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Ensnarement

(Gilded Cage #1)

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Two brothers. One woman. And a villain out to end it all. Discover the mafia world of Gilded Cage in this full-length dark romance novel. First book in a trilogy.
There's only one thing you need to know about Ophelia Sokolov. She was promised to me, not my brother. And I'll do anything in my power to make her mine. She's my future. My destiny. My f*cking property.
My name
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Published May 30th 2019 by Insatiable Press (first published June 1st 2018)
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Jacqueline's Reads
<3.5 Stars

It was a good thing I read the prequel, it gave this book some back story. Overall, it was an easy smutty read. I felt like it moved a little too quickly but I rather have a fast book than a slow book.

You really don’t know which person she will pick. In my opinion all three guys didn’t seem so great.

It’s not a RH so get that out of your head. She is just confused on who she should be with. The main storyline isn’t about the two brothers (even though that is what is mentioned in the blu
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Dee's Reading Zone
Reread on 7/6/18...waiting for book 2!

"Wings: A Dark Mafia Romance (Gilded Cage Book 1) was riveting with heroine, Ophelia caged for five years by demented and sometimes fairly "normal" but very possessive villain, Kain. This story drew me in... into the darkness of Kain while we learn early on the tale what Ophelia's father made him witness... his own family death so what more can we expect beside that silver cage which she lived in and was trained to be his 'dolly'. The years moved fast and ju
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Kim BookJunkie ~ Editor & Proofreader
Storyline: 5 stars
Editing: 1 Star

”It was as if I lived in two separate worlds - one with Max and the Marinos, with my now long-gone family, and another when my only purpose was to be Kain's obedient little plaything. But the problem was, I didn't know where I belonged. I had a bad feeling that I was meant for neither of those two lives.”


IN SUMMARY: This is one of the most infuriating books I’ve read in a while due to the lack of editing. Usually, I would DNF and definitely, definitely not contin
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April Symes
Wings: A Dark Mafia Romance (Gilded Cage Book 1) by Fawn Bailey is such a dark and delicious romance read. You have the heroine heroine, Ophelia who was caged for 5 years by the psycho villain Kain.. He was super possessive yet at times he could be somewhat kind but only when he wanted to, mainly he was cruel towards her. We learned things about Kain and the things Ophelia’s father had him witness. In turn he made Ophelia his “dolly” and oh boy, did things get dark and hot between them. She resi ...more
Ana Rita
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been wanting for this book for a while now and once I had my claws on it I devour it in no time. Jeez... Fawn Bailey is a pen name for the amazing Isabella Starling so you can guess what's going to happen. Between a forbidden romance to a dark story she's the master and her books just came to reinforce my theory.
Wings is her latest release and tells the stories of Ophelia, Kain, Max and Ryder.
But there is one thing I need to tell you first. Grab Feather first. Doing so you will understand
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Rachel
Interesting dark, twisted read. Ophelia was captured and taken by Kain after almost everyone at her 18th birthday/engagement announcement party was brutally murdered. Forced to choose between the twin she was arranged to wed and the twin she loved, she watched as Ryker was stabbed in the stomach and left for dead and Max (her husband-to-be) was beat and taken away.

Fast forward several years later and Ophelia/dolly is now in a more compliant and almost Stockholm type of relationship with Kain. Ca
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Sharon
Aug 15, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book 1 in a trilogy and it follows the free prequel which must be read to understand the story. I was a bit on the fence with the prequel as it was a bit complex and I didn’t understand or connect with the characters. Now that Kain has taken Ophelia as his prisoner we are taken on a boundary pushing journey. I really wanted to love this story, but there were quite a few inconsistencies or confusing elements. Beacause, I am a person who has to know how this ends, I will read the final boo ...more
Amanda
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fawn has outdone herself again. I am in love with this book and cannot wait for the next. Fawn writes with such passion and feelings until you find yourself immersed in the book. I couldn't put it down, loved it. ...more
Tabitha Hartman
This new series of Fawn’s is everything very dark hearted reader could want and more. Love this Authors work and highly recommend all of her work!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Shelli
I really enjoyed this book, it was good. It had alot of suspense, it was really dark and violent in places, there was deceit and betrayals, twists and turns. I'm really looking forward to the next book, to find out what happens next! ...more
Yoly
Jun 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 Stars
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
Crazy

