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Grace Street (Chapter 8 #1) by Ella Dominguez

Release Date-April 1st 2016
Publisher-Bondage Bunny Publishing
Genre-Dark Romance
Kindle Edition-263 Pages

Revised Edition

Obsession, possession, resilience, insanity…

Seeking solitude and reprieve from her past failed relationships, Elsa begins her life anew in Richmond, hoping to find the change that she so desperately needs. Things are looking up for her—a new job, new friends, a fresh start.

But Victor has different plans for her. From the moment he heard Elsa’s voice, she became next on his to-do list—his Chapter 8. A well-known and respected criminal profiler, his mind is as dark as the criminals he hunts down. It takes one to know one, after all. Under the guise of making his subjects stronger, he intends to break Elsa down using everything in his arsenal—including pleasure, pain, humiliation, and things unspeakable.


Lonely, still on the mend from a bad break-up and longing for attention—Elsa consents to an odd proposition. Initially unaware of Victor’s plans, she quickly realizes that the casual encounter she agreed to is, in fact, a cruel psychological game with no ending in sight. She may be one in a long line of test subjects for Victor; however, she can’t be broken so easily. What he puts her through only fuels the fire burning within her—a flame that begins to blaze out of control as she becomes obsessed with everything about Victor and peeling back his cruel layers in search of the real man hiding beneath his heartless facade.

In Victor’s world, there is no such thing as happily ever after, and Chapter 8 proves to be an infuriating challenger when she flips the tables on his selfish and twisted game, a game they both may end up losing their hearts and minds over.

Warning: this is neither a conventional romance nor a traditional love story. There are no hearts and flowers on the pages of this book. The heroine doesn’t always make wise choices and though I’ve tried to make her strong, she’s often times weak in the face of the fierce hero. The hero is not a knight in shining armour. He’s broken and frequently cruel, and what every woman in the real world should avoid. What’s contained within this book is fiction—dark, depraved and decadent make-believe. Contains erotic elements, uncomfortable situations, and descriptions that may trigger past memories of abuse. Intended for readers 18+

Grace Street (Chapter 8, #1)Grace Street by Ella Dominguez

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

🌟🌟🌟1/2 STARS


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Grace Street (Chapter 8, #1) by Ella Dominguez what did I think.
Well first things, I have not read anything by this author before so this was a virgin experience for me.
So mostly I liked this, but unfortunately, there was just something I struggled to put my finger on in regards to our two main characters.
I couldn’t quite get a handle on them which left it in turn quite difficult for me to connect with both Elsa and Victor themselves.
So Grace street tells the story of both Elsa and Victor.
Victor, a successful criminal profiler for the FBI doesn’t do relationships he does Chapters.
He breaks these chapters down piece by piece with pleasure, pain and twisted mind games under the guise of helping them become stronger individuals.
Victor after pulling the curtain on seven is now ready for new games to begin and he has a new target ready in his sights.
Enter Elsa chapter eight, new to the area after relocating following a painful break-up with a work colleague.
Lonely and still on the mend shes ripe for victors games and cruel psychological manipulations.
So firstly I found it pretty hard to connect when the characters involved here are just not that likeable.
But let’s start first with Elsa, So I found her a bit of a whiner, plenty immature, very inconsistent in her intentions and she really just got plain on my wick like a hell of a lot.
Her worst incident that stands out for me was when she was out with her mother for a meal, which Victor had actually booked and paid for and she acted like such an immature ungrateful child.
I wanted to give her a slap every time she opened her mouth. she acted like an infant and for once victor was actually being thoughtful and nice.
Elsa was just embarrassing using her mother as a shield and spokesperson (what are you girl, ten).
she also doesn’t seem to know her own mind one minute wanting Victor and then changing her mind back.
As for victor well I really wanted to like him he had all the qualities I usually love tortured hero check, hot check, misunderstood check, successful check, getting the picture yet, but there was just something missing here.
He talked the talk but there was just that spark missing for me.
I also didn’t find him that dark either, I could see a lot of light creeping in around the edges right from the very beginning.
Victor’s main fault for me was that I found him to be rather egotistical and self-centred and that really was a way big turn off overall.
So anyway despite the above issues I still did enjoy this and I did start to feel more of a connection towards the end of Grace Street which I was very glad to eventually experience.
This was also my reason for adding half a star as up till then it was a three star all the way.
So anyway this was for me a series of up and downs and now I have started “feeling it” I’m hoping to become more invested with this as I read further.
So its safe to say Grace Street (Chapter 8, #1) ends on a bloody cliffhanger, typical, but now I’m feeling the love I will defiantly be continuing with the next chapter in this series.
And on a final note just thought I’d mention you can get this series on Kindle Unlimited so enjoy.


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Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
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