ARC Review: The Director by Lily White

Title: The Director
Author: Lily White
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Dual
Expected Publication: December 13, 2017


Everybody wants to be an actress, right?

The lights, the camera, the action? The fame, the money, the beauty and esteem? It’s all part of the package.

Unless, of course, you’re part of HIS films.

Ethan Cole was one of the best directors in the business until the day he disappeared. He was charismatic, gorgeous, intriguing and so brilliant that no other person could compare. People believed he’d simply quit. In truth, he’d gone underground.

I found him after being stolen from the streets. I was thrown into his new world, his fantasies, his decadent chaos, and I found myself fighting just to stay alive.

He seduced me while tormenting me.
Made me a star while keeping me hidden from the public’s eye.
He asked me one simple question before shoving me in front of the glittering lights and dark lens of his camera.

One question, requiring only one response:

Fuck or Die?

***This book is dark romance with all the trigger warnings imaginable. This is the first of Lily White’s Dark Exclusives and will only be available on her website and Smashwords. Uncensored. Raw. Compelling. This book should only be read by those who truly love the DARK.***



ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Emma Hart never thought one mindless decision could drastically changed her life. After being taken, everyday became a struggle for survival when she was force to give a performance of her life.

Ethan Cole was a well known Hollywood director until he felt stifled by the glittering facade and gone underground. For him, art should have no boundary but even then he wasn’t fully satisfied. That was until he met a muse that could potentially be a game changer.

With this book being a dark exclusive, non Amazon book, I had very high expectations for it to be loaded with fucked-upness. In that aspect the book delivered.

He was the Director, the man behind the screen, the puppet master who pulled the strings of every person around him.

I like how Ethan played his role in the story. He served his purpose. However I couldn’t feel his soul (it doesn’t matter the positive or negative aspect of it) therefore I didn’t know him well enough. I would love to dig his character more to the core.

Emma was thrown into difficult situations throughout the book. While I’m not a fan of her, I could appreciate how her character evolved showing her strengths and weaknesses.

She was perfection on stage, a living, breathing incarnation of human desire, hope slashed through by betrayal, of the avalanche of complex emotions that every person faces when danger stands at their back.

I am very particular when it comes to dark contents. This book satisfied my dark and depraved needs in the physical aspect, but not quite there in term of psychological aspect.

There is no good or bad. There is only life and death. To ignore one is to never fully understand the other.

The Director is a story of adapting for survival. It would appeal to readers who like to cross into the dark side.

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.



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Lily White is a dark writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series (Her Master’s Courtesan and Her Master’s Teacher), Target This, Hard Roads, and Asylum. She’s co-authored Serial (a four part serial series). When she isn’t writing as Lily White you can find other books by her under M.S. Willis where she has penned the Control Series, the Estate Series, Because of Ellison (contemporary romance), and Standard Romance Story (Romance Comedy). Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.

In addition to writing, Lily is an avid reader, gummy bear slayer, and a gold medalist in puppy naps.


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. 📖 #CurrentlyReading: The Director by Lily White 📽 Coming December 13, 2017! 🎬 Goodreads: See blurb in comment . For a non Amazon book this one better make my cold, cruel heart sing lol! Also, I want to say, before I throw something away, I usually think of the item's potential bookstagram usage. Like these old negatives, I know one day I could use as a prop. What a good excuse to hoard huh? #IDidItForBookstagram haha! . . . #amreading #WarhawkesVault #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booklover #bibliophile #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookporn #bookishfeatures #bookstagramfeature #bookfeaturepage #igreads #bookphotography #bookstagrammalaysia . . . .

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