When I met Donovan Kincaid, I knew he was rich. I didn't know he was filthy. Truth be told, I was only trying to get his best friend to notice me.
I knew poor scholarship girls like me didn't stand a chance against guys like Weston King and Donovan Kincaid, but I was in love with his world, their world, of parties and sex and power. I knew what I wanted - I knew who I wanted - until one night, their world tried to bite me back and Donovan saved me. He saved me, and then Weston finally noticed me, and I finally learned what it was to be in their world.
And then what it was like to lose it.
Ten years later, I've found my way back. Back to their world. Back to him.
This time, I'm ready. I've been down this road before, and I know all the dirty, filthy ways Donovan will try and wreck me.
But it's hard to resist. Especially when I know how much I'll like it.
From NYT best-selling author Laurelin Paige, discover a whole new world filled with sex, love, power, romance and dirty, filthy rich men.
©2017 Paige Press LLC (P)2017 Paige Press LLC
Too busy to read as much as I'd like, Audible is the perfect solution. I'm a romance reader mostly, but can stray into any story.
I'm prefacing with saying it's a cliffhanger. Not a bad one where it just ends mid sentence, but still one that you know another book is coming.
This review is a hard one for me and I'll try to do it without spoilers.
Sabrina meets Donovan and Weston in college and through 2 situations out of her control, she leaves college and also leaves both men hanging... only in very different ways. 10 years later she runs into Weston and takes a job from him, putting her in both men's paths again.
Weston is quickly taken out of the picture for Sabrina, leaving her to contend with Donovan. They have a very sordid relationship, filled with a push and pull like no other I have read.
This is what made me hate the book. I spent 75% of the audio wanting to bang my head against a wall and also just shaking my head, "why?". It's frustrating. Sabrina is, in my opinion, a weak and stupid woman. I don't think she has the self preservation needed to get herself through life successfully. And I'm not talking about her sexual proclivities. I know some people will take issue with rape fantasy, so heads up. It's in there. But that's not what made me shake my head. It was her inability to see what's in front of her face and do a simple risk/reward assessment and see that it's just not there.
THIS BEING SAID... I loved 25% of the book and the rest, although frustrating, kept me interested and I couldn't turn it off. There is something to be said with that because I have a low tolerance for books that don't keep me involved and this one most definitely did keep me involved. I can't possibly give it a low rating when I couldn't even turn it off to shower. Either I'm a glutton for punishment with this one, or there is something there. Also, I am definitely looking forward to the next book. I have to know how this crazy series ends.
Do I need to comment about Elena Wolfe? Probably not because she is perfection 100% of the time. There is not a book with her name on it that ends up with subpar narration.
Audible Addict!!! My Favorite books have change since joining Audible and my taste for erotic has enhanced! Follow me to the dark side. ;)
I loved this book so much but I hate a mother sucking cliffhanger and I will stop listening to series that force me to wait years or months to get the next book. Right now I'm honestly pissed cuz the next book is not scheduled till FALL 2017. It's a great listen but wait till the complete series is out. To those authors that release series all at one time THANK YOU. You are appreciated. When I have to wait I can't recommend until it is complete. BE PATIENT WITH ME AND I WILL SUFFER FOR MY FOLLOWERS TILL THE STORY IS COMPLETE!!!! NARRATION WAS EXCELLENT
I am obsessed with audio books! My favorite genre is erotica and romance -- there's just not enough hours in the day to enjoy ...
I got whiplash trying to keep up with Sabrina's emotions in this one. I really like Laurelin's stories but I get so frustrated because every book doesn't have to be a three part series. If I had known this was a Part 1, I probably would have skipped it, at least for now. Although, had I skipped it, I would have missed a really good story, even if it had a bit too much introspection by Sabrina. But I guess when you're dealing with obsession, which is a topic Ms. Paige often writes about, introspection is a great way to expose it. It seems as if Donovan is a master manipulator and plays some serious head games with Sabrina. One thing glossed over in this story is that she was under age when their relationship started, so Donovan was a bit of a predator. The relationship/nonrelationship between Donovan and Sabrina is worthy of a solid head shake. But yet still, I couldn't stop listening -- so maybe I'm the one with the obsession. Warning: There are some dark parts to this book, including an attempted rape and rape fantasies. Overall a very good listen.
