Review: Dirty Filthy Rich Men (Dirty Duet #1) by Laurelin Paige

Title: Dirty Filthy Rich Men
Author:  Laurelin Paige
Publisher/Year:  Paige Press 3/27/17
Length:  262 Pages
Series:  Dirty Duet #1

Overview

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.

My Thoughts

I didn’t realize how much I needed a book that could suck me in so quickly that I would stay up until 1am to finish it- but that’s what we got here. We’re back in the New York world that our amazing author Ms Paige has created – but with new characters. We don’t start in the city but we end up there.

Sabrina is a girl who’s tried her whole life to be enough. Her mother passed away when she was young and she’s had to be a perfect daughter and big sister for those remaining years at home. She manages to somehow graduate early from high school and get a full scholarship to Harvard – where her life forever changes. She meets the elite of the elite there during her first few weeks but realizes quickly that she’s out of her league. She watches – observes and tries to figure out how she can fit in, but instead, she’s caught spying by a TA who’s part of that world, realizes the spark between them but walks away. Too bad she did because that night changed her life – she walked away, almost gets raped by one of the guys in that crew, gets saved by the TA but her world is uprooted.

We watch how something in Bri is woken up, how she can’t focus on either this TA or the guy that she was originally attracted to – Weston. Turns out they are brothers of a sort, and there’s a rivalry that she’ll never understand. Just when she thinks that she has a chance with Weston, Donovan, the TA causes waves, which brings out the true attraction that Bri has for him, and then tragedy hits. Bri’s father passes away, forcing Sabrina to move home, lose her scholarship, take care of her sister and live the life that she wasn’t ever meant to have.

We jump 10 years into the future now where Bri’s life is ok. she’s working for an advertising agency in LA and she’s relatively happy. Her best friend sees that Weston is speaking at a conference in New York and they both go, in the hopes that maybe they’ll learn something but maybe a reintroduction to Weston, the one that got away – some life could be brought back to Bri’s world. Things don’t go as planned – he doesn’t remember her until he does – they spend a steamy weekend together and then they go their separate ways.

Fast forward again a few months and Sabrina is now in New York after being offered a job at Weston’s company. Weston and Donovan’s company. This is where things get hot, steamy, angsty, intense etc etc etc. I don’t have enough words to describe what happens now, but it’s sooooo hot.

There’s a push and pull with this threesome. Weston wants to have something with Sabrina, and she’s inclined to agree. Turns out Weston is engaged though – fake as it may be. Donovan still has this power over Sabrina that no one can explain and he always fights is as does she. We watch the dance between them for several chapters – trying to understand what’s going to happen between them. What ensues is a dark and hot tryst that still leaves us with more questions than answers. You have no choice as a reader but to keep reading because their story is that intense.

We’re left when Donovan does what he always does – he runs away, leaving a broken mess behind. Sabrina doesn’t ever take that as answers – so she snoops and learns so much more than she bargained for, and well, we’re wondering what that means for anyone’s future. Question now becomes, will they ever make it as a couple or is Weston better suited? What will happen to Sabrina’s sanity and safety and is Donovan gone for good? I’m off to get book 2 – enjoy!

Review: Truth (Betrothed #10) by Penelope Sky

Title: Truth
Author:  Penelope Sky
Publisher/Year:  Penelope Sky 7/30/20
Length:  198 Pages
Series:  Betrothed #10

Overview

I had no idea she was going to tell Damien.If I did, I would have stopped her.I would have told her the truth myself.Now I’m afraid I’m going to lose her…and there’s nothing I can do about it.

My Thoughts

Well, that summary was lack luster, but at least we knew that the story ahead would be a good one given the up and down roller coaster. There are so many forces trying to push this couple apart, that even Cat is letting it happen since she’s not willing to give up her family.

We watched this couple fall in love, and we watched them try their best to make things right with Damian in order to be together. When he reveal more to Catalina about Heath than she knew, more background on the situation, she realizes that she’s never going to get his approval and she walks away from him. Damian thinks he’s won, knowing that Heath won’t kill him, that he uses this to his advantage and captures Heath. Which we see play out just in the same way that Cat’s initial capture played out. Heath is put in a cage, yet this time Damian beats him to within inches of his life.

