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Traded

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I'm a pawn, a piece of chattel, a toy - used and forgotten. When you're done with me, you can walk away with no regrets. That's how my husband sees me. I try to be the best wife possible for him. After all, he took me on when no one else would. Now - he's in debt and owes more money to the loan shark than we can possibly repay. But, don't worry, he's come up with a solution, it's just not one I was expecting. I've been traded.

Content warning: this book contains adult language, sexual situations and situations of emotional abuse. This book is meant for 18+ only.

©2015 Rebecca Brooke (P)2016 Rebecca Brooke Publishing

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    KelA 10/01/2017
    KelA 10/01/2017
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    Traded

    I voluntarily listened to, and reviewed the audiobook version of this book.

    It is definitely a book that draws you in. I liked the premise of the storyline and was interested to see where it went. A lot of the storyline was a little predictable and 'too good to be true'. Also I'm no prude, but there was a little too much detail in some places...sometimes less is more!! I'm not really a fan of sex scenes in audiobooks...it all feels a little wrong, like you're invading someone's privacy!!

    I've seen some other reviews describe this book as a 'dirty fairytale' and I think that's a great description. I think there are some areas in the book that could've been explored more than all the sex and lust but that's probably my fault for not understanding the genre of the book.

    I give this book 3*.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • CAROLYN
    newark, New Jersey, United States
    18/04/17
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    "A POWERFUL, PASSIONATE & POSITIVE JOURNEY"

    Rebecca Brooke outdid herself with this chilling, thrilling and sizzling tale of an abused wife and her unlikely savior who tentatively showed, enthusiastically encouraged and eventually convinced her to take back her life. It wasn't a light easy-going listen but it was easy to get caught up in this well described emotional story as two strangers slowly find out they're perfect for each other. But the true perfection of this story, IMO, didn't come from its remarkable well written chapters.. no, it came from the duet narration by two actors whose voices skilfully brought scenes, characters and emotional chapters to life. Conversations flowed easy as they each stuck to their own gender's voices and I'll be checking out more books narrated by this real-life couple.

    It was meant to be a normal day for Ashton - he was in his private box at the game which is where he usually carried out the family's shady Loan Shark business.. but there was far more to this handsome businessman because he was a Restauranteur and a Chef too. Ashton thought he'd seen and heard it all - but when his next debtor came shuffling in with a very mousy downtrodden woman in tow, and then offered her to him for three months as his own personal sex slave, Ashton saw red. But he also saw the way she was cowering and just about holding herself together because he'd seen abuse before so he took pity on the woman and swore to change her life and her future. Which he slowly, tenderly, thoughtfully and very patiently did.. and he also changed his own future too because this timid woman was going to suit him, and his desires, in every way.

    Elena had unknowingly married Dominic, her high school sweetheart, during a drunken night in Vegas five years previously and had been 'conditioned' into becoming a robot wife by years of verbal and mental abuse which had alienated her from everyone and everything except her Diner job. Elena accepted her life without questioning it, but when her gambler/douche husband Dominic exchanged Elena to wipe off some of his debt, it was the scariest day of her life.. but it would prove to be the best day too. Because it was going to open her eyes to kindness, caring, thoughtfulness, freedom, sexual bliss, a new career and love.. and those gifts would come from one man - the drool-worthy sexy Ashton Hawes. He would show her, spoil her, tell her and teach her a new way of thinking.. but it wouldn't all be plain sailing because Ashton's life came with problems and Dominic wasn't going to let his wife go that easily.

    It was a hard listen at the beginning and I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it.. but very quickly I was put at ease by Ashton's obvious care and protection of Elena which, day by day, grew into love. And hearing how Elena blossomed and thrived due to Ashton's never-ending encouragement was sweet and he opened her eyes to a whole new sexual world.. one filled with an alpha Dom who liked to play and wanted to share his toys!!

