Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Darling (Darling Devils, #1)” as Want to Read:
Darling (Darling Devils, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


( Darling Devils )

4.74  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  38 reviews
A rockstar romance novel with swoons, laughter and heartbreaking truths.

Anna: A one-night stand with a rock star isn’t what I had planned on my birthday. But Dan Darling, sexy and irresistible as he is, doesn’t take no for an answer. What follows? Five incredible days and a connection I thought I’d never feel. Until he leaves on tour. It hurts, but it’s nothing
Published November 12th 2019
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Darling, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Darling

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.74  · 
Rating details
 ·  46 ratings  ·  38 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Darling (Darling Devils, #1)
Dora Koutsoukou
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4,5 💖🤩🤔💖 oxymoronic 🌟🌟🌟🌟s❣

This read was so contradicting for me!
It was exceptionally written, with depth, the characters and the storyline were amazingly developed, not a light read at all. It was full of love, strength, struggles, faith and support. The research the author went through as to write this story was highly perceivable and well regarded.
I loved it but there was a part that didn’t excite me. Mental issues is a topic I avoid to read and if I had known they were incorporated in this
J. Saman
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm embarrassed to say that this is my first Gabrielle G. book. But it most definitely will not be my last. Wow! What an amazing story. Anna and Dan were insta-chemistry! The kind that had me fanning myself several times during the book.
Anna hasn't had it easy. In fact, on her birthday she runs into her Scumbag ex-husband who she caught cheating on the day she lost their baby. Pretty awful stuff. But Dan Darling, swoony lead singer of the Darling Devils swoops in to save the day. What happens a
Autumn Archer
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Darling is one of those books you read that leaves an imprint on your heart. The emotion and sensitivity of real life issues were extremely well written, pulling me along on a journey of real life ups and downs. The power of Dan and Anna journey captured me to the very end. I loved reading their beautiful story, where reality is hard and happily ever afters are achieved through devotion and perseverance. Gabrielle has a certain flow of writing that keeps me both entertained and enthralled. A mus ...more
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 STARS

”She’s the ink I needed to tell my story, as well as the essential fuel to do so.”

Gabrielle G. has outdone herself again and penned another incredibly mesmerizing novel!!! Anna and Dan’s story is more than a rockstar romance. It touches on a sensitive topic, which the author delivered in a well researched manner.

I read this book in one sitting, I couldn’t put it down! I was hooked after the first chapter...can you say ‘Best Exit Ever’!!! Anna and Dan had a sort of instant chemistry.
Thuy Taylor
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book!!!!! This is an easy recommendation one click!

Anna has had it rough over the past few years. Finding her ex husband cheating on her during her most stressful, vulnerable time in her life. She is focused on her job. Anna and Dan Darling meet when he helped her out of a situation with her Scumbag Ex. He swoops in, being all hot, swoony and saved her. Thats where it started this "relationship". There is so much depth to this story and Gabrielle dives right in and helps you und
S.S. Richards
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story was just… everything. It’s emotional and so beautifully written. I felt the words, felt the pain and every other emotion that was described in this book. Not my first book by Gabrielle G. but this one was just…. Special. Dan Darling is the kind of man that you cannot help but fall in love with. But he goes through so much and it’s heartbreaking. I cried at moments, and laughed at Anna’s sarcasm. The characters are amazing and their chemistry is out of this world. Heartbreaking and emo ...more
Gabrielle G.
Sep 14, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
💚(^O^☆♪ LIVE NOW ♪ ☆ ^O ^)💚

💚🎸DARLING ву Gabrielle G 🎸💚

** #1 release & Bestseller in 2 categories on Amazon **

🎸 Universal buy link 🎸

🎸 A rockstar romance with swoons, laughter and heartbreaking truths.


Anna: A one-night stand with a rock star isn’t what I had planned on my birthday. But Dan Darling, sexy and irresistible as he is, doesn’t take no for an answ
Britt Franks Red Hatter Book Blog
Instalove with a unique twist. Gabrielle G. delivers quite a touching story with Anna and Dan. She had me hooked with two things I’m always a fan of, sweet Rockstars and Mental Health Awareness. This book is a roller coaster of emotion and clearly written by someone who took their time to really research and educate themselves so they could not only bring their characters to life but also give a voice to those who are like Dan.
Both Anna and Dan’s characters hit home for me. As someone with my o
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think it’s absolutely no secret for everyone, that I love Gabriela's books.
So far, I have mentioned, seen, read, felt and loved every one of her books.
She doesn't stop to surprise me, which is insane!!! Eveyone of here books is a total SUPRISE in my eyes, but this book is kind of the biggest surprise ever 😁😁😁
Darling is in my opinion her best book so far ❤❤❤.
It's completely different, nothing like the other books before!!!
And it's not like the usual rockstar books you know either
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First time author for me and not my last.

