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.
"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!!!
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.
"I fell in love with an offscreen character"
There are two books I can think of where I fell in love with a character offscreen.
Kelley Armstrong's Jeremy Danvers (because, AWWW! So glad she wrote Savage *happy sigh*)
And now K Webster's Dirty Ugly Toy has Richard, and I don't think I've been hit with instadevotion quite like this - before he even got to say a line to the main characters - EVER.
There was a scene in this story that I really didn't like, really didn't, because I hate when the hero touches another woman - especially if she's treated the heroine like crap -- but it all worked out, it really isn't cheating, and mollified would be a good word to describe how I felt later. This book is so different. I loved the psychological layers to character interactions and motivations. Webster doesn't do "average". Her books are so dark and twisty you'd think there wouldn't be room for romance but the book is filled with these heart-squeezing (or heart stopping, you know, depends on where you're at in the story (I'm looking at you THIS ISN'T YOU, BABY)) - she weaves darkness with romance like a boss, and I can't wait to hear more of hers on audio.
This was the first book I've heard from Steven Barnett and he did great with the accents, and the different characters, and I've said it before and it's still true: there are a handful of WONDERFUL female narrators that I'd listen to all day (and have) - but hands down, I prefer when male narrators read the entire book, even from female POV. And I bookmarked the ever living hell out of this audio. If I could have added a clapping hand emoticon it would have been at parts like 6:21:25, where Barnett gave the most realistic enraged protective male performance (Brax <3 ) I think I've ever heard on audio - I so loved it!
There are no words to adequately express the amazingness of this book. Outstanding performance aside, the story itself sucks you in and never let's up
"thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end"
loved it my kind of erotica love story will read again and again. great ending
"so much love for this book"
I loved the narration.. dude does fabalous with both voices.. loved how he. made me feel the writing.. this is my favorite k Webster book and I will relisten to this audio many times to come.
This is certainly a dark book. If you don't like BDSM then this is most definitely not for you. The story was superb. I highly enjoyed it. I would recommend this book. First book by K. Webster and I really hope to hear more.
Wow, this was a hard story at times to listen to but oh so worth it! I felt every emotion throughout this story. If you keep an open mind it will blow you away. I can't wait to listen and read more from this author.
"100x better than 50 Shades"
This book was dark, sensual, and well written. The plot is deep and well rounded. 50 shades is "vanilla" in comparison.
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