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Publisher's Summary

Crulden the Ruiner is the name of a fierce gladiator who's broken the rules...and broken anyone who approaches.

It's my name.

It's a name that strikes fear into the hearts of all...all except the small human female who comes to clean my cell and glares at me the entire time.

My new owners want things from me. They want me to play in their games. They want me to win battles for them.

Well, I know what I want in return. I want her. And I don't care who I have to destroy to get her.

But Mina doesn't want to be owned...and certainly not by one as terrible as me. How does a bad guy woo the girl when all he knows is death and destruction?

Contains mature themes.

©2021 Ruby Dixon (P)2021 Tantor

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Great take on " Beauty and the Beast"

this was good, I was super stressed when they talked about what was on the videos of Crulden didn't know how Ruby was going to redeem his character after that. I'm glad Mina wasn't the typical annoying Ruby Dixon female lead it was refreshing!!

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This is soo Gooddd

This book is such a great surprise, tho most admit make me hate a character in specific but thats in another story.
This book was completely out of the blue but is soo good and refreshing, much more than fated mates is about developing feelings with a major outcast.
highly recommend to read this book.

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LOVED THIS!!

Excellent, better than Excellent even, well worth the credit! I thought this was gonna be more of a bdsm book based on the cover art (I thought it was cuffs, not a ball and chain). it was not bdsm, it's was not like that, it was great!

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it was okay

I love ruby Dixion by but for me this book was a little to PG for me ... I was hoping from the book title it would be a little darker then that.

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Made me laugh

So. I haven't finished this book yet but it has caught my attention, and it's going in a good direction... One line has made me laugh out loud... "he must be the turducken of gladiators" :D

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Smexy!

As usual, I love Ruby Dixon, she makes a girl feel wanted. This book could be a standalone book, but it is a spinoff of the Risdaverse world Ruby Dixon has created. Some great smexy times, with a slow burn love. I liked the gladiators from the Icehome series and hope to see more books like this in the future. Ruby Dixon’s book just make me have a great time reading them. The narrators were both excellent.

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  • 01-30-22

Pretty Good

I like this storyline; it’s different from other books I’ve listened to in this genre, very interesting. The narrators did a great job with characters. The main characters are likable and I found the book entertaining. Great job!

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Loved loved loved

Loved the narration and story. This has been my favorite book as of yet from Ruby Dixon. I would love more more more. Great character development and story line. It also connected the smaller stories from Rizda 3. Thank you Ruby Dixon, Mason Lloyd & Felicity Munroe!

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Not my Fave

I felt like the story actually took off in the end. I didn't get to see them actually live outside of their confinement until then story was over.
The narration was on point. Very appropriate for the characters and what they were going through.
I want more of this story. I want to see their lives beyond captivity at how they developed and settled into life. So yeah, this was not my fave 🤷🏾‍♀️

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wow this book

this book is really good despite the cover of the book people might get the wrong idea but it's really good it has everything that you need.

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  • 03-20-22

A really good read

I enjoyed the development of the characters and their relationship Mina was a is a very believable heroine who didn’t fall at the first hurdle on meeting the hero of The story

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  • 03-08-22

Average, then fizzled out

This book started off ok. Lacks a bit of depth but was an easy bit of escapism. However, some of the actions of the heroine seemed a bit jarring, then the story’s conclusion just fizzled out. Very anti-climactic, and a bit dull.

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  • 03-20-22

***Omg What A Beautiful Story***

Ruby you've done it again, this book is fantastic, it has all the feels, i cried my eyes out and feels like my heart broked for Cruelden and Mina 🥺 they found each other and made the most of what they got and found love in each others arms. It is so good❤ Mason and Felicity are both fantastic narrators thanks guys.