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7/10
Girl Long Gone by Danielle M. Haas
contemporary , crime , dark , romance , suspense / May 28, 2020

Girl Long Gone by Danielle M. Haas is a fast-paced suspense novel with a hint of romance. The main story is about detective Connor, whose sister is missing. He dedicates everything to finding her and everything points to a rich snob Gabriel. The problem is, nobody believes him, so his search is mainly on his own. The search and the game of cat and mice is hastily put into the whole plot. There is a hint of mind games that I like in those kinds of stories. A few little things in the plot are a bit dubious but if you accept them, the story is ok. Everything is developing rapidly, even romance and the characters do not have time to flourish into their full potential. That is why I missed getting to know them more. We get some of their past and facts, but nothing more. I liked the premise and the story, but it could have a bit more suspense and complication for my taste. I had a feeling everything went predictably smoothly. Overall, this is an ok read and it was absorbing enough to keep reading to the end. I would recommend it to readers who like a…

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8.3/10
The Living Canvas (Master of Trickery Duet #2) by Pepper Winters
abuse , contemporary , crime , dark , erotica , mindfuck , romance / November 26, 2019

First, you have to read the previous book to understand all. This one starts at the exact moment the previous ended. I was blown apart with so many emotions running through me while reading this, it was hard to process them all. I want to give feedback spoiler-free so let me just say, there are raw emotions, guilt, terrible pain, unfairness and so much cruelty I wanted to shake the responsible for ruining innocent lives. But most of all, there is pure love that finds its way in the midst of all horrible things happening. There are so many secrets and I can’t help wondering what outcome would there be if people were honest, forthcoming and brave from the beginning. The assumptions and bad decisions in the name of protecting each other are also making things worse. Furthermore, I understood her reasoning but her bipolar behavior and indecision were making me crazy. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the book despite my love-hate-love relationship, it’s just that I was so consumed by the book it was like living it through the characters. In the end, they finally get their HEA, despite or because of all the obstacles.

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9.5/10
The Body Painter (Master of Trickery Duet, #1) by Pepper Winters
abuse , contemporary , crime , dark , erotica , suspense / September 11, 2019

This was heartbreaking, all-consuming and addictive. I am an emotional wreck after reading this. How will I wait for the sequel? Ms. Winters, you must be a sadist to let us wait for the part two 🙂 Gil was Olin’s soulmate. Her rock, her tormentor, her everything and then he just left and pushed her away. After a few years, she accidentally runs upon him and the intense chemistry is still there. But he changed. There are new secrets, new tormentor and new heartache. How much can she take? Everything, because he is still the one and only. This is not a happy story, it is dark, passionate, unfair, intense, emotional and cruel. It is also a love story. And in every love story, people hurt and bleed and tear up their heart that the pain is almost physical. I went through the roller coaster with this story, I cried with unfairness for a young boy, got angry toward people cruelty and wielding they power, I wanted to smack them and shake them, but most of all I felt for both of them. So much happened because of other people selfishness and the life they were put in, so much…

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9.3/10
Mindf*ck Series by S.T. Abby

The series list: The Risk Sidetracked Scarlet Angel All the Lies Paint it all red I binged through this series I was so consumed. It was intense and I went through the roller coaster of emotions. I Cursed, I cried and laugh at the same time. Lana and her brother were tortured, raped and left to die 10 years ago. Everything was covered by corrupted and scared people, even in high places. But she came back. She plotted and learned 10 years for revenge and she is not backing down. What she didn’t expect was to find love in the middle of her rampage. She is so strong and I admired her for all she went through. The plot was intense and we get to see more and more of the past through the series. The moral compass is twisted and I couldn’t fault her for anything she does. I loved the dialogue and sarcasm, and I laughed at the pun-intended jokes. There was so much wrongness in that town I was glad it burned. There is so much more to say about the series, but you have to read it. The secrets are coming out and nobody involved is…

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9.1/10
The Dirty Ones by J.A. Huss
contemporary , dark , erotica , mystery , romance , suspense , thriller / January 31, 2019

