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The Finisher is a book that I have been itching to read since seeing this morally grey hero in the previous book in the series. His role just had me yearning to get my hands on his book and I am so delighted that I was able to and it was a blast. While it wasn't a perfect book and not quite as satisfying as the previous books....it was a pure delight. I can see why these books have been getting so much traction, they are worth it. The Finisher is basically a mix of a mafia/mma fighter romance with a blend of second chance love and a marriage of convenience.

The mix of tropes that we see enter into this story was such fun to read. I really enjoyed the whole heroine pining after the heroine, and him having forgotten her. It was so on point in so many real ways. I also was gravitating towards this story that had so much heartache and longing packed within in. They have such a strong connection to each other. And also the Latino blend to their heritage was top notch, it really felt authentic to the story. I also was so interested in how the secrets become revealed in the story. The only drawback in this story is that I didn't feel like all the questions got answered specifically for our couple especially them being together and the hero not remembering and that aspect to the plot didn't seem to get resolved that felt satisfying.

Overall I found The Finisher to be a captivating read that melted my heart. I was so easily drawn into their story on just an emotional level and it delivered all the way for me. Eager to see what the next book will showcase.½
 
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addictofromance | 2 andre anmeldelser | Mar 9, 2024 |
When I first saw this book, I was immediately drawn to the cover. The cover art, illustrations, and sprayed edges are gorgeously crafted. Well done! I was also very appreciative that the author included a note at the beginning of the book. The story covered a lot of heavy topics, and I’m glad they included it. Thank you! I really enjoyed the FMC Corvena Clemm — she starts out as a timid woman but then finds love and grows into her own power. She learns that she can be herself, and people will love her for who she is. I did listen to the audiobook, and boy was it good! The narrator for Corvena read with so much emotion and expression, and moreover, it felt authentic. Overall, this is a new adult book, and just like the author’s note indicates, is for 18+ readers. It is super spicy, which adds to her sexual awakening. So, just FYI. 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
 
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philae_02 | 6 andre anmeldelser | Mar 3, 2024 |
Quickie Review (May contain spoilers, please be responsible)

The Emperor is the book that features a couple that was teased in the first two books. This one has such beautiful pining in it. There is something about the heroine pining after the hero that just works for me so well. And I really enjoyed the secret relationship dynamic that comes into play with this one here. I think I loved the first book a bit more than one, but only slightly. I did enjoy the heroine of this book way more though. I just love a softer heroine in a mafia romance. This also had a mix of unique tropes that really came out together in such a intense intriguing way. This is also a story that reading the first two books, will add more dimension to the characters. I was so grateful I had read these books in order and closer together. And I am so excited for the next book in the series. Its going to be purely fascinating that is for sure.½
 
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addictofromance | 3 andre anmeldelser | Feb 19, 2024 |
This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review. Also my tags may have spoilers in them so be forewarned before checking out full review.

Book Evaluation:
Plot: 🎞️🎞️🎞️🎞️🎞️
World Building:🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎
Cover:📔📔📔📔📔
Hero: 🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻
Heroine:🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏻‍♀️
Intimacy Level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Relationship Building: 💒💒💒💒💒
Heart & Feels:💞💞💞💞💞
Witty/Banter/Reaction of Laughter: 😂😂😂😂😂
Page Turner Level:📖📖📖📖📖
Narration:🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧
Ending:🧧🧧🧧🧧🧧
Overall View: ✨✨✨✨✨

First Impressions
The Reaper is the second book in the series but is also the conclusion to the story involving Tristan and Morano while also leaving breadcrumbs of serial plot to guide you into what will be happening with book three. The Reaper literally starts off where "Predator" leaves off. The Reaper is less inner relationship angst which I really appreciated and more focused on our couple learning each other. This is where our couple really have more intention when it comes to their relationship. I really appreciate that. I never know what authors will do when it comes to focusing on one couple in more than one book but this author really focused on it correctly.

