What are the best books featuring controlling and possessive male leads?

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    #1Bared to You (Crossfire)

    Bared to You (Crossfire)

    Bared to You is a book by Sylvia Day, that tells the story of Eva. She is currently living with her best friend Cary Taylor when she meets Gideon who noticed Eva's beauty, and after getting rejected once, something happened to them. 


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    Mildred Gordon
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is a pretty typical steamy romance novel. It's a little more on the side of dominance type of relationship."
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    #2Rock Chick

    Rock Chick

    Since she was a kid, Indy Savage has been in love with Lee Nightingale, the today's investigator of the Nightingale Investigation. But Lee never paid attention to Indy Savage and finally, she gave up. Only when Indy finds herself involved in an investigation, Lee focused his interest in her. 


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    Lawrence Mason
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Another romantic book full of drama. Whats to expect? no one will know until they grasp the book and start reading, and lets just say it's quite the investigation. "
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    #3Gabriel's Inferno

    Gabriel's Inferno

    The first book of 'Gabriel's Inferno' starts the story of Gabriel Emerson, a respected professor haunted by his own past that lives an uninhibited life. Dark and full of terrors, his life seems to have find light when he meets Julia Mitchell, a sweet and innocent student that will make him meet his terrible past. 


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    Joshua Robertson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I have always been a fan of reading books that have controlling and possessive male leads. I just find them absolutely fascinating. After reading many reviews, the best book that I have found that features a controlling and possessive male lead character is Gabriel’s Inferno. "
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    #4Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell)

    Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell)
    Playing For Keeps is a romance novel by R.L Mathewson that tells the story of Haley and her annoying neighbor, Jason, who is she determined to hate but falls in love with. It is the first book in the Neighbor From Hell series.

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    Sandra Kennedy
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The story plot is really interesting. I could relate to the main character of the book as I myself felt like that a time ago. This book is original and I liked it a lot."
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    Thoughtless is a new adult romance novel by S.C. Stephens. It tells the story of Kiera and her unbidden attraction for her new roommate, rockstar Kellan Kyle. It is the first book in the Thoughtless series.

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    Joel Álvarez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This seems to capture this idea very well. It focuses on a love triangle, and the difficulties and possessiveness that can come along with it. This should appeal to anyone looking for a romance novel with a darker focus and complicated interests between characters."
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    #6Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

    Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

    The Black Dagger Brotherhood is a group of warriors in charge of protecting humanity from many threats. This organisation's best warrior is Rhage, who has lots of personal problems due to getting kidnapped and abused as a child. He will meet Mary Luce, who is also a survivor and they will develop strong feelings for each other.


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    Sean Chang
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I have not personally heard of this story but it sounds like a beautiful romance novel. It sounds like an engaging read from start to finish with a lot of drama and emotional roller coasters. This comment does a good job of describing this book."
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    #7Walking Disaster (Beautiful)

    Walking Disaster (Beautiful)

    Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire is a contemporary romance of a protagonist surrounded by women, gambling, and violence. Experience a painful bliss through the eyes of Travis who loves hard and fights harder as what he learned from his mother.


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    Jane Henry
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The main character in hard to like. His life choices and how he treats other people are pretty bad. However the author does a good job of painting the picture of how he came to be this way. Eventually he grows on you and you want the best for him. "
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    #8In Flight (Up In The Air)

    In Flight (Up In The Air)

    As a first class flight attendant, Bianca is used to deal with supermodels, sport stars and actors, but James Cavendish was something else. Unable to say no to his proposal, Bianca finds herself in a Dom/Sub relationship with the hot billionaire, that saw in her eyes hours of pain and pleasure.


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    Mark Reid
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "In Flight (Up In The Air)is a decent book featuring controlling and possessive male leads. It does feel like a 50 Shades of Gray knockoff though and does little to hide it as such. It could've done a few things differently, but selling the book seems more important to the author."
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    #9Shadowfever (Fever)

    Shadowfever (Fever)

    Shadowfever, the last book in Karen Moning's Fever series, is about MacKayla being hunted by the spirit of the Sinsar Dubh, the powerful million-year-old book that can create or destroy any world in just a flash.


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    Johnny Rios
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I think Shadowfever does a really good job to set an environment that is stylistic and unique. That's really what I loved the most about the book. If you're looking for something with a male lead, though, this book is not it, as it follows a powerful female through a great journey."
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    #10Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress)

    Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress)

    Halfway to the Grave is the first book in the Night Huntress series written by Jeaniene Frost. This urban fantasy paranormal book is first published in 2007 by Avon. 


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    Emily Garza
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "While I found some of the sexual content of this book to be somewhat gratuitous, I thoroughly enjoyed the character of Bones and the element of facetious wit that he brought to the story. His character was really what kept me involved and engaged with the story more than anything else (perhaps the fact that he is British has something to do with that!). Bones was by far the most entertaining and nuanced character that this novel had to offer, and I would recommend this book based solely on the strength of his personality."
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    #11Hush, Hush

    Hush, Hush

    Nora Grey is a smart and good girl and that against all odds, falls for Patch, a classmate with a questionable past. The attraction between the both of them gets stronger as days go by, but his mysterious past makes Nora feel insecure about completely falling for him.


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    Larry Mendez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "science fiction, suspense, and immortal all fused into one in this story of hush, hush. Get the book and get lost in the pages of this gripping tales of conflict and mystery"
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    #12Darkfever (Fever)

    Darkfever (Fever)

    When MacKayla Lane's is murdered, the quest to find her sister's killers draws her to a world where nothing is how it seems. Soon she faces a greater challenge: stay alive long enough. 


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    Gabriel Valadez
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I do not see the book as fitting into the category of controlling and possessive male leads. The woman is on a quest to find her sister's killer and is the one in control of her actions taken in the book. This is an interesting book and her journey. She meeting dark forces and evil along the way which make the book more interesting. A fairly entertaining book."
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    #13Fifty Shades Darker

    Fifty Shades Darker

    Fifty Shades Darker is the final book in the adult erotica trilogy Fifty Shades written by E.L. James. This book is intended for mature audiences.  


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    Cheng Gu
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "About half way through the book, I looked up the author to see if she was a teenager. I really did because the characters are out of a 16 year old's fantasy. The main male character is a billionaire (not a millionaire but a billionaire) who speaks fluent French, is basically a concert level pianist, is a fully trained pilot, is athletic, drop dead gorgeous, tall, built perfectly with an enormous penis, and the best lover on the planet. In addition, he's not only self made but is using his money to combat world hunger. Oh yeah, and all of this at the ripe old age of 26! And on top of that, he's never working. Every second is spent having sex or texting and emailing the female character. His billions seem to have just come about by magic. It seriously feels like 2 teenage girls got together and decided to create their "dream man" and came up with Christian Grey. Then come the sex scenes. The first one is tolerable but as she goes on, they become so unbelievable that it becomes more laughable than erotic. She orgasms at the drop of a hat. He says her name and she orgasms. He simply touches her and she orgasms. It seems that she's climaxing on every page."


Best What are the best books featuring controlling and possessive male leads
1Bared to You (Crossfire)Books 21 Paid
2Rock ChickBooks 20 Paid
3Gabriel's InfernoBooks 19 Paid
4Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell)Books 17 Paid
5ThoughtlessBooks 15 Paid
6Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood)Books 13 Paid
7Walking Disaster (Beautiful)Books 13 Paid
8In Flight (Up In The Air)Books 13 Paid
9Shadowfever (Fever)Books 10 Paid
10Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress)Books 9 Paid

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