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Cunning

(Infidelity #2)

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"He owns you. Whatever he tells you to do you do".

One year. No future. A past that won't go away.

Lennox "Nox" Demetri broke his own rule by making a deal. It may not have been directly with the devil, but that doesn't mean Satan himself isn't watching. Was it fate that brought Charli into his life and his bed? What will happen when rules are broken and secrets are revealed
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Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published January 19th 2016 by Romig Works, LLC
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Christy
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

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Fairytales don’t really exist, and the world’s not black and white. One person’s good is another person’s bad.
After reading Betrayal a few months ago, I’ve been dying for it’s sequel! I was so anxious to see what turn the story would take and how things would work out between Nox and Alex. Now that I’ve read it, even though a lot of my questions were answered, I’m even MORE impatient for the third!!! I am very thankful Romig isn’t making us wait more than a couple of months once agai
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★





★★★★★! Cunning, book 2 of 5. Heiress embarks on 1-year affair with the mysterious Nox while the plot thickens!

“You have rules to learn and penalties to experience"

Books in The Infidelity series should be read in order:
Book 1: Betrayal
Book 2: Cunning
Book 3: Deception
Book 4: Entrapment
Book 5: Fidelity


In Betrayal (book 1) university graduate Alexandria Charles Montague Collins, Alex aka Charli had an one-week affair with a handsome stranger, Nox aka Lennox Demetri, at an exclusive resort.

It w
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✦❋Arianna✦❋
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!

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“Cunning” is book 2 in Aleatha Romig’s series entitled ‘Infidelity’ and must be read after “Betrayal”, the first installment in the series. This second book, like the first was intriguing, provocative and unpredictable from start to finish. I was hooked from the first line and I couldn’t put it down. This story was erotic, mysterious and very, very addictive.

“Even if my mind didn’t agree, my body would always want more.”


This second installment starts right where the previous install
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Clumsy Storyteller
Warning: This review may contain spoilers.



It finally made sense. After all these years Alton wanted Alexandria to fail, wanted our agreement to fail. That’s why he didn’t fight me about her going away to Stanford. If she didn’t marry Bryce, he’d get it all. He’d claim it was me that failed, but it was his plan all along. He’d gained the social status, and now the company and manor would be sold. The proceeds would go to Fitzgerald Investments. He’d walk away with everything, and Alexandria and
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Pam
4.25 stars


"Your job for the next year is to say, ‘Yes, Mr. Demetri.’ Can you do that?”

New game, new rules, Nox and Charli are left behind only to have Mr. Demetri and Alex takes their place. Trying to reconcile the one they met to the one they are faced with only makes their present a tad bit sticky.
"That fairytale you spoke about—I want that for you. Just never forget, fairytales don’t really exist, and the world’s not black and white. One person’s good is another person’s bad."


"As
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Candace
Picking up where the first book left off, Nox now "owns" Alex for a year. Gone is the considerate man she was falling in love with in Del Mar, replaced by a cold, shut-off stranger, determined to degrade and punish her. Alex is determined to make it through this year and to leave him wanting her when their time is up.

As Alex and Nox's story unfolds, they begin to reconnect again. Nox has some serious control and trust issues to work through. Meanwhile, Alex's past refuses to go away and she has
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Beverly
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Forget what you thought this story was about, because it just got so much deeper and I am hooked! I loved Betrayal it was sexy and unpredictable, and that ending owned my thoughts for months. So when this baby landed on my Kindle I jumped right in.

"Miss Collins, your opportunity to negotiate has passed. It’s time for our reunion. I paid handsomely for it.”


Charli/Alex is back with Nox, but this isn’t the Nox she fell for. This man is calloused and unavailable, he reminds Alex at every turn t
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
4,5 STARS

I enjoyed this book as much as I did with the first one or maybe a little bit more!From the beginning I was drawn into the story and I felt captured into the brilliant plot!The story is erotic,sensual,mysterious,intense,suspenseful and super hot!

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Nox is still the mysterious,dark,hot,possessive man he was in the first book!I liked him a lot but sometimes seriously I wanted to slap him!!!He even frustrated me but always in a good way!Charli/Alex is still the same smart,strong and determin
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Dee Montoya
4.5 Stars*****

(ARC Kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review)

"You are Mine."

Epic read! The more you read the more you want. Aleatha Romig will seduce all of your senses with this complex tale of love and deception...

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I really don't want to say much because I love the element of mystery in this story. It's something this author is a master at; she always keeps you guessing and you can't ever imagine what is going to happen next, and I love that about her books.

