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Hurt Me So Good

(The Connaghers #3)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  922 ratings  ·  61 reviews

One sub to please the Master…in any way he wishes.

Victor Connagher is no stranger to the Dallas BDSM scene. As CEO of a risqué cable channel that caters to adventurous adults, he ensures the lifestyle is portrayed in a positive light. He even supports a local bondage club. Yet behind the cool, confident mask, Victor lives in fear.

Once, and only once, he lost control

Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published (first published September 20th 2010)
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Caroline The HEA Lover
(this was originally published on Book Lovers Inc)

Warning: This review is all about me and my prejudices concerning the SM part of BDSM and how I realized I might be a little deviant too *g*. Bear with me, I am no longer prejudiced LOL. Yes even I can learn !

Hurt me So Good is one of those books that I have a hard time reviewing. Why? Because while I devoured and LOVED it, I’m a bit torn about my feelings toward Masochism (and I can’t not say something about that). After being blown away by Dear
May 22, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book-own, bdsm
1.5 stars - I am not a fan of this book. It was just too frustrating. Victor loves to inflict pain with his crop and Shiloh loves to receive pain. What is the problem? The problem is that Victor can't get over the fact that he likes to hurt the woman he loves. Why? She wants it! She's not happy without it! Give it to her and get over yourself already! Shiloh was getting as frustrated with him as I was. And then, the person who finally makes Victor see the light? Well, I won't give it away, but i ...more
What she says:

Also, this book was badly researched. E.g. wax play belongs to the tamest BDSM activities. The whipping scenes also made little sense.

When Hurt Me So Good arrived in my inbox I was thrilled to finally read Victor's story. Joely teased us for months with little snippets and I was desperate to finally read this book. I knew he would be more intense than Conn but wowza I didn't expect this. *fans herself* So I should warn everyone if you're not fond of BDSM this book isn't for you.

Victor is the CEO of VCONN, a local Dallas TV channel which specialize in the more erotic topics. He is a Master at heart and for him pain is more like
Feb 14, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 22, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have read plenty of BDSM romances, so what I am about to write isn't coming from a place of "I don't like this genre, therefore I am giving this book a bad review." Hell, Annabel Joseph is one of my favorite authors and she certainly writes some edgy Doms. Having said that, my only thoughts while reading Hurt Me So Good (besides boredom) were "ew, gross!"
First, Victor isn't a Dom, he's a bizarre sadist. Okay, sadism is so not my thing. But, I've read books about S/m (my favorites being Candace
Sep 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No body makes my reader’s heart sting like Joely Sue Burkhart. I’m not usually one to enjoy contemporaries but with Joely’s quirky sense of humor and passion for the forbidden or the politically incorrect, I get lost in the magic every time.

Hurt Me So Good is a sweltering hot read even without the mention of crops, whips and collars. The passion between Shiloh and Victor is addictive and I do believe I’m going to miss reading about a heroine who isn’t afraid to talk dirty. She’s not a doormat. S
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MacKenzie’s Review:

Wow, is what I have to say about Hurt Me So Good by Joely Sue Burkhart. I could kick myself for not reading this the day that it came out. This is an outstanding story with a well-developed plot and intriguing characters with multi-dimensional personalities. I can truly think of nothing negative to say about this story.

What a bold choice going for the sadist and masochistic storyline with such drama and fervor. Ms. Burkhart has certainly put herself in a class above the rest w
Jan 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another amazing story by Joely Sue Burkhart. After really enjoying Conn's story in Dear Sir I'm Yours, I decided to give his brother, Victor's story a try. Victor and Shiloh's story is centered around the extreme edge of BDSM and Ms. Burkhart does an incredible job of developing the characters and describing their challenges in needing and accepting their roles as the sadist and the masochist. And, while the S/M portion of BDSM isn't necessarily my thing - I thought this book did a wonderful job ...more
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
It did take me a while to finish this one up. I liked the characters - although I did think Victor got to be a little over the top with the fear. Shiloh was definitely a pain slut and I thought the descriptors of what she was experiencing were really well written. I enjoyed this one more than Dear Sir, I'm Yours by Joely Sue Burkhart as I liked the characters better. I thought Shiloh really did a nice job of pushing Victor and making clear to him what she wanted. I think those that want a more romantic read will enjoy the Dear Sir ...more
Maria Pussycat
I feel in love with #1 in this series, now after reading this one, I can honestly say I am about to buy every other book Ms Burkhart has ever written!

