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Lords of Pain

By: Angel Lawson,Samantha Rue
Narrated by: Bridget Bordeaux,Jake Bordeaux
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Publisher's Summary

I never claimed to be a good girl, but I definitely never asked for this.

Killian, Tristian, and Rath.

These three men are a part of my past - one that I'd rather never look in the eye again. In high school, they knew my secrets and I knew theirs. They had power and I had nothing. The night everything fell apart, my stepbrother allowed his two best friends to take their rage out on me while he watched. While they laughed.

But what happened that night wasn’t my biggest secret. So I ran, planning on never coming back.

Three years later I’m standing on their doorstep like a stray. They’re more powerful than ever now, having risen to the rank of Lords at Forsyth University. But I’m still on the run and there's another monster chasing me down.

What could bring me back into their lives, their homes, and ultimately, their beds?

Fear.

Shame.

Desperation.

Killian, Rath, and Tristian aren’t the only ones who want me. There’s someone far more dangerous out there who's been stalking me since I left town the first time. Someone who makes the evil I know feel less dangerous than the evil I don’t.

But being their Lady is more than just fancy clothes and reputation.

I might be under their protection, but I’m also at their mercy.

And there's nothing a Lord loves more than taking control.

Warning: This book is a Dark/Bully romance. It contains graphic content of abuse and assault that some listeners may be particularly sensitive to. If you have triggers or are even remotely unsure, please heed the note at the beginning of this book.

The Royals of Forsyth University is a three-book, reverse harem series:
Lords of Pain
Lords of Wrath
Lords of Mercy

©2021 Angel Lawson (P)2021 Angel Lawson

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I want my 11 hrs and 53 mins BACK!

This book was absolutely ridiculous. The only conclusion is the writers must hate women. I stopped counting the hard eye rolls after the first chapter. I’m usually a fan of “these kind” of stories but this was just. Plain. Ridiculous. The kind of guys that would sexually assault someone (ya know.. a SISTER) wouldn’t tenderly teach how to kiss. Giiiiiive me a friggin break! The male characters are unbelievable and she, ugh she is not relatable AT ALL! The entire book was filled with stupid conclusions that no sane woman with half a brain would choose. I’m kicking myself for not reading the reviews FIRST. 🤦🏼‍♀️ this made me want to delete the Audible app, return this faster than the wrong size/color sweater from Amazon and build a time machine JUST to go back to the moment I clicked “buy with 1 credit” gross, I should receive a life long credit just for listening to this ludicrous joke of a book. Ohhhhhh and before ya say “you could have stopped listening” nope, this is one of those train wrecks you punish yourself with completely finishing it because you were stupid enough to read it. The only thing this book would be good for is burning to warm up a can of pork n beans and everyone knows you eat those cold.

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I'm I suppose to care about idiot FMCs????

This entire book is all "woe is me all the time" ordeal. If your a guy or gay woman that enjoys easily degraded, idiot FMCs this books for you. The FMC is just unbelievably weak and pathetic, so much so, the writing is like a love story to weirdos out there that like that sort of thing. I hate when main characters run around doing things that make entirely zero sense, like I'm being sexually assaulted, but I'm too stupid to even consider dialing 911 or at least throwing something like a punch/ kick to defend yourself. I like stories that make sense, not conjure up fantasies about woman that lie there doing the bare minimum when their being assaulted. That's just not something I can't picture someone doing that doesn't live in the 50s. Wow, it actually took 2 different authors to create this kind of bobble character? Interesting.

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Unbelievable...

First, let me say there were a lot of spicy parts which was a bit jarring and emotional at times.
However, I like to think that we all make dumb decisions in high school and college because we don't know any better. Nonetheless, you can't have a character proclaiming to be a fighter in one instance, yet everytime someone wants to assault her, she thinks "I might as well, why fight it anyway". I mean really, some of this stuff is like unbelievable to me. One major point is that Story would rather degrade herself for three men rather then call the police on one. She is obviously a thinker.

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Enjoyed but….

I love audibles so WHY IS THERE ONLY BOOK ONE AVAILABLE???? Not happy sad sad

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Only one on audible???

It was pretty good. I wanted to move on to the 2nd book but it’s not on audible which is kind of silly if the 1st is. Book 3 is coming out in a couple weeks you might want to get Bridgette and Jake reading the 2nd one quick. If that is remedied I would recommend the read.

