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Summary

Come and meet the Stronghold Doms...

Jared and Leigh both know what it's like to be trapped in a seven-year relationship where they give more than they get, the question is whether or not they can move on from them.

Two steps forward, one step back. That's how Jared's life feels when it comes to his ex Marissa. Every time he thinks he's escaped the vortex of her emotional demands, she ends up sucking him right back in; but for the first time, he thinks he might have the strength to pull free entirely. At least he hopes so. Right now it just seems like he's hurting everyone around him and he doesn't know how to make it right.

Leigh Douglas spent seven years with the man she thought she would one day marry, but she's now realized that she needs him to fight just as hard for her as she always fought for him. Since he won't, she's working on getting over him and finding someone who won't take her for granted. On the other side of the equation, she's definitely falling for Jared, but he's still entangled with his ex. No one can understand the hooks that Marissa has in him like Leigh can, but that doesn't mean that she's willing to take the back-seat again in another relationship.

As Jared tries to side-step his ex and Leigh takes her first steps into the domination and submission-filled world of the Stronghold club, their friends hold a collective breath as everyone wonders whose heart will be broken in the end.

This is a full-length character driven BDSM romance with hot scenes and a HEA. It can be listened to on its own, although is more fulfilling when read as part of the Stronghold series. Breaking the Chain is approximately 93k words long.

Stronghold series:

1. The Sassy Submissive
2. Taming the Tease
2.5 On His Knees
3. Mastering Lexie
3.5 Pieces of Stronghold
4. Breaking the Chain
5. Bound to the Past
6. Stripping the Sub
7. Tempting the Domme (Now available for pre-order)
8. Hardcore Vanilla (Coming 2018)

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New to me author

I read/listened to braking the chain before I read/listened to the other books in the series. I am no going to go back and read the other books. This is about two people with a lot of baggage and can the be together. This book focuses on Leigh and Jared. I like that their pasts make them who they are and I love the couple. This is my first, bu won’t be my last read/listen from Golden Angel.

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Love this series

I am enjoying this series. Such great friends dynamics. This book dealt with ex drama and friends standing up for each other. I consider this is a friends to lovers romance. Leigh needs help getting her life in order and asks her Dom friend Jared to keep her straight. We get a HEA with no cliffhanger. This book introduces another couple for the next book in the series. Narration is great I recommend this book.

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Love the Stronghold Doms

This was an interesting couple. Both Jared and Leigh had baggage that they had to deal with so they found comfort with each other. Leigh is a total vanilla and wants to try the lifestyle. I liked Leigh experimenting. It gave great insight into how someone starts in the world of kink. Jared is more than happy to teach Leigh the ways. Jared is more like a disciplinarian for Leigh to keep her reaching for her goals. But as Leigh discovers she likes the softer kink, she is willing to try more. Jared is the perfect Dom for this. He has a softer side and patience of a saint. I really fell hard for these two and would love to read more about them.

Rose Lane has a great narration voice. She is easy to listen to and brings the story to life. I really enjoyed the innocence she gave Leigh. I look forward to hearing more from Rose Lane.

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Both Jared and Leigh have been burned by long term relationships where they weren't really valued and wanted. Even though they were both afraid to trust, they found comfort and healing in each other. It was easy for them both to be with the other, which shocked them both. Leigh decides to risk everything to ask him to discipline her to keep to her diet so that she can manage her blood sugar levels. This is not the first Golden Angel novel I read. It won't be the last either. Normally books like this make me feel extremely uncomfortable. Her books don't. I'll be honest and state that I haven't really read a lot of books in this genre and the few I did weren't really that great. So, it's possible that I might like them. Who knows? All I know is that I don't feel uncomfortable reading books from Golden Angel. This book was really nice. The only problem I had was that there were a few scenes here and there that I felt got rushed over a bit too much. Leigh is a very wholesome girl. She knows her flaw and she does what it takes to fix it. I like that about her. I can also really relate to the high blood sugar problem. In more ways than I care to admit. I really liked Jared a lot. He's very up front and honest. He's not some broody and mysterious person who gets mad when people question him. It was a refreshing change. I can't really give an honest assessment about the background characters, but they all seemed fun and friendly and full of life! I'll have to go back and read some of the books in this series to know some of them better. I have never heard any books by Rose Lane before. She's pretty talented. I really enjoyed listening to this book. She definitely helped elevate it in a lot of ways. I was impressed. I hope that she's the narrator for the rest of this series. She definitely nailed it. I enjoyed this book far more than I thought I would. I had a feeling I would, though. Golden Angel has a talent about her. She knows how to make things exciting to read. I can see why people begged her to put her work into publish. I'm glad they did too. The world would be without her literature if they didn't.

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Amazing HEA

I love this series. The author is amazing linking all the books together. Jared has baggage from his past in the name of Marissa. He was once in love with this lady who walked all over him. Leah walks into his life broken from her last experience. Jared is set to turn her around and help her along her wait both in the love/bdsm and also in her health. The narrator did an amazing Job as well.

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Losing the Chains

I enjoyed this book so much. I cannot believe I am just learning of these series. I am glad this was a stand alone and that I can go back and enjoy the other books in this series. I enjoyed Leigh and Jared. I enjoyed the HEA. Things worth having is worth fighting for. I enjoyed their dynamics so much. The chemistry can be felt through the narrator.

