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Arrogant Bastard (Dark Desires #3)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  174 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
I'm known as the Black Widow because the desires I hide inside are pure poison.
I was a different person once. Faith, a young wife, hoping to become a mother. My life was pleasant. Stable. It was hell. Until Killian Knight opened my eyes to a world of espionage and intrigue. He saw something in me, something I was too afraid to acknowledge. I didn't want to be excited by th
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Published September 12th 2017 by Forever
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

We went from forbidden fruit to torrid lovers without pausing to take a breath. Then added the dangerous ingredient of international espionage to the mix right up until it all blew up in our faces. Then I took the only option available to me and ran like hell.

I have a slight obsession with this series. Zara Cox has a signature grit to her writing that I simply can't get enough of. Her stories are passionate and with a dark undercurrent that never fails to satisfy this picky reader. A
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
Originally posted at Booklovers For Life


After being surprised in the best way possible by the last book in the Dark Desires series, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the next book. Black Sheep had set up the Black Widow’s story so well, I was dying for Arrogant Bastard to release, especially since I knew it would be a second chance romance. I am a huge sucker for that trope, and luckily Zara Cox delivered on the angst and intensity I was expecting to come with Black Widow/Faith and Kil
Bindi Boo
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

LOVED this!!
The hero, Killian is irrevocably in love with the heroine, Faith and HUNTS her down. Literally! He catches her after four years on the run and decides to keep her close to him this time round. He is a non-geeky, computer-expert/hacker spy and is normally brutal, but becomes super sweet and delicate with everything Faith. Together, they must find the one man that escaped their clutches all those years ago.
Second-chance-ish with the hero being my absolute favourite. He throws
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
"I’ve found her.
After four years and two months.
I stare at the screen, my blood pumping relief and shock and fury and joy through my veins. The cocktail of emotions paralyzes me for several minutes.
Then I force myself to analyze what I’m seeing.
Her hair is different. Longer. Darker. Pin-straight and rigid where soft, friendly waves used to be. The curve of her jaw captured by the camera lens also shows the difference. She’s leaner. Meaner. Even from this obscure angle, I can tell any trace of g
What a rush! Arrogant Bastard is fast-paced, smoking hot and loaded with the unexpected that had me struggling to put it down. Killian has been searching for Faith for over four years. She disappeared right after an assignment in Cairo taking his heart and leaving him with many unanswered questions. He is super geek smart and oh so sexy. Faith is a wounded soul but a mistress of her domain. assignment in Cairo really messed her up, leaving her soul scarred and running away from Killian. A hit on ...more
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Shari Kay
Jan 02, 2018 marked it as not-for-me
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Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Zara Cox ♥

Review to follow :).
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
4 Stars

I picked up this book only trusting the work of this talented author, and I was not disappointed! With this book, Zara Cox has once again delivered a seductive blend of mystery, darks secrets and sultry romance. Faith Carson and Killian Knight are star crossed lovers. Once upon a time, they were the Bonnie and Clyde of the espionage world. But Faith made a mistake and blew up their cover, jeopardizing their mission. This badass heroine is broken by her feelings of guilt and her sorrow. Sh
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"She is everything. And I die just a little bit, knowing I may not be her everything."

I found author Zaro Cox by accident a while back and she blew my mind with her word wizardry. Now I'm a serious fangirl that would be camping out overnight in the ticket line if she was a rockstar selling tickets to a concert. There's something magical about the way she writes passion that has me gasping for breath at the intensity of feeling she gives her characters. It's so addictive it makes other books pa
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hot. Sexy. Down Right Thrilling. This is my first book by this author and it definitely won’t be my last.

Told from dual points of view, Arrogant Bastard follows the story of Faith and Killian. From the moment I picked up this book, I was intrigued. This story starts off with a bang and never stops going. I wasn’t really sure where this story was going in the beginning, but I was utterly intrigued and had to keep reading.

Arrogant Bastard was a quick read for me. I couldn’t help but blow through t
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Arrogant Bastard by Zara Cox keeps the reader turning pages until there are no more. What a rollercoaster of a story! I've read heroes who are determined, but none like Killian Knight. He really does not take no for an answer, and once he sets his mind on to something, he pursues it until he gets it. Nothing else will do.

Both Killian and Faith are extremely strong characters. I love Killian's resolution not to give up his search for Faith. I love it even more so when Faith doesn't concede to his
Oooh, I adored this book!

It did take me a while to get into it, but that has no reflections on my feelings about the book. Honestly, I think that was more of me being in a reading slump than anything else.

The premise of Arrogant Bastard sucked me in. I have a few other Cox books sitting in my TBR that I will definitely be reading now.

I'm not usually one for spy(ish) books, but the secrecy of everything made me dive into the pages and wonder how everything was going to turn out. This had a danger
Jul 19, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF @ 18%.

