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The Initiation

(Filthy Rich Americans #1)

4.78  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  39 reviews
No one knows how new members are selected to the board of Hale Banking and Holding. But there are rumors of a sordid rite of initiation.

Whispers how one woman and nine men disappear into a boardroom.

This time, that woman will be me.

The Hale family owns everything—the eighth largest bank in the world, everyone in our town, even the mortgage on my parents’ mansion. And now R
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Shady Creek Publishing
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Book 1
Release: May 28, 2019
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No one knows how new members are selected to the board of Hale Banking and Holding. But there are rumors of a sordid rite of initiation.
Whispers how one woman and nine men disappear into a boardroom.
This time, that woman will be me.
The Hale family owns everything—the eighth largest bank in the world, everyone in our town, even the mortgage on my parents’ mansion. And now Royce Hale wants to own me
May 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc, on-deck

~My first Nikki Sloane read! I am excited to be going in! Coming up next!~


✪ ARC graciously provided in exchange for an honest review!

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Amy J Romance Author & Reader Events
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow! Just when I thought Nikki Sloane couldn’t surprise me anymore after reading her Blindfold series, it’s curveball after curveball with this one. She straddles that tantalizing line constantly, dangling the “will it happen?” or “won’t it happen?” in the reader’s face, keeping the anticipation at cardiac levels until it does or doesn’t happen.

I really loved Marist Northcutt. She's an introverted bookworm at heart. Thrust into a situation which doesn't have many great alternative solutions, Ma
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just WOW with the ending of The Initiation, the first book in the Filthy Rich Americans trilogy. I cannot wait to see how the rest of this story unfolds in the second and third book, I need the second book ASAP.

Marist Northcott and Royce Hale both come from powerful, rich, and scheming families. Royce's family is right at the top of the power structure, being more powerful, rich and influential than everyone else. In particular, Royce's father Macalister will really get your attention in this st
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Okay, wow. Like seriously holy crap, what the heck did I just read? Please oh please you all need to read this too, so we can talk about this crazy book! Let's start our talk with the cover, that I can't stop obsessing over. It's so freakin gorgeous. And perfect. I couldn't be more excited that this is a trilogy, aside from my impatience for the next book.

Marist is the nobody sister, the extra, awkward, unsocial one. Royce comes from a rich family that are all into power games. And they're endle
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
HOLY MOLY!!!!! This book sucked me in! I couldn't put it down. This is my first full length book I have read by Nikki and I'm blown away! I have a few others that I own and I'm going to have to move them up my tbr! Shes has a way with words and storytelling that makes me feel like I'm actually in the book.

So onto The Initiation part....OMG and what the heck is Royce doing! Even though this was predicable for me, the story was still a consuming read. This has some serious secret society and vc a
Kanetra Hights
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing




Just when I thought that Nikki Sloane could not surprise me any further, she writes The Initiation (Filthy Rich Americans Book I)!

I am completely blown away by this book and new series!


Just WOW!

Talk about all the feels for this book! 🥰

Detailed Review To Come! I just had to comment!

I am absolutely speechless! (Other than ranting a bunch of “WOWS”)

But in all seriousness, I need to compose myself and get a real review started for this AMAZING book!

Be back... promise! 💋
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jeez, this book can't come out soon enough.

I'm just going to rate it 5 stars now because I know it's gonna be that good.
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excuse me, while I go to the kitchen and look for sharp objects.

Nikki Sloane destroyed me. Filled my body with lust, heart with love and brain with lies so big I am still looking at the wall with a blank stare. Initiation, the first book from the Filthy Rich Americans trilogy, takes place in a world ruled with greed, money and need to own everything and everyone, just because.

Royce and Marist come from this world. He is a son of the most wealthy and powerful man in a hierarchy: handsome, greed
Lisa VH
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was all I expected and more! I love the entire premise and the mythical overtones. Medusa, indeed! This can't be boiled down to any one trope. It has elements of a enemies to lovers, fairytale complete with villainous 'king', damsel in distress, and the list just keeps going. The initiation referred to in the title is pretty much what you would expect and yet completely not at the same time. The ending didn't leave me hanging so much as it left me thinking 'okay, she's gonna burn down the v ...more
K.S. Rochell
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Enthralling and Smoldering Initiation had me in continuous state of anticipation.
Wickedly captivating, This book is brilliant another masterpiece by the talented Nikki Sloane!

Nikki pulls you in from the first page and leaves you wanting more and more long after the last page is read.

This book was Sexy... .Thrilling...Passionate....

I can’t wait for more in this series!

“5 I have been initiated Stars!”
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
The Initiation is the first book in the Filthy Rich Americans series. I haven’t read many books by this author. But I will now be searching them out!

OMG! What an ending!!! The Initiation held me enthralled to every word! I need The Obsession now!

The Initiation is Marist and Royce’s story or is it? There are twists and turns. There is greed involved. There is a hotness factor times 10+. There is Powerplay and I loved reading this book.

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This book turned me into a grump.
Lisa Marie ~ Words We Love By
Review coming soon.
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great start to a new series! The Initiation takes you on a journey through the upper crust of high society. Powerful men, big deals, beautiful socialites, grand parties. Expectations.

