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Angel of Darkness

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  597 Ratings  ·  49 Reviews
The days of your innocence are long gone.

She didn't get very far before a powerful hand closed over one slim shoulder and yanked her back. He spun her round with frightening strength.

Look at me! He demanded with inborn arrogance, glittering dark eyes scanning her pale, distraught face. Your freedom is gone and not only for now, cara. It's gone for as for as long as I want.
Mass Market Paperback, Lynne Graham Collection, #9, 218 pages
Published March 4th 2005 by Mills & Boon (first published March 1st 1993)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Wow! This was a fantastic book! Intense, passionate, well-written. I found both characters complex and compelling. Their bond was so emotionally powerful, I couldn't stop reading about it. And the payoff makes it all worthwhile.

Kelda holds her own against Angelo. She is not a pushover by any means. She was tough. Yes, she allowed Angelo to think the worst of her, but in a way, I liked it, because it was brave and ballsy of her. I really dislike when the heroine in these books is so willing to be
Lynsey A
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2.5 stars.
You should suspense your desblief or ignore some weird situations, decisions etc. As a matter of fact, it's a harlequin book.
Oct 19, 2015 Roub rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
this was a re-read for me from sept 2013 and i maintain the 5 stars ! the book was over the top ! it dealt wid a maelstrom of emotions so intense, dat it took my breath away. angelo was mad about kelda and it was so obvious, it was ridiculous she hid his paternity from him. she had such a volatile temper dat she wanted to get back at him after finding him making out wid another woman. she was bitchy and definitely spoiled by her mother and her aunt, as observed by angelo. i liked dat she did not ...more
Apr 07, 2013 RLA rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow... this is an example of Lynne Graham at her finest. IMO her older M&Bs just can't be beaten for sure inventiveness and stories that are packed with the most blistering passion and intensity. Her older books also have the feeling that they are treading the fine line between taboo and PC, and this book has that in spades.

The whole stepbrother idea had me immediately on edge, to me it felt like it might be a bit, well, ick! But somehow Lynne Graham made it work, in fact this element of the
Very good Lynne Graham and it kind of hit the spot for me tonight. I had a very intense weekend of doing lots of arts and crafts and I needed a total break for my brain. This was a very obsessed hero. You could tell he was after her any way he could get her even though there was some bitterness between them. He said some pretty cruel things to her but most of them were knee jerk reactions. I was pleased that at least he was as weakly hot for her as she was for him. Many of his actions were becau ...more
Too much screaming and bickering for me. There were elements that drew me in. I love the captive heroine trope and the step-brother thing had a sort of forbidden kinky appeal. But the heroine was a screaming harpy. Some may see her as strong, but I saw her as childish, impulsive, self-centered, and dishonest. YMMV, I'm sure.

Yes the Hero was at times atrocious, appallingly so. The sexist nasty remarks were just despicable and abusive. Still, I prefer a heroine who maintains a certain amount of d
Apr 25, 2013 Jenny rated it did not like it
Oh my god this book was a mess! I had a very hard time connecting with the characters in this one. Both characters were too one dimensional. All the annoying bitchy heroine was saying was "Shut up" and "I hate you" and the hero for some reason was just creepy to me. One of the worst books I ever read!

When I read this book first, I wasn’t knowledgeable about our dear little goodreads, and therefore, wasn’t in the habit of writing down what I thought about my books, I’d only make a note of how many stars (coincidentally also on a 1 to 5 scale) I thought to give it.

I just reread Angel of Darkness and stand firmly by my 4 star rating (I generally reserve 5 stars for books that, along with all the elements this one brought, also manage to squeeze a tear or two out of me). This book didn’t make me
Oct 12, 2011 sbf20112011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yeah, there was a lot of cruelty in the book, and I do HATE it when the H can't even tell the h is a virgin, but I still liked this one. LG just does the emotional angst well. And you can tell that the H loves the h, even when he's awful to her.
the plot is same as Crime of passion but this book was horrible then that,Angelo is one cold,mean,abusive,selfish and Kelda god i fail to understand why she took all the humiliation and abuses hurled at her

Angelo didn't even suspect that the heroine had been a virgin(nor very inexperienced!) even after making love to her finally & only offered her to become his mistress rather than his wife! And when he heard several wks. later that she was pregnant, he at first tried to get her tell him tha
Nov 11, 2013 Cecilia rated it really liked it
The book starts when the heroine, Kelda, finds out from her mother, Daisy, that the mother will be remarrying Tomaso, her second husband, whom she had divorced some years before. The heroine is very unhappy about this; this is largely because of Angelo, Tomaso's son. It turns out that in Kelda's adolescence she had a huge crush on Angelo, and Angelo was not very nice to her. In fact, he was quite mean. When Kelda tells her mother that if Daisy remarries Tomaso, Kelda will not be hanging around a ...more
The hero of this book is a mean, abusive jerk and the heroine a door-mat. I would recommend staying far far away from this book.
Jun 09, 2015 Widala rated it liked it
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It was your usual HQ, with jerk prejudiced hero and virgin misunderstood heroine. But there was not one likeable character in this story.
Kelda had enough backbone but not enough wit, so she resorted to yelling. And I don't understand why she would rather Angelo thought her as a whore than admit she was a virgin.
Jerkness in a hero is expected but Angelo... It was how easy he dismissed Kelda situation and throw insults at her. She was attacked and almost got raped, s
Oct 08, 2013 HÜLYA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bu ayki Stars of Romance serisinin ikinci kitabı Lynne Grahamın Bitmeyen Rüya isimli kitabı idi.Orjinal adı Angel of Darkness olan bu kitabı ilk kitapdan daha çok beğendim..Bazı yerlerde kadın karakter beni çok sinirlendirdi..Yine yanlış anlamalar vardı bu hikayede..
Bu hikayede kahramanlarımızın anne ve babalarının evliliğinden dolayı üvey kardeşliği söz konusu idi..Yıllar önce yanlış anlama dolayı ile birbirleri ile yıllarca görüşmeyen bu ikilinin anne ve babaları boşanmıştı. Angelo bunda en bü
Cat The Debaucherous (Catherine)
There's just something about this book. I could not put it down. It was a bicker-fest, but a hot one. Both were stubborn characters. I still enjoyed this book even though the plot was thin as paper. The step- brother kidnaps the step-sister to keep her from ruining their parents relationship, which is not really the reason. The real reason he kidnaps his step-sister is he just has the hots for her and wants to seduce her. Other than that there was very little plot...yet the steam level made this ...more
Jul 12, 2016 Leyns rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

