had a hard time connecting with the characters or really caring about either Noah or Natalie let alone any of the side characters. There were a lot of questions that were withheld ...more
April Symes
Under His Rule by Clarissa Wild is the story of Noah and Natalie. This is one psychologically dark, with a steamy suspenseful thriller read. Without giving anything away, just know that this is gritty, gripping, raw, dark, twisted, full of loss, secrets and heartbreak, yet there is plenty of sex and passion. Ms. Wild has written a intensely great read with characters that will have you completely invested in literally 0.5 seconds flat. The chemistry between them is electrifying. The cliffhanger ...more
Lisa
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
I didn’t know what I was getting into based on the blurb. This was a brutal religious cult with dark themes. A closed community where the men rule, have hard rules and driven by the word of God. And lots of orgys in this community. This is suspenseful as we slowly learn the mystery behind “the Family” and their (Noah and Natalie) childhood.
Natalie is an outsider who followed Noah back to his community and was captured and held I. The community. This was a pure grooming and torture place to conv
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Charlie
I wanted to love this, on paper it had all the tropes I love, I didn't work out.

The writing was poor and the dialogue was very cringey. This is the second Clarissa Wild book I've read recently and I had the same problems. I don't think she's for me.

Lots of people seem to love this author so it might me be that's the problem but I don't think I'll be reading any more of her books.
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow what an amazing story. I’ve been reading this authors books for about six years. Each book I read I’m more in awe than before.

Under His Rule was an epic read. I stayed up until the early hours as there was no way I was putting it down. Reading the blurb after reading the story I realise the author hasn’t given us much of the storyline so either am I. I’m not going to say anything about what happens.

Noah and Natalie tells us the story in two points of view. Their story is twisted, dark and
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MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog
What an Exciting Story!! Natalie works at a shelter, with no memory of where she came from until one photo starts to awaken her memory. Who is she really? When she decides to find out, she ends up in a very dangerous place. Noah is a patriarch of “the family”. They are very private and some would call them a religious cult. When he sees Natalie again at a gathering he knows her return is going to change...everything. What will happen when she is taken? “The truth comes at a hefty price, Natalie. ...more
Alana Murray
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a ride!

This book had me hooked from the beginning! What a great read! Also loved the cliff hanger at the end. I'm about to go get the second book, I cannot wait!
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Gina Burkart
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a very dark cult book if you're going to have trigger I wouldn't read this book. This book I stopped reading because I was so Confused on what I was reading until I realize that I was reading a cult book that was very very dark the story will take you on a journey of eggs amazing darkness that will have you actually stopping to think if it’s something we want to continue I am did up finishing the story because I just keep getting drawn to it and have found that it is very exciting and ve ...more
Layla Powers
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was NOT what I was expecting and had a sort of a Handmaidens Tale vibe. I want to sing Clarissa's praises on this one, but in all honesty, there were quite a few times in the book where it was touch and go. The one thing that I always enjoy about her writing is that it is dark and often taboo. Yes, this book was a thriller in itself, but the build-up took forever and it was severely lacking of any of the usual steaminess that her books hold. I won't even start on the cliffhanger at the ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Under His Rule by Clarissa Rule starts the story of Noah and Natalie so there will be another book to continue their story. Natalie was a orphan who was raised in a orphanage with her only connection to her mystery past was a scarf that she had from her childhood. When she starts to wonder about it she ends up seeing a man with a tattoo of the same design as her scarf. This leads her to meet Noah who is a part of a cult that has darkness around it. Noah is drawn to Natalie and knows that he must ...more
Paula D
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow amazing intense story! I feel like it just started! Natalie is stolen and at a cult she hates it all and just wants to go home. Noah is determined to get what he wants and no one is gonna stop him ..Natalie. I love how strong willed Natalie is and doesn’t give up throughout this story. Noah he’s a very secretive guy and your mind wants to hate him but love him at the same time! Definitely a must read and I can’t wait to read the next book! 5/5 stars
Fantasy Land Romance Reader
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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What is it about Clarissa and her writing about a cult? Clarissa dives right into it and brings you along for the ride. I love how you get so caught up in the story that when you find yourself, in the end, you are wondering what the hell just happened. Noah and Natalie are perfect characters, and Clarissa gives you just enough information to keep you going and guessing. Under His Rule, we have the family who brings in members to follow the prophet and president. Somehow these members become so b
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Brandy Jo
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy moly I'm obsessed! This book is so twisted and so wrong but so dang good.

Natalie was looking for answers but instead finds herself captured and fighting feelings she shouldn't be having. She is an extremely strong-willed woman who fought from the first page till the last. Which btw, ends on a cliffhanger that has me fiending for the next book. Noah is mysterious and dominant. His personality demands respect and obedience but Natalie's stubbornness only makes him want her more.

This story unn
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Shelley
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Under His Rule Stars 🌟

Okay, so I read the prequel leading up to this book and it was intriguing as it encompassed a new world in a way. A teenage boy helps a mother to “save” her daughter❣️

This story starts when Natalie is older and is curious as to where she’s come from and how she ended up being orphaned with very little to go on....other than a scarf with a symbol on it🧣When Noah sees her, he instructs a man to grab her and so begins her introduction into the Family😢

This story was defini
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Jenny B
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing story and what a world to be thrown into as a reader. This book world was so easy to fall into and become one with Natalie who finds herself ensnared into Noah's world needing to know answers. I absolutely devoured every page and the whole roller coaster I was taken on during this read. As a reader, I cannot recommend this one enough!

This is hands down one of Clarissa Wild's best books ever.
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