bigger than any task I could be given. And my pride won’t let me be anywhere but at the top of the food chain until she gives me what I truly want.
My task is Meghan Benedict.
She’s too pure for me to touch, too good for me to ruin—and the only thing standing in my way to freedom.
Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak...they’re for The Elite.
As they say, pride comes before the fall.
I am Mason Blackwell.
I am Pride.
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Release Date: February 25, 2019
Genre: New Adult Romance. Forbidden Romance. Dark romance.
Actual Rating: 5 stars
Damn! J.D. Hollyfield did this book JUSTICE. I really enjoyed Lust, but so far this is my favorite! I can tell that this is going to be an EPIC series. For those who are new to these books please note that they are new adult, college romances, with DARK elements. These books, while the romance aspects can stand alone, should be read in ORDER. You will miss out on too much if you read it out of order (i.e. how it all started, how all the stories tie in together). I also want to warn readers that this book could have possible triggers for some. While sexual abuse and things like that aren't openly discussed throughout the novel, the ending of the book does talk about it (something that happens to one of the characters).
In this book readers will hear Pride's story. I'll admit, at first I thought his circumstances were a bit unrealistic. But then I kept reading and realized that while is life went horribly wrong because of a sinister person (who was supposed to protect him), it made sense in terms of the overall story and series. I still have a few unanswered questions, but despite these I can't think of any way in which this book could be better than it already is. It's a twisty book (and series) and one that I can't help but devour page by page.
Now on to the romance... Pride meets a woman in a bar. Having no intention of getting involved with a woman (he literally just came back from hell), he can't help but find himself attracted to the dirty talking woman before him. After a night of passion (and HIGHLY kinky sex) he thinks it'll be the last he sees of her. Until he walks into her classroom... YES! My friends we have a student/teacher romance here and it was DELIGHTFULLY SCANDALOUS. I was blushing the whole way through.
Not only is she is teacher, but she is also unknowingly embroiled in the Elite Seven. And not in a good way... Want to know how? Read it and find out- I promise, it's good!
If you are looking for a new book/series, I HIGHLY recommend this one. These books keep getting better and better and I am so excited to dive into Wrath's story next. Especially after the way this one ended...
The Elite Seven Series
** While each of these books have their own romances, I would recommend reading the series in order as the plot/storyline is ongoing through each book. I think readers would be confused if read out of order. **
You can find all the latest book reviews I have posted on the blog! I read various genres depending on my mood so there is a little something for any reader. xox Elle xox