The Consent by Charmaine Pauls…Release Blitz & Review

Title: Consent (The Loan Shark Duet, #2)

Author: Charmaine Pauls

Genre: Dark Romance

Release Date: November 14, 2017


When Gabriel broke down my door, he took over my body and life. Never with force, but always with clever manipulation. He stripped me of my independence, my defenses, and my clothes and turned me into an addict. My addiction is him.

Once, I had dreams and a future. Now, I have fears, scars, and insatiable needs. I’m damaged beyond repair, but if I’m to survive the most dangerous man in Johannesburg, I can’t allow him to break me, because broken toys are destined for the garbage dump.

(CONSENT is the second and final full-length novel in a two-part duet. The first book, DUBIOUS, must be read in order to follow the story. This is a dark romance with a criminal anti-hero and forced seduction. Reader discretion is advised.)

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This is the conclusion to Gabriel and Valentina’s love story, and it was perfect! The way that Ms. Pauls ties up loose ends in all of her books is always very shocking (in the best way) and wonderfully thought out. This book was written that way. 

I don’t want to say much about it, so I don’t give anything away, but there is suspense, heartbreak, mystery, love, lust, strength, laughter. 

From beginning to end, I absolutely loved the chemistry between Gabriel and Valentina. 

You will not regret one-clicking this book! 

*i received an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review*



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Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.

After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published ten novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles. Two of her short stories were selected for publication in an African anthology from across the continent by the International Society of Literary Fellows in conjunction with the International Research Council on African Literature and Culture.

When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in Montpellier with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.



  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Great review. Emily!!! Shared on all my socials!!

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