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4.32  ·  Rating details ·  266 ratings  ·  134 reviews
Persephone Abbot is in my debt.
Exactly the way I want it.

The sins of the father should not be inherited by the daughter. It’s unfair, I know, but since when has life been fair?

The events that brought us here began on Halloween night more than five years ago in that chapel ruin. I saved her that night. Carried her home through the storm that was the omen warning of what
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Published January 20th 2020 by Natasha Knight
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KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
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'DESCENT' Is a full length standalone dark romance novel by Natasha Knight. In this we meet Persephone & Hayden aka Hades. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'

Wow what a CrAzY ride this one was!! I was reeled in right from that very first page and held captive within its pages until that last one stated 'The End.' I inhaled this in one sitting!!

PAST: Persephone and Hades had known each other when she was a child and he a teenager, one Halloween night he had stepped in and rescued her from
NiCoLeTa E.
***4,5 "staining" stars***


"I have to remind myself that he's only human.
A man.
He is no more Hades, God of the Underwold, than I am Persephone, daughter of Demeter.
He's just a man.

I enjoyed this ride so much!!! This story was sooo good!!!
I'm ashamed for that, but this was my first book by Natasha Knight, even though i have set my eyes on many books of hers...
This story was a story about revenge, about second chances, about redemption...
This was a story that i loved
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
Persephone Abbot belongs to me. She always has. And now, she belongs in my bed, too. And I’ll make sure she stays there no matter what I have to do.

Natasha Knight books are like crack for me. I devour them in one sitting and can never get enough. Her stories are sexy and addictive, and Descent was no exception. It was deliciously sinful, gritty, and with a dark undercurrent that I was immediately hooked on.
He was my savior once.
Now he’s become my tormentor.
And I don’t
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
Dark, dirty and delicious is what comes to mind when I think of Descent. This book consumed my mind, my heart and lets be real... my fantasies. Once I started reading this, it was impossible for me to stop. I devoured it.

Persephone Abbot life is about to be turned upside down. It slowly started going downhill from the time she was fifteen when a tragic incident occurred and an enemy was created within Hayden Montgomery. He holds Percy's father accountable and will do anything and everything in
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
GAH!! What can I say about a Natasha Knight story that I haven't already said before? Her writing is dark and edgy and always provocative. She consistently writes delicious mafia stories that stay and resonate with you. Her characters are always real and raw and her stories gripping. Descent was another magnificent story Knight can proudly add to her dark mafia offerings as Hayden "Hades" Montgomery and Persephone "Percy" Abbot were nothing short of outstanding. This story was sexy, shocking and ...more
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This one is a mash up of second chance, mafia, and arrangement for sex. Throw in a little mythology and some flawed characters and readers are sure to find something to draw them in.

As always, Natasha has delivered a well written, nicely paced and interesting book. The woman has talent in spades. Anytime I pick up one of her books, I know I'm in for a ride. And while I really enjoyed Descent, this time, the ride seemed a bit smooth and lacking some of the more exciting twists and turns I've come
3.5 Stars

Descent is a contemporary dark romance written by author Natasha Knight and I liked it, but I have to say it's not her favorite book of hers.

The story is dark, catchy, addictive and very well written. The characters are intriguing and each page wanted to understand the reason behind Hades's actions.Persephone is a strong, brave character who despite being in a difficult situation has never bowed her head to Hades. Hades is a character that I found mysterious and little by little I was
Jan 21, 2020 rated it liked it

Dark Romance (mafia setting)
Enemies to lovers-revenge driven-“business”deal
First person, Double POV
HEA? Yes

