Rating: 4 out of 5.

Please note that this book is not for everyone. It is dark, twisted, had tons of trigger warnings, and is erotic. This book’s “revenge” theme was problematic, but I was addicted and couldn’t stop reading it. 

Corrupt is New Adult, erotic 18+ read. The sex scenes are a 10/10. Also, there is some diversity in the novel, which I find more and more authors including in their works, so Kudos for the bisexual female side character. 

Overall a purely (no pun intended) erotic romance with a bit of mystery and suspense. If you enjoy this genre, then this is a must-read. 

Publisher’s Blurb


I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.

His name is Michael Crist.

My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

But I noticed him.

I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.

Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.

Because he’s finally noticed me.


Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.

My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.

Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.

In my city.


The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.

We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.

***Corrupt can be read as a stand-alone. No cliffhanger.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 13, 2015)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 516 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1518783872
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1518783876
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.43 pounds

Pen Douglas
Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the stand-alones, Misconduct, Punk 57, Birthday Girl, and Credence. Please look for Tryst Six Venom, available now, and Motel, as well as the Hell-bent series, coming next!

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