CORRUPT book review | Penelope Douglas #corruptbookreview

CORRUPT book review | Penelope Douglas #corruptbookreviewCorrupt (Devil's Night, #1) by Penelope Douglas
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on November 17th 2015
ISBN: 1518783872
Pages: 460
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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.


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.


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 can be read as a stand-alone. No cliffhanger.

Penelope Douglas


It Was Personal.
It Was Perfect
They are going to pull off the ultimate revenge and
It Will Taste So Sweet……

However, one of them wants more than revenge. Now one of the them wants payback.

Beware the fury of a patient man

I knew CORRUPT would be about pain and suffering. I just didn’t know how the pieces would fit and with whom. It’s a complete power struggle both mental and physical.
Best friends went to prison after one night of debauchery and they all blame one person Erika Fane.

Rika Fane is both courageous and vulnerable. She’ s also Michael, Trevor, Kai, Will and Damon’s obsession. Their lives can not move forward until the revenge is complete. They spent years plotting and scheming her demise and Michael ( her very own kryptonite) was the ringleader.

I hated their torment and I even dislike Rika for a while. It was obviously she was in a situation way above her head. [ My motto was: play with fire little girl, get burn,  now live with burn]. Then suddenly I thought to myself would I be able to read how dark it could get. The feminist in me struggle with this enlightment. But that’s the beauty of this story.

You’re not a victim and I’m not your savior

Then the game changes. The one thing they didn’t count on was Rika playing it better. She refused to fall into victim mode. She knew how to fight back with a violent and sexual edge. I was cheering her on. I was singing to the ceiling you go gurl

Nothing you take from me will come easily! 

Within all the intense elements of  CORRUPT, its a shame this book can easily turn into a one hand read. Nah just kidding. It’s not a shame!!  It’s pure eroticism and toe curling.   Douglas made foreplay so stimulating you actually forget and forgive there are rare scenes of actually penetration. UNTIL THE STEAM ROOM. THAT DAMN STEAM ROOM. DID I MENTION THE STEAM ROOM. MY BAD !!! Grab this book now ( its 99cents at this posting) and close the blinds.  I’m just saying!!

CORRUPT was an unpredictable read. You will be held captive on the edge of your seat waiting and predicting. I spent a week with these people. Trust me you won’t be able to put them away.  It’s terrifying, haunting and guaranteed to push your anxiety level through the roof.

6 KINK Read aka One-Hand Read.  I wish I knew how to add 6 stars to my plugin. Oh well. I hope you had fun reading this review as I had writing it.  Stay tuned for the next #YouveBeenChosen on #DarkRomanceMonth on The KINK Report.

Complete the series:  Hideaway (Devil’s Night #2) is currently available.  DEVIL’S NIGHT is returning! Hiding places, chases, and all the games are back. Hideaway is a romantic suspense suitable for ages 18+. While the romance is a stand-alone, the plot is a continuation of events that began in CORRUPT (Devil’s Night, #1). It is strongly recommended that you have read Corrupt prior to reading this.



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