Title: Dares, Lies and Geminis
Author: Kat Alexander
Genre: romance, dark themes, suspense, thriller
Dares, Lies and Geminis was a good read. I enjoyed the story, writing style and mostly enjoyed the characters. The way the story was told, with different POV chapters worked really well with this type of story. I felt it was easier for me to follow and keep up with what was going on. This was a book that took me on so many twists and turns I lost myself. I was emotional, shocked and questioning everything. I recommend this for someone who is in the mood for something different and a bit darker.
received an advanced copy
Title: Pitch Dark
Author: Alex Grayson and A.M. Wilson
Genre: dark romance, mystery, suspense, thriller
This is a fantastic book! I already love Alex Grayson and now can’t wait to read AM Willard books as well! This is a pretty dark book. It is well written and the characters are very real. The story is so real is scary at times. This is a hear breaking, anger inducing beautiful roller coaster ride of twists, turns and emotions. This is absolutely worth a read (and a reread) It’s such a fantastic book!
**received an advanced copy for an honest review**
Author: JL Drake
Genre: romance, contemporary, dark
I loved this series so so much. Cole and Savannah were wonderful characters. I am sad to see their story end. I loved how all of the books were able to keep me on the edge of my seat. These books were definitely page turners! Beautifully written and with well fleshed characters I absolutely feel this series is a must read!
Author: JL Drake
Genre: romance, dark romance
JL Drake is an absolutely awesome story teller.While I did love Broken, this book just had something a bit extra to it. I laughed a little, cried, shouted at the characters living in my kindle (cause yeah they can hear me lol) and just fell more in love with this story the farther along I got into it. This book is full of twists and turns and will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. One of my favorite books you have written so far!
Author: JL Drake
Genre: romance, dark romance
Stars: 4 🛍🛍🛍🛍
Broken was a pretty good and pretty quick read for me. The story is very well written and easy to follow. I enjoyed these characters very much. The beginning of the story was fantastic. I really loved that it was going to be a darker read. After Samantha’s rescue, the book, for me lightened up quite a bit more than I was hoping. I was hoping to put off the romance a little bit more towards the end of the story. All in all, the book was very good, characters are enjoyable and the ENDING! (Love that ending! ) If you like just putting your toes in the water of dark romance or are new to it this is a great place to start (in my opinion). For all dark romance lovers this book is an easy read and very good.
Title: Only The Pretty Ones
Author: Karen M Bryson
Genre: dark, suspense, romance, thriller, crime drama
Only The Pretty Ones is the first book in the Angry Girl Crime Stories series. It can be read as a standalone or part of the series. This is my first book by Karen M Bryson. I absolutely enjoyed every second of reading this book! It’s full of drama, romance, and is dark and suspenseful. It took me on a roller coaster ride of twists and turns. The story is very well written and the characters are relatable and real. I was sucked in from the beginning and the story wouldn’t let me go! I am definitely looking forward to reading the rest of the series!
Ashley’s 4.5-🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍 Review
Author: D.S. Wrights and Lilith Dark
Series: Howl #3
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: March 3, 2017
I’ve been reading these books since the first in the series, and they keep getting better. I love how the authors intertwine paranormal with the erotic scenes. This book picks up right were Hunt leaves off by Liala and Rick escaping the Hunters while Nate just lets them escape. Liala doesn’t know what to make of Rick yet, all she knows that he is helping her escape. She has to make a decision- blindly trust Rick that he will help her get back to her family and protect them from the Hunters. Once she gets back to her family she has yet another decision to make, follow her mother and send all the half breeds to their death or step up to her rightful place as being the Alpha. Heartache ensues when she has to make the difficult decision… Will she finally take a mate? Who will it be Rick or Nate?
** I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
Title: A Touch of Lust
Author: Michelle Horst
Genre: Romance, Dark themed romance
I was so excited to read this book. I love everything Michelle Horst. I don’t think I have the right words to do this review justice though. Mila and Liam are from two different cults and ended up finding each other after escaping that horrible life. Both are very strong yet vulnerable characters. Both of their stories touched me. I think Mila was my favorite part of the story. I love a strong female lead. She was definitely that. Mila went through so much and found the courage, even though deathly afraid, to escape at only 14 years old. She went to school and was trying to make a good life for herself even though she lived in terror every single day. She fought that fear to finish school, have friends and fall in love. I admire her strength so so much. I laughed, cried, felt her fear and fell in love all while reading this book. I have found a new appreciation for feathers and loving the people who come into my life, even when they do eventually leave it. I honestly feel this is one of Michelle Horst’s best books she has ever written. I can’t imagine the emotions she must have gone through writing this. When you read it, please be sure to read the author’s note in the back of the book as well. I honestly wish I could give this book 7 stars. It more than deserves it!
Title: Safe (The Reckoning Series Book 1)
Author: Joy Blood
Genre: Dark Romance
This is my first book by Joy Blood. It was absolutely fantastic! I was captivated by the setting, story and characters. I truly could not put this book down. Ellie is a young 20 year old woman. She was fascinated by the older man, Avil, who an immediate and extreme liking to her. She fell under his spell and didn’t realize until too late it was all a lie. I really fell in love with the second part of this book. Ellie shows so much spunk and determination. She shows how strong she really is in spite of all the absolute horrors she has been through. The cover of this book is what drew me to it. The author was kind enough to send a copy so I could read this and experience this dark and amazing world she has created. I was so in love with this book I have already bought the rest. I am so excited to see where this story goes!
Ashley’s 4-🛍🛍🛍🛍 Review
Authors: D.S. Wrights, Lilith Dark
Series: Howl #2
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Horror
Release Date: January 3, 2017
The series keeps getting better. Hunt picks up right where Howl left off, Lia realizes her mom is in fact not dead she is a werewolf and the Alpha at that. So basically she’s been lied to for the last 10 years. And now she knows that she is a werewolf also and the next in line when her mother steps down. Between the hunters, Nate and Rick, Lia does not know who to trust. Will all of them make it out unscathed? Can’t wait for Heir!!!!
** I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review **