on Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward.

So while I’ve been waiting impatiently for Aflame, (IT’S COMING OUT ON TUESDAY PEOPLE, BRACE YOURSELF BECAUSE MY “SUBTLE” FANGIRL IS GOING TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE.) I had to find something to calm be down a bit. I read Love Surfacedwhich didn’t disappoint so I figured I’d give the NA romances another try. Stepbrother Dearest was recommended, because the male protagonist is very similar to one of my ultimate book babes – Jared Trent (whom I can’t wait see on Tuesday in Aflame!!!!!) Anyway, I gave it a try and here’s what I thought!


stepbrother dearest

You’re not supposed to want the one who torments you.

When my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us my senior year, I wasn’t prepared for how much of a jerk he’d be.

I hated that he took it out on me because he didn’t want to be here.
I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his room.
But what I hated the most was the unwanted way my body reacted to him.

At first, I thought all he had going for him were his rock-hard tattooed abs and chiseled face. Then, things started changing between us, and it all came to a head one night.

Just as quickly as he’d come into my life, he was gone back to California.

It had been years since I’d seen Elec.

When tragedy struck our family, I’d have to face him again.

And holy hell, the teenager who made me crazy was now a man that drove me insane.

I had a feeling my heart was about to get broken again.

Stepbrother Dearest is a standalone novel.

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on Seduced In The Dark (The Dark Duet #2) by C.J. Roberts.

Hi again.

I’m here with a review of the second book in The Dark Duet series. Yesterday, I wrote about my feelings toward Captive In The Dark… I finished Seduced overnight and yes, I am very tired and sleepy. Was it worth it? Yes and no. I don’t want to give anything away, but I liked it a bit more than than the first book. I think it’s because the story was developed better. Anyway, let’s talk about this! And don’t forget, this series is full of violence and some disturbing stuff. Don’t continue if you aren’t ready!


seduced in the darkBOOK TWO OF THE DARK DUET
The exciting, titillating, and action-filled conclusion to Captive in the Dark.

What is the price of redemption?

Rescued from sexual slavery by a mysterious Pakistani officer, Caleb carries the weight of a debt that must be paid in blood.

The road has been long and fraught with uncertainty, but for Caleb and Livvie, it’s all coming to an end.

Can he surrender the woman he loves for the sake of vengeance?

Or will he make the ultimate sacrifice?

It seemed to Caleb, the nature of human beings revolved around one empirical truth: we want what we cannot have. For Eve, it was the fruit of the forbidden tree. For Caleb, it was Livvie.

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on Captive In The Dark (The Dark Duet #1) by C.J. Roberts.


I haven’t posted in a few days because I’ve been deciding what to post next. Sorry for that, if you’re reading this regularly. (Please, please, please!) Anyway, Captive In The Dark intrigued me for a long time. I could not decided if I want to read this or not. The reviews were very mixed ranging from “this is soooo disturbing” to “this was fucking mind-blowing”.  This book is suppose to be very disturbing, containing very explicit scenes and includes BDSM. It’s definitely more disturbing than Fifty Shades. So if you’re not up for it, don’t read this review because my curiosity got the best of me and I have read it.


captured in the dark

Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.

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