Ivan's Captive Submissive (Submissive's Wish Book 1)

ByAnn Mayburn

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jp hogan
This book grabs you from the beginning and won't let go. Can't put it down one you start it. The connection between Ivan and Gia is moving and the descriptions, oh my, the author certainly knows how to phrase things.... This is a must read for sure.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
stacye cotton
This book is a good read. It is a mild version in regards to bdsm. I would have liked to have seen a little more conflict detailed between Ivan's old lovers and current love. I feel it would put a little more spark into the story to have a cat fight or two in it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
siddha malilang
This is the first time I have read this author's work and I am impressed. I loved the hero, though I thought that she was a little tiresome about midway through the story. She is the only reason I downgraded to a four.
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Really enjoyed this book. Liked the storyline and the characters, especially the two main characters. The misspelled words were a little annoying, but really not that many of them that you lost the train of thought. Really didn't want to see this one end. I think it could have had an I epilogue to give a little more closure, but you did get your HEA, just a little abrupt.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
meredith monke
Enjoyed Immensely, takes you into a whole different world what most people like my self knew nothing about, so it was fun educational and very interesting I enjoyed this book and told my friends to read it, good job Ann Mayburn. regards Susan
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nate lahy
Overall I liked this story... I didn't love it. I liked the two main characters, Gia and Ivan. She's genuine and he's rough but tender. And even though Gia is a trained submissive and obviously not a virgin, I liked how she had never experience a Master that could truly dominate her...so she kind of was a virgin in the submissive/dom aspect. I liked this author's twist on the misunderstanding at the beginning of the book...of Ivan thinking Gia is role-playing when in actuality she really thought she was being kidnapped and is now a captive slave. She was so full of fear for her life and here he thinks...ya know, she's a good actress. I just wish the author carried that twist along more instead of overwhelming any developing plot line with detailed sex play. And don't get me wrong...I love erotica. But with a story. This story was more, ya know... detailed sex play and not enough substance. I loved this author's way with words. I loved how she made me connect to the two protagonists. I just wish there was some drama. Something more than erotic bedroom play.
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jo dunn
As a "budding" writter myself, I have to say that Ivan is the most intense, interesting, & sexy hero I have ever read!!! I really would appreciate it if you came out with other intence, sexy heros in the future. Gia was wonderful, but held back for too long, maybe give the females a little stronger personalities so they can handle such intense men. I read so many of these kinds of books for research and this is now my favorite book by far!!!!
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wendy sumner winter
I really enjoyed this book, my first from this author and I can honestly say I'll be reading more of her works! I was sad it ended and at the same time glad it ended the way it did. There were a few sappy lovey parts but the intense, erotic bdsm was enough to keep me from wanting to put down my iPad!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Finally tjis book is Free and i was so happy too. This book has been in my wishlist FOREVER and come yo do d out that it was free. You know I had to grab it for my book collection and let me tell just say; the waiting was so worth it. I had amazing g good time reading this book I couldn't get enough and I'm a happy camper and I love it
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kristine lee
I had been looking forward to this series for a while and am really glad I finally got to it. It was good, not great, but good. Totally worth the time to read. I'm not sure Gia was my favorite heroine, but she was interesting and funny at times. Ivan was a rock. A man's man, a wall of testosterone and a Dominant extraordinaire. The author promised dirty talking Russians, and that's what you get! There were a few times where the story seemed a little forced. Gia's niavete boardered on annoying sometimes (did she really not know when the 'captivity' was real or not?). I was able to roll with it all becuase it was an interesting read, and I'm a sucker for Russian men. AND, there are more of them ahead.
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mary cecilia
Goodness! This book starts out hot and heavy! Just a total wow, unexpected but so appreciated What a fantastic read! Kidnapping, mystery, and BDSM all in one book!

Gia is new to the lifestyle but because of Submissive's Wish she's going to take a chance. Then WHAM, she’s in it with both feet. And that is only the start of her ‘accidents’ throughout her first weekend. This story will leaving you gasping for breath at Gia’s escapades and wondering what is going to happen next.

