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**Warning: this book contains an addictively filthy alpha male who will dampen your panties and own your days and nights. Proceed at your own risk.**

Meet Colton Drake...

I have no idea why she auctioned off her virginity for a cool mill. Regardless, I’m now the proud new owner of a perfectly intact hymen. A lot of good that will do me. I have certain tastes, certain sexual proclivities. My cock is a bit more discriminatory than most. And training a virgin takes finesse and patience – both of which I lack.

Sophie Evans has been backed into a corner. With her sister’s life hanging in the balance, the only choice is to claw her way out, even if that means selling her virginity to the highest bidder at an exclusive erotic club. When Colton Drake takes her home, she quickly learns nothing is as it seems with this beautifully troubled man. Being with him poses challenges she never expected, and pushes her to want things she never anticipated.

A sinfully seductive erotic romance where everything has a price and the cost of love is the highest of all from New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Kendall Ryan.

309 pages, Kindle Edition

First published August 18, 2016

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Kendall Ryan

119 books16.9k followers
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.






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Profile Image for SueBee★bring me an alpha!★.
2,417 reviews13.8k followers
March 19, 2017
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★★★★! Filthy Beautiful Lies, book 1 of 3. Off-the-charts sexual tension as Sophie tries to figure out the enigmatic Colton Drake while living in his Malibu mansion!

“The business of my dick getting some much overdue attention and having a steady female companion without the hassle of navigating the dating scene”.

Books about the Drake brothers should be read in order:
Book 1: Filthy Beautiful Lies - Colton & Sophie
Book 2: Filthy Beautiful Love - Colton & Sophie
Book 3: Filthy Beautiful Lust - Pace & Kylie
Book 4: Filthy Beautiful Forever - Collins & Mia

Filthy Beautiful Lies (book 1) opens up to Sophie Evans putting herself, or rather her virginity and companionship for six months, up on auction block at an underground venue. Her twin sister has cancer and is in desperate need of an expensive treatment. One secret bidder ends up paying $1 Million for the privilege.

Sophie is introduced to businessman, Colton Drake and whisked away to sunny Malibu, California. At first Colton is commanding, sexy and a dirty talker, but that is quickly replaced with a caring, considerate and still oh so sexxxy Drake as they spend time getting to know each other while the sexual tension remains off. the. charts!

It soon becomes a question of why and when and how and… what secrets are Colton harboring? Add to that other women vying for his attention and you have quite a suspenseful ride!

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Seven words to describe Colton Drake, Colt aka CoCo aka Drake: Charming, noble, caring, enigmatic, conflicted, elusive and commanding.

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Seven words to describe Sophie Evans, Soph aka Sweetness: Loyal, reflective, determined, shy, timid, smart and innocent.

Filthy Beautiful Lies is told in alternating POVs and moves at a pleasant pace and other than being irked by Colton’s nickname, Sweetness for Sophie I enjoyed every moment of their journey. Needless to say this story ends with a cliffy-hanger. I am thankful that book 2, Filthy Beautiful Love will be out very soon!

Dreamy hero, Colton Drake! Excellent build-up of sexual tension! Suspenseful plot! Perfect cliffy!

Hero rating: 4.5 stars
Heroine rating: 3.5 stars
Sexual tension rating: 5 stars
Sex scenes rating: 4 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 3 stars
Plot rating: 4 stars
Dialogue rating: 4 stars
Storytelling rating: 4.5 stars
Story ending rating: N/A
Book editing rating (5 = no edits spotted): N/A
Overall rating: 4+ stars

Would I recommend this series: Yes.
Would I re-read this series: Maybe later.
Would I read future books by this author: Yes.

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ARC provided to me by author Kendall Ryan in exchange for an honest review.
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3,706 reviews31.5k followers
August 2, 2014
4.5 Filthy Beautiful Stars!

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Kendall Ryan has done it again. Given me a book thats full of steam, a book thats sweet and has the perfect amount of angst and drama to balance the sweet and sexy.

At the start of this story, we meet a girl named Sophie. Sophie is a virgin. For no other reason than she’s had a sick sister for a lot of her young adult/adult life and never took that step. She’s been trying to find a solution. Something that can save her sister. Money is what she needs and she finds only one way to get the amount. Sell her virginity to the highest bidder. She’ll spend the next six months with who ever ‘buys’ her, then her life will go back to normal. She just has to pull it together. For six months. For her sister.
I can’t let my new owner get inside my head. He might be buying the rights to my body, but he’ll certainly never have the real me. I need to remember that.

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Colton Drake is at this auction on a whim. He’s looking for a companion. Someone to stay with him, have no strings sex and fill his wants and desires. He’s a good looking guy. Successful and sexy. He shouldn't need to buy anyone. But the fact is, Colton doesn’t want any of the hurt or drama that comes with a relationship. So this is the best solution he could find.

