He is darkness. He is everything that should make me run and never look back. I should run. I should leave and forget everything he makes me want and feel. I have tried running, only to be caught and brought back. Why does this man want me? Why does he want to claim everything I have?
I just want to be free. I want and need my freedom from him.
I need freedom from his darkness.
I need freedom from his chains that bind me.
I need freedom from falling for the man that I know is a monster.
She is light. Everything that is good while I am consumed with darkness. She is my salvation from the monster that dwells inside of me. I can’t help but want her. I can’t help but need her. I have to consume her in every way possible. She is mine whether she wants to believe it or not. She wants her freedom from me. But what she doesn’t see, I am the very thing she wants and needs.
Freedom to be herself.
Freedom to let go of her pain.
Freedom to fall for the one man that sets her body on fire.
Body, mind, and soul I will claim what is mine.
Let me start by saying, you MUST read Worshipped first. This is not a stand alone, and by reading this first, you lose valuable plot points that are crucial to the story.
Now to the review. Betrayed was a bit different than I thought it was going to be. It picked up where Worshipped left off but this time it focused on Karen, Riley’s doctor, and Jason, the man who wasn’t what he appeared to be.
We got a glimpse of this couple in the first book, but this one dove right in to what was going on behind the scenes while everything was happening to Riley. It was much darker than the first and had a different tone. Brie did a great job at really getting the reader to understand just how tortured these two characters really are. With an alternating point of view you were really able to get inside the character’s head and know jut how they were feeling. Some things were repeated with the dual pov but only points that needed to be made, which I liked. The writing style improved too with this book.
Karen was much different than I thought she would be. She’s stronger than she appears and is a woman with purpose. Jason is a man struggling with his inner demons. I think I liked his character more than Karen. Honestly, I would have loved for him to go darker. He does it so well. I have a thing for tortured alphas with a killer instinct.
Other Books in the Series
Running a business and trying to keep the past in the past isn’t so easy.
Riley Blake thinks she has it all: a nice house, a great friend, and her own bakery. Her world turns upside down when an incident with a hot stranger happens right outside the local coffee shop. Riley is instantly attracted to the dark and mysterious man.
Fate steps in yet again, and Riley finds herself with the dark and mysterious man again at a local bar. His name is Isaac.Isaac has his own business with his partner, Conner. Riley doesn’t think too much of the two having more than a brother type friendship. When Riley becomes attracted to Conner, she is torn over what she should do.Isaac, however, lets Riley know he is willing to share. Shocked and utterly confused, Riley does as she is told and begins a relationship with not one, but two men. Everything was great until Isaac and Conner’s past comes back to haunt them and Riley ends up in the middle. Just when she thinks it cant get any worse, Riley’s ex comes back into the picture and she is thrown back into her past. Can love really conquer all? Or will this be just another sad love story?
Brie Paisley is a small town gal from Mississippi. She always wanted to write at a young age and was always filling journals with her thoughts and short stories. Brie started with the idea of Worshipped a year ago and with the encouragement of her husband and sister in law, she was able to write her first book. When she is not writing, you can find her reading a good book, painting, scrapbooking, or watching a good movie with her husband and her boxer.