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 ...more
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I can't promise all of my readers will follow me down this rabbit hole, but I definitely love what I'm writing. This book has a "I want to read it, so I have to write it" feel just like BULLY did for me, so thank you for taking a ...more
! Corrupt (stand-alone, book 1 of 4). A suspenseful unfolding of a plot to revenge; greed, envy, violence, lust, deceit & in the midst of it all one of the best young alphas I have ever read!
“I only ever thought of him. Every fantasy, every orgasm…”
Books in Devil’s Night series should be read in order:
Book 1: Corrupt
Book 2: Hideaway
Book 3: Kill Switch
Book 4: Untitled
Corrupt (stand-alone) opens up to college student Erika Fane, Rika getting ready to move to a new town to get away from ...more
To say Corrupt is a dark romance is a bit of an understatement. I was not expecting this kind of book from Penelope Douglas. I was intrigued, repulsed (at times) and completely captivated while reading. The first 30% or so I struggled with the story. I didn’t know what direction it would take and I wasn’t sure if it was the book for me, but I’m so glad I carried on and finished. Once that 30% mark passed, I was unable to put it down.
Rika is in college and wants ...more
2.12 I-Freaking-Hate-Stupid-People Stars
I think I overdid my review a tad bit..........too much. *sighs*
So at first I was super excited...
I mean, ...more
Holy shit, Penelope Douglas, ho-leeeee SHIT.
Seriously though, all I can say:
I want to keep this spoiler free and, frankly, I'm also a little short on time. So this will be short and to the point...in theory.
Cause I honestly have no clue what I will write half the time.
It's like diarrhea of the
But anycray, I was captivated by this book from page one.
Sincerely. Completely enthralled.
I don't know what it is about Penelope Douglas, but ...more
I can understand why many loved this book, I really can. That said, it's sooo not my cuppa, that's for sure. I didn't like the way this story made me feel.
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Three years ago, curious little Erika Fane wanted to play with the boys, so we indulged her, and she betrayed us. There was no way we'd forget.
How in the ever loving hell do I even begin reviewing this book?! Honestly. I'm completely at a loss for words. So my only way out is to be vague as shit and trust me when I tell you you'll thank me for it. You want to know absolutely nothing about this book. Even the very minute detail can ...more
My rating is based on MY FEELINGS after reading this.
It's not an attack on the Author or people who have rated this book highly.The last time I gave a negative review on a highly rated book I got a load of abusive personal messages....this is my personal opinion.
So,I read the blurb for this and was so excited....revenge and darkness.Hell yes,I thought.
Really I should have given up quite early on.
The whole Horsemen thing was just too ...more
This story was sooo screwed up! Yet, I couldn't put it down. I loved this messed up tale of vengeance and misguided fury. I finished this book hours ago, but I'm still trying to wrap my mind around everything I read. I'm outraged and conflicted. At the same time, I'm happy for Rika and Michael.
In a nutshell, Rika was the younger neighbor that Michael lusted after. She was forbidden fruit, intended for his younger brother, his family's golden child. As much ...more
Penelope Douglas delivers a very entertaining darkish read. As in all revenge books, I struggle with why characters never get confirmation before they put their evil plans into motion. This story is about a girl in love with one brother Michael Crist and struggling to break ties with the another brother, Trevor Crist, all the while attempting to find her own way in the world.
Erika Fane has always been drawn to Michael Crist for the majority of her life. It seems that she ...more
This was exactly what I needed! I was hooked on this story immediately and I couldn't put it down because I simply found it amazing and so addictive! With this book Penelope went to a whole other level! I haven't read anything like this before. The story is compelling, dark, mysterious, hot and twisted! You will be on the edge of your seat till the end!
The plot is like nothing I have read before and it felt like I was watching a movie! ...more
Do not think for one minute that you will own this BOOK.
You will never own IT.
It will own YOU.
It will CORRUPT you.
*picks up mic*
Has anyone seen Penelope this evening?
Can somebody go and check the bathroom or the bar. I need her on stage.
Oh there she is!
Penelope, come on up here, love.
Penelope, I have asked you on stage to tell you something and no I'm not wearing any pants.
On 22nd ...more
Holy crap!!! What the hell I just read? And pls somebody slap my face because Why the hell I wait so long to read this book? Arrrghh I'm so angry myself right now but oh my god, this book was freaking amazing... Loved it soooooo much!
Ps. Steam room scene was mind blowing and I might be read that scene 3 times or 5 times. I didn't count it exactly but fuck it, it was epic!!!! Whenever I think that scene, it makes me wet! :D
CORRUPT Valentine’s Day Bonus Scene!
This scene takes ...more
*Warning! This review contains the description of explicit sex scene*
**This review contains my personal opinion on the matter of pornography and group sex. If this is a sensitive issue for you, I would advise you to withhold from reading this review**
Ok. I need some time to come into my senses and write a few words about this... thing. Corrupt is not a dark romance, it is simply porn. I have nothing special to say about the story. Everything is so predictable and... dirty. Penelope...more
Wow!!! Just wow!!! This book was confusing as hell at least in the beginning, but it kept you all the time on edge...