He’s somehow saved – I guess the power of love truly is stronger, and we see how this creates an interesting predicament as the story continues. Catalina has made her decision on what she wants, even if it means the demise of her family. She tries and tries to make things right, and that doesn’t work. Balto steps in and picks up the slack with the Skull Kings while Heath can’t even move and that puts a new set of challenges at the forefront since his wife is pregnant. We watch that one play out and it makes us anxious.

In all of Ms Penelope Sky’s books, we see dark men who really don’t deserve to be saved. Yet they want to be saved by the right woman once she walks into their lives. We’ve watched it time and time again, and this isn’t any different. Heath is willing to give EVERYTHING up for her if that would help and while it works for some, it does’t for others. It’s only when Heath meets her father and they have a chat that we see that there’s more to the family history than anyone knew – and I have to admit, I actually toyed with the revelation in my head before it came.

Secrets that were never meant to come out are shared and they have both a healing and a destroying power. We watch Vox take his vengeance out at any length, forcing folks to go on the run, be prepared for a shootout and know that some characters that we’ve come to know well aren’t going to come out of this story alive. I feel like this is well set up for the culmination of this series, yet i’m sad to see that it’s over. We get an ending that’s right for this story – but there’s so much more that we could actually get into if our author decides to write it. So on that note, i’m off to find something new and i hope you enjoy this one!

Review: Secret (Betrothed #9) by Penelope Sky

Title: Secret
Author:  Penelope Sky
Publisher/Year:  Penelope Sky 7/7/20
Length:  158 Pages
Series:  Betrothed #9

Overview

She saved my life.

She promised she wouldn’t intervene, that her loyalty was to her family, not me. But she did it anyway.

Now everything is different. I can feel it with every kiss, every time she’s underneath me. This isn’t a meaningless fling anymore.

It’s so much more.

I know it…and she knows it.

My Thoughts

I love everything that our author writes and this continuation of Heath and Catalina’s story just adds to my love fest. We saw this couple come together as part of a scheme to get at Damian for falling in love with a woman that ‘belonged’ to someone else, and we watched how their uncommon circumstances turned into a really amazing relationship – unexpected and intense, and so good all at the same time. Until it wasn’t.

Throughout this ninth installment in the series, the second for this couple, we remember where we left off – Heath was going to collect the taxes that Damian owed, and Damian had a plot to kill Heath and his men since he felt that he was unfairly being taxed. Catalina knew about the plan, and while she said she’d never go against her family, she realized that Heath meant more to her, and she warned him at the last moment. Saving his life, and resulting in a shift in the dynamic of just about everything from then out.

The way that their bond strengthened and changed was amazing. We saw that their ‘fling’ – their short term thing became love, even when they didn’t admit it to one another. In the moment that Cat called Heath to warn him, he saw right through what she wasn’t willing to admit and as a result, his own feelings became clear to him as well. Their relationship turned to something concrete. They had open entry to each other’s house. They were part of each other now, and even when Cat tried to fight it, fight Heath on it, she realized that she would always lose.

We spend most of this story watching how they are happy together and how they have something special. The only issue that they truly faced was the notion that Damian and Heath had a pure hatred for one another and as a result the two parts of her life could never meet. When she tried to make that change – she learned more about the past than she ever wanted to know, and that rips her and Heath apart. The things that he did to her family in the past was truly too much and the lies that he kept meant that she was now numb to him.

This brings pleasure to Damian of course because it now opens the door for him to take Heath down, and that’s exactly what happens. We see Cat torn – she’s numb, and she’s standing by her family, but of course life and love are never that easy. The end of this ninth / second book leave us at a crossroads of where Cat will be knowing that she’s vowed never to choose against her family but her future was already chosen by that same fortune teller in Morocco that directed everyone else’s lives in this series. So….I now have to wait until the next installment to see how this plays out. Enjoy!

Review: The Contract (Convenience #2) by Stella Gray

Title: The Contract
Author:  Stella Gray
Publisher/Year:  Stella Gray 7/28/20
Length:  206 Pages
Series:  Convenience #2

Overvew

If only I’d never signed that contract. Or accepted the one I didn’t.

My husband doesn’t trust me. Not that I can blame him.

But he needs me, needs my image. I need his connections. And I have to find a way to convince him to set aside our differences.

There’s one way that always works.