Watching the connection between Ivan and Gia grow on a daily basis, kinda makes a gal want to be in her shoes! This story has meat to it, a real story line that actually went somewhere and was not all about the lifestyle and sex, very refreshing! Several very interesting secondary characters…sincerely hope that means those characters will have their own stories told!

The author is the mistress of dirty talk! She had me sweating, blushing and squirming in my seat throughout the entire story. Overall, this book is kindle melting, panty soaking HOT with an incredible storyline and characters to die for! I 1Clicked it! Will you?
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
nancy doxie1lover
Meh. Sex was hot, but Meh to the story. Not a 4.99 read. I finished because I just kept hoping it would get better. It didn't. So many well written BDSM love stories with strong and more realistic character development must be out there. I was hoping to find another author to be eagerly awaiting the next publication. This one was not it. Oh Annabel Joseph has a new book out..YAY.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sss phung
The story line was very different and the instant chemistry between Gia and Ivan clearly was HOT... I loved how Gia was submissive yet still first...I read the preview from Peppermint Passion and had to buy the book because the preview had me hooked after 2 pages..... this book had substance as well as HOT sex....it's a great read.....can't wait to read the next book...
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beth barnett
The story was good, and the sex was hot, but there was just too much sex, on nearly every page, and it got kind of boring after the first 20 or so times. Also, because the sex was so good, she was in love with him, and those parts kind of got sappy and unrealistic. But all in all, I did like the book way better than most romance type novels, and would recommend it to others.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
...you get character's acting stupid. At least to this reader. Gia was all over the place. Gone was the woman we met at the start of the book, and suddenly this bratty, impulsive child emerged.

I found no real maturity in her character. It was as if she had no self-reflective abilities. So, I skimmed the book, stopping in several places to see if she grew, changed, something, but no. Even at the end, Uncle Petrov had to come to the rescue because of how she over-reacted.

Then there was the bad editing. When we first meet Ivan he had a scar that ran from his hairline and bisected his lips. (No sight of that on the cover.) Then, page 63, Nico has the scar through his lips, no more mention of Ivan's scars.

This was not an isolated incident. Misused words, missing words, and badly constructed sentences riddles this story.

Horrible editing.

Hopefully Ms. Mayburn has better books out there because this one? Yeah, no.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
it wasn't too bad of a read. I found myself guessing as to whether her abduction was real or fake...kept the pages turning to say the least. I felt the ending was sudden but then looked back and thought thank goodness the author didn't drag it out...
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
This book is so good. No whiny h or simple Dom here. Both were strong and sweet when called for. Ivan was all that and more. Very take charge man. The way he afforded His had her thrown off her game. A definite recommended read.
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joe oxley
This story is well written. The characters and dialogue are believable. The plot of selling one's body to make charitable donation, multiple sex partners (male & female) fulfilling her fantasies and being ballisticly wealthy was a stretch.
I am interested in reading more from this author.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
paige curran
This kind of reminded me very much of a book by Red Phoenix. It was pretty good, but to tell the truth I haven't finished it yet! Sad but true. I got a little bored with the plot. The three stars are because what I read of the sex was really good!
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
I cannot believe how many stars other people rated this book. I found it to be insanely repetitive and written with little imagination. The beginning of the book felt like it should have been chapter 3 or 4 and not the first chapter. The other focused strictly on her idea of erotica and not on the characters or a story line about the characters. I have read many a book of this same still where the story was about the characters and not about the "scene." I don't know about you but I don't think I could put my full trust into a large powerful man within less than 2 weeks. Every scene was the same. And when the author tried to get dicey with her scene she was not clear on what was happening and then went back to her standard very quickly. Ivan's Captive Submissive had potential. The author just didn't know how to build on it.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
This was a pretty good love story. I think Ivan was way too slow on the uptake in the beginning. Gia was terrified, no one is that good an actress. once that was cleared up, it was your typical billionaire / every girl story. Lots of hot sex. HEA
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Ivan’s Captive Submissive” is an intriguing and delightful story and also my first read by Ann Mayburn . With the very addictive and awesome build up , you can 't go wrong if you 're in for a steamy BDSM read !
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
ana dias
I have a copy of the audiobook as well as the ebook. The reason this is important is that I love audiobooks. I listen to most of my books by my Kindle text to speech. I had a really hard time getting into this book due to the Narrator. I said something to one of my bloggers and she said she had to quit reading this book because of the Narrator. Well I kept on listening and I finally got into this book. But, the Narrator is a very important person reading the book to you. Neither my blogger nor myself liked listening to this book. However, I did like this book and will definitely read more from this author. I just don’t think I will do an audiobook from her again.

