Dark desires... Deadly secrets... Devious deceptions... Nothing is exactly as it seems in Insidious, the new erotic thriller from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Aleatha Romig!
When a powerful man is willing to risk everything for his own satisfaction, only one woman can beat him at his own game: his wife. Or so she thinks... "Let's start with you calling me Stewart. Formalities seem unnecessary." Stewart Harrington is rich, gorgeous, and one of the most powerful men in Miami. He always gets what he wants. Anything is available to him for the right price. Even me. Being the wife of a mogul comes with all the perks, but being Mrs. Stewart Harrington comes with a few special requirements. I've learned to keep a part of myself locked away as my husband watches me submit to his needs. But the more he demands of me, the more beguiled he becomes and that's to my advantage. So I keep fulfilling his fantasies and following his rules because he doesn't know that what he's playing is really my game. And winning is everything, right?
Insidious is a stand-alone novel and the first Tales From the Dark Side title by Aleatha Romig.
©2014 Aleatha Romig (P)2014 Audible Inc.
I absolutely LOVED reading this book. It was an edge of your seat, erotic, mind numbing and imaginative story and had anyone asked me to review it 3 chapters prior to completion, I would have said Fan freaking tastic. However, here is where the BUT comes into play. The book was fantastic until the complex web of deception, lies and deceit gets comically untangled, leaving the ending with something to be desired. What a disappointment Victoria ended up being too. I actually liked her character so much until she became what she becomes as the story comes to an end. Never expected Aleatha Romig to bring the character down to that level since the final act was not supported at all by ANY facts rather relied solely on her perception and insecurities. Disappointing indeed. Had it not been for the final 3 chapters, this book would have been a 7 out of 5. I feel those last chapters reduce the overall score to a 3.5. A complete shame.
I love audiobooks!!!
This was a truly excellent story, but....
It ends in questions, with no answers in the foreseeable future! The only thing I hate more than a cliffhanger is a cliffhanger with no resolution in sight! Really great story, though dark, but when can I read the next book???????
First of all, I was a huge fan of the Consequences series. But this book is nothing like that series! If you like graphic sex (think 50 Shades but with less likeable characters) and little plot development, this is the book for you! Based on the description, I expected a thriller and some sex, not sex and a very thin mystery plot. No likeable characters, no character development...did not even seem like the same author. But the narrator was good.
Yes, I am hoping this was a one time bad book.
The last one.
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Read/Listen, Review and Recommend!
Stewart Harrington – What can I say about this fella he isn’t who he appears to be, or is he?
Victoria Harrington – I have words for her but CUNNING is at the top of my list.
This is not a book I would have picked up myself to say the least. But I am in a book club and this book was picked, and so many people have said nothing but great things about it.
I am 150% happy I listened to this book; it’s all dark and twisty. Again not a book I normally go for, but so intriguing as soon as I started it I couldn’t stop.
I have so many thoughts, like why was her mother that way to begin with? Why was she different towards her siblings then she was to Victoria? Was it because of who Victoria’s father was?
Do contracts like that even excite? And if so who legalizes them? Ultimately my only question is who you do the same for your loved ones? I know I would do anything for my sister, I may not have come out the same as Victoria did that’s for sure but I would do what I could for my family.
Lastly because seriously I have to say something about the last line.. I love that its left up to us to decided how things end.
And can we give props to this narrator she did such an awesome job, I can't even!
*All my Reviews are 100% honest and my own.*
Let those who you love know today, tomorrow is not promised! Life experience, Mishawn
This is a "has to" listen! It was a hard to put down kinda book. Aleatha Romig did a Great Job! She is one of best authors out there.
I enjoyed this book. It was different and unpredictable. I love the suspense and the characters were well written. On top of this, it was steamy and erotic. Once I started I was not able to put it down. It's worth a credit.
Addicted to any type of Romance/Erotica audio books.
5 WTH STARS!!! This book sucked me in, chewed me up and spit me out!!! I honestly can't say more than that! Fabulous book, Fabulous Narration! MUST READ!
Oh! One, two, three, four!
This book is just one surprise behind the other one!
It is worth the credit!!!!!!
So many rave reviews, I was expecting something exciting and different. This was parents abusing their child and then pushing her into an abusive marriage. (with legal contracts so she was trapped). 95% of the sex was sad, especially when it was part of her contractual agreement of marriage.
Savanna Richards made the story bearable, because of her narration, however the circumstances and story line were so contrived and demented, I found myself fast forwarding though some scenes. (They felt redundant)
Hard to say but much of the gratuitous forced sex that Victoria was involved with. She did it for TEN YEARS.....That's what blew me away. Yes the end was fairly decent, but it didn't make up for hours of pathetic situations that this young woman was forced into. It reminded me of (white slavery) It was degrading and the only good thing was that Steward died.
This was the first Aleatha Roming book I've ever gotten. Most likely there won't be another.
"Twisted dark tale!"
A roller coaster of emotions ... a dark tale, something a little bit different
from Consequences series but we got Aleatha's style of writing.
Nevertheless the howevers... How she comes up with these unique stories?
So rich characters, this way of writing makes you keep guessing what is going to happen.
So many layers, twists, oh my!
Very creative and intriguing! Don't want to spoil the fun!
If you like dark and edgy stories, this is an awesome one!
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