My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
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.
The more and more we learn about this twisted tale, the more I love it. This novella was such a great read. It was the explanation we needed as to why Vaughn, The Hangman, hates Sykes as much as he does. It's a look into how one woman can open up a whole new world to a man. How one woman can bring color to a normally dull existence. Someone just making their way through life, now has a purpose. It was a sweet thing to see, until Sykes enters.
Once he entered the story line, you could tell, and Vaughn makes it clear, it is no good. Then everything that was springing to life is touched with black and darkness and death. It's almost like Vaughn's life was a flower just starting to bloom. Enter Sykes and it immediately wilts and starts to die. Sykes is like this life sucking disease who ruins everything good. And boy does he know how to ruin a good thing. Holy crap. I mean I knew that Vaughn hated him for a reason, for a woman, from the other books. But this, this is just...wow. It explained so much, and though it was heartbreaking, I freaking loved getting to see this little bit of 'extra' from the story. I loved getting more of an in depth explanation that ties right into how X and Mercy need his help.
I wanted to jump into the story and avenge her. I wanted to jump in and scream. I wanted to jump in and turn the tables. But I just know, that Amity will do a fabulous job at vengeance.
4.5 Stars from me!
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