Your writting voice appeals to my very soul. Thank you!
Dec 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: erotic fiction lovers
Recommended to Kelly/yllektra by: Chrizette
Shiloh is in love with Victor, her boss. Cliché, you might think, but maybe you'd reconsider if I told you that Shiloh is into BDSM and she wants Victor to be her Master, knowing that he is a Dominant. Everyone has fantasies, but Shiloh took this one step further.
You see, Victor is the CEO of VCONN, a local Dallas TV channel which specializes in erotic shows. When they are in need of a new show, that will help increase ratings, something innovative and shocking, something that will enthrall vie
Among The Muses
In this second installment of the Connagher series, Ms. Burkhart has up the smexy ante! Just when I thought the first book took us on a intense ride of conquering fears, trusting in one's self, and giving in to desires and needs, the story of Victor and Shiloh does all that, but on a whole new level! Grab a tissue and towel because you'll need them both!

I'm not even going to bother recapping the summary of the story, because the book blurb does one hell of job at that! Instead, I'm going to focu
Joanne Carr
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shiloh worked for Victor for an alternative Television Outlet. The original show that was to begin filming was already done by another company. Victor knows he has a mole in his company but had no idea who it was. They needed a new show and Shiloh came up with another show about Dominant and Subs. Shiloh came up with it because she thought she could get close to Victor.

Victor is attracted to Shiloh she wants to be his sub. She told him she could whatever he gave her. He was afraid he would hurt
Melanie Marnell
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To The Victor

Imagine a reality show like America's Got Talrn or Top Chef but this one id a reality show on steroids; Americas Next Top sub. Shiloh Homes has created such a show for her boss, the man she's completely enamored of. Victor Connagher is a sadist, a Master and a successful entrepreneur. He too is captivated by Shiloh but has kept her at a distance fearing his need to hurt her and go to far while doing it. They, along with two other Dominants and a handful of submissives set about to t
Dawnmarie Burke
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I LOVE this Series!!! This is Victor and Shiloh's story and HOLY Sh*T is it HOT!!! Victor owns a TV station and Shiloh works for him that's how they come to each other's attention. Shiloh sees in Victor exactly what she needs and has been looking for Victor meanwhile is still hiding certain facets of his true self. Shiloh challenges him in a uniquely brilliant way a reality show to stir his competitive nature. You really need to read this book and find out if the sub gets the dom
Sep 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first book by this author. I enjoyed it. I learned another part about the BDSM world which was about those who love pain. I liked that the story was set in a reality show setting, the story was at a good pace and did not have unnecessary descriptive text which I appreciated. The author dealt with the couples issues and did not dwell on the minor characters issues, which I also appreciated. I did not read the books in order but as the characters are exposed to me I am sure I will want ...more
♡ One Click Romance ♡
Not my favorite installment in The Connaghers series. The writing was excellent and the story was intense and just as addictive, I could do anything but put the book down.

My issue? I disliked the heroine. I can't put my thumb on what exactly turned me off her but I couldn't get passed it.

