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Summary

Mina Calloway always finds herself in the hands of the wrong master: Gentle at first, then brutally sadistic and abusive. She no longer believes it’s possible to find a man who will be gentle with her. After seeing a kink-friendly therapist for months, the doctor makes her an illicit offer she isn’t yet smart enough to refuse: “Let me find you a good master.”

Brian Sloan is a borderline sociopath with a dark and brutal past. Only taking his sadistic urges out on the women at a submissive training house allows him to sleep through the night. When Brian sees Mina, she should be ripe for the picking, but her damage is too similar to his own.

Can he fight past his demons to protect the one person he considers worth saving?

©2014, 2022 Kitty Thomas (P)2022 Kitty Thomas

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Deliciously dark

This is my favorite Kitty Thomas book and I loved hearing it as an audio book! The two narrator's did a great job bringing the characters to life.

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  • Anna
  • 09-08-22

I love Meg Sylvan!

I honestly saw Meg Sylvan’s name and I was sold.
Meg did such a great job with Stuck With You by Ali Hazelwood that I’m constantly looking for her narrations.

This is the first time I hear something written by Kitty Thomas, not bad at all. I’m a new fan!

The story is a pretty heavy, specially with the horrors most girl’s go through. It lives up to its dark romance.

Brain is insane, but I can’t hate him.
When I listen I kept telling myself “thank God,” this is fiction 😂
Because the things he did 😬 yet he had a soft spot for Mina.
Great job Kitty Thomas!

Narrators were great, I love duet narration.
Meg Sylvan can narrate the hell out of a book alone, but in this case I loved Troy Duran.

Kitty Thomas, please keep getting Meg and Troy to narrate your books!

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  • Keema Osborne
  • 24-07-22

Broken Dolls

Wow, Brian and Mina’s story is filled with so much emotions, broken trust and hard truths. I have to say that this couple share a history like no other in their own experiences. I do feel for Brian though, his pain is so deep it’s a wonder he is able to find solitude in Mina. I love how he truly sees Mina even though Lindsey has known her longer. As for Mina I truly feels for her, her previous relationships left her lost and broken. I must say as strange as it my be I love that she knows who Brian truly is. Although there is some confusion about his love for her, she finally accepts her faith and embraces her true self.

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  • CLM
  • 18-06-22

Wow! I really loved this!!!!! ❤️

I wasn’t sure what I’d think about this as I went into it….but WOW! This was sooooo good! Hearing the story of Brian and Mina was everything!!!! This is dark and demented….. but oh so good!
Brian is a very sick guy and Mina is a very damaged woman. Together, they are magic. This isn’t a typical romance in any sense of the word but one I’m happy to know. He is a true monster to everyone but her. Your heart will pitter-patter.
Make sure you follow this book up with the first* of Brian and Mina’s Holiday Hits #1 — The Easter Hunt. It’s super HOT! 🔥 (Spoiler—Finally things go ALL the way with Mina and Brian 😉)
*At the time I wrote this review, only #1 of the Holiday Hits were available on Audible. If there are more, get those too! You know they are going to be smoking’ hot and wild!

This is worth a credit (and more!). The Easter Hunt is too.
With Troy Duran as Brian…..You KNOW it’s going to be amazing!!!! (And it is!)
BUY! BUY! BUY!!!!!

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  • Toni H
  • 01-06-22

Perfect amount of dark

It's been awhile since I've read a dark book. Kitty Thomas has written some of my favorite dark romances. And this one did not disappoint. It's part of series, but it can be read as a stand alone. I think the love interest in this one is probably darker than the other men in the series. He's definitely an anti-hero, but I really liked him.

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  • Nikki Hughes
  • 18-05-22

The Duo I Didn’t Know I Needed!

Troy Duran never fails to impress! Meg Sylvan is the perfect Mina! The books is narrated in duet narration which means Meg reads all the girl parts and Troy reads all the guy parts. This is one of my favorite Kitty Thomas books. Who doesn’t love a man who is as complex as you are. Brian is probably my favorite male character Kitty has ever written.
They’re both so broken. So lonely. They get each other in a way no one else ever could. A must read/listen!

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  • Jodi B
  • 17-05-22

Broken Pieces!!!!

The narrator's Troy Duran and Meg Sylvan did an outstanding job. They brought this book to life. I really enjoyed Brian and Mina's story. You have to broken people that need each other to feel whole again. They are so broken and abused that they are not sure how to love. Brian wants to protect Mina from the beginning but also struggles with his growing feelings. Mina fears Brian but doesn't understand her change of feelings the longer she is with him. An unfortunate occurrence causes them to question everything and can the pieces get put back together again, stay broken or create something new? Only time will tell!! I absolutely loved it and I highly recommend listening to or reading Broken Dolls💕!

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  • HARPER
  • 16-05-22

Twisted Good!

Kitty Thomas keeps us so intensely coming back for more! You can’t help but get engrossed in this whole story of pure wicked darkness! Narration, spot on! I loved it! Need lots more!

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  • Ax
  • 14-05-22

Spine-tingling good!

Broken Dolls has long been my favorite and I jumped at a chance to listen to the audio. Meg Sylvan and Troy Duran brought Mina and Brian to life! Their performance was perfect, I could feel every emotion from the book. The first time reading it was an experience and I got to be immersed in that experience again with the audio, even more profoundly than the first time.

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  • Tanya
  • 13-05-22

Broken Dolls

Broken Dolls is the second book in the Pleasure House Series. All of these stories in this series can be read as standalones. Although, I do recommend starting at the beginning with Guilty Pleasures.

I stayed up late to finish this book! I couldn't put it down until I finished reading Broken Dolls.
This is Brian Sloan’s and Mina Calloway’s story. Wow! What a story!!! Brian is a guy that I didn’t want to like. I found that my heart went out to him. Even though I didn’t consider him a doll and I know that Mina was considered a broken doll. Brian is broken too.

I considered Brian a monster. He actually loves Mina and tries to save her! Lord knows he spent a lot of money for Mina! I found myself loving Broken Dolls!!! Another 5 star book!!! I am looking forward to reading Surrender next. It’s Gabe’s story!

addendum: 5/12/22

Broken Dolls audible. The narrators are Troy Duran and Meg Sylvan. I had previously read this book and now I got to listen to the audible book!

I am usually not the person that reads a book more than once. Even the books that I love. But, when an opportunity came up for an audible review I took it! Besides, I loved reading Broken Dolls the first time.

I usually listen to most of my books with my Kindle text to speech feature on my Kindle. So it is a treat to get to listen to Broken Dolls on audible.

These 2 narrators really made this book even better. They were perfect for the narration of this book. The 2 of them brought the book to life for me. I hope that this author will continue to have Troy Duran and Meg Sylvan narrate the rest of this series!

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  • Lisa
  • 12-05-22

Love the story, love the narration!

I loved this audiobook! The Pleasure House series is my favorite from Kitty Thomas!! After reading Kitty’s most recent novella, “The Easter Hunt,” it was great to go back and listen to the origin story. Brian has grown on me (I admit to disliking him when reading “Guilty Pleasures”). I loved the duet-style narration, it really brought the story to life!

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