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Dark Pleasures

(Pure/ Dark Ones #4)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  93 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Devlin Sinclair, the New England Dark Ones’ Hunter, is on a mission to track down the elusive and mysterious Medusa, perhaps the ultimate nemesis the Pure and Dark Ones have been battling in recent years.

But he can’t do it alone.

Grace Darling has isolated herself from the world since a very young age, after her parents’ death and because of her own social disability. Awkw
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published June 15th 2018
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Starr (AKA Bam Bam) Rivers
Here's what I thought the second time around: FIVE AMAZING STARS!

It was so good I couldn't even wait for my buddies to read along with me :P. There's so much going on in this book. In addition to my original review below, I'll add what made me fall in love with Devlin and Grace all over again.

#1 He's a charmer with a vulnerable, loving heart. AND he's a god in bed. What else can a girl ask for?


I keep trying to find a picture that does Devlin justice, but can't seem to get him right. This one loo
Princess under cover
I've got nothing to say except - on to Book 5!!! OMG what have I gotten myself into???? AGAIN??? And yet I love it so much!!

I've been going through a reading drought for many weeks. Just can't seem to get into any genre of romance. So I've ended up catching up on movies and TV series to take the edge off. You know WHY I haven't been able to get into a good book?? BECAUSE I'M TOO OBSESSED WITH THIS SERIES!! :)

Second read: I maintain my original rating of five stars+++>

You know, now that I've
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In a word: YES

This book seriously blew me away... and that is saying something because it does not happen often. I'm very stingy with my straight up 5 stars, but this one earned every single point.

I will be completely honest and say that I was a little worried when I started this book because the h (Grace) was less than warm and relate-able (at least for me). I was not sure how Ms. James was going to make me like her, but apparently she enjoys a challenge - and she absolutely rose to it!

Our H i
Silvia Drascall
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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F*cking madness, Batman... what just happen in Mama 🐻 Bear' shop❓😱😱 😲 OMG, 😮... 😳 How can I survive until the end of the book being bombarded by such shocking revelations 😵❓🆘 this plot is DA 💣💣🔥. Ai, meu velho coração ❤ não vai aguentar tanta emoção! Putz livro show de bola😍... e mais nao🤐 Leia & Confira você mesmo.
I'm more and more addictive... Se você pensa que a série não pode ficar melhor... YOU ARE WRONG. IT GETS BETTER AND BETTER...
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Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Devlin and Grace

There is so much going on in this novel. First, there is Devlin Sinclair and Grace Darling. Devlin is a Chosen Dark One and known as the Hunter. He has spent months tracking Grace's digital footprint. "He was certain she held critical information for getting to his ultimate target -- the enigmatic Medusa, who had orchestrated all of the chaos and violence the Pure and Dark Ones had been combatting for the past two years."

Grace is a single, 29 year old, who is "wanted by several
Debra Johnson
Dark Pleasures by Aja James
Genres; Adult, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Suspense
4.9 Stars

Devlin & Grace.
This one was lower on the suspense action, and I took points off for that, but it is high on the mystery. As far as the Adult Romance, it is
Explosive ,
Carnal ,
Wild and Fiery 💥‼

Grace will make you laugh and grin. She has NO social skills. She lives in her head and just blurts things out. She has Autism Spectrum Disorder. She knows what's in her head and what she wants. She has no pat
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it

I very much enjoy that Aja goes against the grain when it comes to her heroes. I enjoy the world that she tends to bring to life with her written word.

This was no different, The second book may have been my favorite one in the series thus far, but I am not bored reading anything she writes. I find it fulfilling and of course, I do very much love my happy endings.

I know in the end she is working on a big series climax and I can not wait to see what that is.

Great Job Aja I am looking forward to
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, favoritos
This is paranormal romance at it's best, Grace is a unique woman that lives in her own head, she has problems expressing her feelings and is really brilliant, as a computer genius, she's the only chance for Devlin to keep track on Medusa (an elusive enemy of the pure and dark ones).
Devlin is a young dark one with a tragic past and a beautiful heart, he is definitely a dream come true, but his love for Grace seems doom from the beginning, he is an immortal and she is human that doesn't know how
The Drowsy Bookworm
I was kindly given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!

