Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

by Anya Summers

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Overview

She needed a fresh start...
ICU Nurse Sadie Montgomery moved to New Orleans after her entire world fell apart. The idea was borne of desperation as she sank deeper into a depression so deep and dark, she had stopped feeling. But it wasn't until she crossed paths with Ram that she finally felt a spark of life return. The only problem is, she doesn't want to be dependent upon anyone. The pain of losing it all is still too fresh. Not to mention, in Ram's world, the women submit themselves body and soul.
He wasn't looking for love...

Former Army Ranger, Ramsey O'Malley, is not looking for a long-term commitment from a woman beyond a scene or two at Club Underworld. He doesn't have the time nor the inclination to begin something he cannot finish, not as a single dad with a thriving psychology practice. Except, he is drawn to his newest patient. She's forbidden, like the apple in the garden of Eden, and all he wants to do it take a bite.
But they could not deny their desire...

When Sadie makes a surprise appearance at Club Underworld looking to take a walk on the wild side, Ram knows he cannot let another man have her. He wants to be the one to introduce her to submission. But can he convince her to submit to his brand of lovemaking? And will just one night be enough?

Publisher's Note: This steamy contemporary romance contains elements of power exchange.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160784304
Publisher: Blushing Books Publications
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Series: Crescent City Kings , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 66,765
File size: 551 KB