Now if you want a sexy book and love BDSM then I think you will love this book.

This book was not an ARC it was a book that was recommended from one of the groups I belong to on Facebook. I am going to give this book 4 stars and would have loved to have given it more but, I had a hard time getting into this book because of the Narrator.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
matthew reilly
This is book one in the "Submissive’s Wish" series. This is the first book I have read from Ann Mayburn but it won't be my last. This was a really good book in story line, length (about 366 pages) and characters. This was not a rush to get to their love scene also it showed both couples thoughts and feelings.
Gia Lopez has signed herself up for a charity auction for Dom/submissive time with whoever 'buys' her for the week. This is the first time she has every done this auction and is a little scared but wants to give it a try.. and it is for a good cause. Ivan who is a Russian Dom wins her at the auction. Ivan know when he first sees her that she is something different and brings feels forward he has never had. Gia at first too is quickly drawn to Ivan but thinks at first he is not the one she is to be with for the week. So she tries fighting her feelings and her thoughts. Gia has had a hard life of disappointments by men and she saw how her mother took being in love and has sworn never to love a man. But once her feelings start to take over for Ivan she is finding it hard to fight them but fight them she will. Ivan too has never felt this way but he knows that she is something special and doesn't plan on letter her go. This starts their great love story!
This was a ARC for a Honest Review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Gia is new to the BDSM scene but she has been trained as a sub by a married couple. Gia enters into a charity auction where ninety percent goes to the subs charity and ten percent to the sub. Gia’s charity is the animal shelter she works for. She will stay with the winning Dom for one week. Also Gia’s fantasies are included so the Dom knows. Gia’s fantasy is to be kidnapped. Ivan is a representative for European BDSM. he is former Russian military and very rich. He is also into role playing. Ivan wins Gia and wants to fulfill her fantasy so Ivans portrays himself as Gia’s master’s bodyguard then he takes her. Gia believes she has Stockholm Syndrome but her body says different. ivan is normally a player but the chemistry between him and Gia is off the charts.
This is a well written story and plot. However I don’t like to read about man on man or woman on woman sex or manage so I did skim over those sex scenes. Characters were really good especially Gia and Ivan. I did feel their relationship is a little rushed toward the end. Anyway I do recommend.
I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
nanette bernella
This book was not what I expected. It was so much better. It was a true love story in the BDSM storyline and was an actual book length not a couple chapters. It was well written although it could have had better editing. It's the story of Gia, a young woman who has been a submissive for 2-3 years and has never achieved subspace. She has been well trained but has never felt truly satisfied. She is an architect by profession and has decided to take a week of vacation and participate in the submissives' charity auction where the submissives are auctioned off to the highest bidder for a week with the winning Dom. Gia has never done anything like this and is very nervous. As part of their application process each sub has listed their fantasies so the Doms can fulfill them (or not). When it is Gia's turn (they are blindfolded and have earplugs in until they arrive on stage) she is standing on stage praying that she will have someone bid on her (not everyone is). The bidding begins and finally ends at 450,000, an unheard of amount. Gia is stunned. The money goes to the sub's charity of choice and they get 10% of it. Gia is led off stage and is met by a huge, handsome man with a Russian accent who appears to be the Dom's bodyguard. He leads her to a waiting limousine and another large but older man who appears to be the bidder. She likes the bodyguard and seems to have a connection to her, but is intimidated by the Dom. They exchange few words on the drive and then they are stopped on the road and the bodyguard, Ivan, (who has been arguing in Russian with the Dom) grabs her and gets out while another stops the Dom at gunpoint. He takes her to waiting helicopter and tells her she is being kidnapped and will be released when the Dom pays a ransom. The story really takes off from this point and while the reader is given to understand that this is one of the fantasies Gia has written on her app, she doesn't seem to understand that. She believes she is really being kidnapped. This story is erotic and hot, but actually has substance beyond the BDSM and sex.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by Knotty Kitty

5 out of 5 Licks

Ooohhh my Ivan!! That is how I think of this book! Just the cover alone had me in the palm of his hand, and then I opened that sucker! And BAM I am lost in the book, and can’t get out till I’m done!! Once again Ann Mayburn has given us an alpha male that grabs onto you and doesn’t let you go until way past the end. Just to write this review I have to let myself just live kind of live with the story in my head for a little while.

