Book Review: The Initiation

cover-review-the initiationTitle: The Initiation [Filthy Rich Americans 1]

Author: Nikki Sloane

Genre: Dark Romance, Contemporary

Rating: 5 Stars



No one knows how new members are selected to the board of Hale Banking and Holding. But there are rumors of a sordid rite of initiation.

Whispers how one woman and nine men disappear into a boardroom.

This time, that woman will be me.

The Hale family owns everything—the eighth largest bank in the world, everyone in our town, even the mortgage on my parents’ mansion. And now Royce Hale wants to own me.

He is charming. Seductive. Ruthless. But above all, he’s the prince of lies. My body may tighten with white-hot desire under his penetrating gaze, but I refuse to enjoy it.

I’ll make a deal with the devil to save my family and sell myself to the Hales. But Royce will never own my heart.


Brutal. That’s the word I would use to describe The Initiation by Nikki Sloane. This book was a sucker punch from one cover to another. It was sinfully sensual, smart, and terrifying.

The book was extraordinarily well-written. It was fast-paced, complex, and filled with thrilling drama. Honestly, it was probably my favorite book I’ve read this year, and I’m nearing the end of my 100 book quota for 2019.

If you like dark romances full of mind games, powerful men, and fearless women, this book is for you. Though I feel I should warn you – this book gets dark. The heroine is put in impossible situations that lead her to bargain away her body and her soul… and for some people, this won’t sit well. Personally, I can’t wait to read more.