The Devil's Pawn [NOOK Book]

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A common enemy. A secret untold. One dark and handsome man determined to despise. One inexperienced, innocent, shy woman swept into a life she cannot control. Both pawns in a torturous game that will bind them together or tear them apart . . . forever.

When Ashton is left orphaned after her parents are murdered, her life becomes a hell she could never have imagined. Left to fend for herself, and responsible for a debt she doesn?t owe, she is ...
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The Devil's Pawn

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Overview

A common enemy. A secret untold. One dark and handsome man determined to despise. One inexperienced, innocent, shy woman swept into a life she cannot control. Both pawns in a torturous game that will bind them together or tear them apart . . . forever.

When Ashton is left orphaned after her parents are murdered, her life becomes a hell she could never have imagined. Left to fend for herself, and responsible for a debt she doesn’t owe, she is swept into a life as a gentleman’s escort at a private men’s gaming hall. Her new manager makes it abundantly clear he doesn’t appreciate her inexperience, innocence, and shyness. On the contrary, he despises everything about her.

Derek can be “difficult,” she’s been told. And however dark and handsome he may be, he terrifies her in a way that chills her to the bone, but leaves her begging to understand him. As they are pulled along together, more secrets and threats than either one could ever conceive are revealed, and a common enemy emerges. This enemy will stop at nothing to bring Derek to his knees while using Ashton as the greatest pawn in his torturous game.

Will Derek be able to let down his shield of cold, harsh emotion before it’s too late? Will he be able to sacrifice himself to save Ashton, or will they both be destroyed by the secrets of their pasts?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595789747
  • Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
  • Publication date: 9/17/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 299
  • Sales rank: 166,819
  • File size: 619 KB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Finn is an Iowa native, where she lives with her husband and son. By day, Elizabeth is a Human Resources Specialist, but by night, she checks her professionalism at the door and immerses herself in the world of writing erotic romance. Look for more to come from Elizabeth Finn.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    VERY DIFFERENT READ

    THIS BOOK HAS A VERY DIFFERENT FEEL TO IT.. IT IS VERY GRAPHIC AND IT TAKES YOU DOWN A DARK PATH, BUT YOU CAN SEE ITS' TWO YOUNG PEOPLE TRYING TO SURVIVE IN A DARK WORLD AND TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING... THEY COME ACROSS EVIL AND THE DEVIL ALONG THE WAY... ITS A SICK JOURNEY BUT THEY COME OUT OKAY AND IN LOVE, THEY FIND THEIR INTER STRENGTH.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2013

    Everything that you read about this book being dark, gritty, and

    Everything that you read about this book being dark, gritty, and harsh is completely true.  It is not like Finn’s other books, it is a whole new world. 




    Finn presents us with this intense love/hate relationship between Ashton and Derek.  He hates everything about her and because he shows his hatred to her, with no filter, she hates him right back with the same intensity.  I wanted nothing more than to punch Derek for being such a jerk face in the beginning.  He is one of those characters that you hate, I mean HATE. 




    Finn wrote Ashton’s character to where I felt everything she felt.  I was terrified in the beginning when she was first meeting Derek.  What transpired in that room made me absolutely nervous for her well being and I was sick about what was happening but I still needed to continue to read for that small hope of light that might come later on down the road (side note: that light is far, far away.)  The book starts with Ashton in a room with multiple men and they ask her to strip so that they can judge her appearance to see if she is ‘whore-worthy’.  The things they say about her, the things they do to her, makes you feel disgusted but you find that she has to do this, so she must.  What happens after this is just a cluster of craziness!  You must read it!  




    I am just going to say that this book is dark but there is love in it; don’t let the darkness deter you from trying. 




    Oh and Elizabeth Finn, if you are reading this, please write another book…super fast!
    ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Dark...but excellent read.

    This is a great book. Darker than Elizabeth's other books, but just as emotional. Derek starts off as an evil jerk and treats Ashton like trash. Slowly he changes, lets his guard down. Lives are in danger, the bedroom scenes are HOT! you will get angry, cry, smile! overall this is a great book. You will love it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

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    I really liked this book. Good story and characters with lots of hot, steamy sex!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Twisted story that is a great read!

    I agree w/ other reviewers that this book compared tp Finn's other books is much much darker and tells a sad and twisted tale of two people that find love w/ each other while enduring their own version of a living nightmare. I truly enjoyed this book. I now have read all of Finn's books and I am bummed that until she releases a new book I will have to go without her great writing style. Even though her stories have erotic and hot love scenes they are always balanced with well developed characters and story lines.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Holy Hotness

    I started and finished this book in less than day and my mind wont stop thinking about it now that im finished! This book is not for everyone but i enjoyed it immensely! Definitely a re-read for me! Holy Hotness!!

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

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    Intensely Emotional, Gritty, With Challenging Characters

    This is the second book I've read of Elizabeth Finn's and I again feel like I've been put through the emotional wringer. There's a whole lot of darkness in this book, both physical and mental, and it's only those moments where the h/h are together that there's any bit of light. This is a world full of flawed characters put into difficult positions which results in unending feelings of hopelessness which makes the happy ending even happier. Both the reader and characters worked hard to get to the satisfying conclusion under the deeply intense writing of Ms. Finn's.

    Ashton has been left with an insurmountable debt that has left her on the run from those physically harming her to get paid. Out of desperation she goes to work as an upscale prostitute where she meets an unforgettable man who's just as much a pawn of others as she is. Their combined pain brings them together in a series of scorching encounters that unexpectedly leads to love. I felt great sadness for Ashton but there were times I found her off-putting. She blames Derek, the man who trains her and ultimately falls in love with her, for the position she's in and wants him to hurt just like her. She knows it's wrong to feel that way but can't help it. She's deeply depressed and I always felt she was on the edge of committing suicide. With very little support and a bleak future ahead, this isn't surprising, so the fact that she never took that final step left me admiring her a bit. She's accepted her situation and is doing the best she can to survive which is another admirable quality considering the constant state of uncertainty she lives with.

    Derek is just as damaged as Ashton but keeps it hidden better. He's always set himself apart from the others until the day she shows up and immediately has to harden his heart further, since his first instinct is to try to save her. He can't even save himself though at first. After a promising career he gives up to save his sister he's now a pimp whose soul is slowly dying. His outward emotions and actions towards her constantly change and make the reader dislike him at times, but I never doubted his love for her. She represents innocence, purity, and light...regardless of what she's had to become. Derek's not a man of many words. We know very little about him until virtually the end. His actions speak for him and it's obvious the lengths he goes to to keep Ashton as safe as he can throughout her time at the brothel given his own precarious position.

    The insta-love between these two crackles with sexual tension and is reflected in many, many, many sexual encounters between them that are scorching. At times I felt that there were almost too many of these scenes, but as Derek is more of an action man when expressing his emotions, I felt that the frequency was justified. Along with these exhaustingly hot sexual interludes comes two memorable secondary characters whose story I would love to be told. Liz is the hooker with a heart of gold and she has an unspoken connection with Frederick, another of the brothel's pimps, with an intriguing just hinted at background of his own. Together, this mysterious couple had me clamoring to know more about them and their quiet yet obvious devotion was an interesting juxtaposition to the unrelenting melodrama of Derek and Ashton.

    This book is not always easy to read but one I highly recommend. With its complex characters and unique premise it's unforgettable.

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