Bedroom Bully [NOOK Book]

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Trista Russell, author of Going Broke and Dead Broke, turns up the heat in this erotic urban tale featuring a powerful attraction between a fugitive and the woman he is holding captive.

In this sizzling adventure from Trista Russell, danger, sex, and drama combine in an unforgettable story—for fans of such bestselling authors as Noire and...
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Overview


Trista Russell, author of Going Broke and Dead Broke, turns up the heat in this erotic urban tale featuring a powerful attraction between a fugitive and the woman he is holding captive.

In this sizzling adventure from Trista Russell, danger, sex, and drama combine in an unforgettable story—for fans of such bestselling authors as Noire and Vicky Stringer.

When Audra Lopez is sitting in her weekly after-work hangout watching the news, she never imagines that she would actually run into the man the reporters are calling the "Turnpike Cop Killer." But once Audra returns to her home, she finds Dean Casey is waiting there for her, with a gun in hand. Dean never expected to be in this situation. He considers himself a good, hardworking, and loving father. But from the moment he found out that his young daughter has been molested, he can’t seem to think straight and has made some very poor decisions. Now he’s on the run from the cops, holding Audra hostage, and still trying to find a way to save his daughter before things take a turn for the worse. And the undeniably strong attraction between Dean and Audra takes them on a journey they never could have expected.
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Russell (Dead Broke) walks a fine line between African American romantic suspense and pornography in this melodramatic tale of a misunderstood killer and the clueless woman who becomes his lover. "I don't think I could ever be raped," announces a horny female companion of the heroine, Audra Chandler, after a few drinks in a Miami, Fla., bar one night. "I enjoy dick entirely too much." Later, as Audra is about to enter her apartment, Dean Tyson, dubbed "the Turnpike Cop Killer" on the TV news, threatens her with a gun. Inside, Dean tells Audra he didn't mean to kill the two cops he shot earlier that day. Besides, he was angry at the time because he was trying to reach his seven-year-old daughter, Destiny LeAnn, who'd been molested by the girl's mother's pederast boyfriend. Torrid sex ensues. Is it a case of the Stockholm syndrome or just pure craziness that causes Audra to fall for Dean? Warning: this slick erotic thriller may offend women who have been victims of sexual assault.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439164198
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 608,067
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Trista Russell
lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her husband, and she is the author of Dead Broke, Fly on the Wall, and Chocolate Covered Forbidden Fruit.
Trista Russell was born in Miami, Florida. She is the author of Going Broke, Fly on the Wall, and Chocolate Covered Forbidden Fruit, and lives in Chicago with her husband and daughter. Visit her online at TristaRussell.com and EbonyAuthors.com.
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Journal Entry:
Audra

All the local drunken regulars were at the local bar watching a search for a maniac when Kayla shouted out, "I don't think I could ever be raped. I enjoy dick entirely too much." She took everyone's attention away from the television.

"I think everyone heard you," Jackie, her seemingly shy friend said while nudging her.

"I don't care. None of these cheap bastards bought my drinks" -- she got even louder -- "and they never do, so I don't have to act like a lady for anyone in here."

"Yeah, but you never know who's listening," Jackie said, "and hearing you say something like that about sex could plant a bad seed in one of their sick minds."

"So what? I haven't had any in a while," Kayla said and pointed at a man across the bar. "If I planted a seed in your mind, let me know, 'cause you can have it, baby." Everyone around the bar laughed.

I don't know if it was what I was drinking or the fact that I too was longing for sex, but I found myself pondering her statement about rape. I secretly agreed with her. I couldn't see someone having to force me to have sex. I love it. Unless it was the neighborhood crackhead. What puzzles me is how she made the connection between the news story and sex. She was a bona fide freak. We were all gathered at the bar with our eyes glued to the forty-two-inch plasma television watching a tragic story unfold in our backyards -- literally. Some new faces were at the bar because they couldn't get to their houses. The Miami-Dade police had all streets within a ten-mile radius of the crime shut down as they vigorously searched for the maniac who shot and killed two police officers at a routine traffic check. Florida's turnpike was shut down, and police were randomly searching cars entering or leaving the Cutler Bay area. It was a hot mess on a Friday night.

