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Traded

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Publisher's Summary

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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    "Mixed feelings"
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    Traded<br/><br/>I voluntarily listened to, and reviewed the audiobook version of this book. <br/><br/>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!! <br/><br/>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. <br/><br/>I give this book 3*.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    I. C. 01/08/2017
    I. C. 01/08/2017
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    "Loved Loved Loved this book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Traded to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version but I can't imagine how it would be better than the audio which was fantastic. I really loved the dual narration. Both narrators were excellent and they really brought the characters to life for me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The image on he cover suggests that this is a dark romance and it made me think twice about listening to it as I am not a huge fan of that genre. However, this is not dark at all. It is actually quite sweet and a feel good kind of romance. Ashton has a temper but he is a real sweetheart where Elena is concerned and he doesn't do anything to hurt her. Her husband on the other hand is a complete tosser and a nasty piece of work.
    I loved Ashton's family and how they rallied round in support of Elena and encouraged her relationship with Ashton.
    I also enjoyed the drama that Ashton's career choice brought, as well as the tension and suspense Elena's husband, Dominic, brings to the story. This was a book I wanted to listen to in one go. It makes me want to dive straight into book 2!


    Any additional comments?

    I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.

    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.

    10 of 10 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
  • Q
    Jax, Florida USA
    05/06/17
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    "Definition of a Romance Novel"

    It started off a little slow but gained momentum. The sex scenes were ok but my personal taste is for more non-verbal sounds rather than just reading. The storyline isn't quite as believable but it works for the romance. Overall I liked the book. I listened going to and from work.

    7 of 7 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

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Nina
    06/05/17
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    "Loved it!"

    I loved Rebecca Brooke ever since FORGIVEN was released and TRADED has been on my TBR for a while. So when I was offered the opportunity to listen and review the audio book version, I jumped at the chance.

    This book deals with a very sensitive subject matter in a magnificent way. Portraying domestic violence in the form of mental and verbal abuse and what it does to a person is definitely not an easy task, but Rebecca managed to do it with so much care, realistically showing what years of suffering from this can do to a person’s self-respect: It decreased to almost nothing, until you no longer believe that you are worth anything at all and deserving of the treatment you receive.

    Elena is married to a monster; no matter how hard she tries to please him, follow his every commands – it is not enough, never done right, only strengthening her belief that she is unworthy of her husband. She is not able to realize that what her abusive husband is doing to her is all kinds of wrong.

    Dominic, her husband, is aggressive, impulsive and destructive – and a gambler that is deep in debt to a loan shark with no ability to pay it back. It seems only self-explanatory and –preservative to him to offer this loan shark his wife’s services to pay off said debt… What a douche.

    Ashton, the loan shark, accepts, but for different reasons than one might accept. Because although he might work in a shady business, he does it not really by choice, it simply came with his family. Apart from that he has been raised to never disrespect a woman. So consequently a man trading his wife for a debt makes his hackles rise – witnessing the abuse she has to suffer himself, his accepting the trade only seems logical to him.

    Ashton is one perfect hero. He sees something in Elena that she long had forgotten existed, doing everything in his power to bring this fragile woman back to life. Because with Ashton’s help, Elena slowly starts to blossom again – finding her self-worth and regaining her confidence. And Elena is not the only thing that blossoms…

    The audio book is narrated by Honey Scarlett and Leeroy Will, who are both doing a terrific job, solidifying once more why I came to love dual narration. They are one perfect team. I loved Honey’s soft voice which perfectly fitted Elena and Will’s deep rumbly voice for Ashton. Even Dominic got the unappealing voice he deserved. I’m looking forward to listening more to their works!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    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 ❤️😭❤❤️😘💕🎉🎊😊😇

    7 of 7 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. <br/><br/>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
  • Jayne
    19/07/17
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    "A FABULOUS LISTEN, but hater's are gonna hate"
    Would you listen to Traded again? Why?

    Absolutely. It's on my keeper shelf. First off, this is my kind of dark romance and the writing did a very tasteful job of handling sensitive material of domestic abuse, which I wasn't sure was possible. I could go on about the plot but I hate reviews that are all plot synopsis and spoilers. You'll have to listen for yourself. The narration is excellent, and I love this team.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Elena. She goes through a lot and at first you think she's weak but it turns out she's stronger than she herself knows. Honey Scarlett gives her quiet dignity even through the stress moments.


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

    I love their dual narration where he speaks all the male parts and hero's POV, and Honey does the same for the females. They are a tight team. I love Leeroy Will's voice especially - sexy as hell. The few critics here are nuts or maybe are their competitors - this is one of the best teams out there, but I guess no one ever tries to tackle you unless you're the one carrying the ball.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The trade of a lifetime.


    Any additional comments?

    Tastes are subjective. Looking through reviews people seem to either love (majority) or hate (minority) this story, I guess haters are gonna hate - but I side with the many 4 and 5 star reviews here. Also it's not easy to find duet narrators as solid as these two, but if you don't like dual narration why on earth would you listen to one and then give it crappy review and/or accuse other reviewers of being misleading? <br/><br/>*My honest opinions are my own.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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