• Given

  • A Dark Mafia Romance
  • By: Piper Stone
  • Narrated by: Thomas Locklear
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (77 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

I didn't ask her to be my bride. It wasn't up to her. She has always been mine.

Stephanie Michaelson was given to me, and she is mine. The sooner she learns that, the less often her cute little bottom will end up well-punished and sore as she is reminded of her place.

But even as she promises obedience with tears running down her cheeks, I know it isn't the sting of my belt that will truly tame her. It is what comes next that will leave her in no doubt she belongs to me. That part will be long, hard, and shameful...and I will make her beg for all of it.

Publisher's note: Given includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.

©2020 Piper Stone and Stormy Night Publications (P)2020 Piper Stone
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  • Categories: Erotica

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monster or hero

A great read/listen. I adore the vocal tone used for Christian, omg, rough and dominant just like the character! Really good storyline a bit hard to follow in the beginning but quickly captivates with twists that will have you on the edge of your seat. Character chemistry is off the charts hot. A great sizzling read with a darkness you can't help but love!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Secrets & Lies!

Christian was a fantastic dominant dark hero, this books was a good listen with some great twists at the end and a HEA, Thomas Locklear’s voice is so good but I would have preferred that this book have dual narration with a him and a female narrator, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Dark Romance, Mafia Romances and Romantic Suspense.

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Terrible, repetitive, annoying

This is not worth the credit. The heroine is aggravating af, the amount of time wasted on describing feelings vs. something actually happening is maddening. “He humiliated me!” “But he’s so hot!”. Also the words “manner” and “myriad” are hilariously overused. By the 7th time I heard “In a manner that...” I was out, DNF.

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If you like stories filled with danger and suspense, secrets and lies, lots of dirty sex and full of twists and turns, then this is the book for you. This is a fast-paced dark mafia romance with an arranged marriage between Christian and Stephanie. It is intense and kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I would highly recommend this book if you love dark romance. Thomas Locklear has a wonderful male and female voice and does a great job bringing this story to life. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Whom Can You Trust?

Piper Stone has written a powerful story of betrayal, mafia families that basically rule the country, intrigue, assassinations, arranged marriages, and a plot full of twists and turns. Christian and Stephanie will face many challenges on their road to love and survival in the violent world that they live in. They're both strong and will help each other. There's so much action in the story that you don't have time to get bored. Thomas Locklear is a master storyteller and voice artist. He puts so much emotion and heart and soul into his narration. I forgot that I was listening to a single narrator due his expertise of portraying the female voice. I highly recommend this Audible book if you like dark Mafia romance.

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female parts were whispers entire story:(

Female narration and parts were unrealistic and bad whispering for entire story, what was author thinking, it seems rushed, made me want to skip Stephanie's parts, bad bad author should not cheat purchasers, or will lose us for sure!!!

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Dark Mafia Romance Done Right

Holy secret society Batman this is a naughty one! Get out those headphones and mix a pitcher or three of margaritas because you’re going to need them! Piper Stone creates a dark world where a handful of wealthy, powerful families have organized into a Secret Sect with far reaching control. This control is kept, and expanded in a time honored fashion, through arranged marriages. This is Stephanie Michaelson’s world when she is forced to marry Christian Capodanno. She and Christian have a history, and while she considers not going through with the marriage, as threats mount, she quickly realizes that this could be fatal for her, and for those she loves. Once the deed is done, one thing becomes crystal clear. Someone didn’t play by the rules and things are going to get very ugly, very fast. This is a tightly woven, fast moving, naughty, blazing hot story, brought to life by the fabulous narration of Thomas Locklear. No one, absolutely NO ONE, does it better!

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Good mafia/cult read

I read this series out of order. They are standalone but go in a timeline order. Reading the second one first didn’t ruin any of the story really but I did know details I wouldn’t have known if I had read them in order. Over all I actually enjoyed this one so much more the second one. Really my biggest complaint is the very similar beginnings with a big even, a woman who didn’t know everything and a public punishment. Once we got past that though I enjoyed it. It was a good mix of dom/sub, bad guys and love story. It’s spicy and explicit in some parts so if that’s bot your thing then I would pass. If it is grab a fan and dive in. I luuuvvvvvv this narrator. He is phenomenal and adds so much to this story. He’s voices, sounds and range truly blows me away. If I didn’t know there weren’t dual narrators i would honestly bot believe it was all one person. He is consistent in voices in both books and there is no question who’s speaking.

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Another Great!!

Love Piper Stone and love this book! If you love dark alpha mafia men, you will love this book! Great narrator, Thomas Locklear is the best!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Intriguing listen!

This is intriguing. I could not stop listening to this. The suspense in here is sooo good! I never got it! Which makes me love this even more. The story flows along nicely and easily kept my interest. Of course I love the whole mafia-like family drama. The characters are secretive which drew me too them. Christian and Stephanie have quite the history and story together. As they are finding their way a lot is happening in the background. I loved it! This story has it all! Betrayal, steamy sexiness, secrets, power and above all else love of family. I did listen to this on audio. Thomas Locklear did an excellent job. He has that perfect gruff and domineering voice to be Christian as well as the other men.

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  • christine baird
  • 03-30-21

fantastic

omg I loved every word of this I'm well in to spanking this for as great

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  • Katharoo
  • 12-03-20

Given

Given that what I feel is what an audiobook narrated by Thomas will be! A GIVEN as to an awesome audiobook. He does an amazing job with both points of view and this one is no exception.

The storyline is full of twists and turns that we’re surprising and that lays down a lot of the information that I believe is setting the stage for more audiobooks about the sect that both of the families are deeply entrenched in.

There was a tons of seriously sexy scenes between the main characters. I loved how they were forced into a marriage yet find out they both admired each other from when they were children. Some seriously messed up situations with a controlling sect that surrounds the families involved. Definitely need to hear more of all these characters.

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  • Bev
  • 10-09-20

fantastic

Thomas you have done an excellent job on this book. never wanted it to end xx

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 07-26-20

Steamy

I expected melt my phone heat with this one. I’ve read and listened to many of Pipers books and they are all amazing, what I didn’t expect was just how hot this one would be. Absolutely loved it and the narration definitely put it to the next level

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 07-21-20

Excellent storyline

I absolutely loved this book. The characters are likeable for different reasons. The leading lady is a sweet woman that you want to protect and the Hero is an Alpha that you want to slap just so you get punished!! Thomas gives yet another fantastic performance.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 07-12-20

Given

I loved listening to this story. The narrator Thomas Locklear is brilliant.
Two people who have been love with each, for many years. Their families have hated each for years. A great listen.

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  • Tammy B Oakley
  • 07-10-20

Great Story!💜

This was a great forced marriage romance. Angsty yet sexy. Terrific storyline and amazing characters. Some exciting twists & unexpected moments. I did feel like there was a lot of story telling more than dialogue but I’m hoping it’s a set up for a series.
The narration was HAF and IMO Thomas Locklear has one of the best female character voices out there. Absolutely brilliant.
This book has an HEA. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-09-20

Don't bother!

4 hours left, I can't finish it, it's soo boring. The reading is painful as the female voice. such a disapointment. Really don't waste your money. Only gave 1 star as have to give it something to review!