Quick Review: Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

Posted January 2, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments

Corrupt Quick Review: Corrupt by Penelope Douglasby Penelope Douglas
on November 15, 2015
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four-stars
Genres: Dark, Erotica, Romance
Source: ebook
Pages: 461

Erika
I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.
His name is Michael Crist.
My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.
But I noticed him.
I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.
Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.
Because he’s finally noticed me.
Michael
Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.
My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.
Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.
In my city.
Unprotected.
The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.
We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.
***Corrupt is a stand-alone dark romance set to be released in 2015.

Quick Review

ADDICTIVE!!! ANTI-HERO ALERT!!!
Corrupt was kinda a throwback read for me. It took me back to a time when I first started reading indie books, finding “my people” in reading groups, and discovering dark romances. Corrupt was dark and erotic! SO FUCKING HOT! I really forgot how much I enjoyed this genre and finding a great anti-hero to love/hate. Everyone is rich, entitled, and oh so bad. I was reading every chance I got and when I wasn’t reading, the story and these characters were constantly on my mind.

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About Penelope Douglas

Penelope Douglas was born in Dubuque, Iowa and has a Masters of Science in Education from Loyola University in New Orleans. She lives with her family in Las Vegas.

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