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I Know What Love Is

(I Know... #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  2,428 ratings  ·  347 reviews
This is not a love story.

A chance encounter in a dark bar changed my life forever. I'll never forget the events of that night and the days that followed. I'll never be the same. He tried to break me, but now I'm stronger than ever.

I want him to pay. I want him to suffer. I want to be just as much of a monster as he is.

But maybe, deep down... I want him just as much as he w
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 216 pages
Published August 19th 2014
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Sönïa Dhillion

This trilogy is scary Gavin is as shit scary as Elliot.

Sick Fux by Tillie Cole - it's such a mindfuck, dark I…more

This trilogy is scary Gavin is as shit scary as Elliot.

Sick Fux by Tillie Cole - it's such a mindfuck, dark I couldn't continue reading it .(less)
Whitney Bianca my twitter is @BiaWhitney. Thanks for reading, Sonya!!! So glad you enjoyed Joan and Elliot's twisted little story :)

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Clumsy Storyteller
2 "Way too dark for me" Stars

Oh wow! This books has made it to my "Top 10 most weird books of the year" list, The story was neither good nor bad but somewhere in between. Don't get me wrong i love possessive Alpha males/ Stalkers but Elliot was too much for me, when i think of him i see Ramsay Bolton, he's a freaking maniac i didn't really hate him but i didn't like him either. it was like a car accident that I just couldn't look away from.

This was my first review when i read the book for the f
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~

He's crazy


She's crazy

Lets just say those two psychos are perfect for each other...

I mean really..

May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 - messing with my conscience - Stars

Faaaaark. Did I really enjoy this book? I couldn't have enjoyed it because the guts of this story is far too disturbingly wrong for me to enjoy. My moral sense keep telling me that it is wrong to enjoy this kind of story, but as much as I try to deny any enjoyment of this book; I just can't. *hangs own head in disgusted shame*

The beginning of the MC's messed up love story was brutal and horrifying, yet I couldn't pry my eyes away at the mess. Then as I start
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark
Holy Shit!!

Right, so there are dark books,even darker and then there's is this which is down there in the pits of hell and I BLOODY LOVED IT

There are a lot of books about kidnapping,rape, Stockholm Syndrome out there, some good, some not so good....

This book has kidnapping,multiple rape scenes and a f****d up case of Stockholm Syndrome but that's where the similarity ends in my opinion

Told over a period of years, this is not just a car crash of a read but a multiple car pile up

Personally, I cann
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-battle
Dark, twisted, mindfuck with a plot like I've never read! OMG! There has to be a book 2........ pluuueassssseee a book 2. If you're into this stuff, a must read.

PS.. HOW is it the author makes ya like the psychopath? I swear I don't like the chic at all

PSS... I need a book 2..... still want to throw my kindle against the wall after that! WOW!
Kitten Mercer
"He was a murderer and a rapist. He was crazy and unstable and wanted to possess me, body and soul, but when he made love to me, I couldn't stop myself from wanting it. He'd taken everything from me and I was messed up enough to keep giving him more. I was drowning in him."


4.5 Crazy as Fuck Stars!!

What. The. Fuck. This book was utterly maddening and completely insane. Devoured it in a day and I just couldn't put it down. The MCs were plain bat shit crazy and mentally fucked up that I'm afraid
Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*

There is no way to describe this book except WTF?!

Excuse my gifs but these were my thoughts throughout this book.

Everyone in this story is seriously messed up. Like deranged mentally fcuked up. Fifty shades of fcuked up.

If you want a crazy ass book then read this. Every single scene was insane!!!

