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Publisher's Summary

A bet turned into a disaster. 

Sebastian Weaver is the star quarterback and the college’s heartthrob.
Rich. Handsome. Bastard. Everyone’s attention flocked toward him, and all the girls dreamed of being with him.

Not me. At least, not until he made a move on me. See, I thought I was stronger than Sebastian’s charms. I thought I could survive being his target. I thought wrong. Little did I know that he will make my most twisted fantasies come true. Fantasies I didn’t know existed...

Red Thorns is a dark new adult book that contains dubious situations some listeners might find offensive and/or triggering. Red Thorns is part of a duet and is not stand-alone.

©2021 Rina Kent (P)2021 Rina Kent

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  • ReaderAddict
  • 11-06-2021

Fantastic! Eager for the Next Book after that Cliffhanger! 😃

Red Thorns by Rina Kent

I Give this Book a 4.5-5/5 Star Rating, Listing as 5!

*Audiobook Review at Bottom 🙂

ZERO Spoilers.

HEA(?): Not Yet :)
Cliffhanger(?): YES!! Holy Crap it’s a great cliffhanger!

This book was/is Absolutely Delicious & Captivating!
I Can’t
Wait to see what’ll happen in the next book! 😃

Relationship Type: MF
Dark(?): Not Dark to me :) 1(?)/5
Romance: 4-4.5/5
Heat: This book does feature dub-con and I Love it! It’s so good! 5/5
Drama: 4-4.5/5
Suspense: 3.5-4/5
Pacing: This pacing of this book is wonderful, it’s Mid paced and flows very well.
Formats Read: Ebook & Audiobook

Audiobook Review:
Overall: 5/5
Narrators: Teddy Hamilton, Rose Dioro, Jacob Morgan
Performance: 5/5
Story: 4.5-5/5, Listing as 5.

All the Narrators did such a wonderful job, this is a great team!
Jacob’s voice is very appealing and I crave to hear more of him.
Rose Dioro did a wonderful job voicing Naomi as well as other characters in her POV.
Teddy Hamilton, I’m a Mega Fan of his, his voice is absolutely gorgeous and love listening to the way he narrates.

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  • Amanda Anderson/Beauty.and.the.bookies
  • 21-06-2021

My FAVORITE audio of Rina's

This audio was FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! I read the book and it was so so so good but listening to the audio just made it so surreal because I said this book was my favorite and the narrators made it THAT much better. Teddy narrated Sebastian's character SO WELL. I LOVED Jacob doing Akira. And Rose for Naomi was so perfect. THAT ENDING WAS SO JAW DROPPING. I CANT WAIT TO LISTEN TO THE NEXT!!!!!! If you have an opportunity to listen to Teddy and Jacob in the same book, DO IT! 55555555555555555555 STARS!!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-07-2021

I just can’t

I can do dark and I love good smut but this is too messed up for me to get on board with. While there are reader discretions, beware that this involves “rape play” and there is no love connection in this book. No judgement passed on those who loved this book and rated it high or on the author. Rina is great and I have enjoyed several of her other series but this was definitely a hard pass and a DNF for me.

Both narrators are great though! Love me some teddy!!

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  • Ariadna B.
  • 28-06-2021

Dark, deviant, and DELICOUS!! 🥵

HOLY MOTHER EFFING WOW! Rina Kent saw me say that my mind was blown after reading her Deception Trilogy and went, “BET?!” OHMAHGAAAAWWD, y’all!! Red Thorns is a whole other level of dark! This story awakened some things in me that I didn’t even know where there! Like, damn.

Naomi and Sebastian have such a complex, dark, and often times twisted connection, but it’s so right for them. I didn’t always comprehend why they fit so well, but I could *feel* the intensity, passion, and pull of their connection and it was HOT.

Rina Kent knows how to pen a story that devoured me right back. It consumed me whole from the prologue until it left we a wanton mess desperate for just one more chapter...fucking epic! I can’t wait for more. No really, this book hoe is D-Y-I-N-G!!

