Friday, December 16, 2016

The Pawn (Endgame #1) by Skye Warren

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.

My virginity.

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

5+++ out of 5 stars

"Every pawn is a potential queen."

One word. Perfect.

I had a mild panic attack because book 2 hasn't been released yet. Where has Skye Warren been all my life? This was incredible. The pace, the sexual tension, the characters... BRAVO!

I shelved this book into my favorites section, but now I'm scared. I hope I didn't just jinx it. Don't you hate it when the first book was absolutely mind blowing, and then the second book just wasn't as thrilling? And then you just want to cut your heart out with a dull blade because you've been waiting forever for the rest of the story but all you ended up with was disappointment? (I'm just joking... not really)

The story is about Avery. She's the perfect daughter and has it all. Good school, good grades, wealthy father, engaged to a young man going into politics. Her amazing life ends when Gabriel Miller comes into the picture.

He takes everything away from her.

No more money. No more college.

On top of that, her father is sick and needs expensive medical care.

So she sells her body and soul to the devil himself.

Gabriel has the upper hand. He's older, experienced, and calculating. There are moments when he is like a savior, and then he suddenly becomes cold. He is such an enigma, and I can't stop thinking about him.

Gabriel and Avery play each other like a chess game. Avery's inexperience and innocence is sometimes a disadvantage, but the game isn't over. I can't wait for book 2. This is a must read!