New Release + Review: Punish by Olivia Ryann

Title: Punish
Series: Protect #2
Author: Olivia Ryann
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: January 22, 2019
Stolen and abducted… yet in the same stroke, saved.
On one hand, I escaped certain death at the hands of people
who have already hurt me.
On the other, now I’m trapped with him.
The rival of my abuser, who is every bit as terrifying. Dark
and sinfully handsome, he wants me.
He wants me to turn my back on the religion that has raised
He wants me to spread my legs for him and him alone.
He wants to punish me. He wants to teach me to like his
Or else he’ll kill my little sister and turn me over to the
men who controlled me before.
Either way, I will have to make sacrifices. Sacrifices that
have lasting consequences.
I walk on the knife’s edge between falling prey again and
completely losing myself.
And if I’m not careful, I may end up worse than dead…

THREE 🎩🎩🎩 hats from Heather

You MUST read Provoke before you even read Punish. I was given the chance to read an advanced readers copy for an honest review.

This storyline has so much potential, sadly for me it just is not one that I will continue with. I guess when I decided to read this and it says a dark mafia read I expect to read a story that includes some kind of mafia. Now don’t get me wrong this is a dark read with some of the things that the characters have been through especially the heroine.

Dryas is dark and mysterious and is very up front about who he is and what he wants. He is still very angry by the death of his first love and is determined to get revenge on those he holds responsible. He sets out to do just that where Rue is concerned. Rue finds out in Provoke she is to marry Prince Henrick. She overhears something she isn’t supposed to and decides she is going to try and save herself.

The complexity of the characters is really well written. You have a dark, broody, black knight in shinning armor who does have issues all wrapped up in a tiny bow. Then you have a sweet young naïve woman who has been raised by the church to believe she is unworthy. You bring the two of them together and they go together like oil and water. Will they be able to coexist or will their inner turmoil keep them apart?

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His lips brush my ear, his teeth touching the cartilage. Not
biting, but just so close. “You will scream my name and beg me for my cock. You
will fall from grace. Not only that, you’ll luxuriate in living with me, in the
Then he kisses my neck, his firm lips finding my pulse
point. He sucks at the skin, forcing his body against mine. He is so rough,
surely he will leave a mark.
 And I’m frozen, unable to move.
Thinking, not again. I can’t take it if another man does
what Father Derrik does to me. I confessed because it’s what Father Derrik said
that God wanted from me…
But where is God now?
Nowhere to be found, especially not within Dryas. 
Dryas lets me go all the sudden. I’m forced to catch myself
as I stumble a bit, righting my balance. I look at Dryas, my expression
“You shouldn’t do that.”
He grins. “What? I shouldn’t make you fall in love with me?”
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Author Bio
Olivia Ryann is the dark romance pen name of Wall Street
Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Top 20 Bestseller Vivian Wood. She loves poetic
phrases and bits of melodic memories. She adores dominant, hard men and soft,
fragile women with backbones made of steel. She wants to put them together as
often as possible, in unconventional ways.
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