Chosen

Chosen Some crimes can never be forgottenKate Evans doesn t take risks She chose her apartment with care a safe district with a good neighbor a place where she can live a quiet unassuming under the radar e

Some crimes can never be forgottenKate Evans doesn t take risks She chose her apartment with care a safe district with a good neighbor a place where she can live a quiet, unassuming, under the radar existence Then she makes one mistake and opens her door to accept a delivery of flowers from a secret admirer and her life will never be the same again A guy she s neverSome crimes can never be forgottenKate Evans doesn t take risks She chose her apartment with care a safe district with a good neighbor a place where she can live a quiet, unassuming, under the radar existence Then she makes one mistake and opens her door to accept a delivery of flowers from a secret admirer and her life will never be the same again A guy she s never seen before bursts into her apartment and asks her to marry him Jack Thompson won t take no for an answer and drags Kate on a cross country journey to hell.Invalided out of the police, Nathan Beranson works as a private investigator in San Antonio, Texas where he spends too much of his time following unfaithful spouses and delivering the bad news to their partners When his fianc e cheats on him with Jack Thompson, the half brother Nathan s only just met, he becomes obsessed with Jack in the same unhealthy way as his revenge seeking clients By the time Nathan finally realizes putting the ghosts of the past to rest is a wiser option than settling an old score, it s too late He s already been drawn into his sibling s latest deadly game and Nathan and Kate find their nightmare is only just beginning.

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  1. Barbara Elsborg lives in Kent in the south of England She always wanted to be a spy, but having confessed to everyone without them even resorting to torture, she decided it was not for her Vulcanology scorched her feet A morbid fear of sharks put paid to marine biology So instead, she spent several years successfully selling cyanide.After dragging up two rotten, ungrateful children and frustrating her sexy, devoted, wonderful husband who can now stop twisting her arm she finally has time to conduct an affair with an electrifying plugged in male, her laptop.Her books feature quirky heroines and bad boys, and she hopes they are as much fun to read as they are to write.

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  1. UMIS BOOK IS NOT AS LOVE STORY IT IS NOT ALL SUGAR PLUMS AND FAERIES, NOR IS IT ABOUT RAINBOWS OR SUNSHINE CHOSEN IS ABOUT A SADISTIC S.O.B WHO IS CRAZIER THAN F CK Her mind crumbled, racing through horror scenarios of rape, mutilation and death.He was a psycho.She was a statistic.I want to start by saying that I will attempt to write this review without any spoilers Chosen is one of those books that you want to read without knowing what is going to happen The plot is much complicated and twist [...]


  2. 4.5 Stars This story is brutal, horrific, and absolutely captivating This is NOT a love story AT ALL It all begins with a flower delivery, and Jack Thompson is his own special breed of crazy He kidnaps Kate, an introverted young woman and a terrifying tale is created You re about to have the biggest adventure of your life Don t waste it waiting for a knight to rescue you I m your knight and I m already here This book packs a punch murder, rape, abuse, kidnapping, and all kinds of revelations I f [...]


  3. 5 FUCKED WITH MY MIND STARS What in the mindfuck orgy did I just read I feel like a tornado just swept through my brain The story starts by introducing the reader to Kate She s a 20 year old introvert with no friends, family nor love life to speak of She s surprised by a delivery of beautiful flowers, that were sent by a secret admirer Ahhhh, how sweet right HELL NOOO The delivery man is really psychotic, delusional, demented fellow named Jack who s only intention is to kidnap Kate Jack puts Kat [...]


  4. 4 4.5 Stars He twists the truth, mixes it with lies He s playing some sort of game This is a well written, page turning story that grabs a reader from the first page right till the very last page The story starts with a complete psychopath kidnapping Kate our main character Marry me, Kate Shock killed the scream in her throat What Who are you Your future husband Kate s time with Jack is completely terrifying, secret revealing and out right twisted Play my game, Kate There really isn t any other [...]


  5. Why this author is constantly overlooked beggars belief 4.5 Stars Chosen is not Elsborg s normal fare but she pulls off this dark riveting thriller with a flair that rivals the best of suspense writers This book would not be misplaced on the top shelf of the thrillers and suspense novels in my local WHSmith.From the very first page Elsborg grabs your attention and doesn t let go Not for a minute This book reads like a movie viewed in HD with full cinema surround sound and graphic imagery It come [...]


  6. 5 EVERY DARK MINDFUCK WORD YOU CAN THINK OF STARS Hrmph So my brain is still fried from the awesomeness of this book so it ll mainly be gifs I can t seem to tear myself away from foodHuh Oh yeah, the review Okay First, trash the boundaries because there are none toss out the tissues and bring out the AK 47, cuz you will want to bomb some asses And remember,No limit here.From the very first page, Ms Elsborg delivers a dosage of CRAZY to your door, in the form of Jack Thompson.He kidnaps the reclu [...]


