Tormentor Mine (Tormentor Mine #1) by Anna Zaires & Dima Zales

“There is no beauty without ugliness, just as there’s no happiness without sorrow. We live in a world of contrasts, not absolutes.”

I love this author writing, I devoured this book. Usually, too much inner dialogue drives me crazy, but it worked.

It all worked for me.

Peter is the best kind of Anti-hero, his obsession is downright romantic.

“I want her. It’s completely irrational, and wrong on so many levels, but I want her.”

I like how one minute I’m rooting for Sara, and the next I’m happy she got caught.

I liked Sara she was strong and smart. She knew she had no options, and she did what she had to do.

I think all dark readers will love this book, even those who aren’t will probably enjoy this on some level.

Good stuff.

Venom & Ecstasy (Venom #2) by S. Williams, Shanora Williams

The first half of this book was almost too sweet for me, and it fell flat. Thankfully it did pick up. This wasn’t as sexy as the first one. I still liked it, but I can’t pinpoint where it lost stars, I really did expect more from Draco.

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This book is about Gianna’s road to discovery and healing. We get a lot of answers about   Draco. While I expected more from Draco, I was even more disappointed in Gianna. She was supposed to be this strong vengeful queen. She kind of just fell in line, I mean she did act out, but not for the right reasons?

As a dark reader, I expect the heroine to fuck up, I almost look forward to it.

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Gianna really took to getting in trouble to a whole new level, and it kinda of set the rest of book, leaving us with a broken heart at the end.

I loved the writing, but I hated the way it ended, but I look forward to the next book.

Playing with Monsters (Playing With Monsters #1) by Amelia Hutchins

*Trigger Warning* 

I can see why this  book is highly rated, and get why some didn’t like it. I’m stuck in between. This seems to be happening to me a lot, it really makes me want to come up with my own rating system.

So let’s start with why this book was really good. The writing, while it was too descriptive, it was addictive, like I had to know what would happen next. I may have skimmed the color of the curtains.

The sex, yes this is always part of my review, because well

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Anyway, Amelia can write a damn steamy scene.

The book is unique and we see definite character growth….

The reasons above are why I could easily rate this book 5 stars.

Now why I could rate it 2 stars with no qualms.

Lena, she’s hard to describe.

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I see Lena walking and getting hit by rocket ships to the face, and she ignores them. Like she has so much information at her disposal, and  yet ignores all of it. Like pull up your pants, and pay attention to what the hell is going on around you.

The ending was a cliffhanger, which honestly I don’t mind, but this one bothered me.

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Nothing was resolved, nothing was wrapped up, the reader is left with so many questions.

Not the good  questions  like “I’m so mindfucked”, more like the author didn’t finish the book.

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Ordinarily, a cliffhanger would solve the problem in the first book, which would be Katrina, and then at the end, a new problem arose.

I’m not an author, but the way this was done, just makes is seem like it’s incomplete.

So while I can give this book 5 stars for smut, I can’t give it stars for quality.

So in end, I just wanted  Lena to look into her nightmares, ask questions, do research.

I wanted Ben’s role explained.

Lastly, Lucien should have explained what was going on, I mean come on?  He’s saving the world, I’m sure Lena would understand.

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I probably won’t read the next book.

Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

My face when  I seen Penelope wrote another book!

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“Little Monster”

 

This is one of those books that is hard to explain without giving too much away, but I will try.

Erica or Rika, is in a guided cage, right schools right boyfriend. She wants freedom.

When she is 16 she  sneaks off you follow the  four horseman  which includes Kai, Will, Micheal, and Damon

The four Horseman are prankster and thrill seekers. She envies them.

The book bounces from past to present. When we go back to the past we see each prank.

We know that Kai, Will, and Damon went to prison for 3 years. The reader doesn’t know why or if Rika is the one who put them there, but regardless They want want revenge.

Rika doesn’t really know what is happening behind the scenes.  The reader does, we  know she’s in trouble but we don’t know the extent of it. This book had me on the edge of my seat. I can’t watch but I can’t stop watching. suspense

 

Then there is Micheal, who is fighting his lust throughout the book. He’s the worst kind of bully, because Rika doesn’t see him coming. He has issues and it made me love him more.

 

Thats messed up

But on the other hand.

 

I like that

Fuck you, Rika

Fuck you. I can’t choose you, Why did you do this to me

 

Rika doesn’t think Micheal sees her. He’s hot and cold with her. Well more cold then hot. The reader is confused, she’s confused.

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It was frustrating not knowing what the hell was going on, but that is why I loved the book. It kept me on my toes.

What I love about Penelope  is that she creates a kick ass heroine. We  watch Rika find her backbone. She plays their game, and they play hers.

 

Rika was a little too forgiving for my taste, but it is what it is. all about the fairytale

 

So now I will clean my house, and say hello you my family. LOL

 

Good stuff.

 

Marked (Shadows in the Dark #1) by Charisse Spiers

Arc kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
I don’t really know how to start my review.
I guess I’ll start with the basics.
There is a lot of sex in the book. We learn about Kaston and Lux lives before they meet. We get an idea of who they are emotionally and sexually before they meet.

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It’s pretty hot, Kaston is all alpha and very possessive
Lux is a kick ass

Kaston wants to be the good guy but he has these urges which don’t really come to light until the incident with his father. He isn’t looking for love. He doesn’t feel he deserves it. Although, he is the good guy he doesn’t see it that way. He has a rough start in life but he ended up with a good life with his father.

Lux and Kaston are a lot alike. Kaston was able to escape his mother, Lux wasn’t.
This is about two people who meet their match. To alphas fighting to be on top.
Lux is a gold digger, but not the kind you think. She isn’t trying to trap a man. She is sexual person who believes in give and take. She has standards and one is that the man is rich. She has a strong exterior, but she is fighting demons on the inside. Lux carries a lot of guilt and shame. She doesn’t love herself. She believes she is incapable of love.
Kaston sees through her front, and will stop at nothing to break her.
He fights for her. He is patient with her. More than I was LOL.

 “No matter how many times you run I’ll chase you, how many times you hide I’ll find you, or how many times you close off I’ll open you back. If you fall I’ll catch you. If you jump I’ll jump with you. I’ll never fucking give up on you.”

I loved the way they met, The 2nd time. Lux didn’t even bat an eye. I think that when Kaston knows she’s the one.
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I fell in love with Kaston.

This is a dark erotica. Lux childhood is what makes this book dark. What she endured was heartbreaking. A couple times I had to put the book down.
My face
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There are a lot of emotions in this book

Why 4 stars? 
The book was a bit repetitive at times and a little long winded. I still liked it.