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4.44  ·  Rating details ·  132 ratings  ·  119 reviews
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 fig
Published February 21st 2019
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)

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 they say. (lol)


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 sto
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
Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula, missy
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
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!

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
Heather Whitaker
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
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
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!
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing

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 witn
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
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 d ...more
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
Danielle Wormald
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Eva is a new to me author and i absolutely adored this story. It's hard to believe this is her first time writing this genre because for me she completely smashes it!
She really does give it her all as its everything you expect and want in a romantic suspense.

I am so in love with JD, I am craving more of this alpha male! He's dark and dangerous, oozes power, respect and control, he's fierce and intense and his dominating ways will have your body temperature rising because he puts the erotic in
Lisa Hemming
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Julian “JD” Wilder is a sexy and handsome businessman who seems to possess two different personalities. The good JD is kind hearted and loving when it comes to his brothers and his feelings for Gabrielle. He works hard to protect all of them from the evil that lurks within his own family. The bad JD is a shrewd manipulator who wants to control and dominate Gabrielle and refuses to take no for an answer. He uses her weakness to convince her to accept his proposal and submit to his every desire. H ...more
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
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
Nikki  Malan
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
JD and Gabrielle have a past. The past left Gabrielle with questions that have remained unanswered for 15 years. Julian has never forgotten Gabrielle but knew he had to do what he did to protect her. Gabrielle has started to rebuild her life. She has bought and renovated a boutique hotel and she is finally starting to see it flourish. Finally, things are starting to look up for her, until her past comes back to haunt her. JD has managed to manipulate/blackmail Gabrielle into doing as he wants, u ...more
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.
Paula D
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book! It’s a intense! Had me reading and turning the pages wanting more and more. Gabriella is at work and the one person she hasn’t seen in 15 years shows up with a proposition she can’t refuse. But now Gabriella will get her revenge right? JD is a evil, alpha and so intense he makes you shiver. JD will protect Gabriella no matter what. But what’s all going on what are the secrets that are being hidden? I have to say even though JD is evil in a way but I got a huge crush on the man and isn ...more
Becky Wise
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you've read any of Eva Charles previous books you know she can bring in the sweet and sexy. Depraved is a fantastic new side of Eva Charles. She knows how the bring the hot, sexy and the holy moly I need an ice cube to cool down or at least a new pair of panties. Depraved is and extremely hot second chance, kinky read. Gabrielle is feisty and strong. JD is hot, demanding...he intrigues me. You can feel the heat and passion between Gabrielle and JD even after all the years apart. There's somet ...more
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by this author, and I can’t wait to read more! Omg I absolutely love this book. I was pulled into this story from the beginning until the end. I love JD and Gabrielle. Great characters and the storyline was so amazing! Total book hangover. I was on the edge of my seat so many times. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!
*Magic Beyond The Covers Book Blog*
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOSH, what a deliciously intense read.
I could barely put it down, and now that it ends on a an evil, yet perfectly executed, cliffhanger, I’m both infuriated and hyped; incredibly hungry for the next installation.

The story is both well written and has perfect flow. It grips your heart, squeezing it for a rainbow of emotions, and throws your mind into an exciting investigation, trying to put the different puzzle pieces together.

Thank you, for a read that has my mind reeling and my heart pr
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Depraved by Eva Charles is the first installment in The Devil's Duet.
JD Wilde - Julian is the perfect anti-hero. He's a complicated man, flawed. He was born into one of the most powerful families of the country and it shows. Gabrielle Duval is part of his past. They're exes and they didn't part on good terms.

Depraved is a gripping story that had me captivated from page one. I'm a huge sucker for anti-hero stories and this is a good one. Throw flaws in the mix and I'm sold.
Depraved is a romantic
Caro Richard
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
What do you do when a ex who used to light up your life (and other things!) strolls back into your life with a you couldn't refuse?

Well Gabrielle is about to find out!

And I am so jealous of her!!!!

Anticipation, intrigue and a whole lot of sexy times wrapped up in a great story.

I need to know what's going on, why this is all happening.....and that ending! I need book 2!
Tami Thomason
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am a die hard, forever fan of Eva Charles but right now I want to shake her until she gives me the rest of this story! I can't wait to see how all the secrets unravel and how this HEA that I KNOW we are going to get plays out.
This is just the beginning of a great series!
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰
4.5 stars

This is my first book by this author. I really need to check out her other books soon.

I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next one, I really liked the characters I really like J D so dominated. Gabrielle, I think she is such a good character too.

Really enjoyed the story and the plot and it is very well written.
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
Mandy Barnes
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would in a flat minute, The way that Eva Charles has wrote this book is like a symphony all the bits and pieces fitting together to make a musical work of art from the Deepest base to the highest note you could feel while reading Depraved. The way the ending of this book left me gasping was just astounding and has me begging for more of JD and Gabrielle’s Story.

JD Wilder knows he is cut from the same cloth as his father, he knows he must be in contro
Roxs Reads
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well! I've met J.D. Wilder and I LOVE him! I see through all his depravity into the very depths of his very soft soul.

JD and Gabrielle have stolen my attention. They each have their own agenda and falling back in love is not part of the plan, for either of them. But alas, seems the heart never forgets...

“The minute I saw you, all I could think about was your warm mouth, your rough hands on my skin. That, and a thousand other feelings swamped me. It had never—not since you—been like that. I wan
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After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful Western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkey, deer, and coyote roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she’d been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those y ...more

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