Nox's past is a m
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Hulya Kara Yuksel
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
NOX!!! OMG What the f***? Are you serious right now? What the hell that you cannot tell the truth? I’m dying in here… :-/
My God, I want to read 3rd book right this minute!!!! :D













Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

★✩★✩★✩NOT A STANDALONE★✩★✩★✩



➦This is a second book of the Infidelity series and it picks up right were the first book left off. Nox and Alex cross paths again but under less pleasant circumstances.

➦Alex is a heir to a large tobacco corporation and is being manipulated by her family into an arranged marriage. Alex, however, wants nothing to do with her legacy and has dreams of her own. She moves away to New York to attend Columbia law. Unfortunately for her, her family is not easy to give up and
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 - 4.5 ★'s

Betrayal ended with us finding out who bought Alex's contract. Now we get to learn how Nox is actually going to treat her.

And to be honest, I was disappointed in him. Granted he's not happy about her signing up with Infidelity but he doesn't take time to explain any of that to her...at least not at first. And he's really mean! The only reason I can forgive him is that he is just so in love with Alex it's not funny. It was amazing getting his POV!

Alex is baffled at Nox's behavior but
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Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
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The 2nd book in the Infidelity Series is Right On Point!!! The saga of the Montague’s and the Demetri’s.......is Absolutely Wonderful!!! The story that is inside the wickedly incredible mind of Aleatha Romig is Extraordinary!!! The twists and turns, the highs and lows and the sensuality and sexiness are Fanfreakingtastic!!!

The story continues right as Betrayal ends. Nox and Charli have lots to navigate. Their arrangement is filled with internal struggles of lust, greed, anger, desire and hope.
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Elizabeth
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
~3.75 Cunning Stars~
"This wasn't my prince. He was a dick."
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Cunning is the second book in the Infidelity Series. It cannot be read as a stand-alone. To be fully immersed in the world of Nox and Charli, you must read the first book in the series Betrayal.
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"That was then. This is now, and now she's mine."
Cunning takes place right where Betrayal left us hanging. Charli has signed on the dotted line and is set to spend a year at the mercy of Nox. Desperate to hang on to her independence, escap
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warhawke
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Type: Book 2 of 5 from Infidelity series
POV: First Person - Multiple
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With Del Mar in the past, Alexandria Collins week long fairytale was rudely jerked back to reality. Her new role became a wakeup call to what she signed her life to. Lennox Demetri would make sure he got what he paid for.



When I read Book 1, I thought the Infidelity series had an interesting premise. However, I feel like the intrigued decreased a little in this one.

"You signed the agreement, a
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Sophia Triad
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a clusterfuck!
And it is only book 2. What happens in the next three books?

The book starts with Charli surrendering herself, her life and her decisions to Nox. Nox looks powerful, merciless and extremely angry with Charli. He does not allow her to call him Nox, but Mr. Demetri and he insists that she should be thankful for everything he gives her, even if it is painful.

"New rules…my rules. You should say thank you"

Charli on the other hand does not know what happened to Nox, her prince fro
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Kirsten
4.5 "New Rules" stars!

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This wasn't my prince. He was a dick.

After that doozy of a cliffhanger in Betrayal, I was eager to see how everything would play out. This exceeded my expectations, and some of the things that came up, left me awestruck.

Sweet and cultured, Alex/Charli has contracted herself unknowingly to the man she spent a fantastic week with in Del Mar. About six weeks ago, the two shared nothing personal about themselves, and left that time in the past. When confronted with him agai
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Wendy'sThoughts
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Aleatha Romig Fans, Romance
4 And It Continues Stars * * * *
This was the second part of this 5 installment series.
We are off to the races. There are star-crossed lovers, massive manipulations from all of the parties involved, causing all kinds of doubts and concerns.

The puppet masters haven't revealed everything yet... but we have had a couple of peeks where this is going and I have to say... reading this is like the old ad for Lays Potato Chips... You can't eat just one.

Our gal is not wishy washy- yay! Our main guy is a
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~IreneOust~
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing

If anyone ever asks you if 'you'd been Aleatha'd?' and you don't know what that means, you simply must RUN and pick up ANY book by Ms. Romig in order to rectify the situation! And, of course, if you ARE familiar with the term then you are probably like me, a HUGE fan of this talented author, who is responsible for giving us such unforgettable characters as Anthony Rawlings and, I am sure, many broken Kindles because very few do cliffhangers and/or endings as well and as masterfully as Aleatha Ro
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Janie
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So many crazy twists and turns. The writing in this series is fantastic!! On to the next.
Michelle
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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My love for Aleatha Romig continues to grow every time I read her books. Seriously, she continues to amaze me on how devious and wicked she can easily lure readers to get addicted and hooked with her writing. When I read Betrayal, I loved it and couldn't wait to get my hands on the next installment.

