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Toxic

(Dark Obsession Trilogy #3)

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My little bird escaped her cage. I will bring her back.

She is mine, and she belongs in my arms and in my bed. She must be reminded of that.

Painfully.

Each time she defies me, the consequences will be more severe and her surrender will be more shameful. When I'm done she will be sore and sorry, but I'm not just going to punish her.

I'm going to break her.

Again.

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Kindle Edition, 215 pages
Published August 13th 2020
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Renee Nicole
Nov 07, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
You know what? Fuck this whole entire book.

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Ward - Torture porn
Gilded Cage - Gaslighting and mental abuse
Toxic - HEA!

I can't even wrap my mind around the attempt to give this series a "happy" ending. Twice (yes, twice!) while reading, I had to check to see if I missed a book or read something out of order. None of it makes sense, and I feel gypped out of a satisfying conclusion to this nightmare.

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Its a bit hilarious that I feel more okay with the heinous shit that happened
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In this possibly the last/possibly not the last book in the relationship between Richard and Lizzie, I find that I am more confused by my feelings towards Richard than ever. He is sadistic, manipulative, and all consuming. And I can’t figure out if he is playing a devious and cruel game with Lizzie, he truly loves her, or some strange combination of the two

. In the past, Richard has captured Lizzie and convinced her she was living as his ward in a Victorian era. He has isolated her from her frie
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Darlene I read WAY to many books
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Kenya Wright
Jan 12, 2021 rated it liked it
Hmmm. The second book was the best.
I read that first. Then, skimmed the first, but was excited to read this.

This was a lot. I think it just wasn't as good as the second.
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Samantha
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, 4-stars
Note: This book was graciously provided by Zoe Blake and her team for an honest review. Thank you for the opportunity!

What a perfect trip this book was to read! This installment of Richard and Lizzie's story was high on my wish list. I must say that I even set the alarm to try to receive an ARC of this book, and I was not disappointed in the slightest.
Toxic picks up right where we left Lizzie in Gilded Cage (so we start off with a bang!). From her final moments in the second installment, her li
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Lynn Thinking out loud
Lawd have mercy, the anticipation of this Author and her next book will be the death of me.
I need more adventures with Richard and Elizabeth.
April Symes
Wow!! Just Wow!! This is one serious mind trip! It's a dark, twisted, steamy, angsty , savage, obsessive, sadistic, emotional rollercoaster ride that is simply what the readers are taken on that is Richard and Elizabeth’s story.  Richard is determined to make Elizabeth play his sick mind games. He is obsessed, completely obsessed and determined to cause pain to his Little Bird thru his sick mind games. Everything has to be done by his own rules. Poor Elizabeth, she honestly doesn't know if she's ...more
Bridget R99
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great End To this series.

Really enjoyed this very mind twisting trilogy. Toxic does not disappoint. A worthy conclusion to a great gothic and erotic story.
Vicky Lelove
Jan 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Toxic by name & nature.. I enjoyed this series.. Richard is an extremely messed up dude, a narcissistic sadist but I do love these type of characters in books.
Melissa Crump
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal, such a terrific darkly woven story. I cannot get enough of Richard and his dark, delicious and obsessive ways. The power he exudes and the stops he pulls out for the object of his desire...unforgettable.
Raisa Greywood
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s one thing for an author to mind-f*** a character.

It’s another game entirely to mind-f*** a reader.

Zoe Blake spins a captivating tale of mutual obsession that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Although this story does have a happy ending, I was left wondering when the other shoe would drop and Elizabeth would catch on to Richard’s manipulations. The question remains unanswered at the end, making it both satisfying and extremely frustrating.

The sexytimes are over the top hot. I still ca
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Aug 15, 2020 marked it as to-read
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In every story there is a hero and a villain… I’m both.

I will corrupt her beautiful innocence till her soul is as dark and twisted as my own.
With every caress, every taboo touch, I will captivate and ensnare her.
She’s mine and no one is going to take her from me.
No matter how many times my little bird tries to escape, I will always give chase and bring her back to where she belongs, in my arms.
Each time s
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In every story there is a hero and a villain… I’m both.

I will corrupt her beautiful innocence till her soul is as dark and twisted as my own.
With every caress, every taboo touch, I will captivate and ensnare her.
She’s mine and no one is going to take her from me.
No matter how many times my little bird tries to escape, I will always give chase and bring her back to where she belongs, in my arms.
Each time s
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C.P. Mandara
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So, so good!

Okay, so I loved the entire series from start to finish. There's kinkiness, suspense, mystery, intrigue - did I mention the kinky sex part? AND - if that wasn't enough, there's a mean and twisted Alpha Dom in the mix (who's aristocracy!) who has my heart all a flutter.

I'm not sure I've ever met a Dom as cunning as Richard Paine, but oh, the man was delicious - in a 'I'm glad I'm reading this in a book kind of way.' I'm not sure I could handle him in real life - so good luck, Lizzie
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Jamie
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WOW!

