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The Initiation

(Filthy Rich Americans #1)

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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  3,603 ratings  ·  543 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
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Paperback, 295 pages
Published May 28th 2019 by Shady Creek Publishing
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Nikki Sloane It is not a standalone, it's the first book of a trilogy. Book 2 releases Aug. 13, and book 3 on Nov. 5. :-)…moreIt is not a standalone, it's the first book of a trilogy. Book 2 releases Aug. 13, and book 3 on Nov. 5. :-)(less)

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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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Blurb:
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 Royc
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Tears Of Venus
The Initiation - 1.75 🌟
The Obsession - currently reading
The Deception - tbr
The Redemption - tbr

“You’re doing it again,” he said.
“What?” I whispered.
“Turning me into stone.”


Song : Halsey - Gasoline

Every time I finish a book, I tell myself that I will respect the reader’s experience, that I won’t spoil anything and that my review will be sober & classy but who am I kidding?



And my reviews are the same.
So in that spirit, you should know that the following rant is full of spoilers . 😌
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✰ Liz ✰
"Perhaps I wasn't Medusa, but Persephone."
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The Initiation is a dark and delicious contemporary romance where the rich and powerful rule! Marist Northcott has the entire world ahead of her when everything comes crashing down! Finding out her family is in ruins and things are not as they seem forces Marist to offer herself as the sacrificial lamb. She finds herself bound to Royce Hale, the heir to the Hale Banking and Holding Empire, and a dashing alpha male who always seems to get what he want
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Izzy
hELLO???????????????????????
Isabella. R
4 Be Medusa Stars ⭐️

Sold into marriage to keep her family out of imminent bankruptcy and disgrace, Marist Northcott sees her future dissolve before her eyes.

The Hale Family owns the town, being the eighth richest bank owners in the world. With heir, Royce Hale next in line to the proverbial ‘throne’, a wife is required.  With Marist’s sister out of the running, green haired Marist is summoned. Afterall the Northcott surname is all that’s required.

We soon learn that there are two sides to Royce
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Sakura
Jun 11, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Lien
Jun 01, 2019 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, wtf-moment
DNF at 70%

Ok wow I just can't.

Let me tell you something. I don't have triggers. I've been reading smut for 9 years now and I am shocked to discover that there's something I'm uncomfortable enough to stop reading. And here I thought I could handle anything. Ha! You learn something new every day, right?

(view spoiler)
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Jennifer Kyle
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Yikes that was some deal made at the end!! I’m onto the next one.
Syndi
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I do not like this book.

I am not a stranger to dark, forbidden, gritty romance. I read Debt series by Pepper Winter that have some similarity with this book. What really bother me is the writing style. It has too much angst and OTT drama. Yes I understand Miss Sloane tries to make this book more suspense. However she ends up making everything a mess of dramatic story. Too much drama. Just too much.

I do not like Maris. In my opinion, she is portray as tough as nail but inside her head, she is d
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Booker132
Jun 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
The plot: One dimensional “awkward” heroine has a begrudging crush on brooding mean bully hero. Bully blackmails her into arranged marriage, and h obviously goes along with the forced marriage because she alone can “save” her family. Oh and obviously they’re all rich and all the money in the world comes out of the hero’s ass. And so begins our h’s predictable journey from awkward nobody to strong confident woman and H’s predictable journey from cold ruthless man-beast to loving ruthless man-beas ...more
Melanie (mells_view)
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
*CLIFFHANGER ENDING*

“He was Hades, wanting to take me to the underworld and be his bride, and this ring was the pomegranate seed that would make me stay. I chose to go with the version of the myth where Persephone took it willingly.”

This book is something else. It’s twisty, a little depraved, and a lot intense. I’m not going to rehash things. I’m just going to say that Royce Hale was someone that Marist never thought she would have. Didn’t even really want him, but he wants her. Somehow she gets
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Riley
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i am speechless
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
This book feels like a decadent guilty pleasure! I kinda loved it.
Jessica Alcazar
SWEET JESUS! ........ so that happened *blink*

Seriously, what just happened ............. #sendhelp

Okay, so I thought about expanding on my review (the two lines up there ^^^ LOL) like 100 times and every time I changed my mind. It’s not that there isn’t anything to say because there most certainly is , but almost anything I say about the story-line will take away from the what the ever loving fuck just happened feeling I want all of you to experience (insert evil laugh)!!

