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White Pawn

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  199 ratings  ·  71 reviews
This should be a love story. Everything’s in place for it to be. The perfect lines, the perfect souls, but you see, Justin thinks it’s a game. He thinks I’m his pawn, but he couldn’t be more wrong. Every move he makes, I’ll block him. Every time he thinks he’s about to seize me, I’ll run. Some men underestimate the power of the queen because they’re too busy playing
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Published March 22nd 2017
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3.75 stars

White Pawn is about a handler who manipulates people as though they are simply disposable pieces on a chess board. There are two players with two different agendas in this story, but only one outcome. Ahhhh, yes, let the games begin!

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The reader meets Marisa Dawson on the day she's discharged from the psychiatric unit. She was temporarily hospitalized for a mental breakdown following her fiancé's suicide and is released without any stipulations. Upon being discharged and having to face
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, dark
3.75 Crazy Stars

"When love goes wrong, it goes wrong. And there are two reactions a woman can choose to have: let it break her, or get even. A man will never break me again, and the thing is, I’m the queen and he’s the king. He’s taken me off the board, so he thinks the game is over. In his mind, maybe it is, but the thing is, the game only ends when the king is dead."

When Marisa was in a psych ward, she read books by an author, named Justin. She loved those books, so she became obsessive of him
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 3.5 Stars *****

"What happens when two people obsessed with the idea of love find each other and dance a forbidden dance? They become obsessed with the idea of each other."

White Pawn is a story about extreme obsession. Marisa is crazy about Justin Wild. It all started when she read his book while she was in a psych ward. His words made her addicted, and she knew that they were meant for each other.

When she was released, she moved to NYC to be near him. Her plans to get his attention work
Fre06 Begum
I can't rate this yet as my mind is still spinning, all I can say for now is it's been a long time since I have truly disliked a female lead as much as this one!
Melanie (mells_view)
Twisted. Crazy. Dark. Humorous. Romantic?

This is a story about a woman who finds some sort of escape in reading after her husband commits suicide. She is so enamored with the author of the books, and the love stories themselves that she decides to also become a writer and seek the author she adore so much, out.

Honestly, that's all I'm willing to tell you. You need to go into this virtually blind. It will make the experience that much better. What I will say is that this story is so twisted. It's
Beneath The Covers Blog
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alison, arcs, 2017-reads
Wow... I'm at a loss for words.... Nah I'm good let's do this...

White Pawn takes you beyond just an obsession, it takes you to a dark place in someone's mind who will truly stop at nothing to get the man of their dreams.

Marissa was once scorn by a cheating husband, while recovering from that she finds her newest and greatest obsession. Justin Wild.

Justin Wild is a playboy author. He's smug, arrogant, and an asshole. He will never get tied down to just one woman, until he meets Marissa.

Holy crap
Mar 24, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm not quite sure what to make of this book. It took a while to get to the darker parts of the story, which were really good. I loved the ending! It was very twisted. The build up to it was dull. Marisa was obsessed with Justin, but why? She liked his books but didn't seem to be into him personally. The attraction didn't make a lot of sense. Then again she was crazy. There wasn't a love triangle or cheating but both characters were with other people at one point or another. Everything Marisa di ...more
Tongan Book Lover
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
White Pawn by Stevie J. Cole. A psychological romance that will leave you absolutely screwed in the head. Stevie's books have always been on the darker side, romances with a twist. I've read some pretty sick shit in my life but I swear this just goes above and beyond sick and twisted. It's downright insanity. I didn't know what to expect when I went into this one. I'll admit when I signed up for this book it was because the blurb piqued my interest. But it was nothing like I thought it would be. ...more
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.25 Obsession Stars

People tell me all the time that I should write a book because I read so much. It doesn't really work like that. I know enough authors to know that I am not in their league. I don't have those people in my head that want to get out. Most authors can't NOT write. It is in them. Different authors have different motivations. The author in this story (not of of this story) has a different motivation. She writes for obsession.

