The Story Behind Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren

11 Jun 2018

By Skye Warren

I’m Skye Warren, New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance, and I’m so excited to be here at NewInBooks celebrating my new release! SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST is a novel about finding what you need by risking everything that you have.

And… it’s a love triangle!

Many romances have more than one love interest for the heroine, whether they’re boyfriends from the past or prospective suitors in the present. Those other men are usually relegated to supporting cast. Their purpose in the story can be to challenge and explain and ultimately support the romance between the main characters—but usually the reader is very clear that they aren’t a viable option.

So what makes a book a love triangle?

In these books there are two men who are very real contenders for the heroine, two possible heroes who might end up with her. The reader doesn’t know which one will happen in the story, much like we don’t know how things will happen in real life. That makes it a more adventurous read!

That might seem like a small thing, but it’s actually pretty huge when you consider that most stories resolve to please the reader. Mysteries are solved and romances are sealed, unless the book is a tragedy. Love triangles are unique in that they please half the reader… and make the other half completely heartbroken!

It’s a risky business for both readers and authors alike.

And with great risk comes great reward… There’s such an intense roller coaster ride with a genuine love triangle! These stories make readers feel and think and yearn.

There are a few love triangle books that I love…

SUGAR DADDY by Lisa Kleypas

The first time I read this book the ending took me by surprise. I won’t give the spoiler away, but I expected it to be the other person. But the more I read and re-read this book, which has been many times over the year, the more Kleypas’s skill as an author shines through in proving that her choice was the right man for her after all.

FAKING IT by Elisa Lorello

This sexy women’s fiction novel features a writing professor who exchanges lessons with a male escort. While the book starts as a somewhat conventional, if provocative romance, things go off the rails around the middle. Andi may long for Devin, but he’s not ready for a relationship. And her heart may belong to another man. This is a heartfelt and well-written book!


My new release focuses on Harper St. Claire, an heiress with complex relationships with men. She has a love-hate situation with her stepbrother, who also happens to control her trust fund. Actually it’s more of a hate-hate situation. Then her stepbrother’s business partner appears on the scene, confident and ambitious and determined to claim Harper for himself.

“What an incredible book! Survival of the Richest has everything — Skye Warren’s beautiful writing, a sexy, compelling story; intricate characters, and a provocative love triangle that will captivate you until the very end.” ~ New York Times bestselling author Nina Lane

An heiress without a cause.

Two billionaires determined to claim her.

And a war fought on the most dangerous battlefield–the heart.

My story starts with a plunge into the cold water of Manhattan’s harbor. A strong hand hauls me back onto the deck of the luxury yacht. Christopher was supposed to be my enemy. Instead he protects me with fierce determination.

That should have been my happily ever after, but then Sutton appeared–ruthless and seductive. He doesn’t care that my heart belongs to someone else, because he’s determined to win. No matter the cost.

It’s an impossible choice, but I can’t have them both.


Skye Warren is the author of the new book Survival of the Richest

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