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Control Freak Kindle Edition
Okay, I’m not kidding.
Lacey needs someone in her life who’s bigger and scarier than her demons, and she wants that man to be me. Her boss. The Viking in a suit.
I hope she understands what she’s getting into. This daddy isn’t going to pat her on the head and tell her she’s a good girl for nothing. Especially not when she’s spinning out of control.
Author's note: this book contains depictions of eating disorder recovery.
"Control Freak was a journey of two wonderful characters and a chance meeting that changed both their lives. This was probably my favorite book I have read by this author to date." --Between the Bookends
"If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would without a doubt." --Kinkybookreader9
"A stunning book full of insights, difficulties, obstacles and great love." --Goodreads reviewer
"Control Freak is a fantastic book about love between two people, but for me it really was about loving oneself and learning acceptance. I think we can all take a lot from this book. 5 Spoiled Stars from Daddy Stian." --Books & Magic Shop Reviews
"Reading this book has been an absolutely beautiful experience!" --Goodreads reviewer
"If you haven't read a Brianna Hale book before, now's the time." --My Pink Fairy Tales
"I couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end." --HoneyedPages
"If you want a book that is full of emotions, love, understanding, struggle, hope, sexiness, age-gap and the right amount of kink, this is your next read!" --Insane Book Lover
About the Author
He and his teams have won over 100 awards for creativity and results, including 18 DMA Echo Awards.
Mr. Rosenspan has given presentations and led workshops in 18 different countries as well as for individual companies across the united states.
Alan Rosenspan is the current President of the New England Direct Marketing Association.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B07RD6Z272
- Publication date : June 27, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 757 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 311 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #21,195 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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A museum director and an artist’s daughter run into one another at an art show…sounds like it could potentially be the start of a joke, but what Stian and Lacey develop is anything but a joke. It is personal, it is just a bit deviant, it is heart-warming and heart-wrenching in equal parts; it is everything I didn’t know I needed to read wrapped up together in beautiful analogies and descriptions. Stian is an intimidating Viking of a man, a man that needs to be in control at all times, a man that needs EVERYTHING, regardless of the task at hand. Lacey is an incredibly strong and independent woman, that is struggling with demons that won’t let go, yet even during her most difficult times, all you want to do is give her the biggest hug and show her that you’re there for her, just like she’s learning to be there for herself. And then the relationship, first professionally and then personally, that develops between Stian and Lacey is unique, and perfect for them. Through ups and downs, through chemistry and despair, overcoming hurdles, and occasionally stumbling just before the finish line, these two have their work cut out for them, and the journey which the story undertakes to get them there is breathtaking.
I adored this book. I love the research and the care that has gone into this, both in dealing with what affects Lacey so, as well as the mythos behind the artwork mentioned, the mythology that fascinates them both, Greek and Norse. The endearments, the revealing of character in each Swedish phrase that slips past Stian, the way each one lifts up Lacey’s spirit; it is just so gosh darn wonderful! The topics covered are never easy to deal with, and Brianna has done it with such care; it is to be applauded. Read this book, fall in love with a strong and loving Viking, just like I did! You won’t regret it!
I can honestly say that I can count on one hand the number of romance books that have this kind of substance outside the romance itself. And its not that there aren't substantive reads out there; that's not what I'm saying. But it is those authors who create the books that take a chance; who see what the rest of not only fail to look at but tend to avoid that make us learn. Enlightened.
And then they do it with strong characters and a world of feelings that well up as you read. There is so much more to a great romance than huggy-kissy, and I am positively giddy when I discover someone who gets that in spades.
Quite simply? Read this book.
Once again the author has created two memorable characters in Stian and Lacey. I loved watching these two fall in love (yes, this is a romance!) while exploring their true selves. And this book is emotional! Lacey suffers from an eating disorder and never feels worthy of her smart, older Viking.
Lacey goes to work for Stian Blomqvist as a temp and there is an age gap. But Stian sees something in the innocent Lacey that he must possess. With lots of references to Greek mythology, this story was a sexy, smart and fun read
“There are plenty of people who think they deserve someone saying yes sir and no sir to them, but they have to do something to earn it. Have a presence. Be authoritative. Inspire people to want to do as they direct. Smile at you in a way that makes you want to suck their fingers.”
Their relationship unfolds slowly and Lacey is afraid that she will never be enough for Stian due to her emotional issues. This topic is treated with sensitivity by the author and without unnecessary drama. These two are perfect for each other! But Stian cannot do anything halfway and he is afraid of overwhelming Lacey with his needs.
“Doing thing by halves isn’t my style,” I tell Lacey, loving the feel of her beneath my hands. I can feel how desperately she wants to be happy, and I think I can show her how.
I loved this sexy tale and the writing was, as always, perfection. Brianna Hale writes with intelligence, wit and eroticism and never fails to disappoint! Highly recommend this one!
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Lacy is a girl who is going through a serious struggle and Stian is the perfect man to help her. I was on the edge of my seat in anticipation through out this book. Hale has really given me something to think about with this one. Stian is all about control and so is Lacy and yet they need it in very different ways. I loved the sexy times that happened and was all up in my feels throughout this entire book. There are some sensitive subject that are talked about in this book but I felt like it helped me understand people who are struggling with the same thing on a better level.
I will be jumping into more of Brianna's words very soon!
Such a good story. The control/BDSM aspect is beautiful and gentle whilst not being necessarily mild. The anorexia is all consuming in parts of the story and while I'm sure the author did some very careful and in-depth research, it may be triggering. But overall I think it was very well addressed and unlike many stories, the main character wasn't "fixed" solely by being in a relationship
Stian and Lacey's journey together is heart wrenching, but also heart warming and uplifting. We follow Stian and Lacey through all the stages of their struggle to eventually find light at the end of their tunnel. I am so happy I came across this story and I look forward to reading more by Brianna Hale.
“She’s always with me, spitting insults and cruelty and telling me I’m unlovable, fat and greedy.”
Museum Director Stian Blomqvist slash Swedish ‘Viking’ finds himself without an assistant. Known as being controlling and difficult to work with, it is by chance that Lacey finds herself as his new assistant.
Stian is a disciplined man, with enough kindness and patience to offer a form of therapy that could assist Lacey with healing. A relationship formed over mutual respect, trust, control and ultimately submission, it is the perfect combination.
“She trusted me. I like to be wanted, and I love to be needed.”
It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Brianna Hale’s works.
Where she is the queen of daddy kink romances with a story-line that always captures your heart, I believe this time around ‘Contol Freak’ will appeal to a broader mass of readers.
YES, our hero thrives on being called ‘daddy’ but its irrelevant. This story was the right amount of character building and sexual heat to be perfect.
The author did an exceptional job dealing with the seriousness of an eating disorder without glossing over it. But it didn’t eclipse the story-line. It made it that more bittersweet.
If you haven’t read a Brianna Hale book before, now’s the time….
“I’m rough with your body sometimes, but I’ll always be gentle with your soul. She bruises far more easily.”
She waves her magic wand again this time over this breathtaking story.
This story deserves so much more than 5 STARS.
I loved Stian and the way he loved
and accepted Lacey...
I loved these characters and their chemistry was hawt!
This story is well written and i can highly recommend! You must read it!!!!
And this book was deliciously naughty and I loved every minute of it...so read it Now! ❤️🔥
Btw, Stian is my new book Daddy. 😋🔥