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"Will you ever let me go?"
"No, Nora," he replies, and I can feel his smile in the darkness. "Never."
On the eve of her 18th birthday, Nora Leston meets Julian Esguerra, and her life changes forever. Stolen away to a private island, she finds herself at the mercy of a powerful, dangerous man whose touch makes her burn...a man whose obsession with her knows no bounds.
Her enigmatic captor is as cruel as he is beautiful, yet it's his tenderness that devastates her most. Drawn into his violent world, Nora must find a way to adapt and survive - and find light within the darkness.
©2015 Anna Zaires (P)2015 Anna Zaires
Over the last week I have been totoally absorbed in this trilogy, very much in the same way as Fifty Shades drew me in. This is a disturbingly dark narrative about a young innocent girl falling helplessly under the spell of the man that kidnaps her. Everything about this book is wrong, depictions of rape and murder, but somehow I found myself immersed into their screwed up world, craving some kind of happy endding.
Even though it was reasonably predictable and followed a well worn path trod by various other authors, I still cared what happened to the characters. I found myself stealing odd minutes away to listen to this book. It was a guilty pleasure I guess.
yes its a well worn story but , totally care about characters, loved listening to the whole triolgy whi!e painting my hall stairs and landing ,this was my first Audio book . wont be my last thanks Amazon xxxxx
Despite the dark subjects within this book it was well written and very addictive. Not for the faint of heart!! But you really grew to care for the characters, including the enigmatic and dark of soul main male character. There were times I wished Nora would punch him in the face just on principal alone! then next moment I feared for his life. Very mixed emotions all throughout the book and never a moment where you wasn't totally gripped. Well narrated by Shirl Rae and Roberto Scarlato. The male narration didn't begin until the second book and it did add to the overall performance. I will definitely look for other books from Anna Zaires. 10/10 well done
More realistic than the 50 Shades trilogy, the story of the kidnapped innocent at the hands of a dark and dangerous arms dealer made it all the more believable and erotic
Wonderful trilogy! I want more of Anna Zaires books if they are as terrific as Twist Me. I couldn't put it down. I listened to the audible straight through the trilogy and still want more.
"Shocking that I liked this!"
although some of the subject matter was graphic I really liked this story. lots of plot twist right from the start. I was hook from the first chapter. though dark it was thrilling. will listen to this again and soon.
"ONE WORD..... EPIC"
A book lasting 26 hours is a daunting thought but when you're suddenly hurled into Nora and Julian's terrifying world you just want to walk with them through more and more and even more. What an emotional ride Anna Zaires took me on with jaw-dropping reactions at the sensational dramatic twists, gripping suspense, heart-pounding highs and earth shattering lows. Three books rolled into one and I'm so pleased and grateful that I didn't need to wait anxiously for the next book to be released as the cliffhangers slowly came into sight.
Nora didn't get what she wanted for her Birthday..... instead she gets kidnapped by a breathtakingly handsome stranger she very briefly met at a Bar one night but she could never ever have imagined what he had planned for her..... or how it would devastatingly or wonderfully affect and change her life, her thoughts, her sexual desires and her way of thinking. Because Julian was a Sadist and a Sociopath who totally lacked any conscience or morals over his actions.... he wanted so he took.... and what he wanted was Nora. But pretty soon she became his obsession as well as his possession, his Achilles Heel, his distraction and eventually his saviour, his salvation and his whole world. However, first he had to break her, train her, possess her, mould her and show her that she was irrevocably forever his, his pet, to do with as he pleased.... and he wanted to do it often!! He was a beautiful monster..... handsome, self assured, confident, charismatic, frightening, charming and a very sexually skilled and demanding lover but underneath lay a controlling monster.
You'd think that you'd hate him but somehow, like Nora experienced, he gets under your skin and, in his way, he's kind, considerate, loyal and very thoughtful over everything to do with looking after Nora providing everything she could possibly want.... except her freedom. His personality traits are explained and then understood when shared later in the story. This is a very dark, gritty and raw romance which includes rape, BDSM, lots of scorching hot passion-filled sex scenes and a Sub/Dom type relationship. But it's so so much more too - because it slowly draws you into Julian's terrifying and dangerous world of violence, torture and many many deaths and all the while it's centred around the possessive, dynamic, dysfunctional and often disdainful relationship of two people that can't live, can't function and can't breathe without the other.