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Lone Survivor 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Redrabbitt 27 days ago
LEARNING TO LIVE AGAIN I will admit this story is an emotional roller coaster ride with the various characters. My heart breaks for Sadie and all she has lost, the memories, the regrets, and trying to move forward in life. The story has a great cast of characters, plenty of interaction, and emotions. This will be the story of Sadie Montgomery and Ram O’Malley. “Even though her body was functioning, her heart and soul had died in the car crash.” Sadie Montgomery lost her husband and both parents in a freak accident in Seattle—one where she was the lone survivor. Life held too many memories, so she pulled out a map and found a new place, New Orleans. Most of the time, she can cope as an ICU trauma nurse, but when a family is involved in an automobile accident, and only one survives, it will trigger her own tragedy with flashbacks. That is when the doctor she was working with insists she seeks counseling and recommends Dr. Ramsey “Ram” O’Malley, PsyD. Ram O’Malley understands loss and PTSD since he has lived it himself. He works with veterans who experience it too. While Sadie may not have been in war, what she suffers is similar, and he accepts her as a new patient when his friend and partner, Dr. Lucien “Luc” Beauchamp contacts him about Sadie. The story will bring Sadie and Ram together in a doctor-patient relationship that will take a turn. Ram, along with Luc and several other friends own an exclusive BDSM club called the Underworld. When Ram hands Sadie paperwork and his business card, a card for the Underworld will fall to the floor. While he plays it off—her curiosity is piqued—and the story will take a turn. What a shock to Ram to finally make it to Underworld and in walks Sadie—he needs to get her out of there and needs to find her a different doctor. When she opens up to him about why and what she needs, he agrees to help her explore but can no longer have her as his patient. “I think this is something I need to help me. It’s the first time I’ve felt interest in anything since the accident. Her interest and body piqued, she’d trailed after the rabbit into the hole to discover just how deep it went, and inadvertently discovered a cornucopia of repressed needs bubbling insider her that she yearned to explore. Something insider of her unfurled as she surrendered to Ram’s mastery.” The story will be the experiences that Ram and Sadie explore together as she enters the world of BDSM and allows herself to let go and live again. It allows her to accept and move forward. When Ram agrees to a short timeframe of a D/s relationship with a deadline, she gladly accepts it. It will include BDSM and explicit sex scenes. Sadie is ready to live again, move forward in her life, and she will become involved with Grace, the lone survivor that lost her entire family in an accident. If anyone can relate to loss, it is Sadie. But what happens when she starts plans to foster Grace—and Ram learns about it? Will Sadie and Ram’s time come to an end? Will she be able to move on with another Dom? The story will be the first of many; I am sure we will see the other owners of Underworld meet someone special. The chemistry between Ram and Sadie sizzles, and you can’t help but believe they belong together—but will BDSM and sex be enough? When Sadie is willing to move on in her life, without the support of Ram, will become her knight to slay the dragons? “Give me everything, and I will take you where you need to go. Use your safeword if you need it.”
HopeW2 14 days ago
Lone Survivor is an amazing story that took me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions from start to finish. The storyline deals with deep subjects such as PTSD and survivor's guilt, while adding in an intense chemistry with BDSM. The characters are developed and each touches the heart as they deal with real life problems. However, when Ram and Sadie connect their passion is captivating. Sadie discovers her sexual desires while learning to surrender and heal from personal demons. At the same time Ram learns to move forward and trust by helping others. For each character they are on a journey of personal growth. I highly recommend you reading this 5 star book to see how love heals. I voluntarily received an arc copy of this book.
DebraDR 16 days ago
A riveting, emotionally deep, and intriguing read! This is a well written, well developed, flawless, and consistent read. So much happened in this book - dealing with pain after loss, PTSD, BDSM, acceptance, healing, and moving on. The characters are strong and the chemistry between them is potent and off the charts. Quite an enjoyable read and I strongly recommend it. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Deb_from_Oz 16 days ago
This book had me inn tears so many times that I was glad I was reading it at home Tears on public transport isn't a good look Sadie Montgomery may be still alive but emotionally she is dead She lost her parents and her husband in a car accident in Seattle she was the lone survivor. Now she intends to start her life over and a pin in a map has her living in New Orleans She is a trauma nurse and she is struggling on that is until,a MVA comes into her ER a family is killed with one lone survivor This is so much like history repeating itself that it causes her to have a meltdown. The doctor she is working with recognises that she needs help and recommends Dr Ram O’Malley he is a doctor who works with vets suffering from PTSD he recognises it in Sadie after all he suffers from it as well. When a connection starts to develop between them and she takes a interest in his BDSM lifestyle he will need to move her to another doctor so they can see if they can form a relationship Do they have a future together and can they help one another heal You will have to read to see
ScaroletEllis 16 days ago
Lone Survivor by Anya Summers is a wonderful story to read. This is book number one in this wonderful start to a brand new series that I have loved reading and can not wait for book number two. I highy recommned this story to everyone who loves reading about erotic and contemporary romance. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
IBNessa 16 days ago
This book gave me all the feels, and pretty much got me out of a really bad reading funk. I absolutely loved the story of Sadie and Ramsey and their journey toward their own HEA. There is some heartache involved, but it all works out in the end. Throw in the BDSM aspect and I was madly in love with this story. I'm really excited for this whole series! Please note that I did receive an ARC of this book, and the opinions expressed in this review are my own. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