Even when we hate each other, our bodies betray us.

The one place we’ve never disagreed is in bed.

Except this is about more than just us.

And even Luka Zoric’s legendary control breaks sometimes.

My Thoughts

It’s been a minute since I was wrapped in the world of Luka and Brooklyn but it takes just a second to remember where we left things off – they were newly married, they started to build a foundation that seemed stronger than the farce that this began as, and then it all crumbles on their honeymoon when Luka is tipped off about the contract that Brooklyn had been offered with Elite Models to get insider information about them to bring them down.

Mind you, that was old information, old news – the contract hadn’t been something that Brooklyn was pursuing at all anymore, but Luka didn’t care and so a wedge was forced between them. We spend the bulk of this second installment watching them hate each other. Watching Luka not allow Brooklyn to explain and watching Brooklyn trying to figure out how to survive knowing that the situation that they were in was something that she really couldn’t get out of. She was ambitious and she really did feel like there was something between her and Luka.

Every time they started to make progress, someone would come between them. That typically led to heat and passion and painfully raunchy sex (for a moment) but then nothing good would spawn from that. As a reader, you hope for more of those heated moments, but you know that there’s nothing good behind them.

It’s only when enough pushing is done that they take a moment outside of the world to be with the family to realize that there are emotions that mean something and use that as an opportunity to try to heal. If only healing was possible right? Through an unfortunate circumstance, with a person who was out for the downfall of Brooklyn (and likely the agency as well), we see the final scene of this book turn out in the exact opposite way that we want, and they are ripped apart again. I can’t wait to see what happens in this next book and how Luka can explain things, but i’m sure he’ll try. So…i’ll be patient and hopefully enjoy it. You guys should too!

Review: Fixed Forever (Fixed #6) by Laurelin Paige

Title: Fixed Forever
Author:  Laurelin Paige
Publisher/Year:  Paige Press 6/25/18
Length:  280 Pages
Series:  Fixed #6

Overview

Hudson Pierce-

You act so high and mighty, you and your perfect pregnant wife Alayna. With your perfect child and your perfect home.

You weren’t always perfect. Your past is filled with misdeeds.

Does your wife know all your secrets?

Would she stand behind you if she did?

You think because she’s on bedrest you can protect her? How sweet.

Sleep tight, you two.

-An Old Friend.

My Thoughts

I’m actually happy that i’ve read this series out of order since there’s something to be said about knowing how things will end up but not knowing all the details. In the Slay series, we saw the plot of this book come to fruition, we knew that there was someone from Hudson’s past that was after him but we didn’t know who. We saw him and Alayna imply that it was Celia yet we knew that she had changed. We also knew that Alayna had been kidnapped and saw the result of that, but again didn’t know more.

So in this sixth and final book of the Fixed series, we see the full story line. It starts with yet another note coming to Hudson with a threat, and we see that he’s not quite sure what to make of it since his security detail can’t figure it out. We also see at the same time that his nightclub in AC is having issues with harassment charges against the management coming to life, resulting in firings and a club closure. On top of that, we see Alayna slipping into her obsessive ways again and those are not good behaviors.

Quite a lot going on and several different paths that this story can go, so we have to pay close attention to figure things out. The main one of course though is the secrets that Hudson is hiding in regards to the threat since he doesn’t want Alayna to know, and what we learn of the person behind it all is that it’s immensely personal, and the victim isn’t Hudson at all.

Throughout this story, we see that the relationship and bond between Hudson and his wife is stronger than anyone knew. They both have faults that they love each other more for and when we see how they’ve had to adapt to be happy, it makes for a really lovely relationship. Makes you feel the same way that we all felt about Edward and Celia actually since both of them are quite damaged and complex as well.

In true fashion, we have so much intensity and heat here – so much passion and angst that there’s depth to just about everyone in the story. You’re invested in everyone and that makes a story flow even more. If my own personal life weren’t in chaos right now, I would def have finished this book in a day since I really managed to read it in whole in one day, but picked it up for days on and off TRYING to read.

I’m sad that this part of the story is done but I see that there are supplement books to this series out there which are now next on my list. I hope you try this series out. Enjoy!