Only problem is the ending was a bit unfinished.
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014, dark, abuse
2.5 Creepy Stars

You must have a steel heart to get through this story, sorry my heart! This book is full of rape. It was disgusting and frustrating. I don’t know even how call him hero! The H was a rapist who raped the h repeatedly. At first h hated him and fought with him and saved herself but then everything changed! I don’t know why! One minute she told herself I hate him and I want him to suffer and one minute later she craves his touch!! I don’t understand how a girl can love or even like h
☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to ☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness by: Kira
This was some sick shit (view spoiler)
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

Still 4.5 after my reread. This is one fucked up story but I love the passion and desperation between this pair.
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: definitely NOT Zemira!
"Rapists were supposed to be disgusting, with bad teeth, beer guts, small dicks, and hairy backs. At least, thats how my innocent brain had pictured them. Men whose interior ugliness showed on their exterior flesh. Again, I used to be so naive. The worst monsters are the ones that dont look like monsters, because they fool you into complacency with their beauty. While youre busy mooning over their six-pack or their dazzling baby blues, they sneak up behind you, hit you over the head with a club ...more
Elle's Book Blog
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
:: 5 Consuming Stars ::

“The worst monsters are the ones that don’t look like monsters, because they fool you into complacency with their beauty. While you’re busy mooning over their six packs or their dazzling baby blues, they sneak up behind you, hit you over the head with a club, and drag you back to their cave.”

This is one of the better dark romances out there. It is twisted, unique, and just plain NUTS! It’s not just about abuse and kidnapping, there is so much more to the story. This s
4.5 sadistic stars

Holy. Fucking. Hell.

That's the only thing that is coming to my mind after reading this. I have read some seriously dark books, and hardly anything fazes me much, but this book, I just did not know what to think about this. So damn unpredictable.

It starts with Joan being cornered in a club toilet and raped, and then later kidnapped by her rapist. He keeps her captive for 2 days there, and when she finally manages to run away, she leaves with an unhealthy obsession to Elliot- her
5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

***Read this for the 2019 DE A-Z Challenge***

This is a story of psychotic obsession. Triggers all over the place. EVERYWHERE.

Jesus, this book is disturbing, dark, and amazing. Seriously, as long as you can handle it, read this book. I'm not sure I've ever read a story like this, about how obsession can grow into something addictive and all-encompassing. I've read plenty of captive dark romances, but this is something entirely different. Aside from a couple days, the "captive" part
Di Covey/TwistedBookReviews
4.5 Cat and Mouse STARS!

"Daisy,” he said. I didn't respond. His hand found my bare thigh in the darkness. “I'm going to hurt you, baby"

Nothing is right about this book. It's all Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. And I loved every wrong thing about it.

Not for hearts and flowers romance readers! THIS IS A DARK ROMANCE!

Daisy walks into a bar one night and her life is changed forever. Elliott is bad, really bad and I couldn't get enough of his brutal ways. If your going to write a dark romance, this is how you
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
May 08, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5/5 Stars

This is one very messed up book.
“He was a murderer and a rapist. He was crazy and unstable and wanted to possess me, body and soul, but when he made love to me, I couldn't stop myself from wanting it. He'd taken everything from me and I was messed up enough to keep giving him more.”

I can't even ...

Soooo wrong , but somehow such an attention grabber ! I couldn't stop reading it , till I had reached the last page .

Give me book 2 right now !!!

I have a feeling things may not end on a good note ... :(
Paige  Bookdragon
May 05, 2015 marked it as to-read
Recommended to Paige by: Myself. I'm a pervert and a savage, am I not?
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Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a total mindfuck of a read, and I found it great, although hard to get my head around at times! But, it's not to everyone's taste, and has very dark content. If non-con and dub-con are not your thing, then this is not the book for you.

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Joan is on her own in a dive bar one night, when she's raped in the toilets by Elliot. Taking his chance, he kidnaps her, where he holds her against her will until she manages to escape. And so begins the game of cat and mouse between them. It's hard to
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark
Woah, this book was certifiably, 100% CRAZY and I freaking loved it! This is a dark read. It involves (questionable) Stockholm syndrome, a criminal rapist, a non-stable girl, prison time and non-con rape. You have been warned!

Joan/Daisy is a young lady living a pretty decent life in the deserts of Texas with her parents until she goes into the local bar one night and is raped then kidnapped by a stranger.

