Lily Jones grew up knowing that for whatever reason her family hated her and now they expect her to allow herself to be blackmailed into marring Wayne ‘Beast’ Brown just to save them from financial ruin. She goes along with it because she does love her family, and she has gone without love this long so why change now. Little does she know that her Beast does love her but he isn’t ready to say it but when he does finally pull his head out of his ass it will be just a little too late. Some days it is so easy to write what I like and/or don’t like about a book and other days it seems just plain hopeless to figure out what I want to say and yet here we are with I book I genuinely like and have read more than twice and I’ve got nothin’. So Maybe just writing until it all comes to me will solve some of this brain deadness that seems to happen a lot lately in the last eight months. I have been searching a lot for books that help me bury my head in the sand so to speak and I remembered really getting into the characters and the story and so this book was chosen for that end. Lily reminds me of Cinderella only Lily’s father is a live but treats her as bad as mommy dearest and the wicked bitch sister of the East treats her and yet they expect her to marry just so they can maintain their precious life style. Then there is Wayne who actually loves here but pretends not too and does nothing but hurt her over and over with his insensitiveness and all poor Lily wants is for someone to finally love her for her and who she wants to be. When Wayne finally figures out that he has to give more of himself it’s too little too late and Lily resigns herself to what she believes will be a loveless marriage because there is just no way that Wayne really loves her. You wouldn’t believe how many times I wanted to smack Wayne upside the head myself when he dug his hole deeper and deeper. The bedroom scenes aren’t super graphic are more hinted at then steaming off the pages but thankfully those aren’t need to make a story worth reading. I would give Blackmailed By The Beast a five-star review but there were enough edits to reduce that rating by one star so four-stars were giving to the story. This Review was originally posted here https://lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/2016/02/blackmailed-by-beast-unlikely-love-1-by.html
Unlikely Love, 1
Wayne Brown is ruthless when it comes to business, and with a nickname of "The Beast", no one dares to challenge him. What he wants he gets.
Lily Jones is sweet innocence and despises men like Wayne. But the Jones family is desperate, and he offers them a solution to their problems. Only he wants something in return...Lily. She either marries him or her family answers to the debt collectors. With no choice left, she agrees and begins life as his wife.
Through his seduction and touch, Lily's body betrays her, and as time passes, so does her heart. But how can she fall in love with a man who blackmails to get what he wants?
Be Warned: forced seduction
Wayne saw the conflicting emotions cross her face. He flicked her clit to gain her attention. His dick threatened to burst out of his zipper. He was so hard.
He moved a hand away from the wall, and he placed her free hand over his cock confined to his pants.
“Touch me,” he said. Her small hand circled round his cock as much as possible through the trousers. Her gasp made his blood race. Wayne knew from her innocent reactions that she was becoming attracted to him. Her leaking cunt confirmed it. She was so wet and juicy. Her hips were thrusting on his hands trying to get him to play with her nub. Wayne smiled and ran his fingers through her slit, gathering her juice on two of his fingers, and then to shock her a little more, he brought those fingers to his lips and sucked off her cream. Her husky scent teased his nostrils, and he wanted more. He needed to put his face in her cunt and lick her clean. If they were in his own office and not her parents, he’d have her spread over the desk, half-naked and close to her second climax. From her reaction, this place didn’t offer her many fun memories.
“You’re so big,” she mumbled.
Wayne knew then she didn’t possess any sexual experience beyond the merest fumble in a car somewhere.
Her innocence astounded him.
“You taste good,” he whispered near her ear. His lips locked on the flesh. She bowed to his touch, and Wayne knew he’d found her sweet spot.
Their pants filled the air around them, and he wanted to see her come undone in his arms, to watch the flow of arousal consume her.
“Come for me.” His fingers found her swollen clit, and she groaned. Her legs quivered. He supported her with his weight against the bookshelf. His two fingers ran along her slit and clit. “Look at me. I want to see you explode,” he said. Her beautiful eyes pierced him with the desperation she must be feeling. “I’ll take care of you, baby.” Wayne knew more than anything he’d give this girl the world if only she opened up and gave him a tiny piece of herself.
All he wanted was the promise of a future with her.
With a few taps on her clit, Lily came apart within seconds. Her hands on his body squeezed, and her cry of pleasure erupted in the air. Wayne swallowed down her kiss, muffled the sound so no one but he could hear or know what was happening.
What would be like to have his cock inside her pussy when she contracted around him? Would she get tighter as she thrashed wildly around him? Or would she be peaceful and serene? Either way, Wayne was going to be the one and only man to make her lose total control.
“Give me your answer.” He growled, sucking her juice from his fingers.