I loved these characters. I felt Dan was truly a rock star by the author portrayal of Dan, Art, and Lars sleeping/sex of groupies. What started me as odd was how Dan met Anna. He overhead Anna and her ex-husband with a strained conversation and he inserted himself. She let it play out to rid herself of ex but Dan was now a big Anna "fan". That seemed to make the book cheesy (insta-love) but Anna had to be convinced to allow Dan into her life.
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
"I'm not blinded by lust or stardom but by the promise of what we could be."

Just tear my heart out, why don’t you!!!

Damn this was a beautiful story.
Realism at it's core!

Anna meets Dan the one person she wants to shy away from. She’s not your typical women and will not fall to the ground for a Rockstar. If he wants her he needs to work for it and she stands her ground.

Dan has met his match! He’s so intrigued with Anna he can’t stop thinking about her. He thinks she may be the one!

Not your typical love story but it’s an incrediblground.
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You guys are definitely gonna need your tissues for this one. I just finished this beauty of a book and guys you will definitely need that box of tissues handy. Gabrielle G has written these characters amazingly and has done an amazing job portraying them and their individual traits. You will laugh, you will cry, you might also want to slap one or all of the characters upside the head but I fell in love with Anna and Dan from their first meet and I’m sure you guys will too. This book delves into ...more
I Dont Get Sundays
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
So I began this story before bed, no lie, I woke up at 3:30 am to finish it. I didn't want to wait until after work to see what happened between Anna and Dan. This story was so intriguing. It captured my heart. It tackled two subjects and beautifully examined the heart ache that comes with all the emotions felt. It explained how crippling mental health can be when you don't have a superb support system and how much you can achieve when you have love. Their story broke my heart and healed it all. ...more
Gina Burkart
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a amazing read by this author. This is the first book that I’ve read by this author and will not be my last. This is a beautiful read that will take you on a emotional ride and grab your heart and will have you loving this beautiful story. Anna and Dan Story is beautiful written and you feel like you are right their throughout their journey.
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Phew this book was immense and utterly amazing! It had me hooked from the very first page and it didnt disappoint, the way Gabrielle really went in depth with Dan's secret touched me to the very soul. The fact she has written characters that people can and will relate to is brilliant, whether it be Anna or Dan you will love both of them equally! Gabrielle is a brilliant author and if you haven't read her books already i suggest you do! 😊
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about Darling!?! I have so many thoughts and feelings running through my mind but am at a loss for words. Gabrielle G utterly slayed me with Dan and Anna’s story. I’ve read each book the author has published and loved everything about her characters. She has a way with words that have you relating and connecting with them and their journey. Darling was heartbreakingly beautiful, raw and will touch you to your very soul. My heart hurt for them. This was beyond a rockstar romance. T ...more
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just wow!! I went into this story blind. I knew nothing about it since I signed up to read the ARC well before I got to it on my list. I’d never read anything by this author before either, but that’s going to change. This story is real, it’s raw, it’s freaking amazing.
Dan Darling has it all, lead singer of the Darling Devils and god among rock stars. But what most people don’t know is that he suffers. He’s got Bipolar II disorder and needs medication everyday to function, and even with the
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Darling by Gabrielle G

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘥’𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘐 𝘱𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰.
𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘐 𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘧 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭. 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘢 𝘧𝘢𝘯.
𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘢 𝘧𝘶𝘤𝘬.
𝘚𝘩𝘦’𝘴 𝘢 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘪𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵. -Dan
𝕊𝕥𝕠𝕣𝕪𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕖: Anna’s birthday goes from annoying to catastrophic when her ex-husband and his new wife try to make catty small talk at the bar where her
Anna Theurer (Anna's Bookshelf)
Darling is an emotionally charged, beautifully written rock star romance that is sure to make you laugh, swoon, and even cry. It takes a very talented author to craft such an engaging story that elicits that many emotions. This book was not what I was expecting and I mean that in a good way. I am not usually one for the insta-love trope, but the way this author portrayed Dan’s and Anna’s feelings towards each other and the progression of their relationship worked very well for the story.

Anna is
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
OMG, this book! It is full of so many feels, angst, issues and love. It is a definite page-turner and so beautifully written. Darling is the first book in the Darling Devils Series by Gabrielle. G. It is written about Dan Darling, the lead singer of the band the Darling Devils. Here we see Dan help Anna one night when she is stood up by her girlfriends and runs into her ex and his new wife. We find out a lot about Anna’s past and what has led her to be somewhat bitter about men and relationships ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gabrielle G. is a new to me author, and I'm straight up in love! Darling was an incredible book to cut my fan girl teeth on, as I simply couldn't get enough. This is the story of Anna, who hasn't had an easy time of it lately, as her ex-husband was caught cheating on the day she lost their baby, and man did I want to hurt him big time! This leads her to our hero, Dan, the very sexy lead singer of the band Darling Devils, who ends up saving the day that she comes face to face with that douchebag ...more
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This rock star romance mixed with emotion, Twists and turns, and everything in between will become one of your top reads of 2019!! The author absolutely blew me away and I never expected what came of this story!! This unsual romance will absolutely enthrall every part of your being and make you fall in love with Dan and Anna from the very beginning.

