GREED

GREED

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by Fisher Amelie
     
 

Gather ‘round, love, because I want you. I want what you have, I want what you don’t have, I want more of what I already have. I want. But if you so much as ask for something in return, go ahead and walk away. Know if you want to play in my world, it’s every man for themselves and the weak become mine. Leeches will be obliterated because I make it…  See more details below

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Gather ‘round, love, because I want you. I want what you have, I want what you don’t have, I want more of what I already have. I want. But if you so much as ask for something in return, go ahead and walk away. Know if you want to play in my world, it’s every man for themselves and the weak become mine. Leeches will be obliterated because I make it my job to destroy them. I protect what’s mine and I take what’s yours…because that’s what I do. I want.

My story will not endear me to you and, frankly, I could care less if it does because I’m in this for the money and nothing else. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a corrupt, money hungry, immoral asshole from Los Angeles. I’m every man’s worst nightmare and every girl’s fantasy.

I’m Spencer Blackwell…And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most coveted guy to the guy no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148589921
Publisher:
Fisher Amelie
Publication date:
10/28/2013
Series:
The Seven Deadly Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
389
Sales rank:
183,616
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Fisher Amelie resides in the South with her kick ace husband slash soul mate. She earned her first 'mama' patch in 2009. She also lives with her Weim, 'Jonah', and her Beta, 'Whale'. All these living creatures keep the belly of her life full, sometimes to the point of gluttony, but she doesn't mind all that much because life isn't worth living if it isn't entertaining, right?

Fisher grew up writing. She secretly hid notebooks and notebooks of dribble in a large Tupperware storage container in her closet as a kid. She didn't put two and two together until after college where it suddenly dawned on her, "Hey, I like writing". She's a bit dense.
"No, I'm not."
"Yes, you are. Put down that Oreo, your butt can't take any more."
"You're rude."
"Yeah, yeah."
Anyway, she likes to write and has finally beaten her self-esteem into submission enough to allow herself to be scrutinized under the 'other readers' microscope. "No! No! Not a cover slip! Last time it gave me a ra...." (mumbling)

