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Billionaire Sutton Mayfair has nothing left to lose...

My best friend is getting married to the woman I love. They say the nice guy finishes last. So what's the point of being a goddamn gentleman?

Maybe I should take what I want.

Even that sexy little thing on the street corner.

She needs a hot meal and a place to sleep. Instead I'm taking her home to soothe the savage beast
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Published March 17th 2020
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Skye Warren
Mar 16, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
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He turns, sudden and sharp, as if he heard me. I didnt make a sound. Its only my heartbeat that could have given me away, rapid as a rabbit.
Blue eyes narrow. Ashleigh.
It would be better if he didnt remember my name. Better if he could have looked at my legs and my breasts the way
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Jennifer  Tyronney
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mating Theory

I have spent the last several hours totally enthralled and entranced in my favourite world with my all time favourite characters. I love everything about Tanglewood and its inhabitants and can never quite get enough. There are lots of appearances of familiar and much loved faces.

If, like me, you have been waiting (not so) patiently for the enigmatic, beautiful and utterly self destructive Sutton Mayfair to get his own story, you will not be disappointed! Mating theory is compelling
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DEAR GOD. THIS BOOK, GUYS!!! OMG.
Okay , I may have a new favorite book from Skye Warren!!! So, I read this after a mildly disappointing book and it rocked my world!!!
Ashleigh is a young woman living on the street, trying to survive by using the only commodity available to her; her body.
Sutton is a man broken by love. Can money buy happiness? Can money bring you closer to love? Can you ever pay for affection?? Can love break stereotypes?
This book had my heart jumping inside my chest. It has
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Ally *Wasted Life Books & Romance*
5 ⭐
I could not put this book down!!
I loved & adored this book!! I'm surprised how many times I teared up for Sutton and Ashleigh🖤 It was raw, emotional, & beautiful! These two broken people are trying to survive after heartbreak, and both want to deny the possibility of love!

Ive been waiting for Suttons book since the end of The Evolution of Man. I love how the issues with Christopher & Harper didn't just disappear. Instead, we see how Sutton is forced to deal with them!
Ashleigh is
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Isha Coleman
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Warren pushes emotions to the edge. Mating Theory is not a fairytale. Sutton is no Prince Charming waiting to rescue a damsel in distress. Ashleigh refuses to play Cinderella waiting on her Prince to come. These are deeply flawed people with the weight of the world on their shoulders. Warren isn't looking to the stars, she deals in reality. Neither love or life is always beautiful. It's the ugly moments of teardrops and hopelessness that help us discover who we were meant to be. Hidden behind ...more
Kelly
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it, 6-stars
Sutton is a man with a dark past and so many demons. Poor Ashleigh had her own cross to bear. This couple has an uphill battle to make things work between them, but sometimes no matter how hard you struggle, it is not meant to be. Or is it?
Skye Warren writes with such emotion and passion that the reader absorbs those emotions and feelings so deeply, as if the story is happening to them, with them, and for them.
This Tanglewood series is the most captivating and compelling saga I have ever read.
Babel
This is like an open wound. Tender, raw, a testament to a pain that cannot be seen but can still maim someone. Sutton is bleeding pain from his broken heart, and the authors words transmit all the jagged edges with easy flow. He is hurting and takes a woman from the streets to numb the pain. Behind this hot romance, there is a myriad of triggering themes. Once again, this author puts poetry on the ugliness.

I usually gravitate towards men with broken hearts, so Sutton held a special interest for
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4 STARS
I want to fall in love. Thats whats wrong with me, my fatal flaw. The insistent desire to enmesh myself with another human being.

How do you not fall head over heels for Sutton Mayfair? How, I ask you? The man is just so perfectly broken. Not only did he fall hard for the woman that his best friend wanted, but he fell for his best friend too. Now as their wedding day approaches, he's nursing his broken heart through an alcohol fueled daze.

Ashleigh is barely keeping herself alive on the
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Ashley Herndon
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give it 5++++ stars.

Im slightly obsessed with down on their luck women...
And the men who find them, love them, try to save them.