    Worth a credit? Definitely.. but it is a work of fiction because sadly we all know that in the real world abused women aren't as lucky as Elena was.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Zara Quintana
    22/01/17
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    "Perfectly Imperfect Way to Find Your Soulmate"
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    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. At first I wasn't sure I would like this story since the husband is such a verbally and emotionally abusive douche. Then he trades his wife to a loan-shark for his $200k debt, which doesn't seem to be any better situation for her. You want to not only hate the douche husband, but you want to hate the loan-shark for accepting the trade. But the more you listen to the awesome narrating duo perform the characters and bring to life their story, you find that the loan-shark may not be such a bad guy. In the end, I loved this story and the HEA for the main character regaining her confidence and Independence, along with the chance at being loved by a deserving man. I highly recommend this audiobook.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • S. Lewis (TMLA)
    19/01/17
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    "Awesome Listen!"
    What did you love best about Traded?

    Their relationship was so natural and real. The way Ashton treated Elena was so touching and sweet!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Traded?

    The way Ashton treated Elena! Just stole my heart.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • RUTH C. SEARLES
    Knightdale, NC United States
    18/01/17
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    "Awesome Story!"
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    This was such a great story. Dominic was not my favorite character. I did like how Elena starts to learn her self worth with the help of Ashton. The characters were entertaining.

    This audiobook was provided to me by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchanged for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah Turtle
    CLARKSVILLE, IN, United States
    25/09/16
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    "Fall in Love with the bad boy... or is he?"

    Traded by Rebecca Brooke

    This is a fascinating story. The main guy in the story comes across as the bad guy. Ashton is the son of a loan shark who is collecting from her husband who owes his family a lot of money. Elaina is an emotionally abused woman who is traded by her husband for time to get more money together for debt. Ashton decides to take the deal in order to get her out of the situation and show her she deserved better. The author does a wonderful job showing the inner turmoil of the woman thrust out of an abusive situation into the unknown.

    This narration duo does an incredible job. I love how they read with inflection – like they truly care about the story they are reading. They aren’t scared of the sexy scenes but also put true caring and inflection following the story of an abused woman.

    Definitely give this book a chance but be aware if you have triggers regarding abuse it is not one to pick up lightly.

    Disclosure: This book was provided to A Little Turtle’s World free of charge through Jayne Err for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • jennifer eiler
    13/05/17
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    "Love this"

    So much happens total worth the listen enjoyed every minute of this listen will listen again

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Cassi A. Gaddy
    02/05/17
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    "A fantastic story"
    Would you listen to Traded again? Why?

    It was a story worth listening to again. I loved the characters, the storyline of the sweet caring loan shark towards an emotionally abused woman.


    What does Honey Scarlett and Leeroy Will bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They were an excellent duet. They had a wonderful way of brining the story to life and giving real raw emotions.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I finished it in 2 sittings! If I hadn't started it so late in the evening I would have finsihed it in 1 for sure!


    Any additional comments?

    It's a wonderful book that brings out the true raw feelings of what emotinal abuse does to a person. The type of people you need in your life surrounding you to over come it as well. For such a tough topic, Rebecca Brooke did a wonderful job sheddign light on the topic as well as the process someone has to undergo to overcome.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    01/05/17
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    "It's beyond words😭❤️💕"

    This book is so good! It is a dark and heartfelt life struggle that happens in the real world. This is a book for all the women who believe they are not worth it and for all who think they can't be happy! Ashton and Elena's love and trust was amazing! I loved loved how all of his family including him treated their women with such love and respect! This book truly touched my heart ❤️😭❤❤️😘💕🎉🎊😊😇

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Tanya M. Spiegel
    Miami, Florida
    31/01/17
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    "Intriguing"

    Who would put mod type stuff with the chance to get a young women out of a abusive repressive relationship? From the get go you go back back and forth from loving and hating the book. There is A LOT of strong language used non stop in this book. There is graphic sex acts. There is the degradation of a young women. ( this is the hate part) but then you get hooked in to finding out where the heck the author is taken you with this crazy mix. Put it this way it was no typical walk in the park . And strangely that's what made it good for me at least. I LOVED the different characters voices His so strong and her so soft and sweet added to the story itself. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Daisy
    PALMYRA, VA, United States
    18/01/17
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    "I am glad I took a chance on this book"

    Don't judge a book or a man by its cover. This was a good feel romance story that includes a hat clown of a husband a lone shark with a heart of gold an a woman discovering her worth. Narration was good. Wroth a credit, I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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