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(Devil's Night #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  148,919 ratings  ·  15,323 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Douglas comes a new dark romance...

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's handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his c
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 461 pages
Published November 15th 2015 by Penelope Douglas LLC
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Penelope Douglas I know. Thanks for bearing with me! I didn't expect to have to write Aflame and Misconduct got bumped up, unfortunately. I haven't been lazy, I promis…moreI know. Thanks for bearing with me! I didn't expect to have to write Aflame and Misconduct got bumped up, unfortunately. I haven't been lazy, I promise. But, thankfully, both of those books are done, and I'm working on Corrupt now. I expect this fall and will announce a release date later next month. I want to be sure before I give you a date. It is coming! xoxo (less)

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Miss Fifi
3.21 Is-Stupidity-Infectious?! Stars Changed my rating because while writing this freaking long review I realized I actually hated the book. So....

2.12 I-Freaking-Hate-Stupid-People Stars

*will make a review full of stupidity later on* *sighs* *and it's gonna be either too fucking long (because I fucking hate stupidity) or too fucking short (because I would be too pissed off to finish it)*

I think I overdid my review a tad bit..........too much. *sighs*

So at first I was super excited...


I mean, re
Penelope Douglas
May 01, 2014 marked it as finished-writing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Thank you for everyone's support on my new adventure.

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 chance and keep
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★★! 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
mel ☽
1.75 stars

i remember reading this, like, a thousand years ago - and bless my poor innocent ya dystopian/fantasy, hunger games/divergent reading era soul - i was appalled- DISTURBED.

i only remember a few things from this book like the fact that my hatred for betraying body syndrome originated here and the infamous steam room scene

in all seriousness tho, i was loving this book until the 65% mark where it all went downhill. the games Michael (H) and Rika (h) were playing with all that sexual t
Mar 30, 2022 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
don't mind the rating, this is my favourite book

i just love everyone so much.

- another girl with no personality
- dude whose love language is violence
- the two guys with no personality
- a pedophile

the best part about this book? it's not only bad, it's also boring!!

first i struggled staying awake for 60% and then i just struggled when the plot became so bad i had five mental breakdowns!!

does your man even love you if he doesn't freeze your accounts, burn your house down and then try gangr*ping
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Little Monster stars!

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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.

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Rika is in college and wants n
Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
4.5 Stars - ***Spoiler Free***

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 mouth keyboard, really.


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
DNF — skimmed to the end

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.

Tears Of Venus
Corrupt - 2.5 stars
Hideaway - 2.5 stars
Kill Swith - currently reading
Nightfall - tbr

2.5 i-made-it ⭐️s


Before we start this thing, I have to say this. I love PD. She wrote some of my all time favorite books (Taylor Marek, I’d let you be the senator of my state every day and twice on Sunday) and she is, without a doubt, an amazing writer.

Okay, now that that is out of the way, I hate this.

First of all, I re-read this just so I can rant about it be
Jan 16, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this is only getting a 3 star rating because it was addictive. all of these characters are mentally unhinged, they need major counseling, and therapy. these characters scare me. but i finished this in 2 days. it was so addictive. and after reading the trash book “den of vipers” this was a breath of fresh air. i honestly thought going into this that there would be an overwhelming amount of smut scenes but there wasn’t. it was the perfect amount. there was actually a plot that i was invested in. i ...more
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
*** 2 Stars Another over hyped book that didn't do it for me ***

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
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4.5 Stars SPOILER FREE Review
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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 de

*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 topic for you, I would advise withholding from reading this review**

Did not finish

Okay. I need some time to come to 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

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
TJ ☾
-2.5 Stars-

How can a book be boring and enthralling all at once?

I'll start w the characters


So I know the romance community has a lot to say abt Rika (mostly negative) but honestly, I don't mind the dumb lil twat. I actually found her quite likable 🤡 Was she ridiculously overpowered? Yes. She legit had 0 surface-level flaws (and don't tell me a 2 inch scar counts), she was 'chill', 'one of the guys', a rich innocent good girl who was secretly bad *dun dun dun*, could danc
Apr 12, 2021 rated it did not like it
decent smut but everything else set women's rights back 100 years ...more
This book doesn't exactly know what it wants to be. There is the New Adult component where we get sex scenes with college kids. There is the romance angle where the girl loves the jerky guy forever and he is always pushing her away, but he really loves her and they have their little HEA. And, then we have the Thriller/Mindfuck of revenge, murder, rape, etc.. Oh, and don't forget to add in the 50 Shades of Grey crapola - gotta have us some kinky fuckery. I didn't think it all fit together that we ...more
~ emma ~
Apr 13, 2022 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
As long as my morals, inner feminist, emotions and brain aren’t dead I won’t ever find anything like this acceptable. It's so fucked up. He let his friends assault her AND don't get me started on all the other shit they did. "I wanted to hurt you, because I thought you hurt me." where are we, in kindergarten? ...more
Larissa Cambusano
3.5 ⭐️ okay… interesting. i’m entertained. that’s all.
• Jodi Bibliophile •
3rd Re-read March 2021

(Please note that this review contains curse words. If you don't like the F word then please don't read on).

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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*


Penelope Douglas.

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
Hot, Twisted And Absolutely Addicting!

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
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing

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
Jennifer Kyle


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 did something t
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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! F
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
“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 shit, but I will say that that was fucking INSANE. I didn't know what I was going to get. I have read exactly one Penelope Dougl
“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
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4,5 "Little Monster" stars for those corrupted people***

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
Apr 11, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I actually was so excited to read this book. I didn’t know what it was about, but people said it was good!! it was not good!!!

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 sitt
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Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Their books have been translated into nineteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the stand-alones, Misconduct, Punk 57, Birthday Girl, Credence, and Tryst Six Venom. Please look for The Hellbent Series and Motel, coming next.

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