Near impossible to cross Dare and Aya are on very different nds of the socio conomc spectrum Dare is able to literally dare anything he wants Dare is able to have anything or anyone he wants and what he wants is Aya by any means necessary Aya is a young woman who helps to run a modest bar with her uncle in the center of her Dreg community Aya s intelligence compassion and passion has made her a proud member of her community but her uick temper and minimal self control proves to be her downfall Through a series of unfortunate ncounters Aya is now on Dare s radar A hasty and rash decision made in a moment of anger has now cost her verything that she holds dear To save her uncle she is now forced to participate in the Run The Run is the monthly hunt put on by a group of Elites where they are able to hunt women who have volunteered to be prey to the Elite who will then hold them as sex slaves for as long as they desire Being tagged by a hunter means that you no longer have any say in how you are treated for an indefinite period of time Each woman comes to the Run solely to be able to arn Entranced (The Donovan Legacy, enough credits to take of themselves and their families In the world created by Vaughn women no longer have a true means of supporting themselves financially and have to depend on men for their safety and well being I will admit that I couldn t see how Vaughn was going to bring me around to Dare s sidevery move he made was cruel and selfish I couldn t see any redeeming ualities in him at all However Vaughn managed to transform a cruel arrogant despicable man into someone that I wanted to get his happily ver afterVaughn was able to reveal Dare s reasons for being who he is in a way that felt completely plausible Taking Dare s character right to the dge of being unredeemable and then drawing the reader into his past was ngrossing and I loved it Making Aya strong but also flawed in her own right was another thing that made me njoy this book so much Some of Aya s decisions weren t the smartest at times but she fought to maintain her compassion dignity and self worth in ven the most dire of circumstances Run has plenty of very descriptive sex as well I think it is worth mentioning that there is a sex scene with breath play Breath play is a bit outside of my comfort zone and I wasn t sure where the story was going from there but it wasn t necessarily gratuitous and did make sense to the scene that it played out in However if you are sueamish about that type of sexual ncounter at least you have been properly warned The relationship between Aya and Dare is not a courtship Their relationship is based on coerced consent so don t xpect romance or ven seduction between Dare and Aya In Run Vaughn created an ngrossing world populated with interesting and complex characters There is definitely some social commentary being stated in this one but since I pretty much agree with what s being pointed out I was than okay with that I won t go into what it is it s pretty obvious and it can t be missed I am very much looking forward to reading book 2 The Auction that will be coming out in 2015 I received an ARC from Heaven Sent PR in xchange for an honest review Thank you Ooooh I liked this one It was so brutal and unforgivingFor those of you who love Buried erotic dystopian reads then The Run is DEFINITELY for you So first thing s first whatxactly is The Run and why is the story called Run in the first place The Run where the story gets its title from Run is future society s way rebuilding
the female race after a medical xperiment goes wrong and nearly wipes female race after a medical xperiment goes wrong and nearly wipes their ntire population Onlywhat was started off with good intentions later deviates and develops into a degrading practice of shows of power degradation retribution and ultimately corruptionThis is The Run The plot in a nutshell What lengths would you go to save the people that you loveFor Aya Smith these lengths find her reluctantly ntering herself into the annual Run where her biggest nightmares become realityThrown into a dog at dog world where "weakness is not tolerated nor appreciated Aya uickly learns that in order "is not tolerated nor appreciated Aya uickly learns that in order survive here is to succumb herself to the monastic rule of a sinister force that has taken a fancy to herWho is he you may ask Why is he is Dare O Shaughnessy the most dangerous and powerful man in this ominous world and owner of The RunA man who has his yes on taming this defiant spitfire and bending her to his will COMPLETELY and IRREVOCABLY Welcome to the world of The Run ladies and gentlemen where the Elite rule and all those below them are disposable pawns at their bidding My thoughts some re briefing and laborating on the plot and characters Eve Vaughn s Run touched a lot upon the power dividend between the different social castes For women of the low and poor classes The Run is their last resort for money hopes of a better life and in Aya s case to save her uncle and his business from a certain tyrant mogul trying to put her and her uncle in their place You seem to have forgotten the rules of The Run doll You are mine until I say you re not and if I want to keep you indefinitely then that is my right Don t forget it Now caught up in the crosshairs of this deadly yet seductive man what is Aya to do when feelings begin to grow between her and her captor and the two find themselves in a tumultuous love affair that neither had bargained forFew things are for certain