Colton certainly never thought he would buy a virgin. That wasn’t something he was planning. Something about Sophie changed his mind. He’s just got to keep his head in the game. Colton has a past he doesn’t want her or anyone to know about. As long as he can keep that to himself and she remembers he reason she's there, they’ll get along just fine.

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Her reasons for being here aren't my concern. Just like my reasons for obtaining her aren’t any of hers. She doesn’t need to know my past, the only thing she needs to know are that I like my cock sucked regularly, I have a healthy appetite for sex and not to disturb me when I’m working.

The last thing Sophie expected was to be attracted to the man who bought her. To actually start to like him the more time she spends with him. Having any sort of feelings in this situation is only bound to complicate things even more.
Everything about him is intensely male and perfect, it’s hard not to react. My body pulses with electric heat, as feelings I never imagined I’d have course through me. Interest. Desire. Lust. He’s attractive, fit and intelligent, there is nothing about him, at least physically not to like, but he bought me for heaven’s sake. I should feel repulsed, not excited and slightly turned on.

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I say this all the time, but Kendall Ryan is the queen of steam. And in Filthy Beautiful Lies, she brought it. There were times I was calling her a giant tease in my head, but the anticipation made things between Colton and Sophie that much more intense. They shared something and had great chemistry.

Sophie was a strong heroine. Selfless. She had to be to do something like this for her sister. And Colton Drake… mysterious, charming, sexy and a little broken. Just my type. The two of them together had this bond that developed slowly. I was expecting a ton of hot sex with zero feelings, but thats not what I got and I was grateful. It was a slow burn. It was hot, but not emotionless.

I also just want to throw it out there that I loved Colton’s brothers. I hope we get more of them… maybe even some spin off stories!

If you are a fan of Kendall Ryan’s steamy stories, I would very much recommend this one. It was an easy read and once I picked it up, there was no putting it down. I was addicted. The story had an interesting concept and I love the direction it took. The end was a bit of a cliffy and I can’t wait to read the next installment to see wtf is going on! Thankfully, we don’t have to wait too long to get our questions answered!

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303 reviews
August 23, 2014


I'm a little confused. What happened to the rest of the book? I guess if you want the filthy part of this read, you have to wait until the next book comes out. This book does not deliver at all what the title and blurb implies.

Did this book make enough of an impression on me to keep track of and pay for more books to get the whole story?

Nope. Sorry. I thought it was barely mediocre. I'm fine with books being part of a series as long as that is made clear to me in the book description. I have lost count of the books like this where I never bother to read the following books because I forget or no longer care by the time they come out. In my humble opinion, unless you are Jennifer Armentrout, you just can't pull off a cliffhanger this awkward. Ugh.
August 26, 2014

So I pretty much loved this book! I mean what's not to love? You have an alpha male, who's quite conceited in his goal for sexual pleasure and then you have a heroine who sacrifices herself to help a loved one! That's just my cuppa!

Sophie Evans, is a twenty year old virgin. She also has a sick twin sister, and the only treatment that could save her life is out of reach because she and her mother cannot afford it. So after an interview gone wrong at a strip club. Sophie takes a leap of faith and does the unimaginable, she agrees to sell her virginity to the highest bidder.

The night she is sold is the night she meets the man who will own her for the next six months, Colton Drake. Why a man as good looking as he is has to buy a woman's affection is beyond her understanding, but Colton has a few secrets of his own. And boy are those secrets juicy... and infuriating.

So firstly let me clarify that Filthy Beautiful Lies does indeed not have a lot of sex scenes. But it does has tons of sexual tension which I thrive on, I love it when characters wanna hump each other so bad but something is holding them back. It makes their first time that much more satisfying.

Secondly. Blow jobs. Yes, this author had me hating Sophie for having the opportunity.

So as you might have guessed Sophie and Colton's relationship does progress from blow jobs and sexual tension to a more meaningful connection.

Now lets talk about what may have been wrong with this story. For a virgin, Sophie fell easily into the role of deep throating, Colton. Did that make sense? No.
Did it bother me? No.
Would I have enjoyed it just as much if she'd been scared out of her mind. Probably.

Look, I'll get to the point. If you're looking for some sexy times and a virginal heroine who's a hiding a pretty potent inner vixen and would like to live vicariously through her then this is your book. It's not dark, it's just hot and Colton makes my heart and other bits flutter.

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757 reviews3,649 followers
August 20, 2014
8-18-14 LIVE on Amazon Link: http://amzn.com/B00MP6AQ4M

4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Romance Erotica
Full Review Posted 8-4-14

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‘He is positively lickable..’ -Sophie

Well I must say I do agree Colton Drake most certainly has sex appeal! Hot, rich and his main use of transportation is a motorcycle. He’s the guy that you communicate to with one look. The proposition?

