Don't Let Go
She’s determined to prove herself to the bureau legend, but late nights and stolen moments lead to more than respect. They lead to desire, and soon she’s fallen for the one man forbidden.
Together they hunt for the FBI’s most wanted man. A criminal.
I read Wanderlust a while back and absolutely LOVED it, so imagine my excitement when I found out the author has a “dark erotica” series! It's supposed to be:
Dubious content and maaaaaaaaay have some Stockholm syndrome plus kinky business going on?
Well, this lady is SOLD! Especially with the first few lines…
“There were lies people told you. Like when the case worker said, ‘You’re going to love your new home, Samantha.’
Then there are lies you ...more
I'm going straight to the point.
What I liked:
1. The idea behind the story. The book had all the elements to be a potentially great dark read.
2. Carlos. There was something there.
What I didn't like:
1. The cover. Heroine in this book describes her hands as small, soft and delicate. But look at that paw on the cover!
2. Romance and chemistry between the two main characters, or lack thereof. No build-up. She fell in love with him after one grouping session in the closet. They ...more
“Samantha, love. What makes you think I’d let you leave?”
My eyes fell shut, and the hot tracks down my cheeks didn’t come from the shower. I turned in his arms, blindly, gladly. God. All I’d ever wanted was someone to keep me. To want me, even knowing all my faults.
“Normal?” he scoffed. “You wouldn’t like me half as much if I were normal. I saw you, I wanted you, I took you. You want me to fucking apologize for that? No. This is how it works. I’m an animal, remember? A monster. ...more
When I think of dark erotica books, Skye is one of the first authors that come to mind. First off her writing is brilliant, she captures me in each one of her books. There has not been a book of hers that I did not like. Second, it's dark erotica, and Skye knows how to write dark erotica and throws it out there and I just eat it up every way I can.
Lies smoothed the way so we could go on pretending. They were...more
I don't into dark erotica reading but from the few I had read this one have to be on the top of my list!
I didn’t read the previous books from this series but I knew from those blurb what kind of monster Carlos was. I love Samantha, she is a china doll with a steele mind, and in a twisted dysfunctional kind of relationship she and Carlos are perfect!
For this type of Hero I used to only love Caleb and Hunter, now Carlos too! How sick is that? Oh well I can't ...more
-This is extremely DARK erotica. Sensitive violent subject matter is presented that could offend and/or trigger some readers.
-It is possible to enjoy a book without actually liking the protags or the subject matter.
I have waited a long time to read Carlo's story. Seen randomly through out the series, he was the bogey man we feared. Head of the cartel dealing in human slave trafficking, Carlos has stood for everything evil in this series. Skye Warren takes us ...more
“Is that all I am to you?” I whispered. “A piece of flesh? Of meat?”
“Yes,” he said, and the conviction in his voice didn’t allow it to be an insult. “You’re meat when I’ve been fucking starving my whole life, so fucking accept it. You’re mine. Mine. Got it?”
"He took me roughly because it was the only way he could. He spoke to me cruelly because he knew I liked it best. And he held my hips so tightly, he left those finger-shaped bruises on my skin, because he couldn’t bear to let me go."
Heed all warnings about this book: dubious consent, captivity, bondage, violence, forced submission, etc. It is very much a dark erotica. Though it starts out as a suspense, by the halfway mark, all of the things that go bump in the night are roaming free. And, if you're a fan of the dark side, that's when things really start to get interesting...
Samantha Holmes, FBI agent, was manipulated and abused at a very young age. She's been formed and warped by those...more
It was a twisted sort of love, but it was the only kind I knew.
What a shocking turn of events. My mind is still trying to accept what happened. I can't believe how it all tied up and twisted everything I thought about Carlos. I've been outwit outplay and outsmarted, because seriously I've been fooled!
I didn’t have a vocabulary for what he did to me, but then no one had been able to define the man himself. An enigma, an abomination, a wish on a star. He consumed me, and I drifted inside...more
Don’t Let Go is the story of Samantha, who is pretty much a nobody with the FBI. Her boss, Agent Brody, has just changed her life in a matter of seconds and put her on the biggest case in the country with one of the toughest agents in the country – Ian Hennessy. The case? Carlos Laguardia. Oh yeah, if ...more
If you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.
