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Controlling Darkness (The Control Series Book 4) by [Edwards, Anna]
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Sometimes you need darkness to see the light

It is Sonia Anderson’s first day on a new job; one that will change her life. The twenty-five-year-old bodyguard is well trained and highly recommended for the role of guarding Amy North, the pretty young girlfriend of billionaire, James North. What her physiological evaluations don’t show though is the secrets she hides about her life growing up. The scars she bears representative of a world out of her control.

Matthew Carter is James North’s long-standing bodyguard, he is sharp and a master as his trade. However, the ex MI5 agent was responsible for the death of a colleague, not just a colleague but also his wife. The revelations at the end of Misguided Control are explored, here, in Controlling Darkness.

Controlling Darkness is the fourth book from ‘The Control Series’, it tells the story of Matthew and Sonia and how the pain they both hold within them can become love.

The story features; fights, suspense, whips, and lots of love. You have been warned.

Step into the world of Control!

About the Author

Ok, this is the bit where I have to sell myself. Why is it so much easier to write about sexy blokes! Anyway. I am a British author, from the depths of the rural countryside near London. In a previous life, I was an Accountant from the age of twenty-one. I still do that on occasions, but most of my life is now spent intermingling writing while looking after my husband, two children and two cats (probably in the inverse order to the one listed!). When I have some spare time, I can also be found writing poetry, baking cakes (and eating them), or behind a camera snapping like a mad paparazzi. In 2015 I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. It was also around this time that I became one of the founding members of a dramatic/erotic/dark roleplaying group on Twitter. It was wildly popular with both English and American followers. The writing helped me to overcome my depression by giving me an outlet to channel my thoughts into and not sit around worrying all day about things that would never happen. I took over responsibility for management of the group and responsibility for the development of our storylines. As well as playing at least ten different characters in the group ranging from an innocent virgin, bloodthirsty assassin and even a male lover. The success of the role-plays spurred me on to writing novels. I have a love of travelling and like to bring this to my stories to give them the air of reality. Surrendered Control, my first book released in November 2016, combines two of my favourite travel destinations. India is where I lived for eighteen months with my husband and two children. My young son was only six months old when we travelled there. It was a fabulous time for us all, and they learnt so much about the differing cultures, as well as, much to my husband’s chagrin, spending lots of money in the silk shops. The Control series will feature lots of international travel. I have always been an avid reader. Mainly murder mystery in the past but with Beautiful Bastard I discovered a whole new set of novels and I haven’t looked back since. I like my hero’s hot and hunky with a dirty mouth. My heroines demur but with spunk. And my books in a kick arse series. You can reach me at: Facebook Page: AnnaEdwardsWriter Facebook Profile: Anna Edwards Twitter: @Anna__Edwards Instagram: anna__edwards Pinterest: anna1000edwards Good Reads:

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 507 KB
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Independent; 1 edition (May 30 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071H84ZHL
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,352,613 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Controlling Darkness is the 4th book in the Control Series. I have real all 4 of them and this series just gets better and better. Matthew and Sonia's story was great and I loved how they are not only strong but vulnerable too. We get to read about their dark pasts and go on their journey to happiness with them. This is a beautifully written story with great characters. This author has an original writing style and I look forward to reading the next book by this author. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it July 25 2017
By Sandra LeBlanc - Published on
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I'm totally in love with this series the writing is excellent, the sex scenes are tastefully written,cannot wait for the next one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This story can be read as a standalone but if the others are as great as this one then I recommend reading the entire ... June 7 2017
By Bobbi Jo Wagner - Published on
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Controlling Darkness (The Control Series Book 4) by Anna Edwards is the fourth book in her series, The Control. This is the first book I have read of hers and in this series and I can't wait to go back and read the others. This story can be read as a standalone but if the others are as great as this one then I recommend reading the entire series. This story is about two people who has painful pasts but that pain can become love. This story is full of action, suspense and of course, hot, steamy romance. One of the things I love about this author is her attention to detail and her development of these characters. These characters will take you on a roller coaster ride of various emotions that will keep you engaged until the end. This story will pull you in from the first word and keep you wanting more from these characters. Find out what happens to these two people as they learn trust and let themselves heal.

Sonia Anderson has just taken a new job as a bodyguard and one that will change her life forever. She is assigned to the role of guarding Amy North, girlfriend of a billionaire, James North. The psychological evaluations don't show anything about the secrets she holds when she was growing up. Her scars represent a world that is out of her control.

Matthew Carter is sharp, a master at his trade and long time standing bodyguard for James North. His past involves being responsible for the death of a colleague, not just any colleague, his wife. The revelations of the misguided control are explored here in Controlling Darkness.

