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Summary

From top 100 and international Amazon best-selling author Anita Gray comes an emotionally addictive dark romance series of suspense, hope, and true love. 

“Captivating Dark Romance,” says Anna Zaires, New York Times best-selling author.

Bought. Conditioned. Sold to the enemy. 

My name is Blaire. I'm head of security to a man who controls the Russian underworld in Europe. His name is Maksim, and he's my master. He bought me 10 years ago and conditioned me with brutality to worship and protect him. And I have protected him. I've slain everyone who has tried to do him harm. Everyone but a man he loans me to; a man who threatens to break me and everything in which I believe. 

You're going to need a strong stomach and a strong heart to follow my story, because take my word for it, it's no fairy tale. 

Blaire is part one in the Dark Romance series.

BLAI2E, part two in the Dark Romance series, is out now on eBook (enrolled in KU), and it is available in paperback. Audiobook coming soon. 

BLAIR3, part three in the Dark Romance series, coming soon. 

BL4IRE, part four in the Dark Romance series, coming soon. 

©2016 Anita Gray (P)2018 Anita Gray

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regional context?

terrible regional context. american English should have been no where near this story. irish girl, reared as Russian living among Russian mob in UK. in relation ship with french/American/Mexican only his dialogue should have had some possibilities of American inflection. as for attempts at accents though often muddled as reader forgot which character she was reading and a female American accent often appeared especially when it was aparent reader became tired. Accents were uk/Mexican/Russian equivalent of a leprechaun version of an Irish accent as portrayed in Hollywood. bad hurts the ears and did twice cause me to consider giving up. had to purchase physical copy of book to follow along. other wise would have given up compleatly. being able to do an accent for a moment fudges not equate to the complexities of different genders,ages and left no room for articulating feeling of characters would have been much better to read in reader own accent for all characters but better include inflections. it very much took away from the story. the ending was a bad muddled combination over telling like writer just trough his note book in and then a rushed ending in the epilogue. other details like the house keeper in Charlie House could have been better utilised or left out altogether. and Andrus Charlie's brother was he a necessary character. the internal external battle of feeling could have been written cleaner and have some uneasily pages remover. story needs the benefit of a good editor. it is not sufficient to say this summary is written in American English when the correct regional language or languages as story requires shoes the depth of good writing and editing and can replace unessary characters or story lines. and still tell and excellent story. in a nut shell. story has good bones but feel like a draft would love to reread in a year or two when a good editor has worked with the author to polish into a completely well written piece. remembering the reading performance needs to help not hinder the enjoyment of the book. as it stands it took far too long to listen to as what should have been compelling because a great book to fall asleep to. not what the author i assume possibly was among for. hopefully part 2 is better with I wont try so hard to finish no mater how compeked I am to see how Blaire life continues. ps other niggling points, characters names are very out of place regionally. if you go to trouble to describe list of cars use them or don't refer to them at all. is it not sufficient to say he gave her the keys to his car as she climbed in turned the ignition and the powerfull engine of the range rover roared as its large wheels spun in action as her small foot effertsly power the acceleration as the drove out past his line of impressive car collection. you can mention status with out even that much detail. there are some other niggles sadly. like I said I'd love to re read after its been re worked.

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brilliant storyline,

I loved this book. characters, story all brilliant. roll on the next credit to read another one.

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  • 01-03-19

In Mother Russia, Book hates you.

She was tortured. We get it. She loves Charlie. We get it. She's a warrior..WE GET IT!! People criticize J. R. R. Tolkien for how descriptive he was. At least he didn't repeat the same exact paragraph, action for action, with different words ,over and over and over again. This series forced me to skip chapters, AND I COULD STILL KEEP UP! Ms. Anita has the writing capabilities of Stephanie Meyer. Not good.

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  • CAC
  • 17-05-19

Speechless

Wow.....I wanted a listen that wasn’t the same old thing, dear lord be careful what you wish for!!!! While listening to this book, I felt I needed a prescription for anti-anxiety medication.

The writing was incredible and narration the same. Just downloaded the second book, I will probably be an alcoholic after I finish it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-01-19

Loved it. But it’s up to what you think of dark romance

This story was very good. The hero and heroine were not the typical helpless female and alpha hero to the rescue. The two leading characters were unique as were their obsticals. That is not to say that the hero wasn’t alpha. This male lead was no wimp but the heroine is surprisingly different.the other characters were also excellent. Suffice to say that this is a romance that is surprisingly and pleasantly different. Hard to put down. Caution: violent sex with the possibility of triggers.

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  • Brad Sund
  • 03-01-20

Don't waste your time

First off, I was disturbed and stressed out because of the fact that we're dealing with a young sex slave here people...!!! I was looking for a sexy romance to escape to and I found myself losing sleep because I was pissed off for most of it. AND like one of the other reviewers said, there was so much repetition of the conundrum she was facing because she was wired to live that life, that the book could have been cut in half. There may have been a couple of minutes in the whole thing that were worth listening to and sorta steamy. otherwise it was annoying. Can anyone actually recommend a good one?!

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  • Taintedrose76
  • 12-10-18

I love everything about Blaire

For the lovers of dark and erotic this series is a must read.
Blaire is a strong and powerful female character.
the way anita gray writes this story pulls you in amd doesn't let you go you are addicted to every word.
I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series on audible as well.
I read first 2 books on kindle but the audible version gets you even more a part of this story brings you to another depth all together.

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  • Lusacia Casebolt
  • 16-05-19

interesting story but hard to digest

This book was interesting to say the least, Blaire is a young women who is a hacker and trained assassin/body guard for Maksim the man who "bought" her when she was a child. He beats and molests her, brainwashing her into obeying his every command, when she meets Charlie her conditioning cant change her reactions towards him or the feelings she develops, through a plot twist Charlie ends up gaining "ownership" of her for 3 months. during that time he tries to show her a world where she is free to live how she wants. The story line is crazy, I mean when you get down to it Maksim completely ruined her and it's absolutely heart wrenching listening to her truly believe there is no other life for her. It's hard to listen to to be honest, it's so frustrating that she won't leave maksim, and I had to constantly remind myself of the programming her brain had been through. I've read mixed reviews and havent decided if I will read part 2. I'm goona wait till my next credit and see how I feel!

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  • Alexis
  • 21-10-18

oh my god!!!!

If I could punch a book in the face I would. I loved it but how could they just end it like that? just wrong oh so wrong.

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  • Andrew and family
  • 01-02-20

Trash

Trashy content and poor writing. There are so many other great books out there. Don’t read this one.

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  • Shannon Rose
  • 08-05-20

definitely dark

this is much more than a dark romance. Its for sure erotic, but I didnt find this to be romantic really at all... which is fine for me. I like dark tales. Ofcourse this is just the 1st part of the series and I am getting ready to listen to the next one.

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  • 28-04-19

So whiny

The girl is such a whiny spoiled little snot with her head so far shoved in the sand she doesn't know which way is up or down. Yes I know she's supposed to be "conditioned" this way, but there are so many times she contradicts her thoughts on things it just made want to slap some sense into her.

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