First Rapture

First Rapture

by Alexandra Ivy

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FROM NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER the first book in a new erotic series.
FIRST RAPTURE by Alexandra Ivy

Madison Philips has only one reason to return to Las Vegas: Luc Angeli. The tall, dark bad boy took her virginity on her eighteenth birthday and then walked away, now she’s back, and ready for revenge. Luc Angeli spent his youth trying to earn the approval of his philandering father. Now he’s his own man, but there’s still something missing from his life. He doesn’t know what it is until he catches sight of Madison across a balcony. Suddenly he knows this woman is what he’s been searching for, and this time he’s not walking away.
Approximately: 20,000 words
Author note: First Surrender is part of the Wicked Firsts anthology. It can be purchased as part of the multi-author box set or individually.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148632320
Publisher: Deborah Raleigh, LLC
Publication date: 09/27/2013
Series: The Rapture Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 232,135
File size: 306 KB

About the Author

Alexandra Ivy is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Guardians of Eternity series, as well as the Sentinels and Bayou Heat. After majoring in theatre she decided she prefers to bring her characters to life on paper rather than stage. She lives in Missouri with her family. Visit her website at

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First Rapture 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
JolieC More than 1 year ago
Hate? Love? Just want to knock some sense into Luc? I I felt these 3 as I read the story. I LOVE this book! I did NOT want it to end. Madison is perfect for Luc.!  If you are looking for a steamy short story that will have you reaching for ice, this is it!
ssmommie75TB More than 1 year ago
Madison sets out to get revenge on Luc, the man that took her virginity and walked away.  Luc sets out to show Madison he's a changed man. Alexandra Ivy did a great job bringing these two characters to life and together.
Bitten-By-Love-Reviews More than 1 year ago
Madison Philips and Luc Angeli had a history together.  One night of amazing sex at the age of 18 had changed their lives forever. Luc had broken Madison's heart and she couldn't leave town fast enough.  Now Madison is back in town after making a name for herself to put the ghost of Luc behind her.  All Madison wants is one more night of amazing sex so she can be the one that walks away this time.  The problem is that Luc won't let her walk out of his life again.
VivianaEnchantressofBooks More than 1 year ago
A second chance is what he wants. Revenge is what she wants. It's not possible for both to get what they want. How each goes about getting what they desire most makes for an interesting, hot and steamy story!  Madison and Luc have a history. Brief, but an important history nonetheless. Their past make them into the individuals you meet as adults. Each has had their own hurdles to overcome and now are in a place in their lives where they should be happy. When they meet again after many years apart will not only cause sparks to fly but truths to be told.  A novella that doesn't leave you hanging and while you want more it isn't for a lack of an ending. Alexandra Ivy provides a passionate story of two individuals who find out exactly what they need. You fall for both characters and for different reasons. Luc is a strong alpha male, witty and smart. Madison is intelligent, independent and strong. While we do learn about their past, we get a better idea of Madison's past vs. Luc. That however, doesn't deter from enjoying the story. You are left wanting to learn more about their lives (the past and their future). I hope that Alexandra decides to revisit Luc and Madison again.  A quick and great read that will keep you entertained and wanting more to read from Alexandra Ivy. 
NinasLiteraryEscape More than 1 year ago
First Rapture was a wonderful read by Alexandra Ivy. I loved this story about Madison and Luc, two reunited lovers after eight long years. Luc took Madison's virginity on her 18th birthday and walked away telling her that she deserved better than him. Eight years later and neither has really moved on. Luc is in Las Vegas and Madison knows that this is her chance to get her revenge for what he did to her eight years ago. Revenge sex with Luc is all that she plans on with the hopes that it will purge him from her system. However, Luc is a grown man now and has changed. Once he sees Madison again, he knows that he'll do anything to earn her forgiveness...and love. He walked away from Madison once and he's not going to let it happen again. Alexandra Ivy hit this one out of the park. Thick with sexual tension, wonderful characters, sizzling chemistry, a fun plot and fantastic writing, First Rapture is a story that was completely hard to put down. I devoured this delicious novella in one sitting and am highly anticipating the next story of the series.
