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It was just supposed to be a luxurious yacht party. Until Ellie discovered that all the female guests were going to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. If you don't want to play, you can’t stay. But if you stay, you're in for a night of whatever he wants and you get to keep all the money. Ellie’s friend thinks she’s crazy. But she owes $150,000 in school loans. Plus, tIt was just supposed to be a luxurious yacht party. Until Ellie discovered that all the female guests were going to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. If you don't want to play, you can’t stay. But if you stay, you're in for a night of whatever he wants and you get to keep all the money. Ellie’s friend thinks she’s crazy. But she owes $150,000 in school loans. Plus, the guys are hot and very rich. What can go wrong? Mr. Black wanted to own her from the minute he saw her. He paid good money and has the paper to prove it. The contract is unbreakable. She has to do everything he wants tonight. But he doesn’t want just sex. Oh no…he wants more. Tonight, there are no rules. WARNING: This is a HOT, modern day, dark erotic romance with an alpha billionaire for fans of EL James, Pepper Winters, and Alexa Riley. It contains light bondage, NO CHEATING, and a HEA. **For a Limited Time, this book contains 8 FREE Bonus alpha romances!!**...

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  • Nora Phoenix
    2018-09-25 10:07

    This is one of those books that had me puzzled. As I write this review, Auctioned to Him has 83 reviews on Amazon and most of these are 5-star reviews. Reviewers mention are that the writing is great, that the story is original, and that the sex is hot.Well, I beg to differ. First of all, the writing wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t exactly good either. In the first chapter, we start with a massive infodump about Ellie’s friend Caroline, about Ellie’s own background, before we get more info on Ellie’s crush who is getting married to someone else, and we even ‘meet’ Tom. All this info, most is dumped in a clunky way that completely halts the narrative, and a ton of it isn’t even relevant. Like Tom, who never even reappears in the book, or details about the art gallery where Caroline works.Auctioned to Him is written in the first person present tense, all from Ellie’s perspective. This should all make it feel very close and intimate, but instead it’s slow and tedious because we make so many detours. The paragraphs are of massive proportions, there are way too many exclamation points, and a solid editing round would have shortened the book significantly.As far as the originality of the story goes, billionaires haven’t been original since Fifty Shades. The concept of an auction has been done many times as well. I will admit that this auction is a little different in the sense that Ellie doesn’t know it’s an auction until she’s actually there. But we never see why the mysterious Mr. Black chooses Ellie. Supposedly she’s so different (presumably because unlike the others she’s not from a rich background, but we don’t see that—we only know because we’re told), but why remains unclear.As for the sex, yes, some of the scenes were hot. They were also inconsistent. Mr. Black wants Ellie to call him sir, but doesn’t punish her when she doesn’t. She comes without permission and he punishes her…with another orgasm. See, that does not make sense at all. The setting suggests BSDM, but then breaks every rule within that world (including consent by the way). One of the last lines of the blurb says this “But he doesn’t want just sex. Oh no…he wants more.” Tell me that does not suggest kinky sex, or BDSM. Well, aside from being tied down, nothing kinky happens. I still don’t know what that line refers to, to be honest. This is definitely not a ‘dark erotic romance’, as the description promises.The blurb tells us Mr. Black wanted to own Ellie since he saw her, but we never see that happen. They don’t interact until he’s paid for her already, and in the beginning he doesn’t even allow her to see him. Yes, their ‘relationship’ progresses and there’s something of a connection building when they talk, but it doesn’t mesh with the premise. The plot is a mess, in that perspective.Maybe the biggest issue I have with this book is that it’s presented as a stand alone novel with a happy end. This is what the description on Amazon says: “WARNING: This is a HOT, modern day, dark erotic romance with an alpha billionaire for fans of EL James, Pepper Winters, and Alexa Riley. It contains light bondage, NO CHEATING, and a HEA.” The book does not have a happily ever after, however. It ends with the message that Mr. Black wants to see Ellie again after that one night. That’s not a HEA, that’s a cliffhanger, and it leads me to believe there will be a sequel.I don’t know how long the book is, since the description doesn’t offer page count or word count, but it’s definitely not a full-length novel. My guess is around 50,000 words, maybe? The author has included a ton of other books in this version, so it looks like a whole lot more, but that’s just filling.Anyways, the book isn’t all-out bad. It’s mediocre in every aspect, but definitely not the kind of book you’d expect to have 83 positive reviews…(If you want more brutally honest reviews, check out my review blog at http://www.brutallyhonestreview.com)