This book was crazy. I liked it a lot despite it really needing some professional editing. Some things I expected, but others I definitely didn't. Ophelia ended up with who I was rooting for, though. Looking forward to what comes next.
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Natalie
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I find the blurb for this book misleading. I thought this story was going to be a love triangle between Ryker, Max, and Ophelia but it ended up being completely different than I expected especially with Ophelia's captor Kain in the mix.

Ophelia Sokolov has known the Marino twin brothers her whole life. Both family's are part of the mafia, the Marino's are Italian and the Sokolov's are Russian. As she grew older, Ophelia fell in love with Ryker even though she was promised to his brother Max as pa
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Jessica Ramsey
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
♡♡I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book.♡♡

Hero, Kain? Max? Ryker? = 5, 3, 4/5
Heroine, Ophelia = 5/5
Secondary Characters = 5/5
Chemistry = 4/5
Sex = 5/5
Plot = 5/5
Mystery = 5/5
Action =  5/5
Darkness = 5/5
Humor = 1/5
Stars =  5 ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Would I recommend this book = Yes
Would I read future books by this author = Yes

☆☆☆☆☆Book 1 of the Gilded Cage series. All must be read in order. There is a prequel to this series (Feather) that should be read to fully understand what is happening.
It'
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Elysian Fields
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Where did this story come from? I don't know if I should be praising this authors mind or be slightly scared. This was a FANTASTIC story. It was full of darkness and deceit, but also well balanced with passion and lust. I was surprised with how much I passion I had when I read this story. I thought I know what this story was about and what was going to happen but I was sorely mistaken. I was pleasantly surprised with I got it ALL wrong. Even if you think that you get this story from reading ...more
Amy
So THAT'S who she is!

Mystery solved! I got so excited when I realized this book explains part of the authors other related series (Rose and Thorn) that I've been wondering about since I read it. Ophelia is the dark-haired girl that befriends Harlow, and this story explains who she is and why she was in that mansion.

No one escaped unscathed from Ophelia's tragic 18th birthday party--not even her captor,
Kain. He's effected by his little dolly in ways he didn't predict. He has her naked, caged a
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Sheena
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Raw and disturbing...

And so the main event begins.....described within these pages is a violent world where whole families can be slaughtered, and princesses stolen and violated at the whim of a vengeful and maleficent adversary...

The characters in this book are very much the products of their brutal worlds....and Ophelia appears to be a slightly strange victim and pawn although there are moments when a hidden strength shines through even in the darkest of situations...Kain, Ryker and Max are al
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Coco.V
Dec 27, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
Two brothers. One woman. And a villain out to end it all. Discover the mafia world of Gilded Cage in this full-length dark romance novel. First book in a trilogy.
There's only one thing you need to know about Ophelia Sokolov. She was promised to me, not my brother. And I'll do anything in my power to make her mine. She's my future. My destiny. My f*cking property.
My name is Max Marino. My family owns this city. I kill because I have to. I f*ck because
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Lisa
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was pretty dark- but what do you expect from a mafia romance? Fluffy bunnies? I recommend reading the prequel to this series first. You need to. Anyways.

This made me think about pain and domination- how your reaction all depends on what your feelings are for the person in charge, You definitely see a difference in how Ophelia responds based on who it is. At about like 30% I was totally shocked but I shouldn't have been. What happens in that moment makes total sense, maybe I am just slow to
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Ola Adamska
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-2018
What have I just read?!
This read was DARK DARK and disturbing like not many things I had read before. Ms. Bailey has it in her writing that will make you captive in it.
Ophelia was caged for 5 years after seeing her family slaughtered. Her captor... Kain... he was a man that you wanted to hate, the Master that will punish you but also you will crave for him.
What will happen after that 5 years? Will Ophelia manage to stop thinking about Kain? Or he is her love of the life?
To find it out read this
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Ketrina Wheeler
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Could have been 5 stars