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
REVIEW: Madison has just turned 18 and her friends had her a small party at the trailer. She invited Luc whom she has been inlove with for some time he is who she  dreams about constantly. She was a bit heartbroken that he didnt show up but then shocked that Luc was in her bedroom waiting for her after the party ended and that night  he takes her virginity and breaks her heart. Fast Forward 8 years and Madison  has become a very well off Modeling Agency owner. She goes back to Las Vegas where she was born and where heartache found her to purge herself and rid her heart of Luc. Well to her shock he has thought of her and dreamed of her all these years also. But now the roles have reversed? Or have they?. After 8 years she decides to do the seducing but Luc has something else in mind..  I love the feel of a First time love that has bumps and turns !!! So erotic and sensual..  I can without a doubt say I really enjoyed reading First Rapture and I give it 4 stars ***** Review copy provided by: ARC copy for my honest review
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PrissP More than 1 year ago
Short, sweet, and sexy!!  Great book!  I would read again.
HeatherM74 More than 1 year ago
This was definitely a hot quick read.  At 122 pages, it’s perfect for a one sitting read, but be careful about reading it while sitting in the doctor’s office, you might need to fan yourself. The book starts out with Madison’s birthday party, and Luc showing up, and then him breaking her heart when he walked away.  Madison had a tough childhood, you could consider her being from the “wrong side of the tracks”.  Luc on the other hand comes from money.  You can see the conundrum here.  He walked away, she doesn’t feel good enough, Luc had different reasons, Madison doesn’t know what they were, Luc is now completely determined to get her back. I’ve been reading a lot of books lately where it’s the men doing the chasing and I am loving it.  It’s about time they chased us, right ladies? :) I was good with the ending.  In fact, I was more than ok with how it ended.  Some romance books leave me saying, come on, what happens next?  I want more.  I was left satisfied at the end of First Rapture. Immensely enjoyable, hot and steamy, romantic, what more could you ask for? I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
lostbetweenpages More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time getting into to beginning of the book. I think it was the way the dream was written. But over all I really liked the story. I got annoyed with both characters! him for foiling her plans & her for not sneaking away & making him really "work" to get her. For a short story the emotional levels between the characters & myself as a reader were nice. Part of me hopes this continues & Maddy's friend is next up for meddling. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line is great, and the characters are totally believable, the language is somewhat graphic. Great sex scenes, but again kind of graphic because of language. The story will hook you and the language will no longer matter. I would say this is a book for mid to older 20's and older.
Tuffan More than 1 year ago
It's Nice and interesting
loziers More than 1 year ago
I Love this book!!!  Even though it was a short read Alexandra Ivy was able to pack a lot into this story. What started out as revenge turns into the heroin having second thoughts about what she understood to have happened in the past. “I came back,” he said with blunt simplicity. She stiffened, something that might have been denial rippling over her face. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” “The next morning,” he said, deeply regretting when her fingers fell away. He loved the feel of her light caress. “I returned to the trailer.” She shook her head. “You don’t have to lie.” “It’s no lie.”  One of my favorite lines was," The temptation was yours. The weakness was mine,”  The story line and characters were extremely believable, all in all a great read and I look forward to more!!!
Sambeana More than 1 year ago
You are an awesome writer. I loved the book and it was a great novel. the concept is great and it was very intriguing. I can't wait for the next book.
mammy4423 More than 1 year ago
First Rapture The Rapture series #1 by Alexandra Ivy This is an ARC given for an honest review. I love the characters and storyline in this book. Maddy is a strong, independent, go-getter, who is out to even the score with Luc who she feels has left her unable to commit long term with a another man. Luc was always the devilishly handsome bad boy trying to live up to his father's expectations. He knows he did wrong by Maddy. He has kept track of her all these years, but never tried to contact her. He has stepped away from his father's lifestyle to be come his own man, no longer the bad boy, playboy. Seeing Maddy again he realizes what has been missing in his life and relationships.....Her. Can Luc and Maddy get past their jaded past and move on to a better future? I really liked this short story and am looking forward to reading more.