Regularly scheduled television programming had been preempted all day. People were told to stay indoors, and those who lived in the area where the crime occurred were told to stay with friends or family until the situation was completely under control. It was crazy. I left work at five, took the train and a bus to get to my car only to be stuck in traffic for two hours because of some asshole with a death wish. He had to be suicidal, because as soon as they showed his picture on the news, a black man, everybody knew that the police would make Swiss cheese out of him the first chance they got.

"I wonder if they would've done all of this if he shot just the average person," Kayla asked her friend. "Those bastards would be at Dunkin' Donuts." A few of us laughed at that thought. Her ranting was nothing new; she came in all the time. We all gathered at this local watering hole several times a week like Christians meeting for Bible study. She always drank screwdrivers and she was always at the bar on Fridays at six thirty-five. I know because I get there at six fifteen.

I don't know how Sammie's became the hot spot for drinkers. It could be that drinks were always two-for-one, and the characters who walked through the door couldn't be found anywhere else, not even on soap operas. Tonight, a dude we all call Dirty Harry, because he is a white guy who always wears a cowboy hat, was there. I can always count on Harry to be there. It's sad but refreshing to see a familiar face. I also like seeing Anthony, a good-looking brotha who is a manager at some local office. He was better looking before he started having sex with half the women who hung out at the bar. Now he got one of them pregnant. Crystal, the sloppy drunk, has given all the male bartenders head. She always made sure to do a good job, so she expected more than just the two-for-one deal, but she was always too drunk to notice that she was still paying full price.

As we all know, the spirit of alcohol temporarily delays good judgment, so people around the bar go home together all the time, and then, "lo and behold," things are never the same again. You'll see Jamal and Tamika chatting it up week after week, then all of a sudden she'd rather stand up if the only seat at the bar is next to him. That's the result of the two-for-one special and a lonely Friday night.

I have also gotten caught up. The men of Omega Psi Phi used to stop by after some of their frat meetings on the first Saturday of every month. At times, it would be only four or five of them and other times it would rain purple and gold everywhere. The eye candy was sweet, and they would behave like dawgs, barking and hopping.

However, there was one guy in particular who caught my eye. I had nicknamed him Mr. Suave. He was very charming and I would have to change my underwear every time I saw him walk through my door. It was orgasmic. His essence just reeked sex. His dark brown chocolate eyes would stare at me from across the bar and would tell me just what he wanted. I hoped to God that he knew he could have it.

One glorious night seven months ago, it all came to fruition when I left my cell phone on the bar and went to the restroom. I returned to my phone and noticed a text message: "What color panties are you wearing?" It was from a number I didn't recognize.

"You have the wrong person," I replied.

Another text came in: "I beg to differ, Ms. Low-Cut Pink Shirt."

I glanced around the restaurant and bar in search of someone who knew me. "Who is this?" I asked.

"Answer my question and I'll answer yours."

I already had four tequila sunrises and probably needed to take my butt home, but oh, no. I wrote back, "Black...lace...thong."

"You look delicious."

"LOL! C'mon, for real, who is this?" I asked playfully.

"One of the bartenders said that you call me Mr. Suave." Before I could pick my mouth up off the floor, another message came in: "Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Darryl."

I couldn't believe that we were talking...texting...or whatevering. "Hi, I'm Audra."

"Nice name, but I'd rather continue calling you what I've called you in my mind for weeks."

I couldn't even look up at him. I just stared at my phone. "What's that?" I typed.

"Sexy as hell," he wrote to me again. "May I call you that?"

"Sure." I blushed and finally glanced over at him. He was staring at me.

"May I join you?" he asked.

I could already feel my lower lips throbbing. "Yes, you may," I typed, fighting to be polite.

Darryl was six one or two, athletic build, dark chocolate, with striking and unique features and perfectly aligned pearly white teeth. He was handsome, smooth, and sexy. He was wearing khaki slacks, a beige shirt, and a speckled brown tie. I wondered how long I could wait before that tie was dangling in my face as he sweated on top of me.

He came over and sat next to me. We talked, and I blushed as the right corner of his upper lip curled when he smiled. I had a feeling we'd be lying naked somewhere together before midnight. Now, I don't make a habit of sleeping with strangers. But this guy had captivated my mind for weeks without ever speaking a single word to me, so I had to be honest with my body.

