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The Darkest Temptation

By: Danielle Lori
Narrated by: Regina Marquez,Daryl Mayfield
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Publisher's Summary

"This story is dark romance at its best. Simply perfection!" (Charmaine Pauls, USA Today best-selling author) 

A fortune teller once told Mila she’d find a man who would take her breath away. She refrained from telling her it would be literally while Mila ran for her life. 

Having always done what is expected of her, Mila dresses the part, only dates college boys with exemplary backgrounds, and doesn’t ask questions. Not about her papa’s absences or his refusal to let her set foot in her birthplace - Russia. 

Suffocated by the rules and unanswered questions, Mila does what she’s always wanted to. 

She boards a plane to Moscow. 

She never expected to fall for a man on the way. One with unexplained wealth, tattoos on his hands, and secrets in his eyes. But it doesn’t take long for his caress to become a rough grasp muffling her screams. 

Revenge is a dish best served cold. Unfortunately, a Russian winter is the coldest of them all, and Mila soon learns the only way to escape intact is to do the impossible and thaw her captor’s heart.

©2020 Danielle Lori (P)2022 Danielle Lori

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Enthralled

The voice of Ronan was amazing on this one!!! Seriously sexy and deep on top of the hot Russian accent!! Great book and the readers did amazing!

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Love love the narrators!!!!

The Russian narrator accents were perfect!!!
I was greatly disappointed there was no epilogue.
Great story. I just wish there would have been An epilogue

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I don't get it

Spoilers** I don't understand how a woman could love someone after that person sent their father a recording of their sexual escapades... and then all of the predatory, misogynistic, evil things this dude does after that, on top of kidnapping her and holding her hostage. I'm here for all things spicy, and I appreciate the spice, but it takes me out of it when he is committing war crimes against the poor girl. And for the love of god, by the end of this my skin was crawling at the amount of times "his inked fingers" was used. Get a thesaurus home girl.

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It was an ok book, unnecessarily long. The Russian was so bad that it was grating !

The narrator did a great job reading with emotion and the right inflections. However, the Russian parts were so bad that it sounded like gibberish. I don’t think the narrator even attempted to find out the right pronunciation.

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Not her best

This book was a bit too much for me. All the time I was trying to understand how Mila’s mind worked, and I think Danielle Lori wanted to make sure we knew how immature she was. Given her situation she had mixed feelings for her devil, normal but the story just doesn’t go anywhere. I had to skip a lot of it.

Knowing how great the author is this was not my favorite, she has better stories.
The first book in the series was absolutely perfect, it was so good that I didn’t want to ruin it with the audiobook, the voices were so off and it wasn’t a duet narration. I feel cheated with the narrators. I think we deserve better, many of Lori’s fans adore book one. I wish we could swap the narrators for The Sweetest oblivion because this book is not worth the credit, just read it and compare, you’ll see.

I will keep reading/listening to Danielle Lori’s work, this was just not my thing.

Lastly, Regina Márquez is a new voice for me, she’s great! 😊

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Yaaass!!

I absolutely loved this entire series! A mixture of bad boy mobsters and pure innocence! Best series and the people narrating it do amazing!

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the female narration was the utter WORST

The OVER ACTING of the female narrator pushed me beyond the point of annoyance I skipped five hours and jumped to the last 40 minutes just to finish the book. how do you TRY to sound sultry in every sentence? can you imagine an overly sultry voice speaking about breakfast. The MALE narrator was excellent but I can't risk another book in the series failing as bad as this one did with the narration. save your credit to purchase God of Malice by Rina Kent if you are in the mood for a dark romance with a Jealous/possessive Alpha.

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Boring

Too long. huge inner thoughts. H lack of self respect. I disliked when both narrators shared the chapter bc female narrator was normal volume but male narrator barely audible.

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j'ai aimé, aimée, adoré cette histoire
I loved, Loved, Loved This Story!

Danielle Lori outdid herself in this book! The Darkest Temptation book was by far my favorite book in this series. She took this to the next level and I absolutely loved every bit of it.

First of all where can I find a Ronan? Because this mama wants one!

I was hooked from the very start and couldn’t get my next hit fast enough. I was so high on all the chemistry, emotions, sarcasm, and hotness! That I couldn’t get enough and never wanted it to end.

The chemistry between Ronan and Mila was off the charts. Like so hot you’ll need to fan yourself…

”Ronan rested his forearms on the back of my chair, caging me in, and watched while I fucked his fingers onscreen. ”

”When I f#@$ you, kotyonok, I promise, you’ll use ‘f#$@’ in more ways than I ever f&$#@*& have.”

