Rivalry

· Paige Press, LLC
4.3
171 reviews
Ebook
300
Pages

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"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

4.3
171 reviews
Rebecca Rendon
June 3, 2019
Laurelin Paige is giving us a look in the twisted eyes of Celia Werner. If you haven't had the pleasure of her acquaintance previously, consider yourself lucky. Celia is a toxic individual with little to no morals which is why she made such an excellent "bad guy". Slay, however, is her swan song. Celia's chance to be heard. Her devious mind and psychological warfare are just the things to keep a reader on edge. If you thought Celia was the bad guy in this story, I await your decision after you finish. Two people. Two decisions. One very disturbing outcome...or is it just as possible that there could be more? I am eager to see just how deep Celia is willing to go down the rabbit while and just how far over her head she already is. Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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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!
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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.
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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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