Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren
Published by Self Published on 6/12/18
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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My story starts with a plunge into the cold water of Manhattan's harbor.
A strong hand hauls me back onto the deck of the luxury yacht. Christopher was supposed to be my enemy. Instead he protects me with fierce determination.
That should have been my happily ever after, but then Sutton appeared--ruthless and seductive. He doesn't care that my heart belongs to someone else, because he's determined to win. No matter the cost.
It's an impossible choice, but I can't have them both.
This is another Skye Warren romance set in the fictional town of Tanglewood, where our heroine finds herself held captive financially to a powerful man who toys with her emotions and her heart and her body while holding the power of money over her head. That is definitely a common thread that runs through every book in this series of interconnected stories but Harper’s storyline is fresh and all her own. Yes, it’s a love triangle. Yes, it’s somewhat of a stepbrother romance. Yes, it’s steamy and sexy and emotional and complicated and yes, it’s another page turner from this author.
4 “Yes. This.” Stars!
Oh, thank goodness. I’ve never been more THRILLED about a cliffhanger ending maybe EVER. Why? Because this entire book had me wavering back and forth between two men, torn between who to root for for Harper. And just when I’d think it was the end, just when I think she finally chose, the bottom would drop out and I’d be pulled in another direction yet again. I just wasn’t ready for Harper to choose yet, I don’t think SHE could’ve been ready, and so when the book ended, I may have fist bumped the air because YES!!!! There just HAS TO BE MORE TO THIS STORY!!!!
Yes, this is a love triangle. It’s a deliciously sexy, super steamy, emotionally complicated love triangle. And you know what? I freaking love a good love triangle. I love the twisted tug of war, I love the tangle of emotions, I love the war between someone unforgettable from the past and someone with such potential for the future. I just love a story where our girl is torn between two different men, where the story can truly go in two different directions and I have no idea in this moment how it’ll end.
This is another Skye Warren romance set in the fictional town of Tanglewood, where our heroine finds herself held captive financially to a powerful man who toys with her emotions and her heart and her body while holding the power of money over her head. That is definitely a common thread that runs through every book in this series of interconnected stories but Harper’s storyline is fresh and all her own. Yes, it’s a love triangle. Yes, it’s somewhat of a stepbrother romance. Yes, it’s steamy and sexy and emotional and complicated and yes, it’s another page turner from this author. I really enjoyed this fast paced book, I’m loving Harper and Christopher and Sutton’s story and I can not wait to see what happens next!
My body heats at the words, at the remembered pleasure of Sutton’s mouth on my sex. Christopher looks down at me, as if he can feel the heat emanating from between my legs. His expression turns stark, as if he’s in pain. That’s only fair, because I’m in pain too.
“You deserve better than that,” Christopher says, but there’s no way to pretend he’s talking about Sutton. He’s talking about himself and we both know it.
“He gives me what I want, which is something you might try next time you like a girl.”
“It wasn’t that,” he says, harsh again.
“No?” I step forward and place a hand on his chest, feeling the way his heart beats strong and fast. He may want to be unaffected by me, but he isn’t. I tilt my face up toward him.“You didn’t imagine me naked in the cabin later?”
He sucks in a breath.“You were too young then.”
My words come out as a whisper.“What about now? Will you do what Sutton said—imagine me in this dress when you go home after this?”
“It’s not fucking decent,” he says, even though the silk covers every part of me. It’s a perfectly respectable dress, when it’s not hitched up around my waist.
“You can thank Sutton for this,” I say, because it’s true. He’s the only reason I lean forward and place my lips against Christopher’s, touching them in some terrible attempt to show him what he gave up, to prove to myself that I don’t care about either of them.
Christopher sucks in a breath. For a second I think he’s going to pull away. He stiffens and grasps my hair with his fist. Easy enough for him to stop the kiss. Instead he dips my head back and deepens it, exploring my mouth with his teeth, his tongue. Opening me wider until I whimper. Pulling me close until I can feel how hard he is beneath his slacks.
His other hand fists in the gauze of my dress, and I realize he’s holding me with both hands clenched—one in my hair and one in my clothes. I don’t know whether he’s doing it so he doesn’t have to touch me or because it’s a way to control me without bruising me. He uses both hands to tug me closer; I’m pressed so tightly I can’t imagine getting away.
Where Sutton had been raw sensuality and playfulness, Christopher is pure determination. He kisses me like he’s a conquering army, like I’m made of gold he has to grasp—or lose forever.
About the Author
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. 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, sweet dogs, and evil cat.