Gia Lopez is finally ready to really submit. She signs up for the Submissive’s Wish Charity Auction, and to be honest is kind of scared s***less now. She filled out her paperwork for the auction after a bit of wine, so she was a little more truthful than she probably would have normally been. But she is truly ready for the next week of her life to be quite a life changer. What she doesn’t expect is the oh so incredibly sexy Russian Dom who will do anything to make each and every one of her fantasies come to life. Including staging a kidnaping that for a bit she thinks is real, but even as she thinks she is truly kidnapped there is something that draws her to Ivan. There is a part of her that wants him to keep her, but she fights that feeling tooth and nail.

The more time Ivan spends with the feisty Gia, the more he wants to keep her long past the week he has won her for. Used of having his way Ivan sets a plan in motion to have Gia be his, but can he convince his stubborn submissive that he not only wants her long term, but that his feelings are real?

In my little corner of the world Ivan is the ultimate Dom! He has that sensitive core that he doesn’t show easily, but when it comes out with the right submissive LAWD is that hot as hell!! There is so much greatness about this book that it would be easy to spoil it for y’all, so I’m just going to say read it!! You will not be disappointed you did! I can’t wait till I can get my hands on book two Dimitri’s story!!!!! :)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Gia Lopez wants to shake up her life and live out every fantasy she has ever had.....and she gets to give charity all at the same time! That's a win win situation right? WRONG!

So what's a girl to do when all of her fantasies are given to her on a silver platter...including her kidnapping fantasy..but she doesn't know that its fake... because she thinks it's 100% real? Read and find out!

I received this book as an ARC from Net Galley for my honest review

I thought this was a really good book. I found the dynamics between Gia and Ivan very interesting. He is the kind of man that everyone wants and is dying to be around but Gia never just gave into everything he wanted.

Ann Mayburn created this world of dominance and submission and then showed the reader that just because you submit it does not make you weak.

Overall this book was pretty good selling for 3.99, that is 100% hot, with strong emotions and a lot of romance. Nothing like a cold night with a hot steamy romance!
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
ARC received for review

I was prepared to give this one five stars from the description. It has BDSM, a kidnapping fantasy, and a sexy Russian Dom. The story started off great with a "kidnapping" and lots of hot play time and tons of sex. Then about 60% I was thinking this was going to be a cliffy, but not there's a rushed ending and no epilogue. There were so many typos, missing words, and sentences that didn't make sense. Plus there were sequencing problems...she has in a gag and he was holding her hands down above her head, then she bits her lip and scratches his back.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
devin bruce
Rating: B+ -- Liked It A Lot
Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking About
Review copy provided by author

Gia, a trained submissive, hopes to find a true Master to fulfill her sexual and emotional needs, so she offers herself at a charity auction where she will be "given" to a Master for one week. Ivan is immediately taken with Gia and wins her at the auction. With the hopes of fulfilling one of Gia’s fantasies, he comes to her as her new Master’s bodyguard, and then follows through on an elaborate kidnapping scheme. While he thinks he’s making Gia’s abduction fantasy come true, Gia mistakenly thinks she’s truly been kidnapped, yet she is completely attracted to Ivan.

Ivan’s Captive Submissive is an entertaining and enjoyable ride into the emotional and sexual world of a Master/submissive (M/s) relationship. The story revolves around meeting Gia’s sexual desires and needs, and there is a LOT of sex in the book. At times the sex is sensual and loving, while at others it is hardcore and needy, but at all times it is about the M/s relationship. If you are someone who is uncomfortable with sex that may push boundaries, then this story is not for you. And while there are a lot of sexual scenes in the book, they are all part of the greater story and help define and build Ivan and Gia’s relationship.