Elena Wolfe is just an amazing narrator no matter what name she uses. She puts in a solid performance that can make any book worth listening too.
Definitely worth the credit. I am anxiously awaiting the next installment.
The cliffhanger was amazing. The story was left on a cliffhanger, but the best part was hearing Sebastian York. That just means that part 2 is going to be amazing. The book had it all. I'm glad there was more to this story then just sex and romance. It keeps you on your toes the whole time. It had a lot of back and forth, but that's what kept the book interesting
The secretary with the Hungarian accent was great. She needs more part in book two.
Donovan Kincaid was my favorite character. I really enjoyed them all. specially since Elena Wolfe has a great male voice. That helps a lot.
Filthy rich men...
Please hurry with book two.
Cliffhanger! This book really surprised me, in a terrific way!! Sex, lies, tension, heavy ass love.. ..
Just get it, I don't want to risk ruining anything!!! Eland Wolf is absolutely the bomb👍💋
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Misty's review pretty much sums up how you feel while listening to this twisted unique story as it slowly unfurls.. because you hate the badboy hero, dislike the weak-willed heroine and feel uncomfortable with the fantasy rape sex scene. And yet I was completely hooked and compelled to find out more about these multi-layered characters and I gave up on sleep to uncover more about the twisted web that Laurelin Page has so skilfully written about. Because every chapter was gripping, every chapter changed the play and the ante.. and every chapter had an undercurrent.
When Sabrina first saw handsome cocky Weston King she was just a naive Freshman at College and thought he was her innocent crush.. but he became her addiction and her obsession because she watched him from the shadows as he partied and found eager willing partners. But this led Sabrina to Weston's best friend Donovan Kincade and his self-serving manipulative words of advice had the badboy quickly and unceremoniously ridding Sabrina of her v card. Sabrina didn't expect much from Donovan - and a cold brush off was all she got after the event.. but it awakened her seismic sexual connection with a man that was mysterious, secretive, damaged, frustrating and closed-off. And Donovan was totally unaware that Sabrina's obsession wasn't on Weston anymore.. she was entirely focussed on him.
However, Sabrina's scholarship was pulled and it would be ten years before she would meet Weston and Donovan (aka the dirty, filthy rich men) again and under very different circumstances.. and then the push/pull games and manipulations would start again.. along with deep secrets and dark desires. Because Donovan was as cold as he was hot, as alpha as they get and as dangerous as the devil.. and Sabrina found herself on an emotional twisted rollercoaster, on a ghost train, on a highway to nowhere and on a journey of sexual discovery.. all at once! They're obsessed with each other but Donovan keeps pushing Sabrina away and she has dark fantasies that only he can fulfil. It was a fun-fare, a battlefield, an erotic playground, a chilling thrilling smouldering powder keg and a deliciously dark brew. Donovan's rich, handsome, charismatic, drool-worthy, dominant and totally closed-off.. but what secrets lurk behind his impenetrable mask of indifference?
Worth a credit? Yes it's a gem, it's a scintillating sexy powerful multi-layered story with flawed characters you love/hate and it was told from the heroine's POV by a very talented narrator. But there was no prior warning of a CLIFFHANGER ending, no bold letters saying DUET.. and no second book until maybe SEPTEMBER..... aaarrrrrrrgh that hurts so bad.
I don't know how disappointed I am with this book since I finished it after all, I guess I was waiting for it to get better. The heroine was weak, needy and a doormat, I kept waiting for her to grow a pair but it never happened. The hero was supposedly broken but even so, it was no reason to act and treat the lady he supposedly like, it's hard to imagine love between them for that reason.
This was a cliffhanger but I'm not interested in the second book as I don't see it getting better. Elena Wolfe was amazing as a narrator but even she didn't save this book for me, I finished it solely because of her though.
That was a really good book , looking forward to it , unfortunately it's not out till September.
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