Control (Shamed #1)

Control (Shamed #1)

Laura Marie Altom?s heart-stirring new romance will have you believing in the power of love?and passion?to heal even the most wounded souls. Never again. Fleeing her hometown to escape an abusive marriage, Ella Patton swears she has surrendered to a man for the last time. But while living under a new name, she meets a kind, handsome stranger who seems different?and will be Laura Marie Altom?s heart-stirring new romance will have you believing in the power of love?and passion?...

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Title:Control (Shamed #1)
Author:Laura Marie Altom
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B00J6YBOM4
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:286 pages pages

Control (Shamed #1) Reviews

  • Duchess Nicole
    Aug 01, 2014
    DEAR BOOK: It's not you, it's me. No, really! I think I'd have loved this book two years ago. Heck, maybe even one year ago. I find myself losing interest in the characters because they feel too familiar. I initially wanted to read this because I like the whole damsel in distres...
  • Jessica
    Jul 28, 2014
    There are books that you read & when you're finished reading them you move on and think "I really enjoyed that book"and you move onto the next book. Then once and a while a book comes along that consumes you & when you're finished reading you think to yourself "Wow, what just h...
  • HeatherTX
    Jul 26, 2014
    2.5 stars I didn't love it nor did I hate it. From the very beginning the story felt as if it were going 0 to 60 in 3 seconds then all of sudden let's slam on the damn brakes. I was never really able to make a connection to the characters like I have with other reads. It wasn't unti...
  • Cassandra
    Jul 28, 2014
    ARC kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Let me first start by saying that the plot of this story was great and I found the writing to be quite fantastic! It's the ultimate battle for a man that needs to have control over every aspect of h...
  • Jennifer
    Jul 25, 2014
    Recevied an ARC from NetGalley for review If you like Tracy Wolff's books, you will like this one too. Liam really reminded me of Ethan Frost. Ella/Julie has a serious messed up ex. Don't even get me started on her BFF. I was at about 70% and thought, I bet this is gonna be a cliffh...
  • Kim
    Sep 06, 2014
    From the first word, Control had me captivated. Laura Marie Altom weaves words together like the threads of a fine tapestry. Julie aka..Ella (btw, I love the name Ella) is stuck in a no where town, working a no where job, just living and surviving every day. Exactly how she wants it. ...
  • Linda
    Sep 14, 2014
    Arc graciously provided by Loveswept via Netgalley for an honest review . "Control", is aptly named since both lead characters Liam Stone and Ella Patton both need to be and feel they are In control . Ella needs to feel control because she recently left an abusive husband and has...
  • djdavis~*Sivad*Sex Pocket
    Sep 14, 2014
    Read more of this review and others @ www.thebookwranglers.com This book was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Genre: Contemporary Romance Published: Random House Publishing Group- Loveswept Heat: Warm Rating: **** 4.5 out of 5 Two shadowed souls f...
  • Laura Drewry
    Sep 09, 2014
    Ella and Liam are both lost souls who, separately, are looking to control everything in their own lives. Liam has all the money in the world but no matter how much he throws at her, Ella knows it won't solve her problem. She needs a man she can trust, not someone who disappears with...
  • Christy
    Jul 25, 2014
    I received this ARC from Net Galley for an honest review. Warning, this is not a stand alone novel. The next book doesn't come out until December 2014. Normally I would state these things at the end of the review but in this case I was really left out on a ledge thinking, "oh goody! th...
  • Jessica Alcazar
    Jul 30, 2014
    ok, so 'Control' is a VERY apt name for this book. and FYI ..... I know you can't tell from the title or the blurb, but the story of Ella and Liam does not really end here .... so, to be continued LOL Anywhooooo, let's talk a little about THIS book. You know the phrase....HEY! It coul...
  • Kelly
    Aug 01, 2014
    Oh, that was bad. So bad, in fact, that I'm not even sure where to start. I have no idea why I kept reading the book, except that it was a train wreck: I simply could not look away. Bottom line: I didn't buy this as any kind of romance novel (and it's not really erotica, either). In...
  • Christine
    Aug 02, 2014
    I am not sure where to start with how I felt about this book. There were so many things that felt awkward and out of place. I rarely rate books so low but there was a lot that felt wrong for a a contemporary romance. First I could not understand why Liam wanted Julie/Ella so badly....
  • Bette Hansen
    Aug 24, 2014
    WOW! I truly enjoyed this book! It is filled with dark pasts and buried secrets that keep you turning the pages as quickly as possible. When Ella and Liam meet the attraction is immediate but fear keeps Ella from giving in to it. Her need to have control of her life warns her that Liam...