worlds will collide rules will be broken and hearts will be on the line What will become of Aya and Dare Will what started as a testament of survival for Aya and a game for Dare nd up in true love Or will it conclude in heartbreak Read and you will find out readers Wrap up A great start to this compelling series from author Eve Vaughn I will be staying on for bk 2 The Auction Sounds like ven trouble is brewing and it s up to our cast of lovelies to take down the big baddiesI hope Aya s friend Macy will get some love action Preferably from Foster I do like Mac and do sympathize for him since he always gets friend zoned but I like Foster for Macy I think they suit ach other better Please have a Foster and Macy love match Ms Vaughn And then find Mac some lady lovin as well Fans of Skyla Madi s The Unfortunates and Lolita Lopez s Grab series will love this gem of a book I think it s these books hybrid baby minus any sort of alien sci fi themes and four malicious dictating family houses DNFI gave the last book I read 2 stars and unfortunately this one is going down the same road 1 A saucier version of The Hunger Games No thank you2 An alpha male Yes pleaseAs a reader our reading habits change or volve or whatever you want to call it I can normally tell you after reading the first chapter if I ll njoy a book I ve always loved Alpha males xtreme alpha males and that is never going to change. Of the super rich women down on their luck find themselves the prizes of sadistic mastersAya is forced to volunteer for The Run and Dare the most sadistic of all places her in his crosshairs She will belong to him body and soul But when he catches her will she succumb to his mastery or will he find trouble than he bargained fo. ,
Now for a little creative mathematics Sexy alpha male who has a domination and possessive streak but a backstory and history to go along with itStrong female lead who is determined to survive in a society that constantly wants to hold and beat her downSMOKING hot sex scenesXA GREAT plot with a story strong nough to hold your attention throughout the The Shadow Reader entire ride as well as throw in a few unexpected twists and turns that make you shake your head because you didn t see that one comingThe Run by Eve VaughnImagine a future where a change in regulation policies results in a pharmaceutical company releasing a breast cancer vaccine for women that actually kills most of the female population Now the numbers result in three men tovery woman Unfortunately women are not highly sought after to be cherished they are highly sought after as possessions and status symbols In addition to this twist there is also a definite class structure with a small percentage wealthy and the vast majority of the population as Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies extremely poor In anffort to survive themselves as well as for many of them to support their families women are able to participate in The Run This is a contest where the women are dropped off and hunted by the men The man that captures the woman contractually owns her until he no longer wants her and HE voluntarily releases herEnter Aya and Dare Aya is a female of the lower class Dregs who finds herself the recipient of a series of incidents that force her to participate in The Run The problem is that Aya stands out In a sea of submissive and downtrodden women Aya has managed to retain her fire Her spirit Her fightDare is not only of the wealthy class called the Elite he IS the wealthy class One of the wealthiest men in the world he is surrounded by people who continuously bow down to his very whim for fear that he will destroy not only them but veryone and The Power Of A Choice everything that surrounds him The problem is that Dare is bored When you haveverything you tend to appreciate nothingDare wants to dominate Aya doesn t want to submit To Dare to be told no is unacceptable To Aya to say no and mean it is the only thing that IS acceptable The problem oil and water don t mix but they DO create an xplosion So what happens when the person that you seem to hate is really the person it seems you were meant to loveMs Vaughn is the UEEN of the arrogant broody sexy alpha male that you love to hate and then hate to love I SWEAR she must have been whispering in Gabrielle Suzanne s ar giving her hints on how to write the perfect Beauty and the Beast story She is EXCELLENT at creating the ultimate jerk The one that you hope gets taken out in some cruel macabre fashion sometime arly in the book so that you can be convinced justice can prevail After you have bought ALL IN that you absolutely can NOT stand this man and you are plotting some way to jump into the story yourself to save this heroine who just can NOT seem to get away from him Ms Vaughn does it What s it She begins to subtly throw in hints Tidbits of information that allow you to begin to see him as not this beast but the man who was once the beast and who given the right situation circumstance and woman can be that man again All of that and just like any fairy tale worth its salt you get a moral too Just in case you were slow to pick it up in the story Ms Vaughn actually spells it out to you clearly so it s hard to walk away from this one and not get itThe writing style allows you to connect with ach character Even minor characters have personalities that you can asily identify with and connect to In addition the style is such that it allows you to clearly visualize the story It s like watching a movie in your head but better because you