Review: Chandler (Fixed #5) by Laurelin Paige

Title: Chandler
Author:  Laurelin Paige
Publisher/Year:  Paige Press 9/20/16
Length:  288 Pages
Series:  Fixed #5

Overview

I’m good in a boardroom, but I’m better in the bedroom. Much better. I can charm the skirt off any woman in one encounter. I’ll even give her an orgasm before I put her in a cab. Or three. No more or she’ll start making plans for the future and I’m not into that.

Or I wasn’t until Genevieve Fasbender. She’s the first woman in five years that I want to spend the whole night with. And she’s the first woman who’s told me I’m not what she wants in a lover, even after multiple O’s. She’s brash and bold and stubborn as hell, and she doesn’t believe it’s possible to satisfy her.

But I’m up for the challenge.

And after an incident in my brother’s office closet―a downright dirty incident―I think I’m just the guy to deliver.

Genevieve Fasbender will never know what’s coming.

My Thoughts

I love that some how I managed to read all these stories out of order since I feel like reading this fifth installment that tells us the story of Genny and Chandler after i’ve seen Slay play out gives me a better sense of what the epilogue really mean and what their story truly began as.

We remember from Slay that Genny is Edward’s daughter, a girl who’s insanely intelligent but unfortunately finds herself in the position where her father doesn’t want her to be as close to him in business because he doesn’t want her to see the man that he’s become after all these years. He wants her to keep this cleaner version of him in her mind. So when the opportunity arises to work with Chandler on an opportunity to strengthen everyone’s business, she dives in and Chandler is there with her.

What’s nice about this story is that we see their interactions start as a game of cat and mouse. Genny really wants nothing more from Chandler than to use him for a night because she knows who he is, and then move on. When he realizes who she is, that makes the game more interesting, and add to that the notion that he’s really interested in her, he’s intrigued and can’t get her out of his head, well we know that this can’t end well.

So for the bulk of this story we watch the chase – and we watch on the edge of our seat to see what it will take to crack. Once it cracks, we’re back on the edge of our seat to see the fallout.

There’s the history between Genny’s stepmother Celia and Hudson, Chandler’s older brother that comes in between them, and of course it’s neither of their story to get into the mud on, yet it derails them. There’s the fear that they won’t be truly appreciated for the ideas that they put together since they’re the #2s in their families, so we also hold our breath in the hopes for a happy ending.

All while this is happening, we get the expected steam, passion and heat that comes from our author Laurelin Paige and I have to say that i’m excited to see what’s next since I realized that there are so many other books in this world that i’ve yet to read. So on that note, I hope you liked this one and i’m off to the next. Enjoy!

Review: Rising (Slay Quartet #4) by Laurelin Paige

Title: Rising
Author:  Laurelin Paige
Publisher/Year:  Paige Press 5/12/20
Length:  294 Pages
Series:  Slay Quartet #4

Overview

The stakes have never been higher, and she’s full of the devil.

Edward Fasbender is my husband.

Together, we brought down powerful men.

Now we have a chance to start over. To be the family neither of us ever had, to leave the past in the past where it belongs. Edward has a choice to make.

It will decide if we fall into the flames-or rise together.

My Thoughts

So it’s taken me a bit to read this final installment to the series, however it’s not because of the book. Life just got in the way and i’m sure many of you get that these days! Anyhow, we get to see how Edward and Celia’s story progresses and hope for the best.

When we left off, we knew that things were starting to setting in various parts of their lives. Edward’s quest to bring down Celia’s uncle was successful and there was closure there. We also saw that Celia was pregnant which brought upon us a whole new set of issues since Edward wasn’t necessarily keen to have more kids and that means that we’re going to see a whole lot of ‘compromise’. Add to that Edward’s need to know all of Celia’s secrets and well, that means we’re in for yet another roller coaster.

Throughout this final installment, we see each of our characters lay their cards out on the table, fight, put distance in between one another, we see the supporting characters of family play a role in the evolution of things, and we unfortunately get more of Hudson than we wanted.

There’s an underlying story of the power struggle between everyone in this series and this fourth book is no different. Edward needs to have control and when others seemingly have it, there’s no good that can come of it. We see Celia’s father step down as CEO and we see Edward trying to get that spot. Hudson has controlling shares of the company so that means that it’s an uphill battle that Edward will never win. On top of that, we know that there’s pure hatred between Hudson and Celia so that makes matters worse. When Hudson is put in danger though, we see the tables turn.

