Echo: A Dark Billionaire Romance (Bleeding Hearts Book 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 293 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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About the Author
- Publication Date : October 26, 2015
- File Size : 937 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 293 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- ASIN : B01786HTZW
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #54,963 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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1 scarred, sadistic billionaire - check.
1 innocent virgin - check.
Pain and pleasure sexual encounters - check.
I read and thought to myself, it's good, but there's something missing...
As I kept on reading, I got sucked in by the depth of emotions and the web of secrets and lies.
I couldn't stop, and couldn't get enough.
I immediately started reading book 2, which is dual narration, and all I can think of is - wow.
• 234 Pages • Contemporary • Taboo • Cliff-Hanger • In A Series • First-Person Narrative • Her POV
The romantic theme:
• Love After Loss • Enemies To Lovers
• Intense Read • Dark Read • Page Turner • Touching • Sad & Heartbreaking • Twists & Turns • Sexy • Dramatic • Provocative
• 3 / 5 (Includes hot and explicit sex scenes) • MF scenes • Dirty Talk • Vanilla Sex • Beyond Vanilla Sex • BDSM hints • BDSM scenes
• Relationship Agreement • Big Romantic Gestures • Big Secret • Billionaire Lifestyle • Mystery & Suspense • Violence
• Alpha Male • Bossy • Possessive • Emotionally Unavailable • Hot • Beautiful • Fit • Billionaire • Troubled Past
• Stunning • Strong • Model Figure • Virgin • Money Problems • Troubled Past • Assistant
This was the first book I've ever read by this author. The cover was the first thing that caught my eye, but it was the blurb that sucked me in so hard that I just had to get it. I was lucky to find it when it was on a special deal, so I snapped it up and started reading it right away. We first meet Brighton when she is sixteen and worried about her twin brother, who is going to be sent to prision the next day for something she swears he didn't do.
Although Brayden keeps telling her that he killed a family by running them off the road, she just knows that he couldn't have done this and he is covering for someone. He tells her that when she gets the chance to get out of the dump they have lived in for as long as she can remember, that she needs to take that opportunity and make something of herself.
He sends her outside to get away from the noise from his friends and get some air. When she goes out, she finds someone sitting in her chair, playing with her Rubiks cube. He was definitely older than them, but there was a chemical reaction between the two of them that was undeniable. She never had the chance to learn his name though, since Brayden came out just after their kiss and told her to go back inside. The stranger said they would meet again and maybe he would teach her how to play the game.
Five years and three thousand miles later, we find Brighton in San Franciso. She ends up without a job or place to stay and only the kindness of a new friend to rely on. Nicole promises to get her a job with the company she works for and offers to let her stay in her apartment as well. That's when she meets her stranger again. He is the owner of the company she is now working for. It looks like things are finally looking up for her, when the other shoe drops.
She gets a package from someone with proof that her brother wasn't driving the car that caused the deaths of the people he is in prison for. However, for this proof, he wants her to sign a contract saying he has complete control of her for the next six months.
"How far would you go to save someone you love? Would you give up your body? Your mind? Your heart? I did and it cost me everything. He says he owns me. And it’s true. I’ve signed over complete control of my body and life for six months to a man I don’t know. Five years he’s been planning this. They say revenge is a dish best served cold. But my blackmailer serves it up white hot. He’s addicted to my innocence, and I’m addicted to him. He likes to hurt me. I love to let him. He brings me to life. He sets me free. He makes my heart feel things it shouldn’t. But he also scares me. He holds the fate of my brother’s life in his hands. A life behind bars for crimes I know he didn’t commit. My blackmailer can’t give up his revenge on my family, and I can’t be with him if he doesn’t. But I’m nothing more than a butterfly caught in his net. Do I really have a choice?"
This book ends on a humdinger of a cliffhanger, so be aware of that. If you don't like to be left hanging, wait until the next book is out and buy them at that time. But, I definitely recommend this series. The characters are extremely well developed, with lots of secondary characters as well and the writing style of the author is phenominal.
Top reviews from other countries
The book is written from the main female character Brighton's perspective. On one hand I liked this as it gave the story some mystery as to what was really going on. However, I would have liked for there to occasionally have been some chapters told from Ryland's perspective so that you could get a better insight into not only him as a character but his vengeful intentions.
I went in not realising that this was part of a series. So be warned, this does end on a cliff-hanger and it's now left me wanting to read the next book.
What a hot read!
The story begins with Brighton as a teenager and the impending doom of her brother going into prison for being involved in the deaths of a family.
With the pleas of Brighton's brother to move away after he goes into prison for her safety she does so to then sharing an apartment and needing a job to which her new friend and flat mate helps out with. When Brighton receives a note regarding evidence that can give her brother freedom she feels she has no choice but to submit to the demands of the letter and in the process becoming the masked mans submissive which is kind of exciting and freaky in one but very hot. At this point there is only one person you know without a doubt it could be and that's her new billionaire boss Ryland.
There are so many twists and turns and a tangled web within Echo. Ryland is consumed with revenge for his family's deaths and like a pawn in a game Brighton becomes an importance piece in his execution to the destruction of Brighton's brother.
Ryland's plan is to take down Brighton's brother and all he loves but what he didn't plan on was falling for Brighton in the process.
A Billionaire out for revenge & an innocent woman caught up in a bloody revenge battle between the two men she loves.
lies,deceit,truth,lies, it's ongoing. Echo is filled with suspense, breath catching moments and I was eagerly wanting to know how it was all going to unfold.
Another thrilling and captivating read from A Zavarelli told in dual pov's. Leads to cliffhanger due to this being a duet.
This book is nothing like A Zavarelli other series of books but thats not a bad thing either.
This book does end in the middle of the story so im straight off to buy book 2 to find out how this ends once and for all for Brighton who is being pulled against the love for her twin brother Brayden and the man shes in love with Ryland who both want each other dead ehile she is stu k in the middle....really need to find out what happens next!