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Betrayal (Infidelity #1) by Aleatha Romig

Betrayal Book Cover Betrayal
Infidelity #1
Aleatha Romig
Fiction, Erotic Romance
October 13th 2015

One week. No future. No past. No more.
Alexandria Collins has one week to live carefree—no ghosts of her past or pressures of her future haunting her. Reinventing herself as "Charli," she is knocked off her feet by a sexy, mysterious man who brings her pleasure like she never imagined. With her heart at stake, she forgets that decisions made in the dark of night reappear in the bright light of day.

"Some of my tastes are unique. They aren’t for everyone. I understand that.”

Lennox "Nox" Demetri is wealthy, confident, and decisive—he knows what he wants. From the first time he sees Charli at an exclusive resort, he knows he wants her. Although he is usually the one to make the rules, together they agree on one:

One week. No more.

When betrayal comes from those closest to Alexandria, she must decide how far she is willing to go to survive. Choices are not always easy, especially when they involve the heart, body, and soul. After all, Infidelity is a business, and some rules are meant to be broken.

"Is it really cheating if you're doing it to yourself?"

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a sexy, new dominant hero who knows what he wants, and a strong-willed heroine who has plans of her own. With classic Aleatha Romig twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new epic dark romance will have readers swooning one minute and screaming the next. Have you been Aleatha'd?

BETRAYAL is a full-length novel and the first of five in the INFIDELITY series.


Maria’s Review

★✩★✩★✩NOT A STANDALONE★✩★✩★✩

“Is it really cheating if you’re doing it to yourself?”

➦I was really apprehensive about reading this novel based on its title alone. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that not this novel ISN’T ABOUT CHEATING at all. The heroine, in fact, has very strict principles about infidelity and refuses to even entertain an idea of getting involved with a married man.

Alex and Nox, this book’s main characters, meet at a resort and agree to a week of fun together. They set the rules to not ask about their lives and to never contact each other after the week is up. Throughout the vacation they develop rather complex feelings for each other but they still follow through on their agreement and part ways severing any connections… Except Nox slips in his phone number into Alex’s phone.

This book is a set up for bigger things to come and ends in a cliffy. I have to admit I am intrigued enough to give a second book a shot. (this doesn’t happen very often for me :p)

What I love the most about the book is the heroine. Alex comes from money but refuses to be manipulated by her parents into arranged marriage. She pursues her dream of becoming a lawyer and will go to extreme lengths to get what she wants. The book is told primarily from her POV, although at the end Nox’s POV makes an appearance.

➦I did get multiple hints leading to BDSM theme with the frequent mention of “hard limits” and I am guessing we will see more of those elements in the second book. However, there was never any “Say you’re mind and bend over!” from the hero here. He is dominant but he is also very attentive, considerate and respectful.

➦I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance with a bit of kink and mystery!