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Doll Face (a Doll Face novel)

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Most kids don't grow up wanting a dead beat dad. Those kids don't understand how much worse it can truly be. How it feels to grow up wishing your father was a neglectful dead beat and not a living nightmare.

I did. I do. And my safest place is to hide among the monsters. So, that's what I do. I blend into a sea of criminals and the depraved. Any of them are far better compa
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Sadie Grubor The definite date isn't set just yet. I don't want to set one and then not be able to meet it. My goal is 1st Qtr 2018, as long as the characters keep…moreThe definite date isn't set just yet. I don't want to set one and then not be able to meet it. My goal is 1st Qtr 2018, as long as the characters keep talking and cooperating. (less)
Sadie Grubor This is book 1 in a series. Book 2 will conclude the main story from Book 1. A book 3 is planned, but it will be about different main characters, with…moreThis is book 1 in a series. Book 2 will conclude the main story from Book 1. A book 3 is planned, but it will be about different main characters, with only some possible appearances from the MC's of book 1.(less)

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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)

descriptionI like this cover even if it's a bit too "cutsy" for the story found within. *lol* Still it is a good representation of the story. Good composition and title work.description

descriptionChrist on a fucked up cracker this had to be one of THE best books I have read ALL year. It was fantastically well written and paced. It had an interesting and well developed main plot. It had several interesting subplots. One in particular that I *think* we will get more development on in book two. It had twists and turns. It was smok
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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There really are not enough good things I can say about this Book.
"Doll Face" By Sadie Grubor is the first thing I have ever read by this author and boy was this one action-packed non-stop gruesome bloody read.
This was so deliciously wrong but felt so freakishly right.
And I would have to say this is hands down one of my favourite reads of this year.
But just be warned this is dark stuff and it doesn't pull its punches.
So Doll face revolves around "Mei" a stripper/dancer whos rather cra
Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: dark, killer, mafia, ku
A strong 3.5 Stars

I went back and forth with my rating. At some parts the book was a solid 4 and some parts it was lacking and I figure a 3, so I picked something in the middle.

I picked up this book because of all of the raving reviews. This book is dark, twisted and very steamy, so it hit all the marks in that area.

I’ll say this, this book as potential. It wasn’t a flawless book and there were a lot of stuff I kind of glossed over because I wanted to finish.

Let’s begin shall we?

The items I lov
Fei ~ BookLover~
"You belong to me." His words are raw, and not to be argued.
He pressses my legs as far as they will go.
"Your body only receives mine."
His c*ck slides inside me.
"Yes," I agree on a heavy sigh.
"I'm yours," he says....

Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing

4.5 stars

"The moment she tore away the mask and revealed the dark and dirty beneath that lovely costume, she became mine."

When I first read the blurb I was so intrigued. I love dark romances, but lately I can't find any that are original and keep me interested until the end. I was so glad that wasn't the case with Doll Face. I don't even know how to explain it, but I loved everything about this book. First of all I really appreciated the author taking her time to tell the story of Mei and The Sa
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fucked-me-up
It has been exactly 4 hours since I finished reading this book yet I cant seem to find the words that would justify how good this book is. I love it so much. Things I want to find in a book were all here. The complexity of the characters, the bloody sex and THAT ENDING,definitely deserves 5 bloody dark stars.

P.S If the second book would be about The Geisha and Saint I WILL FUCKING RIOT
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow this was so dark and messed up! and I love it! Hurry up 2018!
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 twisted stars!

Another dark and twisted romance. It was well written and kept me guessing at every turn, answered questions turned to more questions and now I have to wait for book 2...ugh!!
Mei is a seriously broken and tortured character; yet she manages to find Saint. Together they see that it might be alright to be a little f’d up in the head. This book contains graphic and bloody content and made me feel like I was wrapped up in an episode of Criminal Minds or Dexter, if your good with tha
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This one is for shattering comfort zones, exploring new parts of yourself and celebrating every part that makes you YOU.

Well, I did NOT expect THAT out of this book! This is my first book by, Sadie Grubor, writing as V. Fiorello. I can see why she would want to use a pen name for this book! Holy, welcome to hell, Batman!

Lets start with that cover. It's beautiful. It fits this story better than anything I've ever seen. A better cover could not have been chosen for this book.

Mei, this poor wom
ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)

For all you dark junkies, this is the book for you!
I think....
For me ....this was 100 shades of FUCKED UP! I should pay more attention to WARNING signs.

If you are wondering how life looks like in hell....

In the meantime i'll go search for the unicorns!

« Court (Take the Read) »
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Notice: this book involves sensitive subjects like realistic murder/psychological episodes and could basically be considered a kinky episode of Criminal Minds, so ... you've been warned.

Oh. My. GOD. This was a random read, but it turned out to be so deliciously fucked up I couldn't stop reading. Categorizing it as a dark romance wouldn't really do it justice. It's more like Dexter with a side of Hot n' Ready; Hot n' Ready obviously referring to the primal sex scenes that happened to my own two
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰

Wow what a story, can I just say the cover fits this book perfect and the cover is stunning?
I have never read anything by this Author before but this is my first book and will not be my last this book...This book is so good it will take you on a messed up intense, sometimes sick journey.

I really enjoyed Dante and Mei when they meet you just know there is a lot of chemistry between them and together they are hot. I am not going to give away any of the story, I really think you need to go into t
I am familiar with Sadie Grubor's work as a Rockstar Romance author - and a huge fan. Her sense of humor seems to match mine well, and her books are always a joy to read. When she started teasing about writing this very different kind of romance, I was quickly lured on over to the dark side.

