Tara Leigh has served up a passionate and suspenseful follow up to Cruel Sanctuary with Corrupt Savior, the exciting conclusion in her Wages of Sin duet!
Corrupt Savior (Wages of Sin #2) by Tara Leigh
Release Date: May 13th
Cover Design: Regina Wamba, Mae
~ Synopsis ~
I am the monarch of Manhattan’s underworld.
A corrupt king, ruling a sinful empire.
I wasn’t born to the crown.
Nevertheless, I wear it well.
Aislinn Granville is the Crown Jewel of my empire—my queen.
To my enemies, she’s my Achilles heel—a perfect pawn.
Without her, I am a wounded warrior.
A ruthless, relentless beast.
There is nowhere she can be taken that I won’t find her.
No adversary I won’t crush to get her back.
Even if I have to burn this city to the ground.
With the jaw-dropping ending in Cruel Sanctuary, I’ve been on pins and needles to see what Tara Leigh had in store next for Damon and Aislinn, and she has certainly served up a passionate and suspenseful follow up with Corrupt Savior, the exciting conclusion to her Wages of Sin duet!
‘I am an unguarded fortress. My gates are open, my weapons surrendered. All for this woman. For my spitfire with the power to incinerate me.’
How can you resist a hero that completely falls head over heels for his heroine? Seriously, Damon’s heart just totally melted for Aislinn, and I enjoyed seeing so much feeling and depth to his character. Aislinn was still a spitfire in the way she fought to get her freedom back, but I was kind of surprised with the way she jumped so easily back into his arms once again without more of a struggle. However, I really enjoyed them together and loved their passion which I’m always a sucker for!
‘Damon King is no storybook prince, and yet he makes me crave a picture perfect, happily ever after ending. He is the man of my dreams. The devil who danced into my heart, the monster who slayed my nightmares, the lover of my fantasies.’
Tara Leigh writes with the perfect balance of sweet and steam and with the twists and turns in the story, this was a really suspenseful read. I still would have liked more depth into Damon’s ‘corrupt’ business dealings, because I’m not sure that I felt like his character was that dark or corrupt. Again, I like the nitty gritty details, but I’m not really complaining because I thought that Damon and Aislinn’s story was still a very engaging read throughout!
I definitely look forward to more of Leigh’s books, and she actually has several that I’ve got my eyes on right now, including Rock King, because I love my rockstar romances, and Legacy of Lies as well!
ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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My heartbeat is an erratic, distracting pitter-patter against my ribs as I take in the stark beauty of the man standing in front of me. He looks like the same man I ran from. Almost.
The same rich black hair and inky eyelashes. The same strong, shadowed jawline and high, elegant cheekbones. The same spark of intensity lighting up those dark, dark eyes.
But now there are smudges beneath them. And faint horizontal lines, like the silvery remnants of a shattered spider web, crossing his forehead.
Damon is glaring at me like an adversary he’s torn between spanking or fucking. There is yearning in his gaze, a faint glimmer of tenderness beneath his infuriated expression.
I like it. A lot.
The panic and fear and pure terror that filled my veins just a few hours ago hasn’t yet evaporated. Those intense emotions are still there, like toxins that have yet to be flushed from my system. I don’t want to be treated with kid gloves. Not by Damon King.
I need his intensity now more than ever. I am desperate to revel in the raging storm Damon and I create when we’re together. The kind of storm that deserves a name. Deserves to be written in history books for its power . . . and for the toll of its destruction.
I want the shocking illumination of lightning. The ominous energy of thunder.
I want to give and take.
Clash and break.
Writhe and shake.
“Damon.” I say his name like a warning. I need the savage who claimed me as his own. My savage king.
He presses a firm kiss to my forehead, his fingers lightly pushing into the hair at the base of my scalp. “Tell me this,” he says. “Is there any hurt I can’t kiss better?”
The throaty rumble of Damon’s voice is like a liberal pour of molasses on my frayed nerves. “No.” My nose is flush with his chest and I breath deep that scent I didn’t think I would ever smell again. Wood and whiskey and raw masculinity. So damn intoxicating.
He sweeps his tongue along the rim of my ear. “Is there any hurt I can’t lick better?”
The tension in my shoulders eases as I flatten my palms against his chest. “No.”
Damon lifts my chin, our eyes locking on each other. “Is there any hurt I can’t fuck better?”
My cheeks warm as I draw my lower lip between my teeth. Then I shake my head slowly, “No.”
He smiles that darkly seductive grin and my stomach flips. “Let’s go take a shower.”
I nod my head eagerly. A long hot shower sounds perfect. A long hot shower—with my savage king—sounds downright exquisite. By the time the water is running, my borrowed bathrobe is just a white smudge of bad memory strewn across the tile floor.
Damon begins unbuttoning his shirt and I eagerly reach for his belt. When he is as naked as I am, he cups my chin between his thumb and forefingers and tips it upward. His kiss is hard but not punishing. The perfect amount of pressure.
I moan low in my throat.
He growls in return. And when we pull apart, we are wearing matching lust-drunk grins.
“Do you trust me?” he asks.
“I thought you said I shouldn’t trust anyone who has to ask.”
“I’m asking now.”
The truth falls from my lips. “With my life.”
Tara Leigh is a multi-published author of steamy contemporary romance. A former banker on Wall Street, she graduated from Washington University and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, but she much prefers spending her days with fictional boyfriends than analyzing financial spreadsheets. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children, and fur-baby, Pixie. She is represented by Jessica Alvarez, of Bookends Literary Agency.
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