This book could have been 5 stars but it had editing issues. “I listened to the house getting emptier and empties as Max took me to the playroom. The second we were in there, he looked the door and looked at me with an expression that didn't belong on his face.” This was one of many.
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Raveen Vann
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am absolutely so intrigued and enthralled with this series so far. I love that it's dark and is looking mafia. It's very intense and will keep you hooked from page one. Can not wait til the rest ...more
Scarlett Ian
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While celebrating her 18th birthday & the official start of her relationship with Max, terrible tragedy strikes leaving Ophelia an orphan and a hostage. She is forced to choose with of the Marino twins would survive & in doing so sends the other to his death. In the years that she spends with her captive she learns the way to act and comes to crave the punishments she is dealt. Until her captor leaves her and she is ‘rescued’ by Thorn (remember him from the author’s Rose & Thorn series?). While ...more
Shannon
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WHAT THE FUCK! This book...HOLY FUCK! I stayed up all night just to find out what was going to happen...Fawn Bailey knows exactly how to feed my dark romance needs! This is a continuation of Feathers. It starts where we left off. Ophelia has been kidnapped by someone who wanted revenge on her father.

As we read the book we see the man who kidnapped her change her from the bratty princess we met in Feathers into everything he wants her to be. Into everything he needs her to be. There's so many sid
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Dawn Higgins
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH WOW! Fawn Bailey has excelled herself with this book in the guilded cage series.What a brilliant story with so many twists that leaves you wanting no NEEDING more.

This story drew me in from the start with Ophelia being kidnapped by a young boy Kain to get revenge for the death of his family.He kept her locked up for five years where he wanted to break her and leave her broken because of who she was.I love a dark romance book and this did not dissappoint at all.

Ophelia is full of hate and ange
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Stephanie Ditmore
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader copy of this book. OMG! What the hell just happened here? I’m speechless and that is really hard to do, I literally just picked my jaw up off the floor in the WTF moment that just happened I did not see that coming. Wow, we pick up where the prequel left off, broken and battered, Ophelia has been doomed to a life with Kain the man who kidnapped her, leaving her reeling and having to make a choice between two brothers, dooming one to his death and one set ...more
Cheryl
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read feather which I loved, and was really looking forward to this book, Fawn Bailey aka Isabella Starling is one of my favourite authors.
I re-read feather and again skimmed read wings a second time in order to formulate my thoughts before writing a review.
I haven't read Thorn's books, and I feel it would have been more helpful in some understanding to have read those, as there is a slight cross over. They are on my to read list once funds are available.
I did enjoy the book, which had a grea
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Diane Savage
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Explosive and Emotional

SPOILER ALERT 
I recommend you read the prequel Feathers first.

This book continues on from the prequel. It is after Ophelia gets kidnapped from her eighteenth birthday party where she has witnessed the horror of her family being murdered.

Ophelia is taken and imprisoned by Kain. While Max is taken to an underground fighting ring and his brother Ryker has been spared and let free. 
Ophelia is kept in a cage and trained to be submissive by Kain. She ends up being with Kain for
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Charlene
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wings, book one in the Gilded Cage series, follows from the ending of the prequel, Feathers, with Ophelia Sokolov in the hands of Kain, her kidnapper. At first Ophelia wants to hate Kain, but with each twisted thing he does to her and her body, she slowly begins to yearn for him and his touch. As Kain slowly breaks down his “dolly”, he starts to see her in a different way, and begins falling in love with her. Just as things are beginning to settle into a routine for the pair, a rescue squad come ...more
Tiffany
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First off, this is a dark romance with potential triggers and violence. If that bothers you, you might want to pass. However, if you enjoy dark romance and mafia romance I would recommend reading this series. Book one picks up where the prequel left off. It also ends in a cliffhanger so beware of that before starting. The Gilded Cage series follows the Rose & Thorne series. It is not necessary to read the Rose & Thorne series to be able to follow this one, but I recommend you do anyway. One reas ...more
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