This SERSIES is AMAZING! I know it says they can be read as standalone BUT JUST DONT! LIZZIE what can I say about her....... STRONG! Richard needs help and I have a very good feeling there is gonna be another book or another game!
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May 11, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2021-reads, age-gap
The title says it all though it wasn't problematic enough for me I needed more toxicity ...more
Rose Howse
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most twisted, obsessive, dark and TOXIC love stories. Poor Lizzie is confused, in love and fragile under Richard's dominant control. Feelings are twisted but you question if love is really strong enough to survive Richard's mind games. There are times I questioned whether this was really about power exchange, Lizzie was more of a victim most of the time, yet she always goes back and always gives in to her toxic obsession with Richard. The twists and turns keep you turning the ...more
Lisa Roberts
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was phenomenal in every single way the writing is truly amazing and takes you on a trip you will not forget , the twists and turns and what to believe is this the game or real.
I love Richards sadistic obsession with Elizabeth who manages giving her all back. Such strong characters you can feel it all through the words and I loved it and could read forever about these two.
Kayla Blair
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When I first started reading this series I was so blown away by their fascinating story that when the second book came out I was hesitant to start it. And then I was completely taken on another whirlwind ride and head over heels. And guys, I did not think Zoe could outdo herself again (like how?) but she DID. This book, Richard and Lizzie, the depths of their love and depravity and emotional insight. This book is like opening some kind of portal to where heaven meets hell-which I imagine is just ...more
Smallrain
Aug 19, 2020 rated it liked it
I was really looking forward to this book but it was not what I expected. Richard and Lizzie stay true to their characters and the author writes well but somehow I expected it to end with a bang not a groan of here we go again. I certainly wondered what Zoe would do in this book because there was no way it could end in a HEA if the characters remained true. It certainly isn’t an HEA because Richard remains as depraved, manipulative, conniving and brazen in his ability to get whatever he wants, a ...more
TheBookPlatypus
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy Manipulation! Richard! You’re the Master!

“Do you have any idea, my love, how badly I want to curl my hand into a fist inside this delicate little body of yours? How badly I want to dominate and possess you completely?”

Richard is beyond anything I’ve ever read in a character. You could say he’s truly one of a kind.
I’m at loss for words on how insanely corrupt and intelligent and scary this man is.
His power and manipulation is over damn overwhelming.. I’m on an adrenaline rush the entire ti
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Elise
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a tangled web woven by Richard to ensnare his Elizabeth. And such a tangled web Zoe Blake weaves such that you twist and turn, shocked at the lengths Richard will go to confine Lizzie in the first book... only to end up here in the third, with that nagging question of exactly how much of this was Lizzie's doing? I know there was gaslighting, games and deliberate manipulation but... dang if she (and we) didn't revel and enjoy the whole vicious rush. The only thing wrong with this book is tha ...more
Kylie Taylor
Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This series just keeps getting crazier and crAzier .
Richard and Elizabeth are both insane. I don’t know which is real or what Elizabeth is imagining . This dark romance is such a mind twist, that I can’t step away!
It’s a dark read, yet intriguing and quick paced !
That ending ? What in the ...
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𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕔𝕒𝕡𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕖𝕤 𝕡𝕒𝕨𝕟.
𝕘𝕒𝕞𝕖 𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣.

𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓼𝓮 𝓿𝓲𝓸𝓵𝓮𝓷𝓽 𝓭𝓮𝓵𝓲𝓰𝓱𝓽𝓼 𝓱𝓪𝓿𝓮 𝓿𝓲𝓸𝓵𝓮𝓽 𝓮𝓷𝓭𝓼

My little bird escaped her cage. I will bring her back.

She is mine, and she belongs in my arms and in my bed. She must be reminded of t
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Orel Reads
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow....I've been waiting to this book. This is was amazing . I loved everything about this book. I couldn't put it down.
This story had me gripped from the very first page and until the last . This is brilliant book !


what the hell did i just read? this was the most awesome mind bending story i have ever read. this book has left me with so many questions....I hope Zoe Blake revisits this world and this couple again and we hear more about it, and in this book some of my questions been answered.

if y
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Gail
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!

What a book. This is the third book in this series and talk about suspenseful. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book. There are so many twists and turns, I don't know whether I am coming or going. It has a lot sexuality in it, with bondage and spankings. But, those are almost side events. The story itself would not be as good without them. The suspense and the sex scenes are so intertwined, they tie in together seamlessly. Very well done and a pleasure to read. I still am g
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Kathy Stucklen
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Capri
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of Toxic for an honest review and weeks later I’m still in a daze. Lizzie and a Richard are one of the most dysfunctional couples I have ever experienced in all of my years of reading. Richard is the anti-hero I always look for when reading, he’s unapologetic in his focus to possess Lizzie and not just bodily but mentally and emotionally.

However as much as he’s a master of all that he surveys he’s also as much a slave to Lizzie as she’s to him, their relationship is a quagmire
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Maria Mejia
Jan 28, 2021 rated it liked it
I couldn't put his book down which makes me feel awful 🤣🤣 its so twisted yet in its own twisted way its sweet. She gets jewels and treated like a queen. Yet at the same time she is tortured. Like omg 🙈🙈 ridiculous and Stockholm syndrome at its highest. Holy craziness!!! ...more
Katina Azbill
Sep 10, 2020 rated it did not like it
Wrong

What the hell she has no back bone at all. A dog is smarter then her. So wrong. He was a ass period. She let him do whatever whenever . Sorry not a romance. Fucking and playing with her emotions is all he did. He gave two shits about her.
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Dark Obsession Trilogy (3 books)
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  • Gilded Cage (Dark Obsession Trilogy #2)

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