Author: Rachael Wade
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: July 26, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Page Count: 75
Related Books: The Replacement
A gritty New Adult drama about a young woman’s self-destructive quest to find purpose, self-worth, and love in a broken world.
My name is Elise Duchamp. I’m twenty-three years old and I’m known as the town whore.
No, not the kind who exchanges sexual favors for money. The other kind. The kind who gives it all away for free, whenever and however she likes. I am that girl. The one everyone whispers about and the one none of the girls seem to like, because all of their boyfriends either want to sleep with me or already have. Promiscuity is my thing—the kind that slowly, violently turns my insides black, but gives me something I need.
All things considered, I’m not completely reckless. I’m safe, and contrary to popular opinion, I do have a heart. I live in a world of careless choices, and with those choices come careless people. I cannot judge them, because I am one of them. I too bow down to the altar of the self-serving. I am not a good friend. I am not and never could be anyone’s girlfriend. I’m convinced any goodness in me shriveled up and died long ago.
But I am a replacement. That is something I know how to be, and this is a story of the lengths I’d go to in order to keep it that way.
*Contains sexually explicit content and mature subject matter, including language and elements of abuse.*
Oh Christian Walker, how I love you. When I first read The Replacement earlier this year, I absolutely fell in love with the book. It was a mix of sexual desires, temptation, and finding yourself. It was a different type of character and story than I was used to but I was so drawn to it. When we first met Christian Walker in The Replacement, we don’t know much about him. He had this charisma, charm, and sex appeal but there as a bit of mystery surrounding who Christian Walker was.
“Because the second my hands are on her, she’s mine. Motherf**king claimed.”
Christian is handsome, rich, and successful, but he’s miserable. His once happy marriage is in ruins and he and his wife have more than grown apart. He’s heard the rumors about Elise and he’s drawn to her raw sex appeal and beauty. He wants her but he knows he can’t have her but he tries anyway. Elise is about the sexual intimacy and not relationships of any kind.
“I love her dirty, loved her raw….”
The moment he gets a piece of Elise he doesn’t want to let go her go. She’s his perfect match in both desires and chemistry. The two of them together was this erotic push and pull and they both pushed each other to new levels intimacy. The more he’s with her, the more he wants her. He’s willing to leave his marriage and build a future with her but Elise isn’t ready to be claimed by him yet. There might be someone else that is starting to break down her walls.
“Love propels you to change, because love is evolution. Obsession shackles you into repeating the same pattern over and over, until it drives you both mad.”
I so enjoyed The Prisoner. Seeing things from Christian’s POV shed a whole new light on their relationship, what seemed like a fling had been so much more to him. He loved her to the point of obsession. It was both exciting and heart breaking to see how it would all end. This was a quick read but it was full of both hot and angst filled moments. I didn’t want to put it down. If you loved The Replacement this was a definite must read.