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Publisher's Summary

Where do I begin? Oh. Yeah. Once upon a time. Isn’t that how all good fairy tales start? 

And Maximo and I, we were definitely a fairy tale. Not the cleaned-up, sanitized ones where life’s problems are solved with a smile and a song. We were the old-school kind. 

A twisted tale packed with murder, violence, and a tragic beginning.   

Okay, so maybe we weren’t a traditional fairy tale. After all, Maximo was more villain than prince. He was scarily sexy. Devilishly charming. Controlling, possessive, and dangerous. Especially when it came to me. His little dove. And heaven help anyone who tried to free me from my gilded cage.

This slow burn romance features graphic language, sex, violence, and a daddy obsessed with his little dove. If this doesn't sound like your kind of fairy tale, this may not be the book for you. 

©2020 Layla Frost (P)2021 Podium Audio

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 04-03-2021

SORRY, BUT IT'S A NO FROM ME

~ REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS ~

Initially I was in the mood for something different and I love a dark anti-hero story so I took a chance on this book knowing it was going to be an age-gap romance.. BUT, along the way, it started to feel wrong, uncomfortable and not a healthy relationship to be in. Abandoned by her mother when she was a baby, Juliet‘s been brought-up by her shady gambler father who has never cared about her and regularly abandoned her or drew low-life men into their lives. Long story short, 17 year old virginal Juliet has never had care or love.. she’s naïve, poorly educated and innocent about the world.. but she knows how to survive.

Maximo (33) owns Casinos, he’s a ruthless Kingpin and he’s owed a lot of money by Juliet’s father.. and time’s up. Long story short, he kills him, drugs the daughter, locks her in his mansion, isolates her, remotely controls her, obsessively watches her, gets off and waits a year for her 18th birthday. Then on birthday he starts to sexually awaken his Little Dove, introduces her to the ’Daddy’ Sub/Dom spank/reward lifestyle and claims her. There’s a bit of angst and bloodshed with other characters who threaten his Little Dove.

Worth a credit? Nope sorry, not one of mine. I started this with high hopes.. but (for me) it was cringeworthy, had absolutely no chemistry and just felt wrong wrong wrong. It wasn’t the age gap that felt off, it was the lack of contact, grooming, manipulation, controlling/rewarding of a vulnerable immature teen with no-one and no where to go.. the “brat” and “daddy” talk had me squirming with unease and I didn’t.. no, I couldn’t, finish it. Joe’s good of course but Lexi had a very young voice which didn’t help either. However, this is just my own personal opinion.. I’m sure others may view it differently.

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  • Janis Crise
  • 22-02-2021

🔥OTT POSSESSIVE ALPHA 🔥

It's the ott jealous/possessive alpha for me! This one has age gap, Jealousy, descriptive sex, and a little kink. I'm in love with LittleDove. I was waiting for the piss me off part. Ya know when a miscommunication breaks them up or some other irritating angsty bit comes and ruins the vibe but nope didn't happen. It had drama and excitement but not the kind that makes you want to scream, just tell him what's going on! Okay maybe thats just me but anyway it doesn't have any of that😅 I also appreciated how Layla Frost kept Maxum a badass killer throughout the book instead of having him go soft. Dove isn't super sensitive or overly angry. She's smart enough to see a great opportunity and take it for as long as she can regardless if she has a choice or not. Joe Arden did a great job as Maxum as I figured he would. Lexi Maynard isn't a narrator I was familiar with and at first I thought she sounded too young but I was wrong. She captures Doves character perfectly. It was definitely worth a credit for me because I know I'll be listening to this book again and again. Thanks Layla for a great new age gap

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  • Vicki
  • 25-04-2021

Daddy's Little Dove

This book was so good. Maximo killed Juliet's father right in front of her. He drugs her and takes her with him. He put her in a guilded cage (her room in his huge mansion) and watched her until she turned 18. Then he claims her. He gave her everything she could possibly want. Maximo was a totally over-the-top possessive alpha. He was her Daddy and she was his Little Dove. Her father had enemies who tried to kidnap her and Maximo showed his true colors. I love what he did to them. He was very protective of his Little Dove. The ending was very fitting. Lexi Maynard and Joe Arden did a great job with the narration. Joe Arden was a perfect, possessive, over-the-top dominant alpha.

