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The Payment Series Boxed Set: Prized, Possessed, Purgatory
Author: Cassandra Carr
Publisher: C-Squared Publishing
Release Date: May 2014
ISBN: 9781311838834

Book Genre: BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

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The Payment Series Boxed Set: Prized, Possessed, Purgatory

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Book Reviewed by Carly (Carly's Book Reviews) (reviewer)

[ Review Posted: Dec 24, 2014 ] - See all my reviews
Everything in life has a price. Pride often motivates people to create a false image with possessions. Living within your means is more than financial, because life also has a spiritual cost. Freedom, emotional expression, love; nothing in life is free. This is a lesson that Catrina Carter is about to learn the hard way.

After living above her financial means for way too long, Catrina finds herself about to lose everything to debt. Referred to Debt Management Associates (DMA) by a friend, Catrina brokers her virgin ass, along with the rest of her body, in exchange for her debts being paid. Exchanging her freedom and pride for financial security, Catrina embarks on one of the darkest and most humiliating sexual experiences of her life.

Bought by Jared, an enigmatic and exceptionally wealthy man, he freely uses her body for his own desires. At the same time, Jared attempts to teach her how to prioritize her finances and make better choices. Catrina is given a second chance, but the lessons she learned are hard ones, and she struggles to find balance at the end of her service.

Returning to Jared's tutelage, the situation has changed between them, but as Catrina finally begins to let go of her pride and understand the true cost of living, other questions emerge. What exactly is the extent of her unusual tie to Jared, and is it one that will stand the test of time, or only a momentary experience to guide her into the future?

THE PAYMENT SERIES is not a love story. It isn't a romantic fairytale, and doesn't have a happy ending. It's full of dark erotic sensuality, hard-core BDSM with a sharp edge, and is both mentally and emotionally challenging. While the graphic sexual situations, debasement, and extreme themes may not appeal to mainstream readers, I found it to be a uniquely written and highly entertaining story.

The noticeable lack of internal dialogue and emotional expression challenge readers to submerge themselves into Catrina's charter. By putting yourself in her place, the question emerges; "What would I be willing to sacrifice for freedom, and what would I do if the cost of being free is to be owned by another?" Cassandra Carr presents her readers with a series unlike any other in her line, and its complexity captivated me from the very beginning.
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