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‘The waiting and wanting is pure torture. Christ,I'm screwed. How did I not think this through when I bought her home?’

Hmm, yeah he probably should have thought this through a bit more.

Feeling backed in to a corner Sophie Evans finds herself selling the one thing she has left of value to the highest bidder. Her virginity. You see Sophie has a twin sister whose deathly ill; she’s also been the main focus within the family taking precedence above everything else as she should. Aggressive treatment seems the best way to go only the treatment costs way more than the family can afford.

Colton Drake needs someone to fulfill his…needs in the bedroom; which is how he finds himself at an erotic sex club ready to purchase a girl to have his way with. What he did not expect to happen? Him ending up with a virgin. Yeah, that was not part of the plan.

‘Maybe I shouldn’t be so nosy, because now as he leads me further into the belly of the house, all my fears rush to the surface. Does he have some weird sex room like Christian Grey’s red room?’

Sophie has no flipping clue what she is getting in to. Her trepidation flies off the pages as you begin to wonder what is in store for her character. Where is he taking her? What kind of kink is he in to? He has to be in to kink right? He bought her at an auction for crying out loud.

My questions are eventually answered as are hers when Colton tells her exactly why he bought her. Only what should be clear becomes clouded. Colton seems to have a hindrance from his past and he is in no mood to share what that is.

In the meantime Sophie finds herself becoming drawn to Colton more; wanting to fulfill his needs more. After all, she is there for his pleasure right.

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My Thoughts
I really enjoyed this one! It was a quick read, it brought the steam, a little bit of mystery and some secondary characters you’ll want to get to know a whole lot better.

The main characters : Kendall Ryan brings you a strong independent take charge heroine in Sophie. I really dig this chick. She does not hesitate to tell the rich I can give you what you need Drake that aside from the original deal she does not need any handouts from him. And in turn this strong determined male has no problem letting her know I can give you what you need whenever you need it. Not exactly a battle of the wills but it’s enough to incite some sexy friction between the two.
For the most part you can’t help but admire Sophie’s strength and determination. Then you have Colton Drake, he’s sexy, rich, kind and mysterious as not much is known of his character initially.

The writing : I found that the story flowed well and the chemistry between the H/h was excellent! I connected with both characters, feeling just about everything Sophie felt.

If you are looking for a quick erotic read with a strong heroine and a mysteriously sexy hero, I highly recommend Filthy Beautiful Lies!

My Ratings
Characters- Sweet, Strong and Sexy
Writing Style- Solid very erotic
Plot/Storyline- A girl puts her virginity on the auction block to help pay for her sisters medical bills. She is bought by Colton Drake.
Steam Factor- High/Very Steamy on a scale of 1-10 I say 8.5
Entertainment Level- Lo-Med-Hi I would say High, I was thoroughly entertained.
Overall- I enjoyed it! Check it out!

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Profile Image for Jennifer Kyle.
2,338 reviews4,595 followers
August 23, 2014

See the cover? The title? It promises hot sex right? I mean this book has a warning! Sadly this one didn't deliver the heat or filth like it proclaimed.

Still this was a decent quick read. Wealthy business man Colton Drake paid one million dollars for Sofie to be his for six months. It's like she not only hit the lotto but this guy wants a companion and puts his own urges aside till -- the virgin is ready because he has feelings for her and a conscience...gasp!

Sofie has a dying twin and this selfless act of selling herself may actually save Becca's life. What Sofie slowly finds out is that she has desires for Colton and being on her own away from her mother and sister is freeing. The author has us believe she is stunningly gorgeous, jobless, selfless, friendless and a virgin like she just hatched or something.

I actually did enjoy this story even though the SMUT wasn't delivered and will probably read book two even though the cliff was completely predictable. I'm hoping things are more complicated and surprising than what has been revealed. I did like Colton and his brothers a lot and hoping the next installment will deliver the wow both in the bedroom and the storyline.
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266 reviews214 followers
August 19, 2014
Have you ever loved a book so much that you struggle to write a review that could possibly do the book justice? That is how I am feeling as I sit here trying to write a review for Filthy Beautiful Lies by Kendall Ryan. When I finished reading, I was giddy, had the biggest smile on my face, and could not stop messaging a good friend about how much I loved this book and Colton Drake <3 To give you a good idea of what I probably looked like...

What It's About
What extreme would you go to in order to save someone you loved? That is the dilemma that Sophie Evans faces when she needs to raise a large amount of money to save her sister's life. Having no other options, Sophie makes the decision to auction off her virginity and basically becomes her purchaser's property for a period of six months.

Sophie's strength of character and selflessness when it comes to her family are traits that I really respected about her. She has spent most of her life focused on her family and never really had a chance to live her own life to the fullest. This is a large part of the reason that she is still a virgin and I found that aspect of the story completely believable. Like Sophie, I was really anxious to see what the auction would have in store for her because of her inexperience with men and sex. What would the man be like? How would he treat her? Would he have any extreme sexual fetishes? The fact that he had to purchase a woman rather than meeting one through dating is a red flag, right?

