on January 10, 2017
Genres: Adult, Dark
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Fifty million dollars for three weeks of your life in the hands of a total stranger. Would you do it?
When Naomi Lee finds herself out of a job and out of the money she needs to pay her father’s medical bills, she receives an anonymous letter, containing an offer she can’t refuse.
Max Marino, a wealthy businessman, wants her and he’ll pay any price.Three weeks of her time, no-holds-barred, in exchange for fifty million dollars.With no other means to pay her bills, Naomi has no choice but to accept.
However, Naomi isn’t the only one who signs the contract.And Max isn’t alone in his deal.
Three brothers …Nine girls …All competing for the ultimate prize … marriage.
Let the games begin.
WARNING: contains explicit situations, dubious consent, graphic violence, and other disturbing content. Includes scenes involving multiple men & women being dirty together. Every boundary is crossed. Read at your own risk.
I want to apologize in advance for whoever reads this review. I really don’t have any complete thoughts about this book, just a bunch of little things I want to say but don’t really know how to make them go into one cohesive piece so… Yeah. Here we are.
“This is sick. This whole game is sick.”
The vicious, lopsided smile on his face makes me hold my breath. “It’s the Wicked Bride Games, honey. Get used to it because it’s going to get much, much worse.”
All of these characters are crazy ass mofos. Seriously. The 3 brothers, the heroine, most of the other girls in the house, all crazy. If I found out what was going on, I’d pack my bags, do a nice little hair flip and a “later, bitches!” On the way out. How could they all act like this is so normal? Thankfully out of the three brothers, Max was the least amount of crazy, and I actually did kind of like him. The heroine though, Naomi, um… Did anyone notice how she just kind of went off the freaking deep end? Someone get that girl a padded room.
Some things I noticed about Naomi early on that I liked were how detail oriented and smart she was. She paid attention to little details and would tuck important information away for later use, because in a situation like this, the devil is always in the details. If I had to describe her in one word, without a doubt it would be conniving. You start out thinking she’s a victim but man oh man, she’s as into these twisted games as the three brothers are! This crazy lady plays to win.
“I might be a cold-hearted bitch, but I’m not frozen. Yet.”
The hero, Max, was at least the least crazy of the brothers, so that was fun, and he was dare I say a little sweet almost at times? He was a really weird contradiction. At moments he was gentle and tender towards the heroine, and others he had this crazy vibe going on, seeming like it was a kill or be killed type of world. Dog eat dog. You never really know what’s happening in the games, so it’s hard at times to see where his head lies and how into it he actually is.
“Stop fighting. Stop resisting me. I know you feel what I feel.”
“Money isn’t worth dying over …” she spits.
“No, but marriage is. Especially when it comes to marrying the most beautiful, smartest woman I’ve ever met.” My index finger brushes her cheek, and I lean into her ear. “I need you by my side, Naomi.”
Even early on, I didn’t know how I expected the games to end but that was NOT it. Holy. Um, yeah… So… I’m just kind of scratching my head. You learn bits and pieces about why the games are ‘important’ throughout, but I could never come to a conclusion on how they would end. I guess it makes sense, but wow I wasn’t expecting that.
“[you need to] see it as more than just a business deal.”
“How could I possibly when there are other girls who could still win this game?”
“They stand no chance against you.” I kiss the top of her hand.
“They do if your brothers pick me first,” she says.
“Over my dead body.”
“Really? You would die before they got their hands on me?”
“That’s the game, honey, and I play to win.”
The last chapter and the epilogue didn’t make a whole lot of sense for me, and that’s why I’m rating this as 4 stars. It wasn’t in line with the rest of the story or the goals of the heroine. All of a sudden she started acting differently and it was odd. Yes, earlier I said she was conniving but her focus was always in gaining the money. Then when it became a competition, she wanted to win. So why now all of a sudden, does she say everything she did was actually for power? This was never mentioned so it came sort of out of left field.
“These three men standing before us in black suits, trying to impress us with their wealth. Only one thing impresses me, and that’s their resolve to get what they want. It’s something we have in common because I’ll stop at nothing to be the one girl to win this foul competition.”
Everyone kind of went psycho. I guess that would make sense, but I don’t really understand how these girls went from loving and doing each other’s hair and makeup to how it was at the ending. The brothers at least started out insane but the girls… They picked it up quick.
This book isn’t for the faint of heart. There’s plenty of drama, twists and turns, kink, blood, violence, death, etc. It’s dark. It’s fucked. Do not expect sunshine and roses! Expect knives and air deprivation and lots of crazy people. This will disturb some readers.
“[S]he can’t help always trying to be at the top.
It’s what we do.
Who we are.
And in each other, we’ve found our match.”
Now with that being said, I’ll only usually read a handful of darker reads every year. They’re just not generally my thing, but I was pleasantly surprised to see how easy this was to read, even while being dark and twisted. It reads quick and it’s still super entertaining.
It’s almost like a dark and twisted version of The Bachelor. Lock plenty of girls in a house to start fighting over one (or in this case 3) men. It’s entertaining AF and addicting for no good reason. You can’t put this book down. I’ve read a few stories by Clarissa in the past and this one definitely follows her signature style. If this sounds like your scene, take a look and welcome to the Wicked Bride Games.
Her hands are trying to grasp me to roll me over again and get her on top, but I’m not letting her get close. Instead, I pin her to the floor and fuck her even harder. She opens her legs even farther and moans when I take her nipple between my teeth and tug.
I know she likes what I do … but she can’t help always trying to be at the top.
It’s what we do.
Who we are.
And in each other, we’ve found our match.
Her hand reaches between her legs, and she furiously starts masturbating as I fuck her pussy raw. She’s so tight and wet that I lose control, and I close my eyes for just a second to enjoy the sensations.
Only to find me rolling around again and having her end up on top of me. She slams me down on the floor and holds my hand down harder as she swivels around on my cock. She brings her blood-soaked finger to my mouth and makes me suck on it. One of my hands is free, and I use it to flick her clit, making her moan out loud.
A few seconds later, her eyes roll into the back of her head, and I can feel her muscles tighten all around me. Wetness coats my cock, and I come undone.
Howling, I come inside her, my seed pulsing deep into her pussy, just like it should.
She holds my hand in place over her clit, as if to signify that it belongs there. That she’s not only mine, but that I’m also hers.
Breathing heavily, she slowly falls down on top of me, my cock still inside her. She rests her head on my chest, and I listen to her breaths as she listens to my heart. I pet her hair, which is still slick from blood and sweat, and I wonder if this is the best sex I’ve had in my entire life.
“Is it over now?” she mutters suddenly.I smile as she lifts her head with a curious look on her face. “Yes, it is … and you won.”
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