Narration was PERFECTION!! Teddy Hamilton was epic as Sebastian. We’re talking eargasm enduring levels. Like, Sir—I am married!! *swoon* Rose Diogo was a first time listen for me, but she was fab and brought Naomi to life beautifully. She gave the character the perfect balance of fragility and strength and I loved it. Then we have little morsels of yum in the form of Jacob Morgan and all I can say is TAKE MY MONEY! All the stars.

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  • jojodeen
  • 17-06-2021

Another wonderful audio book from Rina Kent

I have been counting down the days until I could get my hands on this Audiobook.So you just know the minute I got my hands on it I devoted this book and omg where do I even begin.this books takes on dark erotic thrilling ride that will have you frantically burning through the pages of Sebastian and Naomi story. The narrators did an amazing job. You need to get this book if you want to read something dark addicting and wikedly hot. Iam eagerly awaiting book 2

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  • darlene palma
  • 16-06-2021

Hot!

Holy hotness! Can the narrators and author take a bow! That was an epic audiobook!! Good freaking Lord! It was so hot I was melting… and I need more, more, more!!

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  • Heather
  • 11-06-2021

CNC FTW!

In anime and manga, I hate tsundere characters but in this, where you can hear/read more of the character's inner thoughts it's not so obnoxious. Akira nails it on the head!! 😯❤🤣
That rant aside, this was hot AF! Bastian is a primal dominant and Nao is a dirty tease in denial 😏 Chapter 17 was especially 🌶🌶🌶🥵 Looking forward to book 2.
The story mainly revolves around Naomi and Sebastian with a few chapters and blurbs from the pen pal Akira (Jacob).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-2021

Couldn't stop listening;)

This book was amazing. As always Rina never disappoints. Teddy was amazing. I can never get enough of that voice. :)

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  • Chelsea
  • 23-07-2021

FINALLY, the book I've searched for has been found

I've been searching for this book for a LONG time now. A book with the perfect mixture of demented, animalistic, sadistic/masochistic fantasies, and a great story. The chase scene was more than I ever thought to hope for, but the night with the power going out was just fantastic. Kink shame all you like, but don't knock it til you try it, ladies. And finding books that have a good story and also have the kind of scenes like this are rare. I felt like Naomi and I were the same person in so many ways. I'm not Asian, so in that way we are not the same, but I absolutely love Japanese culture, I feel that itch she talks about throughout the book that made her think something was wrong with her, I've had my own trauma that played its' part in it, and I played the part of standoffish goth chick in school. We even listen to the same music. So it's safe to say that this series is going to be near and dear to me for a long time coming. I can't even express my happiness at stumbling across this, and I loved Rina Kent's books before but this one was on another level of kinky that I just adore. She's not afraid to get down and dirty and push the boundaries of a contemporary romance novel and I LOVE that about her. She doesn't steer clear of the scary and equally amazing stuff that makes our dark sides come alive, and it's what will earn her a lifelong fan for life from this geeky, kinky weirdo. This one's going in my top five list for 2021, and I haven't even finished the second book yet. I already know it's gonna be epic. But if you're into vanilla or you don't like non-consent play, this one is NOT for you. But how anyone wouldn't get a little hot around the collar from the chase scenes is beyond me!

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  • L. Bond
  • 21-07-2021

Highly Recommend

I must say this type of dark fetish is not my cup of tea, HOWEVER, I gave it a chance (mostly because of Teddy Hamilton's performance, he is perfection😍) and I liked the story. Some parts may be uncomfortable but if you push through it makes sense of the characters and the story and the pay off it's worth it. Rose Dioro is new to me and did a great job. I loved Jacob Morgan's voice sprinkled in like little treats throughout. I definitely want to know what happens next. Warning: there is a doosey of a cliffhanger.

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 11-06-2021

My favourite R.K. book to date.

Now I've literally just finished this and as I try to calm my racing heart, all I can say is WHHHHAAAT?! Now I have to crawl out my skin until the second part of this duet. But this...far and away my favourite R.K book. Naomi is so strong willed and I loved her from the jump. Sebastian is far from the typical Kent hero, he's better. And to say this was the kinkiest Kent book so far...yes. Especially because...yup. Everything about this, the pacing, the kink, the plot, the characters, the Easter eggs, all tip top notch. And the audio...chef's kiss. I volunteered to listen and review a complimentary copy of this. All opinions are my own.

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