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Aleatha Romig’s Infidelity World Series: Incentive by Pam Godwin and Insider by Jillian Jacobs

 

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The Infidelity Corporation will broker relationships—for a price. Their clients are exclusive and successful, their employees confidential and classified. Infidelity ensures that CEOs, politicians, and high-profile artists find love, with their friends and relatives none the wiser about how the happy couple met. But twists and turns abound in a world where old money, new money, and no money clash, from West Coast to East Coast and beyond. Enter Infidelity’s world of entrapment, betrayal, and deceit, where you decide whose relationship is real and whose is just an agreement.

 

 

Authors writing for Infidelity World include:

New York Times Bestselling author Pam Godwin, Ted Persinger, Lulu Astor, Rae Riley,

T.C. Winters, Donya Lynne,

A.D. Ellis, D.D. Lorenzo, and Jillian Jacobs. 

 

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Pam GodwinINCENTIVE by Pam Godwin, NY Times bestselling author

Desperate men do desperate things.

When Decker Gabrielli hits rock bottom, he accepts a job as a hired companion at Infidelity.

Surrendering a year of his life to a woman he’s never met might be the worst idea ever. But money, prestige, and sex are powerful incentives. That is, until the job becomes more than a contractual agreement.

Hard limits are breached, panties are shredded, and rules are broken.

In the end, his secret to getting ahead is…her.

 

– REVIEW –

 

“Bad shit happens to everyone. We all hurt. We all struggle. But only the strong will heal. Those who have support and patience and indomitable spirit.”

Decker to Laynee

Incentive

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Let me say this right at the start —   Pam Godwin’s Incentive (her offering in Aleatha Romig’s outstanding Infidelity World series) is one of the best books I’ve read this year to date.

Decker Gabrielle, 28, finds himself living day-to-day after a business deal goes bad in the worst way.  Although not the actual perpetrator of the crimes that leave him destitute, Decker has committed himself to making reparations to those who suffered at the hands of his former business partner. Decker is a rare gem — not only is he gorgeous, but he has character — he has integrity. Decker is the real deal, and that’s what makes him an ideal candidate for employment by the Infidelity Corporation.

Infidelity is an uber-private company that provides discrete, specialized relationship services for the wealthy and powerful of society. When approached by a member of Infidelity, initially Decker is skeptical of the job offer — it seems to good to be true. All he needs to do is to enter into an exclusive one-year relationship with a member selected by Infidelity, and he’ll be flush with cash, and perhaps on his way to redeeming his name in the business world. (It really does sound too good to be true, doesn’t it?)

Enter Laynee Somerset. Born of Hollywood royalty, and considered the premier actress of her day, Laynee, now 40 years old — ancient by film industry standards — is truly one of the walking wounded.  Like Decker, Laynee has been betrayed in a horrendous way, and they both are victims of misplaced trust.

Initially both Decker and Laynee are in disbelief that Infidelity paired them up — there must be some error. These two seem to be constantly at each other throats, literally and figuratively. But as Decker and Laynee grow to trust one another, secrets are revealed and wounds begin to heal. Maybe Infidelity wasn’t wrong after all.

Incentive is an engrossing story, full of well written characters and a plot line that will mesmerize the reader. This is adult reading, containing themes (among others) of abuse and sexual situations (M/F, M/M/F), but do not let that deter you from this book.  Author Godwin’s writing is fluid and tight, and with not one superfluous characters or an ounce of filler, I found Incentive an absolute pleasure to read.

 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

*ARC received from author via InkslingerPR in exchange for an honest review.*

Incentive Pam Godwin – http://amzn.to/2naJVZz

 

 

Ted PersingerMANOR by Ted Persinger

In Antebellum Savannah, young Sarah Montague inherits control of a manor and plantation, after her husband is commissioned in the Confederate army and leaves to prosecute the war. She finds herself faced with decisions she never could have imagined. But her troubles multiply when the Union army first burns nearby Atlanta to the ground, then Sherman’s March to the Sea takes them to Savannah. She has to overcome trials she was never prepared for. Her husband fails to return when the city is besieged, and she’s required to quarter a Union general, a man with dark secrets. Left alone, she must find within herself the strength to do what is right.

