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I was too isolated. I was about to be evicted. I made a final desperate call to the man who ruined my life, but he didn't come for me. 

Someone else did. 

And then there was Seven. When I first woke in the cell, I thought he was my captor, but he is a pawn, like me. 

Seven is beautiful and kind. I want him so much I can barely breathe. He wants to protect me from our captor, but he can't. 

We are both locked inside a game neither of us can ever hope to win, and even though it's wrong, I'm starting to want both men, not just the good one...the monster as well. 

This is a stand-alone dark contemporary romance.

©2020 Kitty Thomas (P)2020 Kitty Thomas

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-11-2020

Are you kidding me?

wow i cannot understand why this audio received so many positive reviews, unless you are friends of the authors i cannot justify this as a story, what was the point? i dont get it?

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  • Ax
  • 30-10-2020

Fabulous Book!

Love this twisted tale. The build up and climax are expertly done, one of my favorite Kitty reads. Listening to it while I cleaned house was like the book coming to life, fantastic! Shirl Rae is an awesome narrator!

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  • Falling_with_the_leaves
  • 26-10-2020

My favorite from Kitty so far!

The game is dark, devious, depraved, and yet so tempting. Kate may be a manipulated captive but something in her aches in fascination for it. Its all so twisted but yet perfect at the same time. I was pulled into the story with this narrator's soothing, alluring voice. This tale is best when going in blind. You'll understand once you've read or listened. It's impossible not to dive in and escape, you yourself will become a captive in its lustful grip. One woman, one man, one captor, the possibilities are eternal.

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  • Karin Gesell
  • 24-10-2020

Dark & twisty & fascinating!!!

What an intriguing, dark, twisty tale this was, but I totally loved it! Kate’s life has pretty much fallen apart (thanks to a man no less), when she makes a rash decision while sitting at a bar, and makes a phone call that changes everything. She wakes up in a cell, with a man, and another man calling the shots. And this is where things start turning a bit dark & some twists come in. And you can’t put it down!! Gripping & fascinating! And Shirl Rae does a phenomenal job narrating this story. I’m telling you, it’s a definite must listen to!!

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  • Chelsea
  • 24-10-2020

I enjoyed this one.

I really had a God time listening to this book. it was unique and while the main character had a definite case of stockholm syndrome, there was no doubt that it was still enjoyable to listen to. The end felt a little rushed with Kate falling into her new life so willingly and quickly, and although it was obvious the guys cared for her, it didn't feel like this was conveyed strongly enough. I understand they're sociopaths, but all the same I was hoping for just a little more love expressed between them all. Either way, I liked the writing and the performance was awesome so I really shouldn't have any complaints!

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  • Christine
  • 23-10-2020

Great read

This book is about a woman named Kate who's ex has blacklisted her from finding a job and is about to be homeless. On the day she agrees to return to her ex she's kidnapped and placed into a cell and forced to play a dangerous game. Who can she trust her cellmate? Her captor? Herself? Can she figure a way out of her predicament in one piece? Kate was very strong but gentle. She was dealt a shit hand and tries to do her best with a bad situation. When she wakes up in the cell I had a lot of thoughts. The ending was definitely surprising. Another great read! I would recommend this book if you like suspense, surprises, hot bad guys, sex, fear and twist endings! I love Shirl she's such a great narrator and she did well narrating all the different characters and made the story come alive a great listen.

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  • Jackie Moore
  • 18-10-2020

Loved it

I enjoyed the narrator. She had a pleasant voice and I liked how she changed her voice for the different characters. Made the story that much better! This is another great book by this author! She knows how to write them and keep you interested and twitching in your seat! If you've never read this author then this is a great one to start. It isn't attached to any of her other stories and it doesn't end in a cliffhanger. And if you have ever read any of this author's books then you know you can expect the best kind of dark romance she can come up with!

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  • Charisse
  • 16-10-2020

There is no winning or losing this game...

When you're so far down on your luck, you've got nothing, is there someone you trust that you can call? Someone to offer a helping hand or allow you to couch surf until you're back on your feet? How far would you go for the security of not living on the street? Kate Mitchell was practically penniless; she had lost her job and was days away from being evicted from her apartment. In a last-ditch effort to stay off the streets, she calls her ex-boyfriend to beg for a place to stay. He greedily acquiesces on the condition of Kate becoming his live-in whore. Unfortunately for Kate, someone else takes her home instead. A mysterious man has captured her and locked her in a cell with another man and welcomes her to his game. The rules are simple: do as the disembodied voice commands and live...or don't, and starve. THE GAME MAKER by Kitty Thomas delivers an erotically twisted and less gruesome Saw. Two strangers locked in a room and ordered about by a game master...who breaks first? Time holds no meaning when there's no hope of escape, so what is the harm in giving in and playing the game? It is better to eat and survive with a little forced pleasure than it is to starve in fear, right? Kitty Thomas provides all the Kitty-goodness readers have come to love with THE GAME MAKER. Told in first-person perspective from Kate's point of view, readers feel as if they are playing the game, too. THE GAME MAKER brings with it a Kitty twist...and as the game master planned, the reader may think they see the twist coming, but they aren't prepared; it's just the next level of the game. As the stakes are raised, so are the rewards: Kate's heart is on the line, but so is the reader's. The only sure thing? Win or lose, a good time will be had by all. THE GAME MAKER drags in victims while unconscious - so those against dubious consent may want to steer clear, though Kitty Thomas does her best to keep the twisted alpha male trope tamed into some form of consent-driven lovable character. The game master is always watching, so anyone against exhibitionism or voyeurism may need to give this a pass, as well as those against group sex. Those that don't mind any of this are the real winners here; the story unfolds beautifully and leaves the reader satisfied, if not begging for more. In the audio version, Shirl Rae performs magnificently, bringing Kate and the story to life with passion. Her varied voices easily differentiate between each character and the audio comes through nice and clear.

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  • Jodi B
  • 14-10-2020

Twisted and steamy games!!

I had previously read the book and loved it but the audible is outstanding. The narrator did an awesome job. Listening to the book made you feel all of the emotions and made the story come alive. I highly recommend listening to this book to experience these dark and twisted games!!!

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  • Amanda Anderson/Beauty.and.the.bookies
  • 12-10-2020

LOVED THIS SO MUCH!!!!!

I read this book when it came out. I fell head over heels in love. Now I spent my day listening to the audio and loved this EVEN MORE. Seven, *Master* & Kate were fantastic. The narrator Shirl Rae did such an amazing job with this. She could narrate every book for Kitty Thomas and I would be happy. 5 stars!!!!

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  • Charlotte
  • 12-10-2020

5 mind-bending stars!

Kitty has done it, I didn't think I'd ever say this, but I think she's topped Comfort Food and Tender Mercies, I think The Game Maker wins. In true Kitty style, the twists are great, it's dark, kinky and the heroes are to die for. I don't want to say too much and anything could be a spoiler and this book is best going in blind. But if you like dark romance, this is one of the best. The narrator for this one is awesome, she's gives such life to Kate. She's narrated some of my favourite books so I'm so glad to have her back for The Game Maker.

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