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Broken Chains by Karina Kantas-Review by Amanda Kimble

Broken ChainsBroken Chains by Karina Kantas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Broken Chains by Karina Kantas

This is the first book I’ve read by the author. This is for 18+ because it’s a detailed sexual violence book. Broken Chains is a great read.

Liz is a wanna be author and it doesn’t end well for her. She soon changes her mind and goes to school. She is approached with a job offer. The quote I chose for Liz is: “Hey. Where are you? I’ve been waiting ten minutes. Oh, I see. Okay. No- don’t worry. I’ll catch up with you later. Sounds like fun but I can’t make it, something’s come up. You know how it is. No, don’t change your plans. I’ll sort something out. Okay. Yeah, see you soon. Bye.”

Alex is part of the M15 and is watching Liz. They bring her in because they are suspicious of what she is watching them for. He soon finds himself falling for her, but is it too late? The quote I chose for Alex is: “No, it means you’ll be drafting documents, organising meetings and so forth. You’ll learn the ropes, and if you work hard and prove yourself, which I know you will, you’ll move up the ranks.”

Highly recommended for Dark Romance lovers.

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Forever (Diamond Doms #9) by Ivy Nelson-Review by Amanda Kimble

Forever (Diamond Doms #9)Forever by Ivy Nelson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Forever: A Diamond Doms Novel by Ivy Nelson

This is not the first book by Nelson that I’ve read. It’s also not the first Diamond Doms novel I’ve read. The Diamond Doms Series can be read as standalones or in order.

Russell had one job to do and that was to keep Holly and her friend Gemma safe. Then her husband comes up dead and they aren’t sure why. Russell starts to have feelings for Gemma. The quote I chose for Russell is: “I’m sorry, Gemma. I won’t call you that again. If you’ll excuse me, I’ve left someone waiting.”

Gemma is wanting out of the marriage. Then he shows up dead and Russell is the one who told her. She has feelings for Russell, but isn’t exactly sure what his feelings are for her. The quote I chose for Gemma is: “No. Idiot. I’m saying our marriage is not the traditional love story. We aren’t in love, we don’t have sex, and we will never have children. In fact, before our lives blew up, we were on the path to lining things up for a divorce. Enough time had passed that it wouldn’t harm either family.”

Highly recommended for Dark Romance lovers.

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Forever: A Diamond Doms Novel by Ivy Nelson- Review by Barbara Bohls

Forever (Diamond Doms #9)Forever by Ivy Nelson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is the conclusion to the Diamond Does series by Ivy Nelson. She has outdone herself with this book. She maintains the deep development of characters like she has done in previous books. This means that you fall in love with the characters and as they grow throughout the book so does your relationship with them. You can’t help but feel everything that they feel. There is suspense, action, romance, and very steamy steamy scenes. You will find yourself going on the adventure that her characters take in this book. You will find yourself talking out loud to the book because you just can’t help but add your own two cents about the situations that these characters get into. If you’ve read the whole series, you will see some characters that you recognize and it is nice to see where they are at in this story.

Gemma and Russel seem to be fighting everything around them and fighting for their relationship at the same time. We watch as Russel goes from protector to lover to protector and back to lover. It is nice seeing the rough edges thaw a little when Gemma is around. Gemma maintains her fiercely strong self worth throughout the book. She doesn’t like to show weakness and feels conflicted when her guard is down and those weaknesses are shown. The struggle that these characters go through are struggles that could happen in everyday life. No, I am not talking about the suspense part of the book but ore their moral struggles or self imposed lines they won’t cross.

This book has tons of steam. If you have some triggers about masochism and sadism, please be advise that this book is nothing but that type of BDSM relationship and take caution when deciding if to read it. If you don’t have any triggers this book is amazing!!! You will love the suspense, action, character development, and obviously the steam.

 

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Dark Bastard (Dark Sparrow Novel Book 5) by India Kells – Review by Char Wahtomy-Alba

Sam Sarkhan is in a dark place wanting to end it all. He mistakenly puts in the wrong number while trying to reach his brother on New Year’s Eve and hears someone on the other end who is going through the motions just like him. Even though he doesn’t know her background or her name he feels like he has found a kindred spirit and wants to find out more about her. Ellie McLaren is a 9-1-1 operator and loves to help people, but one too many losses has her ready to end everything. If it hadn’t been for that stranger calling in the nick of time she may have gone through with her plan. Maybe Sam can help her out of her darkness? Or they can save each other? Things go sideways when his father comes after him and threatens Ellie’s life if he doesn’t submit to his demands. Sam and his brothers have been trying to stop their father for years with no luck. Will Sam lose the woman he has fallen in love with or will he and his brothers finally be able to best the monster they call father?

