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About this ebook

"This book is mean and kinky, desperate and romantic...I was consumed." - KC Caron, Goodreads Reviewer

Edward Fasbender is a devil.

He’s my father's biggest rival. He takes what he wants, and he bows to no one. 

And now Edward Fasbender wants me.

I didn’t expect to want him back.

Having him is not in the cards, not when a union with him would destroy my father. But that doesn’t mean I can’t play with him a bit.

Except, I’ve never played against such a ruthless opponent. Edward is cold and vicious, and my blood has never run hotter. They say you should choose the devil you know, but I've always preferred long odds. 

Even if it'll get me slain.

“Oh my. I was hooked. You won’t be able to put this down!” - Aleatha Romig, NYT Bestselling Author

"Laurelin Paige has woven a lewd adult romance that's easily the most disciplined, depraved and delicious story I've read in ages." - KC Caron, Goodreads reviewer

"Edward Fasbender IS the devil. AND. I. LOVE. HIM." - Kimberly, Goodreads reviewer

"Omg, omg, omg, this book is wow. I'm not sure what to say except READ this book." - Amanda Dubuque, Goodreads reviewer

"Edward was delicious as he was decadent. Sexy and refined but a predator looking for the ultimate prey...I can't wait for more! Bravo! 5 stars!" - Ratula, Bookgasms Book Blog

"(A) fascinating start to this new quartet!" - Bianca, BJ's Book Blog

"Laurelin Paige has taken Celia, the woman we love to hate, and given us a killer story. She "Slayed" it. The storyline is genius!" - Michele Ficht, Goodreads reviewer

"OMG I could not look away. This book is mean and kinky, desperate and romantic, and every shameful hunger Celia had right or wrong, pulled me deeper and deeper. I was consumed." - KC Caron, Goodreads reviewer

"Laurelin Paige really delivers her all here for Edward and Celia's story and damn... I'm still speechless." - CerysAnne, Goodreads reviewer

"This is my new obsession!" - Peggy Lee, Goodreads reviewer

"A masterpiece, a genius creation and undoubtedly the best story by Laurelin Paige till date." - PP's Bookshelf, Goodreads reviewer

"The writing was brilliant. The storytelling was perfection. The heat was off the charts. This book will leave your insides in utter chaos. My new OBSESSION IS EDWARD FASBENDER." - Angel, Goodreads reviewer

"This story is absolutely refreshing, dark, twisted and with all the feels. The writing and the plot are both EPIC. The characters are amazing, believable, and likeable, even the ones you love to hate. The storyline was highly engaging and it pulled me in, making me feel emotionally connected as if I was part of their world. I was so hooked, I couldn't put the book down, even though I had the fortune to listen to this extraordinary story a few days before." - Avephoenix, Goodreads reviewer

