Title: Weak for Him (Weakness #1)
Author: Lyra Parish
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: January 11, 2014
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"Have you heard the saying, 'sex sells'? Well, I'm the supplier."
Finnley Felton sells sex. Jennifer Downs is a virgin. With the help of lady luck, the two meet. Money. Bright lights. Sex. Jennifer is made an offer: sell her virginity to the highest bidder and transform into one of Finnley's girls. But she finds herself weak for him, and doesn't fully realize what she's agreed to until it's too late. Will she rise to the challenge and play by the rules in a land where money is king and love is prohibited? Or will she lose herself and values in the attempt? Weak for him is not considered a "dark" read, but does have unlady-like language, adult subject matter, and s-e-x-ual situations. Weak for Him does not have a cliffhanger. There is resolution but the story does continue on.
"If you think I am bluffing by when I say that "Weak For Him" will give you the ride of lifetime, then I say, take a gamble and see for yourself." –Tiffany @ The Naughty Book Dames"
Jennifer Downs is a woman on a mission. What's the mission? She's leaving her little town in Texas and moving on to the big lights of Las Vegas. Her parents gone and her childhood home sold she's a recent college graduate and has her career path planned.
A flat tire, crazy cab ride, and a minute late.
Jennifer doesn't know what she's going to do. When she looks at the black envelope and the business cards it suddenly looks more tempting. After a call, she's going in for an interview and when she sees the building she knows things might not be so bad.
Never trust things to be as they look.
After being given an offer Jennifer wasn't expecting she's left not knowing what to do. She has no one to guide her. You only live once, Right? She's just agreed to sell her virginity and become one of Finnley's girls.
Listen to everything Finnley says. What she isn't expecting would be the mind games. The lines are drawn and crossed over and over again. They become blurred and she slowly begins to wonder if she's breaking the rules. Will their be consequences?
Just when she thinks she can be strong, once again the game will change.
This book burns the pages from the start to the end. Jennifer Downs is beautiful, smart, and sass mouthed in other words, everything you want in a heroine. Finnley is young, eligible, gorgeous, and oozes sex. I wasn't ever sure in this book whether he was going to be the good or the bad guy. In truth, I'm still not sure. Too sum him up in one word, Wow! Jaketon is gorgeous, young, smooth, and kind. He's everything Jennifer could ever want, or is he? All of these characters keep the book interesting and leaves you with only one choice, read the book none stop. You will not want to put the book down once you have picked it up.
I read Weak for Him in one day. It isn't a long read, but a good length. The story flows flawlessly and from chapter to chapter you can't be sure which way the story is going to go. The supporting characters are all bitchy, catty women which of course makes the book hilarious at times. Jennifer's sass mouth comes in handy not only with the men, but with women too. This book has left me ready for book two, Weak Without Him. I truly don't want to wait until Spring for it. I took a little sneak peak on Goodreads to see what was in store. It gives a hint, but just enough to still not know what is going to happen. I don't want to say Weak for Him ended with a cliff -hanger, but it did leave many unknowns so in a way it did. Is there such a thing as a satisfying cliff-hanger? If so, that's how it ended.
This book is better than 5 stars.
Leaves you satisfied, but wanting more.
Just like Finnley.
Mr. Felton stood facing the windows in a neatly pressed suit. The black tie complemented the black suit, designer from head to toe. His green eyes met my brown gaze, and I smiled, but only received the ghost of one in return. Once the secretary left us, I searched the room, trying to take in every little detail: abstract art on the wall, a conference table in the back, and a lounge area in the middle. The afternoon light cast a yellow glow in the room. A large oak desk, which screamed business executive, had two chairs tucked in front. The room looked comfortable, welcoming, but also professional. The red velvet curtains that overlooked the atrium were jerked closed. "Hi, Finnley. Thank y—" "It's Mr. Felton." My face flushed. How could I be so inconsiderate and unprofessional? I immediately felt stupid. "Mr. Felton. Thank you for allowing me to interview. I've brought my resume and a list of recommendations. I'd love to join your accounting team if you'd allow me." I outstretched my hand and he left me standing there, awkwardly. The smile faded from my face as he leaned against the wooden desk with his arms crossed. "Take off your clothes." His voice was low and silky. "Excuse me?" The words hit me like cool water. I don't think so, asshole. "The interview has begun, Ms. Downs. If you'd like to join my team, you will do what I say and if you'd prefer not, you are more than welcome to turn around and walk that tight ass through the door, and we can pretend as if this never happened." The fierce tone behind his English accent made me cower. I froze as I calculated my next move. What the fuck? The way he looked at me, exploring my body as if he were undressing me, made my stomach flip. No one had ever observed me that way. With a sprinkle of courage, I searched the blank matter-of-fact expression that covered his face. This man was all business. As his long eyelashes hit the tops of his slightly sun-kissed cheeks, I closed my eyes to regroup my thoughts, then opened them quickly. I couldn't let my nerves get the best of me. He moved his messy hair behind his ears, and then sat on the desk, waiting, wanting, daring me to make my move. "Have you decided? Or are we going to waste the good portion of my time daydreaming?" I swallowed. All I ever wanted to do was live in Vegas among the lights and fast-paced city. How did I get myself into this? Take off my clothes? I wasn't some cheap whore to be bossed around. The thought of undressing in front of him disgusted me… or did it? My heart sped as he watched with a lust and want so fierce I shivered. It was now or never, you only live once, right? I peered behind him and stared at the Vegas strip in the distance. With perfect plump lips, and straight white teeth, Mr. Felton smiled at me. In that very moment, I decided to gamble. I didn't know why because I wasn't much for risks. If anyone was a play-it-safe type of girl, it was me. But in that moment, I wanted to be someone different. I wanted to know the outcome of what waited on the other side. I played with lady luck to see what hand she dealt. Maybe I would get lucky.
About the Author
Lyra Parish loves to write, travel, and sing obnoxiously loud at the top of her lungs in the shower. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make her gush. She is a firm believer that a person can never have to many cats, cups of coffee, or read to many happily ever after's. When she isn't busy writing, she can be found sipping various beverages from her non-alcoholic drink buffet, pimp slapping excel spreadsheets, or riding her bike. Weak for Him (Weakness #1) is Lyra's debut novel. Weak Without Him (Weakness #2) will release Spring 2014. Lyra currently resides in Texas with her husband and black cat. For more information or to contact, please visit: lyraparish.com
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