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"I am going to break you. I am going to free that little monster inside of you, peel off every barrier of protection you set up and reassemble a new you." LIZ Moving back home after graduating college was not part of the plan, but I have nowhere else to go. For now, I have to live in my family's unpleasant company, secretly fleeing to the darkest corners of my mind when I "I am going to break you. I am going to free that little monster inside of you, peel off every barrier of protection you set up and reassemble a new you."LIZ Moving back home after graduating college was not part of the plan, but I have nowhere else to go. For now, I have to live in my family's unpleasant company, secretly fleeing to the darkest corners of my mind when I am alone. They are right to keep me at distance. There is obviously something wrong with me. Me, the bad seed. I am invisible. To everyone but him.LEONARD I made it to the top. In a world divided into us and them, I have become one of them. This is who I am, where I belong, among the rich & powerful. I am used to getting what I want - and I know I want her from the moment I see her. Elizabeth Barrington. That quiet but strong fairy, waiting to be broken. She may not understand it herself, but her eyes are begging for me to take her. So I will.**This is the first part of a 3-part Dark Romance serial with themes of kidnapping, captivity & steamy BDSM. Intended for audiences 18+ & not for the faint-hearted. Contains situations some readers might find objectionable.** Part 2 will be out by January 16th, 2016....

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  • Aղցela W.
    2019-04-01 14:05

    Spoiler Ahead This was a short quick read that I liked a lot. Liz is the black sheep in the family, she is the youngest of three sisters and her parents had hoped she would be a boy...maybe that is why they are so distant when it comes to her. She also didn't go to an IVY league school like her sisters and parents had she decided to go a college that her parents didn't think was anything special. Her sisters are married/engaged to men that her parents both adore. But Liz is the quiet, strange sister that keeps her distance from everyone and doesn't speak much. Liz also has a dark kinky side to her that would shock her family. At her sister's engagement party she meets Leonard and he plans to take her for his own. Liz is also drawn to Leonard as well she knows that their is something dark in him and it calls to her. This was a pretty good short quick read that is the first book in a new series too me. This book was well written with no errors in grammar or spelling. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

  • Nadine Bookaholic
    2019-03-23 15:51

    Holy [email protected] I Need book two like NOW!!!!When I read His Secret Muse: An Alpha Billionaire Romance there was a lot of mention of Silent Daughter which was written by the MC Cedric, then I heard that Stella Noir and Linnea May were writing it I could wait for it to be released and when I was given the opportunity to receive an ARC of it I was thrilled. I wanted to see and understand what all the talk was about and I am so happy that it was much, much more then I thought it would be. Liz is the black sheep in the family, she is the youngest of three sisters and her parents had hoped she would be a boy...maybe that is why they are so distant when it comes to her. She also didn't go to an IVY league school like her sisters and parents had she decided to go a college that her parents didn't think was anything special. Her sisters are married/engaged to men that her parents both adore. But Liz is the quiet, strange sister that keeps her distance from everyone and doesn't speak much. OH and did I mention that she is KINKY! I wonder what her sisters would say about that. She is PERFECT for Leonard. He knows that the instant he notices the rope burns around her he just needs to make her his.This book leaves you with a cliffhanger but the second one is due out soon. This was an AMAZING beginning to the story of Liz and Leonard. Also Purchased from Amazon

  • Mom23greatboys
    2019-03-26 08:54

    I Read this book through kindle unlimited. Hmm, I wasn't sure if I'd like this book. It seems I usually either really love or hate the book when I read dark erotic romances. I LIKED the book- but I wouldn't say LOVE. I may have rated this closer to 4 stars but for a couple reasons. First, the book needs a better editor to read through it. It wasn't terrible but it was distracting at times. Also, I really don't like how authors separate one regular size book into parts when frankly there's no need except possibly financially for the author. I will say though that I appreciate the author does let everyone know in amazon's description that the books are part of a cliffhanger/installment series. I also appreciate that the overall cost for the series is reasonable (currently $0.99 each or $2.98 for the three part series which combined is around 250-300 pgs). This book is written in first person and alternates between the hero and heroines' Pov. It's a little hard to make a comment and describe this book when you only get the first 1/3 of the story. So far I like the story and I'm intrigued. It's hard to know though whether I'll like the full book. I'm going to keep reading particularly because I'm a kindle unlimited member and can read the books through it for "free". Heat level is 9 (1=Christian, 5=fade to block and 10=pure erotica). I imagine the book will be closer to 9.5 in the next book.

