BLOG TOUR & REVIEW — Crave By Dani René

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CRAVE by Dani René
Forbidden Series Book #1
Dark Romance

 

SYNOPSIS

Samael

 

Can love overcome hate?
 
When I first laid eyes on the perfect little blonde, I didn’t think she’d change my life.
But the first time I tasted her, felt her, took her, I knew she was mine.
I laid a wordless claim because as much as I desired her, I couldn’t have her.
 
I craved the dark, she filled me with light.
I loved delivering pain, she craved it.
 
Opposites merged by circumstance.
Hearts melded by passion.
 

Angel

 

Can light defeat darkness?
 
I should have feared him.
Everything about him was drenched in the darkness he exuded.
 
But one glance into his cobalt eyes, and I knew I was his.
My heart allowed him entry, as did my body. And after the first time, my soul recognized his.
Desired what he delivered.
 
I craved his darkness, he bathed in my light.
I submitted to his desires, he craved my very being.
 
Running from him wasn’t an option.
Fate bound us in its intricate pattern.
 
*This is a dark romance, suitable for mature audiences, 18+ ONLY. Strong sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. Certain scenes are graphic and could be upsetting to some. This story is NOT for everyone. Proceed with caution. Discretion is advised. This is book one of the Forbidden Series, but can be read as a standalone. Each book will feature a different couple. There is NO cliffhanger.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dani René

An indie author and freelance graphic designer, Dani’s writing has evolved from short fan fiction stories to full length novels. From sweet and romantic, to dark and delicious, she’s grown from strength to strength and hitting her stride.
 
On a daily basis she has a few hundred characters, storylines, and ideas floating around in her head. Generally working on two or more manuscripts at a time, she loves the variety of where her writing is taking her.
 
She’s normally found in the cave with a mug of coffee or a glass of wine whipping up new emotional rollercoasters. You can also find her on social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
 
She has a healthy addiction to reading, TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream. Some of her go to authors are M Never, K Webster, Pepper Winters, KL Kreig, Meghan March, and that’s just to name a few!

 

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descriptionSigh…this book had the potential to be right up my alley. Dark and twisted as f@ck and some parts were really really good (the last 50% earned the 3-Stars). Unfortunately, the constant time jumps (mostly in the first 50%) stopped me from totally enjoying this one. We would have a scene with Angel and Sam, and then it was one year later. Another scene and we jumped two years later. Another scene and we jumped three years later. Not to mention I found all these time jumps confusing as hell. Particularly in the beginning. I had no idea who was who. Who was talking to who etc.

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So as you can see this one was a bit of a mixed bag. The good parts were REALLY REALLY good, and I did enjoy this one enough that I will read the next book in the series. That said I think the constant times jumps (especially in the first half of the book) and the confusion they caused really let this book down. Also, some parts were a little TOO much even for me. Her being raped and hurt badly by other men and him still fucking OW for the fist half of the book caused me to disconnect a bit with them as a couple. I also struggled with him as the (anti) hero allowing her to be continuously raped for years before doing something about.

So overall I am going to give this three stars mainly for the second half of the book. I do think this author is very talented and as I said there were many parts that I liked a lot. Readers of dark books will find this an enjoyable read. Just make sure you heed those trigger warnings.description

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