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The Queen by Skye Warren


I voluntarily agreed to review this ARC.
This is book 2 of the series. We left the last book with Damon winning a hand of cards against Penny. The stakes? If he wins, Damon gets to keep her dad. He won. So Penny is set free to go to a private college for math, which is her passion on Damon’s dime. Her dad, now he works for Damon. Now he can’t use Penny’s card counting skills or as payment for debts. All is well until 3 years later, her dad goes missing the same day Avery does. We remember Avery from the series before.
Sometimes I write a review as I am reading the book.

Occasionally, something exceptional happens that I HAVE to write about the book as I’m reading. And right not at 59% through this book, Damon has broken my heart and made me fall in love all at the same time. What a beautiful character Skye Warren has given life to. This story is about breaking away from terror’s that you grew up with. It’s about a pure love and fear of it. This is a book that cannot be missed.

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The Queen by Skye Warren

RELEASE BLITZ

Title: The Queen

Series: The Masterpiece Duet #2

Author: Skye Warren

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 19, 2017

 

BLURB

 

I have one chance at a new life. A college education. A future outside of Tanglewood’s dark walls. For a breathless moment it seems like I might actually escape.
Then I get a phone call from home.
Damon Scott is my own personal dragon, the fight I’ve always lost, the secret hope of my heart. And he needs my help right now. Only my mind can solve the puzzle. Only my presence can keep him sane as the city fights against him.
Only my heart can unlock a man with such a tragic past.
This is my final gamble, with everything at stake. One last game to win a future for both of us.
And a love strong enough to break the city apart.
THE QUEEN is the final novel in the bestselling Masterpiece duet, about a game of lies and loyalty, of betrayal and power, and ascension to the city’s throne.

 

 

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EXCERPT

 

I flinch, glad he can’t see me across two thousand miles. Even working in the kitchens most nights only covers my food, my textbooks. Not the tuition bill. “You’re the one who wanted him to work for you. You’re the one who made him the stake in our last game.”

“And you’re the one who lost,” he says lightly.

“Do you know where he is?”

“Of course. Like you said, he works for me. I would be a careless employer if I let my men go wandering off, gambling and racking up debt and questioning their loyalty to me.”

A shiver runs through me. “Then where is he?”

“He’s a grown-up, Penny. Like you are now. He’s responsible for himself. You only need to worry about your studies. I’m sure Algebraic Topology is taking up plenty of your focus.”

It’s one of my courses this semester. How does he know that?

“Stop playing with me.”

“Why should I?” he says with a soft laugh. “It’s so much fun.”

Frustration stings my eyes, hot and damp. I look up at the wide-open sky, willing myself not to cry. There are a million stars visible here, most of the land owned by Smith College or one of the other campuses. So much land, so much pride. There aren’t buildings climbing on top of other buildings, as if they might sink into the concrete ground if they don’t. There aren’t glass towers reaching to an endless black sky.

“I’m never coming back,” I say abruptly.

His laugh falls silent. “I know.”

“I hate it there. I hate Tanglewood and being powerless. And most of all I hate you.”

The last part is a lie, because I don’t hate him. I’m drawn to him; I’m repelled by him. It’s far too complex a relationship, an equation I’ve never been able to write. It makes me wonder if I’m lying about the other parts—if maybe some twisted part of me misses home.

If some twisted part of me misses being powerless, too.

“Ah, Penny,” he says, sounding infinitely weary. “I hate you too.”

The words shock me, but the hurt inside shocks me more. He shouldn’t be able to wound me. Three years away from home, growing up, growing strong. It should have been enough armor to protect against anything he could say to me. But the arrow sinks deep, proving that I’ll never be able to escape him.

“What did I do to you?” I ask, quiet, in a voice like I’m six years old again. Like I’m speaking to the wild boy I found by the lake, one I lured into my trailer like a wolf.

He answers the same way, a surly teenage boy, fierce and vulnerable at once. “You made me care. You made me want, when I needed to leave. You made me feel, when I would have preferred to die. You brought me back to life.”

And I condemned him to torture. That’s what happened when he sacrificed himself so that I could stay safe. Two children with so few choices. “I’m sorry,” I whisper.

“Don’t worry. I got my revenge, after all.”

My blood runs cold, almost subzero at the words. There’s only one person left in my sad little family. One person he could hurt. “Did you hurt him?”