  • Jessica Mitchell
    2018-10-10 14:58

    Auctioned to Him Charlotte Byrd A smoking hot story that will have your toes curling up and eyes rolling to the back of the head by the end of it.Ellie has a lot of Student loans to pay off. She may not have a well to do glamous job but she gets by. Her stepdad always wants to help her. But she will do it herself. But how? Then her friend gets an exclusive invitation to a lavious party plus one. Could she really go with her friend after hearing all those rumors?

  • EroticaAfterDark (Lilith)
    2018-10-06 11:17

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  • Lisa Bateman
    2018-09-19 17:55

    I fell in love with this story. I expected something much more dark. While it was hot and steamy, I never expected sweet along with it. This was a well executed book. I know some readers were disappointed in the length, mainly because the kindle says it will take many hours, but it's noted at the beginning of the book that the author has added bonus stories. And I actually liked the bonus books as much as this one. It's hard to write a review without spoilers, but I will try. Caroline is a happy go lucky college girl. She has heard about this big super secret party and manages to get an invitation for her and her best friend Ellie. Ellie is reserved and level headed, never making rash decisions. When they realize there's going to be an auction for the ladies to rich guys, Caroline backs out while Ellie decides to take the plunge. Who would've thought? After all, she has college loans to pay off because she refuses to let her rich parents pay them. The bidding for her goes for $250,000! The mysterious bidder happens to be really rich and really hot! There's not much of a description of his face but his body sounds really hot. I feel like the author lets us form our own idea of his face. He is charming, even if he is a little on the arrogant side. I wasn't sure what to expect but he really treats Ellie with respect. I know some reviewers said it leaves you hanging. I didn't feel that way. There is a sweet ending that also leaves some anticipation for the next date, which I'm sure will be part of book two. This is a nice taste of the story and just enough to see if you will like it. It is worth the price. As for what goes on during Mr. Black and Ellie's night, I'll leave that up to you to read and find out.

  • Gillian
    2018-10-04 14:04

    Ahhhh the suspenseI loved this book, and Mr Black is definitely intriguing. I need more!! How does their relationship pan out? Does he change the course of Ellie's life to make her believe more of herself? The sex scenes are very hot indeed

  • Teresa Lara
    2018-09-21 16:05

    Loved Ellie and Aidens story cant get enough.need the next book soon.

  • ~ Cariad ~
    2018-09-25 12:01

    Great story! If I had book 2 I'd dive straight into it!! Agghhh...hope the wait isn't too long :)

  • JoAnne Carr
    2018-09-25 13:20

    Caroline gets an invitation to attend this exclusive party. She insist that her best friend Ellie go with her. Ellie really didn't want to go but Caroline kept pushing it so Ellie goes with her to the party.They get flown to the yacht where they notice lots of people mullingaround. When they finally get upstairs for the cocktail party they meetsome interesting people. Finally when things calm down Lizbethtells the women some will stay and some will leave. She proceeds to tell the women about the auction and gave them the option of leaving or stay and sign the contract. Caroline decides she wasn't going to stay but was surprised that Ellie was going to stay.The women were told that whatever the bid is that they will receive the amount but, the catch was that they would have to spend the night with their bidder doing exactly what they want. When Ellie steps on the stage the bidding heats up fast. The two men she met earlier are bidding on her plus an anonymous bidder who is going througha proxy. The final bid was placed at 250,000.00 but Ellie looked around and she couldn't find him. When she is approached by the Lizbeth and tells her that Mr.Black was her highest bidder.Mr Black was the man whose yacht they were on for the party/auction.She is taken to a room where she is undressed and given a shear robe.Lizbeth tells her to get on the bed then shackles her to it..Well this is where I end my review but, there is so much more to this book. You'll have to read it to find out if Ellie leaves the yacht or whether she finds herself.This is where my review ends so you will have to read the book to find out what happens you won't be disappointed.This book should be on your list to read