Descent is a short retelling of Hades and Persephone Myth. I love Natasha Knight and, as always, her writing style was wonderful. The plot was interesting but I have to say..descent follows the same line as all the other NK books..after reading 5/6 books with the same trope I would have liked something different and refreshing. This novel was too short with a rushed end and
Amanda Anderson
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely head over heels in love with this book. Wow. Each book Natasha writes gets better and better. I loved the angst between Hayden and Persephone. The push and pull and how they gave as hard as they got...MAN. AND THE SEX. The sex scenes were so hot.
Hades (Hayden) was just MAGNIFICENT. He was perfection wrapped up in a bow. And Percy (Persephone) was fierce and not a scared little mouse like you see in some books. She was made just for him I swear. There were so many twists and turns. I
We Like them Dark Book Blog
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Absolutely could not put this book down! This book was full of angst-yet burning hot with so much chemistry between the two characters my kindle practically combusted. There was a lot going on-the dynamic was so elaborate and addicting, it’s easy to see why This authors books are unputdownable.
There are a lot of moving pieces of this story-and a lot gets revealed at the end. The whole book is woven so perfectly together, that I was practically on the edge of my seat the whole time. Emotions ran
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Natasha was a new to me author and lord what did I discover! This book was everything and it was really hard to put it down.
The relationship between Hayden and Persephone was amazing and the retelling was perfect. These two made me feel so much it was unbelievable. I was not ready for their story to end. The relationship was very well developed and the fact that it was a dual point of view gave it so much more dimension.
The plot was good too and it went smoothly - the book was more character
LianaReads blog
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Natasha Knight has become one of my favourite authors of all times. Her writing and characters are so addictive that I can’t pass on any story that she’s writing.
Nothing less than spectacular about this new mafia stand-alone love story. It’s a mythical love as Hayden and Persephone old mythology story.
Each one wants something different from the other, one is seeking revenge while the other is falling apart as her world as she knew it, is coming to an end.
They push each other’s
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Persephone and Hades

Descent is a new story by Natasha Knight and I loved it Set in the Benedetti world....but slightly will know what I mean once you get a chance to read. Hayden decides to make Persephone pay for the sins of her father but skeletons in the closest keep falling out and secrets keep coming to the surface

Thank you to Natasha for my advanced copy for which I leave my honest review
Melissa Crump
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
PHENOMENAL! Holy twists and turns Batman! Another epic, suspenseful story crafted and woven so brilliantly by this fantastic Author. No one does dark and suspenseful like Natasha Knight! I absolutely loved this story and the possessive alpha! Looking forward to the next brilliant work Ms. Knight crafts for her readers.
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A very intense ride of mixed emotions, unexpected twists and turns, all told with a dark hand. I liked the main characters, Persephone was a strong women, Hayden a charismatic man, and very dominant and when they got together the pages were smoking.
A terrific story, extremely entertaining.
Rhonda Ziglar
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 DARK LOVE STARS!! dark heart is happy with this story and all the dark love for these two. Hayden and Persephone story is dark, beautiful and full of the feels. They will take you on one heck of a sit back and enjoy. Natasha Knight words are so delicious you will eat them down in one sitting, so make sure you have a couple hours for this book.
Sue's Romance Reviews
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love reading a Natasha Knight book. I know I will get a suspenseful, page-turning and somewhat dark read. This is no different and I was pulled in by the mystery and by the darkness and secrets that veiled all of the characters.

There are secrets, lies and cover ups that surround one tragic incident from everyone’s past.

This was a fast read that I eagerly read in one sitting.

I wanted more from this story though. I wanted to know more about Haden’s sister. What were her motives? Why did she do
Sandy S
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 20 2020

Persephone Abbot is in my debt.
Exactly the way I want it.

The sins of the father should not be inherited by the daughter. It’s unfair, I know, but since when has life been fair?

The events that brought us here began on Halloween night more than five years ago in that chapel ruin. I saved her that night. Carried her home through the storm that was the omen warning of what would come.

I didn’t know it then, but I do now.

Her father destroyed
PP's Bookshelf
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Are you craving for a dominating, over bearing, arrogant, super possessive and uber delicious alpha man? I have a perfect recommendation for you! Descent by Natasha Knight. This gritty, twisted, deviant and suspenseful story is the answer to your every question!

Persephone Abott's life is falling apart. Her father is in vegetarian state after a major accident. They are almost broke. And Hayden Montgomery enters her distressed life right then. He offers her a deal of devil. She can stay afloat and
Aundi-Musings of The Modern Belle
4.5 Hades to Her Persephone Crowns

Natasha has delivered a dark and twisted read full of gritty tension and melt your Kindle heat!!! Her writing is flawless throughout grabbing ahold of you and drawing you deep into this world she’s created. This story will leave you on the edge of your seat just waiting to see what’s going to happen next.

