REVIEW – Corrupt by Jessica Prince

Title: Corrupt
Author: Jessica Prince
Series: Civil Corruption #1
Release Date: September 5, 2017

Garrett Wilder is rich, famous, and totally bad for me. After one night that ended with me wanting to punch him in his face, the self-absorbed rockstar has become a permanent fixture in my life…
Whether I like it or not.

Now I’m forced to see him every day, and that shield I put up to protect my heart is quickly crumbling to the ground. I’ve gone from hating him to craving him. And the scariest part is that he feels the same.

He wants to know me.
He wants to own me.
He wants to corrupt me.

And if I’m not careful…
I just might let him.

Jessica Prince introduces readers to Civil Corruption with Gwen and Garrett’s story in Corrupt. What began as a one-night stand, turns into something neither one can escape in this sexy rocker romance. Dripping with tension and overflowing with emotion, Corrupt serves up a colorful cast of characters that will steal your heart. I absolutely adored the men of Civil Corruption and the easy camaraderie between them. They truly felt like a family and I look forward to hearing each of their stories as the series continues. While Corrine made me laugh in the way only a best friend can and kept me guessing, Liddy stole the show and brought some much-needed light and levity to Gwen and Garrett’s journey.

“The remaining pieces of my shield fell right then. If or when that other shoe decided to drop, I was in serious trouble. Because my heart officially belonged to Garrett Wilder.”

To be honest, the character development was lacking for me. While I generally love the personal growth Jessica Prince takes her characters through, Gwen and Garrett felt too immature and indecisive. At times, I adored Gwen’s strength, independence, and unwillingness to accept less than what she and Liddy deserved, but then she fell for Garrett’s lines and lust before he’d ever proven himself to be capable of something real. Garrett, on the other hand, said all the right things, and although he eventually delivered, there was never any real explanation as to why he treated Gwen the way he did for so long. His initial connection to her seemed like a ruse in light of how things played out and it kept me from ever really connecting with the character. I did appreciate the obvious chemistry between Gwen and Garrett – there was certainly no shortage of sparks with this couple. The way they pushed each other’s buttons so perfectly meant plenty of delicious sexual tension to keep readers flipping the pages.

“He was like a hurricane, wreaking havoc and leaving destruction in his wake when he didn’t get what he wanted… but damn if I didn’t secretly love the ride.”

Paced to be devoured, Corrupt is well written and the storyline is absolutely intriguing. There were even a few surprises I didn’t see coming that kept me captivated and I’m excited about the direction this series is headed in. Jessica Prince did a great job balancing the emotional turmoil with the couple’s obvious electricity while their outside relationships really rounded out the story. There were some seriously sweet and beautifully honest moments that made my heart falter and fly, keeping me invested in Gwen and Garrett’s journey despite the obstacles they faced. Written with all of Jessica Prince’s signature humor and heart, Corrupt is sizzling, angsty, and full of feels – a promising start to a brand new series!


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