A beautiful star, a dark prince with a price and an affair that pushes the limits of sanity…
Sebastian Vaughn has a secret.
Lorelei Lansford is the epitome of perfection.
Vaughn has darkness inside of him. Recruited by a criminal organization at a young age, he leads a double life. He deals in women, arms and intelligence, but to the outside world he’s just another rich playboy living the lifestyle. That is until he crosses paths with a shining star, a beauty he can’t keep his hands off.
Lorelei was born into a wealthy family and has certain responsibilities she is expected to obey without question. One of those is not falling in love with high society bad boy, Sebastian Vaughn. Money, sex, danger… Vaughn exudes it and like a moth to a flame, she can’t stay away. When Vaughn steps into something out of his control there’s only one way he can escape with his life. He has to make a deal that will betray everything he holds dear.
What happens when a man with has everything loses it all? Sebastian Vaughn has it all but that pales into the oblivion when he stumbles upon Lorelei. Lorelei offers him something that he’s not found before in a woman. It was nice to see him so smitten, almost human like. Lorelei was a winner for me. She wants to know more about Vaughn’s world and I had high hopes for her. My heart stopped when it becomes apparent for what happens. I even warned Amity that she will get hate mail.
It took me a bit of reading into this tale to figure out the time line. This story is set five years before book one in the series, Royal Blood. We get an introduction in the main characters but this is more about Vaughn and his descent into a full cold blooded killer. There is a simmering presence of doom that goes by the name of Sykes.
I loved the psychological element of this novella. Amity has hit it right between the eyes for me. I don’t believe that people are born bad, they have bad things happen to them and they become who they become. This is exactly the case. Vaughn suffers a tremendous loss and now he has his inspiration for when he makes people pay. I really enjoyed learning how he became the man he became.
Excited to see where the next instalment takes me. I was given a copy of this book for my honest opinion.
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