You cannot partially love someone. Either you love them with your whole heart or you don’t love them at all. You cannot choose what emotions a person stirs in you. You cannot chose to hate, when love overwhelms you. You can only love them…love them when they are under the weather, love them when they’re happy or when they’re sad…or angry….Love them even when they are the offspring of the devil himself. That’s the story of Tristan, the dark hero of the new standalone romance of the ‘Dark Syndicate’ series by Faith Summers.
Tristan will draw you into his story from the very beginning. His grief and pain are too devastating to be ignored. The beginning and the end of his happiness piercing through your heart as well. His whole world, torn to pieces lies at his feet. The loss is agonizing, everything shatters and dies inside him, but one thing….his desire for blood, and his desire for revenge…the culprit must pay, no matter what.
The beloved daughter or just an ordinary pawn in her father’s wicked games. Marked by the cruelty, crippled by the pain and losses that ripped parts of her and in constant search for some peace, Isabella seeks a bit of mercy in the eyes of the stranger in the park. The stranger who attracts her in an irresistible way, offering a glimpse of joy. Wishing for some happiness before the flames of hell devour her, she extends her hands and indulges into his warmth. Only to realize she has been deceived one more time, used one more time…the only difference is the monster.
The author has created a really exciting plot with so many twists and turns as too keep readers intrigued and invested in the story from beginning to end. Maybe a faster pace would have been more effective, as the book went really slow in some parts in the middle and a bit too discursive for my personal liking. The alternating 1st person narrative is almost seamless and allows readers full insight into the main character’s world, all their thoughts, fears, struggles perfectly blended. The main characters are greatly developed and so complex, multilayered, with real flaws and characteristics. The chemistry between them is absolutely scorching. The erotic play of their bodies is not hidden under any veil, but is explicitly captured with every sigh and moan.
I had the constant feeling like something was missing, some background story or subplot, probably because I haven’t read the previous book in the series, but that didn’t decrease the pleasure of reading this one.
Overall, if you’re looking for a story where two broken pieces form the most perfect whole, where the rules are dictated by the strongest one, and where the guilty pleasure will make you blush, then make sure you check this one.
Faith Summers is the Dark
Contemporary Romance pen name of USA Today Bestselling Author, Khardine Gray.
Warning!! Expect wild romance stories of the scorching hot variety and deliciously dark romance with the kind of alpha male bad boys best reserved for your fantasies.
Dive in and enjoy her naughty page-turners.