Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Review: Devil's Prey by SE Chardou

WARNING: This is a dark romance with a hot alpha male, an anti-TSTL heroine and steamy good times. Due to explicit language, violence, adult situations, scenes involving m/m/f and m/f, alcohol and drug use, this novel is recommended to adults that can separate fiction from reality. 

"I'm hot as Vegas desert in the summertime. He's arctic, complete and utter ice. 
I don't think past the end of the day. He has long term goals. 
The adrenaline is like a spike in my veins. He doesn't seem to have a conscience, let alone a pulse. 
I like him enough to stick around. He doesn't seem to care whether I live or die. 
Neither one of us trust each other, and in a life of crime, that can be a huge issue." 
- Mags 

Magnolia "Mags" Reynolds is no shrinking violet. Her innocence is taken away from her at a very young age. Since she can remember, she's been a ruthless criminal but she's managed to survive to see her twenty-fifth birthday. 

Maxwell "Max" Cartier, an expert in his craft, enters her life shortly after a sudden change of circumstances leaves her adrift yet again. He doesn't want to be her lover or friend. He only wants her for one last job that will mean a fortune and his retirement. 

The best laid plans are always the first to go awry, and their situation is no different. Both will have to learn the hard way there is no such thing as easy money when they are both merely Devil's prey. (346 paperback pages) 

***Although this is a trilogy, all novels are cliffhanger free and should be read in the order they are released to understand the overall plot arc.*** 

Devil's Prey 
Devil's Pawn (October, 2014)

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About the Author:
Selene Chardou is a world traveler and the alter-ego of Elle Chardou.
Ms. Chardou's writing is all about hot romance and exciting times with the rich and famous set in the New Adult realm.
She is currently working on Falling into Us (One More Night Trilogy).
There will also be a spin-off series titled simply the Scarlet Fever Trilogy which will chronicle the relationships of the other four band members. She also has a pop stars series planned titled Young, Rich & Talented, which will also be a trilogy.
Ms. Chardou has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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This is my first read by SE Chardou and it was a doozy I tell you that much right now.I didn't want to go to bed, I wanted to finish the book. However you need sleep to do every day life stuff. LOL

OK first when I was told this book was a dark romance I was like yeah I need something after the cry fest I just read. When I started I thought Magnolia "Mags" Reynolds was being neglected. Her mom forgot to pick her up/running late from school. I was like please I don't want to read about child abuse. Then when she described her house. I was like OK now she is a snotty rich kid. Boy was I ever so wrong. 

Mags witnessed something a 13 yr old should never ever see. She was then taken 2 members of an MC club that her dad use to belong to. When I say taken I mean taken and was taught to do things sexual and physically. Those things are dark, dangerous and just giving me the chills thinking about it.

Mag met a guy names Maxwell "Max" Cartier. He worked for the "Devil". Max didn't know what he was getting into when he bought Mags. Oh he had a plan for her but turns out that plan didn't go exactly how he wanted it to go. See the things Mags endured didn't make her weak, and it didn't break her. It made her stronger and she thought about everything in every which way possible.  Not only did Max know what Mags went through growing up with the MC club and their goons. He endured the same thing but more intense. No you don't read about what the characters went through. Max and Mags tell each other what had happened to them. Or should I say someone spilled it all out in the heat of rage.

Between fighting/hiding from

 the mafia and the MC, Max and Mags fought their emotions for one another. It was to one point where Max would get Mags all worded up and then walk away. I was like what!!! You know how people talk when they are drunk? Well Max said some wicked things to Mags when he was pissed at her. When that flew out his mouth I had to re-read what I just read. Holy hell what in the world is going on? Huh?
Be prepared to read some intense sex scenes, some great knowledge of how mafia's and MC's work. It is like the author was a fly on the wall and managed to write it all down some how. Be ready for some jaw dropping, what did he just say, wait let me read that again parts as well. This book is very rich about what houses look like, clubs, how security details work. I wonder if she ever hot wired a car before LOL! If you are looking for M/M, M/F, M/M/F then this is the book for you. It has that, it has the mafia, it has an MC that is messed up beyond repair. 
What I liked is that everyone is out for revenge. Now I want to know what would you do to exact revenge? How far would you go? 

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