Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Book Review: Lust by Ker Dukey

Lust (The Elite Seven #1)
by Ker Dukey
Release Date: February 11, 2019
Source: Blog Tour
I was born with wealth, athletic ability, and looks that could melt the panties off a nun.
I had a clear path to success. 
Until fate dealt me a cruel blow, leaving me empty and in need of purpose. 
My only focus now is to become part of The Elite—a secret society in one of the most prestigious colleges in the world. 
But everything comes at a price, and with The Elite, you have to earn your place.
Lucky for me, being sinful is in my DNA. 
The only obstacle to full initiation is my task: seduce the un-seducible, the forbidden, and lure her with the sins of the flesh.
Easy for a man like me…in theory. 
She started as my task, but what happens when the lines between lust and love blur, and the need for power rages war with the need for her? 
Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak—they’re for The Elite. 
This is my life, my chance, my legacy.
I am Rhett Masters.
I am Lust.


When I saw that there was a series of 7 novellas coming out all in the same world by a few authors that I love, I was definitely intrigued. I was excited to try out some new authors and see how the first book in this series turned out! 

Rhett Masters had it all. The looks, the girls, the athletic ability. But one night and one mistake changed everything and it haunts Rhett day and night. When Rhett's family is falling apart, the only salvation is joining The Elite, a secret society that's only been a whisper in his life. Now, it's time for him to prove his worth. 

When I first started this book, I wasn't all sure how I felt about it. For a good 30% of the book, which is a lot for a novella, Rhett spent the time passed out or partying and waking up not knowing what happened the night before. He didn't even meet the love interest until then (over a quarter the way through), so I felt like there wasn't really a point to that part of the book. Once Rhett actively started to join the society, though, this book really picked up. I wanted to DNF or give this book a one star at the beginning, but the story FINALLY gained some momentum and drama and I finally started enjoying it. 

Once this book finally picked up and actually had a point, I was sucked into this secret society and Rhett's romance. I still didn't enjoy Rhett's character all that much and would have preferred another point of view thrown into the mix, but it did make me much more intrigued about The Elite and the other six recruits. 

Overall, this wasn't the best start to this series, but it did leave me wanting to know more about the other characters and what the authors can do with this world. Hopefully the series picks up after this!




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