“By giving him a job when he couldn’t hold one down? By paying him enough that his daughter could escape the city, could go to a fancy college instead of becoming a corner-store whore? Yes, I’ve been horrible to him. A monster.”

“Then why isn’t he answering his phone?”

In the pause I can picture him in a three-piece suit, reclining in one of his ridiculously expensive leather chairs. Some amber liquid in a crystal-cut glass. “Don’t come back,” he says, his voice grim. “You made it out of here. Let that be enough.”

A soft click ends the connection, leaving me bereft.

And more worried than before.

Something is happening in Tanglewood, something bad enough for my father not to call, something horrible enough that even Damon Scott has warned me away. I look up at the infinite stars, but they’re dimmer than before. The whole world muted. It wasn’t a new life that I found so far from home. It was a long dream, and now I’m painfully awake.

 

 

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AUTHOR BIO

 

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.

 

 

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Website: http://www.skyewarren.com/

The King by Skye Warren

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I loved End Game trilogy. This is a spin off. It’s the story of Damon and Penny.

We meet penny in the end game series when she is rescued from Damon’s father. In this book, you find out the hell she endured at at Jonathon Scott’s hand that was preceded by a childhood of neglect. I love Penny and Damon. I love their innocent attraction. I love how Skye Warren writes, so captivating. Even the gruesome stuff, she doesn’t go into great detail, just enough that you feel it but you aren’t haunted by it. My only complaint? It ends on a cliff hanger!!!! I can not wait for the next book! 

This is a must read!!!!
Rating 1-5

  • Swoonworthy-5
  • Loyal-5
  • Funny-3
  • Angst-3
  • Likable characters-5
  • Steamy-4
  • Would recommend-5

The King by Skye Warren is live!

Wanted everyone to know The King is live!!! I haven’t even read it yet. Stay tuned for my review:)

BLURB 

The highest stakes…

 

My father gambles every night, falling deeper and deeper into debt. When he hits the bottom, he places a new bet: his daughter. I’m his entry bet to the biggest underground poker game.

 

The players are politicians and mafia men, every kind of danger around a velvet-covered table. But it’s only one man who makes me shake.

 

The man I once thought I loved.

 

The man who betrayed me.

 

His eyes meet mine with dark promise. And when he puts down his money, I know I’m going to lose more than my body. I’m going to lose everything.

 

THE KING is a spin-off novel of the USA Today bestselling Endgame series about Damon Scott

 

 

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Penny doesn’t dream about a prince coming to save her from the trailer park. She knows better than that.

And the boy she finds hiding in the woods out back is too wild and dangerous to trust. But he may be her only chance at survival.
From New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren comes an emotional new spin-off series. THE PRINCE is a 13,000-word prologue to the new Masterpiece duet.
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PRAISE FOR THE ENDGAME SERIES
“Sinfully sexy and darkly beautiful, The Pawn will play games with your heart and leave you craving more!” – Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author
“Edgy, provocative and deeply erotic, The Pawn is one of my top reads of the year! Skye Warren brings you a sensual battle of wills guaranteed to leave you gasping by the end.” – Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author
“Positively sinful, and outrageously sexy! Emotions run high and readers will be left gasping.” – Lisa Renee Jones, New York Times bestselling author

COMING SOON IN THE MASTERPIECE DUET

 

#2 The Queen – Releasing September 19, 2017
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AUTHOR BIO

 

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.

 

 

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The Pawn,                                  The Knight,                                The Castle The End Game TrilogyBy Skye Warren

I never do this, but I am reviewing these 3 books together for the simple reason that I could not wait to read the next book! I would finish one and the next second had to move to the next. This trilogy is captivating. There is no emotion left untouched. There is scorching chemistry between Gabriel and Avery. He is everything you want in your male lead. Handsome, loyal, bad turned goodish, wealthy, but most of all, loyal. Avery is smart and strong and kind and loyal. I love that there is not one unnecessary word in these books. The story follows Gabriel and Avery through so many twists and turns. Some of this story takes on a phycological thriller kind of feel. You need this story in your life!

Stop reading, go and get it! And, your welcome;)

Rating 1-5

  • Funny-4
  • Loyal-5
  • Swoonworthy-5
  • Likable characters-5
  • Would recommend-
  • Steamy-5++
  • Page turner-5