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One week. No future. No past. No more.
Alexandria Collins has one week to live carefree—no ghosts of her past or pressures of her future haunting her. Reinventing herself as "Charli," she is knocked off her feet by a sexy, mysterious man who brings her pleasure like she never imagined. With her heart at stake, she forgets that decisions made in the dark of night reappear in the bright light of day.
"Some of my tastes are unique. They aren’t for everyone. I understand that.”
Lennox "Nox" Demetri is wealthy, confident, and decisive—he knows what he wants. From the first time he sees Charli at an exclusive resort, he knows he wants her. Although he is usually the one to make the rules, together they agree on one:
One week. No more.
When betrayal comes from those closest to Alexandria, she must decide how far she is willing to go to survive. Choices are not always easy, especially when they involve the heart, body, and soul. After all, Infidelity is a business, and some rules are meant to be broken.
"Is it really cheating if you're doing it to yourself?"
Well f**k a duck, what can I say other than, I have been "Aleatha'd." I have only read two books by this author (betrayal being the second), and there is one thing that I am learning and learning very quickly. This lady doesn't do normal and she definitely doesn't do conventional in any sense of the word. She will push your emotions to their limits, she will test your morals and she will .... how shall I put it? Let's just say, chew you up, get you all riled up with pent up frustration. She'll leave your blood boiling with anger and rage. There will be times, she'll leave you confused, saddened, desperate even. She'll have your insides coiled up so tightly, you'll feel like you'll explode at any moment. She'll make you want to throw your kindle at the wall. She'll do all of those things (and I can imagine she does them with a smile on her face because that's the kind of evil writer she is) and then of course she'll spit you out and walk away, leaving you to deal with the aftermath of what you've just read. This is how I'm feeling having just read this first book in the "Infidelity" series.
Happiness in another person wasn't real. All people did was betray one another:
if not on the first date, then eventually.
Alex's story was not what I thought it would be. It was so different, yet so brilliant. Told mainly from her POV, this wasn't a love story, in fact I'd go so far as to say, this aspect of the book was definitely secondary to everything else that was happening in Alex's life. This book was about trying to escape a past that has dug it's claws in so deeply, it didn't matter how far or how quickly Alex ran, she would never be free. It's about the betrayal of those nearest and dearest. It was about the lengths one woman would go to, to achieve her end goal when pushed to her very limit and it was about freedom and being able to breathe easy.
I loved Alex's character but there were moments I could have shaken her for the choices she made or for the fact that she wasn't stronger in certain situations, especially when it came to Bryce, her mother and her step father who all infuriated me no end!!! And Nox... now I'm on the fence when it comes to this man because to be honest, he was pretty much an enigma for start to almost finish. What I did know what that he was quite the dominant both inside and outside of the bedroom and his tastes were very much "unique" but hey, I was happy with that.. I mean who doesn't like a bit of kink, right? I do think that I'll get to know Kox a hell of a lot better in the sequel to this story though especially with the ending. Holy crap, I didn't know if I should jump for joy or go hide in a corner and rock myself silly with fear with what was to come.... lol.
This really was a dog and pony show and
I was the one being led around by a lead.
Aleatha Romig is an expert when it comes to giving her readers mystery, suspense and intrigue and she really did have me with my heart in my mouth so many times. There were so many incidences where I thought I knew what was going to happen, where I predicted who certain characters were and I was excited with the prospect of what was to come. Well, let's just say, stop guessing because if you're like me, you'll be wrong on most counts, leaving your nerves absolutely shredded and that glimmer of hope becoming an ever distant light at the end of a very dark tunnel..
Dreams, like fairytales, all come to an end. We wake or turn that final page.
There is no escaping it. it may take days, years, or an entire lifetime, but forever doesn't
truly exist. No matter how hard we wish or try, the end always comes.
All in all, a fab first book in what looks to be one hell of an amazing series. I cannot wait for more... January really cannot come soon enough.
I rated "Betrayal" ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
“Just know, Miss Charli, no last name, the next time you break one of my rules, I won’t respond as lightly.”
“You won’t?” I asked, more aroused than curious. “What exactly does that mean?”
He moved closer, seductively teasing my breasts with the presence of his wide chest. “I guess we’ll need to find that out together.”
I had to lift my chin to see his eyes. The light blue sparkled with suggestions. The longer I stared, the more a part of me wanted to find out exactly what he had in mind. There was also a part of me that knew that wasn't a good idea. I shrugged nonchalantly. “Then I guess I better not break any of your rules.”
“Where’s the fun in that?” he asked.
“Oh, I believe I can be all kinds of fun.” I gasped as he pulled me nearer. My nipples—the ones that had softened during our conversation—were now hard nubs burning with desire as they were pressed against his broad chest. That wasn't our only connection that made my insides tighten. Lower, his hardening erection pushed against my stomach.
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These standalone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha will move head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series.
Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AleathaRomig @aleatharomig