#WhipIt: Tainted Love


Tainted Love Tainted LoveThe first in a new three book series from Ghiselle St. James:

This is not a fairytale. This is not a story of a woman who is perfect. This is not the story of a perfect couple that sails off into the sunset. This is gritty. This is frustrating. This is heartbreaking. This is my story, hard as it may be to tell.

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My name is Sullivan Beal – at least, that’s what I tell people – and I live life by my own rules. Most of my adult life has been spent hiding from my past. That is, until I meet him face-to-face.

Ben Hayes is the demanding C.O.O. who is hell-bent on having me for himself. But, I’m wrong for him. I know it, the universe knows it.

If he ever found out who I really am, how utterly tainted I am, he wouldn’t waste his time wanting me.
There are things in my past that would destroy everyone in my wake.

But Ben is relentless, trying to break down the walls around my heart that a messy past has caused me to construct. It’s a pity he doesn’t know…I am too tainted for love.

“Love isn’t for me, and my kind of love is too tainted, too blemished to share with anyone.”

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Sullivan is a hot, sexy, woman who uses that to gain the attention of others. She prowls on men to survive, staying long enough to add to her bank account before she gets bored.  While at an office party with her friends she attracts the attention of their boss and is flattered. Sullivan only does one night stands, but Ben wants more and is willing to do anything to get it. She has a haunting past and knows that she is not good enough for him. But, Ben is relentless and always gets what he wants…and he wants her. Her past is starting to catch up with her, though, and she doesn’t want it to taint him in any way.

Ben is your normal, strong, alpha male. He comes on strong and dominates their “relationship”, but Sullivan is equally strong and loves to be in charge, too. However, she allows herself to let her guard down with Ben – something she has not done since her first love died in a plane crash years ago.

I found parts of this story difficult to get through. My heart absolutely broke for Sullivan. She is so complex with multi-layers, yet she is vulnerable and hurt beyond anything any human should have to deal with. I will say that the beginning of the story was a little slow. But, it picks up and held my attention and packed a huge punch! Speaking of punches – what a cliffhanger!! I didn’t realize this was the first book in a series until after I finished! Now I need to read on to find out what happens.

Tainted Love is definitely not for the faint of heart, but it is worth the time and effort spent on it.

fourstars

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