This was the pattern of what I read: the h repeats over and over and over again how the H made her lose herself, he was the devil, they were horrible together, did awful things, etc. There is an incident in Cairo that is referenced repeatedly but not talked about. It was basically a lot of hinting about stuff without actually telling what happened.
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Very dramatic and suspenseful. It tears me up that I can only remember bits and pieces of the other books. This was very hard to put down. I didn't want to stop once I started.
Mar 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Unfortunately this one fell a bit short for me compared to all the other books in the series. I still enjoyed it and it was an emotional quick read but i wasn't as attached to the characters as I was in the other 2. All in all it was good but I probably wouldn't pick it up again.
Brittney S.
Finally finished the last half after starting it forever ago.
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: omar

Arrogant Bastard
Dark Desires, Book #3
By Zara Cox
ISBN13: 9781478970262
Author’s Website:
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar


I’m known as the Black Widow because the desires I hide inside are pure poison.

I was a different person once. Faith, a young wife, hoping to become a mother. My life was pleasant. Stable. It was hell. Until Killian Knight opened my eyes to a world of espionage and intrigue. He saw something in me, someth
Gigi staub
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, arc-netgalley
I'm known as the Black Widow because the desires I hide inside are pure poison.
I was a different person once. Faith, a young wife, hoping to become a mother. My life was pleasant. Stable. It was hell. Until Killian Knight opened my eyes to a world of espionage and intrigue. He saw something in me, something I was too afraid to acknowledge. I didn't want to be excited by the danger. Didn't want to crave the wicked passion only he could provide. But I did want, so now I run. And I pay.

I never mea
books are love
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is dark in the most delicious way. Some would say Killian is obsessed and in a way he is. He is madly still in love with Faith and knows she is in danger. That isn’t to say that he is a great guy. He is and isn’t. He is flawed and dark. He believes in what he did before and now he just wants to protect Faith even though he is the one who trained her and brought into his world.

Killian is a very complex character. You will never truly figure him out. His past haunts him but also propels
Wit & Wonder Books
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **

Arrogant Bastard by Zara Cox is the latest installment of the Dark Desires series and will have you on the edge of your seat. Full of espionage, intrigue and a whole lot of passion. This book takes you on a suspense-filled ride with intense amounts of danger.

Killian Knight is one of the best computer techs in the world. He is ex-military and has enough brains to make Einstein blush. Have a code that needs cracking? The Iron Man doppelganger i
Nay Denise
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, netgalley
Receive an ARC for review.

Let me just say I am a huge fan of Zara Cox's writing. She never disappoints and I definitely enjoyed this book. I'm not really into the military, spy kind of books, but every now and then I pick one up to read. This was pure satisfaction, but that ending killed me in a "I need to know more" kind of way.

Arrogant Bastard is the PERFECT title for this story as Killian Knight was exactly that. I loved his very dominant, aggressive side. He was every thing and more. He may
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars for - Arrogant Bastard - book three in the Dark Desire series by Zara Cox. This book can be read as a stand-alone, but we are introduced to the heroine of this story in Black Sheep book two of the series. As with all the books in this series there is a rather dark mood throughout so reader discretion is advised.
Faith Carson better known as Black Widow now is the manager at the punishment club. She has been in hiding for the last four years from her former life of secrets and shadows. S
Sharon Xuereb
May 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I quite enjoyed this story and found the characters and writing style likeable.
I found myself wanting to keep reading, wanting to see what happens next, even though it was a little predictable.
Both main characters, Faith and Killian are strong individuals but together they make a formidable pair. Their relationship is a complicated one with secrets on both sides. They are very sexually active and I found that this was almost too much as it took focus off the main story-line, and the dirty talk
Naughty Book Blog
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can't get enough of Zara Cox's addictive blend of darkness, danger and sinfully erotic passion. As if that wasn't enough, she spears you through the heart with raw emotion. Beautifully written, infused with angst, Arrogant Bastard held me tight in it's clutches from start to finish.

Arrogant Bastard takes you on a journey through the dark recesses of the world of espionage and human trafficking. It had my mind racing with questions and my heart pounding from the intensity. Killian is
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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White Hot Reads
Sep 19, 2017 rated it liked it
I love Zara Cox and her words and stories. I was so excited to read Arrogant Bastard, mostly because I loved her others in this series of standalones so much.

But this one just wasn't it for me, right now. I wasn't able to connect like I wanted to, and that made me sad. I sat on what to write in my review and I decided that I'm going to read it again when I feel like it's time and I'll write another one... because I just don't feel like this was the best time for me.

I want to love these words.
Brianna Maddox
I really enjoyed this book. I loved Killian and Black Widow (Faith) and how their story developed. Unfortunately, I made this darker in my mind when I went in so it fell in that department for me. Even with the content discussed, I think I've just been excited about a really dark book that I set expectations too high. I also felt the plot was kinda "meh". I think that also stems from setting my dark expectations too high.
Honestly, I really did enjoy this book. I loved how sweet, yet dominating
Pam L
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Great Read

I cannot believe how good this story is. It had mystery,it had excitement.
It was never confusing,very concise.
The deep emotion they shared,but both hesitant to voice their love.
There was a sweetness, but raw courage on continuing the fight of finding right for Faiths sister.There was purpose,and they found each other wholly at the end.
This whole series is wonderful.Thank you Ms. Cox
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
I absolutely love this author. I have loved every thing she has written. This story was just overwhelming and heart stopping. Killian and Faith were just about the best characters I have read in a while. I love all the action and all the intrigue. It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat just waiting to see what was going to happen next. I would read anything this author writes, she is just amazing.
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