Other that that, this story was done so very well.
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book that has characters who feel and act real with none of them
Being perfect, but with very real flaws and issues that they have to overcome or learn to work around. The plot is great and allows the characters to grow and learn about themselves as the story moves along.
America's Next Top Sub? Sorry, that sounds too ridiculous, I skipped nearly all parts revolving around this reality show, wanting to concentrate on the hero and heroine's scene alone. I don't find heavy S/m play really all that hot ... so I go with a C ...more
He is a sadist and she loves the pain, but his last submissive couldn't handle the pain and he repressed his urges but when Shiloh comes along and pushes him will be be the one to break. It takes a talk with his mom to see that his submissive can take the pain he has to give. ...more
Not my favorite installment in the series so far. The plot was a bit weird at times, although my main issue was that I didn't feel the same way about Shiloh as I did with Rae. ...more
4.5 stars!!

Victor Connagher is a former star quarterback now CEO of Dallas cable channel VCONN, Victor is commanding, fierce, outwardly calm and collected, inside a volcano of intensity on the verge of erupting, which made him an intriguing character that demanded my full attention, whether I was ready to give it or not.

His darker sexual needs and urges, a nasty experience with his ex-fiancée and the subsequent difficulty to find the woman who accepts that side of him and is able to handle him
Hang in here with me because I have a confession to make before getting to the good (and I do mean gooood) stuff. After waiting like a kid at Christmas for the second book in the Connagher series to finally make it to my Kindle, I found myself disappointed after reading the first paragraph. In fact, my dears, I was well into the first chapter before the heebie jeebies left my stomach and satisfaction began to roll in. I can take a whole lot of hawt in my stories. Bring on the meneges, tie-em-up, ...more
Jul 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, super-favs
I was really worried about how dark this one would go. I am not into this scene at all, and I was scared she would go too far for me and my weenie self, but she didn't. Yes it is pretty hard core to a traditional girl like me, but that's not the focus of the story. Victor is a sadist in the truest sense of the word, but he's scared of himself and his needs. Shiloh is a masochist, but she's determined not to ask another man to push himself for her because it will ultimately lead to resentment.

Mrs. Missive
Oct 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
A real big tip of my hat to this author, because she took me farther into edge play than I would have thought I'd be comfortable. This book's featured torture instrument is an old well oiled riding crop. And I personally found the crop itself to be almost another character in the tale. We learn about the meaning the crop has to our hero, where it came from, and we learn about the relationship that develops between our couple thanks to this leather tool.

Although this book goes beyond the slap and
BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
WOW! This book is terrific. Ms. Burkhart described scenes so well I could smell the sweat, taste the fear and revel in the sexual tension. This book blew me away with the amount of detail and development for the characters. This book was so engaging, I wish I were a painslut. Victor is definitely a scary alpha male. His sadistic tendencies are definitely not for the faint of heart. The plot revolved around a BDSM reality show. The show was phenomenal. If this was ever on cable, I'd be riveted an ...more
Leeann Pule
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pain can hurt so good.

Victor Connagher has alway been in control of his destiny and his kinks. That is until he learns someone at his company has leaked confidential material for an upcoming show to a rival competitor. Can the season be saved? When his best friend and fellow dominant colleague suggests a new show developed by a production assistant who he has wanted to get know brings him a show that will not only save he season it open her up to his kinks he is unsure.
Shiloh Holmes has been lus
Aug 21, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fluffy Romance BDSM Readers
Recommended to L.D. by: Goodreads Giveaways
This wasn't the novel for me. I was expecting something a bit more darker, a bit more psychologically explorative in the realms of the more taboo parts of human desire and sexuality. I was a bit sad to find that this was more of a shallow, too good to be true, love story with the stereotypical characters. The sadomasochistic part of the story just felt like an attempt at putting a new twist on a typical love story.

This novel would work for romantics who are interested in S&M. There's definitely
Apr 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes BDSM romance
The thing that made this book so good is that the author made the H/h's kink very hot. I like BDSM although I'm mire a fan of the D/s as opposed to the S/M part of it. However, the erotic pain and edge play that the author so amazingly described really had me pushing past my comfort zone to enjoy the root of the story. There's someone out there for everyone a d this story really made that fact hit home. While I'm no pain slut, I really wanted to throw myself at Master V's feet a couple of times ...more
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