Shantel Tessier ~ The Sacrifice ~ Blog Tour / ARC Review



THE SACRIFICE by Shantel Tessier

Release Date: April 7th


THE SACRIFICE by USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Shantel Tessier is NOW LIVE!!


Make sure to grab this all-new dark revenge standalone romance TODAY!!


Things to know about 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙖𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙚🕯


✔J/P (jealous/possessive) Hero

✔OTT (over the top) Hero

✔️Complete standalone

✔️Dark revenge romance

⚠️This touches on very dark themes. The 𝗧𝗪’𝘀 will be posted inside the book before the prologue. ⚠️

✔️You do NOT have to read The Ritual or The Sinner first but some characters from both do make appearances in The Sacrifice.

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A Lord is to marry after he graduates from Barrington University, an elite college for the rich. A Lady’s job is to help him fit into a world unaware of his secret society. The Lord does not

get to choose who he spends the rest of his life with. But there is always an exception to the rule. And I just so happen to be his.




I was to wed a Lord of my parents’ choosing. Wealth can’t buy you everything, or I would have had freedom years ago. Instead, my strict parents made sure I lived a dull life in a mansion resembling a prison.


But on my wedding day, I was handed over to another man—an even more ruthless Lord that my family hated. Tyson Riley Crawford only wanted me for his revenge. I’m nothing more than a debt to be paid. I didn’t have a say in the

matter. So when I said my vows before the congregation, I knew I’d break them. Consequences be damned.


Too bad I underestimated my husband and didn’t realize he was more determined to punish me than I was to succeed at escaping. He’ll make me choke on those words I used to bind myself to him.


Yet even he couldn’t have seen what our future held. Ultimately, we’re all just pawns in a game that none of us can win unless you’re willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice … and even that may not be enough.






Set in the same world as The Ritual and can be read as a standalone, this is a dark new adult college read – not an easy read in any sense of the word, it’s violent, dark, twisted and filled full of dub-con – I found this a little hard to take in some places, but still very enjoyable.

Tyson Crawford is one of the Lords and yet at the same time is different from the rest – an incident in his past got him ‘removed’, instead he was given the Blackout club as his to run. He was also going to be one of the top Lords with his cold and emotionless attitude, stopping at nothing to do what he needed to do, no boundaries. He’d had his 3 years of celibacy with Whitney being his gifted one to use before being married to another. Until the incident that changed his whole life…… his life was now to get revenge.

Laikyn (Lake) had been chosen by the Lords to marry Luke, except on her wedding day she is forced to marry Tyson instead. Lake was terrified and could do nothing about it, her whole family knew nothing about it, but had no choice, she was to marry the man who killed her sister, Whitney.

Expect the unexpected with this one, it will throw you for a loop at every turn. The content is very explicit and very much on the darker side of things, full of violence, bondage/restraints, dub-con, praise kink, degradation, and much more.

Told from dual POV’s, the story jumps around a bit going backwards and forwards as the pieces start to fall in place. I really felt for Lake and everything she went through with both Tyson and her family. Tyson is definitely a hot possessive alpha, he had a plan for Lake to get his revenge, which really worked for him, but he also caught feelings for her.

I was on the edge of my seat reading this one, with lots going on and lots to keep up with. I did enjoy it and am looking forward to reading more from Shantel.




About the Author:

Shantel is a USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author. Who lives in Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their two daughters. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book.


She considers herself extremely lucky to get to do what she loves while wearing pajamas. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee, but loves wine. Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her. She loves spending evenings at home with her husband and daughters, watching Netflix.


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