  • Rebecca Grove
    2018-09-19 09:52

    Ellie is a college graduate who is struggling to pay off her school loans. She has dreams but is scared to take too many chances. She has always been the good cautious girl. That ia until her friend talked her into going to this legendary party on a yacht. Ellie didn't want to go but her friend pressured her into is. Aboard the yacht are lots of gorgeous people, some of them are very rich. After a cocktail party, Ellie and her friend are given a strange opportunity. The next part of the party is an auction and if they stay, they will be auctioned off to the wealthy gentlemen for the night. His money will give him a night where he will do anything he wants to her and she would keep the money. Ellie's friend decides that it is too much for her and leaves but Ellie stays hoping to get money to help pay her school debt. At the auction, Ellie is bid on by several men but the winning bid came from Mr. Black who bid a quarter of a million dollars. Ellie is thrilled and nervous. She will be able to pay off her debt and have a lot of money left over but this night is so different than anything she has ever done before. Mr. Black expects her to follow his every order but Ellie has problems doing that. Mr. Black introduces her to a different type of love making and she discovers that it makes her hot.This is a good but with some hot scenes. I voluntarily received a copy of this story and this is my honest review.

  • Jaime Fertal
    2018-10-08 13:12

    Ellie likes to stay to herself although she does have a best friend/ roommate who is kinda on the wild side. Her roommate finally gets this important invite that she has been waiting for and she begs Ellie to go with her as her plus one, while Ellie can think of other things to do with her time as she really doesnt want to go as it isnt her scene she finally agrees. Once on the yacht she sees that this is something totally different then a normal party! What I enjoyed most about Auctioned to Him is watching Ellie go out of her comfort zone by a lot, even staying when her wild friend didnt for the Auction but she figured that kind of money could free up her student loans and she could live easier. Mr. Black is this mysterious Man who she knows nothing about but she feels different with him then anyone else. He pushes her boundaries but in a good way and gives her some life lessons with his kind words that help her to see what her life can be.This book is great. This book has Ellie a single woman who has been in love with her best guy friend for years now but he is engaged to another woman so she figures why not when it comes to going to this party she really didnt want to go to mostly because said guy friend tells her not to, Mr Black likes things a certain way and he knows how to throw parties because he can but he makes sure he wins the bid on Ellie. If you like stories like this, then Auctioned to Him is a must!

  • Renee
    2018-10-03 11:11

    I found the concept of this book to be one of the most unique I’ve seen in quite a while. The idea of a select group of extremely wealthy men forming a club that holds parties on an exclusive yacht, for the express purpose of auctioning specifically invited female guests to the highest bidder for one night, well, the possibilities are endless.Most of the invited female guests have no idea what this party is all about. While nearly all are shocked when they are told what will happen, they are all given the option to stay and participate or to leave the yacht and go home. No one is coerced or forced to participate in any way.Ellie’s best friend, Caroline, is the actual recipient of the invitation, which allows for a ‘plus one’. Caroline is very excited to have received the elegantly presented invitation and manages to talk a less than enthusiastic Ellie into going to the event with her. The surprises are just beginning and I don’t want to reveal any spoilers, so I will stop telling the story right here.This novella is very well thought out and executed. The characters grasp your interest from the first paragraphs and retain their control over you until the last sentence. It’s mysterious, it’s fun, it’s sexy, and I certainly hope Ms. Byrd will introduce us to more billionaire club members in the future; as well as the women who dare to take a chance and stay on that yacht.