wonderfullywickedreviews1 More than 1 year ago
Madison was only eighteen when Luc had exited her life, both her virginity and her heart in his possession. Eight years later, she's back, and this time, with a fiery vengeance. Though Luc, still enamored as ever, isn’t ready to give up just this easily. Upon seeing her, he is forced to reflect upon an upsetting truth: she has been all that he’s ever wanted. And while she is prepared to surrender her body to him, this time, he wants her heart most of all. Fast paced and passionate, Alexandra Ivy surprises her fan base with steamy descriptions that leave the reader winded and wanting. For those looking for a quick but intense read, I would absolutely recommend this book. I received this book by the Ivy League of Readers to record an honest and eloquent review. I was not disappointed in the slightest. I am strictly tied to books of the paranormal romance genre, so I was taking a leap of faith in reading this novel. Even as it is a contemporary romance novel, it has captured my attention just as well as any of my usual reads.  Alexandra Ivy's voice is as distinct as ever, filling this piece with descriptive passages and tragically sarcastic dialogue. Possibly the best feature, however, is the lack of Levet. This book has changed my narrowed view point of books and leaves me with an interest in her more mainstreamed romance novels.
ImaginationSpecialist More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent story that will make you sad that the book isn't longer. Alexandra Ivy's books are always amazing and this one is no exception! Her descriptions are so good that it's as though you're watching a movie in your mind. The men are always gorgeous and mouth-watering, the women strong and courageous. No weak damsels in distress here! Her books are great for readers that are looking for a romance but want an exciting storyline too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
**The author did provide me with a copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review** Madison and Luc are the central characters in this book. They are very angsty and the background story draws you in. Story starts with Luc taking Madison's virginity and disappearing from her life..Madison never really got over that... Fast forward to several years later when Madison meets up with Luc again--fireworks happen!! Madison has become a successful businesswoman, model and has tried to move past that incident with Luc but she never really, deep down, could. So when the chance to seek revenge against Luc occurs, she thinks to take it...but plans never go as planned and that is really when the story gets going ..First love never goes away. Will Madison truly be able to seek that type of revenge? The story is filled with colorful characters, stunning backdrops and such vivid main characters that when the story ended, I really wanted to read more. I loved this story sooo much. I highly recommend this book. Alexandra Ivy is one of the hottest authors out there and she doesnt disappoint with this story. If looking for a good, hot read, then definately pick this book up!
KYBookmama More than 1 year ago
At the age of 18, Madison gave her virginity away to the bad boy Luc, only to have him leave as soon as it was over. Eight years later, Madison is now a successful business woman but can't get Luc out of her head so she returns home for revenge. Well-written, steamy scenes by an awesome author. I read this in an afternoon and can't wait to see Ms. Ivy has planned for the next book in The Rapture series!
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
On her eighteenth birthday Madison Philips got her birthday wish. Luc Angeli the boy she loved took her virginity. He also walked away and told her to find someone else to love. Now years later Madison is far from the girl from the trailer park. She became a successful model and build a wonderful company. She has come back to Vegas to get revenge on Luc. Luc has changed in many ways from the boy trying to follow his dads footsteps to who he is now. When he sees Madison he knows what he wants and that is Madison in life. He just has to convince her he has changed for the better. Madison has come far in her life. She has changed and grown up in many ways. The only problem she has is Luc is still a big part of her life even if he doesn't know it. She has to get him out of her head. I liked her and how she pushed to become better. She has that scorned woman feel that I know several of us have felt like. Luc is a very sexy rich man used to getting what he wants. He used to be a user but has changed in many ways. I like the man he is now and I could see the appeal he would have to a teen girl years ago.  