Published by Self Published on April 14, 2013
Genres: Erotica, New Adult, Romance
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Elizabeth DeVille doesn't belong at a party like this—one where the gowns cost more than her Camry and cigars run higher than her grad school utility bills. Dragged out of seclusion by her best friend Suri, Elizabeth is merely playing dress-up, rubbing elbows with a crowd that banished her troubled family years ago.
Hunter West is tired. Tired of parties, tired of pretending, and tired of trying to right a wrong that haunts him every day. Bourbon heir and professional poker player by day, by night Hunter is gambling with his life in a high-stakes game of crime and blackmail.
When Elizabeth stumbles into Hunter's den of vices, she's a light in the darkness, a flame in the void. And, just like everything he touches, Hunter mars her in a record time. To rectify the damage done, Elizabeth needs money she doesn't have, and she's come up with a foolproof way to get it.
Follow Elizabeth—code-named Scarlett—to the lush Nevada brothel where she'll auction her virginity and risk the only thing that's not for sale: her heart. The highest bidder is a familiar face, with wicked hands and the devil's mouth. And a secret so dark that it could cost her life.
***RECOMMENDED FOR READERS 17+ DUE TO SEXUALITY AND MATURE LANGUAGE.***
Selling Scarlett by Ella James was just the right book for me. I needed it. It was dark, fun, and funny. The MC Lizzy/Libby is so darn cute and sassy that I just wanted to pinch her cheeks.
She was a great lead, headstrong, passionate, and smart. Sure, sure when she started thinking between her legs she got a bit silly, but unfortunately most of us girls do.
The book was steamy. It was. But Hunter is not really my type of leading man. I think he hit a little too close to home for me. But that’s okay because my list of book boyfriends is entirely too long. And if you have seen this…..
then you know that Ella James has a book boyfriend in the works for me. Seriously Cross was comatose for most of this book, but the glimpses James gave us of him were tantalizing. I cannot wait.
The subject of this book is very adult in nature. I love that Ella James gave the ladies of the night a face, and personalities, and just made them human and fun! Not every prostitute out there is a junkie looking for her next fix. Or a desperate single mother. Some of them are simply just working girls.
The bad guys/gals in this book were simply disgusting. Every time they entered a scene I wanted to smack something, or vomit. Mainly vomit. They were the epitome of slime. They made everyone else, even Hunter who is seriously flawed, look like saints. Yuck.
Selling Scarlett is a great, fun, hot and steamy book. It’s well written, witty, and is full of humor both light and dark.
I can’t wait to see what happens with Cross in the next book. I need it, like now!