get a clear understanding on nuances such as what the character feels or thinks and doesn t sayI walked away from "This One Reminded Of "one reminded of It s asy to look at the person that someone is today and forget that Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling everything that happened to them yesterday is what framed who and what they are It s alsoasy to judge someone Monsieur Pain else for something when the possibility remains that to some degree we may be guilty of the same thing We forget that the things that bother us the most are sometimes things thatffect us the most Sometimes it s because they are our own struggles or shortcomingsThis is the start of a series You get an ENTIRE story so there is no specific cliff hanger you leave with but you do walk away with some uestions that I m sure that the author will clear up in the upcoming books The story itself is strong nough that you feel that you have a complete story that could stand alone But Strong Enough To Be strong nough to be foundation of great booksRecommend HECK YEAH Now hurry up 2015 I need another book Eve is one of my favourite authors Whatever He Wants was my favourite story by her because the hero James Rothschild was such a flawed man However Dare in Run has moved to the number 1 spot for meThis is Dare O Shaughnessy and Aya Smith story BWWM Dare is a very flawed man with lots of issues and he has his sights set on Aya Dare stops at nothing to get Aya in his life He is totally ruthless in getting and dominating Aya Aya has a temper and a lot to say for herself which ignites Dare passions Dare mission is to break Aya The story takes us on this journey of finding out what happens when Dare succeeds in his mission When he finally reaches his goal the results are devastating to him and then love brings about his redemptionI absolutely love love this story Every single page of it kept me on the dge of my seat to see what would happen between this couple I found the story ngrossing and a real page turner Definitely a 5 star read I would highly recommend this read I cannot wait for the next book Auction to come out GTFU at 69% I continued reading this hoping at some point I would like the Hero but no I still don t Honestly I don t really ven like the heroine ither I originally thought it may be like a futuristic Golden Dynasty but nopeDare O Shaughnessy is an arrogant rich asshole who owns The Run He forces Aya to participate after jailing her uncle and giving her no other choice basically All this because he wants her He doesn t usually participate in the run but this time he doesjust for herDuring the run he cheats and steals her from someone who already caught her and has her as his sex slave She doesn t want to like the sex but she does He starts developing feelings but continues to treat her like shit and is an asshole to herI m sure at some point he will change his asshole ways and she will kiss his ass and they will live happily Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. ever afterI just don t see him as redeemable so I uit ARC from Heaven Sent PR inxchange for an honest review 3 Stars It didn t matter how attractive he was Dare O SHaughnessy was the devil and he was. The HunterDare O’Shaughnessy had the world in the palm of his hand A man known and feared for his ruthlessness his word was law The last word he ver xpected to hear was no Until he met herThe PreyAya Smith despised the ruling class who looked down on hardworking people like her Sick of being treated unfairly by laws that pr.
Eve Vaughn ↠ 3 free downloadLooking for his due Her This was very different from anything I ve read in the past but in a good way Highly ntertaining and very rotic I pretty much finished this in one sitting While I can t say that Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery, everything about this book worked for me I certainly liked itnough that I m looking forward to the next book The Auction I had a tough time rating this since there were a few uibbles I had that kept it from being a solid 4 star read but ultimately I did Il morto di Maigret enjoy it uite a bit Let me break it down for you the best I canThe set upRun is set in a futuristic world where the only thing that rules is money When a Derugulaition act was put into place years ago it allowed any and all government to be obsolete and for the rich and powerful corporations to become a law onto themselves with free reign to run their business as they see fit The fallout was incredible as was the death poll When a large pharmaceutical company released a vaccine for breast cancer that wasn t properly tested thend result was a drug that ultimately wiped out half the female population and causing the women to become almost as valuable as currency The poor or the Dregs of the society are struggling to survive where the rich and powerful are corrupt and money is the only thing that holds power The gap between the rich and the poor is xtreme and there s no rules to govern anything Thus also formed The Run an vent that started out as a government program for men to find wives but really it s just a legalized hunt where the men that can afford to buy in will hunt for their potential mates Women participate in this due to having no other choice and trying to keep their families affloat Men participate to basically add to their harem These women are often brutalized tortured and at times don t survive their new masters The owner of the run is the nigmatic DareWhen Dare notices Aya a Dreg for all intents and purposes and