  • Kristin
    2018-09-28 17:18

    Summary: Ellie is a home-body writer for a New York City online magazine, mainly getting tasked with writing fluff quizzes. She is dragged to a fancy yacht party by her roommate, Caroline. The party turns out to be an auction. Women who choose to sign the contract are auctioned off to the highest bidder, agreeing to do whatever the buyer wants to do sexually for the night. Party-girl Caroline chooses to return to the city but the usually less outgoing Ellie wants to try something new and exciting. Most girls go for $80K but the host of the party, Mr. Black, ends up buying her for $250K. He teases and pleases her as no one has before. As the night progresses, the Dominant/Submissive slips away, revealing who they each really are. He encourages her to follow her dreams of becoming a real writer and be irresponsible with the night’s earnings. She wakes up the next morning alone. Disappointed, she goes to the helicopter to return to the city but is stopped by Aiden (as he is known outside the bedroom). He tells her he wants to see her again and they exchange numbers. Pros: A quick read. The scene where he supports her writing is pretty cute.Cons: Some confusing plot holes: He said he knew he wanted her the moment he saw her but why? Mr. Black being dominant in the bedroom fades without warning.I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

  • Tracie Simister
    2018-09-22 17:57

    I gave this Book a rating of 4 ✩’sTitle: Auctioned to Him 1Series: Auctioned to him Genre: Billionaire romance, Dark RomanceAuthor: Charlotte ByrdFormat: Kindle EditionPublished on: June 25, 2017I voluntarily reviewed a Free Courtesy Advanced Reader Copy of this book>-< >-< >-< >-< >-<>-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-<Character’s Descriptions:Ellie is in a financial bind and does not know how to get out of it until one of her friends informs her that the party they are going to is one where all the females will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.Aiden Black is a billionaire and from the moment he sees Ellie he wants her but for more than just the night>-< >-< >-< >-< >-<>-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-<Summary Paragraph:The rules for the auction are simple whatever the bidder wants for one-night is what he gets. Plain and simple, Right?>-< >-< >-< >-< >-<>-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-<What I liked/Didn’t Like: I liked this book and would have given it 5 stars but I really hate cliff hangers so I only gave it four stars. I would recommend it to anyone who loves dark romance and cliffhangers.

  • donna
    2018-10-01 18:15

    Mr. Black Caroline, Ellie's roommate, get an exclusive invite to a party that takes place on a huge yacht. Caroline demands that Ellie goes with her to the party. When they arrive for the party, all the invitees attend a cocktail party for a get to know you. After the cocktail party, all the women are invited to stay only there's a catch, if you stay you agree to be auctioned off to the highest bidder for the night & his sexual desires. You get the money that is paid in full, deposited directly to you or however you wish to receive it. Caroline decides she can't do it but Ellie stays & is won by Mr. Black, the mysterious host of the party. Can Ellie handle what Mr. Black demands of her? Could you participate in this type of auction? Read the story as it unfolds & make up your own mind?The bonus reads that were included introduced me to some of Charlotte Byrd's work & a few series that I want to finish!

  • Space Cowgirl
    2018-10-02 18:13

    Seducing the Seducer💋🍌Ellue, Ellie , Ellie. The author makes her out to be a very shy 💋🐇young woman. Then she flips and does what she wants without asking when she is with Mr. Black. This was not authentic for the character. Ellie flip flops between being shy💋🐇 and bold.💋💃Mr Black🐺🍌🌋✋ starts out being very Alpha, then that facade starts to slip away. He told Ellie💋🐇 to call him SIR, then he let her slide out of that pretty quickly. He said he was going to punish✋✋ her, then instead, he makes her feel good. In short, the author kind of lost her way along the way!I liked the build up to the auction, and the build up to Ellie's time with Mr. Black. But I was let down some by the tameness of their promised encounter.It short, Mr Black🐺🍌🌋✋ was all talk and not much naaasssty🔥🔥 bad boy action!This book is a short introduction into the world of the Billionaire Boy's Club. It's essentially a cliffhanger.....YEHAW! Ride em Bareback🍌, Cowgirl!🐎🐎🐎🐎

  • Amanda
    2018-09-28 11:17

    Auctioned to Him + bonus storiesI always have a hard time reviewing/rating stories that are followed by many more short stories. What exactly am I supposed to review?!? I did remember liking "Auctioned to Him" enough that I immediately wanted to read the second book in the series. Plus it ended with a cliffhanger! After much coersion Ellie accompanies her friend to an exclusive and mysterious party aboard a yacht. After spending some time aboard they find out that if they so desire they stay on the yacht and they will be auctioned off to the highest bidder for a night with no rules. Ellie decides to stay, her friend does not. Won't be hard to pay off her student loans as Mr. Black, the party host and yacht owner places a high bid of $250k! Great sex scenes however Ellie and Mr. Black are a bit all over the place with their emotions.