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A favorite book, from a favorite series

I love lots of authors. I love lots of writing duos.
When I tell you that Angel and Sam have my heart, I’m telling you they HAVE MY HEART. They owned me with Lords of Pain and I fell even harder with Lords of Wrath. I am left broken, a mess of emotion and I truly question my levels of depravity to still want more.

“I feel their eyes on me as I climb the steps, wondering how long it’ll take until Ted makes his move. Until then, I’ll have to carve out my own plan.   These three aren’t the only ones who can play games.” - Lords of Wrath: Royals of Forsyth University, Angel Lawson and Samantha Rue

If you thought Story’s revenge would be the end of this story, you were sorely mistaken.
These boys aren’t done using and abusing her, and she’s not done being defiant.
The stakes are higher and the suspense is killer throughout the entire book.
I am floored, once again, by the amazing story we’re getting about these deranged, damaged Lords.

I enjoyed the narration. I can’t imagine how hard it is to keep all the voices straight. I am in awe and I’ll cherish this, like I do the audio from my favorite books!

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weak female character

main character knew what she was getting into and yet fights it and plays stupid.

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Where's the next Book?!

If you dont like romance its not for you. Thought it was great and narrator's did a good job. very disappointed the the next book in the series is not Available!

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Doesn't disappoint!

This is one of my favorite books and the Bordeauxs bring it to life fantastically! The story is gritty and gut wrenching and I am so glad I can listen to it whenever I want now.

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Narrations are awful

I read the book first and loved it but was looking for something to listen too. The
male/female narrators voice is atrocious when speaking for others. I’m not sure if they are married or related but you would think that they would at least try to come off sounding a little bit like the other.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, The Flock VIP)
  • 02-14-22

Intense

Storey runs after what Rath , Killian and Tristan do to her . Years later she returns as she’s running from a stalker and can’t see any other way than to become their lady . I’m hoping the 3 aholes will help her when Ted eventually comes for her and they realise she is special to them

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  • Mrs A Gordon
  • 04-30-22

Addicted to the Lords

I loved reading this story and listening to it has once again entranced me! The emotions the writers evoke, especially when it comes to the Lords, is exquisite torture. You experience everything that Story does, all the highs and lows and confusing feelings.

The only improvement would be to have made this a duet performance, I found the male narrator's voice when he spoke the female parts a little jarring. But I will definitely be listening to the next book!

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  • Babs
  • 04-12-22

Book 1.... It's ok

The story so far is unbelievable, the main female character Storey puts up with way too much BS to warrant her stay with the Lords. I’m sure she’d be better off with her stalker. The story focuses too much on her virginity and repeats quite a bit.

I would like to see some growth in the Lords in book 2 otherwise it’s pointless continuing with the series. The Lords are Prize A..Holes.
Also, Storey is so weak and doesn’t even try to communicate with her mum or anyone else about why is in the predicament she’s in.

The narrators are great and they are keeping the story going. I'm sure if I was to read it, I would have given up by now.

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  • krags
  • 10-21-21

enjoyed.

narrators were brilliant. Loved the book in general but found a few scenes same-same and that gets a bit repetitive after a while. little disappointed the other 2 books in the series aren't on audio yet.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-22

LOVE

This is an amazing book! I would listen to this book over and over again. Can't wait to listen to the other books in this series!

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  • 10-07-21

Team Killian

The boys are off the chain, Story needs to stop blaming and punishing Killian for everything. She give passes to Rath and Tristan but freezes Killian out even thought the other 2 treat her worse by using facid of sweetness and kindness .I think Killian should find love with someone else and leave Story with Rath and Tristan, it will bring him peace and she will be free of that connection to anger and hate when it comes to Killer. He told her he loved her and she treated his words as poison, yet loves the sweet lies told to her by Rath and Tristan. I have my suspicion of who Ted is can't wait for book 3. Wish I could shake her and Story you are the girl in the tattoo killer loves youuuu and he has never lied and manipulated you for sexual favours even though he knew it was a game.

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  • Akira
  • 09-26-21

Untolerable narration by the male

The female reader is fine, but the male.... Every word is almost shouted, in the most ridiculously unrealistic, nonsensically aggressive manner its almost comedic. An assault on the ears so distracting, the sentences were difficult to follow. Skipping through, it seemed to be relentless so I gave up.