What I Loved
I am keeping this review a bit shorter so that I don't spoil too much of the plot. So I just want to focus on what I truly enjoyed about this book. I really enjoyed this couple's dynamic. I love how edgy it feels but you also know how full in they both are into the relationship despite that secrets and reveals that crop up between the story. Each of them have demons that they need to fight, but they are so sturdy together as a couple. We get some fun side character that really shines a beautiful life on this story. The plot keeps you on the edge of your seat. The third act is packed with mystery and intensity and some crazy drama but its the type of setup that you can easily get behind and become so consumed by.

What I Struggled With
Nothing really. It wasn't quite as consuming as the first book so it didn't quite make it to 6 star rating, but I absolutely loved this one.

Narration
This had the same narration team as the first book and it was superb in every way. Really brought out the right vibes in the right places that fit just right.

Overall View
The Reaper is a stunning installment that brings in a great conclusion but also leads into what is next for the series. Its packed with thrills and mysteries, secrets and reveals, and a passionate love affair with just the right amount of edge to satisfy!

Favorite Quote(s)
“You might have been born with another name but you are Morana. My Morana. You’re the girl I killed for and you’re the woman I’d die for. You are mine and you are exactly where you’re supposed to be. Don’t ever question that again, do you understand?”

Book Details (also in my shelves)
Sub Genre: Dark Romance, Romantic Suspense
Character Types: Abused, Alpha Male, Assassin, Mafia
Themes: Power Couple, Couple Against the World, Touch Her and Die

Book Perspective
Duo POV

Relationship Conflict vs Plot Conflict
Plot Conflict

If you like these authors, I recommend This Book
Penelope Douglas
Cora Reilly
Rina Kent

Recommendation For Reading Order
Yes

Steam/Spice Explanations

Steamin' up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.

Narrators:
Kai Kennicott, Michael Pierce
 
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addictofromance | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 7, 2024 |
This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review. Also my tags may have spoilers in them so be forewarned before checking out full review.

Book Evaluation:
Plot: 🎞️🎞️🎞️🎞️🎞️
World Building:🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎
Cover:📔📔📔📔📔
Hero: 🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻
Heroine:🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏻‍♀️
Intimacy Level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Relationship Building: 💒💒💒💒💒
Heart & Feels:💞💞💞💞💞
Witty/Banter/Reaction of Laughter: 😂😂😂😂😂
Page Turner Level:📖📖📖📖📖
Narration:🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧
Ending:🧧🧧🧧🧧🧧
Overall View: ✨✨✨✨✨✨

First Impressions
The Predator is the first book in the "Dark Verse" series and this series has been so intimidating for me if I am being honest. So many rave about this one especially on instagram, its EVERYWHERE. I wasn't sure if I wanted to invest into it but after really enjoying Gothikana, I had to rethink it and decide on this one. Well I grabbed it in audio (and if you are a audio fan, get it in audio, you won't regret it) and it was superb. I loved everything about it. And honestly with how hooked I was into this one, its definitely on the list of favorites for the year too. I was so consummed by this book and literally couldn't put it down, and as a audiobook that is saying something for sure.

First Line
On a cold dark night in winter, with the wind howling and the skies crying in sleet, two men from the Tenebrae Outfit met the two men from Shadow Port in the middle of nowhere.

The Main Protagonists
The Hero: Tristan Caine
The Heroine: Morana Vitalio

Summary
The Predator begins with our heroine, Morana Vitalio, comes after Tristan Caine and attempts to kill him as she believes that he knows the truth about a mystery and is her target and with him being her family's enemy, she won't lose sleep over it, but Tristan Caine is a not a man you can easily kill and she finds herself on the other end of her own knife and where Tristan makes his own vow to her but ends up protecting her in his own way. Even though Tristan has vowed to kill her, they end up in this sexy tango of secrets and myterious reveals and when she ends up on the run from her own family, Tristan is the man that offers sanctuary. But why does he want to kill her and why does the hate run so deep?

