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The Pawn
     

The Pawn

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by Skye Warren
 

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The price of survival...

Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl's college to take care of the only family I have left.

There's one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value.

My virginity.

A forbidden auction...

Gabriel

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The price of survival...

Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl's college to take care of the only family I have left.

There's one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value.

My virginity.

A forbidden auction...

Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he's the only kindness in a brutal underworld.

Except he's playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing.

THE PAWN is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781940518503
Publisher:
Skye Warren
Publication date:
12/06/2016
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
201,913

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The Pawn 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Mommaleena 3 months ago
The Game I just finished my first Skye Warren book THE PAWN, and I cannot wait for Book 2~THE KNIGHT to be released so I can continue to follow gravel and Avery's game of chess! Avery had a rude awakening due to her father's falling from society, which of course left a MAJOR black mark on their family name. To find out what happened and how Gabriel becomes involved you'll have to read THE PAWN. Due to explicit sexual content and adult language this novel is recommended for readers 18 and older. I received an ARC via IndieSagePR in exchange for an honest blog tour review.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Great book but don't love that I have to wait to find out what happens. Just wait until the next book comes out before reading this one.
Yamikirky 3 months ago
Arc provided for an honest review. "I'm the Pawn and he's my triumphant captor" The Pawn is the first book that I read by Skye Warren. When I started reading it , I didn't really know what to expect. Yes I had read the blurb ... I was intrigued. Avery is the perfect young woman, she belongs to the elite and has all her future planned. However, once her father lost everything - his money, his businesses and nearly his life- Avery has to learn to survive alone. She's willing to do anything in her power to save her house and provide medical support to her daddy , even if it Implies selling her soul to the devil Gabriel. "You can have my body, I think. But you can’t touch my heart." Avery sells her virginity and the man who destroyed her father bought it. Can Avery go through with it? Is Gabriel really the monster everyone thinks he is ? Is this just a game for him? I know that's a lot of questions! Desperate times call for desperate measures... I love Avery and Gabriel. She's a strong innocent heroine who discovers herself through Gabriel who makes her feel alive and questions everything she believed in. Their story is addictive, erotic and sensual. I was fascinated by the way Skye Warren has managed to write such a dark highly erotic story so successfully and to some extent in a romantic way. I was mesmerised by the characters and so attracted by Gabriel, by his tortured and enigmatic soul. And now I'm desperate to read the second book because this cliffhanger.. it's torture! "There’s only one thing I’m going to call you. Mine.”
Aleksandraaa 4 months ago
I already said it, but I'm saying again. LOVE Skye's books. And I might think this is my favorite from her and this says a lot! I was so desperate to get my hands on this book! And I was not disappointed! Hands down, one of the best books of this year. Avery used to have everything. She was spoiled rich girl until... she wasn't. With no money or anything she desperately needs to find finances to pay for her father's medical bills. So she decides to sell her virginity. Which happens to be bought by Gabriel. He owns her for a month and she's at his mercy. She's a pawn! And so the game begins. And what a story! Sexy, erotic, suspenseful, full of OMG moments. I read it in one sitting. It's fast paced and I was emotionally drained at the end. I loved Avery. Despite being in this situation she's fierce! And Gabriel *sigh*. He's bad. So bad, but I can't stop falling in lust with him. I need next book ASAP!!!
KristieK 4 months ago
The Pawn By: Skye Warren 5 Star Review by Kristie K A pawn is a player of little value, one that can be used to further the purposes of another, but used in a strategic game of intelligence, wit, and cunning…they’re a player that has the potential to be queen. Avery James has grown up in the upper crust of Tanglewood society, a trust fund baby who has wanted for nothing, and attended an all-girls private high school. When her father cheats the wrong man, Avery’s world as she knows it comes crashing to the ground around her. As her fathers nefarious dealings come to light, her family name no longer holds any respect, and her once blissful innocence is quickly being lost. Stripped of all worldly belongings, broke, and her father now in a hospital bed, Avery offers up the only thing she has left to save her family home…her virginity. At a private auction, Avery is primped and paraded like a piece of meat, until bought by the highest bidder. Gabriel Miller is a ruthless businessman. When he is double crossed by Avery’s father, his retribution is swift and complete. Putting every play into motion to bring down the man that wronged him, his game of heartless strategy continues with the auction of little Avery James. Every move is calculated, and Gabriel has come to win… Holy Hades, THIS BOOK!! I literally read it in one day. A soul shattering, adrenaline fueled, mind-blowing game of moves and counter-moves. A mind-numbing roller coaster ride of secrets, lies, redemption, and truth. This story contained ALL THE FEELS, and left me with the biggest book hangover I’ve had all year. The painful story of innocence lost in a battle between titans…the relentless, callous, and sadistic maneuvers used to win the ultimate prize. This story was amazing from beginning to end. The plot was flawless, the storyline well thought out and seamlessly executed. The character development was on point, giving just enough to keep you wanting more. I will be dreaming of these characters, this story, and what could happen next for a good many nights to come…until The Knight comes out in January, at least. Very well played, Ms. Warren…Check and Mate… Kristie K.
LauraCisMe 4 months ago
This book was intoxicating, darkly erotic, and disturbingly addicting. I could not put this down. I fell deep into a rabbit hole of the author's twisted games and could not (and did not want to) escape. But the book and join the game. You won't regret it if you like dark reads.
