Title: Lust (The Elite Seven, #1)
Author: Ker Dukey
Genre: New Adult, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 11, 2019
Blurb: The Elite Seven.
I was born with wealth, athletic ability, and looks that could melt the panties off a nun.
I had a clear path to success.
Until fate dealt me a cruel blow, leaving me empty and in need of purpose.
My only focus now is to become part of The Elite—a secret society in one of the most prestigious colleges in the world.
But everything comes at a price, and with The Elite, you have to earn your place.
Lucky for me, being sinful is in my DNA.
The only obstacle to full initiation is my task: seduce the un-seducible, the forbidden, and lure her with the sins of the flesh.
Easy for a man like me…in theory.
She started as my task, but what happens when the lines between lust and love blur, and the need for power rages war with the need for her?
Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak—they’re for The Elite.
This is my life, my chance, my legacy.
I am Rhett Masters.
I am Lust.
Rating: 4 Stars
The concept of this series is brilliant and intriguing. Seven books based on the Seven Deadly Sins – Lust, Pride, Wrath, Envy, Greed, Gluttony, Sloth – written by seven different amazing authors. As soon as I saw it announced on social media, I immediately started salivating at the mouth like a junkie needing a fix for all of these books.
Ker Dukey kicks off this series and lays the groundwork for The Elite Seven – an exclusive and secret society of the rich, powerful and elite – introducing us to the embodiment of Lust – Rhett Masters. And my God that man was sex on a stick… he was dripping in sin!
“My entire high school years were built on my reputation of panty peeler, pussy realtor, heart stealer. People wanted to either be me, or get with me, it was as simple as that. Money mixed with athletic ability and good looks equals power.”
The way the author wrote his character made me easily fall in love with him. He was an arrogant, alpha party boy who had absolutely no shame and his inner monologue was hilarious… but he did have a big heart, although it was one full of grief and pain. My heart bled for Rhett. He suffered a devastating loss and drowned himself in drugs and alcohol to block out his nightmares.
“Grief is a fickle whore. It hits me in waves, reminding me whenever I try to forget. The remorse chasing me, and I can’t outrun it, no matter how reckless I become.”
He wants to be Elite to escape the life that was dealt to him because the Elite could take care of him and set him up for life, and he would do whatever it takes to become part of that inner circle… until he meets Chastity – his solace, the whisper of her voice that speaks louder than the roars in his head.
“She holds me while I come apart. It’s not a girl who’s falling for a boy, or a boy tasked to seduce a girl he fell for. It’s a human sharing another human’s pain when they know they can’t carry it on their own.”
Love, lust, loss, sacrifice and the Elite. These are the components that make up Rhett’s story… and like always, Ker Dukey wrote it phenomenally using descriptive words to make the reader feel the emotions and like you’re actually in the story itself… although it did start out a little bit on the slow side for me in the beginning. I can’t even tell you what it was, probably just me, but it took me longer to read it until I got to the 50% mark, then I couldn’t put it down. I absolutely loved Rhett and meeting the Seven. All the characters were mysterious and intriguing and I can’t wait to find out their stories and more about the Elite.
Overall, this was an awesome start to an addictive new series, one that I will be devouring. Pride is next by J.D. Hollyfield and this is a story I’m dying to get my hands on.
Order of books in this series:
Lust by Ker Dukey – Release Date: February 11
Pride by J.D. Hollyfield – Release Date: February 25
Wrath by Claire C. Riley – Release Date: March 11
Envy by M.N. Forgy – Release Date: March 25
Greed by Amo Jones – Release Date: April 8
Gluttony by K. Webster – Release Date: April 22
Sloth by Giana Darling – Release Date: May 13