The Ritual By Shantel Tessier
Book/Novel Author: Shantel Tessier
Book/Novel Title: The Ritual
AN AMAZON TOP 100 BESTSELLERAn all-new dark standalone romance from the USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Shantel Tessier THE CHOSEN ONEI vow. You vow. We vow.Barrington University is home of the Lords, a secret society that requires their blood in payment. They are above all—the most powerful men in the world. They devote their lives to violence in exchange for power. And during their senior year, they are offered a chosen one.People think growing up with money is freeing, but I promise you, it’s not. My entire life has been planned out for me. I never got the chance to do what I wanted until Ryat Alexander Archer came along and gave me an option for a better life. He offered me what no one else ever had—freedom.I chose to be his. He made me believe that anyway, but it was just another lie. A way that the Lords manipulate you into doing what they want.After being sucked into the dark, twisted world of the Lords, I embraced my new role and allowed Ryat to parade me around like the trophy I was to him. But like all things, what started out as a game soon became a fight for survival. And the only way out was death.Things to know about The RitualIt is MFTW (Please see the author’s note on the inside)J/P (jealous/possessive) HeroOTT (over the top) HeroThis is a 150K word standalone romance that contains dark themes that may be triggering to some.
Defiantly a mature novel, but I loved every second of it. Just be mindful of the trigger warnings. It is pretty graphic. But extremely well written book and I can’t wait to read more of them!
This was a great read! The characters had depth, the storyline was there and never unclear. I was fully entertained and loved most aspects of this book! I would definitely recommend
Loved this book! Great story, and characters. It had twists that I didn’t see coming. Love a HEA. It was just the right amount of dark and dirty!
This was different and dark, just like black coffee with a tiny hint of sweet. Dark sex fantasies that are hard to admit are fleshed out. Tons of hot sex and an attitude about love that meshed well with character development (no unrealistic insta-love). Good plot twists and interesting side characters. Wish we heard a bit more about her friend in the end, but enough investment for her story to be of interest too.
Definitely enjoyed it – Read in less than 3 days! The scenes are well written and great twists and turns in the story. Would definitely recommend if you like the dark!
Ryat is in a secret society at Barrington University. Blakely is to be his chosen. A chosen is what they are promised for their service to the Lords. But Blakely is dating & arranged to be married to Matt, who is also a part of the Lords. There’s a lot of twists, secrets & betrayals! I loved how dark this book was! Definitely enjoyed this one. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Spice: