Black Sheep (Dark Desires #2)
I, Axel Rutherford, am the blackest.
My father has hated me since the day I was born. The feeling was mutual. In the shady underworld that was my legacy, Cleo McCarthy became my light. She was beautiful, passionate, and my whole world. So naturally my father had to destroy us. First he sent me away. Next he claimed Cleo as his own. Bu ...more
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"Do you know how difficult it was for me to hold back when I fucked you? How tough it was for me to stop from pounding that tight cunt every time you spread your thighs for me? You know how many dark fantasies I had ...more
In a family of cold-hearted black sheep, I, Axel Rutherford, am the blackest. Abundantly despised by my three brothers, actively hated by my father. She was the golden princess. Put on earth to test every single one of my hardened edges. And I happily burned away every last one for her.
If I said that I was an insta-fan of this author after I finished I, Porn Star, this book solidified it. Damn. Just damn. Zara Cox knows how to weave one complex and erotic tale that's equally spine t ...more
Therefore, despite its repulsive content, I wanted to give the second book in the series a chance. But now, it is very difficult to rate this second book as it is the combination of both “amazing” and “sickening”!
The plot line is already a hard pill to swallow and it is not safe for the light-hearted.
Two childhood sweethearts who are star-crossed lovers…
One evil sick bastard who ...more
"In a family of cold-hearted black sheep, I, Axel Rutherford, am the blackest. Abundantly despised by my three brothers, actively hated by my father."
Dayum, this romance was compelling, it kept me hooked until the last page. Zara Cox’s riveting storytelling took my breath away, I was consumed by the story of Axel and Cleo, two childhood sweethearts doomed from the start by their parents' greed. Black Sheep is epic, amazing, intoxicating!
Axel Rutherford is haunted by demons from his past a ...more
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I've only read one book by Zara Cox before Black Sheep but going into this story I was expecting a steamy and intense read, and that's what was delivered. These characters had so much chemistry and sexual tension between them that there was no way I couldn't be sucked into their story. But added to that was the twists and turns that this author took throughout the book and it made it even more captivating.
Axel and Cleo had a lot of ...more
I was instantly attached to the allure of the blurb for Zara Cox’s, Black Sheep. It sold me a world of deceit, betrayal, revenge and a second chance romance that promised to be as passionate as it was dysfunctional.
Axel Rutherford & Cleo McCarthy were born to families whose dealings where on the wrong side of the law. As much as there can be honour among thieves, their fathers were brothers in arms until the glamour of power brought a change that would shatter their childhood rom
"In a family of cold-hearted black sheep, I, Axel Rutherford, am the blackest. Abundantly despised by my three brothers, actively hated by my father. She was the golden princess. Put on earth to test every single one of my hardened edges. And I happily burned away every last one for her."
Those are just a few adjectives that come to mind when referring to Black Sheep. Cox's will seize your emotions from the first few pages and it will not let them go un ...more
I will admit that I was NOT a fan of the first Dark Desires book, but I had to take a chance on this second book because of the insanely intriguing blurb. Read that blurb for Black Sheep and tell me it doesn’t hook you in! Plus, I am the biggest sucker for second chance romances. Black Sheep had all the makings for a fantastic read, despite my hesitancy because of the first book… and it freaking blew my mind. I LOVED this book. I picked it up one ...more
Okay, this was a disappointment from my end. I would like to emphasize "my end". For it's written really well and the character development was great. However the plot, the story line annoyed the hell out of me. (which is normal if I jump on a book just because)
The plot has something that I hate to have in a book which is the good old "misunderstanding" and "keeping secrets for the greater good" that leads the MC's turning into enemies.
Also I've totally missed the part where the heroine is forc ...more
*scrunches face* Nope.
This type of plot hinges on miscommunication. It is critical that the reasons for the miscommunication be believable. I need to believe that the misundertanding is so jusitified that there’s a reason their love wasn’t enough. All this miscommunication did was make me doubt that they ever loved each other. Lust, yes. Love? Well, it just fell a bit flat for me. I managed to make it through a good portion of the book because I was waiting for that turn where the miscommunicat ...more
When I read the first book in this series, it rocked my world. I fell in love with the author, and nothing has changed. I'll be at the front of the line for any new works, because this author is a word wizard that slays me with every book. They are filled with pain & passion, love & lust, secrets & suspense.