What I Loved
This book tore me upside down and sideways and I never knew what was going to happen next. I absolutely couldn't get enough of this book. In fact, this book is WAY better than Gothikana. And yes I know they are completely different but I was so CONSUMED by this book in a way that Gothikana didn't even come close for me. There was so many delicious alpha vibes and loved how strong these characters are. The heroine I know comes off strong and she may not work for everyone, but honestly, I ended up loving her, and that is a rarity for such a prickly heroine but she really worked for me.

She had such relatable vulnerabilities and how she just wants to be loved by anyone because she has been so neglected was so empowering. Even though she knows how to kick ass and fight on her own terms, she also has a sweet spirit too. She isn't your typical kick ass heroine which I really respected because I found her so likeable in the end. You can see how she has been abused over the years and I really wanted her to find her HEA because she deserved it.

The secrets that surround this book were so impactful and man I was beyond intrigued. I love a good mystery but the way that this book is layered was so intricate in many ways. There is some mystery behind the hero and why he has such a hate filled vendetta against the heroine when she hasn't really done anything to him to actually warrant it, so getting the reveals in the end was so fascinating and really adds depth to the hero. There are so many "touch her and die" vibes and the alpha moments with the hero were so captivating.

What I Struggled With
Not much to be honest. At first I was curious why the hero wanted to kill the heroine so badly but that gets satisfied so I have to say it was just about perfect.

Narration
This narration was PERFECTION! Honestly they made this one so so addictive and really made the world building and the characters jump off of the page so vividly.

Overall View
The Predator is a fascinating beginning to a world that will pull at your curiosity from the get go. You won't want to let go of this story or these characters who literally take your breath away! CAPTIVATING AND ENTHRALLING!

Favorite Quote(s)
Don't you know not to run away from predators, sweetheart? We like the hunt."

" You twitch and you die."
...."Interesting," he remarked evenly (yeah I was laughing so hard)

“No one else gets to kill you, Ms Vitalio, the last face you see before you die will be mine. When it comes to death, you're mine."

Book Details (also in my shelves)
Sub Genre: Dark Romance, Romantic Suspense
Character Types: Alpha Male, Mafia
Themes: Kick Ass, Touch Her and Die, Family Feud, Dirty Talkin'
Tropes: Enemies to Lovers

Book Perspective
1st POV

Relationship Conflict vs Plot Conflict
Both

If you like these authors, I recommend This Book
Penelope Douglas
Ana Huang
Rina Kent

Song This Book Inspires
Russian Roulette by Rhianna

Recommendation For Reading Order
Yes

Steam/Spice Explanations

Steamin' up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.

Narrators:
Kai Kennicott, Michael Pierce
 
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addictofromance | 4 andre anmeldelser | Feb 6, 2024 |
'Gothikana' draws readers into a mysterious world where Corvina Clemm and Vad Deverell navigate a century-old enigma within the eerie walls of Verenmore University. The tale seamlessly weaves secrets, deceit, and love in a dark, atmospheric setting. With its captivating characters and a perfect balance of mystery and romance, the novella unfolds into a hauntingly beautiful narrative that keeps you hooked until the very end.
 
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Mrsmommybooknerd | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jan 28, 2024 |
I enjoyed this one! I am a sucker for dark academia so I was very excited to give this book a try. I loved the gothic feel of the story and liked Corvina right away. It took me a minute to warm up to Vad but I did end up liking his character as well. I loved that the story kept me guessing and there were a few twists and turns that completely surprised me. I had a hard time putting this entertaining book down once I started reading.

When Corvina is invited to attend the University of Verenmore, she doesn’t hesitate. Since her mother is no longer at home, nothing is holding her back. She is a little older than other incoming students but quickly starts to form a bond with her new roommate. Then she meets Vad, who just happens to be a professor, and they are immediately drawn to each other. Some strange things are happening at the university and Corvina and Vad hope to figure out what is going on before someone else disappears.