Buy this book now. Seriously! Just wow. I was blown away with every chapter. One of the best mystery, thriller, suspense, erotic romances lately. I am not even sure how to categorize it. It is a great mix of everything entwined. The author writes a wonderful plot, mystery with so many questions along. I went through the whole specter of emotions while reading this and it was worth it. The characters are authentic and realistic, every one of them has their own story but together they are connected with the past. The things that happened should stay there but the past doesn’t want to stay buried. 10 years after attending their senior year someone wants to play a game. Are the memories real? What is the real truth? Just one – that they are the Diry Ones and this is their story! I loved the suspense and couldn’t stop reading until I had all the answers. And when I had them I wanted to read it all over again. I wanted to cry, to yell to hug them or just be with them. The suspense, the building and the romance with an erotic encounter is the perfect mix in an…

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7.8/10
Notice by K. Webster
abuse , contemporary , dark , erotica , romance , suspense / January 20, 2019

This was one intense ride. I like how the author knows how to hit taboo themes and makes them very readable. Violet suffered a lot by her abusive ex boyfriend. From rape, pimping to forced drugs and more. She is in hiding but works for a company with eccentric chef. After 6 year not being appreciated as a employee, she decides to quit – but than her boss finally notice her. She becomes his obsession. Their chemistry is sparkling and they just click in nonconventional way. Their sex is smoking hot and his dirty talk would fire up even the dead. I hurt with them and both of their past but they both survived and didn’t became victims of their decisions. Yeah they were both a bit different but in a good way 🙂 I liked that about them. This is one good darkish erotica story.

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8.3/10
The Day She Cried by K. Webster
abuse , dark , erotica / January 6, 2019

Damn this reminded me why I hate bullies and popular in High School who had their own groupies and acted like they are Gods and could get away with everything. The plot is realistic with tough situations and dark heroes. Life isn’t always fair and there will be people who will screw you which sucks. For Courtney there were consequences and there were moments I wanted to yell at her to grow a backbone and stop being a sheep. But with a help from her so called nemesis she turns into a wolf. I loved seeing her transformation. The ending is HEA yet a bit unrealistic. I did like how the author exposed the now day problems with cyberbullying.

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8.8/10
Sweet Jayne by K. Webster
abuse , contemporary , dark , erotica , non-con , romance , suspense / December 30, 2018

Wow, this was one hell of a dark, twisted and intense story. It kept me on edge till the end. Nadia is a 17 old girl. Her mother married a millionaire Donovan Jayne. He is handsome, overprotective and there is obvious chemistry between them, but still he is her stepdad and off limits. One day her new friend Kasey is kidnapped and even though she witnessed the kidnapping she doesn’t remember much. Years later, Kasey still wasn’t found and Nadia is engaged to her stepdad (ex) best friend and police Chief Logan. She has her own agenda while still searching for Kasey,but there are others too who won’t let the past in the past. I loved the plot, the suspense and all the graphic details despite the dark and twisted scenes. There is a lot of sex, non-con acts and some weird romance. Everything slams together in the end and we do have some sort of HEA. The characters were real and their charisma was strong. I just couldn’t get over Logan, he was such a prick from the beginning and I still don’t understand how he managed to manipulate everything. Further into the book I hated his guts and…

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8.7/10
Knotted (Trails of Sin, #1) by Pam Godwin
abuse , contemporary , dark , erotica , romance , suspense / October 6, 2018

Wow this was one intensely dark read. The emotional suspense, intrigue, love, passion, commitment, kink and more… 4 friends, young and innocent got sucked into a scheme of grownups. Their youth taken away too soon, too swift and it changed everything. One couple, two brothers all very protective of the only girl in their little circle. Conor and Jake are soulmates and decided to make love for the first time on her 16th birthday outside in the open. They are ranchers after all. While preparing to make it special and a bit kinky, they got ambushed. So 3 boys are forced to watch their friend being raped over and over again. Her innocence brutally taken, and the traumatic incident changed them all. 6 years later little bits and pieces are clearing up about the past. Nothing is as it seemed at first. The dark schemes revealing a lot more everybody expected. All The characters are strong. Dominating cowboys protective and possessive of their own. They show a wide range of emotions and sometimes act in unpredictable ways, but they move the plot forward with their action. I love how they are dark and hurt but they still know how to…