Note: This ARC was provided by the author via L. Woods PR in exchange for an honest review.
“What, then?” he demands, moving a piece without looking. “What do you require in payment?”
“Everything.” His body. His soul.
Most of all, his heart. If I spelled it out he would claim he didn’t have one.
He sucks in a breath. “You’re asking me to break into pieces. What do you think shards of glass will do to you? You’ll be cut, little virgin. You’ll bleed.”
“Then I want to bleed. That’s the payment I require.”
From the innocent virgin left with no other option than to put her virginity up for auction to the pampered prisoner-like princess trapped within the marbled walls of a castle belonging to her captivating captor, Avery James is torn between coming to terms with her circumstances and making her own stand. If Gabriel Miller will let her, that is. But just like in a game of chess, she considers every move she makes, trying to figure out the endgame of—not just Gabriel’s but hers as well, and Jonathan Scott’s most especially. After all, the man who was the driving force behind her mother’s death is still at large, and Gabriel is willing to do anything and everything to make sure he doesn’t get anywhere close to his little virgin…even if it means keeping her locked away in his home. This time around, however, Avery may need to show Gabriel and everyone else what she’s made of. After all, the most powerful piece in chess is none other than the queen.
Three novels, each one had me ensnared and entangled in all things Avery James and Gabriel Miller. Skye Warren is at her absolute best with her Endgame series and she’s ingeniously lured us deeper and deeper—from The Pawn, where Avery’s naivete and Gabriel’s coldness were in full display, to The Knight, where Avery was let go but remained tethered to Gabriel. In The Castle, Gabriel may be the king but he’s more than prepared to take all measures—extreme and otherwise—to keep his queen safe. It’s here that Avery truly comes into her own. She’s become stronger and surer, coming across revelations and to realizations that help her decide what kind of life it is that she truly wants and whether or not Gabriel will remain a part of it going forward. Two things: First, these books need to be read in order; second, these books MUST be read. They’re among the best I’ve come across this year. The Castle and the series get five-plus stars. ♥
Read my reviews for the Endgame series:
The Pawn (book one) - five stars - My Review
The Knight (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review
The Castle (book three) - five-plus stars - My Review (posted above)
Release Date: 04 April 2017
Date Read: 02 April 2017
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