I can talk a bi
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hugsandcookies
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had trouble with my Kindle Fire and my Kindle app on my phone to post a rating so coming straight and and pointing out that I had so much I wanted to say about Royce and Marist and ‘The f*cking Initiation,’ only to end up with an ending that was so f*cking out there that I don’t know whether to put down or pick up my Kindle. I’m like, WTF happened, and to be honest his dad is such a freaking a$$hole and creepy but I wanted to scream and punch my Kindle so bad that I had to put it down and take ...more
Madison Mary
Nov 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Money was easy to come by, but power was harder, and knowledge was its own form of currency."

This book is NOT for the faint of heart.

SUMMARY
In Massachusetts High Society, the Hale family rules all others. From birth, Emily Northcott has been engaged to Royce Hale, a union that will financially secure the Northcott family and provide the "perfect" bride for the Hale family image. But when Emily falls pregnant from another man, the Hale family demands Marist take her place. If Marist does no
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Alla
Really, really good first installment in the series.
It ends in a big cliffhanger and there is no way I will be waiting to start the next one!
4.5 stars!
Michelle
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
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SimplyƝì₭
This book, got under my skin. I have to say that is pretty damn hard to do. The cliffy was EVERYTHING. it truly made the book. Loved this one.
Tzelina
Well.... it was an insane ride!! Certainly there were moments out of my comfort zone.... But I really liked it!! I really loved Marist!!
Amy J Romance Author & Reader Events
4 Guilty Pleasure Stars.

A solid read.
benevolent bastard
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Denise ☾ Chatterbooks Book Blog ☾
✨ DREAMY’S REVIEW ✨

The Initiation by Nikki Sloane is my first book by this author and I am completely and utterly blown away!

I’m still reeling after having devoured this hot af, sexy, and sultry read! I was consumed by Royce and Marist from the moment they came alive off the pages!

The Initiation holds a layered plot line that unfolds in the world of Boston Cape Hill. High society, the riches of the rich, and the well-known.

Our heroine and leading lady with green hair is Marist. She’s also know
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Leslie
Oct 17, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trashy
This is dreck

This book was free which meant there was no sample and I could have stopped reading it at anytime but I wanted to see how it would end - big mistake.

I guess it is supposed to appeal to fans of 50 shades of grey (which I haven't read and don't want to - nor have I seen the movie)

It's the story of girl named Marist whole lives in an exclusive enclave in Massachusetts who was 'Darcy-ed'©* in high school by the most popular boy in school who declared her a nobody. When they are reunited
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Frances
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s been a while since I’ve read a Nikki Sloane book but HOLY CRAP, I couldn’t had picked a better time than now!

‘The Initiation’ is book one in the Filthy Rich Americans trilogy, and it was truly everything I needed (and need) right now in a book. The intrigue, the lies, the deceit, the HEAT, the WTF plot twist....my goodness!

I couldn’t put it down!!

I’m on to book two, ‘The Obsession’ right now!

Well done, Ms. Nikki Sloane!
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Beneath The Covers Blog
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, sonal, 2019-reads
Full review can be found HERE --> https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

*ARC provided for a voluntary honest review.* ~Sonal
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Peppersaltchills
Jul 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Okay what?! I can just say that it’s a total mind fuck 🤷🏻‍♀️
ash | novelly rooted
Oct 23, 2019 marked it as short-to-read-list
Recommended to ash | novelly rooted by: Ashleigh
my girl kay has my back and knows what i like. she recommended this. she's never once done me wrong. let's get filthy ...more
Carissa
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
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Lakshi
May 31, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finished
Exhibitionism...Week, Pathetic Hero who let his own father and business associates to touch his fiance (heroine) Immature heroine.Not my cup of tea..Waste of my time..sigh
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