Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 27, 2016
Animal. Monster. Beast. That’s what they call Viktor Melikov, the man who hides in the dark … But even monsters need to be loved. The moment he sees the girl hired to dance for him, everything ceases to exist. It’s a feeling he’s unfamiliar with … and craves more than anything.
Alexis Kidd sells her body. Not because she wants to, but because she needs to. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to support her family and survive.
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.
Unedited Excerpt – Subject to change – Copyright 2016 Clarissa Wild
“Why am I still here?” she whispers as my hand disappears into her panties.
“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.”
Erica's review - 4.5 stars
A dark take on the classic Beauty and the Beast.
Viktor is scarred.
Both physically and emotionally.
He hides from the world but still craves human interaction.
Alexis is a prostitute. Not necessarily by choice but as a last option to support herself and her sister.
She's given a client who doesn't want to touch her, just watch her strip and dance for him while he remains hidden.
There are rules.
One of those rules is not to look at the client but it's the one Alexis can't follow.
He's beautiful in his shadow, she finds herself attracted to the mystery man, but this is just another client, she'll be paid and on her way shortly.
As she leaves he grabs her, asks her name.
While it scares her it also intrigues her, the feeling of his hand on her neck.
Viktor never touches the entertainment let alone speaks to them, there's something about this woman that he can't deny. Maybe he'll call her back for a second show.
Alexis' sister puts them in a no win situation the leaves Alexis offering herself for her sisters freedom and that begins the story of Viktor and Alexis. There are hidden secrets and darker truths to be discovered while these two try to learn to survive together.
I adore Clarissa Wild's dark reads and Viktor is no exception. Being based on a fairy tale wasn't something that interested me but knowing who was writing it I knew it was one I'd have to give a chance and I'm glad I did.
Viktor will steal your heart, Alexis grew on me, I wasn't a huge fan of her at first but it didn't take long to bring me over to her side.
Amy's review -
Wow! I must say this is one of the best books I've read this year. When starting this book, think of beauty and beast but it also has a phantom of the opera feel since he wears a mask. This book teaches us to not judge or treat bad based on looks and how far someone will go to protect others. This book sucked me from the beginning and before I knew it, I swear it felt like 5 mins later, I was at 40%. Crazy right but its that good! Both characters were a bit messed up but together they were able to see past that and love each other.
Viktor was a lost kid living on the street when a guy pulled him into his web of danger. After so many years of doing what he did, two little girls changed his heart and he wanted out. It wasn't that easy though. He got ungodly things done to him and now he lives his life in solitude. He refuses to go out and only has women come to dance for him. Nobody has ever seen his face until Alexis..
Alexis grew up with her mom and sister; After losing her mom, her sister and her did what they could to keep going to make money. She never expected for her life to change just for dancing for a monster.. but it did. After one dance, something changes and Viktor lets Alexis in. She sees something in Viktor that others refuse to see. She doesn't see the scars, she sees the man behind them. He is a remarkable man. There are some dark parts especially when they start talking about their pasts. Also they fight a lot but have incredible HOT make up sex... like the rough and naughty kind. Anyway, this book was so incredible and Clarissa Wild has written another beautiful book. I could actually read this book again and again.
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.