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½! Ruin & Rule, Book 1 of 2. Prez of Pure Corruption, Art aka Kill's quest for vengeance is knocked off course by girl with amnesia!
"We met in a nightmare, loved in a prayer. We gave everything until both were laid bar."
Books in Pure Corruption MC series should be read in order:
Book 1: Ruin & Rule
Book 2: Sin & Suffer
Ruin & Rule (book 1) opens up to Cleo Price, Buttercup aka Sarah Jones waking up blindfolded, tied up and in pain. She quickly asses her surroundings and concludes she is held captive, but she has no recollection of who she is nor what has happened. When the leader arrives and removes her blindfold she gets a flash of something familiar but it's elusive.
President of Pure Corruption MC, Investor and self-made billionaire Arthur Kilian, Art aka Kill has spent years cleaning up the motorcycle club he took over from his mentor. When coming to inspect the women held captive he is faced with mutiny by club members and injured in the process. He also feels a connection to the beautiful girl covered in scars and tattoos.
Despite the circumstances both Cleo and Art are ill equipped to fight their insane attraction, but running the club is more of a means to an end as Art is on a course of vengeance. He has a plan that leaves little room for distraction. Cleo is faced with mixed emotions of fierce desire for her captor, a need to explore any past connection and pure disgust with her predicament.
The story goes onto follow Cleo and Art in and out of the bedroom as she tries to piece together her past and her identity while Art tries stay on course and remain aloof and secretive. Both with pain in their pasts, find solace amidst a sinister game of sex, drugs, money, power, deceit, rivalry, vengeance, corruption and destruction until everything unravels...
"Pure in thoughts and vengeance. Corrupt in all things that matter."
Nine words to describe Cleo Price, Buttercup aka Sarah Jones: Observant, determined, naïve, meek, calculated, strong, lonely and a Libra.
"The flames of beasts came out to feast. No priest can save the singed deceased."
With is cock tattoo and complex persona the enigmatic Arthur Killian, Art aka Kill will have you coming back for more. He offers a unique blend of ruthlessness and nobility. He is broken, focused, smart, lonely, immature, strong, loyal and a Sagittarius.
"I will have my vengeance. I will find my peace. I will ruin those motherfuckers and hope to god I will be free."
Pure Corruption told mostly from Cleo's POV is a dark tale of the past that haunts them, the secrets that control them and the future that taunts them. Though many questions are answered and much resolved, some last minute developments has the story ending with hints of big trouble up ahead in book 2, Sin & Suffer .
Spell-binding story-telling! Off-the charts sexual tension and sex scenes! Mysterious and addictive plot! Complex and swoon-worthy hero with a cock tattoo!
"Once upon a lifetime, I'd loved him in a nightmare so much worse than this one."
Hero rating: 4.5 stars
Heroine rating: 4 stars
Sexual tension rating: 5 stars
Sex scenes rating: 5 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 4.5 stars
Plot rating: 5 stars
Dialogue rating: 5 stars
Storytelling rating: 5 stars
Story ending rating: N/A
Book editing rating (5 = no edits spotted): 4 stars
Overall rating: 4.5+ stars
Would I recommend this series: Yes.
Would I re-read this series: Maybe later.
Would I read future books by this author: Yes.
ARC provided to me by author Pepper Winters and Hachette via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
“We met in a nightmare. The in-between world where time had no power over reason. We fell in love. We fell hard. But then we woke up. And it was over . . .”
RUIN & RULE
She is a woman divided. Her past, present, and future are as twisted as the lies she’s lived for the past eight years. Desperate to get the truth, she must turn to the one man who may also be her greatest enemy . . .
He is the president of Pure Corruption MC. A heartless biker and retribution-deliverer. He accepts no rules, obeys no one, and lives only to reap revenge on those who wronged him. And now he has stolen her, body and soul.
Can a woman plagued by mystery fall in love with the man who refuses to face the truth? And can a man drenched in darkness forgo his quest for vengeance-and finally find redemption?