Betrayal by Aleatha Romig
BETRAYAL is a full-length novel and the first of five in the INFIDELITY series.
One week. No future. No past. No more.
Alexandria Collins has one week to live carefree—no ghosts of her past or pressures of her future haunting her. Reinventing herself as “Charli,” she is knocked off her feet by a sexy, mysterious man who brings her pleasure like she never imagined. With her heart at stake, she forgets that decisions made in the dark of night reappear in the bright light of day.
“Some of my tastes are unique. They aren’t for everyone. I understand that.”
Lennox “Nox” Demetri is wealthy, confident, and decisive—he knows what he wants. From the first time he sees Charli at an exclusive resort, he knows he wants her. Although he is usually the one to make the rules, together they agree on one:
One week. No more.
When betrayal comes from those closest to Alexandria, she must decide how far she is willing to go to survive. Choices are not always easy, especially when they involve the heart, body, and soul. After all, Infidelity is a business, and some rules are meant to be broken.
“Is it really cheating if you’re doing it to yourself?”
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a sexy, new dominant hero who knows what he wants, and a strong-willed heroine who has plans of her own. With classic Aleatha Romig twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new epic dark romance will have readers swooning one minute and screaming the next. Have you been Aleatha’d?
Goooood!!! It’s good to be back in the clutches of Aleatha. It’s been a while since I read a dark twisty novel by her. Aaaah it’s so good. Just want to stretch out and roll around in her words like a cat in the sunlight. Actually that’s exactly what I did. However, having been Aleatha’d before I was in constant guard for mind fuckery.
The series is full of secrets that is full of surprises and heart wrenching revelations.
Our main couple meets at a spa. A week spent in heaven indulging in each other but keeping their real lives at bay. A week where Alexandria aka Alex Collins is Charli, an open and adventures woman having a fling with a man. A dark and mysterious man who instantaneously hits off with sensing something in him that she needs exactly. That is exactly what she gets from a mysterious Penthouse resident “Nox”. The answer to all the mysteries are right there but none of them voice the right questions. They live their pseudonym life style and at the end they are stubborn enough to not divulge their real names to each other… Unfortunately.
“Yes. I promise I’m of legal consent.”
“I didn’t doubt that.” His tone rose and he squeezed my knee. “Now, what it is that you’re willing to consent to…that’s what has piqued my interest.”
Alex(andria) Collins is not a stranger to reinventing herself with names. It’s a coping mechanism to escape the chauvinist world of rich folks of Savannah. She is a strong woman who knows she is something more than a breeding show pony. She wants somethings more out of life than drownings herself in liquor and living the ghosts of never achieved dreams like her mother. So after an ultimatum… Get with the program or lose your trust fund that will fund your dreams of being a lawyer, our strong heroine makes a strong and bold move to pursue her dream. But alas now she had major decisions to make in how to survive with her decisions.
I was surprised that Aleatha took it easy in the introduction of this 5 part series. Maybe because I constantly waited for the other shoe to drop or not but my sanity is intact and waiting for part 2 in Nox’s and Alex’s story and the crazy world that swirls around them that’s bound to drop 1 or both of them into a void. Void filled with vipers of deception and vile secrets. Well guess what? I’m ready!!! BRING IT ON!
DREAMS, LIKE FAIRYTALES, all come to an end. We wake or turn that final page. There’s no escaping it. It may take days, years, or an entire lifetime, but forever doesn’t truly exist. No matter how hard we wish or try, the end always comes.
“Just know, Miss Charli, no last name, the next time you break one of my rules, I won’t respond as lightly.”
“You won’t?” I asked, more aroused than curious. “What exactly does that mean?”
He moved closer, seductively teasing my breasts with the presence of his wide chest. “I guess we’ll need to find that out together.”
I had to lift my chin to see his eyes. The light blue sparkled with suggestions. The longer I stared, the more a part of me wanted to find out exactly what he had in mind. There was also a part of me that knew that wasn’t a good idea. I shrugged nonchalantly. “Then I guess I better not break any of your rules.”
“Where’s the fun in that?” he asked.
“Oh, I believe I can be all kinds of fun.” I gasped as he pulled me nearer. My nipples—the ones that had softened during our conversation—were now hard nubs burning with desire as they were pressed against his broad chest. That wasn’t our only connection that made my insides tighten. Lower, his hardening erection pushed against my stomach.
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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These standalone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha will move head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series.
Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates.