The first time it happened, it seemed like an impossible miracle. Bills were piling up, adding up to more money than I could ever make. Mom’s hospital bills. My baby brother’s tuition. My tuition. Rent. Electricity. All of it on my shoulders. And I had just lost my job. There was no hope, no money in my account, no work to be found. And then, just when I thought all hope was lost, I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of ten thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just “VRI Inc.,” and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing…except a single word, on the notes line: “You.” Just those three letters.
If you receive a mysterious check, for enough money to erase all your worries, would you cash it?
The next month, I received another check, again from VRI Incorporated. It too contained a single word: “belong.”
A third check, the next month. This time, two words. Four letters. “To me.”
The checks kept coming. The notes stopped. Ten thousand dollars, every month. A girl gets used to that, real quick. It let me pay the bills without going into debt. Let me keep my baby brother in school and Mom’s hospice care paid for. How do you turn down what seems like free money, when you’re desperate? You don’t. I didn’t.
And then, after a year, there was a knock on my door. A sleek black limousine sat on the curb in front of my house. A driver stood in front of me, and he spoke six words: “It’s time to pay your debt.”
Would you have gotten in?
It turns out $120,000 doesn’t come free.
Not gonna lie, sis is dumb. Why cash a check your aśs can’t afford? You said it yourself that you won’t be able to pay it back. You cashed $120K and nothing told you that this could be dirty money or something ? 🤦🏾♀️ Layla’s just as dumb as you are. Y’all please don’t go out cashing random checks, it’ll only bite you in the derrière.45
Such a great book. Was a great read.55
One word to describe this book: Amazing55
If I only got to page 70 before I got checked out, don’t waste your time.15
Downloaded this a few years back and I just stared reading it, unknown reason. So so good! I read it all almost in a day because I couldn’t put it down I wanted to know more!!! Highly recommend55
This is by far the best book in this genre I’ve ever read. There was never the “well, that’s just stupid” moment that I’ve had in every other erotic novel I’ve come across, and I felt the characters to be both well-rounded and extremely loveable. Yes, the plot is very similar to 50 Shades, but it’s a travesty that this wasn’t the series that got catapulted into the limelight because it is in all ways superior. I felt that the main character was a wonderful representation of a modern, self-assured woman, and you are so connected with her through the journey. I thought the blend of narrative and “saucy scenes” was perfect through the series, making it enjoyable for a whole myriad of reasons beyond the obvious. Wilder shows her talents as a master of this genre, and I was enthralled to the point of staying up to 4 a.m. to finish them.55
This book took me back to my childhood with Beauty and the Beast. And while we all loved the story of Belle and the Prince as children most of us can agree in adulthood that their relationship was not a healthy one. Neither is the one scripted in this book. Their relationship is founded in obsession and control in a way that is just uncomfortable and even when the book ends that fact has not been rectified. If you’re looking for a book that’s hot and heavy, this is the one but if you’re looking for an in depth plot with a full love story.. maybe not. Overall, the book was okay.25
What a story. This was the most erotic book I’ve ever read. It was so well written, I could not put it down. Finished it in one day. It had suspense and romance. I highly recommend this book.55
This was an amazing book and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series soon.55