While a “forced” or "consent/non-consent" fantasy does not appeal to me, I was okay with what was happening because I knew it was all a ruse. It was fun knowing, via Ivan’s POV, that he truly believes Gia is aware of the role-playing. I enjoyed the M/s play and growing relationship between Gia and Ivan, but the fact that she is so conflicted and thinks something is wrong with her needs and desires, made it hard to enjoy completely. It was difficult to read the gritty emotions of Gia who felt so messed up because of her situation. I like how Ms. Mayburn allowed the storyline to play out, but didn’t drag it on and on.

At times the sex scenes read a bit like a “how to” manual as Ivan taught Gia more about her desires and fueled her submission. When this happened, it tended to take me out of the emotional side of the story and caused a bit of disconnect with the characters. With that said, these situations tended to give way to touching emotional scenes. In the end, as the relationship solidified, I found my emotional attachment to the pair cemented.

One thing that did bother me is Gia’s immaturity. While I was completely head-over-heals for Ivan, it took time for me to enjoy Gia’s character. I understand that most of what was going on was new for Gia, but as a trained submissive and a strong woman, I felt she flew off the handle and made a couple of rather rash decisions. She was also distrustful of Ivan's words, making me frustrated. I think it’s because the reader is privy to Ivan's POV, giving knowledge of his sincerity and true nature.

But with all that said, Ivan’s Captive Submissive is a love story, and I do like how the couple had to work for their relationship. The story hit a number of emotional buttons for both individuals, and watching them work through each one made the end result all the more satisfying.

In the end, I truly enjoyed all of the aspects of Ivan’s Captive Submissive. This book is about sex: naughty, kinky sex. Make no mistakes. But it’s also about exploring the emotions that surround the intimacy of sex and a Master/submissive relationship. And finally, the story is about falling in love. The combination of these different aspects come together to create an entertaining and erotic tale. 
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
“You will cooperate and be a good girl, or I will make you hurt.”

This story is for readers who enjoy dominant, foreign men. In this case, a Russian Dom who is super possessive and likes to push his submissive’s boundaries. Fantasy fulfillment. And a taste of dub con (dubious consent), just a taste of it for those who want get their toes wet in the dub con genre. It’s not over the top and is not likely to push any trigger buttons, yet has some super hotness moments.

The BDSM and sex in this book are hot and plenty. So, if you’re looking for some smexy, perverted fun, then you’ll definitely get that here.

“His total attention was on her and it felt like a caress as warm as the sun coming through the windows of the plane.”

For me, being a huge dub con & non con enthusiast, this story was a bit too civilized. I wanted more of a chase and conquest with some reluctance in the middle. More tension. I mean, there’s “captive” in the title. I wanted more of that.

The Russian part was something I was really looking forward to, because, duh, Mother Russia and all that. But there is a downside to having an intimate knowledge of something – encountering it in a fictional setting can rip the reader right out of the story if it doesn’t feel authentic. Kind of like a lawyer reading about court proceedings and screaming, “NO, that is NOT how that works,” at their e-reader/book, etc. I had a moment like that and I don’t think I ever truly recovered. But I don’t think that anyone who isn’t Russian would notice or care, so this is purely a personal experience. And I should mention that, aside from that one blooper, the Russian culture was depicted pretty accurately.

Favorite Quote: “She craved his touch more than she craved cheesecake, and that was saying something.”

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys BDSM romance with lots of sex…

