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Publisher's Summary

A dark mafia romance.

When Gabriel broke down my door, he took over my body and life. Never with force, but always with clever manipulation. He stripped me of my independence, my defenses, and my clothes and turned me into an addict. My addiction is him.

Once, I had dreams and a future. Now, I have fears, scars, and insatiable needs. I’m damaged beyond repair, but if I’m to survive the most dangerous man in Johannesburg, I can’t allow him to break me, because broken toys are destined for the garbage dump.

Consent is the second and final full-length novel in a duology. The first book, Dubious, must be heard in order to follow the story.

©2017 Charmaine Pauls (P)2019 Charmaine Pauls

Critic Reviews

"Perversely hot, gritty, and richly textured, Valentina and Gabriel's story is one of the best dark romances I've read." (Anna Zaires, New York Times best-selling author)

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  • JANET
  • 26-09-19

5 stars are not enough

The story is intriguing and I could not stop listening. Excellent. Had me hanging on edge!! A purchase you won't regret.

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  • burger, melitta
  • 05-10-19

Just great

This story has it all. A great plot, great narration. Don‘t waste your time. Get it now. You will not regret it. This is worth more than five stars.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-10-19

AMAZING!!!!

I LOVED THIS SERIES. AMAZING HOW LOVE CAN FIND AWAY... i DON'T KNOW WHY BUT I LOVE CAPTIVE TO LOVERS STORIES. THIS ONE IS WORTH A CREDIT.

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  • Bethany
  • 23-09-19

Great End

So worth the wait for book 2 on Audible! Loved the ending to Gabe and Valentina's story! Loved both narrators and their accents!

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  • Jaey
  • 02-07-20

Loved It

What a great ending to this duet. I thoroughly enjoyed this listen. There was just enough angst to keep you on edge and hotness to keep you drooling! I liked how the drama was kept minimal, no long drawn out push and pull but enough to keep the story alive and real. Would Love to hear more from this author.

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  • AudioObsessed
  • 25-02-20

5 stars!

I did not expect this follow up to break me! It did though. Valentina already having suffered enough before just keeps getting dealt blow after blow. The difference from this and the first one is that Gabriel too suffers. I fell in love with Quincy and Rhett in this book. I wish we could get their stories too. As for Charlie my heart breaks for him as well. He is very lucky to have such a loving sister. Will Gabriel be able to redeem himself? You'll have to listen and find out for yourself.

Narration was once again great! Sometimes accents are hard to follow but that is not the case with these narrators.

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  • Tammy
  • 18-09-21

WOW!

A MUST LISTEN!! This is the first novel I've listened to and I am now a HUGE FAN!! BRAVO!

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  • DR
  • 24-08-21

Great duet

I loved this story told in two books. Good narration. I know the male narrator has gotten some flack, but to me, hey, he’s from SA and he lagged a little on some., but that’s his style. I enjoyed it.

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  • Nai
  • 22-06-21

One of my new favorite authors

I love a book I can get lost in and this book did that for me. The only con to both books is the female narrator when she does the POV of Gabriel the main character she makes him sound weird and creepy. Definitely worth the credit

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  • Josephina
  • 08-05-21

Ohh my GOD!!

Best two book series I have ever read!
I have no idea how I fell upon this author’s writing but I am so grateful. Although the components were dark and at times heartbreaking, I felt they were all part of a fated journey that made me laugh and cry in the second book. I had no blah blah moments, absolutely no poor writing or boredom as this was beautifully written to encompass darkness and the light that comes after. The only critique I would give is a couple times the sexual positions got lost or hard to believe.
This is like “Outlander”
Passion inducing One of a Kind.

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  • Emma Middleton
  • 28-03-21

hooked

loved this book wished it went on for another book, will defo be reading more of this author 😀

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  • MummysVampire
  • 17-11-20

Deliciously Dark

Wow this was amazing!!! Listened to the audio versions back to back and couldn’t get enough of this story. Great characters so many twists and turns. I especially love when it’s unpredictable and this certainly was. Definitely add this to your TBR lists. Great dark romance but with an exceptionally full and in depth story too.

Charmaine Pauls is a new go to author for me. I can’t wait to check out more of what she has to offer.

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  • Jake's Mum
  • 07-03-20

I have issues with men inflicting pain

would male character enjoy anal penetration? inserting shite covered penis in vagina? Really? Go figure.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-11-19

Absolutely rubbish

One of the most stupid, far fetched utterly ridiculous stories I’ve ever had the misfortune to listen to

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  • Amanda panda
  • 24-09-19

Wow, excellent!

Loved the conclusion to the story.
I enjoyed the twists and turns, and depth of character.
Love the accent and narrators.

Hope that there are more audio books by Charmaine.