SaucyMinx1966 4 months ago
Avery James' life has completely imploded. She was once an American princess with her whole life in front of her, a year later she is destitute because her father's fall from grace. She is trying desperately to keep her father alive and also keep the family home. Without much to her name she seeks out a loan shark and finds herself face to face with Gabriel Miller, the man who brought her father down. Gabriel doesn't take too kindly to people who steal from him, and that is exactly what Avery's father did. Big mistake. Avery is a little girl caught in a web and the only bargaining chip she has is her innocence. I went into this one blindly, I didn't even read the blurb, because I wanted to experience this completely organically and I'm glad I did. This story packs a punch. You may think you have read this particular trope before, but, trust me, you haven't read one quite like this. I love the push and pull between Gabriel and Avery. One steps forward, the other takes a step back. One will have the upper hand, then the it shifts and the other has the power. Both of them are a contrast of light and dark. The chess game analogy is fitting, it's like a game of chess but instead of game pieces, it's people being played. It felt like the bottom was going to fall out any minute and that added a tautness that made this a real page turner. I read it straight through with no breaks, it's that good. I have been a Skye Warren fan for a while now and she never fails to amaze me with her brilliant story telling abilities. She is a master at creating the perfect Anti-Hero, people who are dark and unsavory but by the end of the book you are totally and completely in love with them. She has a way of shining a light into the darkest part of human nature, unvarnished and unapologetic. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series, I just know the anticipation is going to kill me! Who needs Christmas, is it January yet?
AvidReaderTD 4 months ago
I really enjoyed reading The Pawn because it pulled me into the story from the very beginning with it's intrigue and drama and the author is so descriptive you feel like the story is unfolding right in front of you!!I was so involved in the story I didn't even realize I was at the end and it does end with some questions I REALLY want answered!! So yes I definitely recommend this book and I really hope the next book is out as soon as possible!! Oh by the way, it has some very hot sex in it too!! Enjoy!!
Kristine_R 4 months ago
The Mouse and The Knight is a game of chess that bleeds into real life. This is my favorite book by Skye. She has really grown in her writing as an author. Gabriel Miller this guy is so dark and mysterious. You never know his true motives. He exudes raw power and traps Avery in his paws. “A little bird in a gilded cage. Why keep one except to hear her sing?” Avery was a girl with the perfect life, good school, friends and wealth but now she is on the verge financial ruin. She is about to lose her childhood home the only think not taken from her father as yet. Her father was a bad man who messed with the wrong people and now he is just a shell of the man he once was. She has only one thing of value and decides to sell it to the highest bidder. She experiences humiliation and degradation at the auction. Her father’s so called friends and business associates also play a part in her humiliation. The setting is in Tanglewood from Skye’s Stripped Series so we get to see Candy and Ivan. This one is a page turner about deception, power, control, humiliation revenge, lust and seduction in the game of love. *It ends in a cliff hanger*
JackiesBookWorld 4 months ago
Not having read any other books by the author before, I was immediately pulled in after reading the synopsis, and I think Warren did a good job delivering a sizzling romance that will leave you wanting for more. At the beginning of the story we get to meet Avery, a wealthy girl whose future seemed to be bright and full of opportunities. Yet, that all came tumbling down the minute her father was accused of committing fraud. Now Avery found herself in the spotlight, and not for a very good reason. Everyone around her started to ignore her and her family, and it's then that when her father's health started to deteriorate she needed to find a way to support them no matter the cost. This all ultimately leads her to Gabriel Miller, a billionaire whose anger towards Avery's dad could cost her the only thing that she has left. It's gamble that she is willing to take when he offers to help, but at a cost, and it all came down to her virginity. But the minute these two start to get to know each other, a game of some sorts begins that could either end up uniting them or hurting them at the end. While I was reading The Pawn, the story become addicting, and I wanted to know what was going to happen next. The chemistry between the characters is intense and undeniable. From the very beginning we can see that Avery is willing to take risks for those that she loves, and she is willing to lose her virginity to the highest bidder all to protect her family. When she meets Gabriel, he seems overall protective of her right off the bat. He is attracted to her, and he will not stop at nothing until he gets to make her his. All in all the story itself was great, we can see how Avery is starting to figure out what she wants and transition into the next step in her life. While we get to find out more about the characters' pasts, it all felt a bit rushed for me towards the end. It all ends very abruptly, which I did not liked very much, but I'm hoping the next book is going to be even much better. I would still recommend it to those that like quick and romantic reads, especially one with hot and steamy scenes. It's totally worth reading. :) ***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.****
Emily-SBDR 4 months ago
The Pawn combines every ounce of wicked, erotic, dangerous and delectable pleasure. Gabriel and Avery have an unconventional "relationship," if it can be called that at this time. But Gabriel is a man you will love to hate and hate to love. He's a devil-may-care seduction, and Avery is far in over her head when dealing with him. The Pawn popped by Skye Warren cherry, and you can 100% guarantee that I will be waiting with bated breath for the rest of Avery and Gabriel's story and delving into her other reads in the meantime. This book is a true mind F, in the best way possible. You'll fight falling for Gabriel, and commiserate with, yet sometimes envy, Avery. Their passion while seemingly untouchable, explodes off the page, and took me off guard in the most delicious of ways. The Pawn is a true must-read, but be forewarned, the cliffhanger is a doozy, but just made me that much more excited about the next installment! Happy Reading!