she rebuffs his advances his brutal and punishing nature insists that she pay So he puts to work a chain of vents that Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional System, Third Edition eventually leave Aya no other choice but to participate in the Run where Dare hasvery intention of catching herWhat worked The set up I liked the world building and the premise of the story it was very uniue and unlike anything I ve read in the pastDare was a hero you will love to hate and Aya is a heroine that you will root for The sex It was damn hot The secondary characters I m hoping that Macy and Foster will be making an appearance in The Auction Their story is one I was very intrigued with Billionaires Contract Engagement (Kings of the Boardroom especially poor Macy and what she went throughWhat didn t work for me I felt a lot of the times that I was being told the story as opposed to shown There were things that were almost redundantly described I like to be led to my own conclusion about characters and situations most timesspecially when there s a certain dark Sexual Secrets element to the book and that just wasn t the case here I felt like I was told what to think what to see andverything the characters feel The initial attractionI didn t uite get it Dare sees a glimpse of Aya being arrested barely nough to catch her features and he s compelled to track her down after that at the bar she works and proceeds to systematically tear her life apart because he NEEDS to have her Aya s strong will While a lot of the time that was the one thing I really loved about her character it also really worked against her in other parts If you know that the rich always win and Dare is as rich and powerful as they come why would you proceed to not only turn him down but do it in a way that s guaranteed to piss him off Would you really throw a drink in the face of someone that just threatened your business and livelihood and actually has the means to carry through with it Dare s personality changeIt just wasn t believable to me For someone that grew up like he did and has pretty much been a cold and ruthless bastard for the "better part of his life it was almost like a switch was flipped and then he does a complete 180 It "part of his life it was almost like a switch was flipped and then he does a complete 180 It just too sudden for my tastes and I just couldn t really connect to it Overall thoughtsMinus those few things I really did njoy this one If you like futuristic romances with a darker dge definitely give this one a try It s uick paced rotic and the set up is very uniue The set up for The Auction has certainly peeked my interest and I can t wait to see what the author has in store with the next book ARC gifted to Dirty Girl Romance blog in xchange for an honest reviewFor reviews visit OH MY GODMind blownI have read a series of terrible dark romances lately and I was really close to giving up One thing that seems to be a running theme the authors don t think they need to make the world believable saying It s fiction I don t have tooIt is because it is fiction that you have to make it real for the readers With this book Eve did NOT disappoint me The author had a very simplistic way she brought the world to life for me Set in a dystopian world this dark romance pushed my limits made me rage and brought out the ugly cry I swear I was about to insert myself in Aya s place and I felt very single Purely Sexual emotion that she bleed of the page She was such a wellxecuted female lead She never got weak she The West Transformed: A History of Western Civilization, Vol 1, to 1715 evolved and thevolution made me love her all the Jared was a right vil A hole and his growth and well developed story arc had me feeling for him and believing his redemption by the nd Every inch of this story was well throught out and paced It had just the right amount of sex to kick in that arousal and the story dominated it all I would love a Foster story Him and his girl need a book and I am hoping the Auction is about him I highly recommend this book to all fans of dark This author really raised the bar for me update 42217 signup up for the authors newsletter and get this book free you live in a world where the middle class no longer xisted only the rich lites mattered and the rest of us where labeled dregs for daring to xist The cherry on t DNF 30%I tried and failed As I went along I just got and pissed This is SOOOOO not my kind of book The Run owned and run by the hero is like a tag the naked slave version of The Hunger Games Clich d rotic lead characters The asshole domineering hero who has no respect for women The feisty virgin heroine who is t When I first saw Run being advertised a little while ago I knew that I had to read this one and Eve Vaughn delivered ven than I xpected Alasdair Dare O Shauhnessay is an outrageously wealthy
who wants less than the total domination of The Anathema Cell everyone andverything around him With the amount of money and power he has acuired Dare definitely has the means to achieve almost anything that he wants In a world where women are commodities and the divide between the wealthy Elite and the poor and struggling Dregs is. Otect the wealthy and punish the poor she takes a stand but soon realizes she might have crossed the wrong manThe GameCreated as a government program to assist in the repopulation of the country when an untested drug wipes out millions of women The Run ventually volves into something much sinister Now played for the amusement. .elite who wants