ARC Review of Envy by M.N. Forgy

March 21, 2019

It was temptation that broke the sinner.

People say I have everything.
They’re wrong.
I may have looks, money, and privilege, but I don’t have the one thing that really matters, the one thing I crave: a woman with eyes only for me.
I’m searching for my woman—one who will fall to her knees because I’m her king. She’ll wear the crown of my tarnished name, and long for me when I’m not near. And when I am close, she’ll be naked across my lap, feeling the sting of my palm across her milky skin.
You could say I’m a sinner because I’d do anything to have the perfect woman—compliant to my every need and whim—and I’m envious of every couple who walks around naive to the luxury they have.

That’s why I joined The Elite, the most prestigious brotherhood in the south.
It’s the one place that will give me what I cannot have.
Only…the task assigned to me is too much for my jealous eyes.
Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak...they’re for The Elite.
Those who envy have no peace.
My name is Sabastian Westbrook.
I am Envy.

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Release: March 25 ,2019
Genre: Thriller - stalker
Male POV - 1st person
Heat: Descriptive
Type: Pseudo-Standalone - Book 4 of The Elite Seven series
Length: 146 pages
Format: eARC provided by the author

My Review


Who the heck is Sabastian?

Those who envy have no peace.
My name is Sabastian Westbrook.

Envy was the first character in the series to live up to his sin. I've never seen someone so consumed with want and need and obsession in my life! Even now, at the end of his book, I don't think he knows who he is or even learned his lesson. He's conniving and manipulative and sneaky and clingy and charming and good looking and rich... and still so envious of others.

With Envy, I experienced one of those times when I can't connect or like the character, but I was still able to enjoy the story. Sabastian lived up to some really unrealistic standards and lived his life on the edge. He was irreverent and lethal and no one said anything, but he had to be suffering from some sort of psychopathy.

"He's super sweet, but I get this Ted Bundy feeling around him, you know?"

I'm sure it's just me, but this character seemed drastically different from the character I came to know from the first book, Lust. Maybe it's because each other has a unique perspective of who he is and what makes him tick. Maybe it's because before now, I only got him in glimpses. Maybe it's because I will never really know him. Regardless, I love how Forgy captured him in this book. I loved how far she delved into how corrupt and completely immoral he was without losing some of his substance in the process. The story was short, but I feel like the author was able to give me a dimensional character that swam rather than coasted on the dark side. With a huge cliffhanger at the end, I'm hoping the tone set for Sabastian doesn't change in the next book of the series.

🎶 Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I’ll be watching you. 🎶

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