by Skye Warren
Publication Date: December 6, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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The price of survival…
Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl’s college to take care of the only family I have left. There’s one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value. My virginity.
A forbidden auction…
Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he’s the only kindness in a brutal underworld. Except he’s playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing.
THE PAWN is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love.
About Skye Warren
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dark romance such as Wanderlust and Prisoner. Praised as a “true mistress of dark erotica”, her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, four dogs, and one evil cat.
Avery’s life of luxury and privilege is pulled out from under her by the dark and mysterious Gabriel Miller. He’s destroyed her father and left them penniless. With her beloved home slipping through her fingers Avery uses the only thing she has of value to save it…her virginity. One month and she’ll have enough money to save her home and care for her father. Just one month…she’ll give him her body, but never her heart. Easier said than done when Gabriel shows glimpses of kindness just to rip it away with coldness.
Revenge, deceptions, intrigue, passion…pull up a chair and make your first move because in this game it’s winner take all.
Good gravy this book left my stomach in knots. I’m not keen on humiliation in my romance books and this one had that in SPADES. Needless to say, I spent the whole book on edge and slightly nauseous.
That aside I really enjoyed it. I am certain there is more going on with Gabriel then what we were privy to in this installment (yes this end on a cliffy.) And I can’t wait to figure out what. Avery was a likable heroine and held her own with Gabriel. I’m hoping in book two we get to see an Avery that kicks ass.
This was well written and laid the groundwork wonderfully for the upcoming conclusion (I assume book two is the conclusion but not 100% sure.) The plot flowed nicely. The sexual tension was delicious. There were twists and turns, and hints of mysteries yet to be revealed. Overall just a totally engaging and entertaining read.