“Persephone.” One word. My name. I shudder. I haven’t heart his low rumbling voice in years, and I’ve forgotten what it does to me.

Hayden “Hades” is Alpha

Descent by Natasha Knight


Natasha Knight is a new to me author and I didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. I loved DESCENT, most definitely won't be my last read from her.

DESCENT is a standalone dark romance written in dual POV and tells the story of Persephone & Hayden aka Hades.

Persephone and Hades had known each other since they were kids. He is 7 years older than her. He saved her once when she was bearly a teenager at thirteen years
Three Chicks
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I always look forward to Natasha Knight's stories. They have just the right amount of darkness mixed with passion, drama and sexiness. There's the alpha male who you want to hate but have a hard time doing do. And Descent is no different. I loved it!!

Persephone's father has ben in an accident that has left him in a coma. She is trying so hard to keep everything together. They are in danger of losing her house and the family business. Trying to take care of her father
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Persephone Abbot is in my debt. Exactly the way I want it. The sins of the father should not be inherited by the daughter. It's unfair, I know, but since when has life been fair? The events that brought us here began on Halloween night more than five years ago in that chapel ruin. I saved her that night. Carried her home through the storm that was the omen warning of what would come. I didn't know it
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-tbr
It was to short! Or maybe I just wanted to stay in the story forever?
You ever get to 50% and begin to wonder if you can somehow make the journey a bit longer? Maybe read slower? I actually did that... or tried to.
I read this or should say consumed this in one sitting

From the moment a broken Hayden comforted a frightened Persephone I willingly handed over my heart and any hope of breaking free before the final scene played out

Hades went about his conquest of Persephone all wrong. He was using
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I love books that incorporate Greek Mythology into them. This one did not closely follow the theme that most books do when they use that as a theme, but this one was a really good book that incorporates it into the story line.


He was my savior once.


Now he’s become my tormentor.

And I don’t ever want him to let me go.”

Set in the Benedetti Mafia world, this story has made me interested in read the rest of the series. This book is a spin-off of that series, while it is a stand-alone
Jenn_COBB - Collector of Book Boyfriends


Each time I read a book by this author I think I know excatly what to expect and each time I am amazed by her characters.
Some you love from the start, some that you keep “hating” but really secretly loving *wink*.

Whenever I read about these alpha males that are so arrogant, possessive, controlling, and quite honestly unbearable but also so delicious, irresistible and captivating.
It’s pretty amazing how the woman of today( myself included) all want to be
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
This is my first read by this author, and I was shocked by how easily it was to fall face first into this story. Descent was a roller coaster of epic proportions. There was so many twists and turns that I did not see coming. Natasha Knight wrote Descent with so much depth and suspense, that I felt myself falling into the abyss. The mysteriousness and the development was the key that kept me glued to my kindle. Although, I had no clue how the plot was to be played out, I was a little ...more
Meander - Read & Roam
This story is set in the Benedetti Mafia World, Descent is a standalone Enemies-to-Lovers Romance. There is nothing too taboo in this book according to me. Persephone (Percy) is struggling to stay afloat after her beloved father’s tragic accident and she is trying to hold together the pieces of his crumbling empire. Hayden (Hades) is a boy next door, whom she knew when she was in her teens.
On one Halloween night he had stepped in and rescued her from their family chapel when something
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Natasha Knight never ceases to amaze me. Her ability to weave together and master a dark romance will always have my mind captivated. With each book I read of hers, the more I fall in love with her way of telling a story and Descent was just as amazing as the rest of her books.

In Descent, without going into too much detail...
Persephone and Hayden's story had me flipping page after page, the hair on the back of my neck stood up, my butt on the edge of the seat and holding my breath as the author
Jasmina Ceha (Bookmarks by Jasmina blog)
Oh my gosh you guys, what an emotional ride Natasha Knight gave me with this story that I don't even know where to begin with.
Descent is a new standalone enemies to lovers dark romance with many twisted and turns, secrets, families tragedy, mafia business involved and scorching romance between main characters.
Yep, this book has it all and it was one helluva great read.
Natasha Knight starter this story with very promising plot and as I go further I need to admit that as always she DIDN'T
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