Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

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BOOK:  Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

MY RATING FOR IT: 4 ½ stars



I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.
His name is Michael Crist.
My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.
But I noticed him.
I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.
Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.
Because he’s finally noticed me.


Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.
My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.
Until my brother leaves for the military,  and I find Rika alone at college. In my city.
The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.
We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.


Holly mother!! This book was good!! Full of suspense, an interesting revenge plot that has you guessing what happened to get to this point all thru the story.

The Story starts with College student Erika “Rika” Fane , we can see right off the bat that she is a very wealthy and connected girl , that is desperate to escape the golden cage that her wealth pouts her on , but also , she’s trying to move on from the feelings attached to her past and what happened a few years back.

“Run all you want, Little Monster,” he said, sounding like a threat. “We’re faster.”

She think she’s running, she doesn’t know that she’s being lured to the thing that she is trying to forget.

Since infancy, she’s always been attracted to the older brother of the Crist family, but he never saw her or even care that she existed alongside his family. Except, there was a shared moment 3 years ago when she thought that might have been different.

“I didn’t feel so lost when he was around. It was the only time I didn’t feel lost.”

She has no idea that the events that happen one night 3 years ago brought her to this moment in her life and that a plot is developing against her for revenge.

Michael Crist is a dark and enigmatic man, and he’s not prepared to face the consequences of living so close to his enemy.

“I’ll look out for my little brother’s girlfriend and keep her nice and safe in the light of day and not violate the fuck out of her in the dark.”

He and his friend want revenge, and they want it now , and they have a plan in motion to make Rika pay for what was done to them 3 years ago .


There’s a huge attraction that brews beneath the surface of this 2 characters and as thing develop the steam grows bigger and headier.

This book is told in Dual point (which I love) and this makes the plot, so much more entertaining.

And what can I tell you about the sex scenes … WOWZAAA!! They are scorching hot, all 4 horsemen have something to add to the table (some more than others, according to me!)

Let me tell you this , Miss Penelope Douglas writes effortless and unputdownable story’s.

“Does this hurt?” he asked. I brought my head up to look at him, but he wasn’t looking at me. He was looking at Michael. I twisted my head, seeing Michael’s mouth open a little, taking in quick, shallow breaths. “Yeah,” he said in a low voice, his eyes meeting mine. “But you like it,” I stated, feeling one of Kai’s hands trail up my belly between us. “You like the sting. It turns you on.


The only reason I didn’t give this amazingly fun and hot story a 5 star rating is ….. Because I love so much the fall away series that I just can’t compare it (at least not yet)




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