Royce and Marist each have family obligations. How they deal with them is entirely different. I don’t want to give any spoilers, but this is a perfectly woven tale, and like a great story, it has twists, turns, and a few WTF moments.
Reading this story is like watching a chess game, but the pieces keep changin
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing story! I had no idea what to expect going in, but this book exceeded all of my presumptions. My mind was reeling by the end of this book! That ending, though!!
This is the first book of a new series by author Nikki Sloane, and trust me when I tell you that you WANT to read this book! I'm not usually a fan of cliffhangers, I tend to wait until all books are released, but good goodness, this book was so worth it! This story is packed with lust, lies, and twists you never see coming.
Cee Cee Houston
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OM Freaking GOD!!!! I can’t believe she did that!! Nikki how could you leave us just hanging like that???
This book? It was beyond what I was expecting and having been written by Nikki Sloane you know it’s gonna be something! But, this. The Initiation was… out of this world. I loved it. Every decedent, filthy sexy minute of it. Or, well most of it. Macalister Hale was a creepy, dirty old man whom I want to hurt, very, very badly. Thankfully he wasn’t the male lead here, that award fell to his old
Amy [The Little Bookworm]
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Nikki Sloane KILLED with this book! I was completely HOOKED from the very beginning. From the moment I read the blurb I knew I would love this story and it blew my mind.

This book has seduction, lies, secrets, lust, manipulation and so much more. A Hale and a Northcott were always meant to be set up together, specially Royce Hale and Emily Northcott. However, Royce is fascinated with the younger Northcott sister, Marist.

Marist is a bookworm, she much rather hide away and spend time with her boo
Sue's Romance Reviews
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been initiated into the first book of the Filthy Rich Americans trilogy and I am blown away. This was a deliciously decadent bite-sized read and I enjoyed every deliciously naughty second of it.

This first book was enthralling. I burned through the pages consumed with the need to know more. To become more entwined in the story as well as the lies and deceits that were being perpetuated. GAH! The twists and turns were so sharp they kept me at the edge of my seat.

Marist has always been in t
Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)
No! No! You can't keep me hanging! GAH! I need to know what is going to happen next. This story has my emotions all over the place. I'm angry with Marist's parents, our heroine. I'm fuming with Royce's father, Macalister Hale. And Royce, our hero! He better have a good plan.

The Initiation is book one in a love-hate, predestined romance. Two wealthy families plan for their children to marry. When it comes time, one family's debt changes the game. The Northcott family accrued so much debt, they a
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Initiation by Nikki Sloane is book one in her Filthy Rich American series and tells the beginning of Marist and Royce's story.
Marist Northcott is a 21 year old young woman and part of an elitaire circle. Her and her sister are at the Ivy League College and they have it all, money, fame, you get the picture. But everything comes with a pricetag and when karma puts a wrench in the way everything changes. What was supposed to happen doesn't count anymore and Marist is the next best thing to be
Amy Warren
Holy Christ....

Just when I think Nikki Sloane’s books couldn’t possibly get better, she hits readers with this bombshell. This was classic Sloane style reading right here - delicious characters, the right about of drama and “Oh CRAP!” moments, with steam that scorched the page.

I knew Nikki had a Darkness to her with Sordid and Torrid, and we definitely got a hint of that spice with this novel. I was left feeling confused about how I felt regarding the characters and the events that took place b
Mandy  Smith
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 STARS!!!!!
WOW!!!! Nikki Sloane has done it again and completely captivated me with this book!
I have to say her writing is always spectacular but this book was different than her others and I love that she can write completely differently throughout these series. Probably why she is one of my favorite authors.
She does a fantastic job painting a picture of not only the lush surrounding of the setting but of the characters as well. Their personalties and quirks. Their goodness and badnes
Bookworm Between the Sheets
OMG I stayed up ALL. NIGHT. LONG. because I could not put down this book! I read this book in a day -- it is that addictively good! I will do whatever I can to get my grabby hands on Book 2 of this series.
Nikki Sloane is always a go to author for me, she has great plots, steamy scenes, but her writing is superb! If you have yet to read a book by this author, THE INITIATION, is a great one to start! I will warn the more conservative readers that there is a scene that you may not particularly ...
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This is a crazy and intense story that plays with people's lives like no other story I have read! It shows the dark side of money and power and what it can do to people. I did find it to be an entertaining and imaginative story. Maybe things like this really do exist...CRAZY!

Nikki Sloan's attention to detail is on point! She does a great job on setting up a scene so the reader can imagine it in their head while they are reading. But at the same time some of this created lulls in the st
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
This book is in typical Nikki Sloane style as far as spinning a story and immediately drawing you in like no other!! A tale of the rich and their corrupt games, and how everyone is a pawn in their games. With the major WTF twisted moments, and hot sexual tension and scenes. But the ending *sigh*.... I know I know everyone is talking about the ending. But here's the thing, I'm saying this as a warning and not a spoiler, it is not truly an ending but a cliffhanger. And why am I warning a
Kellie Lalor
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh Holy cliffhanger!!

Lust, lies, sin, seduction & manipulation, this book has it all!
Who can Marist trust, her parents who hid so much from her, Royce who has his own agenda or Macalister the intense CEO & Royce's father.
Through it all Marist discovers her own inner stregnth as she tries to discover what lies beneath each interaction, who's intentions are clear. But at what cost to her
She may have saved her family, but who will have her back??

I loved this book & will be on tenterho
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my God! This book was over waaaaay too soon! I have no idea how I am going to be able to wait for the next one. The ending makes the perfect cliffhanger (which I love to hate, just like some of these characters). The Hale family is the epitome of what you think a rich, entitled family would be. At every turn you think Royce is going to say or do one thing and he does the other. Do you trust him or run. Marist is trying to believe in him as he asked but that last decision he made in the book, ...more
Ashley Cestra
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!!

I opened this book thinking I would only read a few chapters to get a feel for the story then stop until I had more time... THEN, the next thing I know I’m finished with the story and it’s dark outside!
I really enjoyed this story. I was really intrigued and genuinely wanted to know what the next page said! The characters were interesting and the story line was so addicting, I mean how could I stop without learning what the initiation is?! ( holy shit balls though😳) Nikki Sloane is a
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