  7. 4.5 In fucking tense stars Let me first start by saying that this book needs a big red sticker on the front of it that readsWarning Do not even think about reading me, unless you have the time to read it cover to cover, with as little interruptions as possible.With that said, the action starts from the first pageLiterally There is no way I m even going to go there with what takes place, but I will try to set the scene.Kate Evans lives a pretty lonely life Something traumatic took place 4 years a [...]


  8. Five Epic MF Stars Holy Shit What did I just read Im gonna be very vague in this review.s gonna be tough reviewing this without spoiling it Let me start by sayingThis is not a fairytale sunny skies and rainbows herejust one thunderstorm after another that left me on the edge of my seat the entire time Chosen starts off with 20yr Kate getting kidnapped by Jack or as I like to call him there its just one fast pace Mindfuck KateOMG what can I say about herI loved her character.e was a fighter.e stu [...]


  9. 5 Crazy Bizarre Stars When a book makes me stay up late to finish it on a work night then it s a winner I have read a few of Barbara Elsborg s books and NEVER expected a book like this This book had me on the edge of my seat trying to anticipate what was going to happen next There never was a moment where I started to skim through the paragraph because of fluffy descriptions.As I think about Kate the heroine there are 2 sayings that keep popping in my head She takes a licking, but keeps on ticki [...]


  10. 5 THRILLING STARS RIVETING If you like looking into the mind of a psychotic, manipulating, lying, tormenting, knife wielding villain than this is the book for you I damn near snapped my Kindle in half, because I wanted to kill Jack myself He is evil personified behind a charming personality, a pretty face and he s gunnin for Kate That in itself is a mystery and when it is revealed it will have you gasping for a breath It did me Nathan is brought into the mix by association, when he goes looking [...]


  11. 5 I Choose YouStars Kate First, I absolutely loved her She is a rockstar, she fought, she bleed, she persevered This is all against her nature Since her rape 4 years ago, she has a led a safe and reclusive life style Jack Oh Jackie boy you made me hate you, cuss you, want to jump into book land and kill you, and finally made me feel sorry for you Jack has spent years in and out of mental health facilities, and from the being you can see his is unstable.When Jack Thompson shows up on Kate s door [...]


  12. Wow this is the kind of Dark and Disturbing that I like No questions on the star rating so I ll just move on.Kate tries to make all the right choices She travels in crowds and dresses to blend than to be noticed When Jack Thompson bursts through her door and into her life things go VERY south for her Their lives intersect with Nathan, a Private Investigator obsessed with trying to catch Jack doing something wrong and sparks are going to fly Literally hahaI love a strong heroine in my Dark and D [...]


  13. 4.5 stars I just I have no words.It s hard to review this without spoiling all the messed up amazing ness that makes up this story.It starts off with a bang Kate is already living a half life trying to make sure history doesn t repeat itself when her worst nightmare shows up on her doorstep What happens from there is a brilliantly twisted tale full of lies and secrets and hidden agendas The only one who isn t holding any pieces of the truth is Kate Most of the story is told from Kate s prospecti [...]


  14. 4.5 OMFG STARS I think you re playing a game, he whispered Be careful I m better than you and my game is nowhere near over I really like Barbara Elsborg I have really liked anything that I ve read of hers I went in blind on this one I thought I was getting one of her sexy, romantic, thrilling stories but uh huhI was in for a surprise What a mind blowing, edge of your seat, heart aching, jaw clenching read this was.Kate Evans is a truly amazing, strong character that I was rooting for from the ge [...]


  15. 4 Crazy Stars First off I want everyone to know that this wasn t a romance story Hell No The book grabs you by the balls in the first chapter Clear your schedule before you start reading this You will not want to put it down You have been warned lolKate is a woman that goes through life trying not to bring any attention to herself She wears baggy clothes and walks with her head down She has no friends except for the old lady that lives in her building Both of her parents are deceased So imagine [...]


  16. This is not a romance by definition, though it isn t without love lost and won The monster in this thriller is the scariest kind He s charming, good looking, shrewd, and broken His victim, Kate, wrangled my admiration from the first page Her courage, her perseverance, was boggling, but believable in her reactions I was constantly asking myself, Could I do that Would I be brave enough I m so glad she wasn t the whimpering pitiful thing many of us would be in her situation But at the same time, yo [...]


  17. What a hell of a ride this was First of all it is not a love story It s a disturbing story about Kate who is kidnapped by Jack a psychotic cruel rapist Jack wants to create the perfect family The story kept me captivated but on edge from start to finish There are so many twists and turns I didn t know what to believe I did feel very uncomfortable about introducing the child into the story This a fast paced storyloved it


  18. Oh hi Have you met Mr.Hyde Mr Hide is the perfect author of erotic romances This author develops such strong plots between bouts of sex,mind you you do not even notice if it was kinky or do not care if you are not a fan This author rocks my world This author made me cry and laugh and read and read and read every single word that ever flew from his nibble fingers and fast mind.But now I meet Dr.Jekyll This person writes dark dangerous mysteries that leave me breathless for This person has the sa [...]


