Now she must dance for a man hiding behind a veil.
But when the urge to take a look grows too strong … Alexis gets more than she bargained for.
More than Viktor was willing to give.
Inspired by a fairytale, VIKTOR is a standalone Contemporary Romance by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Clarissa Wild.
I’ve read other books from Clarissa Wild before, but I was really excited for this book because it’s a Beauty and the Beast type of romance, and if you know me, you’d know that it’s my favorite fairy tale and that I love a good Beauty And The Beast book because I always believe there’s just so many things you can take away from the fairy tale and from its retellings.
Viktor is a beast. When I say beast, it means he has physical disfigurements that make him ugly. And there were really heavy reasons for those scars that he has. Lexi, for all her beauty, is a prostitute. This story is a fairy tale, but it’s not. We don’t have a beautiful heroine who’s perfect and flawless. Lexi is flawed, broken, difficult. But it is because of both their imperfections that the story works so well.
I like how Ms. Wild throws in plot twists like there’s no tomorrow. I mean, I already know her techniques by now, but she still never fails to surprise me with those twists she adds into her stories. Viktor has dark elements, but it is all in all a good and solid contemporary romance novel that will give you a few hours of relief from reality, so you can lose yourself in a tale as old as time.
Unedited Excerpt – Subject to change – Copyright 2016 Clarissa Wild
“Because you want me. Because you can’t leave.” I slide my fingers between her slit. Her folds are already wet for me, even before I’ve laid a hand on her. I grin against her skin, finally understanding why I want her so much. She needs it rough … and rough is all I am.
“You used this against me, Lexi …” I whisper in her ear. “Used your pussy as a tool to get information.”
“It wasn’t just that …”
“Show it to me then.”
The nightgown falls down to the floor, exposing her naked body right in front of the open window. But with no one around, neither of us cares. I’m going for the kill.
“Make me believe the lie that’s us,” I say, rubbing her clit.
“It’s not a lie …” she murmurs, her breaths coming out in short gasps.
“You only say that because my hand is around your throat,” I say, dipping my finger into her pussy. She gasps out loud as I go deep and swirl around inside her. “Because I own this pussy.”
“Fuck …” she moans.
I groan and then pull away, releasing her from my grip entirely. A confused Alexis turns around and props herself against the windowsill, her eyes pleading with me as I walk backward. My cock is hard, but my desire to know where we stand is much more urgent. Her legs draw together and she clutches her body as another draft enters through the window, her nipples peaking from the cold.
I can’t help biting my lip as I watch her become befuddled while I sit down on the chair on the opposite end of the room.
“Go on then …” I say, rubbing my bottom lip with my index finger. “Carry on with the little show you had going in my workroom.”
She stares at me for a few seconds before leaning back. Her eyes glance over her shoulder to the opened window. I wonder if she’s thinking what I’m thinking. If she’s hesitating … trying to decide whether to run or stay … if she wants me more than her freedom.
But then her eyes settle on me as I zip down my pants and pull out my cock.There’s a gleam of desire in her eyes … one that makes me grab a hold of the base and say, “You want this? You can have it … after you show me you really want it.”
Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, Stalker, Twenty-One (21), and Ultimate Sin. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire’s Bet series, and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.