Series: Slay Quartet
Published by Self on 06/04/19
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Edward Fasbender is a devil.
He's my father's business rival, a powerful, vicious man who takes what he wants and bows to no one. I only took the meeting because I was curious. I thought he was going to offer me a job.
But that's not what he's after at all. His proposal is much more intriguing, and I see an opportunity. An opportunity to turn the tables and bring down the devil.
I've gotten in trouble playing these games before. I know when the risk is too great, when the stakes are too high. I know how to be cold and strong-willed and destructive. I know how to withstand dominant men with arrogant charm and rugged features.
Yet I can't resist taking on Edward.
And I can't resist the pull he has on me.
Soon I'm not so sure which side of the battle I'm standing on--if I'm the warrior meant to slay,
Or the one who will be slain.
Slay is Book One in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, Laurelin Paige, next dark and edgy series.
SLAY: RIVALRY (Slay Quartet #1) by Laurelin Paige
Release Date: June 4th
I was not sure how I would respond to Celia’s story. You know, that Celia from the Fixed series. But I went in with an open mind and wow, just wow. Slay: Rivalry by Laurelin Paige was so much more than I ever imagined. Celia is not perfect and she is the woman she has always been, but we begin to see inside her head and it opens so much about her. When she is summoned by Edward Fasbender, she was not sure what to expect.
Edward is not a likable man, but he has plans for Celia. At this point I am not sure how redeemable he is, but he was also captivating and determined. Celia is a woman who is used to commanding those around her and keeping them at arm’s length. Their chemistry is combustible, but both knew the other could be very dangerous.
What a story you weave Laurelin Paige! Slay: Rivalry was so many things. It was full of surprises and twists and I could not stop reading. Excited to see what’s to come in the following books in the quartet.
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Sitting like this, on the arm of the chair, his back straight, we were practically the same height. It occurred to me that this was the closest we’d ever been to having equal footing, and somehow that made me both heady and encouraged.
I reached out to rub the collar of his shirt between my thumb and forefinger, my breath stuttering under the thick weight of apprehension, my mouth watering from how close I was to touching his skin. This close, I could smell the liquor on his breath and the musky scent of his cologne and the fainter scent underneath of pure man.
“Tell me your requests.” Was it my imagination or did his voice suddenly seem darker? Less steady?
“There’s only one.” I leaned in until my lips were near his ear. “I want to add sex to the deal.”
He made a sound low in his throat, half like a laugh, half like a moan. “What, now?”
He turned his face toward mine, and now our mouths were only inches away from touching. I could feel the warmth of his exhale on my skin, sending a trail of goosebumps down my arms.
“Now, sure.” Fuck, I was wet already. “But I meant in the marriage, too.”
His lips danced around mine. “You don’t know what you’re asking for. You want to be humiliated, degraded, and hurt?”
Because that was the goal of The Game.
But, also, YES!
Because, in that moment, there was nothing more I could imagine wanting than to be all those things, to be humiliated and degraded and hurt, by him. I wanted it so much I ached. Ached in places I hadn’t known could feel.
I reached my neck forward, pushing my mouth toward his.
Just when I thought the kiss was inevitable, he leaned back. “You couldn’t handle it.”