I wasn’t sure about Corvina and Vad at first but I was eventually convinced. He is a professor at the school but he is also a thesis student so the lines are a little more blurred. There isn’t much of an age gap between the pair but Corvina was a lot more innocent. I thought that the chemistry between the pair was palpable. The emotional connection between these characters felt authentic and I wanted to see them find their happily ever after.

I ended up grabbing a copy of the audiobook and thought that Aiden Snow and Scarlett Dorian did an amazing job with this story. I am not sure if I have listened to either of these narrators’ work in the past but I appreciated their performance with this story. I liked the fact that they were able to capture the characters’ personalities through their reading which added a lot to my enjoyment of the story. I would not hesitate to recommend this entertaining and atmospheric romance to others.

I received a review copy of this book from Bramble.
 
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Carolesrandomlife | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
GOTHIKANA by RuNyx is a novel that received lots of attention in the online book world. At first, I was able to avoid the attention. After all, it has been my experience that books receiving that much attention from TikTokers tend to be disappointments. However, as the buzz increased in fever pitch, I found that the fuss piqued my interest. It wasn't long before I requested a review copy when one became available.

After almost twenty years of reviewing books, I really should stick with my gut about buzzy books. It isn't so much that GOTHIKANA is a bad book, but it is most definitely not worth the hype. While most of my concerns about GOTHIKANA revolve around the relationship between Corvina and Vad, I also have issues with the boarding school mystery. In general, I was so disappointed by RuNyx's story. And, once again, I wonder what I missed when others seem to love what I disliked.

My biggest issue with GOTHIKANA is Corvina's and Vad's relationship. It isn't an issue of age difference. Corvina is 22, and Vad is in his late 20s. There is no statutory rape occurring here. What made me uncomfortable was the student/teacher dynamic between them. It doesn't matter that they are of the same age or that there is an undeniable attraction between the two. One still holds power over the other due to their positions at the school. In this post-#metoo era, to promote a relationship in which the power is completely in one person's hands feels irresponsible.

I might feel differently had there been any sort form of tenderness between them. Instead, the entirety of their physical relationship is brutal and animalistic. There is no love-making here; there is bruising and discussions of ownership. Their coupling scenes read more like a dom/sub relationship, which only ties back to my concerns about the inherent power mismatch between them. The whole thing left a bad taste in my mouth and an unclean feeling on my skin.

As this odd subgenre of Romantasy gains in popularity, of which GOTHIKANA firmly sits, you have to wonder if some readers love the genre simply because it contains explicit sex scenes. I feel that readers are confusing lust with like. After all, it wasn't so long ago when spice stayed firmly within the romance realm, and most fantasy bedroom scenes faded to black. The presence of spice does not equal good writing, and becoming horny because of a book does not mean it is a good story.

The one aspect of GOTHIKANA I did enjoy was the mystery. I wish there was more focus on that part of the story than on Corvina's potential madness or her relationship with Vad. Unfortunately, as I started to write down my thoughts, I realized how few answers we received about the mystery of Verenmore. Sure, we find out who was killing students in recent years. But we learn nothing about what happened in the past or anything surrounding the disappearances during every Black Ball. I understand that RuNyx plans to revisit Verenmore in a future book. Sadly, I don't believe there is enough like on my part to want to read more, even if that future book gives me the answers I want.

GOTHIKANA is a book I should have ignored but chose to let the hype sway me. Maybe it is because I just had to sit through my company's annual sexual harassment training but I cannot get over the discomfort I had with Corvina and Vad's relationship. While it was consensual, it was so brutal and the power difference so large that I struggled to see it as anything other than sexual assault. As for the mysterious happenings at Verenmore, there are too few answers and too many unanswered questions for closure. My overall impression of GOTHIKANA is one of a poorly-written manuscript with very little story and too much attention paid to an abusive relationship. Don't get me started on its portrayal of mental illness either.
 
