But everything comes at a price, and with The Elite, you ha ...more
[le swoon!] I THINK I MIGHT HAVE PASSED OUT READING THAT BLURB…
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I was born with wealth, athletic ability, and looks that could melt the panties off a nun.
I had a clear path to success.
Until fate dealt me a cruel blow, leaving me empty and in need of purpose.
My only focus now is to become part of The Elite—a secret society in one of the most prestigious colleges in the world.
But everything comes at a price, and with The Elite, ...more
This was an interesting start to THE ELITE SEVEN series. I'm not a fan of uber whores (paired with almost virginal heroines) and OW stuff in my books anymore. I think it has been done to DEATH at this point, so I can't say I overly enjoyed most of this one. However, I figured going into this series that none of the books would be free of that type of thing, so I can't complain too much. The writing was excellent. It is a relatively short book, so it moves along at a good pace. The plot was inte ...more
Lust is a violent desire, dest...more
Type: Book 1 of 7 from The Elite Seven series
POV: First Person – Male
Rhett Masters’ life seemed perfect on the outside but inside he was roaring to be freed. His escape was in the form of a secret society called The Elite Seven that would set him for life. But in order to become one, candidates had to embrace the sin they were assigned with. For him, lust was a way of life until Chastity Griffin walked into it which could either save him or destroy him.
I’ve alwa ...more
★★★ A Blushing Book Review ★★★
Lust by Ker Dukey - The Elite 7 Series
GENRE: Dark Romance
NARRATION: First Person- Rhett’s POV
BOOK DETAILS: Book #1 In the Elite 7 series
The Elite is a secret society with power unimaginable. To be a member, is one of highest honor. Follow their rules and you will have endless: WEALTH, POWER, and FAME. Once you are selected, you must pass initiation. And meet the brotherhood. Your brothers in arms. A bond so lethal it is unbendable and unbreakable. The ...more
I’m still wondering what exactly is the total benefit to being an Elite! I know there is wealth, power, and prestige but I didn’t see a lot of that just yet with the seven that were picked.
I did enjoy this but more towards the second half. I found the first half to be slow and I was constantly waiting for the romance aspect to it. I feel that the romance side of things took the backseat for most of the story. I can excuse that a bit considering this is the first book and we are ...more
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Type: Book 1 of 7 from The Elite Seven series
POV: First Person – Male
❝People say love is powerful, and that's true, but more often than not, it's corrupted by lust.❞
Rhett Masters' heart was broken for the loss of his sibling. He blames himself every day and the guilt just don't let him be free. He finds a secret society called The Elite Seven which he hopes will provide him the freedom he seeks.
❝I'm drowning, but with a smile on my face kn...more
Her eyes take in every part of my face before dipping low to my crotch. “Tempting, but I’ll pass. I already had Vienna sausage for lunch. One’s enough for any lifetime.”
I struggled with this one as I could only find one likable character through most of the story, yet I was intrigued and couldn’t put my Kindle down. I despised the main character of Rhett, as he was arrogant, irresponsible, spoiled and just vile, as was his friend. I hissed at his duplicitous, contemptib ...more
Title: Lust ( The Elite Seven #1)
Author: Ker Dukey
This is the first book in The Elite Seven series and my second book written by this author.
The Elite Seven is definitely one of the series I am most excited about this summer.
Truth be told, when I heard about this series I was super pumped. I mean, come on! A book on the seven deathly sins? I'm on it!
Lust by Ker Dukey is the first book in the series and for me, it was a good starting point.
The entire book felt more like a introduction to the seri
“Lust is a force all its own. It consumes the mind and body, and causes even the most loyal to indulge in its sinful ways...
Lust is a violent desire, destructive and uncontrollable. If you let the sensation take root, you become captive to its power, until you’re waking up in the wreckage of its path.”
It's really impressive that these seven books will be written by different authors when they are following the same story, but from different POVs!!! I'm sooo impressive ...more
I literally never thought I’d describe a Ker Dukey read as sweet and emotional, but here we are. Lust was different from the books of hers I usually read, but it was still a good read. It introduces the whole Elite society while going through Rhett’s back story and his love story. Basically the Elite gives Rhett some difficult tasks, and he has to decide whether or not he’s going to do ...more
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Lust is the start to The Elite Seven series and introduces us to Rhett Masters, aka Lust. On a downward spiral after the death of his brother, there's only one thing he cares about. And that's being asked to join The Elite Seven. The not-so-secret society that is synonymous with power and wealth. But then he meets Chasity Griffin, the girl that is his complete opposite yet the one that is definitely a game changer for what he wants out of life.
I thought this was a ...more
This one started out pretty slow, in fact for the first 25% you don’t even know who’s the heroine or where is this going. However, once it picks up, it will keep you hooked right until the end.
I love a strong heroine, and Chastity was so ...more
While in high school, Rhett Masters was a star athlete who had all the girls fawning at his feet, but when a tragic accident impacts his family, his entire world changes. In the midst of his pain, Rhett remains determined to succeed at university and is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure his success as a member of the Elite Seven Society.
“Our power is unimaginable and all that is given can be stripped away should you break your oaths.”
