Derision: A Novel

Derision: A Novel

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by Trisha Wolfe
     
 

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*Dark erotic standalone that may have triggers

Here at Lark and Gannet, you'll work directly under the partners, being groomed by the most powerful, all-male partnership to handle an exclusive clientele. While within The Firm, your level of training goes deeper, requiring more...varied tasks, which you're obligated to perform to your Master's pleasing.

Are you

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*Dark erotic standalone that may have triggers

Here at Lark and Gannet, you'll work directly under the partners, being groomed by the most powerful, all-male partnership to handle an exclusive clientele. While within The Firm, your level of training goes deeper, requiring more...varied tasks, which you're obligated to perform to your Master's pleasing.

Are you nervous? You should be. Chase Larkin has chosen you to be his submissive.

Alexis Wilde, will you submit?

All I wanted was to save my brother. Something my parents failed to do-and then, I failed him also. As an introvert, getting ahead in the cutthroat law firm required a level of ego stroking I didn't posses, and that meant my talents were overlooked. Until Chase Larkin noticed me.

My erotic fantasy come to life, Chase is all powerful, all man, all dominant. In one night, he changed my life irrevocably. Now I'm ruined, destined to crave him forever. His scent. His taste. His brutal touch...

If I never followed him to his office that night, then none of this would've happened. A stalker on the prowl. Our lives in jeopardy. And only a moment-one pivotal moment-to decide our fate. His life or mine.

*This is a full length, standalone dark romance with an antihero that may trigger uncomfortable feelings for the reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781533553805
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/31/2016
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
974,287
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.61(d)

