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Desperate Measures

(Wicked Villains #1)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  646 ratings  ·  182 reviews
My Savior… Or My Ruin?

One night, and my entire life went up in flames. All because of him. Jafar. As my world burned down around me, he offered me a choice. Walk away with nothing but my freedom… Or rise to his challenge and win my fortune back.

I bargained.

I lost.

Now Jafar owns me, and even as my mind rails against his rules, my body loves the punishments he deals
Kindle Edition, 215 pages
Published May 28th 2019 by Trinkets and Tales LLC
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Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
okay so this as a Jasmine/Jafar AU and....not gonna lie I was here for it
there were a lot of other disney villains in this that I hope we get separate books for
my childhood is destroyed after this
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Sep 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommended to Chelsea by: Lainey
This was so naughty and SO MUCH FUN. If you're into the daddy/babygirl thing, you'll love this. My only real complaint is that I wanted more romance and less plot lmao

TW: (consensual) non-consensual situations, emotional abuse (done by a parent), death of a parent
5 Obedient Stars ⭐

Based loosely around Aladdin, ‘Desperate Measures’ is the story of kinky villain Jafar, who claims Princess Jasmine after stripping her father of his riches and his empire.  

As her father’s second in command, Jafar has been taken with Jasmine from their first meeting, even with their limited interactions.
Having lived in a gilded cage all her life, Jasmine is devastated to discover that she has been forced to exchange one cage for another.  
And let me as
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Genre: Erotic Romance
Type: Standalone Book 1 of Wicked Villains series
POV: First Person - Dual

Jasmine Sarraf never got the chance to spread her wings. Living in a gilded cage, her fantasies were restrained by the bars. When her father’s ambitious second in command Jafar presented her with impossible choices, she had to decide what she craved the most.

Give me sexy villains, and I’ll always choose them over heroes every single time. In that aspect alone this book already attracted my attention. And Aladdin is my second mDual
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica
4 'This Jasmine doesn't need Aladdin' stars

“A traitorous daughter and her father’s murderer. Maybe we really do deserve each other.”

This is a story of revenge and love and power. A story about a villain and a princess falling in love.


There is a forbidden relationship between Jafar and Jasmine. He was her father's second in command and has been lusting after her sistars

At 25 years old, Jasmine Sarraf has been a caged princess her entire life. Though she has her own ideas, being free to express herself in all ways is practically impossible. However, when her father’s authority is overthrown, the imbalance gives rise to new possibilities as Jafar takes the helm.

“The problem is striking the right balance of challenge and obedience. That, we haven’t accomplished yet. That will take time.”

From the outset, a lusty antagonistic dynamic is established between Jasm
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
I want Jasmine confined...
My collar on her neck, its chain never far from my hand.
I want her on her knees in subservience.
I want to fucking ruin her.

Sweet mother of ovaries, what did I just read? How did I not know that Katee Robert had such a dirty side to her? I felt like I should go to confession after reading this, because this was sinfully good.

The premise is delicious; a different take on your favorite disney story but with a deliciously kinky twist. What if the villain got the girl? That'sSTARS
Melanie (mells_view)
“Caged birds always crave the sky, Jafar. You’d do well to remember that.”

So essentially if you’ve always wished for kinky modern alt world versions of your favorite Disney good guys/bad guys, then look no further, this book delivers. I think that Katee Robert did this in a really smart way. She just took the very base of each of these characters and then made the story her own. It’s like she was given the outline for Aladdin, but went in the opposite direction as the light happy version.
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, arc, may-2019
Me after reading this book:

I don't know where Katee Robert got the idea for this series from, but oh my goodness, she is hella wicked! I'm not even sure how to review Desperate Measures because my main thought throughout the book was "OMG WHAT!!!!". I will tell you that it is very much out of my comfort zone, and only Katee could have gotten me to pick this book up.

Desperate Measu
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
** 1.5 Stars **

So OTT. 🤦♀
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WHOA!!! This was dirty, delicious, PERFECTION!!! Katee Robert should just write villains foreveerrrr because she NAILED this book. Jafar and Jasmine were explosive together, and I loved every second of it. I also adored how she wrote a strong and fierce heroine who could handle her own. Absolutely fantastic read, and I didn’t want it to end.
I recently read another fairytale book and enjoyed it so I decided to try this one unfortunately this didn't work for me. I didn't like Jasmine at all and the sexy times wasn't sexy for a book that had so many. Just didn't work for me
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
An erotica/BDSM retelling of Aladdin with Jafar as the hero? Sign me UP. 3.5-4 stars!
Naima Simone
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I finished Desperate Measures by Katee Robert, I had a moment of "WTH did I just read? And when can I get more of it?" Just...WOW! Katee Robert had been teasing readers with hints of Desperate Measures for months, and those teasers had me super excited to read this take on fairy tales--except with the villains as the anti-heroes. And yet, I still wasn't prepared for the twisted, dirty, dark, erotic, passionate and, yes, romantic story about Jasmine and Jafar, characters we all met in the Di ...more
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: october-2019, ebook
this book takes horny on main to a whole new level
Liz Meldon
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Katee Robert is a new to me author, and I loved every word of this. I've always been more of a fan of villains than heroes, and not gonna lie -- Jafar was my first villain crush as a kid. So, to FINALLY find a Jasmine/Jafar retelling that was dark and sexy and delicious is a dream. The writing was solid, the plot interesting, the characters defined, and that ending pushed this from a 4-star read to a 5-star and an instant fave.

