She takes my breath away; she is so beautifully damaged. Yes, I had broken her, ravished her life, and destroyed her happiness. I brought her to the ultimate despair. I was responsible for all the pain and suffering that now brought her to her knees in front of me. Broken. Hopeless. Reckless in her agony.
She is a mirror of my own tortured soul. But what I took away I can give back, in ways she cannot even begin to imagine. She is everything right in all my wrongs. She loves me. She needs me. She has no idea I'm the one who wrecked her life.
Contains mature themes.
©2015 Carian Cole (P)2016 Tantor
If you think Storm is good then this is even better if thats possible very unexpected story with a relationship built on lies that develops so well and the unexpected twist well who would have guessed .
I can't recommend this listen enough Joe and Maxine perform there narration so well and I am looking forward to Lucas
5 big stars all the way
"ashes to ashes, dust to dust!"
I read Storm and Lukas and was very reluctant to listen to Vandal because of all the dark reviews. I'm glad I finally listened to Vandal, however I'm not a fan of BDSM so I won't read it again. Many heartfelt moments. Worth the credit? yes master. lol
"Dark Emotional Ride!"
Cole delivered another emotionally charged story about two characters coming together after a horrible tragedy. It was dark, raw, full of so many emotions and had light BDSM. The emotions the characters experienced felt genuine and it broke my heart listening to the characters dealing and coping with the aftermath of the tragedy that left both the H/h broken, and emotionally distraught. I'm not a fan of BDSM stories, but Cole did a great job writing this plot. Vandal's insecurities about his childhood, and parents not wanting him is reflected by his need to control and dominate through a D/s lifestyle. While some of the sex scenes were hot, I felt the chemistry between them was lacking. Of course, they needed and wanted each other but this was driven by their need to fix and control. Regardless, it's a great story full of emotions and an awesome addition to the series!
Loved the narration! Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell always deliver an amazing performance.
I absolutely love Vandal, a story so beautiful and harsh, a contradiction just as its hero is. Vandal is a damaged, tortured man who believes that he unworthy and not redeemable. The beginning of the story is so heartbreaking and emotional.
“The mix of her presence and her void is completely overwhelming, and I fall to my knees in the middle of the room. The pain in my chest is like nothing I’ve ever felt before, as if my heart is being ripped from my body and sliced into tiny pieces. I want her back so bad. I want to just feel her tiny hand in mine and tuck her into bed”
When Vandal sees the young widow grieving at the cemetery, he is so drawn to her. He knows he should stay away from Tabitha, but the attraction is so strong and he wants to somehow find a way to help her heal.
“I can’t take my eyes off of her. She absolutely takes my breath away. She’s so beautifully damaged. She’s wrecked. I can see it in her lifeless eyes. And now I want to fix her in the only way I know how”
This book deals with the death of a child, BDSM, fetishes, cutting, addictions and many harsh realities of the human condition, but underlining it all is the feeling that hope can survive and grow in even the darkest corner (and I believe that Sterling is the perfect example of that.)
“you became the moon and stars in my dark nights. Your love is like a fire that burns into my soul. I can't lose you, too.”
For a re-read I listened to the audiobook of Vandal. The narrators, Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell do an amazing job bringing to life this beautiful story and these amazing characters. Joe let us hear the tenderness that Vandal tries to keep hidden under his rough, alpha side. Maxine's perfect performance as Tabitha cemented her place in my heart.
"YES! Surprisingly good series so far"
Definitely recommending this series, based on books 1&2. Not much rock/music emphasis, but well written characterizations. Narration decent. I purchased kindle ebook with audio- well worth the price!
"Dark and twisty"
This one had lots of ups and downs in the emotions department. A good book can bring out emotions and this one did. I do like the light BDSM that's in here too. Although this one was on the light side of spicy it was nicely done about a 4 or 5/10 on the hot meter!
Narration was well done on both narrators and don't have any complaints. They voiced the characters great and did not distract me from the book. If you like dark and twisty than mayhap this one will be worth the credit to you.... however this is NOT a bodice ripper!!!
"Another great listen!"
Love, love, love this story! I practically stayed up all night listening to it! Quickly becoming my favorite author!
"L O V E!"
This book is amazing, Carbon Cole is a genius. These stories steal your heart and you can't help but fall in love with these characters, I can't wait to finish the series.
This book was not bad according to other reviewers . This was very well rounded. it had depth, love, sadness, joy and so many other emotions. I'm so glad I purchased this book. I loved it. Get it, u wouldn't regret it
"Give Vandal a chance"
I really enjoyed Vandal's story. I was a bit worried about it being too dark but it wasn't It actually was very enjoyable. I love Vandal.
"loved it! "
loved the dual narration. I actually liked the ending although many did not. Get Vandalized.
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