Corrupt by Penelope Douglas
5 Little Monster Crowns
This book was Gritty, Dark and utterly delicious. The utmost definition of a page turner and Dark Romance at its finest! Penelope had me completely enrapture from the first page and I could not put it down until the last. I was on the edge of my seat absolutely riveted waiting to see what new twist and turn Penelope had in store.
There were dark deeds and bad seeds, but who cared if the house was falling apart as long as it was pretty, right?
If you like your books intense, dark, suspenseful and chock full of all the heat you can handle than this book is for you! This story was all the things I’ve come to love with this genera. I was captivated with the way Penelope wrote the story and brought so much life to these characters.
Each character brought their own thrill to the story and were completely individualized. She wrote them so well you could see each of them in their own light. I love this so much about her writing. They can all do the exact same thing but because of how she wrote them, it will determine if you like them or not. This is why I don’t like Damian that and a myriad of other reasons. It’s going to take a lot to endear me to him, but I don’t doubt Penelope will work her magic and I’ll end up liking him at some point.
“I’m hungry, Rika,” he said, pressing his hard body into my back, his lips hovering over mine. “I want everything they tell me I can’t have, and I see that hunger in you, too.”
Michael and Rika are a deliciously deviant slow burn. That will melt your Kindle when they finally combust. Their push and pull was magnificent, Michael from the start was pushing Rika to be more, to stand up for herself and stop letting everyone coddle her. It’s exactly what she needs! They each have a darkness in themselves and it gravitates and recognizes the darkness in the other. They are so HOT together and the way they play is enough to turn a nun on! (Steam Room is all I’m going say about that).
“Rika,” he whispered against my neck. “I need you. I need you every day, every hour, every minute…..”
This book is completely unapologetic and wonderfully original. If you don’t like your romances dark/suspenseful and full of grit than I wouldn’t recommend reading this. But if you love your romance more on the dirty side, with thrills that will have you on bated breath just waiting to see what’s going to happen, than this is most definitely a book for you! Penelope is a master at her craft and I can’t wait to see where the rest of the boy’s end up and just what type of woman bring them to their knees!!
I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.
His name is Michael Crist.
My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.
But I noticed him.
I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.
Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.
Because he’s finally noticed me.
Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.
My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.
Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.
In my city.
The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.
We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.