Dark Pleasures tells Devlin Sinclair’s story. Devlin is the sexy, somewhat smart-alecky Dark One we’ve gotten glimpses of in the past 2 books. Half the fun of the Pure/Dark Ones series is that (unless you ruin it by reading the blurb) you don’t know whose story is going to be coming up next. The other half of the fun is reading the books, which continue to pique my interest and keep me ravenous for more information.

The femal
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow another fab 5 star read...
I loved Grace she was so robotic and funny, she has no shame whatsoever its great!!! Aja is a Genius Character creator i don't think i have ever read a series with so much diversity, and each of her characters rule the book and mold the story its amazing!!!! Grace was extremely cleverly written, right down to the psychological aspects it was flawless.

She is definitely Vulcan or Borg lol!

In this spectacular addition we get to delve deeper into Devlin.... As he meets
Jennifer greenwood

This series is a must read . These vampire stories all seem to go or come from the same place anymore . This author wasn't predictable . I appreciate that I wasn't able to guess the story line and was pleasantly surprised by what I found . I couldn't out this book down . It's a real page turned from the very first sentence in the first book of the series . I wanna know what's next and can't wait to go on the journey . I absolutely loved every book this far . I can't wait for them to continu
Erika (OwlwaysReading)
Jan 10, 2019 marked it as to-read
$0.99 now on Amazon Kindle!!!

Just picked this one up because of a rec. from ***Princess under cover***
Heck YES!

Gotta catch em all ;)
Mamacita wants a Bedtime Story
4.5 "I'm Not Normal" Stars

So ya'll know I love this series. Like Love, Love! Like I'm obsessed with this series...

The characters are well written, the story is extremely thought thru & fleshed out, & the plot flows well from book to book. Ya'll, I cannot brag on this author enough.

I really liked the Hero Devlin. I loved his back story. I understood him & felt his vulnerability. The side stories were a treat. There was a couple of of Twist that were a nice treat. Lots & lots of Gr
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dark Pleasures is book 4 in the Dark/Pure Ones series. We start off with a bit more of Sophia's story. It seems with each book in the series we get a little more of her story, though woven throughout the main storyline. In this case, the story of Devlin and Grace.

Devlin, a Dark Ones vampire, is very computer savvy but he needs the help of someone even more skilled at hacking than himself. That's where Grace comes into play. Devlin needs Grace's help to hack into Zenn, a tech company that Grace w
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had such a hard time reviewing Dark Pleasure even though I loved Devlin and Grace’s story like crazy. My problem was my inability to get into Grace’s complex, pure, beautiful, brilliant, unique, and 1/10,000 rare mind! She was a heroine like no other.

Reading about Grace’s life was heart wrenching. Reading about Devlin’s past was hurting my heart in a different way. Their HEA shouldn’t have worked. Yet they were perfect for each other. They were both born a sensualist. He needed to be loved. S
Nov 29, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Devlin Sinclair, the New England Dark Ones’ Hunter, is on a mission to track down the elusive and mysterious Medusa, perhaps the ultimate nemesis the Pure and Dark Ones have been battling in recent years.

But he can’t do it alone.

Grace Darling has isolated herself from the world since a very young age, after her parents’ death and because of her own social disability. Awkward and brilliant, a born sensualist, Grace agrees to a blind date that changes t
Bailey Ember
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Aja James has no problem getting the story stated. The emotion starts right away and the reader really manages to connect to Grace.

This story managed to surprise me several times as well. I liked how balanced the characters were, I felt like each one served their own purpose and had a valid place in the novel.