There’s also another sweet story that comes out of this one. We see Edward come to life as a father, and we see his role and appreciation for his kids change, especially with his oldest children. There’s something to be said about being put into positions that you’re uncomfortable and his eldest are able to do that and come out shining. I love that there’s a hint of what’s to come for his older daughter, and I can’t wait to see if there’s a separate story that I can read on that.

In any event, there are kidnappings in this book, we see passion and chemistry used as punishment over and over again, we also see a relationship crumble before our eyes. Business always seems to take priority and that’s not anything that we shy away from in this finale. So….all I can say is that it’s a crazy heated passionate finale and I think that the epilogue does a great job of tying up loose ends, and teasing new ones. Enjoy!

Review: Revenge (Slay Quartet #3) by Laurelin Paige

Title: Revenge
Author:  Laurelin Paige
Publisher/Year:  Paige Press 2/25/20
Length:  296 Pages
Series:  Slay Quartet #3

Overview

Their relationship changes again when Celia learns the devil takes care of his own.

Edward Fasbender is my savior.

From the ashes of who I once was, he is helping me to rise.

He has a list of people who have wronged him. And now he’s adding names to that list. Names that I gave him.

And we will have our revenge.

My Thoughts

In this third book, we see life become what it’s supposed to be between this married couple. They have decided on their compromises and as a result, they know what role they play in each other’s lives. That makes for an interesting dynamic when we know that what’s next on the plate is revenge (as the title implies) and vengance.

Throughout this third book, we watch Edward work to get his revenge against his new target Ron now that Celia has shown that her father isn’t the direct enemy any longer. As such, Edward enlists his sister Camilla to help pull off a scheme that will put Ron behind bars, make everyone who abused Celia in the past suffer and hopefully give them the closure that they need. What happens though is not what they were expecting and of course, the outcome changes what their implied hope of an outcome would be.

Add to that, Edwards need to control everything shows us that hes still out for blood against anyone who wronged Celia in the past, and that now includes Hudson and mystery guy A (aka Hudson). Celia’s not willing to go down that path, so we have to continue to read to see where that nets out.

In addition to all the revenge, we get to see Marion, Edward’s first wife and get to better understand their story. The nice thing about this book v. what we saw in the previous 2 is that we get flashbacks a bit to pieces of Edwards story that give us a more clear understanding of what shaped him. The relationship between Marion and Edward makes much more sense now and we see how it all came to be and how it expired as well.

The nice thing about this third book is that it gives us the heat and chemistry that we saw build in the beginning of their relationship and this is something that’s not dwindled at all as they’ve grown their farce into something real. There’s still so much tension and edge that you have no choice but to continue on reading and get completely sucked in. So with that in mind, i’m off to find book 4. Enjoy!

Review: Ruin (Slay Quartet #2) by Laurelin Paige

Title: Ruin
Author:  Laurelin Paige
Publisher/Year:  Paige Press 10/29/19
Length:  299 Pages
Series:  Slay Quartet #2

Overview

With her heart literally in his hands, Celia will have to try and bargain with a devil.

Edward Fasbender is my captor.

Trapped on this island he owns everything on–including, it seems, me.

He told me he would break me, but I thought he meant in the bedroom. It turns out Edward is playing a completely different game.

And he won’t stop until he’s ruined me.

My Thoughts

This is quite the diabolical story that we’ve got here – everyone is playing a game, most of it as a form of revenge against someone or something, and it’s really anyone’s guess on how it will net out.

We left the first installment with a marriage, chemistry and pure hate. Celia’s plan to take Edward down was figured out since she didn’t realize how much he dug into her and her actions, and what that means is that she’s really at his complete and utter mercy. As though she wasn’t already…..

Edward on the other hand has even more motivation to take Celia and her family down outside of the games that were being played, yet it takes the bulk of this story to learn exactly what that motivation is. What we do see though is that his plan is going off track since his impression of Celia prior to keeping her hostage and trying to break her was way off base. He thought that she was spoiled and surface when in fact there are layers and layers to her that no one had expected.