I didn't resist him that evening or any other evening since then. Darryl takes full control during sex. He doesn't "let" me do anything; he tells me what he wants me to do and I do it. I have these naughty fantasies of being forced, so he is perfect. He spanks me and likes me to call him Daddy. I love it! He roughs me up and puts it down hard-core like he is overdosing on Viagra pills.

Whenever we were done drinking, talking, and flirting, we were naked. As we spent time together outside of each other's bedrooms, he recognized a good woman in me. Darryl was 75 percent what I was looking for in a man. He was goodlooking, independent, employed, and educated, and we were sexually compatible. Problem? That other 25 percent. He had a girlfriend, a fear of commitment, was as selfish as a three-year-old with no siblings, and could express his feelings only when he was drunk. We've been together seven months now, and for the last five months he's been making up excuses for why he can't leave his girlfriend yet encouraging me to hold on. "It'll be just me and you soon enough. I'm working on it. Just let me do what I have to do, but don't leave me," he kept saying. The minute I found myself believing him I knew that I was playing myself.

It was now after eleven and the bar was crowded. Everybody seemed to be there except Darryl, who had promised he'd meet me for drinks. It seemed the more often we saw each other in private, the less I saw him at Sammie's, which told me that he was probably "relating" with some other chick who is normally in there. I sent him several messages throughout the night asking him to come over, until he finally wrote back to say he wasn't on his way and didn't know what time he would be. I text-messaged him back, "Fuck you."

"Here you go, Henry." I handed over my bill and forty dollars. "Keep the change." I headed out the door. The night air was awesome, but that's every night in Florida. I was feeling all the drinks I had and desperately wanted to be cooped up under a man tonight -- my man, or at least the one I was sharing. Damn, I was angry. My vibrator would hit the spot, but not like him.

I couldn't cry to my best friend, Casey. She'd say, "As I've said a million times, fuck Darryl. Call somebody else. I don't know why you waste your time with his ass anyway, he doesn't even like black women. He's not gonna leave that Spanish chick for you. Can't you see that?"

She's right, but I would never tell her that. I was faithful to Darryl because I hoped that someday he'd choose me. I ignored the fool he was making out of me every day. I went into our relationship knowing about his girlfriend. I thought I could handle it since our relationship was purely sexual. But now that I've turned the page and fallen for him, I get physically ill when I know that they're together. However, all it takes is for him to tell me he loves me. Then my heart is tranquilized and I'm willing to wait another day.

On my drive home, Casey called. "Wow, you answered! Let me guess, Darryl is nowhere to be found?"

Of course, I was upset but I tried to play it off. "I have better things to do."

"Like what, masturbate?" She laughed. "I don't know when you're going to find you a real man and drop Darryl's part-time ass."

"I've never had a problem finding a man," I informed her.

She teased, "Okay, then, find one tonight and let him blow that back out a lil' bit."

"Why?" I giggled. "I'm not about to catch crabs to prove anything to you."

"You need to prove some shit to yourself," she said.

"Whatever!" I shook my head.

Casey started talking and my mind zoned out. I've never in my life had a problem getting a man, even with these couple of extra pounds on me. I'm still pure fire. Dick was and will always be just a phone call, a text message, and or a knock on a door away, and much like Domino's Pizza it could be delivered to me in thirty minutes or less. However, I couldn't bring myself to have sex with anyone other than Darryl. To be honest, on nights like this, I have allowed a friendly young brotha to bless me with his tongue, but nothing more.

Casey was still talking about some sale at Macy's. "Hey, I have to go," I told her. "I'm pulling up to my place and have to take all of my work things in."

"All right, but be sure to lock up behind yourself. You know that psycho killer guy is still on the run."

"I can't believe a brotha done some crazy mess like that."

"He's kinda cute," Casey said. "You saw the pictures of him?"

"Hello! He's a murderer," I reminded her.

"They want his ass bad too; they got everything on lock trying to get his ass. He is as good as dead anyway. It's an eye for an eye; even if he surrenders they're going to kill him for killing those cops."

"Yep." I parked my car. "All right, girl, I'll call you tomorrow."

