She was brought into my home when we were teenagers, her virgin body sold to my father to pay a debt. She was meant to be his plaything, but I claimed her innocence for myself.
Now, ten years have separated us, and hatred has festered in my heart. The girl I once loved is a stunning woman, and she thinks she belongs to someone else.
As the most notorious, sadistic drug lord on the west coast, I thrive on power and control. Her defiance tempts and torments me, and I’ll never tire of devising devious punishments to keep her in line. She can’t escape my cruel touch and harsh discipline.
No one will take her from me. I’ll kill anyone who tries.
Valentina was always meant to be mine. Nothing will stop me from possessing her, body and soul.
Note: This book can be read as a standalone dark romance novel, and it now includes Stolen Innocence, the prequel to Valentina and Adrián's story. The suggested reading order for the Captive Series is as follows:
Claiming My Sweet Captive
Captive Ever After
Julia Sykes is the USA Today bestselling author of the Impossible Series. She has always kept dark stories tucked away in her mind, so she was thrilled when she discovered that other people actually want to read them. Her books blend romance, suspense, and BDSM.
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One sets my body on fire.
The other makes me tremble.
But they say I don't have to choose.
They both want me. Together. The three of us.
I was meant to be theirs: Joseph, my sweet first love, and Marco, his dark and dangerous best friend. After Marco steals me away one night, Joseph is waiting for me. They say they can't let me go, or their enemies might hurt me.
I know Joseph and Marco are dangerous men, but being with them doesn't feel wrong. When they hold me in their arms, I feel safe, cherished. If I give myself to them, can they protect me? Or will staying close to them put me in more danger than ever?
After two days of being stuck in an airport, broke and sleep-deprived, I finally arrived at the ranch. My new and infamous boss was nowhere to be found, but he had left me a laundry list of job duties that justified my bloated salary. One day led to the next, and the loneliness became unbearable. I was on the verge of calling my mother to ask for help, which was the last thing I wanted to do. Her help always came with strings attached. However, just before I swallowed my pride and asked anyway, my elusive boss finally showed his face.
Spencer Christmas was a brooding, powerful and extremely enigmatic man. Never had I ever wanted someone so badly. My virginity was evidence of that. However, rumor has it he was the sort of man inexperienced young ladies like me should avoid like the plague. But I couldn't stay away from him, especially when he appeared at the most unexpected times only to set my lusts on fire. What does he do when he's not around? What secrets is he hiding out here in the middle of nowhere? And are those secrets more proof of how dangerous it is to fall for a man like him? Something tells me I'm about to find out.
An unforgettable one-night stand filled with heat and passion starts the unraveling of a love-hate feud between a small-town baker and an arrogant cowboy.
When Katarina shows up at the Circle B Ranch Bed & Breakfast to serve her new gluten-free, sugar-free, organic pastries, Braxton decides to make her life hell for kicking him out the next morning and then pretending he never existed.
First step, make fun of her tasteless muffins.
Second step, get revenge.
Soon the duo are at each other’s throats, getting even until things go too far and the chemistry burns too hot.
Kat claims their night together meant nothing.
He’s determined to prove her wrong.
With those three words, my boss gives me a gift: permission to kidnap and keep the woman I’ve wanted for years.
Ever since we were teenagers, I’ve denied my desire for Sofia. Despite her father’s involvement in running our cocaine empire, Caesar Hernández has carefully sheltered her from the brutal realities of our world. She’s always been far too innocent and pure for me to drag her out of her charmed life and into my depravities.
But Caesar chose to betray my ruthless boss, Adrián Rodríguez. He’ll have to prove his loyalty once again if he doesn’t want any harm to come to his precious daughter. I have her now, and he’s well aware of my sadistic proclivities.
I tried to save her from this, but I can’t fight my savage nature when Sofia is in my home and under my command. She’ll learn to obey me unquestioningly if she wants to earn any of her freedoms back. Sofia’s going to be my good girl, fulfilling all the dark fantasies I’ve suppressed for years.
I’ll do whatever it takes to keep my pretty hostage. If anyone tries to steal her from me, I’ll start a war to protect my most precious possession.
Sofia is mine, and I’ll never let her go.
He wants something else: me, for one year.
But I don’t even know who he is…
365 days and nights doing everything he wants…except that.
“I’m not going to sleep with you,” I say categorically.
“I’m going to make you a promise,” his eyes challenge mine. “Before our time is up, you’ll beg me for it.”
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