by Skye Warren
Publication Date: December 6, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Today is Gameday! Are you ready to play?
I was not prepared for this match. Score one for author Skye Warren. The Pawn will move and capture your excitements at its core. What an intellectual dark romance!! It’s complete with sophisticated characters who jump from the pages and strikes you in the heart.
Prepare yourself for a world of secrets, lies and deceit. The Pawn is told from the female’s POV, Avery James. She had the perfect life until the unthinkable happen. Now she must risk everything to help save her family – her father. The story’s strength lies in Gabriel’s disturbing battle between lust and vengeance toward Avery and her father. I desperately hope we get Gabriel’s POV in the future.
The title of the series, ENDGAME is derived from the concept of a chess game as you may now know. It’s a tale of fiction that oozes with brilliance, emotion and intrigue. The concept and the execution of the drama is perfectly timed like the game itself.
Chess players know the pieces of the game: KING, Queen, Bishop, Knight, Rook and Pawn. The gameboard represents the battlefield where the pieces fight. The king is the most importance piece in the game. You always protect the King. Therefore, the goal of the game is to checkmate the opponent’s King, meaning the king is put into check and cannot get out of the check.
Huh? What?! Yeah that’s what I think. I am not a chess player. I wish I was a chess player. I am in awe of the concept. This latest release from author Skye Warren has me adding a chess game to my Christmas wish list. Like me, you will crave to understand the game of chess itself to take this epic journey with Avery and Gabriel.
The Endgame Series will be one of the most well-crafted highly anticipated releases for 2017. It excites me just thinking about it. We will crave more of the character’s actions and how they intersect metaphorical with the game pieces. Plus, the ending will reveal an unexpected plot twist.
IMHO, The Pawn illustrates how to never underestimate what a woman can do.
The price of survival…
Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl’s college to take care of the only family I have left.
There’s one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value.
A forbidden auction…
Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he’s the only kindness in a brutal underworld.
Except he’s playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing.
THE PAWN is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love.
About Skye Warren
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dark romance such as Wanderlust and Prisoner. Praised as a “true mistress of dark erotica”, her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, four dogs, and one evil cat.