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Love this whole series!

I have listened to many of Golden Angel’s books and I have loved them all. This book was the story of Jared and Leigh who were both coming out of long-term relationships with their exes. These two characters had wonderful chemistry together, and the story was hot. I recognize a lot of the characters from the Venus Rising Series which then turned into the Stronghold Series. Once this whole series is available on audio, I will be sure to relisten to it again in order because it is just that good. Rose Lane did an amazing job bringing this story to life. I received an audible credit via Audiobook Obsessions.

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I need the whole series on audio!!

I love this book! Great characters that you will love if you like big Alpha Doms( which I do!!) fantastic chemistry between all the characters. Written so well. Rose is a new narrator to me and she done a great job.

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Sexy smart BDSM romance


I loved reading all of the books in Golden Angel’s Stronghold Doms series and was curious about the audio.
I’m so glad I took the time to experience Jared and Leigh’s story again. They had such wonderful chemistry and their relationship grew in a very believable way. Rose Lane did a really nice job of bringing all the characters alive.As always it was wonderful having secondary characters being a big part of the story. This was really a pleasure to listen to and I will be checking out the other audiobooks in this series.
I received an audible credit via Audiobook Obsessions.

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  • Xiaguan
  • 10-04-20

Leah and Jared

<strong>These books....</strong>

Each story just keeps getting better and better ! The kink aspect is fun but the rich story lines are amazing!

The narrator is good and it is nice to listen to these stories.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-03-21

Friends and Family

Golden Angel has done such a good job with this series!! As I continue to listen, it's starting to feel like the characters are my friends and family. I LOVE seeing them in every book. I'm completely invested in them and their relationships as couples and as friends. I was so excited that Jared and Leigh are a couple! It's exactly what I was hoping for! Jared did irritate me a bit with how he handled his ex. Actually, it was a lot of irritation, but Leigh handled it so lovingly and well thought out. They are so good for each other.

I so want to listen to BOUND TO THE PAST...but Audible hasn't posted it yet!! WHEN AUDIBLE!?!? It's killing me not to get Andrew and Kate's story!

*I received a code and this is my voluntary and honest review.

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  • Robin Puckett
  • 18-02-21

Yes!

Another great story by Golden Angel! Great series!!! Can't stop listening!
I did receive this free audio book and am giving an honest review!!!!

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  • Siobhan
  • 02-02-21

Great but narrator lacking

I loved this one so much but the narrator voice just was not great, her tone and inflections didn’t bode well for the characters

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  • Rainey Scribbles
  • 14-03-20

Finally!

It feels like the books were leading up to this series. I really like it and it took a lot of turns that I wasn't expecting. A great addition to the amazing Stronghold books.

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  • melody
  • 21-10-19

OMG so hot

this is the 4th book in the series
the story is about Jared & Leigh
I really love this story between the two charters this was one heartbreaking wrenching story they both had terrible significant others and this was one very breathtaking story it was hot and sexy and tantalizing and very entertaining I thoroughly enjoyed it and overall performance was five star the story was fabulous Five Star read definitely a keeper

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 19-10-19

Big Alpha Dom’s

I love this book! Great characters that you will love if you like big Alpha Doms( which I do!!) fantastic chemistry between all the characters. Written so well. Rose is a new narrator to me and she done a great job.
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  • Bette
  • 08-02-19

❤️Stronghold Doms🔥Great Listen 🎧 Jared💘Leigh!

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This is my 2nd Golden Angel book and I enjoyed it as much as my 1st book, “The Sassy Submissive”. She has a great writing style and I love this world she created and the characters in the world. The circle of friends belong to the same BDSM club, Stronghold, their friendships & relationships are unique and tight knit. They support and look out for each other. This is Jared & Leigh’s story, it is a friends to lovers. Both had just gotten out of longterm relationships, Jared’s ex, Marissa, belongs to the club and decides she wants him back. She stirs up trouble and lots of drama for both Jared and Leigh. It was nice to see the crew again, the alpha Doms and Subs. The scenes & kink was fairly pretty tame in this book, Jared is a Dom but nothing hardcore, some punishments, bondage and spanking. Loved the slow burn romance between Jared and Leigh. I am looking forward to listening to more from the Stronghold Doms! Thanks for another great story.

I listened to the Audible edition, Rose Lane is a wonderful narrator and voice performer. She brings the characters and their story to life from the pages to your ears. Thank you for a great listen!

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  • Drifter
  • 29-01-19

Excellent Audible book and story

Once again Golden Angel has written another Stronghold book about a group of loyal friends that love and support each other. These are friends that you wish were a part of your life. Jared and Leigh both have different previous relationships that they need to move away from. Jared is the mean looking dom that has a caring heart that is full of love. Leigh cares about the feelings of others. She is looking for a man that can give her guidance and love. Throw in some steamy love scenes and what else could you want.

I received this Audible book in exchange for a review. The narrator did an excellent job of storytelling and creating a wonderful listening experience. I wish I had friends like them. Listening to this Audible book allows you to kick back, visualize, and enjoy.