If you'd like to see my bastardization of Green Eggs and Ham, then go here: [...]
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
This story was an interesting twist to the BDSM books out there on the market. The heroine is auctioned off for charity for a week of fulfilling her fantasy. She doesn't realize that she is getting her darkest fantasy of being kidnapped and dominated. The hero believes that she is just acting and knows it is fake, but she doesn't. When the truth comes out, it gets even better. The week ends, but neither is ready for it to end, so she goes with him for another week to Moscow. Both are oblivious to the other's feelings. They soon realize they are in love with one another and make compromises to be together. They get their HEA and are both happy. Seeing how it was all going to turn out, kept me involved in the story. This was a good BDSM involved love story. There was lots of steamy sex scenes involved as well. This story was different then others I have read. I look forward to reading more books in this series.
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher for an honest review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
All I can say is holy grail this is good. I couldn't put it down. The sex scenes are panty melting. I love how it was her fantasy to get kidnapped and didn't know that when it was happening it was what she asked for. To have the kind of chemistry these two have it once in a lifetime. Wonderful book and I'm glad I found it. Can't wait to see if the others in the series are just as good. Highly recommend you read this if you love a great BDSM story. Ann please keep writing you are wonderful. Thank you
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
julia t
I loved this book I seriously did! I loved Ivan, I kept thinking I want him as my man, "the warmth of his breath bathed her ear as he whispered, "don't worry, beautiful girl. In addition to being an opportunistic extortionist, I'm also a Dominant." I mean he is like possessive, "if anyone touches you beyond eating your sweet cu** while I watch and with my permission, I will kill them for daring touch what is mine." I mean it's apparent that Gia feels safe with Ivan, and Ivan will do anything to keep her safe, "she snuggled closer against him, her brow drawn down in distress as something troubled her in her sleep. He leaned closer and placed his lips against her smooth forehead. "Shhh, easy moya sladkaya." He gives the sweetest compliments, "he made a pleased sound and brushed his knuckles down the side of her throat. "You are exquisite. Beyond compare. I am so very proud to have you as my woman tonight." I mean he is so protective it made my panties wet, "what are you talking about? Has someone offended you? Tell me who it is and I will deal with them immediately." The protective growl in his voice and change in his stance from relaxed to ready to fight made her swallow." I can't wait to see what else this author can bring to the table.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
stephen smith
Overall a pretty good book, with tons of HOT, steamy sex scenes. The book was long....much longer than I think it really needed to be given the overall story line. There are A LOT of sex scenes, as in at least one per chapter sometimes more. That said, the book did have an actual plot and wasn't just focused on sex (although that was a large portion of the plot seeing how they met).

After a week together Ivan and Gia begin developing very strong feelings for one another and this becomes the plot for the story. Gia fights her feelings, convincing herself that it's impossible to feel so strongly for someone who she has known for so little time.

** ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review **
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
This wasn't a bad book. I like Ms. Mayburn's BDSM books overall and the premise was good. I just was left a little cold by the early part of the book where it was NOT clear to Gia that the kidnapping was part of her fantasy. Yes, she'd included it on her dream list of desires, but I found it really awful that it was not made very clear from the get-go that it was just that, a fantasy. So that definitely tainted the rest of the book for me.

It wasn't bad and the sex...wowser. Just with such a bad beginning, it had a lot to overcome.

Ms. Mayburn is awesome and I'll continue to read her books from time to time. This just won't be one of them, I suspect.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is my first book by this author. A reading buddy recommended in one of the forums that we read this series. Imagine my surprise when I find out that I have books 1 and 2 on my kindle unread. I decided I would check this series out.

This is Ivan and Gia's story. Well what a pleasant surprise. Just like the couple made a connection with each I made a connection with them. Gia's looking for a Dom and she finds one in Ivan. I liked that apart from one big misunderstanding they were honest and open in their relationship and told each other their true feelings. You could feel the love coming through this story.

I really enjoyed it and I would highly recommend this book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
molly panzer
When Gia Lopez drinks a little too much wine one night and fills out the questionnaire honestly asking what her fantasies are she never expects them to be read on stage. She is horrified when it happens and her fantasies are revealed.

She is purchased by an unseen man she has no idea what to expect.

Ivan is a dominate in all aspects of his life. He never makes excuses for how he acts or what he expects until now. He's never been challenged and submitted to by the same person. It has his head spinning.

This really was a great read. I flew through it pretty quickly trying to figure out the ending. If you like D/s books with a sexy alpha male add this one to the "want to read" shelf! Can't wait for the sexy dark Dimitri!