Told solely from Rhett’s POV, the tone ...more
*ARC received from author in exchange for my ho ...more
4 Elite CROWNS
Lust is the beginning of The Elite Seven world, and Ker Dukey introduces to a world of sin and debauchery that is sure to be pushed through the next 6 books.
Rhett from the beginning has your sympathy. You understand why he has lost himself to drugs and alcohol and sins of the flush. You understand his need for the secret society and what they have to offer him. You revel in his healing and happiness. He is really just an all around lovable hero w ...more
"Lust is a violent desire, destructive and uncontrollable.
Woah! What a beginning to a SEVEN book series! I am so excited for the promise this series holds, given the way this one started off. And holy hell....the way it ended!!! Clearly, jaw drops and eye pops are going to be a common occurrence with this series.
I loved seeing the many different sides of Rhett. His personality was pretty malleable based on the situations he was in, and that made him very intriguing to me. I ...more
When Rhett Master's life is struck by tragedy he loses all focus and becomes consumed with joining The Elite Seven Society open to a lucky group of seven, the crém de la crém of society. But when he meets Chastity Griffin, a woman who calms the demons in his mind, he finds that he is faced with h ...more
What a ride! And interesting introduction to what will become a captivating series centered around a secret society promising an unrivaled amount of wealth, prestige and benefits. I wasn’t really sure what to expect—maybe a dark, erotic romance of intrigue, debauchery and manipulation. However, this isn’t dark, or even erotic as the romance is pushed aside to create the foundation for the series.
I would still take lust over love every fucking time. Fuck love.
Chastity Griffin appears to be sh ...more
This is my life, my chance, my legacy.
I am Rhett Masters.
I am LUST
After experiences two traumatic events, Rhett's life is spiralling out of control. Desperate to get out of his father's control and house, he is willing to do ANYTHING to be a part of The Elite, a secret society who takes care of their own.
He joins St. Augustine College, the place where The Elite recruits.
Chasity Griffin, daughter to the Dean of St. Augustine, is assigned as Rhett's mentor to help you settle in and help show y ...more
So on GR, 2 stars = "it was okay," so I wanted to preface my review with that in mind... This one just didn't really do it for me --- it felt much more YA than dark romance (and I am not a YA fan). The plot was pretty shallow; the reader wasn't even introduced to the female MC to at least halfway through the story (possibly even more than that), so there wasn't much time to become invested in her as a character before the book wrapped up. Rhett was not very like ...more
Genre: New Adult. College Romance.
Actual Rating: 4 stars
Lust is the first book in The Elite Seven series. The series revolves around 7 young men who are selected to be a part of an elite group where their sins make them rich and powerful. This book follows Rhett who is elected to be Lust in the group. This sin fits Rhett quite well because he is known to be a panty chaser and womanizer.
All in all, I think Ker Dukey did a good job at bringing Rhett's characte ...more
Rhett Masters had it all. The looks, the girls, the athletic ability. But one night and one mistake changed everything and it haunts Rhett day and night. When Rhett's family is falling apart, the only salvation is joining The Elite, a secret society that's only be ...more
I truly appreciated reading Ker Dukey’s novel in this “The Elite Seven” series written by seven different authors…each book bearing the title of one of the famous seven deadly sins. Each book explores the initiation of one of the deserving members… the (“uincendum natus”) …into the “The Elite Seven” bearing the title of one of the sins. The first one…fittingly so for the audience it attracts…is Lust.
It is an inventive premise. Although secret societies are not a novel trope…this ...more
I really like the idea of this series and I am so glad that each of the books in the series is written by someone else (I am excited to read Greed because A ...more
The thing I wasn't expecting was the depth of emotion I would feel in the prologue. It was a visceral reaction to Rhett's pain that the author doesn't sugar coat, it was raw and so real. It's a moment that changes the course of his life, now his one hope is to get into The Elite.
Chastity is a young woman who literally f ...more
Ker Dukey kicks off this series and lays the groundwork for The Elite Seven - an exclusive and secret society of the rich, powerful and elite - introducing us ...more
The Seven Deadly Sins, or in this case The Elite Seven.
Choosing leaders for this society takes intense focus. Only seven are to be selected, and the investment and time are showered upon the new seven chosen every four years.
Once in The Elite Seven, there is no getting out. The money and power are their reward. Should they choose to stray or break the rules, the society strips them of everything.
Rhett has always wanted to be in The Elite Seven ...more
This is a great start to the Elite Seven Series!! The first part of this book shredded my heart with Rhett's tragedy that he had to endure. Then it got super crazy! Secret society, kink, sex, brotherhood, family devastation, and so many twists and turns my head was spinning. I am very excited to read the other books in this series of standalone books written by seven authors revolving around seven men named for the seven deadly sins.
This specific video review will be in ...more
Ker Dukey, Is based in the UK, where she lives with her husband and small children and also their beloved Goldendoodle, Murphy (who has yet to discover he isn't, in fact, a human)
When she's not lost in the world of her characters or being Mum, Ker likes to read and catch up with her followers on social media.
My books all tend to be darker romance, an edge of your seat, angst-filled reads. My adv ...more