  • Beth
    2019-03-26 13:10

    OH EM GEE!!!! I am hooked. This was just the kind of book I have been looking for. I really enjoy the way the one chapter is dedicated to his view of events and then followed by the next chapter being hers. I love the way that Leonard and Liz find each other. I like the brooding way he knows what he wants and that he takes it. I am HOOKED, and now looking forward to the whole series. This is not a light hearted book, this is a balls to the walls book, just the way I like them. The way she is singled out by him, the way he knows that she will be his and the way they come together in that finding. I want to go on and on about this but don't want to give anything away from other readers. This is most definately a MUST READ and probably reread book.I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. Please note, I would have given the same review if I had purchased this book. Thank you very much Stella Noir and Linnea May for the opportunity to read and review this book. I am a huge fan and can not wait to know when the rest of the series will be coming out. I am going to go through withdrawals until then.

  • Babel
    2019-03-28 15:14

    Wow, this dark little story is quite the catch. Two characters verging on the rude side of pleasure cross their paths in a luxurious social event. And from that moment on, it's all about unleashing their true, uncivilized nature.Oh my, how enticing this was. I enjoyed the well-written, atmospheric style of the story. Liz proves herself the talented, asocial third daughter that never finds her place and dreams of dark, forbidden fantasies. She thinks she can have her desires fulfilled without sacrifice, but oh she couldn't prepare for Leonard Clark. That man was coiled power in the flesh.They exchange some dialogues and encounters that really awaken all the senses. I felt a dangerous edge all along, but still that crude cliffhanger felt like a punch. There are some very intense intimate chapters between Leonard and Liz. And now I'm a bit scared to find out what happens next, but like Liz I can't help but be drawn to danger and the excitement it brings. So part 2... yes, pease!

  • Charity
    2019-04-05 09:04

    This is Installment 1 (number of installments N/A at this time- Book 2 is out) of a VERY intense kidnapping.The sex that happens is intense and consensual....and then the kidnapping occurs. Very well told story that at the end will have the little hairs on the back of your neck standing on end. I would be interested in reading book 2---BUT I have a serious dislike for installment releases, the upside is that the next book is only $.99 much better than other prices. That being said I will not read on until all installments are released. As an avid reader if I read part one, read 10 other books, read part two, read 10 other books, read part 3 etc. I ALWAYS end up giving bad reviews because I loose the feel of the story and character connection with the break in story.

  • Tina
    2019-04-02 09:50

    Liz doesn't fit in with family, she didn't go to an Ivy League like she was supposed to, she is quiet and awkward and she hides a dark secret. Liz loves the feel of rope and the marks they leave after even if she needs to put them on her body by herself. Leonard sees Liz at a party and can see the darkness in her that speaks to his own dark side.After a date with Leonard, Liz finds herself held captive and tied to a bed. Her emotions are all over the place knowing she she hate it but finding she is even more drawn to Leonard.Can't wait to read the next part!

  • Hillary Marek
    2019-03-22 14:11

    Its ok. A bit over the topAs someone who has been in the lifestyle for over 20yrs books like this slightly annoy me. They start off hot but then turn into a warning to girls "don't trust bdsm! Stay home where its safe! " I think I will pass on part 2 . This guy is no Dom. He is a sociopath.

  • Dawn
    2019-03-26 10:49

    Never trust a stranger with a pretty face who can make you cum. They may just decide to keep you.

  • Shannon Davison
    2019-04-16 15:06

    Wow! This is a dark erotic romance. They say be careful what you wish for. Liz is getting just that. I need to dive into book 2 like right now.I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Maureen Nicholson
    2019-04-05 12:52

    4 Stars!This is the first book In this short trilogy that's dark and sexy. The plot in interesting with some real steamy scenes. I look forward to to reading more.