Marisa (one "s") is a reader. She loves her favorite a
[...] love is fleeting, it’s an emotion. Something you’ll shed a tear or two over. Obsession, it’s something you’ll shed blood for. Obsession trumps love any-fucking-day.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was wild. Obsession gone way too far, notoriety gone awry and a story that is beyond twisted.

Marissa is obsessed with a writer he goes by the name of Justin Wild. To get close to him she becomes what he desires, with carefully played moves she inserts herself into his life. Justin is pretty full of himself. He has money, fame, looks and whatever he wants at the time. He is not looking for anything other than a good time and then he meets Marissa. But this is not a bad-boy turned good,
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it

Reviewed by Klaire Sutherland for #KFF

I don’t even know where to start with this book, I’m not sure whether I loved or hated it in a…. weird way. I couldn’t put my kindle down; the whole thing was so monumentally screwed up that I had to keep reading. I didn’t get the characters, in fact in retrospect, I didn’t like the characters. Both Justin and Marisa seemed all over the place but the book just had something that pulled me in. There’s every single conceivable romantic cliché you can find in
Sassy Southern
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 stars if I could give more I could

I think the author made a good description with this little bit... Romeo and Juliet- that's a great love story, but Harley Quinn and Joker, that's the kind of love story that's epic on every level.... This book is pure epicness.

This book....... I don't even know if I can form words for it. Lol. Dark and twisted is what I can say. The characters are so well written and the story line was amazing. The suspense in this book and the constant twisted thinking of Ma
Rhiannon King
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book, um well I don't actually know where to start, it goes beyond dark and twisted but I loved it, and if that makes me a little twisted then so be it. I wasn't a lover of Marissa or Justin, their story is what sucked me in and it's unpredictability. Marissa was an obsessed fan whose craziness knew no boundaries, Justin was the self absorbed asshole who was only ever looking for a good time. If your looking for for something to feed your twisted soul then this is definitely the book for yo ...more
Autumn Jones
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK! Oh my gosh this book! Definitely one of my favourites now, I will 100% re-read it, stalk Stevie, buy it signed, tattoo it all over my body and maybe even get wallpaper printed with it!
Seriously it's so different, unique, clever and crazy!
I was excited all the way through reading it, in a twisted kinda way.
I just couldn't take my eyes off the page, so thrilling, so many unexpected turns that you worry you'll miss something if you put the book down, you can't bear to not read the nex
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Creo que necesito matar a algún rey...
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Because love is fleeting, it's an emotion. Something you'll shed a tear or two over. Obsession, it's something you'll shed blood for.

Taking fangirling to a dangerous level, Marisa has watched author Justin Wild for far too long. Like a venomous snake, she’s planned to make her attack, sink her fangs in, and irrevocably change the course of his life forever. This isn’t just love—its obsession.

I have to be honest that this book wasn’t what I expected. I expected a dark romance with a dangerous
Maria Angie Mendoza
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A truly unputdownable read!
Intense, brilliantly written, demented dark romance, with an absolutely delicious plot.
Unique, twisted story with rich, well developed characters, albeit "bat shit" crazy.
Marisa is one scary anti hero heroine, or was she the victim of circumstances?
After enduring tragedy, she becomes obsessed with her favorite author! Pursuing her favorite author Justin Wild was just the beginning of her master plan! Catching him in his "manwhoring" ways, just fed her obsession until t
Kerry Fletcher
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When i heard about this book i have to be honest i was thinking it was going to be an uber romantic love story... two romance authors... Physical attraction... They both know the words... They both know what it takes to get the happy ending... Lovely... right? bahahahahahahahahahahahahaha OH Dear dear me. #HavingFunWithJustin

Ok not sure where to start.

As i said it's a story of two romance authors. We all read the books. Most of us have attended a signing. Always wondering what goes on when the
Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)
White Pawn is a twisted love story about an obsessed fan who takes her craziness out on a selfish prick of an author.

This is not your traditional love story, it's more of a dark, twisted tale of obsession gone wild. Justin Wild is a worldwide bestselling published author and also a major prick. After he had his heart broken by an ex he vowed to just be a prick to save his feeling from being hurt. Justin is a total manwhore, he loves them and leaves them.