I didn't like this book. It left a bad taste in my mouth. I couldn't believe how desperately easy she was despite everything that happened and his supposed other women. It was demoralising and gross. Their whole relationship was unhealthy and a bit sick. This quote sums it up for me:
‘You can’t keep your hands off me. Think of how humiliated you would feel as an ex-wife, still falling into my bed at every opportunity...’ Kelda froze, dragged from her sensual languor by sheer shock. She collid
Jan 07, 2016 Wyldrabbit rated it liked it
Shelves: keep
Lynn Graham's book Angel of Darkness is about a stepbrother's twisted obsession with his step sister. It is full of raw emotion and sadness. Kelda is a naive supermodel. Yeah, I said supermodel, who is falling out of favor with the popular kids, so to speak, and is having a hard time finding work because of bad press. Angelo is a powerful banker, who acts more like a spoiled mob boss. Apparently people grovel at his feet because, what? So he will approve their loan? I have personally never been ...more
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The H was truly cruel. Yeah, yeah he had been in love with her for a long time; she was younger, but come on... He was out and out cruel. He finally grovels in the end, but it is a mere drop in the bucket compared to what he should have done.

Eh. I don't mind a little drama and some male angst, but when the H calls you a whore and a slut makes him much less of a hero.
It's a quintessential step sib romance that is a must read. One of my very favorites from Lynne Graham. They have a good amount of tension and a right amount of sparks. Their parents married twice and they found themselves at opposite stance in both situation. To solve the problem, he whisks her off to his private villa and poof they couldn't escape their mutual attraction.
Mar 23, 2014 Akina rated it liked it
On the plus side, this book had a lot of intensity. I could easily read the attraction between the star players. But I did not like the fact that the h was viewed as a tramp throughout the book. And the virginity issue was not resolved in the best way. The author waited too late, did it too quickly, and didn't illicit any response from the H. Big fail there especially as it was such a central topic in the novel. I am also unimpressed with stories of this type that span more than a month or so. T ...more
Loliver Mora
Oct 24, 2015 Loliver Mora rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
If I could trade my life with someone I'll change it with Kelda in a heartbeat! My God Angelo it's so strange, possessive in a twisted way and I love it! I mean it was really weird that he was so obsessed and so fucking dumb about feelings and how to show his love for her buuuut so perfect tho. This book had me holding my breath one minute and the next one I was so fucking pissed at Angelo but I absolutely loved it! Also Kelda did everything I would have done in her position. I want to read it a ...more
Jul 24, 2015 Juniebgood rated it really liked it
Lost one star because of the h's dishonesty-even though a necessary plot point. Also had some trouble believing the working as a successful model h had self-esteem issues and the book's explanation was less that convincing. Her mom married money when h was 15, who cares what happened before that?

Nobody does the tortured, alphahole H better than LG. And she does it well in this one. An enjoyable, angsty read.
Aug 12, 2016 Cherise rated it it was ok
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May 11, 2014 Angy rated it really liked it
good story.
though few times i felt confused.
i can say that i didn't find the hero and the heroine quiet conventional. thats refreshing.
some people may find the hero creepy. i mean he was quiet intense.
but overall likes the story very much.
Jun 07, 2016 garnetyuna rated it did not like it
Shelves: m-f
The "hero" was one of the worst I have ever read. The heroine lied to him a lot, not that I can blame her since he was a total b*stard and wouldn't believe her anyway.
Aug 07, 2015 Janie rated it it was amazing
Don't remember much about this book because I read it about 5 years ago. I think my young mind really enjoyed it. Will definitely re read asap and do an updated review.
Jun 30, 2016 GuisBell rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lo-normal
Uffff Angelo y Kelda una pareja tal para cual, tantos equívocos, tanto orgullo. Dicen amar al otro, sin embargo se lastiman despiadadamente :#
Aug 21, 2015 Juanita rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
Another great novel. I cannot tell you how many times I have read this masterpiece. It is definitely one of my favorites for sure.
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Lynne Graham was born on July 30, 1956 of Irish-Scottish parentage. She has livedin Northern Ireland all her life. She grew up in a seaside village with herbrother. She learnt to read at the age of 3, and haven't stopped since then.

Lynne first met her husband when she was 1
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