Tuesday, November 24, 2015

*Review* Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

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Genre: Romantic Suspsense/Erotica
Published: November 13, 2015
Pages: 460
Ages: 18+


From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Douglas comes a new dark romance... Erika 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's 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. Michael 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. Unprotected. 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. *Corrupt is a STANDALONE dark romance with no cliffhanger. It is suitable for ages 18+.


In the newest book from New York Times Bestselling author Penelope Douglas, we are taken into a world most of us can only dream of, the world of the wealthy. A place where teenagers can get away with just about anything because Dad's money runs deep. But the pranks aren't always harmless. We're certainly not on Fall Away Lane anymore, Toto.

The beginning of Corrupt had me on the edge of my seat. I was anxious and excited and curious about what had happened in the past. I found the story unpredictable which is a major bonus for me.

Unfortunately, while the beginning of the book had me excited, the middle started to feel a lot like Bully to me. The specifics were different, but the basic plot felt the same, just with more players.

The sex scenes were deliciously kinky. And even though I finished Corrupt four days ago, I'm still having dreams featuring Michael.

The book did have several spelling and grammar errors, way more than a book this size should reasonably contain. Because I have worked with Ms. Douglas in the past, I contacted her with my notes on the errors, and she has posted on Facebook that she has submitted changes to Amazon.

Overall I give Corrupt 4.5 out of 5 stars because it felt too much like Bully at times. I would definitely recommend it to dark erotica fans. - Katie 

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About the Author

Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books include the Fall Away Series, Corrupt, and Misconduct, due out December 1, 2015. She dresses for autumn year round, loves anything lemon flavored, and shops at Target almost daily. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter. 

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  1. Sold! I have afllen in to PD books even though Bully was s fence walker for me.

    1. I really enjoyed this one, and the file has been updated on Amazon now, so the spelling and grammar errors that I found while reading are corrected. - Katie

  2. I haven't read bully but I'll add them both to my list :)

    1. I highly recommend both of them, although Rival is my favorite book from the Fall Away series (but you'd want to read the series in order to avoid minor spoilers.) - Katie