Insidious (Tales from the Dark Side, #1) by Aleatha Romig
Dark desires…Deadly secrets…Devious deceptions…Nothing is exactly as it seems in INSIDIOUS, the new erotic thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig.
When a powerful man is willing to risk everything for his own satisfaction, only one woman can beat him at his own game: his wife. Or so she thinks…
“Let’s start with you calling me Stewart. Formalities seem unnecessary.”
Stewart Harrington is rich, gorgeous, and one of the most powerful men in Miami. He always gets what he wants. Anything is available to him for the right price.
Being the wife of a mogul comes with all the perks, but being Mrs. Stewart Harrington comes with a few special requirements. I’ve learned to keep a part of myself locked away as my husband watches me submit to his needs. But the more he demands of me, the more beguiled he becomes and that’s to my advantage. So I keep fulfilling his fantasies and following his rules because he doesn’t know that what he’s playing is really my game. And winning is everything, right?
Insidious is a stand-alone novel and the first Tales from the Dark Side title. Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only
Kelly - 5 Crowns
'Erotic, dark, intricate and exceptionally clever, this is one you do not want to miss!' - Kelly, Perusing Princesses
Two Contracts. One Deadline. One Decision.
“The day you fucking bought me to be your whore was the first day of the end of your life.” - Victoria Conway Harrington
Oh where do I start with this little gem - well okay, not so much of the little because this book made a HUGE impact on me. From the Prologue through to that Epilogue, Insidious grips you hard, plunges you deeply into a secret world of sexual exploitation and deception, all wrapped up in a comfortable cloak of wealth and power.
Steward Harrington is a multi-millionaire business mogul. Victoria Conway is a bright 18-year-old student who stumbles blindingly into his lavish penthouse home, at the command of her Mother and Stepfather. She may be naive and made to be felt unworthy from the moment of her birth, but Victoria isn’t weak, having to fight her corner for most of her life, she isn’t afraid to speak up and immediately Steward is enamoured by the strong young woman.
Marriage was always supposed to be about love, or so Vikki thought, but when Mr Harrington offers her a way out of her Stepfathers gambling debt and a safeguard for her siblings’ future education, she signs a contract, signing her life over to the man who promises to give her the world, so long as she does as her told.
The first year they are happy and Vikki starts to fall for her strong and successful husband, but when he introduces her to the warehouse, everything starts to change…
And change it does, my goodness, you have no idea going in how effectively Insidious is going to sideswipe you. In the early days you start to respect the characters, grow to like them even. I was becoming quite fascinated by Stewart Harrington, and his ability to switch from powerful business mogul to attentive husband. I thought this girl really had it made. Hell… I would have signed that contract!
That is until Stewart starts to show is true colours. As much as he cares for Victoria, he never promised a declaration of love. His rules are to be followed to the T, which has never really been a problem, but when his rules for obedience mix with his sexual fantasies, Victoria realises she may have just made the biggest mistake of her life.
“Tonight and every night I’ll the the envy of every man. You’ll be starring in their wet dreams while you star in my every fantasy.” - Stewart Harrington
From lavish penthouse living to a warehouse of sexual debauchery, Victoria learns to compartmentalise and adapt to her new life. With time comes the bitter resentment, the need to take back her power is indescribable as she makes her own plans to thwart her husband, and bring the people who helped write up that contract, to their knees.
But… like anything Aleatha Romig, things may not always be as they seem, and trust me when I say, this book has more twists and turns than the proverbial roller-coaster! It keeps you guessing throughout as you hang precariously by the edge of your seat. As far as erotica’s go, this thriller is up there with the best. It’s clever, intricate, dark, thought-provoking and completely unputdownable.
“Nod if you understand... motherf*cker.” :D
Elizabeth - 5 Crowns
I have been royally Aleath'ed... to the 10th degree! There is a whole other level of mind f**kery going on in this book. She is really starting to scare me now!
There is nothing left to be said, all that can be done is to bow down to Queen Aleatha!
You have to read this!! Do it....