Elliot, for all intent and purpose,and as far as the reader knows, has lived a fairly normal
'Q' aka CoCo
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Deliciously dark and surprisingly twisted

Deliciously dark and surprisingly twisted... It was dark, it was gritty, it was down and dirty. So many dark erotica heroes turn into complete pansies once they fall in love, losing the very alpha-ness that made me love them--not so here. Elliot stays crazy from beginning to end and Joan is a great heroine to read--not whiney, not indecisive, strong and true to herself and only herself. I loved the twists, I loved the anger, I loved the darkness but most
Elfina Renee
May 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Alright before anyone sends any hate, just hear me out. Yes I should have at least given this book a four or five stars. So for those of you who like gritty, dark reads, I encourage you. Whitney Bianca doesn't disappoints, she brings her A game! Now your really confused, scratching your heading wondering what the hell, why did you score the read so low? So now onto my review!
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Where to begin...where to begin...Where to freaking begin! As many of you know, I'm a huge fan of dark, gritty, insane r
Rin W. Vitale
4 Drawn-Onto-You Stars!


Elliot. He is...


They both are crazy and I darn lovin' every second of it!

HOT & Twisted. Just the way we like it, yeah?

P.S: LMFAO my review below is so embarrassing I am so bad at making review. Pft...

First-read: 11th April 2015

I read this book this weekend.. And it was pretty good!

It has Elliot, the bad guy, and Joan, the victim. The earlier chapter was so brut
Nikki ღ Navareus
Full Five Psycho Stars! Why did it take so long for me to start this book? What a ride.

This story definitely starts out brutal. (view spoiler), I started thinking this one just might be a little to brutal for me. I don't enjoy the extreme pain and physical abuse in some stories, and I thought this one might be going in that direction. But thankfully, it was kept at my tolerable level. As the story goes on, and Joan fi
This is so out there!!!... I just can not see the logic in these two. How do they think they can survive?. How can such hate for one man be turned around into such passion?.such un -healthy passion...this is just so. Words just escape me. I would love to give this 5 stars, but some of Joan's reactions at the start of her life events were just so untrue. Why would you go back to the place you were raped, when you'd just escaped a mad man..I would be running straight for help. Then to keep it secr ...more
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
I am all up for dark and twisty .... But this took the cake of sorts . It was just crazy !

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Am not saying it was a bad read because in all honesty , i couldnt stop reading i wanted to know what was going to happen to joan i felt horrible for her how could anyone surpass what she went through , i dont care that the man is hot as hell it was just plain messed up !! But the girl had guts because the things she went through whew! And she still managed to have a semblance of a life . But then her who
Claire Phoenix

Five wtf did I just read stars!

Joan was a pretty normal twenty-something living in Austin. After a horrific rape and subsequent kidnapping at a bar, she escapes and goes on to live her normal life.

Or so she thought.

She becomes consumed with thoughts of her attacker, Elliot to the point of it becoming an obsession.

So, I'm just going to keep it totally real with you here:

These two are seriously FUCKED UP.

I'm a huge, huge, huge fan of the dark. Stockholm syndrome? Kidnapping? Dub-con? I'm tot
Fucking Amazing!! I can't tell you how much I loved this book!! It's dark, twisted and leaves you feeling a little dirty for loving it so much, so there's that :) Crazy, Awesome ride! Thank you tons Ms Bianca!!!
Kim BookJunkie
4.5 stars rounded up
I loved this book, mostly because it was so different. I KNOW WHAT LOVE IS is extremely different from any other book I've read and I've read a lot of dark erotica! I would have rated this book 4.5 stars if half points were an option. The reason I didn't feel this book was worthy of a full 5 stars was because there were parts that felt too unrealistic to me. Also, there were several times when I wished the author would have elaborated more. The sex scenes were plentiful and f
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I'm a new dark erotica writer. My debut book, I Know What Love Is, will arrive in August 2014.

I'm a true fan of LOVE, romance, and sexy times.

I love writing about power plays between two people, whether they're in love or in lust. I love the way people can communicate through sex. I love taking my characters to the edge and shoving them off.

If you like to take a walk on the dark side, you're my ki

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“The worst monsters are the ones that don't look like monsters, because they fool you into complacency with their beauty.” 21 likes
“Elliot, the man I hated with all of my heart, kissed me like he loved me with all of his.” 14 likes
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