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Publisher Description

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.

May 28
Shady Creek Publishing
Karyn Sloan

Customer Reviews

Kanetra M ,

Leaves you in amazing suspense!

Words can not explain how amazing this book is! It kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I experienced so many emotions in this book.

First of all the beginning character set up between Royce and Marist was intense and very well done. You could feel the tension as soon as Royce stepped in the room. Nikki did a good job of making you think this beginning set up was going to continue from that point but to realize the next chapter jumped a year ahead was genius based on what Royce asked Marist to do.

From chapter two it was an emotional rollercoaster for me that made my heart pound and had me pulling for Royce and Marist like I was some kind of obsessed cheerleader.

The family dynamics in this book was great. From Royce’s crazy dad to Marists narcissist mother it was some great character set ups that emotionally attached me to this book.

Im ready for part two.

mpatane5 ,

Dark and twisted, leaving you begging for more!

What did I just read? Drawn in from the get go and couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. A twisted storyline that will challenge your comfort zone yet so well written and developed that you’re invested in Marist and Royce journey. One truth that resonates throughout this story is don’t believe whatever they say and when you think you know what to expect.... BOOM!! That ending?!!! I’m begging for book 2, The Obsession. A definite must read!

jloeck4 ,


Dark and twisted. When Royce warns her that he will do anything to gain the company, he isn’t kidding. As if the initiation didn’t almost make me ill, the pre-nup negotiations are twisted. What is wrong with Macalister?! I just hope this ends with Marist totally getting her revenge on the entire Hale family and company. Maybe she needs to go to school and do some plotting! I didn’t think I would want to read the next book because this was disturbing, but I have to know what she does. She obviously has no one to help her, but she is clever. And, arrogant men seem to let their power slip them up! Bury them Marist. Also, makes me wonder what really happened to Macalister’s 1st wife. Can’t imagine any good relationship ever happening in that house.

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