A nice red blush stained her cheeks and the top of her chest. Wayne desired to pull her gown down and suck on her sweet hot nipples. How many times had he fantasised about seeing this voluptuous woman naked? Spread before him on the silk sheets of his four-poster bed?
“Please, give me more time?” Her voice quivered, and her body shook. Deep down, he wanted to take her in his arms and protect her from everything threatening to pose harm. He needed to stay strong.
“I want your answer now.”
“Now or never, Lily.” Wayne pulled away and shut off his emotions. The time to think with his head and nothing else. “When I get to the door, I better have your answer. If I leave this room without any answer, the debt collectors will come knocking tomorrow. It’s your decision, Lily.”
“Why are you doing this to me?”
Wayne caught her face in his palms. He looked deep into her eyes. “Because you’re the one that caught my attention.”
Without a second look, he walked the short distance to the door, each step like a ticking clock in his mind. Wayne closed his eyes and prayed she wouldn’t be stupid. She wouldn’t test his resolve. They didn’t call him the Beast for nothing.
this was one of the first books that I read from this author. I fell in love with her work. this book was heartbreakingly wonderful. it sucked me in and I couldn't help but fall in love with the characters
This first book is my favorite of the Unlikely Love series. Done within the framework of a well-written story, Wayne and Lily’s story is beautiful – of course I don’t think there’s anything more delicious than the possessive alpha male. Wayne is appropriately nicknamed “the beast” for his aggression in the boardroom but his aggressive tactics extended further. Combine that with Lily’s innocence and awkwardness, the couple is charming as Lily allows herself to begin trusting. Her response to happiness – since she has seen to little – is both realistic and endearing. Then once their physical chemistry takes off, it was off the charts explosive. Lily brings down the beast as Wayne’s wall come down and he opens himself fully to her. This is a good read with both heartbreaking scenes and steamy encounters. Readers will be swept away with the fast-paced love story, caught in the sexual tension between Wayne and Lily.
Let me first start out by giving kudos to whoever designed the cover. The characters look exactly how the writer describes them. For me, the first thing I look at when getting romance books is the cover. And nothing is more irritating than getting a cover that has characters that look nothing like the characters in the book. BLACKMAILED BY THE BEAST has a beautiful work on the cover that led to an even more sexy, fun and beautiful love story. I loved Lily Jones. First of all because she comes to life over the pages as a real woman. Full figured and full of spunk and passion but at the same time she remains sweet and innocent. Even though she is young (21), she has had a lot of responsibilities on her shoulders so she comes across as innocent but at the same time mature. Wayne Brown. Let me just say I fell in love with him just like Lily did. Strong, capable, hard headed, hot and oh yeah...did I mention sexy? I loved his take-charge attitude. All alpha male yet at the same time you know he has some vulnerabilities just beneath the surface for the heroine to scratch and uncover. At first I worried when I saw there was forced seduction. I wasn't sure if it could work. But BOY, did it work! I loved this book. I will be looking for more from Sam Crescent to be sure. Thank you for such a well written, fun and sexy plot. I enjoyed it immensely. Five stars for a great beginning, middle and a rocking happy ending.
Lily knows the financial trouble her family is in. She does everything in her power to help rectify the situation. She cooks and cleans for the family, taking care of all of their needs without even a please or thank you from the anyone. Her mother and sister create a cruel Cinderella type atmosphere for Lily while her father is off brooding and only caring for himself. Enter our prince charming Wayne. Wayne offers the family a financial escape, leading to Lily agreeing to become his wife, while he pays to get her family out of their financial crisis. Its certainly not ideal for Lily. She's heard the rumors about Wayne. He's a rich playboy who is known best as being a love em' and leave em' kinda guy who cares for nobody but himself. She has no idea why Wayne wants to marry her. He's gorgeous and can have any woman he wants. She feels as though she's a frumpy, obese, good for nothing girl. What she doesn't realize though is how in love Wayne has been with her these past two years of knowing each other. Lily didn't picture this for her life, she has always envisioned her future husband to be someone she loves rather then despises. Lily is drawn sexually to this man though. Her heart is at battle with her body when it comes to Wayne. What difference will it make how she feels emotionally though right? She is already miserable in life as it is. Misery loves company. What Lily doesn't count on though is her marriage of convenience turning into everything she never thought she could have, but always dreamed of anyway. Thus creating a beautiful love story that tugs at a readers heartstrings. Lily is a very loving and genuine person. She thrives on taking care of others. I think what I loved about her the most was the fact that she was not super skinny, or flawless like a lot of heroines are made out to be. She is overweight, and just an average girl, nothing spectacular about her looks. It was a rather refreshing take on things. Wayne is a tortured soul himself. He appears to be a careless "beast" kind of man with his hard outer shell built around himself, when really he is struggling trying to get by emotionally in life. Lily becomes his savior as well as he is hers. She knocks his walls down, and therefore the real Wayne shines through. He's so generous, passionate, and a true prince. I really enjoyed reading about him. In the end I found Blackmailed by the Beast to be a wonderfully woven tale of overcoming personal demons to find true happiness in life. Blackmailed by the Beast became so much more then the erotic love story I assumed it was going to be. Don't get me wrong, the heat level was through the roof at times, but the sweetness was just as wonderful. If you are I need of a good pick me up that's short and sweet, then Blackmailed by the Beast is the one for you!