*Wicked Reads Review Team*
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
nicole kessler
I'll be the first to admit that BDSM wasn't exactly my go to for erotica reads. I always preferred sweet menage stories...then I read an Ann Mayburn book. Nobody does a scene like she does. If you already like BDSM then you'll love this book. If you've never read or haven't cared for BDSM before, I urge you to give this book a shot. It's SO worth the read.

Gia and Ivan are living and breathing characters. No cardboard here and no doormat, either. Just because Gia is submissive doesn't mean that she's a pushover. This Russian Dom has met his match...and what a delicious and scorching hot couple they make.

I can't wait for the next book in the Submissive's Wish series.
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eric manthey
Sexy Ivan and his Russian accent-to die for! This book was excellent! The kind you don't put down til you're done. A steamy, well-written BDSM with a Russian twist! I read using the kindle app on my phone but my battery was dying. Had to read with the short charging cord plugged in because this book was SO GOOD! Read with my neck turned 30° the whole time thanks to the short cord! Neck is killing me but Ivan was so worth it!
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If you are familiar with Ann Mayburn's writing, you already know she writes very addictive stories that have a sweetness to them, yet still manage to come close to melting your ereader because they have such heat in them. This book is no exception. Ivan is super hot with this romantic side that makes this story. While there were times I wanted to reach through the book and smack him, his heart was always in the right place and you can not help but like him. I loved watching the connection grow between Gia and Ivan and between Gia and some of the secondary characters. I really hope that Ann will tell some of their stories in the future.
While this story is not for everyone (read the content warning), if you like super hot romances with some kink, this is definitely worth checking out. I recommend not starting this if you only have 15 minutes before you need to be somewhere because you will not want to put it down and you will most likely be late.
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Interesting and hot! The book kept your blood boiling and your heart racing. Ivan's Captive Submissive, the first in the Submissive's Wish Series, starts with Gia selling herself as a submissive in a charity auction. However what happens next is no less than exciting. Her plunge into the BDSM world is a whirlwind of passion and tantalizing to the senses, making you want to go back for more. This is a good sized book filled with hot, sexy exchanges and powerful, dynamic characters.

If I had to put a down side to the story, I would say that maybe there was too much sex. It is a BDSM erotica, but I felt at times it overshadowed the character's actual relationship. However, all of the scenes were sexy and true to what I have seen in the BDSM world. I will and have recommended this book to friends who enjoy sexy reads and the BDSM lifestyle.
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Ivan purchases sub, Mia, at a charity auction. After he sees her, he determines to make her fantasies come true in the week they have together. Hot, steamy, chaos ensues. There is plenty of excitement, character development, and kink.
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laura cline
This is one hot as hell tale of a Russian Dom and the woman he bought at a submissive auction. Gia has signed u for a week at her new Master's hands, but she is in for an life changing emotional roller coaster. Becase Ivan is not easily kepted at arms lenght, and sometimes its hard to protect your heart no matter how hard you try.

I can't recommend this book enough!! Read it with ice watdr, a fan, and a good toy/man close by!!! LAWD THE HOTNESS !!!
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david lowe
Gia is fairly new to the submissive world and is still learning when she signs up for the Submissive’s Wish Charity Auction. Ivan is a Russian Dom who will go to any length to see Gia’s fantasies come true. So when he kidnaps her, she truly believes it. I really enjoyed the story, the chemistry between Ivan and Gia is hot. The sex is off the charts steamy. One hot read!
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wendy j
4.5 stars
Ivan is one sexy Russian Dom! I liked how the author explained his demeanor in certain places because I am culturally unfamiliar with people from Russia, so I appreciated it.
Gia is still learning who she is somewhat, but takes a big risk.
I enjoyed watching their relationship develop. And, it was HOT!!! I mean, like need a cold shower every other page, HOT! ;D
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dr m
I really don't know where to begin with this one. If this book doesn't end up on several bestseller lists on release day, I'm going to be seriously disappointed. If you want dirty, filthy, and romantic, this book is all of those rolled up into one.

Who doesn't want a rich, foreign Dom, with a deep Russian accent?

The characters were interesting, and in Ms. Mayburn's style of writing, your brought into their world with ease and comfort, until your ass lifts off the: couch, chair, or bench after Ms. Lopez gets her ass walloped. My only boo moment was not having the chest hair on the cover that Ivan is reported to have in the book. The cover is nice, but I'm one of those girls who likes to have the cover match.