Colton Drake does not want a relationship. He wants a companion. Someone who will stay with him and meet his physical needs but won't expect anything beyond that. He doesn't want the drama or messy feelings attached to a traditional relationship. Since he values his privacy, the auction seems like a viable place to find the type of discreet, no strings attached, companionship that he is looking for.

Sophie is entering this agreement for the money that will save her sister's life. She never planned on being purchased by a man who makes her want more out of life. Falling for him was never part of the plan. Given that Colton doesn't want a relationship and there are secrets that he is hiding from Sophie, will she be able to leave the arrangement in six months with her heart intact?

My Thoughts
Colton Drake is officially one of my top book boyfriends! I am a huge fan of the alpha male heroes who are sexy, have an intriguing past, charming, like control, and can work it in a suit ;) ;) While he possesses all of these attributes, I think what I loved about him the most were the moments that he showed an unexpected tenderness toward Sophie. In those moments, you get a glimpse of who Colton really is and you see a piece of his soul hidden there.

Overall, I just want to say that Filthy Beautiful Lies hooked me from start to finish. There are so many aspects of this book that I loved! The suspense surrounding the auction, a selfless heroine that you can respect, an intriguing hero that will make your pulse race, and enough steam to make you wonder if your panties will spontaneously combust! I will be counting down the days until I can get my hands on the second book, Filthy Beautiful Love!

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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2,082 reviews861 followers
August 19, 2014
4.5 Sweetness Stars


Sophie Evans is about to auction of her virginity for the chance to save her sister's life. Not only her virginity, but six months of her life to the highest bidder to bend her in any which way he wishes. But this is all for the greater good, to give her sister a chance to fight to survive. She can survive this if she can just remember that and not lose herself in the process.

Colton Drake wasn't looking for an inexperienced girl, he sure as hell wasn't planning on spending a million dollars on a virgin. But that's what he did. Now he owns her for the next six months but his exact reasons for buying a woman remains shrouded in mystery. He's successful, he's good looking and charming; why is a man like Colton reduced to purchasing a woman when he can easily have anyone he wants.


This was a one of those reads that packed a bit of a surprise. The blurb has your mind wandering all over the place - all the possibilities - then the story unfolds and you realize that this is something far deeper than just another erotic little read. Layers are peeled away, revealing the soft underbelly of a man that is left vulnerable and broken.

ARC kindly offered from the author in exchange for an honest review.


Just as Colton is exposed, Sophie begins to come to life. No longer living under the shadow of the stress of her sister's illness she is able to breathe for the first time and while bought and paid for - she begins to finally live for the first time.

"I need to man up. She's seven years younger than me. I'd bought her for fucks sake."

I can't lie, I had expectations of where this story was going to go. Those expectations were altered a bit as I read along and although I found myself reading a story I did not expect, I loved it anyway. Both characters were easily able to relate to and I think the dual POVs allowed us to understand Colton and his actions with clarity. For Sophie, she was balancing staying detached and clinging to the emotions she was feeling towards this man. There was instant attraction, but there was no instant love - which I was grateful for.


Kendall Ryan teased us with these sex scenes. There was this heat that you could feel building and building, just on the cusp of exploding and a few early lines in this had me worried that this man might just destroy her lady-bits.

"Sacred mother of everything holy, that is one giant cock."

We'll just call it the Beast. It's appearance in this story nearly got it's own casting picture!
Hey, Sophie....

"I'm certain I have enough pent up semen to father three-quarters of the world's population."

I read this book in a quick few hours, then the following night I couldn't help myself. I picked it back up and re-read it, just to experience it all over again. It's been a long time since I read a Kendall Ryan book, this just reminded me what I had been missing all this time. I am intrigued by both Pace and Collins and wonder if these boys will eventually make their way from the background to center stage in their own story. With just the short brotherly interactions, I know this woman would be one-clicking like crazy to get a hold those boys.

My greedy and very needy little hands are dying for book two. This ends with such a note of anticipation and suspense and the blurb for book two hooked me completely.

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896 reviews1,930 followers
November 21, 2014
4 Not So Filthy Stars.

Sophie has a dying twin. And as she loves her sister more than anything she knows the only way she could live if she can enter an experimental treatment. But for that its necessary money they don’t have, so Sophie does the only thing she can remember: sells her virginity in an auction.
The winner? Colton Drake. The young and sexy CEO, with a secret past and no time to pursue relationships. Having to spend six months together and getting to know each other better day by day, they start to get closer and falling in love. But then his past gets in the way… again.

Let me just say to you that this book wasn’t definitely what I was waiting for.


