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Depraved

(The Devil's Due #1)

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I’m J.D. Wilder, and it takes a lot to shame me, but we’re about to see where you draw the line.

Gabrielle Duval once belonged to me.
And like it or not, she'll be mine again.
In a world where money, power and corruption rule, I'm prepared to do whatever it takes.
Although nothing with that woman is ever easy.
But believe me when I tell you, I'll enjoy every minute of the f
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Published February 21st 2019
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


SOLD! ON MY KINDLE!

Book 1 of 2.
Blurb:
I’m J.D. Wilder, and it takes a lot to shame me, but we’re about to see where you draw the line.
Gabrielle Duval once belonged to me.
And like it or not, she'll be mine again.
In a world where money, power and corruption rule, I'm prepared to do whatever it takes.
Although nothing with that woman is ever easy.
But believe me when I tell you, I'll enjoy every minute of the fight.


Books in The Devils Duet should be read in order:
Book 1: Depraved
Book 2: Delivered
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Jen
This was just an ok read for me. I felt like not much of anything really happened through out the majority of the book. I also didn’t get a dark vibe with the hero. At times he was an alpha-hole but I have definitely seen worse!!! I do know that this was the author’s first dive into darkness so maybe for someone like me who has read very dark books.. I have higher expectations for the darker themes? I don’t know?! I just felt this all felt a little flat to me.

Of course the story ended on a cliff
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Eva Charles is a new to me author, and since I am doing a challenge where I try to read at least two (or more) "new" or "new to me" authors a month, this book fit the bill perfectly. It also turned out to be a good book for my "stepping out challenge" as well. Two birds...one stone..as they say. (lol)

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And I enjoyed it quite a lot. The writing was fantastic. It was well paced. The plot was engaging and well developed. There is a nice little mystery storyline that weaves its way throughout the s
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: missy, ratula
Gah!! The minute I started this story I was hooked with JD and Gabrielle's story. Depraved was sinfully sexy and delicious and JD and Gabrielle's chemistry was so intense and hot and the suspenseful drama and political intrigue was so addicting. I could not get enough! 

The minute the story started I was intrigued right away. JD's proposition/ultimatum was shocking as it set the bar where Eva Charles jumped straight into the story and didn't let up once. Overall, I think I equally loved and hated
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Saira Moodley (BookedMercy)
Arc provided in exchange for an honest review

Review contains spoilers!!!!!!

3.5 stars!!!



Okay so I have a lot of mix feelings towards Depraved. Writing was excellent buuuut (view spoiler). That’s a personal preference.

Gabrielle’s (32) parents worked for Julian’s (34) family when she was younger and they became childhood lovers. Julian taught her the act of dirty sinful sex in the back of his stable. They wer
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Courtney
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Depraved is my first Eva Charles book and WOW - Eva, you won me over with this one!!

I picked this one completely on the blurb alone - that's all I was given in the email - no author name, just the blurb and the title. I was all in based on that. And I am so glad that I took the chance on this one.

Depraved is a well written second chance romance with added suspense. Eva does a great job of giving us the background on Gabrielle and JD but leaves a mystery to parts of their past and what caused the
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Eva Charles
Feb 18, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Author's Note I am just floored by all the early love Depraved has received!!! The best part of releasing a book is having the opportunity to meet and chat with new readers. Thank you to everyone who has read, reviewed, and reached out to me about the duet, including the reader who threatened to make a voodoo doll in my likeness and stick it with pins until I give her the next book. She was just kidding, I think. My hope is for you to experience JD’s reemergence in much the same way Gabrielle ...more
Elle
3.5* STARS!

My first impression about this book is based on the covers. Both covers really intrigued me. Kudos to the author. Also this is my first read from Eva Charles. Let's just say... the story is not how I imagined. Deeper. Darker. Sexier.

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Gabrielle Duval is totally not expected J.D. Wilder to march inside her office and offer indecent proposal. More like blackmail. Her old flame did not make anything easy with his non-stop demands. Gabrielle realize not to trust him easily like fifteen year
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Sweet baby Jesus this book is something amazing and then some! I absolutely loved it and I loved the main characters JD and Gabrielle. The chemistry they share is amazing and something you don't see often. This is one of those stories that will draw you in and keep you reading until the end and the ending oh man that ending has me wanting no needing book two to this duet.

