by Eve Vaughn, Gwen Lane

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The Hunter...

Dare O'Shaughnessy had the world in the palm of his hand. A man known and feared for his ruthlessness, his word was law. The last word he ever expected to hear was no. Until he met her.

The Prey...
Aya Smith despised the ruling class who looked down on hardworking people like her. Sick of being treated unfairly by laws that protect the wealthy and punish the poor, she takes a stand but soon realizes, she might have crossed the wrong man.

The Game...
Created as a government program to assist in the repopulation of the country when an untested drug wipes out millions of women, The Run eventually evolves into something much more sinister. Now played for the amusement of the super rich, women down on their luck find themselves the prizes of sadistic masters.

Aya is forced to volunteer for The Run, and Dare, the most sadistic of all, places her in his crosshairs. She will belong to him, body and soul. But when he catches her will she succumb to his mastery, or will he find more trouble than he bargained for?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150541443
Publisher: Eve Vaughn
Publication date: 09/06/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 157,827
File size: 335 KB

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Eve Vaughn has always enjoyed creating characters and stories from an early age. As a child she was always getting into mischief, so when she lost her television privileges (which was often), writing was her outlet. Her stories have gotten quite a bit spicier since then! When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, Eve is reading, baking, traveling or kicking butt in 80’s trivia. She loves hearing from her readers. She can be contacted through her website at:

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Run 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
DarGee 12 months ago
Oh, how I liked Aya, but how I also wanted to shake her sometimes when she didn't think! In the post-apocalyptic world we are drawn into, woman are few, but that doesn't make them revered, not really. The world is split into the elites, and the dregs, and the elites treat all dregs horribly, but some, especially horrible to the women Aya catches the eye of the wealthiest, and that is her downfall, because she can't control her natural reaction and disdain, and that only draws her further into trouble. Dare becomes obsessed with her, and needs to have her, and has the means to get what her wants What neither expected was the explosive and firey passion that ignites between them. They also didn't expect the feelings that came with the their attraction. By the time they do, they are too staunchly settled into their roles, and confused by everything. Both get caught up doing the right thing, finally, and that only hurts them personally more. Watching these two get together and work things out was hard on the nerves, but I couldn't stop reading, couldn't look away, until the very end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little something different. I enjoyed every word. A don't miss quick read sure to please
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
speechless, shuttering at its realities- Escape from New York n Blade Runner comes to mind
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't been a fan of dark stockholm syndrome type story lines but this story right here is a game changer! Dare is more an antihero than a badboy. I can totally understand Aya's confusion. How can I love this when its so twisted?? All I can say is when is auctioned coming????
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CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
For not being a fan of dystopian reads, this book sure captured my attention and interest quickly. I found myself following along with the plot, cheering for Aya and all her stubborn attitudes and wanting to kick Dare in the nuts for his egotistical attitude of being holier than thou. Such a contrast between the two characters confirmed to me I was in for one heck of a ride with this story and the author did not disappoint me at all. Living in a world where the rich control the population and over half of the women were killed by an untested cancer drug, Aya and her Uncle were forced to do with what they had and make the money they earned from their bar last as long as possible. With the shortage of women, it isn’t safe for Aya to look like a female so she wears baggy clothing and has her hair cut very short. That doesn’t distract Dare when he sees her being taken away by the enforcers after her pride and mouth gets the best of her. When he stumbles across her again at her uncles bar, he is determined that she will be his new play toy and no one was going to stop him. After many tricks, Dare had Aya isolated and in search for credits (money) to survive and save her uncle. The only option she had left was the Run, which was controlled and managed by Dare himself. The Run was set up for women to be chased on a piece of property by men and if the men tagged the woman she would become his for whatever purpose he saw fit. Some women escaped and found they had to return once again for the next run to get the credit they so needed, some were used and then set free. Most women were never seen again. This was Aya’s future but she wasn’t going to go down without a fight and this is where the story really took off for me. I loved how the author made Aya a fighter; she never backed down even when common sense was screaming at her to let it go. Dare had no clue as to the spit fire he was determined to tame and the back and forth battle left me on the edge of my seat at times. I wouldn’t say this was the darkest read I have ever encountered but it certainly isn’t a soft book for enjoyment purposes. There are a lot of twisted events that had me cringing and wanting to turn my head but I couldn’t put it down. It was clear that the world and communities in this book were far removed from what we know today but the human elements and emotions were consistent and I found I could not only connect to the characters but also invest my heart and emotions, especially with Aya. She is my freaking hero because she never let go of who she really was, even when she found out the truth about her mother and was forced to apply for jobs that would kill a normal woman’s soul. She was able to rationalize every event and come out with the attitude of survival. This was a concept that Dare respected but rarely ever seen. Women and men would bow down to this authority and he knew he could control and railroad anything in his way. I would recommend this book to fans that are not faint of heart and can stand some dark and twisted plots. *Copy provided for review* Reviewed by Tbird for Crystal’s Many Reviewers
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Absolutely giddy to get this. These guys showed their BAD asses in this one. Loved it. Highly recommend the entire series. Super happy that there will be a book 16. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
two-brainbook_reviewersDH More than 1 year ago
Run best described was gritty, intriguing and raw. Eve Vaughn has wrote a one of a kind plot that will suck you in till the last word. The synopsis is written well. However it does not give enough justice to describe how intense each character is. They live in a time that each person would fear being a woman. All rights have went out the door. Middle class is non existent. The only people that matter are the upper class. The Dred's live in such poverty that each one is barely surviving. The question is, can the upper class change and stop seeing the lower class as unnecessary group of things? Aya and Dare will test that theory and despite all the vile things that occur, I can't imagine any reader would want the existing life style to continue till the end of the book. I wished for a change in how each characters life was before the beginning of the story. I imagine the same for you. Must read. My rating is a 4.5.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read. Can't wait for the next one!