This book was awesome! It may make me a creepy bitch, but I love these dark and twisted erotic romances.
So what's this about?
Samantha is a junior FBI agent whose just been handed her career changing case-- She's supposed to help catch the ever elusive Carlos Laguardia. Ever since turning her father into the police for murder, she's been set on the path of "doing good". While that may be so, sister is majorly damaged. Who ...more
i liked Samantha. the girl was a little naive and stubborn but she was determined and strong. she had her moments, yet she held on her own. her past wasn't pretty but she didn't let that phase her. it made her stronger. i could relate to her. it ...more
Samantha is a very broken individual. She helped put her own father in jail at an extremely young age (I think she was 10). He was a pedophile and a killer of small children. He ...more
I love the darker side of romance as long as the hero does not abuse the heroine (both physically or mentally). There was the case of abuse here (abducting, pain caused by emotional distress and physical injuries)
so therefore i would not give it the 5 star, i just simply never fell in love with the hero, but the thriller aspect of the story, dark and gritty kept me on the edge of my seat.
There was a little bit of similarity between this story and the movie Taking Lives (2004) wich I loved….
Skye Warren knows how to bring the dark and taboo together in the most tantalizing way, seducing the reader. I adore dark erotica and this series has been keeping me happily titillated and horrified at my perverted nature in [almost] equal degrees. The psychological aspects of sexuality that Skye delves into will make you think. There is quite a set-up with Don’t Let Go–Carlos’s story–and quite the mindfuck. Seriously, mind blown. And this book ...more
My dream wasn’t to be a princess in a castle. I wanted to be Persephone, claimed by the god of the underworld.
I enjoyed this book. It's no secret that I crave dark reads, and while Don't Let Go wasn't as dark as I thought it would be, it was still well written and the psychological aspect was a pleasure to read. I must say, the twist was rather brilliant. I was completely caught off guard, and that doesn't happen very often. Still, some things just didn't quite click with me. I was a bit ...more
There are many writers who specialize in the darkest of erotic novels, both with and without romantic elements, but there are very few who are truly talented in this often misunderstood subgenre. One of those writers is Skye Warren, who has displayed her incredible talent again in what I believe is her best book yet - Never Let Go. This is the fourth entry in her Dark Erotica series, but a reader ...more
When I first started this novel, I thought I wouldn't enjoy it. I struggled a lot with the first half of this book because frankly I thought it was going to set the mood for the novel as a whole that is until the moment that Junior Agent Samantha Holmes was kidnapped and everything I thought I knew about this novel changed.
Since she was a child, ...more
Holy moses! That was so twisted...so gritty, so good! I'm a big fan of dark romances...I don't know, something about mixing dark with light just does it for me! And this book did it well.
I can't give too much away about this plot...other than Samantha is a junior FBI agent put on a case with Ian, to take down Carlos, a drug lord. I can't say much more than that about what happens, but we get to know Carlos, and he ends up fulfilling twisted little Samantha in a way no one else can. ...more
"Don't Let Go" is a dark erotic novel that contains dubious consent and captivity. Not intended for those under eighteen or those uncomfortable with the subject matter.
That's me before reading this book:
....and that's me after finishing this book:
It was o.k., but I just expected more. My main problem with this story is that I couldn't connect with the "hero" and the heroine. Sure, the steamy...more
I wanted to wait and read all 4 stories to see if I my feelings would change. Nope, I was right from the beginning. They were exactly what I was hoping Skye Warren would deliver. I now call her the Queen of Fucked-Upness. She leaves nothing behind. It's like you can feel every emotion as you're reading. You want to scream, cry and hurt all at the same time with the characters. Her stories are twisted, raw and perversely romantic. The men ...more
The author totally changed my perception of him, which I enjoyed.
Samantha, the heroine, was a fucked up character, in some ways even more so than Carlos.
But, the movie "The Usual Suspects" was one of my favorites growing up, so I guessed what was going on pretty early in the book.
Still, the author did an excellent job with her plot. Ian/Carlos ...more
finished it. love it. go straight to mu fav shelf!