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Elfina Renee
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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OMG, Aleatha Romig dropped a five star mega bomb!
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Nox, you self righteous lying hypocrite...why...why! Talking about feeling dazed and confused...Mr. I'll only have truths between us, you cad, swindler!
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But there's gotta be a logical explanation right, for how this ended? Words can't express the way I'm raging. The shit storm he put Charlie/Alex through completely mind blowing with how it ended. The third installment can't come fast enough!
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3.5 Stars

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Cunning opens right where Betrayal ended with Alex/Charli about to start her one-year contract as Nox’s companion. With so many feelings swirling around, Charli isn’t sure why Nox is a client of Infidelity, but she is determined, albeit begrudgingly at times, to fulfill her part of the obligation. Additionally, Nox is angry that Charli would even consider such an arrangement with someone that he wants to punish her choices.

“As I’ve mentioned, my tastes are unique, and to me, tears of
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Radmila
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, romance
4,75 STARS!!!!!


"You, Alexandra Collins, are mine. You agreed to that, and I'm not letting you go, not without one hell of a fight."




NOX





"No, Miss Collins. I paid a fortune for you. You are the most expensive whore I've ever met."



CHARLI








" 'You know', I went on, 'if I'm a princess, I'm pretty sure that makes you Prince Charming.'"



This book was amazing. Loved every part, especially Adelaide's POV. Whoa.... Her story. I can't wait for book 3 to be released so I can find more about it.

" 'If Lennox is an
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Vasiliki
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

Cunning goes on exactly where Betrayal was stopped! There are so many events taking place in this part of the story! I really don’t know from where to start! The writing of Ms. Romig is amazing and intense! In this instalment of the series, we read also the POV of Adelaide except from Alexandria’s and Nox’s POV. It’s nice to find out a bit more about what happened before and why. It helped me to understand better what Alexandria was dealing with.

Alexandria is really strong! I like how sh
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Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another cliffy! I felt this one coming so I wasn't as surprised as I was with the previous one.

Even though the flashbacks gave me valuable information, I found them a little boring, maybe because they were not about Nox and Charlie...

Nox went from cold to hot in matter of seconds, it was frustrating but at the same time, damn, I loved it. I think it was because I'm still in love with the Nox from Del Mar.

I wanted to punch Alex. Where was the brave girl I met in the first book? I think someone
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Jan
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle


Goddamnit!!!!
Why didn’t I wait for the last book!?
Hate myself right now.
I almost let this pass as I haven't enjoyed book 1 much.
It was 3 Stars for me.
What happened here? Shall I blame my moody personality and reread book 1 again? Or #1 wasn't really THAT great and this one is really out of the charts?
Freaking love it!
The shallowness of the first story is totally gone with the glimpses of Adelaide's past.
Her POV rocked my world and gave a whole new meaning for this story.
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I was lucky enough to receive an arc of Aleatha Romig's "Cunning" and for those who have read the first book in the series, you'll completely get why I dropped everything, locked the doors, shut the world out and immediately got stuck right in. This was not a book to be kept waiting. It contained the next instalment to Nox and Alex's journey and wi
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Laurie –A Court of Books–
Wow, that was an intense book.



When they met in Del Mar, Alexandria Charli Montague Collins and Lennox Nox Demetri both had the best week of their life. However the deal was clear. One week. No more. Despite their mutual fondness, they parted ways and were miserable without each other. Fate Infidelity reunited them but the rules have changed
“My rules,” he went on. “When you signed your name on that agreement, you forfeited the right to question. You forfeited your hard limits. Your job for the
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Karen
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Well fuck!!!! Romig, you're killin' me! You left us hanging until MAY!!!

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and s ...more

Other books in the series

Infidelity (5 books)
  • Betrayal (Infidelity, #1)
  • Deception (Infidelity, #3)
  • Entrapment (Infidelity, #4)
  • Fidelity (Infidelity, #5)
“In Del Mar I’d given him my heart. I knew that now, because today he’d broken it.”
- Charli”
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“Нямаме нужда от писмено споразумение. Нямаме нужда от шибаната компания. Ти, Александрия Колинс, си моя. Ти се съгласи на това и няма да те пусна, не и без да се боря за теб.” 5 likes
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