This is a short story but a great one. You have two remarkable characters and plenty of steaminess between them. The story has a good plot to it so it's not just a sexy book. You actually do get a story line. The sexiness of this story is just a plus. It is a quick read but sure to please many people. It will wet your appetite for more of the authors work. If you are looking for a spicy read pick this one up and be prepare to look up more of the authors work. I received a copy of this book as part of The League of Ivy Readers Group.
KahlanMercy More than 1 year ago
Book 1 in the Rapture series. After one hot night as teenagers, Luc and Maddy try to make it through life alone.  But you never forget your first.  Years later Maddy comes back to Las Vegas to get Luc out of her mind for good. This is one steamy read with a bit of angst thrown in.  If you're looking for a quick, hot romance that has some heart - this book is for you.
Gallagher-Loves-to-read More than 1 year ago
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review, as as part of The League of Ivy Readers Group. I really liked this book. A story of first loves and the heartache that sometimes comes with that. Madison (Maddy) Philips and Luc Angeli  spent one magical night together, on her 18th Birthday.  Then it all just stopped when Luc walked away.  Eight years latter and Maddy  is  back in town and wants to get her revenge, but is it really worth it when your hearts involved?  Read this story and you won't be disappointed,  you will enjoy getting to know Maddy and Luc. I just wish it was longer, I enjoyed reading it so much I was sad to see it end. 
SarahWeaver More than 1 year ago
Alexandra Ivy is one of the authors on my "Must Read" list.  This book is a good example of why.  Great characters (I LOVED Luc!), great story line, believable chemistry, and more.  This author has yet to disappoint and I can't wait to read what comes next in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First Rapture is a novella by Alexandra Ivy. This book is like a shot of Red Bull. It will raise your temperature, quicken your heartbeat and give you a little jolt of romance. This is a hot little read. Madison Philips is a self-made business woman. A former model, she is building a successful modeling agency. She seems to have it all, but she hasn't been able to establish a long term relationship with any man. She can't seem to get over the rejection by her first lover, Luc Angeli. Now, she is out to rectify that. Luc Angeli, son of a wealthy casino owner has been chasing his father's approval for most of his life, this includes trying to mirror his father's philandering ways. But once he has shed this need for acceptance, he develops into his own man. After many years, Luc and Madison reconnect and the sparks are still there. The question is, are they willing able to make it work? Once again, I find myself a little frustrated because this story is so short. I really like these characters and wanted more development in their story - there is so much material to be flushed out with Luc and his father, his maturation, and the development of his own business. Luc is a mystery I want to unravel. The same applies to Madison. I'm sure there are stories to be told moving from model to head of an agency. My one consolation is that since I like the author's writing style, I'm sure to find great reads from her library of books. IN A NUTSHELL: This is only my second story I've read from this author. I enjoyed this quick read and look forward to indulging in another Alexandra Ivy book soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First Rapture captures the readers interest with an erotic romp in the first chapter.Madison Phillips, aka "Maddy" has a typical teenage crush on Luc, the good-looking, popular, rich football playing high school stud. Maddy invites her Prince Charming to her 18th birthday party and is let down when he doesn't show, however, after the party he is awaiting her in her bed to take her up on her offer to deflower her. Steamy sex follows, with Luc running for the hills afterwards when Maddy confesses that she loves him. Fast forward 8 years and Maddy has become a famous model and owner of her own modeling agency leaving behind Luc & Las Vegas for New York. Only thing is Maddy can't seem to get thoughts of Luc out of her mind, she concocts a plan to get Luc "out of her system" and plans her revenge. Only in this case, revenge is served steamy hot. Will Maddy be able to put Luc behind her or is she in over her head. Read and find out! This was a very short, but enjoyable read. I'm interested in finding out what the remaining books in the series have in store.