Devlin to me is a difficult character to understand his motivations. I found myself wanting to give him a good hard smack a couple of times, but James does a great job of showing his perspe
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dark Pleasures is the fourth book in the Pure/ Dark Ones book series. The series keeps getting better with each book I read! James writes with a vividly realistic touch that makes the characters and the plot relatable. I found this to be a fast paced read because I was so drawn in that I could not put it down. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series.
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Devlin Sinclair needs help with hacking into Zenn's files. So he enlists the help of Grace Darling, a genius hacker, with social anxiety and a form of Autism. Everything must be in proper order for Grace to function properly. Grace finds that she cares for Devlin which changes alot of things in her world. Devlin's past haunts him in ways that refuses to acknowledge to this day. Can these two become a couple they both need? Or will outside forces stop them? What will Zenn's file tell Devlin? Your ...more
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
James surprised me again. Where the female leads usually are gorgeous or think they are not when in actuality they are, Grace seems to be of average looks. Which makes for a fun read, because average looking people also need love as well. But what really makes Grace a stand out is her intellect and the way her mind works, I loved to read about the inner workings of Grace. She to me was the star of this book and eventhough she has not experienced love, other than familial love, she is brave enoug ...more
Gina Stamper
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
These novels are jam packed with shocks and twists. They will have you immersed in the world Aja James has created. She really does a great job of setting the scene and giving the reader enough backstory about her world.
The characters are very well developed, complex, and multi dimensional which allows the reader to become invested.
James’s writing style is very direct. There is no skirting around things.
I enjoyed the Romance aspect. These characters, in each novel had a connection that felt real
Cécile Smits
Book 4 really was a Dark Pleasure! All those layers,the mystery,and all those leads to follow! And in the middle of everything thrown at the Dark and Pure Ones,the story of Devlin and Grace unfolds.
She’s a girl you need to know to understand. One that thinks she can’t love because she doesn’t feel emotions. A hacker in a league of her own. One that Devlin wants to get close to,because she can help him get into Zenn. But all to soon,he wants her for who she is. Can he convince her to stay? I lov
Vondetta Carter
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Devlin Sinclair is sexy, tech geek, fine dresser and "the Hunter". Grace Darling is special but a genius. They have been having this online affair but when they meet its very explosive. Grace is drawn to Devlin like a moth to a flame. He finds her attractive but can't explain the need to be near her. Grace lures him to her home and proceeds to blow his 200 plus year old mind with unbelievable sex. She has finally met her match and he draws feelings she has limited to no experience with.
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This one has been my favorite in the series so far! I loved the unique couple , the history , the other storylines that are woven into the main story and set up the next book in the series , I can't wait to read it!
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Devlin Sinclair is known as the Dark Ones “Hunter”. His current job is to hack into Zenn and therefore track down Medusa who’s been trying to destroy the Pure/Dark Ones. Although his hacking skills are among the best, it’s still not enough, he’s going to need help from Grace Darling who’s not only the very best hacker but she’s also apparently working for Zenn the enemy. Chatting online and gaining her trust while pretending to be someone else, Devlin meets Grace for a blind date. Devlin sits do ...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance
Dark Pleasures is the fourth book in the Pure/Dark Ones, and we reunite with Sophia as she starts off the story. I have to admit to loving her little synopses, and can't wait for her story to be told in its entirety.

Back to this one, we have Devlin - our gentlemanly hero from a time gone by, plus Grace, who is on the Asperger's Spectrum. You wouldn't think these two would mesh very well, but be prepared to be surprised. Devlin is very smooth, courteous, chivalrous, whilst Grace is brash, almost
Carol Morgan
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Firstly you really do need to read the first three i this series to get the best out of this book . Loved the introduction by Sophia , the Pure Ones Queen , full of detail & few smiles . This book brings starts to weave all the characters we've met in previous books into one large, amazing story . We have a romance , we have a breaking of ties but not sure what that breaking means yet & we have true love rejected & looks like its going to end in tragedy , reading between the lines im ...more
C. Gonzales
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
I've had the pleasure of reading all of these novels in Aja James series and I think the greatest thing for me is how fresh she is able to keep her stories. You get new HEA's and new characters. Often times in series like these, they can feel like the same thing/different people type of reads. That is not the case with this series. Aja James manages to create unique storylines and characters who I am always invested through over the course of the entire novels. I am loving this world she has cre ...more
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the author!

This series just keeps getting better and better. I love Devlin and Grace as a couple, but to be honest I was a bit more obsessed with Grace than Devlin. I loved that she was a genius/socially inept a la Sherlock (BBC), and that the author didn't stick to gender norms in that regard. And I especially loved that she knew what she wanted sexually and wasn't afraid to go for it! I was also super excited to see more of Sophia and I can't wait to read her novella. I
Samantha Turley
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am so in love with everything about this series. I can’t beleive how much better each novel gets and how much more connected to the characters I get. I love the world that Aja James has created for us.
This one is emotional and action packed. It will tug at your heart strings and bring you hope and you will root for the characters til the very end.

A Wonderful Paranormal Romance / Fantasy Series that I can’t get enough of.
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“The women were beautiful, but they hadn’t been attractive. Not to Devlin, anyway. Grace Darling was attractive, not beautiful. But apparently, at this juncture of Devlin’s accumulated experience, Grace was the only female who attracted him. That made her special. Unique.” 0 likes
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