Manor explores the choices and fortunes Sarah must overcome. Is she strong enough, or will these forces break her? As her new country disintegrates, she must do what is right for her and those she loves. Will she have the strength?

Manor is a novella in the Infidelity Kindle World of Aleatha Romig, and is a prequel to that series.

 

Manor Ted Persinger – http://amzn.to/2naD9CU

 

Rae RileySACRIFICE by Rae Riley

Chelsea Moore took the deal and signed the agreement. She was supposed to be assigned to a lobbyist. He was supposed to a stranger. Of course, life doesn’t usually go the way it is supposed to go.

Instead of spending a year of her life investigating a stranger, Chelsea is stuck. Her new client isn’t a stranger. It’s her best friend’s ex-boyfriend. He is the son of the devil and she is the sacrificial lamb.

To escape his entrapment, Chelsea will have to be cunning, use deception, and commit to a year of fidelity. Most importantly, she will have to convince her best friend that it wasn’t a betrayal – it was a sacrifice.

 

Sacrifice Rae Riley – http://amzn.to/2nqVHB1

 

 

TC WintersINHERITANCE by T.C.Winters

Renowned artist Dante Costello’s carefree lifestyle is shattered by his father’s brutal murder.

Although his mafia family is suspect, when he confronts the person he believes is responsible, the man is executed right before his eyes.

In a bizarre twist, his younger sister is arrested for their father’s murder, and Dante is ordered to locate a priceless stolen painting to exonerate her.

During his search, Dante investigates the family business and is devastated to discover his father’s legitimate lifestyle was only an illusion.

As the hunt turns deadly, Dante must race against time to protect everyone he loves.

 

Inheritance TC Winters – http://amzn.to/2nqZMp0

 

 

 

A.D. EllisDEVOTED by A. D. Ellis

Kyle Matthews and Adam Jeffries have a terrific relationship, fabulous friends, and plans for the perfect wedding and honeymoon.

When their plans are derailed, a mysterious stranger comes to their rescue. Yet even with their honeymoon back on track, Kyle and Adam face doubts, hostility, and opposition.

Is their mutual devotion strong enough to save their marriage? Or will the bitter malice awaiting them be the beginning of the end?

**This is a male/male romance meant for ages 18+ due to adult material.**

Devoted A.d. Ellis – http://amzn.to/2nqQNEl

 

 

Donya LynnSUSPICION by Donya Lynne

My name is Max.

I’m a con man. A good one, too. One of the best.

But I’m tired of looking over my shoulder, waiting for my luck to run out. So I’m making a career change into the world of professional poker. Which is why I’m in Vegas. There’s a huge Texas Hold’em tournament at the Rio, and I’m going to win it.

My best friend and business partner, Shaun, isn’t happy with my decision to go legit. He says he brought me into the con game and that I owe him. He’s even willing to blackmail me to keep me under his thumb.

I don’t respond well to blackmail, so this isn’t going to work out the way Shaun wants.

Then there’s the girl. Disarming eyes, innocent smile, long legs. Nash came out of nowhere and filled a void in my unworthy heart I only recently realized existed. She’s trying to make a fresh start, too. Maybe together, she and I can create a new beginning and leave our crap pasts behind.

I’ll admit I’d fallen hard for this girl.

Harder than I’ve ever fallen, and probably harder than I should have.

Because I, more than anyone, should know how easy it is to fall for a con.

 

Suspicion is an Infidelity World novella about how things are always what they seem.

 

Suspicion Donya Lynne – http://amzn.to/2nMr7CS

 

 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000039_00006]INDISCRETION by D. D. Lorenzo

Love is dispensable; companionship is critical.

Some words of wisdom that my father imparted to me. I never gave much thought to either. My only desire was to be my father’s well-bred heir. A true Southern gentleman who took what he wanted and paved the road to success with the spoils.