This book was greatttttt.

It involves Sutton. Who we know from Survival of the richest. And Ashleigh. A new character for us.

I love the interaction between them.
I love her scars.
I love his damage.
I love how they fit so very nicely.

Highly recommend!
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Jenny
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing book! Sutton and Ashleigh at both broken in their own ways. They have to make sacrifices to get where they want to be. This book had me enthralled. There was even glimpses of characters from other books. Their journey is full of angst and also beautiful. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!
Melanie (mells_view)
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Her eyes go wide like a doe caught in the headlights. Thats mea fucking truck. Im going to break her to pieces. Ill break myself, too.

Mating Theory is essentially the closure that anyone who read The Trust Fund duet needed. Yes, SuttButt gets his own story and a complex version of a HEA here. He hits his rock bottom when the two people he loves, are in love without him. Sure hes welcome to get a taste of that love, but he knows that wont ever be enough. Luckily, he finds what he doesnt know he
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Oh my god this book!! Absolutely love her writing.
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I am going to tell you straight up that I just love this book. The characters are simply amazing and Sutton, who was not a great person in other stories, makes an unforgettable turn around. Ashleigh and him together are golden!

With a older man and younger woman scenario, you really get the feels for their intense pull. I am not even going to go on and on about this book. I am simply going to say, if you love this type of genre,
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Elizabeth Sherrell (Elizabeth’s Pretty Little Reads)
4.5 STARS!

Every brush of his lips on mine destroys my defenses.

Mating Theory by Skye Warren took me by complete surprise. It turned out to be a book I didnt even know I needed!

The heartbreak, pain, and struggles Sutton and Ashleigh dealt with bled from the pages. Their story was captivating, and the chemistry between them was insanely igniting. It was filled with moments that were ALL THE FEELS, and left my heart swooshing in my chest.

Most importantly, Sutton Mayfair is my newest book
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Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
Maybe I dont have to know how the dreams will come true. Its enough to believe.


Be still, my heart! You know the saying If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were? Well, Skye Warren beautifully showed that true love will survive everything, even if it was born in unusual circumstances. Mating Theory is an amazing love story about two broken people, who lost faith in their happily ever after. Ashleigh and Sutton met in the darkest moments
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Lulu Dumonceaux
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved returning to Tanglewood. This is Sutton's story and it's an emotional one. What would it feel like to see the two people you love getting married to each other. Sutton is heartbroken as he is attending Christopher & Harper's wedding. There isn't enough alcohol to drown the pain away that he is feeling. In his haze, he meets a young prostitute, Ashleigh. He convinces himself that he can use Ashleigh to release his pain but something about her holds him back. Then when Sutton sees her ...more
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Oh my fuck. I started this book and I ended up staying up til 4 am. Why? Why do I do this to myself?! Then I had to go to work and found myself in a daze needing to know wtf was going to happen next!

I LOVE SUTTON!! This guy is everything I love in a book boyfriend. He has a broken heart! He's kind! He's horny. He's funny. He's sexy as hell. God damn the things that go on in his head. I. DIE. Both with feels and with horniness. He's a dirty talker. Also, I needed them to bang. ASAP. But I knew it
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Jessica Alcazar
Holy Christ ... there is not a universe out there that I would have ever said ... "I am rooting for you Sutton" . Like in a gazillion years you would not have heard me say that!!!! *sigh*

Theres a universe. Holy shitballs, there is a fucking universe. THIS.FUCKING.STORY. JUST WOW.

So listen, something magical happened when I read this story. I didn't just fall in love with Sutton and Ashleigh, I wanted to guard them and protect them! I wanted to slay all of their dragons! I wanted to take all of
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Jessica Ess
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sexy and heartfelt! Sutton and Ashleigh will make you swoon!

Skye Warren knocks it out of the park again with this angsty story of two broken people at the end of their rope who help each other find their worth. Sutton was a sexy, layered, and heartbreaking side character in Skye Warrens Trust Fund series. He left that series broken and bereft. In Mating Theory, he finally has a chance to shine through his relationship with Ashleigh, a young girl surviving on the streets and perhaps the only
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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
This story was a quintessential Skye Warren tale. Soulful, tortured, and depraved, Sutton and Ashleighs romance is one that began out of misery and loneliness for both of them, but grew into something more unselfish and pure.

