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Kaden Cross had it all: money, fame, and women, but he lost it all in one night. One night that would forever change him. Forced from obscurity and into the limelight as the lead singer of the band Mouth2Mouth, Kaden returns to the lifestyle that almost destroyed him. The last thing he wanted was to find a sexy drugged out redhead waiting for him in his bed. Finding out that she's the victim of a sex slave ring puts Mouth2Mouth in peril, because the only way to save the woman he's started to love, means denying her the one thing she wants the most. Freedom.

©2014 Jamie Begley (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Michelle
  • 11-12-2015

Not My Favorite

What did you like best about Tainted? What did you like least?

Not sure there was a best part. I did not like that they pronounced Vita's name differently than the first book it was an irritation every time they said her name. Not as well edited as the first book. They say Sawyers name about 10 times then the band member says what is your name. Small things like that bothered me. Also there was very little from Kaden's point of view. It was really far fetched and tried to reach places too soon when they were not there yet.

What could Jamie Begley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

A better editing job. It lacked cohesiveness. It did not have a tight story that let to the things that happened. I guess I needed a little more depth into the characters. Also I would have loved to know what Kaden was thinking many times in the book.

How could the performance have been better?

Pronouncing Vita's name the same as in book 1.

Do you think Tainted needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Not sure, if it turned around to more like book 1 I would say yes.

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  • MGon
  • 19-02-2016

No actor could save this poorly written story.

I'm a fan of Jamie Begley, but, unfortunately the plot wasn't anything to write home about, and neither of the two main characters had any redeeming qualities. He was an asshat from beginning to end, and she was a total doormat.

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  • KitKat B
  • 07-11-2015

Push me beyond ...

I love Jamie Begley's books. They are well written...have an awesome story to tell..,and push boundaries/comfort zones. All her books bring on heart ache & joy...with characters you can relate to emotionally. I would not hesitate to read any book written by her.

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  • Busy in Arizona
  • 23-06-2020

Plot Holes and Unrealistic - DNF

OMG, I got this series and downloaded them before I knew. The plot had so many holes it wasn't funny. Lots of drama revolved around Sawer trying to escape because Kaden didn't tell her Vita was safe. She tries to escape and is "punished" becuase others got hurt trying to recover her. DUH - although rescued from a bad kidnapper, Kaden was technically holding her against her will, of course she is going to try to escape. But Sawyer is so meek and childish, she never fights for her point of view. Kaden is overbearing and I was hard pressed to find any redeeming qualities. He treats Sawyer like a sex object only. There isn't really any consent, he just barrels through, takes what he wants and they never have discussions about consent, safe words, etc. He punishes her by going to another woman in public, then treating that woman badly. Makes me sick to think this is anyone's idea of a hero.

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  • Romance junkie
  • 02-03-2020

Rocker Lifesryle Searching for Freedom

6th book in reading order of three series of books drawing characters together. Moving an overall story forward In the previous book Vida was looking for her childhood friend Sawyer, Lilly’s (Callie) 2 friends from childhood Sawyer was kidnapped and was to be used in sex trade to injure King. She is ‘rented’ to a rockstar, Kaden. Kaden left music after the rocker lifestyle lead him down a path of destructive behavior. Now he is in control in every way. He and Sawyer meet and it’s several months getting to know each other I’m not of fan of his making her be respectful of him, ordering her around...also any type of sharing with 2 people in love is a hard one. I’d have liked to know more of what was going on in his mind and perhaps I would have understood better The narrator didn’t fit the characters..she’s good but didn’t like her voice for it I’m on to Shades Fall

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  • ThatDamnCanadian
  • 25-01-2020

jamie does it again.. well written fantastic ..

narrator, love how all her books intertwine with each other or it can be read as a stand alone

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  • Andrea Banagas
  • 15-12-2019

Good story, bad narration

The storyline was good but the narrator was horrible. Found it difficult to finish the book.

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  • GSKM in sc
  • 26-12-2018

Hawt

This story may trigger some. It starts with a kidnapping of Sawyer. Oddly enough it after she is saved, her next relationship becomes a dom/submissive one. It is not extreme. I warn only for those with issues. This is a really good story. Fell in love with Kaden. This introduces King and his daughter. The relationship between Sawyer and Kaden is hot. The narration truly enhances the story.

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  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
  • 10-08-2017

Vivid, sexy, sultry, even a bit wicked

The narrator brought Sawyer's story to life and helped give a swift easy flow.

Getting behind the scenes and following Sawyer while ok n the run was exciting and insughtful.

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  • rebecca smith
  • 09-06-2017

Loved this story

I've read this series if book's so many times. Needless to say they are my favorites. Listening to them is !ike reading them for the first time only better. I'm sure you will enjoy them as much as I have.

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  • Kat P
  • 15-05-2016

Lover of Jamie Begley's books

I am a lover of Jamie Begley's books, each books gets better and better. Each book makes each series fantastic.

Kaden Cross wanted to stay out of the limelight. He had already done it once, he had the money, fame and the women. He left the limelight when his life was destroyed and he didn't want to go back. He was forced back into the life style, he didn't want and he didn't want the drugged out redhead on his bed.

Sawyer Bennett has always lead a boring life with her best friend Vida. She loved her best friend and her life. Her life was turned upside down when she was kidnapped, drugged and placed in a sex slave ring. She didn't understand how she got there or how she was going to escape. When hired by the band manager to Mouth2Mouth, she doesn't know what is going to happen.

I would recommend this book and all the Jamie Begley's books.

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