Corrupt by Penelope Douglas- KATIE’S REVIEW

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I absolutely LOVE Penelope Douglas, and was excited for her newest dark suspense drama!


off the charts


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.

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.


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+.

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Top read of 2015! Smoking hot new dark erotic romance! Seriously, there are no words right now for the total mind F**k of feelings I have experienced with this book! All I can for sure say is, you REALLY need to read this book! I keep saying this is one of my top 5 reads of 2015, but I honestly think it might have secured the numero uno position! I cannot scream enough about how much I am loving this hot new book from Penelope!

Sexy, intriguing, suspenseful and twisted are the first words that come to mind after reading Corrupt. But I felt there was so much more to the story than a dark, sexy romance. It was about finding your voice. Figuring out who you are, and what you want out of life. Grabbing the bull by the horns, owning what you are and not being afraid to embrace the darkness that lies within.

Penelope has completely blown me away with her latest book! I love everything she has written and I had set the bar extremely high on my expectations on this novel; but she has surpassed my expectations on every page! I loved Rika and how she evolves as the book goes on from a timid, follow the leader type of girl, to the empowered, dark, take no nonsense woman!

Michael. What can I say about Michael, except, where can I find my own? He was over the top, take charge in a sexy, but still kinda scary way, and I LOVED it! I also loved the development of his character from the beginning to the end of the book. Watching him evolve into the man he was always meant to be was extremely rewarding as a reader.

As for Kai, Damon and Will, I found them crazy sexy, and I wouldn’t mind seeing more from them in the future! Damon has some serious darkness in him, and I would love to see that explored a little bit, if Penelope chooses to explore these characters a bit more. Kai seemed like the one I would connect with the most. Will, I think still has a lot of secrets.

I really, really want to tell you about the steamiest scene in the book, but I refuse to post spoilers. Just read it! Probably my favorite scene in the entire book! (And I loved every single scene in the book, just so you know!)

The story line was one that had so many twists and turns, I still wasn’t sure which way was up and which way was down. It takes a lot for me to say a book was unpredictable, but this one certainly had so many twists, turns and detours that even I couldn’t guess what was really going on! There were so many times I had to literally set down my Kindle and go back to it later; not because it couldn’t keep my attention, but because I had to process the total mind F**k that was unfolding before my eyes before I could continue! Off the charts rating!

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