Her time is over.
Things are looking up.
She's dirty and ugly.
He's wicked but handsome.
Six months to toy with her.
Six months of vacation and a ton of money.
I'll hurt her beyond repair.
I've been through much worse.
She's difficult to control and doesn't obey.
I'm done submitting to anyone or anything in this life.
I should hate her.
I should hate him.
The game has changed.
I will win.
Dirty Ugly Toy is a novel that blurs the lines of right and wrong, deals with abuse, contains dubious consent, and adult subject matter. If you are sensitive to violent sexual situations, the book may not be suitable for you. Some parts of this book are not easy to hear and are not intended for everyone. However, those that keep an open mind and stick with it will not be disappointed.
©2016 K Webster (P)2016 K Webster
Not only is this a fantastic book. I mean it's just amazing.
I was nervous to listen incase it spoilt my version of Brax in my head. I needn't of worried.
This has to be one of my favourite Audios to date. I just loved it.
Steven Barnett has done a wonderful job at capturing the essence of Braxton Kennedy. I love the deep rumble of the voice it suited Brax perfectly. When he did the Shouting parts that Brax is so famous for, I was a gonna.
So much so I found myself rewinding certain parts just to hear them again. Great job.
I can't recommend this Audio enough. Just see for yourself how good it really is. You won't be disappointed.
Yes, it's the My Fair Lady of dark romance. Braxton sees himself as evil, he finds girls that he can make into his "toy" and then after he's tires of playing, he callously disposes of them, he's done this nineteen times and then he chooses Jessica as number twenty.
Jessica is addicted to drugs and will do anything for that next fix and Braxton makes her an offer she can't refuse.
Braxton is a brutal taskmaster making her quit drugs cold turkey and then sets about remaking her from the ground up. But Jessica is much more than she seems and Braxton's obsession with restoring her is deeply rooted in his troubled childhood.
I really liked this audiobook! Some parts were a little far fetched, but not ridiculously so. Yes this book is dark, has bdsm elements, deals with drug abuse and has dubious consent, so if you have triggers, you probably should stay far away from this book. But if you're like me and not phased by difficult subject matter, this book is a gem, has the HEA and no dreaded cliffhanger, yippee!
Now onto the narrator, sigh… It’s a love/hate thing, when he's narrating from Braxton POV he’s wonderful… Except when Braxton’s yelling, I literally had to pull my earphones off! But the problem is his narration of Jessica, his English accent for her is all over place and his reading of her is somewhat screechy. Still overall he did a decent job.
Buy or credit it's worth it.
"A great book made better"
I have read this book and absolutely loved it, so when it popped up on audio, I scooped it up right away.
Yes, it is graphic, seedy, risqué and dirty but things are not always what they seem and sometimes things that are ugly on the outside, are seriously beautiful on the inside.
I love Brax and Jessica. This books speaks to soul mates and finding that one true love. It is so gripping and intriguing that you will find yourself not being able to turn off and when you do have to turn it off, you are thinking about it.
Steven Barnett is genius. I was worried without there being dual pov, that it would come across as cheesy. But Steven has a better chick voice than a lot of female narrators. I can't imagine that because of the content, it was easy to read and he did an amazing job.
It's wild to feel like you're third wheeling and waiting for some seemingly unlikely but beautiful resolve to happen when a book is written from both perspectives. It's so organic to the nature of all relationships though. Even the best communicators cannot breathe air and soul and warmth directly into each other when the other feels most weary and unsure. We all have our demons and the journey is important, but that journey can burn like acid. The connecting, learning and uphill climbing the bridge bringing us to trust, commitment and love also beats and burns hot tears inside our eyes and throat. But I'll say no more!!! Love is robust and chaotic and inconvenient and infuriating, but the thrills alone aren't what make love the most gracious gift we can give another. It's the wholeness. Swoon!
"Gripping from start to finish!"
I honestly bought this book on recommendation only. I had not read the description or anything. A friend said buy, so I bought. I was not disappointed. WOW What a twisted, wonderful tale!!! I don't want to give anything away so I can't say much, but gripping/wonderfully disturbing/captivating should about cover it. The only thing that would have made this any better would have been a female co-narrator, but the make narrator did fantastic. I will be recommending this one!!!
This book is very dark be warned that it has durg use abuse and verbal abuse in it. I loved it!! Will read again!Love the ending
"Wow...that was intense..."
Best book I've listened to in a long while. The warnings are right, this is not for those who get offended or may have triggers to violent sexual situations; however if you are up for the intensity of this book- then you will understand the characters motivations by the end. I'm not even sure what else to put in this review because it was so good but I don't want to give anything away. You really have to experience it for yourself, but I definitely recommend if you are looking for something that will twist your mind and make you fall in love with the hero that you want to resist in every way.
"Love every minute "
I love this book. and hearing it was amazing. I love this voice. he did such a great job of bring out the story and characters! I listen to this within 2 and couldn't stop.
"MEAN, ABUSIVE, BASTARDLY...HE'S A SADIST"
When the first sentence of a book is a Warning you know it's going to be good.
Braxton grows up with a crack-whore-mom until he's 14. He's constantly starving, cold and lack of clothing. His mom is constantly on the move...staying as long as she can at her 'work' before moving on to the next job. While his mom works, sex for drugs, she has Braxton stay in a closet. I felt so sorry for him.
When Braxton is 14 his mom gets a really good 'job' with Mr. Kennedy. He falls in love with Braxton's mom and wants her and Braxton to move with him the Los Angeles. Thanks to Mr. Kennedy, now Braxton's dad, Braxton graduates college and starts a successful financial business. The major part of his business is a hotel in Las Vegas where people with a "Toy" membership go to play.
Braxton keeps a 'Toy' at his home and changes them every 6 months. But where does Braxton get his 'Toys?" He goes to London and picks a crack-whore off the street. He has her sign a 6 month sex contract where she receives payment at the end of the contract.
Jessica is in London hiding from an evil, abusive husband who is a Georgia politician.
Braxton plucks Jessica, aka: Bunny, off a street in London. She is filthy dirty and having sex with anyone to get money for her next heroin fix. She signs Braxtons' contract and he gets her clean inside/out.
All previous 'Toys' were afraid of Braxton and coward to him but Jessica is very feisty and isn't afraid of him. She actually challenges him which brings out his sadistic side.
This is their story......
This is my first book by K.Webster and I'll be on the look out for more. She's a new favorite author for me. This is also my first book performed by Steven Barnett... WOW..WOW..WOW. He was fabulous! Especially when he is angry. When he yell's it's like he's right there in my face, I would actually jump.
The writing and performance kept me engaged from the first sentence to the end. I love this book and it is absolutely a keeper for my library.
Is it worth a credit/$$ Hell Yah! If you like to walk on a thin line between sassy and gritty this book is for you. There is graphic sex and graphic bad-ass language. This is BDSM with heavy on the SM. There is marital violence and some beatings.
This books is one of my absolute favorites. The narrator nailed the voice for Braxton pretty damn well. Very pleased and now sad that it's over.
"I want a Dark Prince Uncharming too plz!!!!"
if you enjoy dark romances then you should absolutely love this book it's one of my favorites
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