  • Heather Vandine
    2018-10-04 10:14

    This series is the first books I've read by this author and I love her writing. Ellie, lives with her best friend from college, Caroline. Caroline gets an invitation to an exclusive party and she can bring a +1. She takes Ellie. They find out that they can voluntarily be auctioned to wealthy men to do anything they want to for one night and they get to keep the money. Ellie decides to stay while her friend leaves. She is auctioned to Mr. Black the owner of the yacht the party is on. They both have an instant attraction to each other. Book 2: Ellie quits her job to write about the weekend. Realizing she's falling for Mr.Bkack. Mr Black can't get Ellie out of his mind and realizes he doesn't want sex with anybody but Ellie. He calls her and they go on series of real dates. I can't wait for book 3.

  • Jennifer Holzapfel
    2018-10-05 13:16

    Light bondage. Mr. Black has exclusive parties on a yacht, where women and men meet and greet. After a meet and greet, the women are told if they want to remain, they will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. They will perform anything sexual after the money has been wired to their account. Ellie went as a plus one with her roommate, and when it came time to sign the auction release, Ellie was left alone. She was the one who never would do something so outrageous, but shocks herself by signing the contract. She is the highest bid, though she was up against models, and women in different states of undress. Mr. Black bought her. this is book has a steam level of about 5 out of 10. The couple continue in other books, so it may be worth looking for the other tales of Ellie and Mr.Black

  • Debs
    2018-10-01 17:07

    "Auctioned to Him" is just what it says, Ellie goes with her best friend to a luxury ship in the ocean to be auctioned to the highest bidder for the night. Needing the money, Ellie stays and is auctioned off while her best friend decides she cannot go through with it. Meet Mr. Black. The book is short, the pace is quick, with Ellie and Mr. Black getting a HFN ending. The blurb tells you what you are getting from the beginning, but the story was a bit of a disappointment for me. Reading the next book, I hope to see tiny details and more of a connection between Ellie and Mr. Black. I would like to thank the author for gifting me "Auctioned to Him". My opinion is my own. This is mine 3.25 stars.

  • Mary
    2018-09-23 10:51

    Intriguing ReadThe concept behind this book makes it an intriguing read. Ellie goes with her friend Caroline to an exclusive and private party on a yacht. They mingle with attractive and very wealthy men. Then they learn they can stay and be bid on for one night with whomever wins them or leave immediately. Ellie decides to stay to make money to pay off school loans. Her bidder is none other than Mr. Black who owns the yacht and part of this elite, secretive group. He helps Ellie to learn about herself and what she wants in life....to believe in herself. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and wish there was more development between Mr. Black and Ellie. She seems like the girl next door and deserves good things happening for her.

  • Karen Wilson
    2018-09-29 10:14

    Hot quick read that was fun. I get the whole hot billionaire falls for an ordinary girl thing. I'm sure it happens all the time. It was well written and lots of fun. After thirty years of marriage I love a fantasy, the wilder the better. This is a short story with three more books in the series. Spending twelve bucks for the series is a lot to ask at 2.99 a pop. I got the first one for $.99 and liked it enough to get them all. They all have bonus stories in the back, so yippee. I live in Alabama and it's an SEC football Saturday and now I have something fun to do while the boys drink beer and curse at the TV. The writing is pretty good with likable characters. There are none of the glaring grammatical errors that short hot books often have so it's a win win.