Sonia and Matthew's relationship is one that I believe there was attraction from the beginning. They both have pasts that have left scars and demons that need to be dealt with. Will they heal one another? Will they learn to forgive? When they are faced with danger, what will happen to them? Together these two are sweet and strong. She is independent and stubborn. She is strong and can be a little feisty at times. He is strong and dominant. He just wants to keep her safe and help her gain self confidence back that she lost as a child. You will love them together and they really do make this story flow. They complement each other and have a way of pushing the other to deal with things they don't think they are ready for. The secondary characters are just as awesome. I hope we get to see more from them in the future. They complete the story and help keep it engaging. Find out what happens to this couple as they are faced with their demons, are they safe? Will they find their HEA or will fate have other things in store for them?

This is my first story by Anna Edwards and I know it will not be the last. I can't wait to go back and read the rest of this series and can't wait to see what the next installment of this series will bring. Anna lives with her husband, two children and two cats. She spends most of her time writing although she still does some accounting which she has done in the past. She enjoys making and eat cake and taking photographs. You will love how this story just pulls you into their world. You will find yourself getting lost in their world and hoping for them to get their HEA. You will find yourself getting mad at certain times but also needing ice water to cool off in other parts. This story is fast paced and I couldn't put it down until the end. There are some twists and turns that you won't want to miss or see coming. I highly recommend this story as I know you will love this story as much as I do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An addictive, thrilling read...... May 30 2017
By Sheena - Published on
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Step into the world of control...this was a skilfully written erotic thriller and fourth in the Control Series... this instalment focused on Sonia and Matthew both highly skilled bodyguards and both with dark pasts that have left them irreparably damaged physically and mentally...

This was such an addictive read...all the characters were interesting and complex....the interactions between the two main characters were at times sweet, sexy and always genuine.. they both have so many problems to overcome that it all appeared insurmountable but they are surrounded by a wonderful cast who provided strength and support when it was needed and the fact that the main characters from the previous books in the series continued to play an important part in this story was an added bonus.......

I loved the scene towards the end of the book with the interfering demonstrated the strength of friendship and loyalty between all the characters.....and left me wanting to know more about the reporter's backstory....

I was captivated by this book and it's original paced and full of intrigue with elements of BDSM and erotic sex as well as an awesome group of friends and lovers ....I received a copy of this book as an ARC from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review...
4.0 out of 5 stars Explosive. Thrilling. Phenomenal May 31 2017
By Tanaka Kangara - Published on
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I love Anna Edwards and her books. There is just something about her books that make me so excited to read them. She always creates heart stopping scenes that I am always addicted to and cannot get enough of. Just like Controlling Darkness. This book really stood out for me because I always wanted to know Matthew and Sonia's story. There was just something unique and amazing about them. Controlling Darkness truly impressed me.

Thrilling. Addictive. Emotional. Steamy. Controlling Darkness was a sizzling suspense that pulled me in. I was wrapped in its action packed clutches. Controlling Darkness was a story of letting go, love, pain and self love. There was drama. There was a heart pumping and explosive story that gripped from the first sentence to the last one. I was blown away. Anna Edwards definitely produced a solid and exceptional read that titillated me. Controlling Darkness also brought out the feels. It was a full experience of emotions that totally moved my soul.

Matthew and Sonia are my favourite couple in the series. They have amazing emotional and sexual chemistry that I genuinely like. Their thoughts and feelings really cut me so deep than any other couple. It made me really appreciate them a lot. Sonia went through a lot of pain but she was survivor. I loved her strength. Matthew was the perfect alpha male. He was dominant, protective, caring and possessive.

I freaking adore this series and I cannot wait for the next book in the series. I know it its going to be explosive.
3.0 out of 5 stars Having to hide herself no longer...Rating: 3.5 stars July 12 2017
By SBee Reviews - Published on
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I received an Advance Reader Copy for Controlling Darkness written by Anna Edwards and voluntarily reviewed this book. This is the 4th book in the Control Series, and the first I have read from this author. Ex-MI5 Matthew is the personal bodyguard to Mr. James North. There is a new bodyguard to the North Family’s security team, Sonia, who is a 25-year-old virgin, who has still has a lot to learn about life in general, but she comes highly recommended for the position. Matthew is Sonia’s boss, and he finds himself quite drawn to her but tries valiantly to retain his professional veneer around her. An unforeseen incident forces Sonia to expose herself to those around her, as well as her past, but Matthew won’t have it or withhold himself back any longer from being involved with her. What follows is a gradual guidance into a secure learning experience into the BDSM lifestyle, in which Sonia feels beautiful and sexy because Matthew won’t have her thinking she is anything less to him.

Interesting and detailed storyline, many developed supportive secondary characters which add nice layering to the whole read. I may have to go back and read the first three to see what I have missed!