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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite
In The Gamesters: An Erotic Tale of Love & Backfired Revenge by C. St. Sinclair, when a writer, Angel, met Peter, an ex-Vietnam veteran, in a bar, she was not looking for love. But she was drawn inexplicably to the older man in a way she could not explain. Peter seduces her while playing erotic mind games. His dark past and his need for revenge entangle Angel in a web of deceit and psychological turmoil. Peter asks Angel to help him with his plan to avenge the death of his wife. By punishing the man responsible, only then he can be free of his inner turmoil. She is reluctant at first, but then agrees to the honey trap. However, when she lures Hund into the net, little does she know the attraction she would feel for him. The game is about to take a deadly turn when the two men finally face one another, both wanting the same prize: Angel.
This erotic, romantic story is very dark and the characters, especially Peter, were extremely well crafted. Peter came across as very alluring and that was down to the author's amazing ability to create unique personalities. The whole story kept my attention; I felt I was getting drawn into the dangerous mind games of Peter myself. The conflict within the plot was well paced throughout the story, and kept the pace of the novel moving. The tension as they wait for Hund to arrive was excellently written. This is a story of broken souls trying to heal one another, but not considering the consequences of the dangerous game they are playing. A deep and engaging novel that you will not easily forget.