  • Space Cowgirl
    2019-04-16 10:04

    Awakening the Monster👹Leonard, 🐺🍌🌋🍌tall, alpha👋🔥 tattooed rich💰 businessman, is a bdsm monster👹👋🍌🌋🔥 inside his head. But he is careful not to let that side of him be seen in public. He is invited to the engagement party of his new partner's son at the old money💰 mansion of the son's wife to be. There are three sisters👸👸👸, but the wealthy parents wanted a boy instead of the third sister, so she is always treated like the third unwanted wheel. 👗Liz👗 is the third wheel of a sister👸 and she has grown up introverted and strange, experimenting with bondage on herself. She moves back home after college, but she just doesn't fit in, she is an outsider in her own family!Leonard🐺🍌🌋🔥👋 spots Liz💋👗at the party, it's also plain he doesn't fit in either, he is new 💰money and a little odd. He gets himself introduced to Liz,💋👗 and he immediately spots the rope marks she has made on her ankles.Seizing his opportunity, he lures the young Liz💋👗 to meet him for an afternoon yacht ride. His devious plans are well laid out and with his sly help, she will not be missed. Her parents will think she has gone on a trip to think about her future.She wakes up tied to a bed in Leonard's mansion. He drugged her and is bent on making her his naaasssty little pet🐈, even though she actually likes💓 him and is fascinated by him, he has the deep seated need to kidnap her. Weird!Leonard is a super alpha spankster👋👋👋, a binder, a biter,👹and a master tease, as well as a head games player!💔😵CLIFFHANGER alert! This is the first of three short books📚in this series.YEHAW! Ride em Bareback🍌, Cowgirl!🎠🎠🎠🎠🎠

  • Cassie
    2019-03-26 08:09

    ~*~ Cliff Hanger~*~Liz and Leonard are both outcast in the world they are living in, but something draws them together. When Liz first spots Leonard she is instantly drawn to him and when Leonard spot and meets Liz he recognizes a need in her that he can provide. Will Leonard be able to get away with what he has planned? Will Liz ever bend to his will?Great start to the series in my opinion! It was a hot read and personally I loved how Liz didn't take shit from her sisters in her own way. Also loved Leonard personality to start! Can't wait to read the next book in the series!

  • Sheila Fiske
    2019-03-27 12:04

    I must say, this book was twisted, kinky and dark. It worked out in the end, but the beginning with the kidnapping and sex was questionable. It is sad in a sense, because Liz had such an uncaring family that she wanted to stay with her kidnapper. On the other hand, I think it was almost a love at first sight reaction on both their parts. I'm interested n reading the second book to see what happens.

  • Cassie Hess-dean
    2019-03-30 11:01

    This book was over way to quickly. It pulls you in and doesn't let go. I can't wait to read the next book. Hot, sexy, kinda scary at times read...don't miss out! Elizabeth has to move back into her parents home after she is finished college. She has no where to go, but she knows they don't want her there. She is invisible to them. When she see's Leonard speaking to her parents at her sisters engagement party, she is immediately drawn to him. There is something dark about him that pulls her towards him. Leonard see's her and is instantly aware of the desire her feels. She has a side to her that calls to him. He wants to control her, master her. When he arranges for them to spend the day together she is very excited. She wants to explore this pull between them. But is she ready for what he is offering? She likes to be tied up, but is she ready to experience it under his control?

  • Erica
    2019-04-11 13:00

    Wow, I wasn't prepared for Silent Daughter to move so quickly but I am totally and completely hooked and dying to get my hands on the next part. The author weaves a tale of a daughter who's always been the black sheep in her family, always never good enough, never worthy of their love and adoration. Liz has a secret. Secret desires she shares with no one. Until she meets Leonard. He piques her interest and he in turn recognizes something in her that he wants, that he needs and intends to have. Finding herself in a situation she never expected scares Liz. What Leonard has planned for her she doesn't know, she doesn't understand why he's taken her but I'm sure we'll all find out together soon!!

  • Linda
    2019-04-18 14:58

    *ARC received in return for an honest review*Wow! Dark and erotic are the first two words that come to mind. Liz is a woman with dark desires and she has never met a man to fulfill them until now. Leonard is fixated on Liz. He knows what she needs because he needs it too, and is determined to make her his. While dark romance is not something I am that comfortable with, Linnea May is an author that I enjoy even while she pushes my limits. I am not familiar with Stella Noir but this joint effort is intriguing and edgy and I can't wait for more.

  • Laure
    2019-03-29 09:06

    Liz was born with the proverbial silver spoon, but her family has never accepted or understood her. She meets Leonard at her sister's engagement party. After giving Leonard her phone number, it is a few days before she hears from him, but she agrees to meet. After a sizzling hot encounter on his boat, Liz wakes up, but she is in a room that she doesn't recognize. Maybe her fantasies were safer! I couldn't put this book down, loved it!I received this ARC free from the authors in exchange for an honest review.