For a synopsis that delivered a girl selling her virginity and the sexy CEO who bought it, it was incredibly mild. I mean, this was expected to be a much hotter read and I definitely wasn’t expecting that Sophie’s status didn’t change much. It was a sweeter book than what I thought it would be, but that’s not a bad thing. The writing was good, had pretty good heartwarming moments, and a secret that although being predictable, gave needed drama to the story. Definitely a series that I’ll keep reading.


Rating: 4 Stars.
Characters Development: Sophie was sweet and most of the time I liked her, but she was sometimes too innocent and looked like a little kid that was afraid to do anything. Colton was good, he was sexy and sweet when he wanted to be, but I would love him more if he was more assured of himself and more strong-minded. I really liked his brothers, I’m very curious about their books.
Steam: Some heated scenes. Considering the synopsis I was expecting more.
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286 reviews593 followers
May 14, 2015
4 break my heart why don't you? STARS

Sophie has a problem. She needs money for her sick twin-sister's cancer treatment and at twenty-one years old the only thing of value she can offer is her virginity. *ding ding ding* Jackpot!

Clue in the convenient sex slave auction she stumbles upon and the mysterious rich guy who outbids another sleazeball with one million dollar.

"He seems so calm and in control, it makes me wonder what might be lurking under the surface of that composed demeanor and expensive suit."

This is pretty much my all time favourite scenario. My sick head goes all dark and twisted and I'm jumping around the house, screaming 'dis gone be goooooooood'...

Well...it wasn't exactly what I thought or even hoped it would be. The mysterious stranger Colton Drake turned out to be not so twisted and dark after all and for someone who buys a sex-slave at an auction he was very concerned with Sophie's feelings, pleasure and he was quite a bit worried about scaring her away. What a gentleman?! He has secrets, so I suppose that’s something.

Not sure what it says about me that I was at first disappointed about his 'kindness', but I wanted more...especially the 'filthy' so advertised in the book’s title...that's not asking too much, right? *pouts* But I have to say I got over my initial reservations pretty damn fast.

Everything about him is intensely male and perfect, it’s hard not to react. My body pulses with electric heat, as feelings I never imagined I’d have course through me. Interest. Desire. Lust. He’s attractive, fit and intelligent, there is nothing about him, at least physically not to like, but he bought me for heaven’s sake. I should feel repulsed, not excited and slightly turned on.

Yeah, that makes up for dark and twisted, right?

Filthy Beautiful Lies is a short read and yet a slow burn. The first part is very interesting...the middle part drags after a while and nothing really happens ...until about 70%, that's where all the good stuff comes in. So, if you want to read this book, just hold out...there is lighting at the end of the tunnel. And what a bright light that is. Warm and fuzzy and all kinds of awesome.

"Sacred mother of everything holy, that is one giant cock."

And now to the bad part. That freaking cliff-hanger. Are you kidding me? Yeah, I've seen it coming from miles away...*duh* could that have been more obvious? But still, it hit me like a freight train and I'm still shaking from rage. But the next book - I'm absolutely convinced - will be AWESOME!! It has to be!

Damn you Ms. Ryan. Is it Spetmeber 29th yet?

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648 reviews402 followers
December 30, 2017
DNF - 50%

His casual, aloof behavior strikes something in me. I have a roomful of men bidding on my virginity, but somehow I don't like the idea that this one man isn't interested. Is there something wrong with me?


Did I just read that?!


I went for Filthy Beautiful Lies because I had it in my short list and thought it might distract me from the serious, sad book I've just finished. And it did. Distract me. For about fifteen minutes.


This is practically an erotic fairy tale. Or at least it's a fairy tale...
Girl auctions virginity.
Guy buys virginity.
Guy gets a lot of blowjobs.
Guy keeps girl virgin... at least until 50% of the book.

And you know why he keeps her a virgin? Because he's just oh-so-not-a-creep and wants her to want him to sleep with her.


Right! That's why she gives blowjobs on a daily basis. Oh, wait! My bad! She just loves to do it anyway.


No, thank you!

P.S. This is Fifty Shades of Grey without all the sex.
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Author 217 books19.1k followers
August 16, 2014
"Every Kendall Ryan book should come with a fan and some batteries because they are that hot." - Lauren Blakely, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author
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Author 165 books13.6k followers
August 12, 2014
I freakin' loved this book! The sexual tension, the back story, the characters... all amazingly strong and compelling. When I got to the end, I actually gasped out loud. And now... I'm waiting with frustration for the next book. Hurry Kendall... Hurry!!!!!
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1,654 reviews977 followers
November 15, 2014
This was a quick read and I was somewhat disappointed... However I enjoyed it enough to continue on to book two... Fingers crossed it will get better... Review to come after I get home from holidays!
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1,005 reviews801 followers
November 12, 2014
4.5 Filthy Lies Stars

When I first started this one, I actually went to check to see if I had already read it. Then I remembered the mother was sick it the last book, the girl was selling her virginity in. So why 4 stars on a book that lacks originality? Because despite not being 100% original it was still so enjoyable and in it’s own way unique.