All in all, the story was paced quickly, but done in a way you're looking forward to the next surprise.
I can't wait for the next book in this series, so be sure to add this one to your calendar. November 19th isn't all that far away, and you'll want to pick this one up immediately.

I rated this book a 5/5 on Goodreads. Happy reading y'all!
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rosa maria
This book will burn you with it's hotness! Seriously - Ann Mayburn has created a fascinating world of the Russian Mafia and D/s that will have you panting in a heartbeat. I am so excited to see where this series goes - I'm pretty sure it is going to be EPIC!
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ember kae
Joining the auction for a good cause, Gia's got no idea of what to expect. Certainly not this big hunk of a man, scar in his face and a voice that commands her.
Ivan is visiting the US with fellow russian Doms and submissives, when his eyes fasten on Gia. He wants her, but will she give in to passion?
Smutty fluff, BDSM and a whirlwind affair taking you to Russia.
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alexander barbosa
Anyone familiar with Ann Mayburn's writing knows that this lady knows how to tell one very sexy, hot, romantic story. Well, Ann has done it again, this time using the theme of the capture/kidnap fantasy.

I admit it. I'm in total lust with Ivan. While reading this, I kept thinking Pavel Chekhov's accent in a Barry White voice. And the cover photo is spot on.

The book is worth every penny for a great escape. Fair warning, though: Don't plan anything else after you start reading because you will not want to put the book down until you finish the last page.
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dusty crabtree
It was an ok book; not one I'd buy or read again. Some words/sentences were wrong and needs another look for correcting those errors. It was a nice story, just hard to believe and the girl was kind of stupid and needy
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jo angwin
Anyone who enjoys a strong ALPHA male character paired with a strong female who wants a man who can take control of her (and no it doesn't make you weak to be taken care of),will love this book. I couldn't put it down till the last page. It was well written and thought out. Too many have HOT sex scenes but very little plot between. But this has it all!!! I just wish Ms. Mayburn had made it a series!!!
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I am hopelessly in love with Ann Mayburns books, I just wanna crawl inside her head and live with all her yummy alpha males and their feisty destiny. I mean, how can you not love a millionaire alpha dom and a sub who is by no means a push-over? As always Ann Mayburn can write a hot scene, so keep a fan, ice and hubby nearby.
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jamie gavitt
I will admit that BDSM has not been the type of book I usually read. BUT.... OMG this book is amazing and so hard to put down. Ann Mayburn grabs your attention from the start and you become a slave to the book. When I had to put it down it was all I could think about and could not wait until I got back to finish it. I will be reading the whole Series for sure. Great Job Ann
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maureen kunz
I absolutely loved this book. I loved Ivan and Gia characters they really brought this book to life. Lots of yummy sexy hot scenes but also a beautiful story about love. This author has nailed this book. loved it.
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alicia fuller
This so far was my favorite book. I loved Ivan he was strong, typical alpha male. I loved how he showed a side of himself which i thought was awesome. Can not wait for what is next.

Wicked Reads Review Team
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jim harden
Another Dominant guy with questionable methods... Wasn't a fan of this. It's understood that there were miscommunications in the fantasy department, but the execution of the fantasy didn't really sit well with me.

I see the idea of consensual nonconsent seems to have a place in both the "Bondmates" and "Submissive's Wish" series, but something about Russian Mafia types keeping a woman hostage steps rather close for my comfort.
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I love Ann Mayburn's books!! OMG!! Ivan is a Alpha male and who doesn't want one? I do love the Edo De Angelis that sexy voice is panty melting. You all also have to read her Iron Horse MC books!! Andy Ross his voice is sexy and panty melting too.
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annette williams
I was surprised how closely this book followed the story line of Rytsar and Brie in "Brie Lives Her Fantasy" of Brie Learns the Art of Submission by Red Phoenix.

New sub, auction, fantasy written to be lived out by winning Dom, capture fantasy, with a demanding but big-hearted Russian Dom.

Truly, if you enjoy Ivan you will love Rytsar Durov. <3
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