Rating 3.5 out 5 stars
Reviewed by Yesi
**Warning: this book contains an addictively filthy alpha male who will dampen your panties and own your days and nights. Proceed at your own risk.**
Meet Colton Drake… I have no idea why she auctioned off her virginity for a cool mill. Regardless, I’m now the proud new owner of a perfectly intact hymen. A lot of good that will do me. I have certain tastes, certain sexual proclivities. My cock is a bit more discriminatory than most. And training a virgin takes finesse and patience – both of which I lack.
Sophie Evans has been backed into a corner. With her sister’s life hanging in the balance, the only choice is to claw her way out, even if that means selling her virginity to the highest bidder at an exclusive erotic club. When Colton Drake takes her home, she quickly learns nothing is as it seems with this beautifully troubled man. Being with him poses challenges she never expected, and pushes her to want things she never anticipated.
A sinfully seductive erotic romance where everything has a price and the cost of love is the highest of all from New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Kendall Ryan
The WOW factor was in full effect when I first read the synopsis for Filthy Beautiful Lies by Kendall Ryan. My thoughts about the story, the characters, and the outcome were in overdrive and I just could not wait to get started. Having read previous works by Ms. Ryan I fully expected to be overwhelmed by this book. I mean seriously, a million dollars for a girl’s virginity? Goodness!
“I can’t let my new owner get inside my head. He might be buying the rights to my body, but he’ll certainly never have the real me. I need to remember that.”
I am pretty sure she quickly forgot… Sophie is good heroine, selfless, innocent, sweet, and as it turns out a little too trusting. Colton Drake is hot as sin, charming, has a filthy mouth, and can indeed cause panties to combust. Yet, I felt that there was something missing. The prologue immediately drew me in and the story kept me intrigued. Ms. Ryan doesn’t mess around and gets straight to the point. The story as it develops though, starts to fade away from the synopsis and what I had envisioned this book to be. I expected this dominant, alpha male who was going to turn this girl’s innocent world upside down. What I got was a wonderful man with a heart and a conscience, which by all means is great, just not what I expected. The story does have its twists, turns, and a mother of an ending so it did keep my interest and definitely left me wanting so much more.
“He seems so calm and in control, it makes me wonder what might be lurking under the surface of that composed demeanor and expensive suit.”
Filthy Beautiful Lies is a quick read and when I finished I felt like it was the calm before the storm. I absolutely cannot wait for book two Filthy Beautiful Love. I have a feeling that what is behind that expensive suit is going to rock my world. It will be explosive, it will be angsty, and it will most definitely be GOOD… I hope.
“Everything about him is intensely male and perfect, it’s hard not to react. My body pulses with electric heat, as feelings I never imagined I’d have course through me. Interest. Desire. Lust. He’s attractive, fit and intelligent, there is nothing about him, at least physically not to like, but he bought me for heaven’s sake. I should feel repulsed, not excited and slightly turned on.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.
She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.
Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras