An all-new dark standalone romance from the USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Shantel Tessier
THE CHOSEN ONE
I vow. You vow. We vow.
Barrington University is home of the Lords, a secret society that requires their blood in payment. They are above all—the most powerful men in the world. They devote their lives to violence in exchange for power. And during their senior year, they are offered a chosen one.
People think growing up with money is freeing, but I promise you, it’s not. My entire life has been planned out for me. I never got the chance to do what I wanted until Ryat Alexander Archer came along and gave me an option for a better life. He offered me what no one else ever had—freedom.
I chose to be his. He made me believe that anyway, but it was just another lie. A way that the Lords manipulate you into doing what they want.
After being sucked into the dark, twisted world of the Lords, I embraced my new role and allowed Ryat to parade me around like the trophy I was to him. But like all things, what started out as a game soon became a fight for survival. And the only way out was death.
Things to know about The Ritual
It is MF
TW (Please see the author's note on the inside)
J/P & OTT Hero (jealous/possessive & over the top)
This is a 150K word dark romance and may contain triggers for some due to sexual situations, language, and violence.
5 Star Review by Lorena
I could sit here and write a long review but I figure I could just let you read the book and find out for yourself whether to sit and ponder whether it was for you or not. I definitely feel like it was right up my alley because I love dark, gritty and depraved and this had all three things in this story. I loved the plot, the storyline and the characters. It was a long book that had me hooked from beginning to end and even though I'm not as fast at reading as I used to be, I still managed to read this book at a pretty good pace and I just had such a hard time putting it down.
Both lead characters had me invested 100% and I loved the devotion they had for each other and how they would go out of the way for each other, they would kill and gave no f&cks and wouldn't let anyone get in the way of their love and that's what I call LOVE!
There were major twists and turns that will certainly have you sitting there making you make a double take because you certainly wouldn't expect what was coming!
I love Shantel Tessier and even though it's been a while since I've read her, I certainly feel like I've been missing out and I am so glad I was able to read The Ritual because I certainly feel like this took me out of a little funk I was having lately.