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Review: Sabotage by Shantel Tessier

COLTON
Raylee Lexington Adams is my stepsister and the one woman in the world who can make my blood boil.

She’s vindictive, a lot of crazy, and absolutely stunning.

I hate everything about her except for when she’s on her knees begging me to use her as my own personal toy.
We’ve been playing a game of cat and mouse for far too long. We have used each other for our own sick pleasure.

I’ve ruined every relationship my little princess has ever had. A sure way that she’ll come crawling back to me, begging me for what only I can give her when another man fails her.

But I’m tired of watching others get a piece of what is mine. So, I did what any rational man would do—I staked my claim, showed the world that she belonged to me, and I’m going to do whatever it takes to make her believe it too.

RAYLEE
Colton Remington Knox is a man I despise but can’t say no to.

He’s what any girl would call a walking red flag. But I’ve never claimed to be a smart woman when it comes to men. Why should he be any different?

I’ve always managed to hold my own against him. But this time, he’s gone too far. Posting a video of me on my knees for him, for what? To brag? Embarrass me? He’s acting like he doesn’t know me very well.

Colt wants to play a game? I’ll do whatever it takes to make sure I win. No matter what it costs me.

People already think I have no dignity, so why let them down now?


This book is dark, y’all. Like black as the night, can’t see your hand in front of your face but it is so good. Ray and Colt have a toxic, explosive relationship but they’re addicted to each other. She needs him to rough her up and humiliate her and he needs her to need him. Not only are they terrible for each other in every way, but they’re step-siblings as well, just to add another dimension to the darkness.

I enjoyed seeing the horror dawn as they came to realize that maybe love and hate aren’t so far apart after all. This isn’t one of those swoonfests where bullying morphs into tenderness, this is . . . something else entirely and I don’t know how to describe it. That said, I loved every minute of it and couldn’t put it down.

This is a standalone set in the Barrington University world and while we don’t get any Ryat Archer (swoon), we do get Ty Crawford and I can only hope we’ll get to read Ty and Finn’s stories soon. I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

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