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jmchshannon | 6 andre anmeldelser | Dec 31, 2023 |
 
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Tooba.B | 3 andre anmeldelser | May 25, 2023 |
This book might be a lighter read than the previous ones in the series but be warned, it gets dark pretty quickly towards the end. And by dark I mean sad.
 
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Tooba.B | 2 andre anmeldelser | May 25, 2023 |
This book was definitely one of my faves in the series. Dark, broody and amazing!
 
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Tooba.B | 4 andre anmeldelser | May 25, 2023 |
This series has so many diverse characters, one can't help but marvel at the author's work. Also, this book is dark. At some point I felt I struggled to keep myself afloat in Luna's depressive modes. Fair warning for multiple triggers.
 
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Tooba.B | 1 anden anmeldelse | May 25, 2023 |
If I took this book seriously…. It would give me a headache.

This sentence for example: “Should I be?” she asked, raising her eyebrows slightly even as a part of her wanted to break the eye contact and blush furiously at the singular masculine attention from a very masculine male.”

The whole book falls apart when I ask too many questions.
Students having relationships with staff is strictly forbidden, yet there’s this one PhD student/teacher who is known for hooking up with his students. Why is he not fired yet?
If this is the 20th or 21st century, why does she use a candelabra to light her way at night?
If there’s a ball every 5 years and every ball someone goes missing. If they don’t hold the ball, someone goes missing anyway. Why is this dismissed as just a part of university life?

Corvina’s mother has schizophrenia and Corvina hears things too. This could have been an interesting, dark setup for an unreliable narrator. However, these serious mental health issues are just there for the plot, which feels kinda icky to me. A girl jumped from the roof and died, but right after this is explained to Corvina, the topic changes to boys, as if someone dying like that is just part of the introduction.
Later, someone else walks off the same room, but the book quickly moves on to the romance.

For a book described as dark academia, there is no real ‘academia’. The professors thesis is about “the correlation and influence of music on literature through the ages”?? Anyone who knows anything about academia knows this is far too broad of a topic.

However, the aesthetics are definitely there. The setting is an university in an old castle with mysterious disappearances and it’s possibly haunted too. There are hidden attics, thunderstorms and pretty hallways and they all exude creepy, gothic academia. I loved the way these parts were written. I’d both want to visit Verenmore and never go there.
If you don’t think too hard about the details, the atmosphere is absolutely fantastic.

Then there’s the romance, which is the main plot. Again, if I took it seriously I’d hate it.

The main character Corvina is special! She’s different and doesnt fit in. She dresses like a goth witch and there are multiple very long paragraphs dedicated to the exact details of her clothes and makeup. She has purple eyes and people call her “Purple” as if they’re elementary schoolers.
I didn’t dislike her, but it felt very cliche.

The love interest is one of her lecturers, and all he does is introduce himself for Corvina to be intoxicated. I guess this is just a romance book thing? Some form of love at first sight.
His name is Vad, and he’s called silver eyed devil. He’s the guy who is known for sleeping with his students.
There’s a bearded professor who gives his students creepy stares, but this one is described as actually creepy. What’s the difference between mr. Deverell and mr. Beard?
When Corvina meets mr. Deverell, he talks to her in cryptic threats, tells her he doesn’t want an actual relationship but gets mad because she’s merely talking to another boy. Later it turns out he knows classified information about her, lied about his identity and possibly killed someone.
Everything about him screams “RUN IN THE OTHER DIRECTION” This guy is not a red flag he’s a whole pennant string

I do have to say that Corvina is 100% into all the staring and cryptic messages.
He tugged her into his body, his jaw glowing in the low yellow flame “There’s no going back now. I will never let you escape.”
Corvina swallowed, her free hand over his chest, feeling the steady beat of his heart under her palm. “Just know that if you kill me, I will personally haunt you.”