  19. 5 Twisted and Tortured StarsHoly Mind Fuck Holy Hell Holy W.T.F Uploaded with ImageShackLet s take a gander into the enigma that is ChosenKate is a single 20 year old woman living on her own, in her own safe and secure world Or so she thought She has no family, no close friends, no boyfriend She is the ideal introvert and the ideal victim.Uploaded with ImageShackShe so badly wants someone to notice her and like her, or love her But sometimes the things you want and wish for come true.Uploaded wi [...]


  20. 5 Swirling Stars cause it made me dizzy oh wait I thought I can see 10 Stars here this book should be on the captive shelves and not hiding cause it might explodeThis book is one HELL of a ride aaaahh I want to HIDE.Just when you thought that Ms Barbara Elsborg will put her signature humor with funny heroines and sexy bad boy heroes that have charms and wits err think again cause everything has been thrown off the windowyou ll never thought this IS her bookThis is seriously Dark Thrilling story, [...]


  21. I can t rate this book I have been sitting on this review for a month and still don t know what to do with it, so this might not be too helpful I could give it 5 Stars because I couldn t put it down, but I hated the way it made me feel I could give it 1 Star because it disturbed me so and gave me all kinds of icks , but I was obsessed with it.So hear are my thoughts, my rant or my explanation for my complete indecision.It was an intense, gripping story It gave me the same feeling as the Silence [...]


  22. so don t shoot the messenger here, but just couldn t wrap my head around this I loved the craziness of this booke on the edge psychotic characters that take disturbing to a new level, but something was just a bit off for me in the end.Kate is basically a nobody, living an uneventful and invisible life until some wacked out man shows up at her door with flowers Enter complete psychopath and begin Kate s journey of complete and utter hell This girl is kidnapped, drugged, tortured, beaten, raped, f [...]


  23. Horrific Psychotic RelentlessPhysical scars may heal, emotional ones may never In my mind, rape isn t the worst thing a woman can experience Yes it s awful, your innocence is taken, it s demeaning, horrific, and insufferable But combine kidnap, rape, and torture into one and THAT is something I would never recover from The combination of emotional pain, physical pain, and the fear for survivalwould royally fuck me up and cause permanent damage How do you move on How do you learn to trust again H [...]


  24. Brutal, horrifying, disturbing yet absolutely riveting Chosen scarred me in the worst way I think I need to get some bleach to rid the images and story from my brain Never, have I EVER been so disturbed by a novel, and I just want my mental frenzy to simply quiet down I m an absolute mess Barbara Elsborg deserves a standing ovation for this flawless portrayal of a psychotic sociopath gone wild Thriller novels are by no means my genre of choice, but I m a huge fan of Elsborg, so when my reading b [...]


  25. 5starsI m constantly on the edge so JACK This is the least you can say Charming personality in a manipulative devil s head Hate, vengeance, lies, torture with twist and turns in every chapter that left my head spinning, well worth it D A dark suspense trilling journey, which I recommend to allreaders


  26. 4.5 StarsThe only thing missing from this reading experience was my sanity Barbara Elsborg sure knows how to write a gripping, anxiety fuelled thriller I didn t want to put it down Figuring out the who done it had me going in circles and trying to understand character motivation well I m still not sure that I get ALL of it But every nail biting minute is worth it in the end.


  27. Oh what webs we weave to deceiveat was a mind fuck of a story


  28. This is NOT your normal Barbara Elsborg I have read quite a few books by B.E and she has never truly disappointed me And all though Chosen is not her normal romantica erotica it is no exception to her uber greatness In Chosen she s created a thrilling ride of torture, insanity and survival Kate Evans lives under the radar She avoids people and tries to stay within her own little bubble She succeeds with this anonymity until one day she makes a terrible mistake by letting down her guard and openi [...]


  29. What the heck was that Well, some days ago I received an invitation from a dear friend of mine to join the Chosen BR and as a dark romance fan I happily accepted I was super excited to read this book until I met JackWhat s the worst nightmare you ve ever had Kate lived a lonely life quite life until one Friday night someone knocked on her door with a massive flower arrangement sent by a secret admirer She opened her door to receive the flowers and her own nightmare began.Jack was a very sick man [...]


  30. This had moments where it might have been a 5 star read but the thing that really held it back was the romance It was 100% unbelievable Not only was it unbelievable it was pretty cringeworthy I was cringing for the characters but also for the author for throwing it in So the book is about a woman who gets kidnapped and taken across country being beaten and raped the whole way That part was riveting The heroine tried and tried to escape but the bad guy was just so good at being bad I liked watchi [...]


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