Sophie Evans twin sister has terminal cancer, and while she has been getting treatment. She isn’t getting better and needs to try some experimental treatment, but that requires money. That is how Sophie ends up auctioning virginity to the highest bidder.

Colton Drake isn’t a dominating asshole looking to torture an innocent virgin, who will actually love being dominated and completely change her ways. No this is a story about a guy who is damaged and wants companionship, without the fuss. It is more like a friends with benefits situation, without being friends first.

As Colton and Sophie move in together and begin living a life together, they eventually start a physical relationship. Colton has never a girl like Sophie, she isn’t about money or status or what he can do for her. Sophie is just interested in his taking care of Colton and getting to know him.

Despite the feelings they begin feeling for each other, neither is ready to accept their feelings.

Is this the first story I have read like this? No, but I still loved and couldn’t wait to start the sequel. The characters were real and easy to love, I loved how their relationship progressed and they got to know each other. I highly recommend this one, it is a quick read that will keep you entertained.
August 21, 2014
4.25 Lady Blue-balls Stars!

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Sophie, needing cash to fund life-saving treatment for her sick twin, decides to auction herself off to the highest bidder. Six months for a million dollars is her final price. Buyer...Colton Drake.

Colton wants a woman to meet his basic sexual needs without the hassles of the dating scene. He's been celebate for two years...since she left. Time for risk free enjoyment. He just didn't bank on his purchase being a VIRGIN. But he couldn't let the guy next to him at the auction "win" her...

It doesn't take long for Colton to come aware of why Sophie sold herself. How unselfish and thoughtful...too good to be a sex slave. Can he seriously callously take away her V card? He DID buy her...but she's better than that. He's not a monster.

So when I read this in the book blurb....

**Warning: this book contains an addictively filthy alpha male who will dampen your panties and own your days and nights. Proceed at your own risk.**

I was like...

Unfortunately, not so much. I went into this hoping for a FUCKHOT sex-filled book with a strong Alpha male. One, note the first sentence in my review. Do they even have sex!? . Two, Colton is all male but he's not Alpha. Not by my standards in the least. He's more sweet than anything. Filthy? Hmm. He DID use the word cunt I think.

The book ends in a cliffy. I tore through it, enjoyed watching their unusual relationship grow...it was endearing. I am hopeful, however, to get more filthy alpha that dampens my panties in the second book.

And I thank you!

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460 reviews16.2k followers
May 13, 2022
Who is Stella and why she being a bitch
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2,730 reviews1,477 followers
November 16, 2014
5 Sexy Lies

Well, isn’t this the little book that could. Filthy Beautiful Lies is a sexy, fast and fun read. There are a lot of things in this book that really worked for me.

Damsel in distress - Check

Cute storyline – Check

Short and easy read – Check

Before I start I have to put the disclaimer out there. I hate books broken into parts, I do. I usually don’t pick them up until the series is complete, BUT I was drawn by the cover and of course Kendall Ryan is known for some steamy reads.


Sophie’s sister needs expensive treatments and Sophie auctions her virginity to pay for it. Colton purchases Sophie for six months.


The book isn’t as typical as you would think it would be. Colton isn’t the “alpha” dominate I was expecting. I didn’t read any BDSM play or cheesy scenes. The book is simply a story of two people getting to know each other and forming a relationship.


Colton is a sweet Hero. He’s a rich business man and has some past issues. We don’t know what it is, but it’s one of the reasons why he wanted to purchase Sophie. He was simply looking for a companion. As much as I love the “alpha” dominate Hero, I really like Colton. His character just seems a little different.


Call me crazy, but I love the soft virgin that sells herself for her sister. I know, it’s a little a typical, but I love it. Sophie is sweet, caring and is there to do what she was purchased for. I like how she isn’t so dramatic. There are some parts where she could have been annoying, but she never went that way and it made the reading experience enjoyable.


Filthy Beautiful Lies was nothing what I expected and it worked for me. I really liked the interaction between Sophie and Colton, it was really organic and I’m a major fan of slow relationships. The book was adorable, short and sweet. The ending will leave you wanting more.

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1,828 reviews1,081 followers
February 14, 2021

Style: Contemporary Romance
Story: 3/5
Enjoyment: 4/5
Dark Level: 0/5
Triggers: NO
Male: Sexy, Mysterious & Intense
Series: Book 1 (Cliffhanger)
Pages: loc. 2062
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This was very a delightful read. For me, the appeal was the build up and anticipation of this story as nothing on the surface is what it seems as well and the frustration of will they won’t they. Frustration for me isn’t bad all the time because it keeps me hanging on and fuels my need for more. This is what Sophie and Colton did for me. I like the balance that Sophie and Colton have. She is quite shy but in ways eager to please. He is intense and a bit dominant. I was caught up in this story and want to know more.

