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The Pawn

(Endgame #1)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  9,631 Ratings  ·  999 Reviews
"Sinfully sexy and darkly beautiful, The Pawn will play games with your heart and leave you craving more!" - Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author

The price of survival...

Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl's college to take care of the only
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Published December 6th 2016
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A calculating sinful and devious story that erotically blends lust, romance, desire, and revenge into one palpable addictive read. Skye Warren has masterfully crafted a story that begs readers to enter into a world where deception, knowledge, power, and control is a must. So are you ready to make your move and outsmart The Pawn?

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This book has wrecked me! It completely blew my mind. I am a total mess, suffering from the book hangover that this one left me with. Wow...just wow!

I have read several of Skye Warren's books. Some of them have been great. Some have been okay. Others have been a miss for me. This book is by far the best book that Skye Warren has released to date, in my opinion. You do not want to miss this one.

As you can gather from the blurb, Avery James pu
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

I'm the pawn, and he's my triumphant captor.

This was easily my favorite by this author to date. Gripping. Captivating. Magnetic. Dark. Erotic. It was EVERYTHING I love about a dark romance. It's not gratuitous violence and scenes thrown in for pure shock value. It's a mind fuck. An incredibly written, twisty, and delicious mind fuck that I couldn't put down from beginning to finish; with a heroine you'll want to root for, and an anti-hero that you'll want to hate only slightly more t
4.5 Stars!!

If you are fallowing my reviews, you already know how much I love my dark reads. Nothing keeps me at the edge of my seat more than a dark tale. And if it has a forbidden-ish enthralling romance, then I’m really a happy reader. I’ve read several books by this author, so trust me when I say this one is of her best she’d written so far. 'Pawn' , the first installment in the series was intriguing, mysterious, erotic and so very gripping from the prologue. This captivating tale of revenge
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TITLE: The Pawn
SERIES: (Revenge and Seduction, #1)
AUTHOR: Skye Warren
CHAPTERS: Prologue | 31

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic THE PAWN: In the 'Prologue' we're lulled into a false sense of security, life is looking up for Avery James she's eighteen and the world is her oyster, the privileged only daughter of a fiercely protective father from the right side of the tracks who is her fathers princess in every sense of the word. Newly graduated she's ready to start the
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
Move into jeopardy. Be captured. So simple and yet so hard to do. Surrender.

The Pawn is a darkly intoxicating story of a young woman who sells her body and her soul to the highest bidder in order to save the only surviving remnant of her former life and the man who comes to own her. A calculated game of wits and maneuvers ensues within these pages, a dark battle for control and surrender takes place. And in this dangerous game of give and take, of fear and lust, each move of the pawn and the k
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016

4.5 ‘we need more’ stars!

“You’re innocent. And I’m going to ruin you.”

We love that excitement we experience when a much loved Author has a new series coming out. So when The Pawn landed on our kindles -which is book one in a series- we jumped right in. When you meet the anti-hero – Gabriel Miller– you’ll know what we mean when we say; consider knickers melting off at first ‘sight’ because woah!!! Once again Skye Warren showed us why we love her writing as much as we do, it has real depth and suc
Carrie Youngcourt
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was my very first Skye Warren book and im sitting here questioning why? The Pawn is a seductive enticing read any romance reader will enjoy.

What first attracted me to this book is the blurb. A virgin auctioning herself to help pay for her father’s medical expenses. Yes please!

Avery was a rich girl, but now she is poor and everyone that once was her friend had turned thier backs in her even her boyfriend. Now she only has her father, who is practically on his death bed. The only thing she h
Mesmerizing, like a predator's eyes at night. That's how I felt when reading this beautifully dark story. Mesmerized.

Gabriel Miller exudes dangerous power and his prey is a vulnerable, desperate damsel-in-distress. She is so innocent and strong, and he is darkness personified. OMG, that combo gives me so many kinds of thrills! And is masterfully crafted by the author.

