Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Devil's Pawn by Elizabeth Finn


A common enemy. A secret untold. One dark and handsome man determined to despise. One inexperienced, innocent, shy woman swept into a life she cannot control. Both pawns in a torturous game that will bind them together or tear them apart . . . forever.

When Ashton is left orphaned after her parents are murdered, her life becomes a hell she could never have imagined. Left to fend for herself, and responsible for a debt she doesn’t owe, she is swept into a life as a gentleman’s escort at a private men’s gaming hall. Her new manager makes it abundantly clear he doesn’t appreciate her inexperience, innocence, and shyness. On the contrary, he despises everything about her.

Derek can be “difficult,” she’s been told. And however dark and handsome he may be, he terrifies her in a way that chills her to the bone, but leaves her begging to understand him. As they are pulled along together, more secrets and threats than either one could ever conceive are revealed, and a common enemy emerges. This enemy will stop at nothing to bring Derek to his knees while using Ashton as the greatest pawn in his torturous game.

Will Derek be able to let down his shield of cold, harsh emotion before it’s too late? Will he be able to sacrifice himself to save Ashton, or will they both be destroyed by the secrets of their pasts?

My Thoughts:

Hmm.. what should I say about this one?
This book is obviously a nicely written book with addictive plot...
It is surely disturbing at times...
If you're a young adult, what described in this book may disturb your peace of mind..
Okay, moving to the story then.
This book is about Ashton who applied to work at Trimbles because she couldn't pay her dead father's debt. She was inexperience (and a virgin!) so she had to be trained by a guy named Derek. He took her virginity and most of her firsts. She eventually fell in love with him and so did him.
However, as it was a forbidden love story, there's no freaking way they could be together, could them?
[SPOILER STARTS] Derek gave her to another man and he regretted it. Ashton forgave him. Derek paid Ashton's debt and disappeared after giving her some money. The WTF thing is that it turned out that Derek was a rich guy, and that he worked at Trimbles because he was threatened by his boss regarding his sister.[SPOILER ENDS]
The twist of even was so freaking annoying to me although  it wasn't that bad. I mean Derek's a freaking idiot for taking too long to do what he did in the end of the story, I mean why on Earth he wanted Ashton to suffer first?!!!

Okay, just in case you still don't know it yet, this book is for MATURE ADULT ONLY because of the content, so if you're a YOUNG ADULT, stay away from this book.
Go try reading The Crow's Row or Perfect Chemistry if you're interested in Mafia stuff.

My Rating:
4 cupcakes

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