Hiding behind the curtain of gentility, I perfected my role.

Until desire tore it in two and I was left with the tattered remains.

 

Indiscretion DeeDee Lorenzo – http://amzn.to/2nMojG0

 

 

Lulu AstorILLEGITIMATE by Lulu Astors

Meet the new boss…

Luca Costello, heir apparent to the New York Costello organized-crime family, is a man committed to sin, both professionally and personally. He takes no prisoners and expects no quarter.

Gabriella Buchanan, a beautiful and determined Chicago attorney with family ties to Brooklyn is on her way up when her path accidentally crosses with this son of a major New York crime boss. One look at the sexy, sloe-eyed Luca and she is instantly conflicted. She’s never been so attracted to any man before but they’re on different sides of a dividing line: the law.

For Luca, it’s simple. He can take what he wants and what he wants is Gabriella. In a universe of what-ifs, one thing is certain: Gabriella will prove to be either his saving grace or his fall from grace. The only question is which one it will be.

 

Illegitimate Lulu Astor – http://amzn.to/2naFe1H

 

 

Jillian JacobsINSIDER by Jillian Jacobs

Infidelity insider Imina Lesedi is forbidden to share her employer’s secrets—and her own. Only one man understands the delicate nature of working for a company that provides companionship for the elite, but his social and financial status make him unattainable, even though Imina craves a visit to his darkroom.

Award winning photographer Aiden Maxfield views life from behind the camera. A charmer by nature, he relishes the moments he makes the elusive Imina smile—but he would much rather picture the exotic beauty on his rumpled sheets.

When the two are trapped together, the enticement proves too strong to resist. Raw passions are exposed, and their years of denial culminate in an insatiable desire for more.

But not everyone celebrates their newfound bliss. A malicious foe is threatened by Imina’s knowledge of a dark secret from their shared past. When that truth is exposed, Imina and Aiden must fight for their love before it becomes shuttered by lies, deception—and Infidelity.

 

– REVIEW –

 

What happens in an Elevator Doesn’t Always Stay in an Elevator . . .

Imina Lesedi works for Infidelity, an uber-private company that provides discrete, specialized relationship services for the wealthy and powerful of society. Gorgeous, Imina shuns any form of relationship for herself, unable to overcome the scars of a romance gone horrifically bad.

Aiden Maxwell is an award winning photographer employed by Infidelity to capture beauty shots of their clients that the company then uses to aid in pairing up couples. Aiden has seen a lot of beautiful people, but he only has eyes for the reticent Imina. Aiden won’t be deterred by Imina’s seeming indifference to him — he can feel the attraction between Imina and himself. And Aiden makes no bones to Imina regarding his desire to indulge in her tasty bits. When Imina and Aiden find themselves trapped together in a stalled elevator, neither one can deny their appetites and the feasting begins. But can Aiden parlay an hour of mind (and body) blowing sex with Imina into the serious romance he desires?

Insider is author Jillian Jacobs offering in Aleatha Romig’s outstanding Infidelity World series, and it is a most worthy addition to the collection.

Filled with romance, suspense and some absolutely scorching sex scenes, Insider is one of those tasty little novellas that make for the perfect little read. While this story also contains violence and references to brutality, make no mistake, this is erotica, first and foremost.  Aiden eyes Imina like she’s a slab of the most tender baby-back ribs, and he’s not satisfied until every bone is devoid of meat and they both are licking sauce from their fingers.

Both Imina and Aiden are well-written characters, and with the fast-pace author Jacobs sets, Insider is a story that you will read in one sitting.

Well done, Jillian Jacobs!

 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

*ARC received from author via InkslingerPR in exchange for an honest review.*

Insider Jillian Jacobs http://amzn.to/2naLHtB

 

 


 

START THE BOOK WHERE EVERYTHING BEGINS!!! 

 

BK1 Betrayal E-Book CoverOne 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.

 

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– ABOUT ALEATHA ROMIG –

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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 a 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 stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and a member of PEN America.  She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

 

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