The Dark Sparrow series by India Kells is amazing. Every time I see a book with her name on it I don’t hesitate to pick it up without reading the blurb. Any one of these books could be read as a stand alone, but I feel that they are best read together and in order.

Hawke (Men of Syn #1) by Anise Storm-Review by Amanda Kimble

Hawke (Men of Syn, #1)Hawke by Anise Storm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Hawke (Men of Syn Book 1) by Anise Storm

This is the first book I’ve read by Storm. Hawke had me hooked from the beginning. Hawke is the first book in the Men of Syn Series.

Hawke is opening a club in Denver. He has a party planning company plan his grand opening. When he realizes who she is, things change drastically. The quote I chose for Hawke is: “I don’t want you, Charlotte. I never did, but it doesn’t change anything. You’re ingrained so deep under my skin that no matter what I do to you, I can’t get you out from beneath it.”

Charlotte goes to meet her new client and thinks he looks familiar. When she realizes who he is she has to decide if she wants to work with him or not. The quote I chose for Charlotte is: “Have you ever met someone who could push all of your buttons? If so, that would be Haeke. He’s so damn arrogant. I just want to knock the smirk right off his face. The problem is he has the uncanny ability to neutralize me with a single kiss.”

Highly recommended for Dark Romance lovers.

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Spiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part one by Madeline Fay – Review by Jenique Bornman

Spiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part oneSpiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part one by Madeline Fay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Madeline Fay just got herself a new fan!!!
Spiteful Punks is the best book I’ve read in the last two years….. what does that mean…. well out of the 86 books I’ve read since January 2020 this is my favorite.
It’s DARK!!! GUT WRENCHING!!! NAIL BITING!!! TWISTED!!!! AND OOOOO SO SEXY!!!
I’m a huge fan of Dark Romance (The darker the better) and I just can’t put into words how much I loved this book.
The characters are expertly crafted especially Tillie, her multi layered character is absolutely perfect. She’s vulnerable but still strong with some sassy comebacks but most of all she’s a SURVIVOR!!!
I can’t wait to read the next book.
But be warned this book does have some heavy triggers!!!

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Spiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part one by Madeline Fay – Review by Victoria Mashburn

Spiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part oneSpiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part one by Madeline Fay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book went full throttle! I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I do not recollect ever encountering a dark romance novel before, but I am so glad that this was the book that introduced me to it, especially with the reality of said darkness. Whether it’s the crazy, the evil, or anything else, nothing is sugarcoated. I cannot wait to keep rooting for Tillie in the next book!

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Spiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part one by Madeline Fay – Review by Gail Guerrero

Spiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part oneSpiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part one by Madeline Fay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Spiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part one by Madeline Fay – Review by Gail Guerrero

Four Stars

I don’t know whether to love it or hate it. It was such a good read. Tillie such an amazing female lead. The pain and trauma just unimaginable. The strength that it takes you push yourself to survive when everything is bringing you down. I was amazing how she kept trying and pushing herself to be better. The guys were the part that made me want to hate it. I don’t normally do harem stories so for there to be so many guys I cringed. Thought this story is well written the cringe wasn’t bad. It will definitely take some getting used to because it’s not my thing. But the author delivers such an amazing story. That I am willing to get over it and keep reading.

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Spiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part one by Madeline Fay – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Spiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part oneSpiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part one by Madeline Fay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
Spiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part one by Madeline Fay

Spiteful Punks is a dark and intense read that may be a trigger for some but if you can push through it really is a great book. I was drawn in from the beginning and kept me turning the pages till the end. There was a couple of times I wanted to jump in and help Tillie but she truly is a strong woman., Badass really. Tillie’s life has pretty much been pure hell since her uncle died and her dad has tortured her for years. She’s been through lots of pain but what happens when she escapes t and tries to start over somewhere else? I highly recommend reading this book to find out what happens next. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.

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Spiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part one by Madeline Fay – Review by Juls Dick

Spiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part oneSpiteful Punks: dolls and douchebags part one by Madeline Fay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Spiteful Punks – Dolls and Douchebags part one by Madeline Fay is not a book for the feint hearted but I cannot wait to read part 2. It left so many questions unanswered. Poor Tillie has not had a great start to life, brought up in the clutches of the MC her father runs, she is forced into acts that she never wants any part of and is repeatedly broken down by those around her. When she finally gets a chance to escape she is brought to the door of 4 men who may be just as dangerous as the one that she left behind. Tillie is a strong character and I really hope that she gets the break she deserves in the next part. I would recommend this book to those who like a dark read, but there are trigger warnings so readers need to be mindful of that.

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