ARC Review: Gluttony by K. Webster

Title: Gluttony
Author: K. Webster
Genre: NA Romance
Type: Book 5 of 7 from The Elite Seven series
POV: First Person – Dual
Expected Publication: April 15, 2019

 

 

My life has been served to me on a gold platter to be devoured by my silver spoon.

Money, money, and more money. It’s the backbone of the Goddard name. I’m the only son, so it’s all mine for the taking.

But sometimes money isn’t enough. I always want more, yet nothing seems to satisfy me.

My father has made sure I become a part of The Elite Seven. Where most candidates are chosen, I was given my place. Everything comes at a price, though. Luckily, I can afford any price—no one has more money than God.

The Elite Seven have their initiations. My assignment is personal and beneath me: steal a car and send a warning. It’ll hurt my best friend in the process, but we both made a pact going into this. There’s no line we won’t cross.

My task makes an ugly turn and I nearly take a life. Such a small, unimportant person—someone no one would even notice was gone. She’s a problem my money and power can easily sweep under the rug.

It’s what my father wants. It’s what my brothers want. But when she finally opens those big, innocent brown eyes, I realize I’ve found what I’ve been searching for my entire life. I don’t want my little problem to disappear…I want to keep her.

Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak—they’re for The Elite.

Money is my legacy, but I want something money can’t buy.
I am Baxter Samuel Goddard V.
I am Gluttony.

 

Pre-order at Amazon.

 

ARC provided for an unbiased review.

Baxter Samuel Goddard the Fifth a.k.a. God knew nothing but luxury since the day he opened up his eyes. Growing up in the Goddard household, excessiveness was the only way to live. Being an Elite was practically his birthright. But his simple task became a complication when he unwittingly crashed into Zemira Coleman’s life and changed the course of their futures.


“Luck is for dumbasses. It’s called money, man. You should try it sometime.”

God was my favorite since I first met him in book 1. In this book, he showed a completely different side – the serious, responsible side and heartbreaking insecurity. Also, I’ve always loved the loyalty he showed to those he cared for. While I liked this different God, I also wanted more of the old God.

I hate that he’s my literal rock to lean on. He did this to me, and I have become dependent on him.

Zemira was the only heroine that I actually liked in this series. Her past and her philosophy in life were completely different from God. I loved how both of them helped each other to be the better version of themselves and the romantic element was the most developed in this series so far.

God is becoming worse than any addiction a person could have. He’s a sickness. An infection. And as I watch him effortlessly start a fire, his beautiful smile in place, I realize I want to lick him, inhale him, make love to him. Whatever sickness he is, I want to make it mine.

I’m intrigued by how the series storyline evolving. Things were changing gears and the players were scrambling to adapt in order to stay at the top. Though I wanted to know more of the significance of his task, I’m glad that the word gluttony was truly embodied in the story.

Gluttony is a story of power and how it steered one’s life. I’m looking forward to the next book of this series.

Note: I wish certain things concerning the main characters didn’t happen towards the end of the book. It’s a personal turn-off of mine and I felt it’s especially not suitable for this book.

Final Verdict:

(4.25 stars)

This review is also available on Goodreads.

Books in the series:
Lust (The Elite Seven, #1) by Ker Dukey Pride (The Elite Seven, #2) by J.D. Hollyfield Wrath (The Elite Seven, #3) by Claire C. Riley Envy (The Elite Seven, #4) by M.N. Forgy Gluttony (The Elite Seven, #5) by K. Webster Sloth (The Elite Seven, #6) by Giana Darling Greed (The Elite Seven, #7) by Ker Dukey

 

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.⁣ 📖 #CurrentlyReading: Gluttony by #KWebster⁣ Coming April 15, 2019!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ★ Book Details ★⁣ Pre-order: https://amzn.to/2VL4tIo Blurb:⁣ My life has been served to me on a gold platter to be devoured by my silver spoon. ⁣ ⁣ Money, money, and more money. It’s the backbone of the Goddard name. I’m the only son, so it’s all mine for the taking. ⁣ ⁣ But sometimes money isn’t enough. I always want more, yet nothing seems to satisfy me.⁣ ⁣ My father has made sure I become a part of The Elite Seven. Where most candidates are chosen, I was given my place. Everything comes at a price, though. Luckily, I can afford any price—no one has more money than God. ⁣ ⁣ The Elite Seven have their initiations. My assignment is personal and beneath me: steal a car and send a warning. It’ll hurt my best friend in the process, but we both made a pact going into this. There’s no line we won’t cross.⁣ ⁣ My task makes an ugly turn and I nearly take a life. Such a small, unimportant person—someone no one would even notice was gone. She’s a problem my money and power can easily sweep under the rug. ⁣ ⁣ It’s what my father wants. It’s what my brothers want. But when she finally opens those big, innocent brown eyes, I realize I’ve found what I’ve been searching for my entire life. I don’t want my little problem to disappear…I want to keep her. ⁣ ⁣ Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak—they’re for The Elite. ⁣ ⁣ Money is my legacy, but I want something money can’t buy.⁣ I am Baxter Samuel Goddard V.⁣ I am Gluttony. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣

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