Corrupt

Corrupt

by Penelope Douglas

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Overview

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

Erika

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.

Michael

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.

Unprotected.

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+.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781518783876
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/13/2015
Pages: 460
Sales rank: 84,007
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books include the Fall Away Series, Corrupt, and Misconduct, due out December 1, 2015.

She dresses for autumn year round, loves anything lemon flavored, and shops at Target almost daily.

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter.


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Corrupt 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. I read another review on here about not being able to put the book down. I completely agree. This story caught me and held me the entire time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! I couldn't stop reading!!! Totally not what I expected. I absolutely loved this book and really hope that Will, Kai and Damon will have their own books soon too. Great read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down...it was dark, suspenseful, mysterious, hot and twisted. Penelope Douglas weaves a gripping story that keeps you trapped on the edge of you seat! The twists and turns keep you rivited. Although some of the scenes were difficult to read, the conclusion was worth it! So if you like dark, suspenseful reads with strong characters this book is for you!
ElysianF More than 1 year ago
This book should be called Annihilate not Corrupt. The character was not corrupted, she was bullied, mistreated, abused and broken; and not in the anti hero redeemable way. And the boys were not amenable either. This book was just a big ol' mess of thoughts… it is also the energizer bunny of books, it just keeps going and going. There was always one more thought, one more action, one more discussion that was completely unnecessary. A bunch of randomness that tried to make a story. The plot was thin, predictable, unsupported and boring. While the characters were unlikable, rude, and immature (and I mean IMMATURE)! And DO NOT get me started on Rika… gurrrrrr she is so unlikeable and whiny. I very much disliked her. There were soooo many uses of the word no, like 363 times; and while not every one of those no's were directed at a character, that is the only word that runs trough me head about this book, NO. Every few sentences Rika would yell no, stop, leave me alone; then take a breath then say but its okay because it's Michael! What?! No backbone, no self respect, not decency, no self awareness, no brains. I just can't stand her. This is not a dark romance, not even really a romance for me. It's more like a crazy messed up, throw every thought on the pages and see if it sticks story. This story is just about who can destroy the other better; Rika or Michael. I have enjoyed some of this authors other works, this book was just way past a disaster for me. But you can't love them all as they say…
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book loved the ending
BoundlessBRLissa More than 1 year ago
Warning: Corrupt will Devour you Corrupt is dark and twisted. I has been awhile since I’ve read a book like this. But Oh boy! There’s a lot of secrets and a lot of twists. I did pretty much guess where the story was going. But it held me captive till the very end. Michael and Erika’s relationship has always been a bit strained for whatever reason. They seem to have a pull for each other since the very beginning. It plays out well through out the whole story. This story really did have me on edge, I never really doubt Douglas’s writing capability. It’s pretty amazing, how well she able to write such a dark twisted story. That could leave you going wow! what did I just read. “She was tearing me up, and I wasn’t sure I cared. I just wanted to burn.” There are some scenes in this book, I was like what? but it didn’t leave me feeling uncomfortable. It made me curious. Curious to see whether this story would corrupt me or not. And It may have.. Hideaway will be next. Overall I give this 5 Boundless stars
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
Warning: Corrupt will Devour you Corrupt is dark and twisted. I has been awhile since I’ve read a book like this. But Oh boy!  There’s a lot of secrets and a lot of twists. I did pretty much guess where the story was going. But it held me captive till the very end. Michael and Erika’s relationship has always been a bit strained for whatever reason. They seem to have a pull for each other since the very beginning. It plays out well through out the whole story. This story really did have me on edge, I never really doubt Douglas’s writing capability. It’s pretty amazing, how well she able to write such a dark twisted story. That could leave you going wow! what did I just read. “She was tearing me up, and I wasn’t sure I cared. I just wanted to burn.” There are some scenes in this book, I was like what? but it didn’t leave me feeling uncomfortable. It made me curious. Curious to see whether this story would corrupt me or not. And It may have.. Hideaway will be next. Overall I give this 5 Boundless stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has excitement, drama, well written sex scenes I couldn't put the book down. This writer is the bombdiggity! I've read all her books and anxisouly waiting for the next one,
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Love love love love
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was gripping. I know people say they can't put a book down and you imagine them putting the book down for things... Eating or whatever. Nope. Imagine people with food spilled down their clothes because this lady could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keeps you guessing thru the whole book. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope to see a book about Wills story. Would loved to see how the rest of the story go for him and a few other people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished it in one day
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the better novels in it's genre I've ever read. Writing style makes it very easy to read and get lost in the story without distraction. The characters think, speak, and react realistically making them relatable. The Pinterest board, playlist and playlist take this to an entirely new level. I very, very much enjoyed this book and have read it twice since! Please keep up the good work, Penelope Douglas. In a genre saturated in mediocrity, your work is a breath of fresh air. Can't wait for Will to get his own book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! If you have felt constrained by life, the book's premise will call to you. I could not put it down. I will be reading any other book this author has written. It made me remember how fearless I was, and could still be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I really like the author , I have read sell her books:)
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I wasn't sure what expect from this book, but I had heard good things about so I went ahead a bought it. Holy crap...the twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat and the sex...omg it's so HOT, I think my Nook got steamed up! This was my first read by this author, but I can guarantee that it won't be my last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book to everyone. It's 340 pages and I still wanted more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A seriously "corrupt" view of the lives and world of this group of friends that grew up with money and priveledge. I don't necessarily like the ending but understand why it is this way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very dark. Unusual kink. A bit frustrating that it took so long to expose the miscommunication causing all the problems, but overall I loved Rika and Michael's story.