The author did a good job teasing the hell out of me with Sophie’s and Colton’s chemistry. It was appealing, frustrating and very sexy.

I love the secondary characters. Colton’s brothers, Colin and Pace and his assistant, Marta. They definitely brought interest for me.

Overall, a great tease and I want more.

***I don’t equate these stories to real life. It’s about personal taste and what you would or want to tolerate with the books you read. I know we all have different opinions and preferences with what we read and hope this review was helpful.

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389 reviews14 followers
May 8, 2016
I really hate cliffhangers!!!
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1,174 reviews4,128 followers
October 29, 2015
It took a little bit to get into this story, but once it got going I didn't want to put it down! Sophie and Colton have great chemistry and the sexual tension is palpable. The story was predictable, but so good that I couldn't tear myself away, even knowing what was bound to happen. Then, when Colton's big secret is finally revealed, the book ends!

Now, even though I'm pretty sure I know how book 2 will play out, I'm frustrated and dying to read it! I'm such a masochist. Why do I do this to myself?!? I'll pass my time praying that the sequel is released early I guess! :)
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Author 64 books6,433 followers
August 17, 2014
Compelling characters in a wicked hot story. Kendall Ryan is a goddess.
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Author 16 books147 followers
July 14, 2015
This was a good, sexy read. I hate that Colton kept secrets from Sophie the while time, especially when she was so open about why she was there to begin with. Unsurprisingly, that secret came back to bite him in the butt HARD at the end. I'm mad she left "intact" though. Lol. Looking forward to how Colton is going to clean up his mess in book 2.
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November 12, 2014
Very sexy and intriguing story!

Sophie... Sweet, innocent, and beautiful.. willing to sell her virginity to the highest bidder in order to get the money to help save her sister's life

Colton Drake...sexy and super rich. Didn't mean to buy himself a virgin but he's willing to make the best of the situation....

Although there is no de-flowering... there is so much sexual tension and enough sexy times to more than make up for the loss of actual sex... The chemistry between Sophie and Colton was so hot... Colton is struggling with an issue in his past that he's trying to get rid of so he can move on .. possibly with this beautiful innocent that has completely beguiled him. While Sophie is trying to come to terms with the fact that she actually wants the man that bought her for 6 months.. They've formed a strong intense connection .. and now they both want more than they ever thought they would....

With a doozy of a cliffhanger.. I'm glad I waited until the next book was out to start this series!

Time for book 2!

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96 reviews25 followers
March 30, 2015
Kendall is one of my favorite authors so for me it's obligatory to read everything she write.

The book is quick, entertaining and fun. I loved it but it's a totally different story to what I expected.

I liked Sophie, she was sweet and innocent. Colton was sexy and sweet (sometimes) and I liked his brothers.

I looking forward to read the next book, especially after that final!
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506 reviews3 followers
July 19, 2015
I first heard about Kendall Ryan & Filthy Beautiful Lies during an online conversation in the Shh… [Smut, Heroes & HEAs…] with Alessandra group on GRs where an upcoming chat with the author will take place on July 21st. In preparation for the chat I thought this book would make a good choice as my introduction to Kendall Ryan’s world.

Colton Drake, a young, rich, successful business man who hasn’t had sex in two years pays one million dollars at an exclusive erotic club to secure six months with Sophie Evans. Sophie, an over-thinker willingly sells her body and virtue to the highest bidder in order to make a lot of money quickly. Sophie desperately needs this money for her twin sister and best friend to be accepted into an experimental treatment program for advanced cancer. Filthy Beautiful Lies is about the unconventional meeting and budding relationship between main characters Colton Drake and Sophie Evans.

The title for this book is interesting and had my mind wondering what filthy passages I was going to discover and how a lie could be beautiful. Honestly speaking, I was a bit let down in the filth department. The book’s synopsis is a bit misleading where the (H) is concerned. I was expecting a man who’s into kink… maybe some BDSM even.
I have certain tastes, certain sexual proclivities. My cock is a bit more discriminatory than most. And training a virgin takes finesse and patience – both of which I lack.
What I got was a gentle giant of a man who turned out to be patient and caring. And as far as his sexual proclivities goes, if oral sex is filth then that’s the kinkiest it gets folks.
So where’s my filth?
On the flip side, words cannot express my excitement at the sweet twist, and game changing beautiful lie at the end.