Marisa Dawson came into a huge sum of mo
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Santa Macarena de los locos que escaparon de un manicomio! Este libro, francamente es tan retorcido y demente que te sorprende y engancha... y al terminar te preguntas cómo demonios puede gustarte algo así??! Pero a la mierda, todo el mundo esta loco!

NOOO!! PARAAA!!! Y ese final???? hijaaaa... francamente, si alguien me pregunta quién está más loco, Justin o Marisa?!! Simplemente no lo sé... ambos están tan locos que son tal para cual! Perfectos entre sí!

Es espeluznante, pero a la vez tiene algo
Kelle Braun
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What the what?

*inhales then exhale slowly*

So I'm truthfully crappy at reviews. I don't like the long-winded reviews that seem to give away too much of the story, I prefer recommendations so here's mine:

Is it dark? Not in my opinion, but it's definitely not a sickening saccharine-sweet romance. There's definitely some deep emotions going on between the two main characters. Ms. Cole brings them to life, and they practically seem to leap from the pages. Lot of humor going on here too. Personally,
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: deep-or-dark, mind-fk

That's the only word I can come up with right now to describe this book.

Marisa is a reader who becomes obsessed with an author but obsessed is to light of a word for what she is, it goes way beyond obsession, possession and more to the point where she orchestrates a love story of their own and Justin man-whore extraordinaire falls into it blindly.

A book about the book world, our book world, with a dark and twisted plot were fiction and reality collide and clash.

Stevie J Cole's books
Jillian Mackenzie
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Such a dark and twisted story, with moments of insanity - but what's love without a little bit of insanity and obsession?
Stevie is brilliant with unpredictability, you truly will never guess the outcome of where she will take her books. You may hate her characters at first but they will always make you smile and shocked at the same time and by the end you are cheering them on, and this book is no different.
This is a fantastic standalone if you are looking for something non-conventional, I mean,
J. Lum
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I literally had my jaw drop throughout this book. Stevie J. Cole manages to take a romance and twist it. She challenges the norm, and that in itself is such a breath of fresh air. I want to say this book is a sort of twisted, satirical romantic com book. It touches on a little bit of everything to the point where I found myself both entertained and laughing throughout the book. Her two main protagonist, Marisa and Justin are extremely static together, and while I want to at times throw a book at ...more
Jessica (secretlifeofbooklover)
4.5 stars

These are the stories for me.
Dark, twisted and with fucked up characters!
Italian Review
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
4.5 Stars

What happens when you have a woman who's obsessed with a man, who is so obviously obsessed with himself?  Maybe she meets him, realizes he's a complete dick and moves on.  Maybe he realizes she's a Misery-esque loon and he runs, never to be a jackass to anyone ever again.  Maybe he realizes they are equally crazy and he becomes just as obsessed with her.  Or does she go completely off the charts and take him out in a wicked chess game to the death?  Who are the pawns and who will say ch
How can you dislike two characters so much but absolutely love the book??? Bat shit crazy!!! She was beyond crazy and he was just ugh...but I could not put this down! Genius!
Michelle Simpson
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is not your usual love story, Two characters are brought together in a crazy crazy way !

From the first chapter you are quite aware that Marisa is definitely unique and not quite sane to say the least. when Marisa wants something she is not going to give up and will do whatever she can to get the ending to her own love story, and she certainly goes to the extreme to get there ! Marisa acts like a cool calm collected person on the outside but she is holding some dark secrets. 

Justin Wild is a
Michaela L.
Dec 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
This was... unexpected.

From the cover and the blurb, I was expecting steamy dark romance, or maybe just a steamy contemporary romance with some suspense and darkness. This, though, felt almost more along the lines of psychological suspense or a romantic horror novel (if such a thing exists?). So, honestly, I'm not sure how to feel about it, it was so not what I expected (and not what I was in the mood for, admittedly).

White Pawn is about obsession and lust, and getting caught up in fame and the
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Stevie J. Cole likes to write realistic stories with raw, gritty characters you should hate but can't help but to love.

She's obsessed with rock music, loves sloths, and has an unnatural obsession with British accents.

Her books are not recommended for the faint of heart.
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