Rescue Fisher from her metaphorical specimen slide at www.fisheramelie.com

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GREED 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 14 reviews.
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
This book. This book was a great read. I've hit a good run with books lately and GREED is part of that group. This delicately woven tale drew me into the lives of Spencer, Cricket, and the whole Hunt family. I loved every second of this book and as I got closer to the end, I wanted it to last.  Spencer is spoiled, selfish, and yes, greedy. But, I liked him in the first book and I loved him in this book. Because deep down, I saw that Spencer really was a good guy. He was sucked into his father's world of corruption, but he wanted to find a way out. He was working towards that goal when everything started to crumble. And here's where I really started to admire Spencer, he put his needs aside to take care of his sister. His desire to see her safe, outweighed his own goals. What a great guy. Am I right? So, he seeks safety with his college roommate's family on a ranch in Montana. There he's introduced to what a normal family, normal working people are like. And then there was Cricket.  I adored Cricket. Hard. She's feisty, hard-working, funny, and super sweet. She's also dedicated to her family and often puts their wants and needs before her own. As much as I loved Cricket though, this book is about Spencer. But the life lessons Spencer learns from Cricket are invaluable. Cricket teaches Spencer the value of hard work, family, and how to accept love and how to give love freely. With no attachments. Don't get me wrong, Spencer and Cricket's love story is anything, but easy. For starters, she has a long-term boyfriend. Second, they both have secrets. Once the secrets come out, Spencer is forced to make some decisions. Does he sacrifice himself and his plans for love? I let you read and find out.  Occasionally, I form attachments to secondary characters. In this book, I certainly did. I loved Spencer's sister Bridge. She was so sweet and her relationship with Spencer reminded me of my own relationship with my brother. Then there was the whole Hunt family. These people are salt of the earth. They are kind, sincere, and genuine. I loved how they accepted Spencer and Bridge with no questions asked. A lingering question I have though is what is Ethan going to do? He vows to get back at Spencer, so that leaves me to question, is it over or will we see Ethan again? I think we will.  Overall, I adored this book. Not only did I love it because of the characters, but I believed in the message that was learned. Yes, having money is a nice thing, convenient, but even when you have money you can have problems. Often, they're just bigger, more complicated problems. Spencer learned that and more importantly learned that when you put others needs before your own, it can bring a stronger sense of fulfillment and happiness into your life.  I highly recommend this one and I am anxious to see what's going to happen in the next book, FURY. Go pick this up now!  *Even if you haven't read Vain, I think this can be read as a stand-alone.  Quotes: ~I looked over at Cricket. I studied the girl before me. She was beautiful beyond belief, but she wasn't some object to conquer, she was someone to be cherished, someone to be loved, someone to be revered.-loc 1722  ~"I'm saying that I don't just want to be friendly with you, Cricket. I want all of you. I want to be able to taste your lips whenever I feel like it, feel your skin, wrap my arms around your waist. I want to be with you utterly, and I won't take anything else but your entirety."-loc 3776
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christokes More than 1 year ago
This book was once again a winning story from Fisher Amelie and a perfect addition to the Deadly Sins series. This tale focuses on Spencer's story, a character we met in Vain, the first book of the series! It is interesting to see the different struggles that Spencer has. He is loving and kind to an extent but he always looks out for number one, leaving others in the dust of his schemes and greed. That all changes when his little sister comes to him with a shocking revelation, which causes these two to go into hiding.  Redemptive stories are the best stories. This one was a great story and a very different one from what I was expecting. It is a bit different in that he is a greedy man yet he has many wonderful qualities. We see how his greed not only focuses on his net worth but also on the thing he wants most- Cricket, the allusive and beautiful woman he has to have. Watching these two make choices is intriguing. There is confusion, heartache and frustration abounding. Spencer and Cricket seem to tiptoe around each other, never giving in and hurting themselves and those around them. This story shows us that sometimes we must make the hard decisions and the risky ones in order to find a place of happiness and contentment.  I loved the setting in the mountains for this story. There is something epic about taking Spencer out of his world and making him learn to function in a place where money and possessions cannot fix things. It is about selfless love, friendship, and hard work. He learns what it means to give everything and give until it hurts. That lesson was heart breaking but so beautiful.  This book is yet another fantastic addition to the series and I cannot wait to see what happens next! Spencer and Cricket are perfect for each other! The story is powerful and Spencer's transformation is one that is unique and refreshing. Don't miss this story!
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scarginbelle More than 1 year ago
story line ok but this is a book you could borrow from the library and not waste $
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm loving this series and have loved everything that Amelie fisher has written. Can't wait for the other books from this series.
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AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
I have been anxiously awaiting the release of Greed since I read the first book in Fisher Amelie's Seven Deadly Series, Vain, which for me, was one of the most moving books I've ever read.  The series is based on the seven deadly sins.  Greed is Spencer Blackwell's story, who we first met in Vain.   Spencer Blackwell's family is filthy rich.  His dad is corrupt beyond measure......greed personified.  Spencer actually sees himself the same way, though in truth he wants to be nothing like his father, yet covets all that money can buy, believing that with it comes freedom, while at the same time battling his inner demons as he loathes what it is making him become and the depths he is willing to sink to in order to attain it.   Spencer is attending college at Brown, but is frequently called home by his father to help him with "special projects," for which Spencer is awarded with money.....lots of it.  Spencer justifies his actions by believing this is what is going to buy him his freedom from his father and enable him to cut ties with him, no longer being held under his thumb.  Though he abhors his father, Spencer loves and adores his sister Bridge, and he loves his mom.  When Bridge confides in him something that has happened to her, Spencer chooses his love for his sister above all, and devises a plan with the help of his friend, to disappear with her.  This lands them on a ranch in Montana, and is the beginning of Spencer's undoing, the destruction of all he has falsely believed was important, while he comes to the realization and truth of what is really matters in life, what love really is, and what sacrifice is all about. Despite what Spencer believes about himself, he really has a heart of gold.   A tragic and sorrowful incident sets things in motion and it seems Spencer finally may get the thing he desires the most, but then things hidden come to light and Spencer faces losing everything, most importantly the girl he has come to love more than life itself. Desperate, Spencer is willing to do whatever it takes, further proving what an amazing guy he really is, willingly sacrificing everything, but also discovering that there are some things money can't buy, and love sometimes means being willing to let things go. Greed is told from Spencer's point of view, which I loved.  The story line was amazing, and for me, it captivated my attention from beginning to end.  I totally fell in love with Spencer and loved watching him transform over the course of the novel.   Spencer truly comes to understand love and sacrifice, and I was so moved at the way he demonstrates this.  The ending through me for a loop, but in a good way.  It is thrilling, but you are in for a ride that literally feels like the bottom drops out from under you before you reach the end, but it's all good.  Personally, one of the things I love best about Fisher Amelie's Greed, as well as Vain, is the depth of the story and the way that had so much hidden meaning, while at the same time being a really great fictional read.  It also has one of the things I love the most in a novel, a beautiful epilogue.  Overall I thoroughly loved and enjoyed Greed and most definitely would recommend it. 
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