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  • Anastasia B.
  • 20-08-2021

Maybe not for everyone, but great for those who do

Age-gap; daddy-kink; anti-H, OTT possessive, Alpha; very young, nieve, virgin heroine; suspense; intense HEAT; kidnapping; obsession; murder; and love. This title delivers a lot! This is my first read from this author and I will definitely look for more. The plot is solid and well-written even though it may not be everyone's cup of tea. But if you are willing or even anxious to color outside the lines a bit, this one does not disappoint!

The narrators do an amazing job. I saw other reviews mention how young the female character sounded. They viewed this negatively. I suppose that will weigh heavily on how open (or closed) your mind is. For me, her voice represented youth, but also her vulnerability and inexperience. The contrast between Lexi Maynard's soft delivery and Joe Arden's firm sexy voice really sets the tone for the dynamics of their relationship. I felt it was well done and they both did an amazing job telling this taboo-esque tale. Again, I think it all boils down to your willingness (or excitement) to embrace the content.

I enjoyed the story for what it was and I can see myself revisiting it again at some point in the future. That makes it a winner and worth the $ for me.

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  • Geeky Girl Review Cafe
  • 24-03-2021

A Favorite For Sure!

I absolutely loved the story the first time I read it. Now to be able to listen to it was just as wonderful.

I love the dark and gritty side of the story and how well it meshes into the softer more tender moments, but even those are still a little dark and gritty.

Sometimes you don't want or need a Knight...sometimes it's the Villain you need.

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  • Tara Smith (Fun Under the Covers)
  • 19-02-2021

Love it just as much in audio

Wow! I absolutely loved the audio just as much as the print! The narrators did an outstanding job bringing Juliet and Maximo to life.

As a person who doesn't normally listen to audio, I have to say if all audio books were narrated this well, then I may change my perspective. These two embraced the characters 's personalities so well. I truly felt like I was listening to their love story from the characters. A passionate, suspenseful love story with a dark twist. This was one of my favorite reads from 2020 and definitely one of my favorite listens for 2021.

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  • Chris
  • 05-08-2021

Amazing

If you like controlling over the top jealous possessive males you will love Maximo and his little dove. it's sexy, sweet, and an all around intriguing story. 10/10 recommend

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-07-2021

When you read a book and you don't want it to end

This is the book you want a sequel to. Nicely written all except for the daddy part. it would have been better without it. But I didn't want it to end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-06-2021

Perfect combo/daddy play/ sex scenes! Very Hot!

Great story that doesn’t go into a whole lot of background and doesn’t beat you to death with the insecurities of the female character every time you turn around! Very overbearing Alpha male in the right way!!! Great read!

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  • UniquelyC
  • 07-06-2021

Good but not great

The story was overall good. Much more of a romance than a suspense/who did it story. From the blurb thought that would be more of the plot. There were a few to many times where it felt like little girl trying to be sexy which through me off. And it could have been shorter and got the same effect. Like there being like 3 cookie scenes, asking what his fav are, looking up recipe, cooking with the chef. But never a scene about her actually making and giving him cookies. It was like why even have the first 3 scenes. Overall, cool story. Loved Maximo, Dove was ok. Would have liked it better if it was on Audible Plus and free than spending a credit.

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  • Dorthe
  • 02-03-2021

⭐️⭐️⭐️🔥🔥

This was so so good, I love the possessive way the H is, it’s so over the top and hooot😈 it’s a daddy kink theme but not at all over the top. Please write more like this

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  • Binder Gata-aura
  • 18-02-2021

Didn't think I'd like it ✌🏽🤗

So am not one to read "daddy" themed book, but I do read BDSM as well a variety of other genre books.
But this audio book surprising kept me interested and I did not skip any chapters. The "daddy" thing is not over used in every sentence which was nice, no over kill. This is a gangster/Badby book, but the male character melts you heart as well your pants🥰🤣 Joe Arden is one of my favourite narrators so he was brilliant, Lexi Maynard is new for me but she fit the characters voice, both where good but female narrator is more dominant as the story is about her. I would say take a chance and read it worse things have happened.

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  • Fan
  • 01-06-2021

Not my idea of a good romance story

narrators were ok
story line sounds perverse
couldn't wait for it to end,
tedious listening

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