Author: Sam Crescent
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Buy Link: Buy Blackmailed By The Beast Here!
Rating: You Need/Gotta Read
Reviewed by: Rasia
Unlikely Love, 1
Wayne Brown is ruthless when it comes to business, and with a nickname of “The Beast”, no one dares to challenge him. What he wants he gets.
Lily Jones is sweet innocence and despises men like Wayne. But the Jones family is desperate, and he offers them a solution to their problems. Only he wants something in return…Lily. She either marries him or her family answers to the debt collectors. With no choice left, she agrees and begins life as his wife.
Through his seduction and touch, Lily’s body betrays her, and as time passes, so does her heart. But how can she fall in love with a man who blackmails to get what he wants?
Be Warned: forced seduction
Wayne has been watching Lily for years, grabbing every opportunity just to get close to her or talk to her. Unknowingly he was calculating his every move, and that of Lily’s parents. With them being in debt with many people they were still spending money like water. When Lily’s parents were at the brick of losing everything, Wayne offered them a helping hand, in exchange for lily’s hand in marriage. Lily reluctantly agrees, but is determent to not giving him access to her heart, no matter what seductive tactics he will use.
It was an amazing read, with heartbreaking and steamy moment. The storyline has been well written and the characters are very fascinating, all in their own wicked way. The author sets a slightly fast pace, but that is well manageable and it keeps you on edge while reading.
I love the tension/chemistry between Wayne and Lily, she knows about his reputation as the Beast, he’s rich, his relationships always revolve around sex and he will do anything to get what he wants. Knowing this about him has made Lily reluctant in believing and trusting him, after what she has been through. Her response to what is happening is very realistic. But what Lily doesn’t know is that he has scars of his own, which is why Wayne has turned into the Beast. And only around Lily will the walls he has built come down. The loyalty Lily keeps showing, while her family treats her like dirt reminds me of Cinderella, and in some way she is Cinderella, with a seductive Beast as her knight in shining armor.
I have to mention that while the author warns for forced seduction, I think Lily just needed a little push from Wayne to up her self –esteem. But the author still had me with that one sentence. And after reading this book I’ll be looking forward reading more by this author. (I only rate 4.5 stars because I had wished it was longer).