Looking forward to devouring literally EVERY book in this
***5 Stars***

I’m a huge fan of retellings/stories based on fairytales/myths/legends, so when Katee Robert announced that she was going to go a step further and shake things up by twisting things around a bit and giving the villains a chance at a HEA, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the series and she did not disappoint! This was dark, smexy, funny and filled with all kinds of goodness that had me wanting more even when there were no more words to read!

I adored Jafar and Jasmine. Jasmine
Stephanie (Bookfever)
A most delicious and twisted dark romance! 🔥
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
*3.5 Stars!*

Katee Robert about to snatch my whole existence with this series full of Disney anti-heroes!

Jaime Arkin
3.5 - I tend to have problems with ‘daddy’ books :/ it just makes me cringe
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
I absolutely adore Katee Robert's books and could not jump on Desperate Measures fast enough. I love Disney stories but stories where the villains get the yessss please!! I loved the twist with Jafar and Jasmine and never wanted it to end.

This story was sexy and so damn HOT. It definitely was a surprise (Daddy) read which I don't really read much of but honestly Katee Robert is an autoclick for me and she made it deliciously wicked and dirty. Now I can't wait until Hades and Meg's boo
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it
I think I was around four when Aladdin came out, and I didn't actually watch it till I was a young teen. By that time I thought I was too cool for Disney movies (except Beauty and the Beast; never say I'm not honest about being a trash human), so Aladdin didn't leave much of an impression. And yes, you guessed it, I haven't seen the live action movie... yet. Anyway, I'm kind of glad Aladdin didn't have an impact on my childhood, because this Jafar/Jasmine AU story is, um, risqué. Two words: daddy Jafar. Don't say I didn't ...more
Ginny Rose
I have no idea what is going on in Ms. Robert's head but I totally love and approve.

Wicked Villains are the fairy tales that your mother never shared because she kept that little fantasy to herself. It truly is wicked, but you end up loving it.

Desperate Measures kicks off the series with Jafar and Jasmine, and what a start! It's slightly twisted, extremely sexy, and deliciously dirty. Reading this will make you step out of your comfort zone, and you need to embrace it so you can love it. With
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: one-day-read, romance
I expected it to be dumb. It was.
But I also expected it to be the wicked take upon Aladdin Jasmine and Jafar's story. It has nothing to do with it beside taking some names out of it.
Was close to dnf it cuz its just like some turkish soap opera, where nothing really happens but everybody are over dramatic over their feelings, mixed with some boring af bds porno.
But from time to time to time I like to torture myself with a bad writing so I ended up finishing it and that ending took me with
Sandy S
May 25, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 25, 2019

My Savior… Or My Ruin?

One night, and my entire life went up in flames. All because of him. Jafar. As my world burned down around me, he offered me a choice. Walk away with nothing but my freedom… Or rise to his challenge and win my fortune back.

I bargained.

I lost.

Now Jafar owns me, and even as my mind rails against his rules, my body loves the punishments he deals out when I break them.

But a gilded cage is still a pri
˗ˏˋ aphrodite ˊˎ˗
Aug 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
3.5/5 stars

my childhood is ruined and i’m not mad about it at all
"Put on your show. I'll play the good girl."
She, better than most, knows the importance of appearances. I open my mouth, but I shut it because I don't know what I'm supposed to say. Comfort her? The very idea is laughable. I want her. She's under my care and control, which means her safety reflects back on me. That's all it's supposed to be.
I know better than to lie to myself, even if I'll lie to everyone else as the situation calls for it. Jasmine draws me in a way no one else has.
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romanceopoly
Desperate Measures is an erotic masterpiece. It's the kinky tale of Jasmine and Jafar. I must admit I loved where the author took this story, criminal enterprise as the backdrop, sheltered, innocent heroine, villainous hero, a bit of danger and a lot of hot sex scenes made for an awesome reading experience. I enjoyed it and cannot wait to see who's story is next.

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Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Move over, Ali! Jafar is in the Kingdom and plans to steal the girl!

Well damn, that was unexpected! And I mean that in a VERY good way.

I thought I wasn't into storylines with sex clubs anymore, Katee proved me wrong!
I thought I wasn't into the whole "Daddy" thing, Katee proved me wrong!
I thought I was over the whole "she's mine" thing, Katee proved me wrong!
I was into EVERYTHI
Jasmine and Jafar erotica. (Yes this kind of crap appeals to me DON’T JUDGE ME 😂)

This started out pretty good for me, the sexual chemistry was off the charts! I liked the weird, different take this took on the Aladdin story I knew. It lost me though as I read on (view spoiler) ...more
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New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension." When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her child ...more

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