THE PAWN by Skye Warren is now available EVERYWHERE! “Positively sinful, and outrageously sexy! Emotions run high and readers will be left gasping.” – New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones
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.
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Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***
“A little bird in a gilded cage. Why keep one except to hear her sing.”
OMG, what a tangled web Skye Warren has weaved with The Pawn. I am still in shock and desperate for the next book, is it January yet? Skye Warren is a new to me author but she will no longer be a stranger. This book had me captivated from start to finish, going in with the misconception of just another “virginity auction” book Skye Warren brings a lot more to the table with an intriguing plot and one intense mind fuck. I adore my dark reads, I love trying to understand the characters, trying to see through the layers and peeling back the onion one layer at a time. While our heroine is an easy read, and wears her heart on her sleeve our anti-hero is a totally different kettle of fish.
“Be careful. I’m more dangerous than you know.”
Avery James led an affluent life, a father she worshipped, private school and more money than she knew what to do with, but she was grounded. Her father was super protective and his daughter was his life. Avery had her life sorted, she was nearing graduating, with a degree that she was passionate about, she was engaged to be married to a potential senator and life was good...until it wasn’t.
“You’re innocent. And I’m going to ruin you.”
When her father is up on charges of fraud and embezzlement and subsequently found guilty, the life she knew disappeared. Her fiancé dumps her for fear of his reputation and all of her family’s assets are stripped and sold. It seems her father’s criminal conviction and punishment is not deemed as sufficient and when one of his victims takes his retribution into their own hands, her father is left near death and needing constant medical attention. With bills mounting, suffocating under overwhelming desperation and no more assets apart from her mother’s beloved house, Avery takes the matter into her own hands and sells the one thing she still possesses…her virginity.
“You’re fucking perfect. An angel. A sacrifice on a marble altar. You’ll give up every part of yourself just to save your precious fucking father, won’t you?”
Gabriel Miller is an enigma, he is one of the bad guys errrr good guys errrr bad guys…hell I don’t know what or who he is. He is as complex as they come and shrouded in secrets. Despite his outward persona during this story you see the chinks in his armour or are those part of the game too? This is where Skye Warren weaves her worst, you know you shouldn’t care about him, you know you shouldn’t like him, hell you shouldn’t even love him but there is something about the man with swirling golden orbs that lures you into his web like a helpless fly, just waiting to be eaten alive and quite frankly, Avery didn’t stand a chance.
“Everything he says is designed to scare me. Everything he does is designed to knock me down.”
As secrets are revealed and pasts are seemingly intertwined everything you thought you knew is blown all to hell and you are left reeling. This though is what this type of read is all about, I love the rug being pulled out from under me, I love being sideswiped. I am sure there is more to this story than meets than eye and I am sure that Skye Warren is going to make us wait…so with baited breath I’m waiting…NOT SO PATIENTLY WAITING.
THE KNIGHT is now available for preorder!
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About the Author:
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. 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, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.