Author: Nicole Colville
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Although this is book six of the series Hidden Pain can be read as a stand alone book.
Eighteen year old Alexander Burton has just begun his first Formula One racing season. Perhaps following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps isn’t what he wants, but Alexander lives to please the people who he loves. His carefree life comes to an abrupt halt when he literally runs into the sexiest domineering man he has ever laid his eyes on.
Gray Victore, the twenty six year old billionaire businessman, who has control over the sponsorship money to most of the F1 teams, is feared for a reason. He’s anything but carefree and gentle, and his vampire-like personality sucks the young Alexander into his hold. The moment Alex looked into Gray’s black eyes, he saw something in them that made his entire being submit to his dominance and power. Not understanding the pull this arrogant homophobic bully has over him confuses Alexander and makes him open his mind to the possibility of entering into a very different relationship with the sexy blond.
Gray will become Alexander’s whole life, his reason for existing, the only thought that fills his mind. He is an obsession that drives Alexander mad and he welcomes it all. His only wish is to worship Gray and to allow Gray to give him the pleasure that only he could ever do. The pleasure of pain, of dominance, of being owned by another person so completely that his heart is not his own. He would do anything for Gray, give anything for Gray; he lives just for his touch no matter how soft or hard it may be.
Gray doesn’t need or desire anyone who actually wants anything from him. He’s not a master or a dominant, he’s a sadist. In his world, there are no rules, no code of conduct or restrictions, no safe words, no love or empathy. To see someone suffer and bleed for him excites him in a way nothing else can. It’s not enough to have something given to him-it has to be taken, forced upon-is partners are all unwilling and unable to fulfill him. The pain is the only thing he can enjoy.
They are bound to each other in a way no one else could ever understand, and enjoy a sexual partnership that most would believe to be torture, but together they work.
This was my first Nicole Colville book and my first venture into the Hidden Series. I was a convert from the beginning and have since devoured the rest of the series. This one can be read as a standalone but if you are planning on reading the whole series I would recommend you start at the beginning. The characters are addictive, the story brilliant and the plot twists are fascinating and this book will mean so much more to you if you already know the history.
This is Alexander Burton and Gray Victore’s story and it is a mix of brutality and love. It’s also a little heartbreaking!
From the moment this pair set eyes on each other everything around them becomes scorched. Alexander is just setting out on his F1 career when he bumps into the Gray. He is consumed by his very presence and trapped by his cold eyes. Gray is a sadistic bastard; there is no other way to describe him. When he first takes Alex to bed its messy and there are no feelings involved for the man who is used to getting exactly what he wants. For Alex it is everything and he quickly falls for the man who appears to treat him so badly.
This story spans years and if you have read the previous books it will explain an awful lot. Not only has Nicole given us a fantastic story but she also manages to make us fall in love with the bad guy. You cannot help but love Gray, flaws and all, and want the best for him and Alex.
This will take you through marriages, children and a world where the normal rules don’t apply. Gray Victore doesn’t do feelings but where his affair with Alex is consumed the word feeling doesn’t even begin to explain the depths of his love or his obsession.
When you have finished this book you must carry on with the series. There is so much more to come that will leave you stunned. Gray and Alex’s story is by no means over!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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