Excitement, angst, fear, hot scenes, not so hot scenes, crazy actions...
I got caught in the middle of all those emotions and i couldn't do anything else than loved it!!!
It was intoxicating!!!
First of all, i have to say that i love "Bully" and generally all the books of the "Fall away" series... And from the blurb of ...more
“What if I'd corrupted her? What if she'd begun to like playing games too much, and the lust to play- and to win- overpowered her need for me?”
First thing first, trigger warnings for EVERYTHING. Bullying, abduction, rape, attempted rape, grey area consent, violence, child abuse, murder, drug use, drug addiction, underage sexual content, underage drinking, animal cruelty, death of a parent.
Needless to say, this book is dark and twisted and isn't for the faint of heart. Also, I want to preface ...more
Every month my friends and I go out of our comfort zones and embrace the world outside historical and contemporary romance. Thanks for accompanying me on this wild ride, sraxe!
Before I go on with the review, I will first destroy the part of my brain that understands the concepts of good writing, self respect, healthy relationships, and just plain ol' sane behaviour.
*takes a laser gun and shoots it at self*
Okay. Done. Now, I'm ready to talk ...more
3 Mindfucky 'WTF did I just read?' stars
This story messed with my head. I honestly don’t even know whether I liked it!
I admit, I didn’t really like Bully by this author – I just couldn’t get behind a romance where the hero treated the heroine so horribly. Well, this book is like Bully for grown-ups. It’s dark and disturbing with lots of mindfuckery a whole bucketload of sex – hot, hot, HOT sex! It’s sick, twisted, and all kinds of effed up, yet I was completely enthralled and read it in one ...more
Rika and Michael are one of the most powerful couple I've stumbled upon in a book, but I loved them, loved their unique ...more
“Yeah, you’re going to be in my bed, baby, but not until you wish you hated me.”
There is nothing as mouth-watering as a book that keeps shocking you page after page, keeping you in a constant state of bewilderment and exhilaration with the mere volatility of its plotline, but when you add explosive sexual tension into that mix, you’ve got yourself nothing less than a tantalizingly wicked read. Fast-paced, vicious, daring in its approach, and so delectably naughty at ...more
FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!
“Rika,” he whispered, sounding desperate as he grazed my bottom lip with the tip of his tongue. Tingles spread over my face, and I felt higher than I ever had. “When you think about me…‘sometimes,’” he added with amusement in his tone—he knew I was lying—“show me what you do to yourself.”
I have to take a minute to calm my ...more
Excuse me while I pick my jaw off the floor. This was quite unexpected from Penelope Douglas, and the one thought in my head while reading this was, "We're definitely not in Fall Away Lane anymore!"
I'm not quite sure how to describe this book. Yes, it's dark but not really dark...as in CJ Roberts or Pepper Winters dark. There are certain elements which would classify this as dark but for me, this was more like edgy erotica. Because yes, this is definitely a very erotic book. Not ...more
Reading the first half of the book was a slow and tortuous process for me. I almost dnf’d it several times. I mean, I’m all for mystery and intrigue, but nothing made sense and I couldn’t invest into the story or the characters.
Then at 60% I had a hallelujah moment. Suddenly I couldn’t stop reading the book, it kept me on the edge of my seat biting my nails and flipping the pages. It took me five days to read the first half of the book; I read the second half in a few hours.
The story is ...more
“Life is one-way, and there is no return trip. What are you waiting for?”
I don't think I would ever be disappointed in a Penelope Douglas book. To say she's an amazing writer is an understatement because so far, all her books tick the right boxes for me.
Corrupt was another book that stunned me. It was a bit dark and twisted and I must say, a badass version of Bully. The story centers around the characters Erika "Rika" Fane and Michael Crist. Both who came from rich families, these ...more
So I'm a bit late to the Corrupt party but here goes. This book was intense but also really great. I didn't really have any idea where Penelope Douglas was going with it for quite some time and my feathers were getting a little "ruffled" until a friend
I don't even know how ...more
AUTHOR: Penelope Douglas
GENRE: Contemporary Romance, Dark
RELEASE DATE: November 17th, 2015
MY RATING: 4 STARS
Corrupt is a standalone dark romance.
I've been a fan of this authors forever when I saw the synopsis for this, then the word dark I had to jump on this! Keen to see how dark this will take me..
As you start this you definitely don't get that warm and fuzzy ...more
“I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.”
Wow! This book was intense, and I don’t say that lightly. “Corrupt” is so different from anything else I have read from Penelope Douglas to date. It was dark, disturbing, really messed up and at times distressing, but having said that Penelope Douglas does write love-hate-love relationships like nobody else. “Corrupt” was so well written that I felt absolutely everything these ...more
Just because you love someone's work, it doesn't mean that you are inherently blind to their mistakes. By all means, ...more
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