Wayne Brown is ruthless when it comes to business, and with a nickname of "The Beast", no one dares to challenge him. What he wants he gets. Lily Jones is sweet innocence and despises men like Wayne. But the Jones family is desperate, and he offers them a solution to their problems. Only he wants something in return...Lily. She either marries him or her family answers to the debt collectors. With no choice left, she agrees and begins life as his wife. Through his seduction and touch, Lily's body betrays her, and as time passes, so does her heart. But how can she fall in love with a man who blackmails to get what he wants? (Goodreads) I loved the details of this story. Even though “Beast” is in the title, do not let that make you think this is a paranormal story, but wowzer if it was. I do love Wayne’s possessive nature, but the high handedness of his blackmail without truly knowing her as a person is a little chauvinistic. It would have been understandable as a shifter finding his mate, but a regular guy seeing a regular girl- a little weird. That was my only real issue with the story. Lily’s character was just the right amount of vulnerability, low self-esteem, and feisty all rolled into one. I liked seeing the love grow, and the family secrets coming out. I can’t wait to read Richard’s story
Lily's family has fallen on hard times and her father has invited Wayne Brown to their home in hopes of offering her older sister to him for marriage in exchange for financial assistance. But, the problem with that is Wayne is not attracted to the elder sister, but to Lily. After witnessing how the family treats her, he is infuriated and is determined to get her away from them. He knows that Lily is interested in him by her body's reaction when he is around and he has caught her watching him. He offers to help the family in exchange for Lily's hand in marriage, reluctantly she accepts. After the wedding, they settle into married life, learning about each other slowly. Lily knows her husband has very dominant ways, which sometimes causes them to butt heads, but she can't deny her attraction to him. Wayne introduces Lily to her sexual desires. A week before Christmas, after a heated fight, she leaves him. In her blinding anger, she drives into an undesirable part of town where she is attacked. Wayne realizes how easily he could have lost her. Can he overcome his personal fears and gain his family back or has he pushed too far this time and lost everything? I really enjoyed this love story, but I'm thankful that arranged or forced marriages are no longer the norm in our society. Women today are more independent and wouldn't go for that. I was impressed that the heroine still had loyalty for the family that treated her so badly. Wayne was definitely an Alpha Male, strong-willed, dominant and overly protective of his mate. They both had to learn to let down the barriers to let someone in. Wayne learned that admitting your hurt and fears doesn't make you any less of a man. Reviewed by: Pam S.
Wayne has been watching Lily for years, grabbing every opportunity just to get close to her or talk to her. Unknowingly he was calculating his every move, and that of Lily’s parents. With them being in debt with many people they were still spending money like water. When Lily’s parents were at the brick of losing everything, Wayne offered them a helping hand, in exchange for lily’s hand in marriage. Lily reluctantly agrees, but is determent to not giving him access to her heart, no matter what seductive tactics he will use. It was an amazing read, with heartbreaking and steamy moment. The storyline has been well written and the characters are very fascinating, all in their own wicked way. The author sets a slightly fast pace, but that is well manageable and it keeps you on edge while reading. I love the tension/chemistry between Wayne and Lily, she knows about his reputation as the Beast, he’s rich, his relationships always revolve around sex and he will do anything to get what he wants. Knowing this about him has made Lily reluctant in believing and trusting him, after what she has been through. Her response to what is happening is very realistic. But what Lily doesn’t know is that he has scars of his own, which is why Wayne has turned into the Beast. And only around Lily will the walls he has built come down. The loyalty Lily keeps showing, while her family treats her like dirt reminds me of Cinderella, and in some way she is Cinderella, with a seductive Beast as her knight in shining armor. I have to mention that while the author warns for forced seduction, I think Lily just needed a little push from Wayne to up her self –esteem. But the author still had me with that one sentence. And after reading this book I’ll be looking forward reading more by this author. (I only rate 4.5 stars because I had wished it was longer).