“If this is madness,” she whispered almost against his lips, “drown me in it.” “If this is madness,” he told her, echoing her words against her lips, “I’ve already descended too far.”
Maybe they’re on the same wavelength? They sign their letters with “Your witch” and “your devil.” Obviously they start sleeping together, but I skipped all those scenes so I can’t comment on those.
In the end, they manage to live a macabre happily ever after because they genuinely seem to care about each other. It turns Corvina will hear voices for the rest of her life, but they’re not harmful, and both characters seem to understand the importance of doctors checking up on her. Vad doesn’t throw a posessive tantrum because she’ll be in a hospital for a while. Corvina also seems to have a genuinely loving relationship with her mother, despite her mothers illness.

These ingredients don’t make a great romance. They’re both volatile, morbid and possibly disturbed. Vad moreso than Corvina.
However, there’s something entertaining about two terrible people falling in love.
Vad tells Corvina: “I would’ve kissed you bathed in blood, Corvina. If I had a chance to kiss you while a thousand ghosts rose from their graves, I would have kissed you. Don’t doubt that.” which is certainly a memorable love declaration.½
 
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MYvos | 6 andre anmeldelser | May 19, 2023 |
In this book you will find:

1. Lessons in staring, glaring, and sweating.
2. Reasons editors are important: Grammar and Syntax.
3. 2 dimensional characters.
4. Smut - of the nothing-to-write-home-about variety.
5. How to say something 20 different ways on one page, and again on the next for good measure.
 
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toria86 | 4 andre anmeldelser | May 9, 2023 |
3.75/5½
 
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Victoria_Robledo | 6 andre anmeldelser | Mar 25, 2023 |
First and foremost I apologize if what I say is not in your version of this book, there are two versions there is the Kindle version and the physical version and I have heard it that there is a third version and I don't know if that's true. I also can't confirm if the audiobook is it's own beast too. So some things I say might be in one version and none the other or vice versa. I totally didn't sit down and look at the many versions, nor did I get a headache.

Apologies in advance.

"Black, it was the absence of color.
She loved black."


The more the main character is named Corvina, totally not named after crows like... Oddly enough I think I've read a couple of books with characters named after crows being Corvus, or Corvid, or Corvina. If I had a nickel for every time I could do a nickel meme but I think I've had it happen at least five which isn't a lot but considering how many books I've read it's more than enough.

Did I mention her family is mentally ill and she put her mom away then raised herself... Into a fine young edgy goth. My first question of the book, besides the obvious memes, does she realize this schizophrenia running in the family is a big deal and she should probably get that looked at? It's a serious concern.

It reads like a fanfiction, which is not inherently bad -just often not published literature level- but in this situation I can feel that this was ripped off of a website and plastered into a book and made to fit that format where it doesn't fit. This one reads like a very poor fanfiction like it's off of the old stories on Fanfiction.net or Wattpad. That's right, we're not getting any of that tasty Archive of Our Own good quality, not this book.

This is also a Y/NxVoldemort fanfiction. Which is my actual least favorite fanfiction anything that is your name times the character I don't really enjoy. With very few reader times character relationship fanfics I have enjoyed, I would say that at most I enjoy 10% of them and the rest are garbage to me.

I've stopped being the target audience.

I'm especially not the target audience for Harry Potter.

There's a prestigious school that everybody gets an invitation to if they are qualified and worthy of it. It arrives through a letter and then they can go to the school. I'm not joking, that's actually the book plot intro.

I know there's probably a few people who are going to read this and not know what I'm talking about but does anybody else remember the ever infamous My Immortal? Just take Draco out of that and replace them with Voldemort and that's what this story is.

Corvina AKA little crow is goth if you couldn't guess. She's a golf girl going to Harry Potter Hogwarts. Nothing but purple and black for her.
Even her eyes are purple!

There is one rule in this book, the one rule that I'm going to say and you're going to absolutely know the rest of the plot from this one rule. The rule is students cannot have sex and relationships with professors.

