Sabotage by Shantel Tessier
ABOUT THE BOOK
Raylee Lexington Adams is my stepsister and the one woman in the world who can make my blood boil. She’s vindictive, a lot of crazy, and absolutely stunning. I hate everything about her except for when she’s on her knees begging me to use her as my own personal toy.
We’ve been playing a game of cat and mouse for far too long. We have used each other for our own sick pleasure. I’ve ruined every relationship my little princess has ever had. A sure way that she’ll come crawling back to me, begging me for what only I can give her when another man fails her.
But I got tired of watching others get a piece of what is mine. So, I did what any rational man would do—I staked my claim, showed the world that she belonged to me, and I’m going to do whatever it takes to make her believe it too.
Colton Remington Knox is a man I despise but can’t say no to. He’s what any girl would call a walking red flag. But I’ve never claimed to be a smart woman when it comes to men. Why should he be any different? I’ve always managed to hold my own against him. But this time, he’s gone too far. Posting a video of me on my knees for him, for what? To brag? Embarrass me? He’s acting like he doesn’t know me very well.
Colt wants to play a game? I’ll do whatever it takes to make sure I win. No matter what it costs me. People already think I have no dignity, so why let them down now?
I am a big fan of Shantel Tessier’s Dark Kingdom series, so I was excited about reading another of her books. This book was more intense. It reads more like erotica than romance. There is darkly triggering depraved dirty sex on about on every page. I’ve pretty much read everything there is and this bully story made me cringe.
Raylee Lexington Adams has been a toy for her stepbrother to play with since he laid eyes on her. It’s all about one-upping each other by any means possible. He ruins all her relationships while he can be with anyone he wants. It’s a hate, hate relationship.
Colton Remington Knox is the son of a billionaire. A rich boy who has always got his way until he meets his new stepsister. He wanted her for himself, but though she gave him her body, she wouldn’t give him her heart. Game on.
I’m not a big fan of women who like to be degraded to the point of slut shaming and then claim they like it and are okay with it. I understand there are women who like to be submissive and like rough sex, but when a man confesses his love after posting a video on social media with her being gang banged by him and his buddies. Uh, no. That doesn’t cut it for me.
I have read erotica and dark romance where the alpha male is a prick and bully, but then actually develops into a caring (still possessive), human being when he falls in love with the female. This did not happen with Colton. I do not see remorse for his seriously nasty actions toward Raylee. Raylee was not a likable character for me. She was just as selfish and self-obsessed as Colton. Case in point, Nate. I felt sorry for Nate and what Raylee, Colton, and his crew did to him. I don’t condone Nate’s actions afterward, but I don’t agree with how he was degraded and demeaned for believing Raylee was loyal to their relationship. Hell no!!!!!! Shame on Raylee for being an uncaring bitch to a boy she was stringing along. This is not a love story to me. It’s about obsession and control. It was like watching a train wreck. You can’t put it down. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the happy ending I was expecting.
If you like erotica and extreme bullying and revenge, give this book a try. The author does warn readers about the triggers so read at your own peril.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
Boys.” She greets my friends, coming to a stop in front of me but doesn’t look at them standing next to me. Instead, her eyes stay on mine before dropping to my exposed chest. “I hope I didn’t interrupt you.” Her red-painted lips pull down slightly for a brief second as if the thought of pulling me from a woman would make her sad. But when her eyes lift to meet mine again, a devious smile spreads across her face, telling me how she really feels about what I was in the middle of. “Shouldn’t have shared that video.”
I lean forward, and she doesn’t retreat. No, that’s one thing about this bitch. She’s not afraid of anything. I get close enough to smell the smoke lingering on her clothes from what’s left of my car, and whisper, “That video is nothing compared to what I’m going to do to you.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shantel is a USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author. She lives in Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their two daughters. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book and considers herself extremely lucky to get to do what she loves while wearing pajamas. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee, but lives off energy drinks. Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her.