JD has always wanted Gabrielle and he had her once but pushed her away. Then things change years later when he sees her again.
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Alaina
What a damn cliffhanger!

I honestly didn't think Depraved was that dark.. but the ending was a damn mystery. I have a feeling that someone close to her is working for his father.. but I'm not quite there yet. Need more evidence. Other than that, the romance between the two main characters, JD and Gabrielle, was pretty cute. Of course these two had history but then things went wrong. It didn't hurt that he cheated on her.. but I have a feeling that there was something more and mysterious going aro
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This is a new to me author. After reading Depraved I’ll certainly be looking to read more from this author in the future.

The two main characters JD and Gabrielle are fabulous. The chemistry between them is oh so hot.

This is a well written second chance romance that I thoroughly enjoyed. I couldn’t resist reading in one sitting. I can’t wait to read book two.
Ana Rita
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
The thing about reading can compare to going on a trail we never went before. Wanna know why I'm saying this? It's because when you grab a new book you now that it will be a surprise but if it's a book by a new author the surprise will be even bigger.
Eva Charles is a new author to me and the blurb of this book sold me the idea of taking a chance on her writing. A writing that is raw, wild and dark surrounded by so much more than we could predict.
Depraved is her latest release and it's the firs
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Stephanie
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Depraved is a romantic suspense story with a touch of dark. I’d like to say that it had just the right amount of suspense, mystery and sexy but that would be wrong. Depraved is sooo hot and so much more!

“Nothing good happens when he’s anywhere near you.”

Julian Wilder is the three A’s: alpha, anti-hero, and arrogant. He can also be calculating and manipulative. One thing is certain, he must always have control. He is walking a fine line as he attempts to balance certain situations. He is so arro
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Julie
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This author was new for me, but I was intrigued by the duet so I thought why not, I’ll give it a shot. And I wasn’t disappointed, I loved the first instalment, Depraved.
The suspenseful plot takes a hold right from the start. JD shows he will do anything to protect Gabrielle, at any cost for her safety. It’s a dark, intense and sexual, but is Gabby strong enough to let JD get close again. There’s questions to be answered and evil to be vanquished, and how deeply is JD truly invested in their rel
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Amber- Leave Me Alone I’m Reading
Eva Charles was a new author for me. I signed up to review this duet on a whim. When I saw the covers, I was like holy shiiiiiit! They are so hot! I enjoyed this read quite a bit. It’s not as dark as I anticipated, at least not yet. It’s mysterious and sexy, frustrating and angsty. I’ll be looking forward to the second book!
Leanne
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly captivating...although not as Depraved as i was hoping for.
The last chapter had me on the edge of my seat and very eagerly awaiting book 2!


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Maddy
I liked this book although there was some unbelievable/uncomfortable elements...i do not want to read about 15 year olds having kinky sex. That's just ewwwwww.
Once you bypass that, and focus in the present, we have the anti-hero, who actually doesn't per se do anything anti-hero-ish to the heroine..."i am paying for your mother's life saving treatment, so you have to do anything i say" - reality: she finds out pretty quickly it's paid for upfront in some sort of no going back trust fund. "You ha
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KFForever
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KindleFriendsForever

The devil’s spawn is how he sees himself. A simple blunt object ready to accomplish his task, digging deeper into the murky water that is the world he lives in. Within the first chapter there is a revelation that puts JD in a cruel light. A role that the further I read, the more it seemed impossibly unthinkable. JD had spent his entire adult life playing a game that had the highest stakes. A long game better than any I have wi
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Heather  Red Hatter Book Blog
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is a solid 4.5 stars. I did not know what to expect from the beginning to the end. I will say that this book definitely had me on the edge of my seat and I can not wait for the second book to be released. There are so many questions left unanswered that I just need the answers tooo. The main one being what exactly is JD's endgame with Gabrielle. I mean I know what I want it to be, but if I have learned anything authors do not always do what you want them to.

JD or Julian to Gabrielle
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Kathy Rouchelle
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Eva Charles is a new author to me and I have to say that she will soon be a favorite of mine as I thoroughly enjoyed this first book in this duet. Brilliant story line that captures your attention and does not let go until you face plant into that cliffie brick wall. Yea, there is that. But don't let that take away from this book at all because I am sure that what will come in the second book will set a lot of things straight and answer quite a few questions that were left unanswered.