  • K. Smock
    2018-10-01 15:05

    There is Ellie who goes to a party with her friend on a yacht with many rich and powerful people on board. Then there is the rich alpha Mr. Black. While there, they learn that this is an exclusive party and that if they want to stay they have to agree to be auctioned of to the highest bidder for one night. If they don't agree they have to leave. What will Ellie decide? She has tons of student debt. It's just one night, what could happen? When the highest bidder is Mr. Black, Ellie learns what she is missing. I enjoyed this book and hope you do as well. I voluntarily reviewed this book from an advanced copy of the this book.

  • Chrisette Trevino
    2018-09-23 16:11

    I got this book free for signing up for the authors newsletter. Caroline receives her invitation to go to a yacht party. She convinces her roommate Ellie to go with her. Ellie and Caroline are selected for a special auction to occur later that evening. In exchange for a night of sex, the participant will receive the auction money she was brought for. Caroline chickens out but Ellie needs the money. Mr. Black will soon make Ellie experience sensations and feelings that she never had before. This book has an open ending making the reader wish for the next book.

  • Miranda
    2018-09-20 15:02

    Great start to this series. I wasn't sure what to think when I first picked up this book. I don't read blurbs when starting a new book. So of course I'm thinking, "oh here we go with another typical erotica book", am I right?! Nope! Although set in a sexual setting it's not solely about sex. I liked the fact that the mysterious Mr. Black doesn't try to remain mysterious and opens up to Ellie almost from the start. I love how Ellie grows some lady balls and learns to take a risk. I look forward to reading more! Now on to the second part!

  • Linda Rea
    2018-09-25 14:19

    When Ellie's friend Caroline finally gets invited to this fancy party she convinces Ellie to go. Ellie has been in love with her best friend Tom but he is getting married to someone else so she decides to go. When they finally land on the yacht she is surprised to find that she is invited to an auction, not just any old auction this one is starred herself and some other girls. She could really use some money to pay off some of her student loans so she decides to go with it and what a surprise it turned out to be. I requested this book for free from the author and I jab chosen to review it

  • Nicole Holt
    2018-10-14 14:05

    Wow, this book was intense!! When Ellie is practically forced to join a secret party with her friend she got more than she bargained for!! They were in for a surprise of their life, being auctioned to the highest bidder! Ellie being the one always to play it safe wants to stay, but her friends leaves and that's where the real fun begins!! This book was absolutely amazing!! The chemistry between the characters were phenomenal!! And I can't wait to read book 2!! Charlotte Byrd your sensational!!! I voluntarily agreed to read this book and this was my honest review!!

  • Lesley Robson
    2018-09-21 11:20

    A very easy, short sexy read. I loved this story it just flowed and I found myself getting sucked in right from the very start it keeps your attention the whole way through. . I loved the characters especially the mysterious Mr Black. The chemistry between Ellie and Mr Black was off the scale right from their very first meeting and oh boy.... the sex scenes were very hot.I can't wait for book 2 to find out what happens plus I need more Mr Black in my life. I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book.

  • BP34
    2018-09-27 12:00

    This was a sweet book and nothing like I thought it would be. Ellie went to a yacht party with a female friend and found out that it was an auction. You could only stay if you agreed to be auctioned. Since she was over heels in student loan debt, she decided to stay. Mr Blake buys her for the night. He is very attentive and sweet to her. Their chemistry was amazing and their sex scenes off the chart. He taught her a lot about herself. A great read. I received an arc copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.

  • Cindy
    2018-09-25 17:08

    An interesting and very entertaining start to this book. The storyline is very good and really gets to a good spot and then out of the blue it ends on a cliffhanger. Now I'm sitting here waiting patiently for the next book to come out so we can find out what happens. The story itself is well written and has a good flow. The characters are very well developed as well and I hope to get to know more about them in the next book. Definitely a good start to a good story. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.

  • Sue Parker
    2018-10-15 13:54

    Ellie gets invited to a high class yacht party. Only to find out that there will be an auction and she is on the list of items to be auctioned. She would be up for bids and the winner could do anything sexual to her he wants. There is a lot of money involved and she figures why not? The money would come in handy so she could pay off her school debt. Mr. Black wins her and shows her a night of fantasies. Oh my! Can't wait to read what comes next!