The writing flows, impeccable and soulful. On the verge of total ruin and degradation, Avery agrees to an outrageous ultimatum tha
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Avery James is the daughter of a very rich man that has a lot of connections. However, one of his partners leads to his demise and Avery has to save what is left of her father. With just a high school diploma, she has nothing to offer any one. Even with nothing she decides to go to a loan shark for money and there her fate is decided. There she sees a man that she has never met, but feels safe with him.

“A sense of familiarity fills the space between us even though I know we haven’t met. This man
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It was a cliffhanger!! Aaaaarrrrgh! No one warned me about this! How cruel is Skye Warren? I was drawn into the world of corruption that is Tanglewood. I was seduced by a man that appeared to be equal parts monster and savior, and I was ensnared in a web of desperation and longing.

Only for my journey to come to a screeching halt to be continued in February!

My only consolation is that this amazing story is not over and I know I have a treat wa
Wit & Wonder Books
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I have been waiting on ‘The Pawn’ by Skye Warren so was so excited to eventually get the chance to read it and why wouldn’t I be when you get to meet Gabriel Miller. WOW! What a man and what a read, five stars.

I do love a dark read and can’t help but fall for those men that you really shouldn’t but can’t help it and that is exactly who Gabriel Miller is. He is all wicked, dangerous and sexy as sin but of course that is not all there is t
2OCC Reviews
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gemma

Skye Warren has written a sexy, intense and edgy story that had me on the edge of my seat in anticipation of what was going to happen next within the story. At the start of the book I knew that this would be one that would stay with me even after I finish reading it. It reminded me why I love Dark romance reads and would have to be one of my top favourite dark romance reads. The Pawn shows you the lengths that someone is willing to go to save someone they love.

Gabriel Miller is the bad guy of th
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Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Skye Warren is my go to dark/anti-hero author. SHE CAN DO NO WRONG in my eyes. So when I heard she was starting a new series I JUMPED at the chance to read this. This novel opens up with a bang where Avery James is forced to make a deeply personal and desperate decision to auction off her virginity in order to save her father. Loyal to a fault, and despite his fall from grace, she takes it upon herself to save her family. But who is the lucky purchaser? Only the powerful businessman who might ha ...more
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Title: The Pawn
Author: Skye Warren
Category: Romance, Dark
Series or Standalone: Part of a series, Book #1
POV: Heroine's POV
Plot: 5
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Eeek. Got an early ARC!!!!!!!! And it's brilliant!!! Edgy and intense!
Skye Warren outdid herself with this book. Her writing is always captivating and dark, but in this book I feel as if she put her entire soul in the pages. The descriptions, the feelings of her
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Avery James' life has completely imploded. She was once an American princess with her whole life in front of her, a year later she is destitute because her father's fall from grace. She is trying desperately to keep her father alive and also keep the family home. Without much to her name she seeks out a loan shark and finds herself face to face with Gabriel Miller, the man who brought her father down. Gabriel doesn't take too kindly to people who steal from him, and that is exactly what Avery's ...more
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"Every pawn is a potential queen. – James Mason

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so excited to bring you the most amazing story of this century, The Pawn, an edgy, sensual and seductive story that will have you at the edge of your feet and give you the most illicit shivers ever. Damn, I was so in love with this book. It was that book that just oozed dark romance perfection at its finest. I was simply in love with everything in this book. I am a huge fan of Skye Warren and she definitely outdid herself
Luna Serenity
Reaching the ending of the book, my fingers gripped my e-reader so tight, I thought it was going to crack. I couldn't believe I had gotten to Ms. Warren's ending blurb, while my heart was free falling and trying to make sense of what had just happened between Gabriel and Avery.

Oh my GWAD!

To say this took my emotional stability and F*cked me right up, would be an understatement. Like, standing ovation to an awesome author. I love this woman.

Oh my, The Pawn was a brilliant, beautiful read that was
Sophia Triad
Gabriel Miller: "You're innocent. And I'm going to ruin you."
Avery James:"You can have my body. But you can't touch my heart."