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Derision 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Will read additional books by this author
Anonymous 7 months ago
New author for me and well worth the read.
BlkosinerBookBlog 9 months ago
Okay, so I know that I am usually an YA blog and mostly read those types of books, so I totally understand if this isn't for some of my readers. But I adore Trisha Wolfe, and she has helped me branch out into other genres. I know that I can count on characters that I like and a hot romance, even if the descriptions of the sex is ramped up to the max in this and in her Visions of Red series, that was preparation for the hotness and intensity of the BDSM in this one. Derision is told in alternating perspectives of Chase and Alexis. He is the top guy in the firm and she was an intern and submits her application to be advanced. But the firm isn't just about law, it is about men who are doms/masters, and the ones who are promoted are submissives. They have all been eyeing Alexis but they weren't sure if she was the best candidate. But Chase longed for her and finally claimed her when others were showing interest as well. Alexis has to decide if she will accept him as her master, and in doing so, she has to face a lot of things about herself. Can she be dominated? Is her shame and self-doubt all because she was missing this from her life? Can she learn to trust again? Chase tries to ease her into it, but he doesn't control his lust as much and rushes a few things. But it was more than sex, everything just brought them closer together. Alexis figuring out how to still be herself, but to fall into the role of submitting and letting Chase make the decisions about what is best for her. Chase doesn't apologize for who he is and what he wants, and he always gave Alexis an out if she ever decided it was too much. He protected her, and took his responsibility seriously. Their love and lust plays out pretty quickly. They both have been in a bit of dry spell, and they give in to their attraction and play out fantasies as they are figuring out their details and how their bdsm life will be for them. Bottom Line: Intense and hot-- very, very hot.
BookwormBrandee 10 months ago
*4.5 Stars* Wowza! TWolfe took a small departure from her dark romantic thrillers and went more towards pure erotic romance with this one but with Derision she still delivered a tight story with a suspense element. And it was riveting! The way TWolfe intertwined The Firm with the firm was clever. When hiring Lark and Gannet for representation, no one would ever suspect all that goes on within or that the partners in the law firm are also partners in a wholly different kind of venture - The Firm. TWolfe did well in describing both - I was accompanying Alexis along the hallways of both. Alexis is a paralegal at Lark and Gannet. She's hardworking, quiet, keeps to herself...meek, even. A true submissive. She's worked at the firm for a year now and other than performing her job, she's done little else with anyone at the firm. She has kept a close eye on Chase Lark though. In fact, he seemingly takes up some significant space in her mind. Chase likes rules and order. He keeps all things in his life structured. So despite the fact that Alexis is being groomed for him, at his directive, he's not ready for the chaos she will bring into his life. However, a power play among the partners forces the issue. I liked both Alexis and Chase. I could identify with Alexis and I felt her emotions acutely when others said hurtful things about her. Chase is unapologetic about who he is, and that's an attractive quality. Seeing how they mesh, how their personalities work together, and the power shift between them was fascinating. The relationship between Alexis and Chase, although it developed quickly, felt genuine. It is HOT - their chemistry is off the charts - and I loved the dynamics between them. I felt the intensity between them happened a bit fast but then these two knew a lot about the other going in - we just weren't privy to them gaining this knowledge. So despite my delight in the budding feelings, I wished for a bit more time for the development. That being said, they are clearly meant to be together...they fit perfectly. The suspense element was well done and even though I had my suspicions, I was only partly right. TWolfe managed to shock me with the reveal even if I thought things wrapped up a little too neatly. TWolfe is proving to be a masterful storyteller. Her style makes for a smooth pace and concise execution. And her stories are captivating. Derision was her first foray into straight erotic romance and she delivered a gripping story along with smoking-hot sexy times - a *must* for me. I'd also like to not that while Derision does deal with a D/s relationship, no flogging, whipping, etc., occurred. ;) TWolfe writes complex characters in stories with depth and provocative topics - and she always delivers on the emotion. Trisha, what's next?? **I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.**
ClosetBookJunkie 10 months ago
Tracey had me sucked in from page one. This book spoke to me in ways that many similar books don't in that I could totally relate to our main character, Alexis. Working as an intern for he past year at a very upscale attorney's office, Alexis has always been the outsider, keeping to herself and hiding her pain as she deal with whispered words and minor torments from her work associates. In one moment it all changes and Alexis finds out what the real story is behind this firm... BDSM and she is taken on as a sub by Chase one of the partners. Suddenly finding herself as a sub, allowing it to lighten her, take away her concerns and fears and allow her master to care for her. In this position she finds power and quite gracefully learns her new role in Chase's life. LOVED this book more than I can say!? Sexy as hell, many tender, loving moments with a fabulous storyline! HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommended read!!
DayreaderReviews 11 months ago
Ms. Wolfe has the most incredible way to make you feel the emotions and desires her characters have in every book she writes! In some ways this book had a feel of another book but with a very different twist than I thought would happen or even the outcome of the ending of this book. I had very different ideas of what would happen at the end but nothing compares to what Ms. Wolfe writes and leaves you with at the end. Craving for more from each character and even characters you haven’t met yet but hope you will meet in the next book. Alexis Wilde is a paralegal at a law firm of some very high end lawyers. Alexis keeps to herself, doing what she is told and keeps her head down not to bring attention to herself. She especially keeps to herself while lusting after her very attractive boss Mr. Larkin. She is only seen recently when it comes to the attention of the partners that she has put in for a promotion. Is she ready for what comes with that promotion or will she risk it all and leave the company? Chase Larkin is of Lark and Gannet and is a very dominant man that pulls at your desires. He built Lark and Gannet but also has The Firm after hours that fully had my attention every time it was mentioned. Chase is pushed by his partners to make a decision he didn’t think he was fully prepared for the repercussions. Only once going through with his decision he never wants to go back. I absolutely love the way Ms. Wolfe writes a story and pulls me into every part of the storyline and begs for more! I think this is a read for more twisted readers, as me, but what an incredible read! 5 intoxicating stars I found this book by Ms. Wolfe to be! Review from DayReader Amy M
MichellC 11 months ago
This is a Dark Erotica may have triggers. WELCOME TO THE FIRM!! Are you ready to play a game of Chess, Trisha Wolfe style?!?! No one does Dark Erotic like Trisha does. She will suck you in, keep you guessing, leave you on the edge of your seat and your panties wet until the very end. Then wondering what the hell just happened and leave you begging for more. I absolutely LOVED this book! From the storyline to the characters created, the chemistry between Chase and Alexis is off the charts. You will feel every word, every touch, and every naughty whisper. This is a VERY SEXY MUST READ!! There are some dark spots in this book so if certain things cause triggers this book may not be for you. This is a stand alone and is in the POV of both main characters.