Yes, it is a dark romance. For those that like their romances sweet and happy, this isn't the one. Want a well written, creepy - sometimes to the point of making you cringe or you skin crawl - completely dysf
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark, dark-past
Let me preface this review by saying I am not a big fan of dark romance. Most of those books to me never make the "hero" redeemable enough in my eyes. The couple of books that I have read that many people loved were just ehh to me. Weak heroines and a-hole heroes in my opinion. Not romance not erotic to me. When an author goes outside of their normal realm of writing and asks you to trust them, they need to deliver. I feel that this book really delivered on that front. I really loved this book. ...more
Erika PBookHavenBookBlog
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I jumped in this one and immediately loved the well-written, haunting tone shrouded in mystery, and then my little dark heart fell in love with this couple right away. Saint was the perfect combination of danger, overbearing alpha that showed some transformation by finding his female equal in all sense of the word...These two were burning up my kindle, my evil grin equaled theirs as they maneuvered through what seemed to be a fantastic mafia romance with a really entertaining couple, with her pa ...more
Carol Sonnet- mccall
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an unedited version for my honest review. Well here we go.....

I don't know many authors that can write about cupcakes and cutesy stories one minute then to release something so devious and dark. Takes balls and mad skill.
The evil genius mastermind that created Mei's and The Saint's dark tale blew me away.
You guys, this world, these characters.... It's raw, and sinister.
I devoured the words and I still can't get enough. I want more, I want to know what happens next. the twists and tur
Milto P.  **Through The Eyes Of A Book Goddess**
Brings psychological dark & twisted to a whole new level!!!

Reels you in from the beginning.

This would make an amazing movie......... *just saying.*

You HAVE to read this one!!!!

Book 2 coming in 2018......... I don't know if I can wait that long!!!!!
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark and twisted.

Well written. Dark and twisted romance. Didn't realize this was NOT a standalone. Now to wait till 2018 for book 2..... sighhhhh.... 😒😒😒
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Jamie Speck
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this was amazing. I am not usually one to read dark books, but this came well recommended. It made me question alot, and want to know what was under all of those layers.
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WARNING - May contain some spoilers!
You were warned!!!

Holy $hit!

This is a dark romance. There is a lot going on in this book. A lot. Murder, revenge, lust, love, understanding, camaraderie - this book has it all.

Mei is a stripper who doesn't get involved with anyone. She keeps her eyes down and just dances to her song. She doesn't go to the VIP room, until curiosity kills her and lands her at the feet of the man called, Saint. He is no Saint, he is nothing but a monster. A monster that calls to
Sarah Goulding
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reviewing on behalf of Amo & Sarah's Book Corner.

Doll Face explores the lives of Mei and The Saint, who unexpectedly fall for each other in the most unlikely of circumstances. Both have deep dark secrets that they are hiding from and Mei certainly has been running from hers for most of her life. Both Mei and The Saint have spent all of their lives being controlled by others and now they are trying to break free. But leaving their pasts behind is proving a real struggle for them both - they h
Tara -Sexy Book Divas
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dark, disturbing, bloody, and perfect!

Mie is tiny, unassuming, and doll like. Even though she is a stripper, she's learned the art of hiding in the background and not drawing attention to herself. Until she catches the eye of Dante. Dante is an enforcer for the mafia and when someone is killed right in front of Mie, her reaction intrigues him. He's ruthless, but in Mie, he finds someone equally tainted. But he only knows the half of it.

From the first introduction of Mie, and her secret desire
--Roxx-- • A Hopeless Romantic •
Riveting. Enthralling. Unexpected. And down right twisted. I was scared to read this one based on the excerpt and the blurb but it hooked me from page one. I felt half mad as I read this for a whole day non stop. I never thought I would enjoy a dark erotica book but this one won me over!

4/5 five stars because of how it ended, the introduction of that final villain made the ending feel rushed. Also for two people who equally lived sin and blood it astounds me that one opened up and was all in mo
2OCC Reviews
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ashlee
What can I say without giving the story away, not to much honestly this is a very different type of genre for this author. Be prepared for darkness in this one if you have trigger warnings this may not be the book for you.
The story begins with Mei she's has secrets very dark disturbing secrets. She works in a strip club. This is where she meets Saint.
Saint is a bad guy, he's the monster used to silence the people who wrong his organization.
From the moment Saint meets Mei he must have her and
Amo Thomson
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
When you head into a story like this you know one side is going to have some deep dark sinister secrets, but the twist with this book was one I didn't think that would go that far..

We get to see the sides of Saint & Mei which show us just how deep and darkened those memories they live with really are...
but will revenge ever be repaid ?????

Dark-Twisted-Soul Searching-

But with some of the other characters lurking around there's always something up their sleeves so I'm always waiting for som
Amber Fellows
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
i liked it then i got bored then i liked it again
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Do you have your alibi ready?

I had questions from chapter one and they just kept coming. When I have concerning a read, it isnt a bad thing. I'm a curious reader who always want to discuss and no more. Mei and Saint made me question. They made me want to know more.

When Mei and Saint have that first sexual encounters, it is so beautifully twisted. Their bodies find out what they want before their minds do. I see that the monster Saint has draws out Mei's monster. They seem like they can make cra
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