His Pawn by Emily Snow is LIVE!!
Release Date: May 3rd
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That’s what he said when he discovered that, with five months of college left, I was cut off. Young, wickedly handsome, and politically incorrect, he was unlike any man I ever met. And his proposition to cover my tuition in exchange for a semester of “anything goes” was offensive and thrilling.
If you’re wondering if I told him off—if the night ended with me slapping that delicious smirk right off his face—that didn’t happen.
Instead, I decided to be practical.
My name is Eleanor Courtney, and I’m the first to admit my mistakes. Agreeing to crawl into bed with the devil in a designer suit might be my biggest ever. Because he said something else to me that night:
“I don’t want to sleep with you, Elle, that would be too easy. I want to possess you.”
And Senator Graham Delaney—well, he always gets exactly what he wants.
*Disclaimer: A small portion of this 85,000 word standalone was previously published as Maya St James.
A pawn is…
A person used by others for their own purposes, meaning that one person uses the other one to do his bidding…to achieve a goal that wouldn’t happen otherwise
And, the keyword that seems to sum up exactly what happens to a pawn is the word USED, which is exactly what Senator Graham Delaney proposes to Eleanor Courtney – a college student whose father financially cut her off and who now is left wondering how to fund her last semester of college.
This politically incorrect, dirty talking, cocky bastard offers to cover Elle’s college tuition for her final semester as long as she agrees to be his pawn…his ‘anything goes’ companion…his tool for revenge, but it’s clear fairly early on that Elle is in fact not a very malleable puppet at least when it comes to Graham’s final move, which means he’s met his match and might end up being the player who gets checkmated once all of the other pieces fall away.
Elle is definitely my kind of heroine; she’s independent and driven, and while she finds herself in a rather precarious position, she tries to manipulate the situation in her favor, and while she’s not always successful, she definitely becomes so much more than Graham’s pawn.
His Pawn is full of sexual tension, dirty talking, drama, and one hell of real-life tangled and twisted game of chess. Graham pretty much frustrated me throughout the entire book, but regardless of how annoyed I was at this ‘devil in the designer suit,’ I couldn’t wait to hear every word that came out of his mouth, especially when the game changes and he can’t do anything to stop it.
I love that Emily Snow pits cocky player hero against a ball buster heroine because as much as Graham believes that he holds all of the power, the queen is by far the strongest piece on the chessboard, which means that if Graham wants to rule over Elle, he just might have to bend at the knee!
4.5 Poison Apples
“You know, you talk about sex so much it makes me question if you’re one of those all talk, lame action situations.”
“May I?” He extends his hand, gesturing for mine. Warily, I place my fingers in his and release a yelp when he pulls it under the table, pressing my palm against his zipper. He closes my fingers, one by one, around the unquestionable—and admittedly very, very impressive—bulge.
“That’s not hard either,” he informs me in a low voice, “but if you’re doubtful of my ability to make you forget your fucking name, how to walk, how to eat—and everything else but yes, please, and more—it won’t take long for you to get me there.”
“So that’s why you invited me to dinner, huh?” I snatch my fingers back and grab a handful of my dress to ease the electricity under my skin. It doesn’t help, and I’ve got a feeling I’ll be undone for the rest of the night all thanks to what’s hidden under Graham’s zipper. “To screw me? I guess I had you all wrong.”
“If I wanted only to fuck you, Elle, it wouldn’t have mattered where I took you for dinner—or if I fed you at all.” He whips the plate cover off my food. “Hope you like steak.”
Emily Snow is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of erotic, new adult, and contemporary romance. She loves books, sexy bad boys, and really loud rock music, so naturally, she writes stories about all three. She lives in Virginia with her husband, children, and one very energetic Yorkie-Poo.
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