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Publisher's Summary

A dark mafia romance.

When Gabriel broke down my door, he took over my body and life. Never with force, but always with clever manipulation. He stripped me of my independence, my defenses, and my clothes and turned me into an addict. My addiction is him.

Once, I had dreams and a future. Now, I have fears, scars, and insatiable needs. I’m damaged beyond repair, but if I’m to survive the most dangerous man in Johannesburg, I can’t allow him to break me, because broken toys are destined for the garbage dump.

Consent is the second and final full-length novel in a duology. The first book, Dubious, must be heard in order to follow the story.

©2017 Charmaine Pauls (P)2019 Charmaine Pauls

Critic Reviews

"Perversely hot, gritty, and richly textured, Valentina and Gabriel's story is one of the best dark romances I've read." (Anna Zaires, New York Times best-selling author)

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Wow, excellent!

Loved the conclusion to the story.
I enjoyed the twists and turns, and depth of character.
Love the accent and narrators.

Hope that there are more audio books by Charmaine.

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  • JANET
  • 26-09-2019

5 stars are not enough

The story is intriguing and I could not stop listening. Excellent. Had me hanging on edge!! A purchase you won't regret.

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  • burger, melitta
  • 05-10-2019

Just great

This story has it all. A great plot, great narration. Don‘t waste your time. Get it now. You will not regret it. This is worth more than five stars.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-10-2019

AMAZING!!!!

I LOVED THIS SERIES. AMAZING HOW LOVE CAN FIND AWAY... i DON'T KNOW WHY BUT I LOVE CAPTIVE TO LOVERS STORIES. THIS ONE IS WORTH A CREDIT.

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  • Bethany
  • 23-09-2019

Great End

So worth the wait for book 2 on Audible! Loved the ending to Gabe and Valentina's story! Loved both narrators and their accents!

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  • Jaey
  • 02-07-2020

Loved It

What a great ending to this duet. I thoroughly enjoyed this listen. There was just enough angst to keep you on edge and hotness to keep you drooling! I liked how the drama was kept minimal, no long drawn out push and pull but enough to keep the story alive and real. Would Love to hear more from this author.

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  • AudioObsessed
  • 25-02-2020

5 stars!

I did not expect this follow up to break me! It did though. Valentina already having suffered enough before just keeps getting dealt blow after blow. The difference from this and the first one is that Gabriel too suffers. I fell in love with Quincy and Rhett in this book. I wish we could get their stories too. As for Charlie my heart breaks for him as well. He is very lucky to have such a loving sister. Will Gabriel be able to redeem himself? You'll have to listen and find out for yourself.

Narration was once again great! Sometimes accents are hard to follow but that is not the case with these narrators.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-12-2020

A dark romance worthy to be read!

This series was so incredibly amazing. It had me laughing, crying and everything in between. It envoked a rollercoaster of emotions throughout the entire series. If you haven't/listened to this series please do immediately.

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  • 🎧 Romance Junkie 🎧
  • 17-07-2020

Good conclusion

This series was really good. It’s dark and delicious. Book 2 was a little angsty for me but the HEA was worth going through it.

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  • noladel
  • 23-04-2020

Well Worth the Credit

A satisfying ending to a story that had a violent beginning. I was happy to use one of my credits to learn how the relationship progressed. The narrators were wonderful as was the author's imagination.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-04-2020

Phenomenal !

Adara Stevens is now my favorite female narrator. Lee Turner smith has joined the likes of: Jacob Morgan, tad benson, and Jason Clarke best male narrator list. I never wanted the story to end. Love, love this duet.

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  • MummysVampire
  • 17-11-2020

Deliciously Dark

Wow this was amazing!!! Listened to the audio versions back to back and couldn’t get enough of this story. Great characters so many twists and turns. I especially love when it’s unpredictable and this certainly was. Definitely add this to your TBR lists. Great dark romance but with an exceptionally full and in depth story too.

Charmaine Pauls is a new go to author for me. I can’t wait to check out more of what she has to offer.

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  • Jake's Mum
  • 07-03-2020

I have issues with men inflicting pain

would male character enjoy anal penetration? inserting shite covered penis in vagina? Really? Go figure.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-11-2019

Absolutely rubbish

One of the most stupid, far fetched utterly ridiculous stories I’ve ever had the misfortune to listen to

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