ver since he first set eyes on her at a charity banquet, Dwayne Brown has wanted Lily Jones. His obsession has grown steadily over the past two years, so when he finds out about the financial trouble that her previously-wealthy family has fallen into, he realizes that he has the perfect means to acquire her. Dwayne he offers to pay off the family’s debts and pay them a healthy allowance in exchange for Lily’s hand in marriage, and Lily’s parents are more than happy to offer up their younger daughter in sacrifice. Lily always knew that her family didn’t care for her, even if she never understood why. She doesn’t want to marry this older man; she doesn’t know him, and she doesn’t particularly like what she does know. She wants to marry for love, not for money, but when the stakes are this high, she has no other choice. Once he has Lily in his hands, Dwayne plans to cherish her forever. Will this young beauty ever come to love the man the business world calls The Beast? Dwayne knows he needs to give her time to get to know and care for him, but the tighter than he holds on to her, the more he seems to push her away.
A thoroughly enjoyable story, I loved reading about Wayne and Lily's fight to create a family against strange odds, and how they both fought against admitting their growing feelings for one another. Lily also continually struggles with insecurities from growing up a full-figured person in a world of size zeroes, especially because her older sister uses that fact to torment her. Both main characters felt like real people, broken by their pasts but trying to heal within the chance of love. As Lily becomes more secure and Wayne softens, their relationship appears to be the best possible circumstance, but waiting too long to admit his feelings could cause Wayne to lose Lily for good. My only real issue with the whole story was some editing issues where misspellings or wrong words pulled me out of the story. However, I still really enjoyed reading this and will read more by this author.
BRIEF SUMMARY Wayne Brown aka The Beast, always gets what he wants. From the moment he saw Lily, he knew he wanted her and sets his plan into motion to blackmail her into marriage. Wayne's choice for blackmail, paying of the family's debt. Lily is very young and innocent. She is always treated like an outcast within her own family, so when she is forced in to marriage she is appalled but yet finds herself attracted to Wayne. THOUGHTS I love a good blackmail story; this concept never gets old for me and this story delivers with its twist in blackmail. A way to describe this story would be a fusion of any blackmailed in to marriage story with a bit of a Cinderella concept, throw in spicy erotic scenes and the author, Sam Crescent, created a scrumptiously story. I personally found Wayne and Lily's story wonderful. Wayne was a beast in the boardroom as well as negotiating, and Lily's situation wasn't any different, by any means necessary was his plan. What gave the story that tingling sensation for me was Wayne's possessiveness and aggressive tactics, along with Lily's innocence. With both having a rough childhood they were both very guarded. Along with being blackmailed, Lily's attraction to Wayne was evident in her own awkward way. Once their physical chemistry was taken to another level I thought it was explosive. If you're a fan of the possessive guy and innocent girl scenario, then you will enjoy this story. I really enjoyed reading about Richard and Tony, Wayne's best friends. I kept thinking to myself while reading the book I hope the author delivers on a story for both Tony and Richard. While reading the epilogue, we got a taste of Richard and I can hardly wait. Storyline: GOOD Intimacy: VERY SPICY & VERY GOOD Enjoyment: GOOD Romance Novel Junkies
Lily Jones is doing her best to keep her family fed and the house cared for now that the money is gone. Never feeling like a member of the family, Lily allows her sister and parents treat her like a unpaid housekeeper and cook. Not knowing why her family treats her this way, Lily still loves them very much and will do whatever it takes to make them happy. Wayne Brown has wanted Lily for quite some time, and when her family falls on hard times - ok dead broke - he offers a solution to satisfy everyone. There is no way Lily could ever marry Wayne, the Beast of the Boardroom...she will starve first! Unfortunately Lily's mother has other ideas, and the marriage to Wayne is a done deal. Wayne wants Lily to care for him and never have a reason to leave him, and he will do whatever it takes to make that happen. Blackmailed by the Beast, the first in the Unlikely Love series, happens to be one of the better 'Cinderella' type stories that I have read in a while. Lily has so much spunk, yet from the emotional abuse she received as a child she doesn’t allow it to show outright. Lily’s spark and Wayne’s Alpha tendencies make for explosive sexual chemistry that extends into the sexual acts. It was nice to see how Wayne eases Lily into being comfortable with her looks and her weight, showing her what a beautiful young lady she is. Wayne is not a nice man, yet when you read how he is with Lily you can’t help but root for him in his desire to have Lily for always. The sex between Lily and Wayne has a touch of innocence, yet it is very hot and steamy each time they come together. And it was also great that the sex was plentiful. The secondary characters in the story were all needed to move the story along and I liked meeting Wayne’s two best friends, Richard and Tony, who we will hopefully see again. I enjoyed Blackmailed by the Beast and can’t wait until the next story in the Unlikely Love series is available.
enjoyed! a fun story. loved the hero and wouldn't mind getting my hands on him myself.