Axel is one of three brothers. They have no love for each other, having been raised by a co ...more
Jumping in is exactly what I suggest you do! Black Sheep mixes second chance romance, a dirty talking hero, and scandalous deceptions with an easy expertise.
Axel is the estranged son of a mob boss. His father is desperate to bring him back to the fold, by any means. Including tempting him ...more
This is the second book in this series. This is a very quick read. Each book in this series can be read as a stand alone read. This story is filled with pain, passion, love, lust, secrets and suspense. The characters are fantastic. The author has definitely packed a lot into this book. I can't wait to read more from this author in the future.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
This book was a pretty quick read. I'm glad it's a standalone, but I feel like something is missing from the story. It all happened too fast and I would have liked more, the same story, but more developed.
The main characters have a previous relationship from before the story starts and I wanted to see more of that, because even with their past connection, it felt like insta-love to me.
The plotline is good, but the fact that it wasn't as develope ...more
5 WORTH THE WAIT CROWNS
I have been waiting for Black Sheep since I closed the final page of Beautiful Liar (although it was called I, Porn Star when I read it). The darkness, the complex plots, the intricate characters make this book everything I love in a dark romance, and the wait was completely and totally worth it.
These characters are tragically flawed, coming from two opposing mafia families. Axel, although the son of a mafia boss, wants nothing to do with t ...more
Revenge on the father that took the one thing that meant so much to him and revenge on the girl who shattered his soul so completely.
My Romeo. She called me that the day I took her virginity beneath the stars on the beach of our families’ a ...more
WARNING: stars goes to only ALEX.......
This book was one of the hardest book I have confused to write a review about and I really dont know how many stars deserve....
Firstly story telling and language were really perfect.. there is no doubt in here........ You will love the way words put together in this book........
And Secondly Alex..... you are the most unique character I have read till now...Why?
He was as ...more
What I didn't like?
I wanted a bit more of the +1. Ending was too fast for me. Also something left me with a question and it involved who helped Axel towards the end of the story. Will his brothers get a book? I must add Finnan because what a POS of a father. Let's add him to the worse father poll.
What I did like?
The storyline. It was great. Like Romeo and Juliet but the hero and heroine don't kill themselve ...more
Loooved this one so much, it was such a surprise, I love it when that happens. It's my first ever read by this author, and I'm definitely going back to read her other work - even the porn star one, which I passed on initially because of the porn start aspect.
So, what can I say about this one? I always have a hard time with positive reviews and have no idea what to say except for how much I loved it. In this case, I didn't love it that much in the beginning (or else it would've gotten 5*) - altho...more
This book is damn naughty.
It's lost all touch with reality so i felt no need to over analyse things, the sex scenes were totally all absorbing so i forgave all the outlandish things happening and went with the flow. The "hero" and i have to put this in inverted commas because he is a bit of a c**t (sorry for the crude language but he is a crude kind of guy and it rubs off ) pardon the pun there.
I've read Zara Cox "porn Star" book previously and walked around with a lady boner for ...more
Axel is a man no one dares to mess with. Brought up in a house with a family full of mobsters, i ...more
After reading the first book in this standalone series (I, Porn Star, which has since been re-named Beautiful Liar), I was an instant fan. You don't have to read the first book to understand Black Sheep. Although Quinn Blackwood makes a cameo appearance, this is a true standalone.
I am completely addicted to Zara Cox's ability weave an intense and complex tale overflowing with angst, intensity and electrifying chemistry. This dark mafia romance is fueled by secrets, sins and sex and kep ...more
This novel is all about temptation and obsession. Add in a little mafia and danger, and this was one intense read!
Axel Rutherford calls himself the Black Sheep of his family. He’s no longer willing to play his father’s power games. So, when his father tries to use Axel’s past to bring him to heel, his father has another think coming. Axel’s end goal is ...more
This was going so well until the last seven pages, it completely threw me off. First I had to fight the urge to scream at both characters to spill their secrets and get it over with and then when the secret is shared I'm like Meh, it took too long I got uninterested and then the manner it was spilled.
Not to mention the complete about-face of Axel, he had been hounding Cleo for almost the ENTIRE book but all of a sudden he's too bad for her, considering he had been absolved of any wron ...more
Axel has been working something out for sometime now. He is on the path for vengeance and revenge. Axel is many things, but one thing that comes through is his blac ...more