The charac
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Sue's Romance Reviews
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Can I take a moment to scream? This book ends on one helluva cliffhanger! GAH!!!!

As teenagers, Julian (JD) and Gabrielle had a searing and passionate romance. Not to mention a once in a lifetime love. All that comes to a halt when Julian turns her world upside down and then, she is sent away.

Years later Julian shows up at her workplace and threatens to turn her world upside down yet again.

With her walls crumbling and glimpses of the Julian she once knew, will she be willing to give Julian a seco
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Naughty Mom Story Time
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-reviewed
4.5 Stars

Fair warning: this is a duet and Depraved will leave you on a massive cliffhanger.

Before reading DEPRAVED, I hadn’t heard of Eva Charles. From what I gather this is her venture into anti-hero/ dark themed romance and it was quite good. I’ve read my fair share of dark romance and I’d consider this more of a “light gray.”

The writing was really good and the characters, Julian and Gabrielle, were strong. It was easy to like and connect with them and they shared a very hot and heavy connecti
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Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
5 super sexy stars!!

This is book one in the “Devil’s Duet”. I need book TWO right now!! Damn this ends in one hell of a cliffhanger!!!

Ok so going into this I thought it was like some 50 shades shit. I mean yea that book was ok but it is played out. I WAS WRONG!!! Nothing like that at all!! This book is about past mistakes, current mistakes, secrets, love, hope, pain and so much more. These two (JD and Gabrielle) have a past. A BIG one! There is so much unresolved issues. I am in love with this
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Michelle Rodriguez
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, yes that's how I'm going to start this review. Full disclosure before I continue, I was asked to BETA read just 20K of this book to see if JD was the right amount of asshole without pissing readers off. I told the author he was the right amount of asshole. I'm glad I made that statement and stand by it.

JD and Gabrielle have a longgggggggggg history. He was her first and he taught her lots of dirty wicked things, until he messed things up and she caught him with another woman and she was se
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Laura Lee
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Depraved (The Devil's Duet Book 1)
By: Eva Charles
4 Stars

Popping my Eva Charles cherry with this book, Depraved book one of The Devil’s Duet. Written very well, with a story that flowed good…but with all books in a duet/series… this book just sets up the scene and we must wait for book 2 to be released to get the actual punch. Thank goodness the wait for book 2 is not too long as the ending of this one is a cliff that I felt myself trying to flip the pages on my kindle to see if there was a previ
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jess ~
This is my first time reading this author so I wasn't sure what to expect going in. All I knew is that blurb called to me and I love romantic-suspense with a darker edge.

It wasn't so much dark as it was intense. At the very beginning, the stage is set. JD propositions Gabrielle in exchange for taking care of her mother. You know that there is history between these two and you know there is some ulterior motive, but you don't get those details only that there is a hint to something more.

G
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Phyl
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it
New to me author. This was hard for me to review. I liked it don’t get me wrong however there were a few things I found far fetched. JD and Gabrielle were together when they were younger, circumstances (his jack hole father) tore them apart now they’re older he wants her back to be honest I’m not entirely sure why. He blackmail or misleads her whatever words you want to use. Second chance love and kinky sex. I thought this was a good start and I am curious for the next book.
Kenya Wright
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
JD and Gabrielle were a lot of fun. Sex and romantic tension filled the pages. This was a steamy second chance romance that explored submission and domination. I loved it and plan to preorder the next book, due to a tiny tiny cliffhanger.
Caitlin Audet
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

I still feel dirty after finishing this book and I say that with much love and respect for Eva Charles, considering since I was a newbie and quickly became a fan. Depraved is book one of the Devil's Duet and I was instantly hooked just from the blurb alone. Give me a dark romance with an alpha male and I'm all over it. Add in the suspense of someone out to sabatoge others and I couldn't read fast enough.

I love how it was easy to work out Gabrie
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Casey ~BookObsessionConfessions~
Depraved is my first book read from Eva Charles and WOW… she is a phenomenal writer. There is no question about it. I could probably hand this lady my grocery list and she could make it sound poetic. She writes with such beautiful prose and really delves deep when fleshing out her characters while pacing the plot perfectly.

This was a romantic suspense with a somewhat darkish undertone to it...not as dark as I had initially hoped it would be with a title like Depraved, or the type of darkness the
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