As a continuation of Survival of the Richest, Christopher and Harper embark on their happily ever after leaving Sutton behind. Having to watch the two people with whom he is in love move on in a life together without him, Sutton has sunk into an abyss of self-pity and
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Courtenay Bennett
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I want to start my (probable) rambling off by saying that Mating Theory can be read as a complete standalone. Everything explains itself perfectly.
If youve read Survival of the Richest, youll have a broader understanding of what came before, but it isnt a necessity.
Having said all of that, even knowing how that went, I FELT Suttons heartbreak on such a primal level in this one. No matter how I may have previously felt about Harper and Christopher, it was so irrelevant in the face of Suttons
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Chasidy
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sutton and Ashleighs story was sooooo good!! I read it in one sitting. Suttons character captured my interest and he did not disappoint!! Their story is raw and full of hidden secrets and dark pasts. Once I started, I could not put it down! This is a must read! ...more
Cup of Tea
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I could not wait for Sutton to have his story and it did not disappoint! This is a story of two people who need to find each other in a lost world. Reading this book was a punch in the feels in the best way! Another great book in the series!
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
Oh, Sutton. This guy desperately needed his HEA after becoming the road not taken in his prior love triangle. In signature Skye Warren style, that potential HEA comes in the form of a sinfully complicated dynamic with a beautifully broken prostitute who's just trying to survive her own war.

This story is edgy and emotional, steamy and so full of heart. Skye Warren is the queen of weaving torment with hope, pain with pleasure. It hurts so good to watch Sutton come to terms with his past, to find
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Meredith
DNF @ 45%

I'm drowning in maudlin affection; overdone emotions; I can't continue.

I need shot of whisky neat. Some hard liquor; no mixers. I feel like I just drank a sugary sweet drink that left a strong aftertaste.

I'm not rating this book because Skye Warren's writing was FAB. The plot (at least in the beginning, was toned down compared to some of her past releases that have gone into OTT insanity). Skye Warren deserves a ton of credit for going back to her roots - writing a romance that
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Cécile Smits
Going back to Tanglewood is always a treat,and i needed to know what happened to Sutton.
Skye gave him exactly what he needed,and what he deserved.....someone to call his own.
Ashleigh may be a lot younger,but bad experiences in life gave her a wisdom beyond her age.
Knowing what she has to do to survive is one thing,but actually doing it is another.
Until Sutton,that is....he may be a lot older,but is just as fragile as she is after seeing the two people he loves choosing eachother instead of him.
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Samantha Ortegon
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mating Theory reminded me that Skye Warren really knows how to write her dark, sexy and mysterious alpha men. Sutton Mayfair is a dark, broody and hot as hell man that I didn't know if I wanted to run towards him or run fast as I can away from. Sutton is losing both the woman and man that he loves, he has to be the better man and watch as they say "I do" to each other. He just needs a distraction and finds her on a street corner.

Ashleigh is young, damaged, and smart enough to know to follow her
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Amy Dickinson
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall Grade: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Im going to put this right here, right now: I think Skye Warren is a writing genius. There, Ive said it. Now, I can move on. Warren is one of the first authors I read who took on the mantle of crafting universes for her characters. In past reviews for her other books, Ive noted my excitement at her ability to weave in characters from prior books, so that you feel connected to this larger community. When a former character pops up, you know that Warren has taken care to drop
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V💜Greedy~Thirst~For~Forbidden🖤
Love is the great human experiment. We try it again and again. It doesnt matter how many times we fail or how much it hurts

Sutton deserved his HEA and he finally gets it in this touching story.

I fell in love with Tanglewood as soon as I got in and it was a pleasure to read all its inhabitants stories.
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K. Bromberg
Brand new dangerous romance from Skye Warren...

✔ Modern day Pretty Woman
✔ Forbidden and sexy
✔ Tear jerker
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