It is time for:
-a game of chess,
-some greek mythology
i.e. Iliad,Minotaur and Ariadne and Theseus
-an amazing library
-a naïve virgin about to become homeless
-a disturbing, disgusting uncle/godfather
-an auction only for the richest, ruthless, shameless bidders
-an Alpha male with unknown, ununderstandable motives
-some homemade moonshine
-lots of training
-few sacrifices
Beneath The Covers Blog
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads, sonal
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Avery's life of luxury and privilege is pulled out from under her by the dark and mysterious Gabriel Miller. He's destroyed her father and left them penniless. With her beloved home slipping through her fingers Avery uses the only thing she has of value to save it...her virginity.

One month and she'll have enough money to save her home and care for her father. Just one month...she'll give him her body, but never her heart. Easier said than done when Gabriel shows glimpses of kindness just to rip
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

The Pawn is the first book in the Endgame Series by Skye Warren.

How far would you go to save everything that means anything to you in life? Even after finding out your father might not be who you thought he was and has lost everything including almost losing his life. This is the story of Avery James and Gabriel Miller. One born and raised to be something in life and the other thought to be a criminal
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4 stars

This was an enjoyable and captivating story! Skye Warren delivers a seductive, dark, erotic story! The premise was unique and I was intrigued from the moment I started reading!

Gabriel was dark, mysterious, cocky and hot! Avery was innocent and sweet but sometimes she got on my nerves .

But apart from this I loved that the story was full of suspense!

Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can't deal with my life right now. I need Gabriel and I need him now.

Avery James has lost everything. She only had her virtue to protect but now even that is up for auction.

Gabriel Miller paid a hefty price for his little virgin and he plans on getting his money's worth. The secrets he's hiding are too big and they might just break Avery.

I have too many feelings for this book and swear to God my investment in Avery and Gabriel is unhealthy. I love them both separately and I FUCKING LOVE the
5 BADASS-VIRGIN Stars!!!!!

Skye….Skye!!!.....SKYE!!!!!!!!! I have read a lot of Skye Warren books, and this is my top fave!!!! I have been a fangirl of Skye for a long time, and I always enjoy her books. She is one of the best dark romance writers, in my opinion, and she has outdone herself with this book! All of the feels! The plot is just genius. This story has been written before, but not Skye Warren. When Skye writes it, it’s just better.

This is the type of book where the only reason you put
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Book 1.
The price of survival...
Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl's college to take care of the only family I have left.
There's one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value.
My virginity.
A forbidden auction...
Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watc
Jacqueline's Reads
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4 Play Me Stars

I haven’t read a Skye Warren book for some time now. I’m slapping myself in the face and questioning why? The Pawn is a saucy seductive enticing read any romance reader will enjoy.

What first attracted me to this book is the blurb. A virgin auctioning herself to help pay for her father’s medical expenses. Yes please!

Avery is a good girl. She was a rich girl, but now she is poor. She only has her father, who is now almost on his death bed barely functioning. The only thing she has
4 Stars

Overall Opinion: I haven’t read a trilogy in a while, because they have felt lacking in some way. I was sucked right into this one, and I really hope that the story continues to keep me engaged. There is a good amount of mystery surrounding the H and he is pretty hot! I do wish we got his POV though just to understand him a little more. I’m on to the next to hopefully get to the bottom of Gabriel...🤞🏻😉

Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Avery and Gabriel’s story. Avery’s world falls
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 5+ CHECKMATE Stars *****

"Every pawn is a potential queen."

One word. Perfect.

I had a mild panic attack because book 2 hasn't been released yet. Where has Skye Warren been all my life? This was incredible. The pace, the sexual tension, the characters... BRAVO!

I shelved this book into my favorites section, but now I'm scared. I hope I didn't just jinx it. Don't you hate it when the first book was absolutely mind blowing, and then the second book just wasn't as thrilling? And then you just wan
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