The Pawn

The Pawn

by Skye Warren

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"Wickedly brilliant, dark and addictive!" - Jodi Ellen Malpas, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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.

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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. It's the first book in the captivating ENDGAME trilogy.

"Sinfully sexy and darkly beautiful, The Pawn will play games with your heart and leave you craving more!" - Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156816125
Publisher: Skye Warren
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Series: Endgame Trilogy Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 1,844
File size: 410 KB

About the Author

Skye Warren is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. For those new to her work, consider the following bestselling series...

? Experience the dark glamour and forbidden love of the Stripped series. The mafia romance prequel TOUGH LOVE is free!

? Meet the gritty and dangerous men of Chicago Underground... start reading for free with book one, ROUGH.

? Fall in love with the sexy modern fairy tale the Beauty series, starting with Beauty Touched the Beast.

“This is the story I’ve been dying for, and it’s a story I never expected. Beautifully layered, romantic and sexy, Skye Warren delivers a complex story of fierce loyalty, absolution, and endless love. The writing in this book is as breathtaking as the story is unforgettable. I absolutely loved it. ” – Angie and Jessica’s Dreamy Reads

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The Pawn 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
there are some sex scenes for those that don't like that. I couldn't put it down. Have already started The Knight. Gabriel and Avery are both strong characters. She doesn't know if she can trust him and he keeps helping her. I hope her dad recovers in the next book. Skye is a new author for me this is the first of her books I have read but it will not be my last.
Yamikirky More than 1 year 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.”
Kristine_R More than 1 year 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*
Kathleen Bayler 13 days ago
5 stars
AnnaDosen 5 months ago
When I started reading I couldn't put it down.Skye Warren is magnifysent and amazing writer.I cannot wait to read more of there books.Keep up the great work.You should definitely read this book.Can't wait for the next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A cliffhanger, that I will not follow up on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LauraLaura More than 1 year ago
Skye Warren has cornered the market on steamy, well written romance. I hate to use the E word, because this books powerful plot is so much more. I love romance with a hint of intrigue and this story’s play on mythology, strategy and powerful passion has it all. Warren knows her craft and uses just the right words to portray an innocent young virgin trapped by a powerful alpha male that has ruined her family. Learning the real history of her father’s sins and the secrets she didn’t want to know about her wealth, Avery’s brave, young spirit tackles the bowels of the underworld and places herself on the auction block to save what’s left of her worldly goods. Vulnerable and a little broken, she hasn’t lost her spirit. She is prepared to make it through the experience of selling her virginity to the highest bidder unscathed. Descriptions of heated anger mixed with molten desire are chemistry for explosive sexual encounters that will have the reader biting their own lower lip. Gabriel Miller is handsome, sexy and dangerous. Warren warns us, through the thoughts and calculations of her young heroine, that Gabriel’s desire is born from revenge. The writer fills the reader with heat, anger, fear, and tribulation with her character’s twist of fate. Don’t miss this titillating, suspenseful addiction to the game of love and revenge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could feel what the character was feeling. Great writing. Great character development.
DiiFL More than 1 year ago
My Rating: 2.5 Stars Very dark, very disturbing, THE PAWN by Sky Warren is the tale of a pretty little rich girl who is awakened to the truth of where the money for her expensive trinkets came from, because payment is due for the sins of her father. Not for the faint of heart, we are witness to a skin auction, as a group of wealthy and powerful men and women bid to take the virginity of one young woman who must pay her father’s debts. The man who has been monetarily damaged the most by her conniving father will lay down his money to exact both his revenge and satiate his needs. Skye Warren can write, no doubt about it, but this topic is so volatile, so twisted and mentally unhealthy, it is hard to find anything erotic about it. How can one woman be so clueless, so unable to deal with reality, so unable to get past her public humiliation because of her father that she would agree to make it worse by selling her virginity? This just wasn’t for me, wasn’t sexy, wasn’t romantic and I found little to redeem any of the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love loved this book! Give me Gabriel James any day of the week!!!!
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of those stories that was a bit hard to read. I mean, no one wants to read about human trafficking. However, maybe it’s the fact that Avery signs up for it, or that the author has a really great way of writing a taboo subject... because it worked. While I didn’t like the decisions Avery was making, she was in a tough spot and did what she thought she needed to do. What I really loved about this story was Gabriel, though. He was this dark, fierce character that definitely portrayed danger, and yet you never really see that from him. From the get-go he is protective of Avery. Before she is even auctioned off, he has people stationed outside of her house to keep watch over her and her father when she finds someone lurking outside one night. He comes up with the idea that whoever wins will not only pay the money that Avery needs, but will also get an in-house doctor and nurse for her father with all expenses paid. On top of it all, after he wins the highest bid, he doesn’t even pressure her for sex. Instead he asks her to play chess with him. While Gabriel is not really a good man, he was probably the best option for Avery at that auction. Now, I don’t want you thinking that this is a sweet romance, because it’s not. It’s a great example of what a dark erotic romance is. It had me on the edge of my seat, cringing at parts, swooning at others, and left me shocked a few times. It was a stellar read with so many twist and turns. There’s so much that Avery doesn’t know, that you find out about along the way. There’s so much that is still unknown and while this leaves us on a cliffhanger, I’m dying to read what happens next.
AuthorsWebTVHost More than 1 year ago
One of the most unusual books I’ve read in some time, but a story I fell in love with. While it may be fiction, I can see a lot of this actually happening, and most of us would never have a clue. When you’re faced with impossible odds, it only makes sense you sell the last thing you have left. However, it don’t believe any reader will figure out just what happens next. Warren’s writing keeps you on the edge of your seat and won’t let you go until the last page. I can’t wait for the next one in The Endgame Trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decent story with some unexpected twists
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Great characters. Couldn't put down. Can't wait for next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes it ends on a cliffhanger but you will want to read on, no doubt about it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the twists and turns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I messed up and posted my original review for this in book 2 The Knight. Here is a different version. Left without anything but the house her mother gave her Avery is desperate to save it from debtors and to keep her father alive. Extreme circumstances call for risk and going to one of the most dangerous men in town to ask for a loan is the only option, but falling into the grasp of Gabriel Miller, the man who destroyed her father and her life, who could of guessed it was the least of the dangers she faced. This is the begining of a truly twisty story that is well worth the cost. I do recommend reading The Prince short story to give you background on some of the background and players in the series but it is not needed to appreciate this story.
13835877 More than 1 year ago
The Pawn is a dark and sexy new adult romance with characters and a story that will have you struggling to decide how you're truly feeling towards them. Skye Warren's writing will make you unable to step away from Avery and Gabriel. I can't wait to unravel more of the mystery behind Gabriel Miller in The Knight.
Tiffany_Dover57 More than 1 year ago
Got this for free at B&N. Good story. Good beginning for a series. I definitely wasn't ready for it to be over. My first book by Warren. I liked the premise and characters. It leaned a little to the dramatic for my taste but it was enjoyable nonetheless. I plan to keep going with the series.
stargazer More than 1 year ago
Decent partial book. Dont bother with this unless you want to purchase the next and probably the next. I think it is disgusting that these authors make you think you are getting a whole story..when instead, it leaves you hanging unless you pay. I am sorry I didnt read the other reviews first. And NO, I am not buying any other books. This is the biggest way to turn off future customers. With the amount of books that I read per week, I am experienced enough to make up my own ending!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This really sucked me in from the first paragraph...and I gobbled the book up like candy. I already have the next book in the series waiting on my nook