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 Royce Hale wants to own me.
He is charming. Seductive. Ruthless. But above all, he’s the prince of lies. My body may tighten with white-hot desire under his penetrating gaze, but I refuse to enjoy it.
I’ll make a deal with the devil to save my family and sell myself to the Hales. But Royce will never own my heart.
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F**ked up but so good....
Its almost so bad its good! Absolutely sinful and not good for anyone not expecting dark twists and turns. Very much about control and domination but also about the true way the 1% live and stay the 1%.
Effed up, disturbing, disgusting, violating
This was my 1st “dark romance” if you will and at first I loved it. But when the bomb dropped and it got into the initiation I was absolutely mortified, appalled, disgusted. It’s not sexy and scandalous it’s flat out effed up and disgusting and wrong. It gave me a major anxiety attack bc just reading it made me feel violated and unsafe and sad. I had to take a 2 hour break to control my breathing and crying. I felt like I was going to throw up and my heart wouldn’t stop pounding in fear. I just wanted to finish it and the ending (a cliffhanger) made me even more sad, violated, and uncomfortable. If you’re into really disturbing books, this is for you. But I will not be reading any more of this series. I am very disappointed, disgusted, and upset after reading this.
i find myself so into these books and then some weird random things happens in the middle and i’m instantly turned off. this is the second book by this author that i had to force myself to finish. won’t bother wasting my time and money again, which is really frustrating because i like how real the women are. but oh well, more out there i guess