Corrupt By Penelope Douglas


Title: Corrupt

Author: Penelope Douglas

Series: Devil’s Night #1

Pages: 460 pages

Format: Audiobook

Source: Scribd

My Rating: 4 stars



I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.

His name is Michael Crist.

My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

But I noticed him.

I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.

Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.

Because he’s finally noticed me.


Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.

My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.

Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.

In my city.


The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.

We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.

***Corrupt can be read as a stand-alone. No cliffhanger.

My Thoughts

I read this book as part of romanceopoly and I am glad I did because I don’t think I would have read it otherwise because I hadn’t even heard of it until now. I don’t even know how to review this book so I am just going to go with a short and to the point review.

This book is told in alternating story lines from the past and the present and wow was this book freaking dark. It is definitely problematic and I see that but I couldn’t help but to be pulled in. It will definitely push your limits and it’s not going to be every ones cup of tea but it was freaking hot and very unexpected and it has hooked me and I definitely can’t wait to read the rest of this series.



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