That rule is just gonna sit there.

Sometimes she'll have really deep thoughts while someone else is going down on her, which is confusing, but okay pre-nut clarity. Guess deep thoughts come during sex.

Speaking of the sex scenes, when you're reading this you can really tell that they were aged up to be legal, but in the original draft they weren't. Because certain aspects of this point to her being younger as this academy seems like it's oriented towards younger people. So that means that originally she was a minor having sex with her adult teacher. Which is way worse than an adult having sex with their teacher, even if that is the one forbidden rule of this book school. Squick me up, Scotty! We got a nonce love interest!

Corvina for some reason describes Dracula as a love story, I found this funny because unless the vampirism is another representation for homosexuality there's nothing romantic in this book. I know it can be argued that Dracula was homosexual and all of that but that doesn't make it a romance. Dracula is not a romance or a love story. Period.

The sex is not consensual, even if we ignore the fact they age them up and therefore they are too consenting adults, it's usually not consensual. I have a more consenting talk with my dog than this teacher does with his student and the dog doesn't know anything besides we're going on a walk. He is utterly obsessed with her, constantly stalking her, and a danger. This isn't romantic. This is scary and upsetting. Trying for a taboo relationship is garbage.

He's a stalker! Her teacher is stalking her. He's a stalker.

Footnote: The sex scenes leave the characters in pain for weeks on end, which is not safe or healthy. If you are in that much pain after sex seek medical help. This is a sign that something bad was done not something good. Bad sex can damage your back, your uterus, your vagina, and everything else. The way this character talks about the sex makes me think that they had really bad sex but for some reason she doesn't know what good sex is. This is a concern mostly because this is a book targeting young adults and teenagers who have just entered puberty. We already have enough book material that basically says bad sex is good sex in our literature it's time to stop that.
If someone hurts you doing sex please do not be silent. If the sex is painful speak up and be heard. If you hurt for days after having sex go to the doctor just be safe.

Take care of yourself and get medical help if you ever experience the sex pain mentioned in this book.

1 star.
 
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Yolken | 6 andre anmeldelser | Feb 21, 2023 |

Oh. My. Dayum.

RuNyx killed it with this one. Holy shit, this was good. This was really really good. My mind is still trying to process all that I've read. It had everything I am looking for in a dark romance: brooding hero with a dark past, a heroine that is vulnerable yet has a back bone, oozing chemistry, mafia related drama, and a fucking epic cliffhanger.

Seriously what the fuck.

I need want sequel and I want it now.

 
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ayoshina | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jul 31, 2022 |
4 stars

This was a lot more suspenseful than I was expecting. I was so invested in the story that before I knew it the book was done.

This is a first time reading this author but it won't be my last. I need answers as to who is good and who is bad. Tristian and More a were fuego.
 
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MagicalRi | 4 andre anmeldelser | Feb 24, 2022 |
4.4 stars

I totally didn't see the twists in this story. That is really good writing. I mean, I had an inkling, of the big secret but not actually the who was and how they fit in the grand scheme of things.

Tristan and Miranda were everything. I loved how the calmed the other. And the steam and chemistry from these two was fire.

Looking forward to Dante's story next.
 
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MagicalRi | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 24, 2022 |
4.4 stars

I'm loving this interwoven story through these books. It adds to the suspense. The characters are great regardless of whether they are primary or secondary.

I still have so many questions. I can't wait to find the answers to them.
 
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MagicalRi | 3 andre anmeldelser | Feb 24, 2022 |
I'm so invested in this crazy story that it is not even funny. Even with there being different lead characters its the interconnected story that has me hooked. Don't get me wrong, I love the characters too but this is one big mind screw.

It ends with a somewhat HFN but the author intends to give a more in depth conclusion after the next book when everything is tied up. The next book isn't until May. That seems like forever.
 
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MagicalRi | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 24, 2022 |
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