by Skye Warren
Publication Date: December 6, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 Stars
“The Pawn” took me by surprise! It was my first read by Skye Warren, and I didn’t know what to expect. If I had to find three words to describe this book, it would be riveting, intense and sexy. This twisting spiral of lies, mind games and darkness was compulsively readable and sinfully addictive, but beware of the cliffhanger!
Avery James’s life as the privileged daughter of a wealthy businessman is over. Her father was a crook and the last businessman he stole from has turned him in to the authorities. Avery urgently needs money to keep creditors at bay and pay for her father’s medical care. Desperate, she accepts to trade her virginity to the highest bidder. The winner is the man who has caused her family’s downfall, Gabriel Miller. He is a ruthless and implacable enemy who intends to stop at nothing to get revenge. There is obviously more to Gabriel than meets the eye though, this character is utterly complex and remains an enigma in this first part of the story. He is a master manipulator, cunning and mercurial, but appears conflicted.
“There’s something dangerous about him. It’s not only what he did to my family, not only the harm to my father. There’s a threat inherent in him, like a lion stalking his prey.”
Avery is inexperienced and has been sheltered all her life by her father. She fears Gabriel, but she has no choice. She is a fighter, though. Avery and Gabriel have explosive chemistry, the push and pull between them was mesmerizing! The sense of impending doom in the background was thrilling. Avery is a pawn in Gabriel’s mind games, and he obviously wants to stop at nothing. But he is also playing with his own feelings.
I didn’t want this book to end… The ending left me reeling! I’m hooked and dying to read the next book in the series “The Knight”!
An advance copy of this book was provided by the author and IndieSage PR.
The price of survival…
Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl’s college to take care of the only family I have left.
There’s one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value.
A forbidden auction…
Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he’s the only kindness in a brutal underworld.
Except he’s playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing.
THE PAWN is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love.
About Skye Warren
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dark romance such as Wanderlust and Prisoner. Praised as a “true mistress of dark erotica”, her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, four dogs, and one evil cat.