So even tho this book contained off the chart sexy scenes the story wasn’t just about sex, but how two people found family within each other. Ronan may have been the D’yavol (the Devil) at first, but Mila showed him that not all people are sick and twisted and that you can let your guard down to the people that want to cherish and love you.
If you don’t fall in love with this story you will definitely fall in love with Ronan…

Audiobook Review: If I could give 10 stars to the narrators I would. They both were phenomenal! I’ve listened to my share of audiobooks and these two knocked it out of the park!
Amazon audible shows this was Regina Marquez first time narrating and If that is true well she did outstanding job! But I’m not sure if that’s true because she sounds familiar.
This was my first time listening to Daryl Mayfield and WOW he blew me away! I could listen to his Russian accent all day long….Both narrators definitely need to be picked up for more audiobooks.

See original review on Goodreads @ taylorpriziola

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These men have ruined me for other Russian men

First time ever writing a review after re-listening to this entire series (for the 3rd time). I have loved every book. The narration of Ronan in this one in particular has set the bar so high that when I've tried listening to other books with Russian male leads, I get bored listening to them talk without an accent... I'm ruined!

Ms. Lori knows how to make a man truly a man and I've loved every one of them in this series even if they are all a little psychotic. The women are hilarious, sweet and I can connect with them, which is rare. Perfectly written with delicious sexual tension, steamy love scenes and a great background story overall with each book. 🤌

Take a chance on this series, it won't disappoint!

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  • Cathy Cay
  • 11-01-22

Dark and dangerous

Really enjoyed listening to this book,
Narration is perfection.
Daryl Mayfield and Regina Marquez did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life,especially with their accents and speaking in French and Russian.
I was totally enthralled by Roman and Mila's complicated romance.
Roman saved her ,then kidnapped her ,became her enemy and a monster and then fell in Love with her.
There are dark moments,steamy scenes and romantic heartfelt moments too.
Mila was very naive at the beginning of this book,not knowing her father was a part of the Mafia.So when she embarks on a journey to Russia to find out more about her family.She discovers more than she bargains for.
She certainly didn't expect to be taken by her father's enemy and to fall for him.
By the end of the book you can see how much she has grown and changed.
This is a fantastic story and a brilliant Audiobook book that I highly recommend.
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  • 08-02-22

wow

I read the comments and though it was going to disappoint. it did not. I listened at speed 1.2 if that helps.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-11-22

Enjoyable and just as good as the rest

A series I was recommended to read and I'm so glad I did. At times I wanted to hit Mila but you had to love her cheer!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-24-22

Loved it

A difficult genre to be original in, but the author nailed it in my opinion.
The narrating was perfect.

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  • Alex
  • 03-20-22

Sheer make believe!

This is #3 of the series and should be read in order. Ronan is the perfect anti-hero and he could kidnap me any day!

What didn't make sense was Mila, a very naive 22 year old who is watched 24 hours a day, never having travelled a day in her life, suddenly being brave enough to take herself from sunny Miami to Moscow.

Then having managed this excursion, she is nearly raped, "saved" by  Ronan and falls madly in love with him! At no point does she sense any danger bearing in mind that her father is Russian and she is now being wined and dined by the head of Bratva!

Then, blow me down, she basically gives her body to Ronan and is surprised to find that she is drugged, kidnapped and a sex tape is revealed!

Mila's kidnapping adventure wasn't too onerous as she stayed in Ronan's very palatial home and was treated extremely well under the circumstances, even being provided with vegan food!

Ronan's brother, Christian, and little family were staying there too, but for some reason we didn’t see them very often which I found odd. There was one scene, however, with Giana and her daughter, Kat, which was delightful.

There was talk of Mila having Stockholm Syndrome which I didn't believe for a minute as she was in love with Ronan from the start. It was only when she discovered more of her past that she was able to understand "the Devil" and brought sunshine into his black heart.

I found the book to be far too long and introspective, but I did like her relationship with the rabid Khaos (also unbelievable) and chemistry between Mila and Ronan just sizzled!

All in all, it was an unbelievable romp on the dark "fluffy" side with a delicious anti-hero and an HEA!

The narration was excellent.

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  • Michelle.B81
  • 07-09-22

A 6 star read, a billion star listen

I loved the book. I loved it because it made me feel so much. The audiobook? Well, it made me feel everything even more intensely. The narrators did the most brilliant job of bringing this story to life. I laughed and realised just how much humour was in this dark love story because of how good the narrators were.

I also bawled. I think the last third of the book, I spent equal parts laughing and crying. So freaking good.

If you are a fan at all of Danielle Lori or of dark love stories, this audiobook is an absolute must. I cannot wait to re-listen!

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  • Casey
  • 06-18-22

Talent all round

The performances are wonderful and the story is captivating. Going looking for more Danielle Lori books now!

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  • Julie
  • 05-13-22

5/5 Stars!

Both of the voice actors were really incredible and absolutely did justice for an amazing book!

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  • 04-08-22

Wow! A must read!

I loved everything about this book. From the first page I was hooked and couldn't put it down. So well written! This was a perfect dark romance. Narrators were amazing!