  • Jen
    Sep 10, 2014
    I liked this story because the plot was different than others of this genre. What I thought would be your typical broken-girl-meets-broken-boy story was anything but! This was also the first book where I found I both hated and liked the male lead, in this case Liam. His intentions were...
  • Sportochick
    Aug 06, 2014
    Laura Marie Altom does a stellar job in this book of showing how two people struggle one for control, another with giving control over to another and why. This is a book that portrays hope for a better life and hope that someday Ella would be normal and loved for who she is in spit...
  • Claire Robinson
    Sep 05, 2014
    DNF - I tried I really did. I am not going to write a massive essay about all the things I disliked about this book. I read to 50% in the hope it would get better and that I would find some connection with the couple themselves on top of the fact that they read more like squabbl...
  • Linda ❤️ Sassy, Classy && a Little Bit of Nasty
    Sep 24, 2014
    Liam is a self-made apparent billionaire and Julie/Ella is an abused wife running from her husband. She's working at a Wal-Mart snack bar when she meets Liam. Ok. So I couldn't connect with this story. Their "romance" was ridiculous to me. I found myself laughing at the ludiocri...
  • Lyndy Ann ♫
    Aug 13, 2014
    3.5? I have mixed feelings about this. I loved the story the roller coaster ride of their relationship kept me gripped. I liked Julie/Ella she was a strong woman to have escaped the hell that was her marriage starting a new life as far away as she could from her past. Living under...
  • Bobbi
    Jul 27, 2014
    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* 4.5 stars!!! Loved this book! Laura Altom will have you turning these pages so fast, you'll finish the book before you know it! I love a book that makes my kindle wonder if it's gonna meet the wall a...
  • Melissa
    Jul 28, 2014
    *~* I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review *~* Great start..... I have to say that I was very intrigued with the first 50% of the book. I really enjoyed the build up of the characters and all their hang ups. For me I lost interest the last half of the book. For me...
  • Shannon Hines-clark
    Aug 28, 2014
    *ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Well, admittedly, I enjoyed this book far more than I thought was going to. It took me quite a few chapters to get into the story., However, once I did, I I found it hard to put the book down. This is the first book I ha...
  • Dawn Parker
    Aug 07, 2014
    W-O-W!!!!! What a cliff hanger! This read was amazing!! One of the bests I've read this year. Great combo of drama, hot/steamy, chemistry, comic relief and being able to get sucked in and feeling like your apart of the story. Couldn't put this book down!! Julia (Ella) is on the run ...
  • L.A. Miller
    Aug 22, 2014
    I was given an ARA in exchange for my honest opinion. It started out slow, dealing with Julie (aka Ella) and her mundane life working at a Wal-Mart snack bar. Enter Liam, the scruffy haired stranger who orders a hot dog. The writer?s initial description of him leaves much to be desir...
  • Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
    Jul 25, 2014
    Wow, this story really took me by surprise. I didn't expect it to be as good as it was. Liam Stone has demons that torment him. His father was an ex-marine who always mistreated his mother. His mother used to be a bright and lively woman but as his father would degrade his mother, s...
  • Virginia Martin
    Sep 19, 2014
    Ella Patton works at a local Walmart in a small town, far away from a loveless marriage and abusive husband. She lives one day at a time, though she feels half of her is dead, the half that knew how to love. Now there are only deep scars and a resolve not to let any man hurt her again....
  • Ashley
    Jul 27, 2014
    Disclaimer: I received this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. First and foremost, I really wanted to give this book a five star rating but didn't because I had such a hard time getting through the first several chapters. It wasn't until almost 20% that Liam and El...
  • Talk Books To Me
    Sep 13, 2014
    Karia?s thoughts? Mmmmm?somewhere between and 3 and a 4?kind of like going to bed with a 10 and waking up with a 4? Why? I read this whole thing last night and I was perplexed about my emotions or lack thereof for most of the characters. Normally, I would love the fun ...
  • Carissa
    Jul 25, 2014
    3 ' Heaven and Hell ' Stars Meet Liam Stone and Ella Patton. The Pretty Woman story with a twist. Liam is the self made dot-com billionaire, of Zoogle. A lifetime of hardships and hardwork has paid off and paved a successful business and with money anything is poss...
  • Book Excursions Book Reviews
    Sep 10, 2014
    Control by Laura Marie Altom ?Fill me, thrill me. Transform me into the woman I?m destined to become.? Julie Smith has assumed the identity of Ella Patton in order to escape her abusive past. She settles in Rose Springs, Arkansas and takes on a retail position. It is her...