Recommended By Marissa

Recommended By Marissa

Holy Hell. Penelope Douglas sure knows how to write. I loved how she gives us glimpses of the past, to see how it all started, then switches to the present. All of the characters (the good and bad ones) are beautifully written and you’ll have a hard time hating most of them by the end. You will find yourself on the edge of your seat, wondering what’s coming next, thinking the story is going one way and then you hit a plot twist. This story definitely has dark overtones, but there is no excessive violence or sexual violence against Rika. You will get a book hangover from this story for sure, but it is so worth it.

Total. Book. Hangover. It's been few days and I'm still not over it. I'm a HUGE fan of Penelope Douglas and her way of making you fall in love with the bad boy. In this case, there's not one, but FOUR bad boys. I was sucked in from the first paragraph and hooked until the last word, totally addicted to this story.....and now I'm jonesing for Kai!!

I had a hard time putting this book down. Actually, I don't think I put it down. I could not stop reading it. I NEEDED to know what was going to happen next. Penelope Douglas does an amazing job at pulling you in from Chapter one. Corrupt is a dark psychological thriller with the perfect amount of mindf*cking, lust-filled sex. I knew what I was reading was twisted and dirty but, dear God, I needed more. Seriously, it contains one of the hottest M/F/M sex scenes I have ever read. I am still thinking and fantasizing about "The Four Horsemen" days later even though I have a deep Love/Hate relationship with each of them. This book consumed me and I enjoyed every second of it.


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Our lips met again and her fucking hands and body got possessive, rolling into me, feeling me, gripping me. She held my hips, pressing me between her warm legs, and I lost my breath, knowing how goddamn good it would feel inside of her

"I'll look out for my little brother's girlfriend and keep her nice and safe in the light of day and not violate the fuck out of her in the dark."

"Such a good girl," I growled in a whisper, flicking her lips with my tongue. "Say it, Rika." "I'm a good girl," she panted, her voice shaky. "And I'm going to fuck you up," I finished, taking my hand off her breast and gripping her hip.

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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Douglas comes a new dark romance...


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+.

**All of Penelope's books come with Book Club discussion questions. Download them here --->


ISBN: 1518783872

My first foray into the Romance genre came my freshman year in high school English, where the teacher had us all read books from several different genres. So, my first book boyfriend and PnR introduction, if you will, was Richard Merlin, from The Wizard of Seattle. Prior to that, I’d only read Fantasy or Sci-fi, with a little teen horror thrown in for angst. I was reading The Vampire Diaries decades before it was even a twinkle in the eyes of the producers. Now, I am addicted to PnR, always reading at least one book a week about vamps, wolves, angels, demons, Fae, or overall magic.

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