"If he's gross, I'm bailing."
That's what I said to my supposed best friend when she asked me to take her place. A blind date, she said. What harm could it do?
He was charming. Beautiful. God's finest creation. He wined me and dined me. Made me do things I'd never before dreamt of in the bedroom. It was perfect. Dangerous. Arousing.
But Jenny didn’t tell me the full story. She didn’t tell me about the debt she owed. And now Quinn Cane wants his money's worth, and he’s going to make me pay whatever way he can.
“A debt needs to be paid.”
The woman who came to meet me didn’t owe me money. I could tell by her innocent eyes. Still, the debt will be paid either way.
She was something to play with and use as I saw fit, but something about Emily Brooks made me want to keep her. So she became my dirty girl. Pure. Innocent. Mine.
Then she whispered my damned name and invaded my world, changing its reasoning.
She wasn’t meant to break the rules. But she rolled my dice and won.
Shame. Forgiveness. Dark. Erotic. Romance.
This book is intended for mature audiences. 18+ only.
"I have fallen for someone so far from my world I don’t know how to pull her into it, or even if I should".
Dark, gritty and intriguing.
I have to admit first impressions going into this book had me wincing, this isn't the first book I have read where the captive falls for the captor and vice versa but the way Quinn first ensnared Emily will make you think twice before going on a blind date that's for sure.
It was the sex scenes and Emily's innocence not knowing she was being deceived and what followed that had me cringing.
Rape is never a nice thing to focus on however it's dressed up and whatever the outcome.
Emily believed she was having a one night stand that could maybe lead to more, Quinn had charmed her, made her swoon, the sex was rougher than Emily had ever experienced she thought it was just rough sex. Emily thought one thing & Quinn's intentions were another.
Emily walked into the lion's den when she took her friend's place on a blind date. A friend who deceived her and knew exactly what she was doing, a friend who owed the wrong people money, Jenny had a gambling debt Emily never knew about.
Emily started the night out in a restaurant in London after a few drinks and getting tipsy went back to Quinn's place and woke up bound in a house in Chicago.
Quinn, however, even though he first came across as pretty much evil, did fascinate me, I can say that, although the beginning was brutal taking Emily was the only way he knew how to claim a debt or how to deal with a situation. Quinn had been raised to show no remorse, he was a gangster through and through with mafia ties, he lived for his family name, had something to prove and he took no prisoners in the process to keep his name feared and respected among his business associates, love didn't exist in Quinn's world.
Emily brought something to life in Quinn that had been laid dormant for many years and that was the ability to feel.
Great writing from these two authors, the flow was right and the words really did capture the imagination hence my struggle with the beginning, I was pulled into a world at first I didn't like and that was Quinn's dark world until Emily brought the light and the balance.
First impressions of Emily, I found Emily too fickle or naive but at the end of the day she was just an ordinary woman with the love of photography who never in her wildest dreams would have anticipated what was to come and in the end, she had a backbone.
Good read, plenty food for thought, twists and turns. Lovers of dark gritty, on the edge romantic suspense, will also enjoy this book.
I would definitely read more books from both authors.
Recommended to readers who have read and enjoyed Captive in the dark and similar books.
Told in first person dual pov and leads to a hea
Available in KU
"What about his kid?" Rody asks.
"What about him?"
"He’s thirteen, Quinn."
"The dice roll to twelve, Rody."
That’s answer enough for me. Twelve or below would have meant something, might have given me reason to do something about ensuring he was set up right. Thirteen? Well, that’s past those combined numbers. Thirteen is a man, the beginnings of one. Little Mazarono Jnr can go blow dick to eat, or learn a fucking craft like the rest of us had to.
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