** Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, Please be aware that this is not a sappy romance novel. It has a supernatural element but it also has dark undertones and has sexually explicit scenes**
Title: Darling Dark
Series: Book 1
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark, Erotica
*Warning: this books contains a deeply flawed unapologetic alpha male. He’s narcissistic, possessive, and more than a little deranged.*
Trapped in a dark world inhabited by savages and ruled by the corrupted –Duvessa finds herself bound to a tyrant. Day in and day out she bears witness to just how cold and vicious her husband-to-be truly is. His iron fist rule strikes fear in the masses. Reyes is ruthless and volatile –he incites both fear and inexplicable passion among those in his wake. Just as her feelings for the seductively cruel Reyes begin to grow, she learns nothing is as it appears to be. With already so much to fear, could there be something darker, more sinister lying in wait?
I have to hand it to Natalie she definitely knows how to write a gripping story. From the get go you are thrown in to a dark world with supernatural beings. This is not a slow burner. I was hooked from the start.
Duveesa is a young Demi who is captured and claimed by a sadistic Depire (Reyes), King of Purgatory, who’s goal is to claim her as his own and get her to admit that she is his. Her friends Jacinda and Amethyst were captured and claimed by his brothers Hades and Casimir.
It is difficult to say anything without giving too much away about the story. it is fast paced and full of twists and turns. As soon as you think you have figured out what is going on.. boom.. you get hit with a wrecking ball that just throws you totally off course. I found myself wanting Reyes to have a little bit of good in him.. even just a smidge but does he??
Read Darling Dark to find out
At times I did find some of the more intense scenes uncomfortable to read but that is just because it isn’t usually the genre I go for but I found myself getting lost in the story and Duvessa’s Journey and before I knew it 2 hours had passed and I had finished book one in the series.
Even though this is not what I normally read and at times i did find it a bit hard to read I have to give Darling Dark a 5 out of 5. Natalie Bennett is such a talented author and she definitely knows how to keep you glued to your seat.