  • Tammy
    2019-04-12 09:18

    Great start to this 3 part series! I admit I couldn’t put it down. Liz is forced to move back home after college with her family and is not happy to be there. Leonard has made it to the top and gets what he wants and he wants Liz. I admit this book isn’t for everyone and you should note the warning. However if you are a fan of dark romance you will not be disappointed. Plenty of drama and suspense, I was on the edge of my seat, I was hooked from beginning to end. Steamy doesn’t do it justice, this book was off the charts hot! Great Read! Looking forward to more!

  • Samantha Stinnett
    2019-04-05 09:58

    It was and ok book didn't really keep me on the edge of my seat with the plot. However I did read the entire 3 book set if I hadn't did the first book free and the remaining 2 under my unlimited account I would have been more disappointed if I had paid for them. This was not my first book by this author other I had read were better so I would probably read more from her but I wouldn't continue if they all were of this quality. Some people might like it but as I have read other series that held my interest better in the same plot I would say not for me.

  • Arleen Stevens
    2019-04-11 12:08

    Good for a quick read.This was a quick read for me. I liked it But for a guy looking to "own" or be a Master to someone he just he is truly asking way to much! Now there is a kidnapping? Really??? How is there trust there? I will read the second book because I need to know what happens but .... Wondering about the BDSM and the dynamic of the whole thing is starting of wrong for me.

  • Colleen
    2019-03-25 11:07

    This book has a great story line. I do have to say that the beginning was really a little boring. I kept reading thinking, get to the interesting part.From the first few chapters I wanted to see what he would do to get her to his home. It did start getting into the plot about mid way through book. The story seemed tense and drawn out and when it got to the part I was waiting for, boom! it ended with a cliffhanger.I haves to go on to book two as I am liking it now.

  • Crystal
    2019-04-11 11:02

    Oh my...Wow what a great start for this dark romance. Liz is the youngest of three daughters and her family tends to just ignore her all together. She deserves so much better and for someone to see her. Leonard does see her, and he plans to take her. I couldn't put this down once I started it and wish I didn't have to wait for part 2, but I will. I can't wait to see what is in store for Liz next!

  • Kristen Lewendon
    2019-04-07 12:07

    Definitely not for the faint of heart. Heed the authors' warnings when they say the book contains scenes and subject matter that may be difficult to read. This is a very dark romance with some themes that aren't "nice" at all. The chemistry between Liz and Leonard is absolutely explosive though and I can't wait to see how we get from here to where I think the authors are taking us.I received a complimentary copy of this book.

  • Hannah Myers
    2019-04-08 14:03

    This is the story of Leonard and Liz. Leonard came from a hard beginning, struggling to survive and make a fortune. A man that is always in control. Liz comes from privilege but not from love. She is always dreaming of a man that will dominate and protect her. As their worlds collide, an afternoon outing will change the course of their lives. A steamy story of submission.

  • Jolene
    2019-04-10 10:55

    Oh WOW. I guess you better watch what you wish for. Elizabeth is a kinky freak who runs into Leonard who she thinks might be what she needs and she thinks he is what she wants. Liz finds out she bit off more then she could chew, while Leonard slowly let's her know what's what.I received an ARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Jessy A
    2019-03-28 08:55

    First book by this author and while I enjoyed the erotica portion of this series (I read all three in this series) there was not w story line really. I enjoy dark erotica mostly because of the story line and development. This was missing in the series. I would read this author again, maybe she'll have more storyline in her other books.

  • Veronica LaRoche
    2019-04-19 14:14

    I enjoyed this short read and couldn't stop reading. Liz being the outcast of her family she meets a man who will turn her world upside down. Leonard Clark sees Liz and can't wait to make her his. With getting the vibe that she likes to be dominated he comes up with a plan to make her his, to break her. I can't wait to read part 2 bound next

  • Melissa Ledet
    2019-04-08 07:58

    Liz meets Leonard at her sister's engagement party and he notices the red marks around her ankles. He is determined to make Liz his. Liz meets up with Leonard for a date only to realize that she is trapped in his house with no signs of escaping. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

  • Diane Vandergriff
    2019-03-20 15:53

    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.This story started off slow to me. About half way through the story, things started to pick up and increased from there. Once it hooked my interest I couldn't put it down. If you don't like dark and erotic, then this isn't the story for you. Boy what a cliffhanger! Now that I'm hooked, I can't wait for the next installment!