What an epic, rockstar romance that will stay with me a long time. This author continues to get better and better with each book. This book was WOW
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You Should One Click This Book!!

This is a story about two damaged souls who tried to find solace and take chances on their chance meeting at a bar. Dan Darling, lead singer of the Darling Devils, overheard Anna, her ex and his new wife at a bar and he could see the struggle Anna was having with those two so he swooped in to save the pretty lady by pretending to be her date on her birthday. Ah, sweet justice!! The new wife was a huge fan of Dan’s and was left standing there with her m
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let me start off by saying that I have never read anything by Gabrielle G. before so when the opportunity came up to read this book, I jumped at the chance.

As someone who suffers from depression, I definitely related to Dan Darling who so happens to be the lead singer of the Darling Devils!! Along with friends Art & Lars, the Darling Devils are truly living a dream life but not everything is as it seems. We also meet Anna who is still dealing with the fallout of her scumbag ex's cheating an
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dan and Anna have a memorable few days together that makes Dan think that maybe, just maybe he could love Anna if he let go of all of his secrets. Anna is having a hard time getting over her past but once these 2 really put in the effort, that love outshines and outweighs the rest. Enjoyable story full of drama and emotional rollercoasters. ~Jen

"This is a different type of Rock Star romance. Anna and Dan don't socialize in the same circles, but in a small bar, across a cr
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't think Gabrielle G. knows how to write easy romance, and I love it! Darling brings us characters that are intense and broken and just real. It's not the type of rockstar romance you usually read; it's so much more than that. Gab doesn't sugar coat Anna and Dan's problems or their reactions to them. All the ugly is out there whether the reader is ready or not. She also never uses the character's health as an excuse, but instead helps the reader learn the real side effects of the disease.
Cindy Fong
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a different type of Rock Star romance. Anna and Dan don't socialize in the same circles, but in a small bar, across a crowded room their eyes skim over each other, thus starting an epic love story. Dan is the lead of the Darling Devil's but the Rockstar life style hud his mental illness. This is a couple with issues to work through and highlights that just because someone looks okay on the outside, they may be fighting demons.

I loved that Anna was a strong woman with sass and her own co
Shaun Walsh
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best Rock star read of 2019!! If you want a book that has all the feels, deep emotional connection to the characters, and lots of angst then this is the book for you! Gabrielle G's writing just gets better and better! I love how her words never fail to leave an emotional impression on me. Her books have you feeling EVERYTHING!!! The characters are quirky and damn if you don't feel like you see a bit of yourself in them. I absolutely loved everything about this book!! I cannot express how much th ...more
Summer Ford
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I’m a sucker for a happily ever after, you know the beloved rockstar and the gorgeous star struck fan driving off into the sunset? Well, that’s not this book. This story gives you the real world in all its intense, raw and sometimes heartbreaking glory. Every character had their flaws and I loved them for those flaws, not in-spite of them. Gabrielle G. didn’t sugar coat real life issues and struggles, the hot button topics were discussed openly and honestly. And I loved it! It drove home that no
Kinky Minx
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

4.3 stars

This is the first I read from this author. I do enjoy the story a lot. It romantic enough but a bit predictable. Got to say this author did create good characters since when I'm reading the characters seems very much alive.

I do recommend this book to you lot. And I look forward to more work from this auth
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Between the Sheets
  • Flawed: A Clean Contemporary Romance
  • Flawed (Imperfectly Perfect, #1)
  • ICED (Boston Terriers Hockey #2)
  • The Edge of Reason (The Edge Series, #3)
  • Stay With Me (Stay With Me, #1)
  • Saddler's Secret
  • Finally Yours (Love & Wine #1)
  • CHECKED (Boston Terriers Hockey #1)
  • Chasing Hope (Hopetown #1)
  • Park Avenue Player
  • Curveball (Double Play, #1)
  • Finding My Night
  • Shattered Soul (Soul Series Book 1)
  • Take Me
  • Scoring the Quarterback (The San Diegan, #2)
  • That Forever Girl (Getting Lucky, #2)
  • Finding My One: a love story
See similar books…
Gabrielle G will do anything for a hot cup of tea, still celebrates her half birthdays and feels everyone has an inner temptuous voice.

Born in France and having lived in Switzerland, Gabrielle currently resides in Montreal with her husband, three devilish children and an extremely moody cat.

After spending years contemplating a career in writing, she finally jumped off the d

Other books in the series

Darling Devils (2 books)
  • Trouble (Darling Devils, #2)
“I was on freaking fire. I was the Vesuvius burning down Pompeii. I was Hell, raising the temperature of their body. I was the arsonist of our fans’ panties.” 0 likes
More quotes…