Ratings and reviews

177 reviews
Shelly Reynolds
June 5, 2019
"I'm dizzy and aching and restless, and I swear if you don't touch me soon, I'm going to burn up out of need, and you'll have to explain to everyone that your new wife has left you widowed because she expired from a fatal case of lust." Holy Hannah was this amazing!! I have been dying for this series to get here and now it has finally arrived! Both strong-willed, manipulative, conniving and cunning, they've met their match with each other for sure! Celia Werner took this meeting, knowing full well who he was - her father's biggest business rival. She had no intention of taking him on as a client, but she soon finds out that Edward Fasbender has a completely different business deal in mind. One, that if she plays the game right, would allow her to infiltrate and eliminate, and ruin the man. But, as arrogant, and maddening as he is, she can't fight the attraction she has to Edward and his dominance much longer. She'll break him down and get what she wants, but this is war. Game against game, player against player. And the rules have just changed and it may cost her everything. Edward Fasbender wants Celia Werner. No, not in that way - she's merely a token in a much grander plan. He'll convince her, no doubt. He would expect nothing less from himself. With his eyes on the ultimate goal, he never expected to actually WANT her. She wasn't supposed to be like this. She wasn't supposed to make him feel things. He'll have to fight his desire if this plan his going to work. He knows she's playing her own game to try to destroy him, but he's about to change the rules and the loser will lose it all. Gah! Edward is the ultimate alpha-hole! He's so self-absorbed, hubristic and smug. Yet, at the same time, I think I'd do just about anything he asked me to. I absolutely love him! In between the condescending remarks, the pompous attitude, and the manipulation, I could see smatterings of decency, warmth, and vulnerability, which made me want to kiss him and smack him all at the same time. I really want to peel off the layers surrounding this man and find out what turned him this way. And after that ending, I can only imagine how Celia is going to turn the tables in her favor. I can't wait for more of his and Celia's story!
32 people found this review helpful
Sandy S.
May 30, 2019
4.25 stars--SLAY: Rivalry is the first instalment in Laurelin Paige’s contemporary, adult SLAY dark, romance quartet focusing on billionaire media mogul Edward Fasbender, and Celia Werner. The SLAY Quartet is a spin-off from the author’s FIXED series, and falls in the timeline before Fixed Forever and a few years after Forever with You SLAY: Rivalry can be read as a stand aloe without any difficulty Any important information erom the previous instalments is revealed where necessary . NOTE: Due to the story line content, there may be some triggers for more sensitive readers. Told from first person point of view (Celia) SLAY: Rivalry follows Celia Werner as she is propositioned by her father’s enemy Edward Fasbender. As the heir to the Werner Media Company, Celia finds herself targeted by a man whose predilection towards domination and control may be beyond anything she could have imagined. As one who knows how to play the ‘game’ Celia accepts Edward’s offer of marriage, a marriage in name only that leaves our heroine struggling with a direction in life, but a life that is no longer under her control. Celia entered into the ‘marriage’ wholly aware that her life was about to change but wasn’t prepared for the dark and dangerous consequences of her actions. Celia Werner is a manipulator who plays ‘games’ with people’s lives. Having previous met Celia in the author’s Fixed Series, we will learn to understand the mind of a woman who battles her own personal demons, demons that lead to her need for control. SLAY: Rivalry is a story of power and control; of domination and submission; of hatred, anger, vengeance and betrayal; an intense and emotional tale. Celia believes she is in control but she lost that control the moment she agreed to become Edward’s wife. The premise is dark and raw; Edward is a dangerous, angry and frightening b*astard; Celia has come up against someone much stronger at playing the ‘game’. SLAY: Rivalry ends on a cliff hanger-you have been warned.
15 people found this review helpful
Jackie Wright
June 4, 2019
You know you are reading a great book when you really don’t want to like the characters yet the authors words manage to make you do a 360 degree turn around. I do have to warn you this book does finish on one heck of a cliffhanger. Celia comes from Hudson’s world but you did not need to have read that series to enjoy Slay: Rivalry in fact you may be better off with no preconceived ideas about this character. I do not want to write a review that’s full of spoilers so I’m going to tell you how book one in the new Slay Quartet made me feel it’s hot, fast paced and captivating and it will leave you wanting more !! Edward and Celia both want to be in charge, leader of the pack and they will do what ever is needed to win the bet or win the dare and that often means they will go head to head in the battle of wills. Two alphas who both want to win but who both have vulnerabilities and there are moments in this story where we see the tender side of this couple and that’s what will have you falling for this power mad couple. It’s the secrets they both have that motivates them and it’s the secrets that may break them but we need to wait for book 2 to find who is the ultimate winner....... This book had me holding my breath, gasping out loud and I couldn’t put it down so please make sure you have time to finish this insane story that will leave you speechless. Laurelin Paige certainly gave us her all in book 1 and I can’t wait to see what direction book 2 will take us.
1 person found this review helpful

About the author

 With over 1 million books sold, Laurelin Paige is the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She's a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there's kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn't seem to complain, however. When she isn't reading or writing sexy stories, she's probably singing, watching Game of Thrones and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She's also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn't do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. 

You can connect with Laurelin on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaurelinPaige or on twitter @laurelinpaige. You can also visit her website, www.laurelinpaige.com, to sign up for emails about new releases.

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