Throughout Filthy Beautiful Lies there's a mystique around Colton: a past he doesn't like to talk about and a secret he doesn't want revealed to Sophie. As I anxiously wait for someone to expose Colton’s secret I’m also relishing in the ease the couple has now found themselves in with daily schedules and routines. While how they met was irregular and secretive, the feelings for one another are undeniable and touching.
Even though our circumstances are anything but normal, I can tell this is our new normal. It’s what we’re both choosing. It scares me to think how compatible we are.
One of my favorite scenes is when Colton comes home from work and catches a drunk, horny, Sophie dancing sexy to a Rhianna song. Sophie’s dancing not only catches Colton off guard but turns him on too and all he can say was
"I never took you for a Rhianna fan"

Although this book had funny and endearing moments, it felt a bit flat for me. There were some execution flaws in the storyline and wrong word choices used that through me off a bit. In addition I really didn’t like the misleading description of the character. On a more positive note, I like stories that bring prejudices and morality into question and Filthy Beautiful Lies does that in regards to how & why the couple meets and the secret Colton doesn’t want disclosed. I think the story is written well enough to where the surprise ending/twist that usually will have readers upset or refuse to read a book is done in a way where you feel for Sophie without going through all the angst filled emotions (hard to explain without spoiler)

At any rate, the ending prompted me to quickly purchase book 2, Filthy Beautiful Love to see if/how Colton was going to get out of the dog house.

If you’re into good girls and guys who do questionable acts and like romantic reads then Filthy Beautiful Lies for you. Filthy Beautiful Lies get 3.5 gloriously dishonest stars.

My Filthy Beautiful Lies series reviews
Book 2- Love
Book 3- Lust
Book 4- Forever
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232 reviews47 followers
August 20, 2014

4.5 stars!

Review may contain spoilers!

Filthy Beautiful Lies reminds me of three other wonderful books. Emma Hart's Late Call, Pepper Winter's Tears of Tess, and Christina Lauren's Sweet Filthy Boy. As much as I'd like to spill why, I won't. My lips are sealed!
So Filthy Beautiful Lies made me curious and intrigued because of two reasons. One, because of the bold cover. Not that I'm gay, but that thigh gap is perfect. And two, because of the word filthy. Filthy is like the perfect word for a great smut. And dear god, it is. This one is really goooooood. Its like tasting the drops of a melted dark chocolate. The sexual tension between the two made me.. OKAY I ADMIT IT. It made me horny. LOL.

The hero's personality was surprising. He was soft and I swear to all the angels in the heavens, I would love to witness THE PACKAGE in his pants. Which was described to be large and is already reaching his belly button. And damn, Colton Drake . Yep, his name is Colton Drake, ladies. His name is enough to make your knickers drop. The name is fucking perfect for a gorgeous billionaire. Don't worry ladies, he doesn't have a red room of pain, or a traumatic past. This billionaire is definitely normal and lighter. He doesn't need a whip. LOL.

The heroine, Sophie, which is in need of money, decided to put herself in auction. And if she's bought, she's gonna be a sex slave for like.. 6 months. YES PLEASE. CAN I JOIN THAT AUCTION TOO? LOL. So she was unexpectedly bought by the yummy Colton Drake who seems to have a fondness with blowjobs. *cough*


Let's go on with the story. That damn story that left me breathing for more. I'm guessing that Emma Hart was the one who decided to help with the last chapter and to leave it with a cliffy and a.. well.. a shocking revelation. I've read Late Call, and I also had the same reaction. *sigh* I don't really like cliffys like these but.. hell.. I have no choice but to wait. LOL. The cliffy left me breathing so hard and I was like.. CMON, THE PARTY IS JUST GETTING STARTED!!

Properly saying, it was really a great start for a series. Perfect unpredictable hero, shy innocent heroine, and a jaw dropping cliffy! Ugh.. I need the sequel, like.. right now. I can't wait to see what happens next. I'd like to go inside the damn story and comfort Sophie. God, her name's like an angel.

Btw, I just love how Colton calls her sweetness. Its just sweet, smooth, and refreshing. *dreamy sigh*


ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review..


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1,190 reviews18 followers
August 19, 2014
I need book 2

I loved this book and I know you will too. That is if and only IF you like erotic romance. I think maybe this is spicy but maybe not all erotic, either way who the hell cares it is great fun. Colton Drake is a dream. I have some delusional thoughts towards him. So the premise of the book is that Colton buys the virginity of Sophie at a special private auction. It is believable to me. I thought at first it was going to be crazy and not so well ... believable. It hits the bulls eye for me

One million dollars to Sophie for her sisters treatment and Colton gets a woman for 6 months.

What I love about Kendall Ryan is the humorous touches in her novels. This of course is no exception. There were times I laughed and there were times I wanted to cry. I did actually even laugh at inappropriate times too.

If you need a lift then I say grab it now. I love how the series is released so close together too. Pace is one of Colton's brothers and I like him and I really want him to have a story too.

Marta who is a personal assistant to Colton is wonderful so she gets a nomination for a story of her own too. Overall some great characters and some steam what more can a girl ask for?
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