"Peace," she said. "Go get your double-A battery on."

"Shut up." I laughed.

I grabbed my purse, then popped the trunk and rounded the car to get all of the things I needed to do my work over the weekend. The last thing I took out was my rolling laptop carrying case. I started humming J. Holiday's "Bed." I loved that song, plus it was playing one of the last times Darryl and I were together, and that was exactly what he did: put me to bed. I hadn't seen him in a week, and I was missing him like a mother separated from her newborn baby. Though I had cursed at him via text message, I already knew that I would call him another three or four times before I went to sleep.

As I pushed my key into the lock, I felt a strong hand on my side. I automatically smiled. My baby hadn't forgotten me.

"Don't say a word, don't scream, and I won't hurt you." That voice didn't belong to Darryl.

I jumped. "What?"

"Don't talk. Just open the door," he instructed me.

"What do you want?" My hands dropped and the keys dangled in the doorknob. "Please don't do this to me."

"Just open the door, lady." He made his gun visible.

"Oh, my God." Tears came. "Please don't hurt me."

"Just open the fuckin' door," he said angrily.

As I turned the key, I remembered an episode of Oprah where the self-defense instructor harped on never allowing someone to take you to a second location. The second location is where you are raped and or killed. The second location is where your body will be found. I turned the knob pushed the door open quickly and twisted to run, only to double over and trip on my own damn laptop bag. "What the fuck are you doing?" He looked down at me. "Get up and get in there!" He pointed the gun at me.

I heard someone talking on a cell phone a few feet away around the corner. I needed to buy time so that she could see me, or him, or the gun. "Please, you can go inside and take whatever you want." I pretended to bargain. "I'll tell you exactly where my money is."

He was irritated. "Get in there." The gun made a clicking sound I had heard only on TV, and it always meant that the person it was aimed at needed to move his ass. So I did.

Copyright © 2009 by Trista Russell

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2011

    Great Book

    I have to pass the word. This is a great Book. I enjoyed this book!!!!!!

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    Posted June 13, 2011

    Top+rating

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  • Posted May 11, 2011

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    a must read

    love this book keeps u interested from start to finish

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  • Posted November 30, 2010

    this is a must read!!!!!

    i love this book! i fell in love with dean....i felt the passion and love him and audra had for one another. the end tore my heart into pieces and im still trying to get over it now. i have never been affected by a book like this one. thanks trista russell for a great story! i cant wait to see what else she puts out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2010

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    I Could Not Put It Down

    This was my first book by Trista Russell but definitely won't be my last. I couldn't put it down. If you aren't in to reading sex scenes and erotica then this book is not for you. The characters and the story line were good. However, I was not a fan of the ending, I thought the story could have ended differently. Although I didn't like the ending, please don't let that discourage you from reading the book. It's a good read. It took me about two days. FINAL VERDICT: MUST READ!!

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  • Posted March 7, 2010

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    Really?

    A cop killer is on the loose. Lock your doors and be careful. Audra Chandler called herself being aware, but she wasn't aware enough when the suspect, Dean Tyson, landed at her front door, gun in hand. Audra and Dean quickly find themselves trapped. She's being held against her will by Dean, and as every cop in the city is looking for Dean, he can't leave Audra's house. Closed quarters and built-up sexual tension soon lead to a most unexpected relationship.

    With its title and Trista's resume, I just knew I was in for a treat with her latest release, "Bedroom Bully." I don't quite know what happened. I'm a little baffled. Fiction is fiction, but this read more like fantasy.


    Trista Russell's books teem with energy, steamy scenes and memorable characters. Unfortunately, "Bedroom Bully" lacks these essential elements. Instead, her latest offering is insipid, predictable and unrealistic. Even with a far-fetched premise, I need some resemblance of plausibility and creativity. Everything about this novel was just too convenient.



    To her credit, "Bedroom Bully" is an easy and quick read. Everyone has an "off" moment and I'm going to chalk this up to one and not count Trista out.yet.



    Reviewed by: Toni

    2.5

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  • Posted February 9, 2010

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    It's OK, but not as good as Going Broke

    This was a good read, the plot was very different. I wish she had made the main female character a little more diobilcal at the end, seeing how she was so unsure of her lover near the end of the story.

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