Was is Stockholm Syndrome, was it addiction or was it Nora's mind and body's way to cope and survive what was happening to it? Whatever the answer..... it turned into a deep all consuming love that had both Nora and Julian dramatically risking their lives to save each other and that's where the beauty of this story shone brightly. Because despite the abuse, pain, heartache, loss, grief, despair, fear and turmoil they fought together side by side for one another and came out of a deadly and emotional roller coaster the united Victors.
Worth a credit? I'll be honest, at the start there were parts that were harrowing to listen to, but it quickly drew me in like quicksand with all the questions yet to be answered, all the suspense and twists yet to be revealed, all the heartache yet to be felt and all the drama yet to unfold. This was a mind-blowingly awesome listen and, as my heart rate picked up, my pulse pounded, my senses were strung out and my sleep pattern was shattered.... I knew that I'd never ever ever heard a book quite like this before as I relished every second and that it's going to haunt me in the days to come as I ponder, savor and re-live this intense journey. Book 1 was Nora's POV, books 2 and 3 were thankfully dual POV's, great narration, a host of secondary characters and a strong Hero and Heroine who are both loveable but for very different reasons and YES a 10 star creditworthy epic listen..... but you have been warned!!
"I Hate, Like, Hate, Like Julian"
This is a dark romance. I use the romance lightly. Julian is borderline sociopath and a true sadist. Thru the first book and half of the second book I just hate him. Then he starts to show signs of care and compassion then I remind myself what he has done without remorse.
This trilogy starts out a little slow for me but picks up quick and stays fast paced, action packed and I cringed, closed my eyes, and said no, no, no, more times than I can remember.
The second and third book has dual narration. Narration is very good and keeps you interested in the edge of your seat action and the cringing sadism of Julian.
Three books (26 hours of entertainment) for the price of 1 Credit. Hell yah it's worth the credit.
I have the spin-off Capture Me in my library to listen to next. This book is about Lucas and Yulie. In the third book Yulie betrays Julian and Lucas so Lucas has her captured and held prisoner in his personal quarter's on the compound.
This is a series I will listen to time and time again.
"I wish I could say more......"
I gotta be honest.......i didn't get all the way through this book, but for the first 2 or so hours, it just wasn't something I'm into. I don't know if she falls in love with this dude or what, but I'm just not into this book and it's story line. I just couldn't do it anymore. sorry.
Listening to an audio book that is 25 hours long initially seemed to be a daunting task.... But the story line an narrators made me obsess about the next time I could listen... Great entertainment!!!
"Good read but maddening...."
I liked the book. A great value do to the length of the book. I just don't like weak women. Women who are weak with their men but strong in everything else. The story was different but maddening until toward the end. I think many will like this book but say...."I would not let a man treat me this way." It's like 50 shades the first time you read it...hot. The second or more times you read it you know you would not allow yourself to be treated that way!
Yes, I always tell.my friends to listen and read with audio book. It fun and it so much more when you take the time to read.
The Krinar Chronicle because it Anna Zaires book too and they both have the same in common both intense in both couldn't ask for more.
That they both connected with the characters. And they both bring what everyone is looking for in a book and the audio.
All of them I couldn't get enough of it and I just wanted to tell you guys that it amazing.
Love it and you guys will too.
This trilogy captivated me from the beginning. I couldn't put it down. A must Read.
"Wow! I loved this twisted tale!"
As sad and traumatic as this story was, I still find myself routing for this couple to find a way to live their happily ever after. I hated the loss of Nora's innocence, yet it was inevitable. This was a gripping story from start to finish. I admire this authors bravery and devotion at having the audience find compassion for a truly twisted character. In the end you can't help wanting Julian to find happiness, despite his extreme flaws. Kudos!
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