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Book Review: Counts of Eight by Brynn Ford


Book Review: Counts of Eight by Brynn Ford

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The book synopsis for Counts of Eight by Brynn Ford

Counts of Eight by Brynn Ford
Two captive dancers. One cruel master. A single performance to determine whether they live or die.

★★★★★ "Dangerous, haunting, twisted, powerful; this is what true dark romance is meant to be." -The Flamingo Bookshelf Review-

Anya has served as a talent slave for one of the four families since she was kidnapped three years ago. She has accepted her fate, knowing that the four families are everywhere and escape is impossible. She belongs to Nikolai who abuses her in unspeakable ways. He's a villainous master and head of the Mikhailov family. She has learned to live the life of a slave, complacent in her misery, until a new captive arrives and changes everything.

Ezra has just been violently kidnapped and brought to the Mikhailov family home. He is given to Anya as her new dance partner. Sarcastic, stubborn, and impulsive, he refuses to recognize a master, but Anya knows her fate rests in his hands. His cooperation is crucial to their survival. If their performance at the next quarterly meeting of the four families doesn't meet Nikolai's strict expectations, it could mean death for them both.

As Anya tries to break Ezra into compliance and train him in her style of dance, her walls are broken down, and a bond unlike any other is formed.

It's dangerous to fall in love when you're a slave.

This dark romance thriller tells a story of love against all odds.

Content Warning: This book contains explicit sexual content, violence, and mature themes including scenes where consent is not sought or given. The author in no way condones such heinous acts, but rather seeks to immerse the reader in the true horror of the characters' experiences. This is your trigger warning—reader discretion is advised.

Series Note: Counts of Eight is book one of three in the Four Families trilogy. It is not a standalone and the books must be read in order. Books one and two end on major cliffhangers, but the series is complete and ready for you to binge read!

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Quotes from Counts of Eight by Brynn Ford

I wonder if rape from one man feels different than rape from another. I know it can’t possibly be better. My instinct tells me that with Vigo, it will be worse.

I strain every muscle in my body against the eerie feeling his presence imposes. My pride begs me to hold, to stay, to passively resist by remaining in place. But my instinct tells me to obey for now to spare my skin.

“Are you questioning me again, rabynya? I thought you learned your lesson the other night. Or are you just begging for a repeat?”

I catch Ezra glaring at Nikolai when I look back down at him. But then he looks up at me. A shimmer of understanding dances between us and I feel it stir a long-forgotten feeling of connection, of attachment.

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