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Sleeping with the Devil

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USA Today bestselling author Cheryl Holt wanted to free herself from all restraint and write a novel exploring the darkest, most secret reaches of the erotic imagination So she created the alter-ego Vanessa Marlow, and the novel she wrote is…Sleeping With The Devil

Meg White leads a comfortable life as a chef in Portland. Nothing prepared her for a man like Jordan Blair, t
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 15th 2008 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2008)
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Nov 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Meg White and her boyfriend Steve were enjoying their anniversary when they met Jordan Blair. Instantly, Meg is uneasy about Jordan and his cool, possessive stare unnerves her. She's amazed that someone so handsome and sophisticated would be interested in little ol plain her. She's nothing special but Jordan makes her feel like she's the most amazing woman on earth and when he steals her away from Steve, she follows only too happily. He showers her with attention and gifts and his sexual appetit ...more
Apr 19, 2008 rated it really liked it
This was a very good erotic thriller.
Meg White and her boyfriend Steve are on vacation when they meet Jordan Blair. He is handsome , very rich but also very manipulative. Meg feels uncomfortable around him but she cannot stay away. After she marries him Jordan takes over her life. He determines what she wears, when and what she eats and starts to drug her. This book had me enthralled from the beginning. The things Jordan does to Meg were at times very disturbing and I could not wait to the end
Jul 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-romance, dark
This is nothing like what I have ever read before. The characters are complex and believable, especially when it came to Jordan, our male lead. You can tell he is the one who has absolute control over the relationship. Controlling, obsessive, abusive (to an extent), he is one lover you do not want to mess with.

This erotic romance thriller is not something you want to miss. B/c I admit, I really enjoyed reading Meg’s story. I did not give a 5-star b/c there were still somethings I would have like
Aug 12, 2011 rated it did not like it
I am usually quite partial to this author and I was excited to read something different from her regency romances. I expected this to be a dark erotic thriller and I love those types, but this book just didn't do it for me. I spent most of the time while reading intensely disliking Meg. What made it worse was I disliked her even more so than the villain Jordan. Since the book is only from Meg's perspective, it was hard to keep reading the book when I didn't like her from the very start. I also d ...more
Juana "Darkness" Duran
Meg and Steve are on an ordinary vacation. But the whole time its raining, so when there is a break in the rain they leave the apartment. Meg and Steve go out to eat but no one as at the restuarant. After a while they see a couple enter; they are like wow they look so cool they must be rich. Meg goes to the bathroom and bumps into the man, he introduces himself as Jordan Blair. Jordan starts coming on to her but she escapes to the bathroom. When Meg comes back she finds Steve at the couple's tab ...more
Amy Jacobs
Oct 23, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: books-i-own
My first impression of this book from reading the summary was that is was going to be an intense and sexual erotica to read. While the sex at times tended to be kinky and unnerving at times, the overall dominance of Jordan was downright appalling.

I have never been squeamish about reading an erotica novel. Heck, the more sexy fun in a romance the better because I am an adult and can handle reading about it. When you venture into the realm of Jordan Blair though, be prepared to enter a dark and v
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
This story is really interesting. Jordan, the protagonist's lover, is really obsessed and clearly has a complex of some sort because he takes control of everything in Meg's life. I can only hope that no one will have to deal with something as extreme as this.

The relationship is really intense and any reader going into this should keep in mind that this isn't a true romance... at least that's my opinion. It's rough. The story takes Meg through a whole lot of terrible things. I understand that the
Michelle Cristiani
Jan 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica
This was an interesting book, because it starts out as erotica and turns into a disturbing mystery. I enjoyed that it blew open the traditional storyline where a woman gives up everything for this dashing rich man - in this case, she quickly finds he is not all he appears, and gets in over her head with no way out. That is really clever, and I applaud Marlow for going there.

Its blessing is its curse, though: I wasn't sure what the author was trying to make me feel. Maybe my discomfort was part
Barbara Elsborg
I suspect this is one of those books that's either loved or hated. I liked it but I don't read it thinking it's an erotic romance. I'm not sure it's even a novel of sexual obsession. It wasn't really about the sex. It was about control and power. It's far more of a dark psychological suspense story than anything else. As a tale of the ultimate control freak, it's frighteningly intense.
I wish wish wish we could have had some of the book inside Jordan's head. It was hard watching Meg spiral down
Liliana Venegas
Oct 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Meg and Steve were having there anniversary at a restaurant when a rich couple conversate with them and invite them to their hot tub.Meg is too aware of his too cool nature and is frightned by it. After going out with them continously Jordan tells her that Steve is a cheater. she finds this out when i forgot the chicks name is giving him a blowjob in the living room. after she forgives him for it she all too happy leav3s him for Jordan. First her live is utmost enjoyable. When he makes suggestio ...more
Jun 03, 2010 rated it it was ok
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Jul 18, 2014 rated it liked it
I was very surprised with this book. I thought it would be all erotica. to my shock it wasn't much at all.. sleeping with the devil was more a thriller in my eyes with erotica scenes. I loved the story the the suspense. but I found that the author was repeating herself a lot; especially when it came to the character meg. I did start to scim thru it towards the end. knowing what was going to happen and just wanted to finish the book. that is why I gave it a 3 star.
Aug 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book was a train wreck from the beginning. Only problem that would be in a good way! I have never been so abducted into a world than I was with this book. From beginning to end you screamed at the girl till you were horse. I have also never read a book so quickly than I did with this one. If you are at a loss for reading material this is a book to check out.
Dark. Disturbing. Sensual. And oh-so twisted.

I felt dirty reading this because it's just so wrong and sickening in so many levels. And yet, I find it addictive because it was like nothing I've ever read before. I guess the story is not for everybody.

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Apr 01, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Aug 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A strangely hypnotic story. Cheryl Holt has entered a new arena with this book written as Vanessa Marlow. The story of Meg's fall was hard to read, but harder to put down. Holly's review says it all.
Andrea M
Mar 02, 2011 rated it liked it
sad and twisted
May 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Interesting and intense but still left you hanging
Bekki McClish
Feb 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was a very very dark book. I've read it twice now, which is why I put 4 stars. I won't read it for another year or so, but I would probably read it again. It's difficult to put down.
Oct 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: looking for something twisted
This book is nothing like what it is described to be.
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