MayCat 16 days ago
The psychology of surviving is a difficult topic to understand. While the story is more about Sadie working her way through a return to a healthier outlook, Ram, as a divorced veteran, also had some obstacles to work through. The chemistry between Ram & Sadie was intense and I loved their story! Sadie is able to build her confidence and skills not only through Ram's dominance, but also through helping another 'lone survivor' understand she is not alone. I always enjoy when children are a positive influence in the growth of the adults and both Sadie & Ram get that push. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
goldie642 16 days ago
Just from the title and teaser, I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. OMG!!! This is probably one of the most heartbreaking, heartwarming stories I've read, and I've read thousands of books. Having lived over half my life in the south, close to New Orleans, automatically gave me a feeling of affinity with the world Anya Summers created. Then when you get to know Sadie and Ram, well, they both have enough of a flawed personality they become totally relatable. Add in the side characters and the entire cast just brings the story to life. I'm REALLY, REALLY hoping we get to read about the other founders of the BDSM club. Are you reading this Anya?? Congratulations I was given a copy of this book and am proud to give my honest and voluntary five star review.
Cali-Jewel 17 days ago
This story pulls a the heart strings from beginning to end, an emotional roller-coaster ride that is both heart breaking and excitedly hopeful.... really enjoyed this adventure! A great read that had me page turning for hours.
myb1 17 days ago
Will Sadie and Ram discover a future together despite their pasts Sadie has PTSD from when she is the lone survivor of a car accident that killed her husband and parents. When she has an episode at the hospital where she works, the doctor refers her to his friend, Ram to help her with her PTSD. At Sadie’s first session with Ram, he senses the submissive in Sadie, but buries it deep because their can be no relationship with a patient. Yet, when Sadie walks in to Club Underworld, Ram introduces her to his world as her temporary dom. What follows are some steamy scenes and Sadie learning to start her life over, but what happens when Sadie’s secret comes to Ram’s attention? You have to read to find out and won’t put the book down until you turn the last page.
Lilacandlace 19 days ago
This is one hot, spicy & emotional romance! I honestly loved this book! Sadie thought she had her PTSD under control but when the patient she was trying to help save ending up dying, she realized that she really didn't. When the doctor on duty tells her she needs to take some time off and see someone before she can come back to work, she's angry... at first but then she sees that he's probably right. Enter in Ram, the psychologist she was referred to and things get very interesting. Ram is a strong man with his own issues and he's also a Dom who sees that maybe Sadie might be submissive. However, they both have to learn to trust each other and let them into their life. This is the first book in the Crescent City Kings deals with the BDSM lifestyle and it's many, many variations so if that's not for you don't read this book. ❣️ I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
MarybethR 19 days ago
This was a great story! Sadie has moved to New Orleans after the tragic death of her parents and husband in a car accident where she was the only survivor. She meets Ram, the psychologist she starts seeing for her PTSD. Of course, they are attracted to each other and when they decide to scene together at a BDSM club, Sadie needs a new psychologist. I love the way they interact and the way that Ram has to work for her love. There is a HEA and I'm looking forward to more books in this series! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
lindawilson 20 days ago
Wow this is a great start to a new series from Anya , Ram and Sadie are really brought to life with Anya's writing style , the storyline is great with humour , grief , loss , tragedy , pain , BDSM and also hits on the subject of PTSD which is well written , yes this was a great read and can't wait to read about the other characters in the story with their own books in the future I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Kristen Bergh-Lewendon 22 days ago
Ummm… wow. I can’t think of anything about this book I didn’t love. Retired military hero with a serious alpha complex, broken yet still feisty heroine, and it’s set in beautiful NOLA. I loved watching Sadie and Ram find their way together. I hated when they stumbled but I adored seeing them get back up and fight their way to making something better. I’m now somewhat captivated by the other founding members of Underworld and I can’t wait to read more about them. I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book through Booksprout.
BlueDiamond4 26 days ago
‘Lone Survivor’ is an entertaining and quick read, for the characters hooked me from the start and made me care about their cause and issues, making it difficult to put the book down. The book is very well written; the storyline captivating. This is one sexy read with lots of steamy love scenes, BDSM style.
Ajgray 28 days ago
Loved the story. It is well written, entertaining and holds your attention. The interaction between Ram and Sadie is explosive both personally and sexually. The club scenes are graphic and eye opening. There are little stories within the main one that also add to the dynamics of this story. This is a fantastic start to a new series and I can’t wait for the next book to come out. If you enjoy D/s stories, this is one of the best. I would highly recommend it as a great read, you will not be disappointed.
AnneDon 28 days ago
This is another great Anya Summers read, with heat, power exchange, and a great storyline. Sadie is a typical Anya Summers heroine – strong, courageous, and just brattish enough to be fun. She forces Ram to look into himself as well, and their scenes at Club Underworld are enough to set an ereader alight. Both Sadie and Ram are lone survivors; this book shows them how much stronger they are and can be together, and how to share that strength. I look forward to more Club Underworld – Ram’s friends and the other Masters are waiting. I received a free copy of this book. This review was posted voluntarily.