Throughout this second book we watch torture at it’s finest. Celia is captive on the island, a place where all the people owe Edward everything, and his word is bible. She’s not able to convince anyone that he’s keeping her against her will, he even goes so far as to weave a story as to why she’s there and the staff is quick to support his word. As a result, we spend the first quarter/third of the story watching Celia try to escape any way that she can. It’s a valiant effort for sure, but one that we all know will end up with no success. Instead, we watch her break a bit, bend to what he wants of her and when she does that, she gets rewarded with ‘things’ and the opportunity to design parts of the house etc. Little scraps to make her hate him just a bit less.

The other bit of this is that no matter how much they hate each other, they have such a connection, such heat and chemistry that there’s really no chance in fighting it. He tries, and fails. She tries….but then again doesn’t really. So when we see those scenes, i’ll tell you that they are some of the hottest that i’ve read lately.

We learn that Edward’s kink is psychological pain of sorts – he wants to break her down not through physical submission, although that’s massively attractive to him, but instead to get inside her head and her soul and find out who she is and why. What pain in her past made her into what she is today. In doing this, we see their relationship change and we see unexpected revelations come out.

Where we are left at the end of this second book is a completely different place than we were at the end of the first book, and it’s a moment in time that give us hope, but at the same time, there are so many other factors that will make that hope fall aside quickly. I can’t wait to see how this relationship and story plays out since revenge is still quite important and death is a possibility. Off to find book 3 now – Enjoy!

Review: Rivalry (Slay Quartet #1) by Laurelin Paige

Title: Rivalry
Author:  Laurelin Paige
Publisher/Year:  Paige Press 6/4/19
Length:  296 Pages
Series:  Slay Quartet #1

Overview

Edward Fasbender is a devil.

He’s my father’s business rival, a powerful, vicious man who takes what he wants and bows to no one. I only took the meeting because I was curious. I thought he was going to offer me a job.

But that’s not what he’s after at all. His proposal is much more intriguing, and I see an opportunity. An opportunity to turn the tables and bring down the devil.

I’ve gotten in trouble playing these games before. I know when the risk is too great, when the stakes are too high. I know how to be cold and strong-willed and destructive. I know how to withstand dominant men with arrogant charm and rugged features.

Yet I can’t resist taking on Edward.

And I can’t resist the pull he has on me.

Soon I’m not so sure which side of the battle I’m standing on–if I’m the warrior meant to slay,

Or the one who will be slain.

My Thoughts

This is an interesting start to the series – giving us enough to keep us hanging on word for word, page by page, with the last line of the book giving us much to think about.

We meet our leading lady Celia who’s the daughter of a very successful media company owner. Her father has control over the entire US market and she’s been living in his shadow to an extent, and trying to forge her way forward. Her mother has these lofty goals for her – for the type of life she’s supposed to have now that she’s an ‘adult’ and yet that’s not the path that’s laid out in front of her. The expectation was that she would marry Hudson, an ex i suppose, but life didn’t work that way. So we see the fall out from that without really knowing what happened, and it’s damaged everyone. What did come from that though is The Game.

The Game is a manipulation that Celia was taught by Hudson in how to get what she wants from people, in how to ruin people and in doing so, she’s walled herself off from even herself. She’s got no emotions any longer and she’s got a black soul. Perhaps that’s why Edward is so intriguing, since he’s clearly playing his own game and he gets under her skin.

Edward on the other hand is our dominating British lead – a man who’s equally as successful as Celia’s father in every market BUT the US and cannot seem to break into the market. That’s where his play comes to life, marrying Celia in order to get what he wants from her father.

The path that this first installment takes is one where we watch what’s unfolding in front of each main character. They have their boundaries, and yet they are not boundaries at all. Edward requires complete submission and control, someone who will look nice on his arm but will never argue or contradict him. Celia on the other hand is the complete opposite of that, except for when Edward gets a tone in his voice and she has no choice but to follow. In agreeing to his terms, she lays the ground work for her next Game. She’s intent on ruining him and how that will play out, we don’t know yet. What we do know though is that she thought she was under cover when she was trying to gain intel on Edward, but the last line of the book makes us think that her cover was blown. So…..we know that the intent is for this marriage to last as short as possible and that everything that Edward wants will be his. What ii wonder though is whether he knew what he was getting into with her and whether he’s prepared to play defense since she’s far smarter than he’s given her credit for. Off to book 2 now – enjoy!