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Mating Theory

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  1,789 ratings  ·  304 reviews
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
236 pages
Published March 17th 2020
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Skye Warren
Mar 16, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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He turns, sudden and sharp, as if he heard me. I didn’t make a sound. It’s only my heartbeat that could have given me away, rapid as a rabbit.
Blue eyes narrow. “Ashleigh.”
It would be better if he didn’t remember my name. Better if he could have looked at my legs and my breasts th
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 it’s 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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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 ever
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!

I’ve been waiting for Sutton’s 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 a woman
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 th ...more
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.
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 author’s 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 fo
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
I want to fall in love. That’s what’s 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 al
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!
Ashley Herndon
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give it 5++++ stars.

I’m 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!
Shirin Rasheed
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mating Theory is a page turning, captivating and unforgettable story. Skye Warren has done fabulous job with this book. You will fall in love with Sutton and his flaws. It's not possible to not love their Dark, Electric Love Story for Readers,

I Really Loved it and Would like to Rate it 5 STARS and Highly Recommend it to all Readers.
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So poignant it made me ugly-cry thru most of the (too short) book

With Tanglewood Skye Warren has created a mythological town that is bleak and dreary, and harsh to many of its inhabitants. Her characters have been battered by fate, survived despite of that and in some cases even thrived.

This is a sequel to the Trust Fund duet, but it does work a standalone (for some reason I haven’t read Christopher and Harper and Sutton’s story). In any case, Sutton ist he one that was left behind, and now he i
Melanie (mells_view)
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Her eyes go wide like a doe caught in the headlights. That’s me—a fucking truck. I’m going to break her to pieces. I’ll 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 he’s welcome to get a taste of that love, but he knows that won’t ever be enough. Luckily, he finds what he doesn’t kn
Khrista Baxter
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The right time for love

Absolutely loved thus book! Mating Theory will pull in your heart strings not only for Sutton who is battling a broken heart watching his best friend and love marry the woman he also loves,it's not one rejection two. Ashleigh Barnes is a runaway living in the streets, try's her hand at prostitution but can't bring herself to do it. These two are broken and looking for someone to love them. Life though isn't fair and the timing doesn't always line up.
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Oh my god this book!! Absolutely love her writing.
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,
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 didn’t 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
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 agai ...more
Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
„Maybe I don’t have to know how the dreams will come true. It’s 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 m
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is just awesome. The emotions, the feels. I absolutely loved it. I was totally invested in the plot. I kind of predicted what is going to happen but the author's writing style is remarkable and it kept me on the edge. It was a total page-turner. I finished it in one sitting.

From the beginning the chemistry between Sutton and Ashleigh was undeniable. The age gap, social status, everything made it some sort of taboo aspect of their relationship. But they overcome every difference. They
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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
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*

There’s 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 o
Apr 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
I don’t know why GR deleted my review of this book. I DNFd at 70% when the prostitute heroine the hero was having sex with was revealed to be 17. That’s a hard nope.
Jessica Ess
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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 Warren’s 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 per
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This story was a quintessential Skye Warren tale. Soulful, tortured, and depraved, Sutton and Ashleigh’s 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 loath
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 cente
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sutton and Ashleigh’s story was sooooo good!! I read it in one sitting. Sutton’s 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!
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!
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it

‘I want to punish her for the emptiness inside me, except when she makes that little sound of fright, it fills me up with something else. Pleasure like black velvet, the kind of darkness I want to stroke my fingers over, back and forth, to feel the fibres pull against me.’

Mating Theory by Skye Warren was a quick dark and edgy passionate read. This Author writes in such a manner that the raw emotion spills from the pages in an almost lyrical and poetic way. We were gripped from page one and immed
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 you’ve read Survival of the Richest, you’ll have a broader understanding of what came before, but it isn’t a necessity.
Having said all of that, even knowing how that went, I FELT Sutton‘s 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 Sutton’s
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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