Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Review and Excerpt - Betrayal by Aleatha Romig

Title: Betrayal
Series: Infidelity #1
Author: Aleatha Romig
Release Date: October 13, 2015

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? 

BETRAYAL is a full-length novel and the first of five in the INFIDELITY series.

I was totally captivated from the beginning... The story of Alexandria Charles Montague Collins is complex, full of depth, secrets and more… I am desperately trying to put the pieces together as I go! 

Alex has just graduated from Stamford and takes a quick vacation where she meets Nox. One week. No questions, no details, no last names. The week as Charli was EPIC! But what happens next, after a short visit to Savannah, will change her set of well-laid plans. 

I’m a huge Aleatha Romig fan, and in her amazing, fast-paced, can’t-wait-for-what’s-next style, this is perfect! So many times I wanted to read faster to see what happens, but yet slow down so it didn’t end! Nox is the epitome of HOT! If I had any options, I’d choose him! I’m sitting on pins and needles, on the edge of the cliff, waiting for what’s next… Hopefully, I don’t fall before the next book! 
~ Review by Heather

A series that starts with an emotional bang…

This is the start of a five-book arc and I am already on watch for the next in the series!

There’s a mystery that surrounds Alexandria Collins. Something happened in her past that has affected every goal and relationship she has made since childhood. She’s doing her best to keep those demons at bay but, as a result, that means she lives by a rigid set of rules. With her best friend’s encouragement she is going to transform herself for a week, leave her inhibitions aside and be…free. The best four years of her life are now ending and a new, unknown chapter is beginning. To celebrate, “Charli” was going to be everything Alex normally wasn’t…

“This man dominated every situation. He was a man who knew what he wanted and took it.”

…and Lennox "Nox" Demetri is going to be the person she does it with. Taking her over almost effortlessly, the week may not be enough…

The tension is delicious as Charli and Nox spend their time together finding and pushing more than just sexual limits. It’s almost ironic the honesty that is possible when encouraged behind a web of protective secrecy. The two together just meld and melt together during this time of discovery and revelations. Tension turns to twists as Alex’s best laid plans are in jeopardy. And Alex is forced into making decisions that, ultimately, may be impossible to fulfill.

I am so far in Alex’s corner, I want to move in! The unfairness of it all, after everything already endured, had me shaking my head and wanting to jump right in the pages and fight with her! The enemies seem to be obvious but I’m not entirely sure. I’m still waiting for another shoe to drop in this story that is only just beginning.

By the end of this first chapter it feels like the story could only have this one, temporary conclusion, as it so perfectly sets up the next in this intricate tale of family secrets and hidden agendas. I can’t wait for what’s next for Alex and Nox, and whatever other twists and turns await! 
~ Review by Diane

"Because, since the first moment I saw you I've made exceptions. I've done and said things that I do not do. You do that to me. You make me a rebel even against myself."

I nodded, understanding exactly what he was saying. Nox had done the same thing to me. He'd made Charli into someone Alex or Alexandria would never be. Because of him I'd cheated on myself. And I loved him for it.

My eyes closed as another tear cascaded my cheek. I'd said the word, if only in my head. I loved Nox, a man with no last name.

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.

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