I’m a motherless son to a father who hates me. Fury has lived and breathed in my black heart for so long, it’s a part of my soul now. The only thing that’s ever mattered to me is protecting my twin sister, Sabella, from my father’s temper.
So when the chance to join a secret society presents itself, there’s no question I’ll do whatever it takes to become a member and earn my place in the ranks of only the most Elite.
With a taste for the deviant, I’m drawn to the darkest of desires, and no one ever leaves my bed unscathed.
My task: seduce Patience Noelle, St. Augustine’s sweetheart and the mayor’s beloved daughter—then break her heart.
Sinning is what I live for, and deviance is my passion. Failing has never been an option.
But what happens when my sin becomes my curse—when destroying the only woman I’ve ever wanted is my key to protecting my sister?
Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak...they’re for The Elite.
This isn’t just my chance, it’s my legacy and reckoning.
I am Samuel Gunner.
I am WRATH
Are you Elite?
Lust - Ker Dukey - February 11th
Pride - J.D.Hollyfield - February 25th
Wrath - Claire C. Riley - March 11th
Envy - M.N. Fogy - March 25th
Greed - Amo Jones - April 8th
Gluttony - K. Webster - April 22nd
Sloth - GIana Darling - May 13th
Are you a sinner?
Wow, that was intense!
Immediately you are thrust into Samuel's young life. The life of a young boy without love, a young boy who grows to hate and has a whole lot of bitterness and anger towards his father. Samuel's only calm is his twin sister and his friend Patience, the mayor's daughter who visits when her mother is visiting his father.
Samuel witnesses things no young boy should see, hear's things no young ears should hear and those things mold him into a mountain of anger and hate and the need to be part of the Elite.
The frightened boy. The boy who just wants love. The boy with no mother. The murderer
Samuel's story begins as sympathetic for a young boy and sad, it claims you, and then you are taken to his older years, the young man who needs to dominate In the bedroom, the need to fight and his determination to get into the Elite, to destroy his father, the same man who he feels destroyed him as a boy.
The plot is gripping and as with the previous stories Samuel who is now Wrath is given a task to gain entry into the Elite, a task you begin to question if he will complete it or not, could he be that cruel, is revenge that important?
She's a target, a task, a mountain I'm going to have great satisfaction in conquering. Repeatedly. Until I'm done with her.
I'm not sure if this story runs parallel with the other books or all the events are in order, there was no mention of the girls from the previous books, Lillian though, the so-called school counselor was definitely up to her usual tricks and it felt like it's all happening at the same time. A little confusing but I'm sure it will all unfold and damn, there's four books to go.
This book is not for the faint-hearted, there are BDSM scenes, violence and rape content, it's definitely darker, I feel like I'm jumping down the rabbit hole at this point shouting yippee, like a kid on a slide.
I wish the characters were older, I've said this from the beginning, I struggle with actions of men when in reality they are high school boys and I actually forget at times until class or lessons are mentioned.
We're a brotherhood, and we've bonded. We're In this... whatever the fuck this is... together.
That sentence, I didn't feel this in this book like the others, Samuel faced most of the battles on his own and didn't lean on his new so-called brothers like previous characters.
Each book has been different because each book is by a different author but with the same plot weaving through it and I am looking forward to what ENVY brings next.
I have high hopes for these boys to strengthen their bond and take down the higher Elite, there were no signs of this yet but that alone has me chomping at the bit for more.
This book cannot be read as a standalone, it does finish with a cliffy, the series needs to be read in order. Told in first person dual pov.
Arc received for review purposes