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4.15  ·  Rating details ·  493 ratings  ·  156 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
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hades pursued Persephone with an almost obsessive determination. He was clear on what he wanted and wasn’t afraid of crossing lines in order to get his revenge and the girl to boot. It was clear to me that there was a spark between them but Persephone was definitely caught in the middle of a messed up history between their families. She paid the price more than most.

The plot had me intrigued and I couldn’t stop reading as the layers were peeled away. Ms. Knight does a great job with dark
Dora Koutsoukou
3 s

A very good and full of twists mafia read.
Although it had a very intriguing plot snd was very well written, it didn’t manage to captivate me and have me invested in the characters.
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2020
I'll never tire of Mrs Knight's mafia andrevenge stories!

In Descent, we are plunged into an intense and compelling tale, with mythological references I so enjoyed. Fast paced and twisted, it was a crazy ride.

"Hades. He was my savior once. Twice. Now he’s become my tormentor. And I don’t ever want him to let me go."

Percy (Persephone) loses everything to Hayden (Hades) as the pressure slowly closes in on her. Hayden is definitely an addictive antihero. Bothdangerous and caring, he proves to be
Kay's Blushing Book Reviews
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is a standalone enemies to lovers dark romance, full of suspense, twists and surprises.

Persephone Abbots (Percy) Lived next door to her father’s business rival The Montgomery’s. She became best friends with Nora Montgomery but when she was 16 a tragic event happens that scars both families forever. Hayden Montgomery (Hades), Nora's brother is determined to seek revenge on her behalf, he wants take everything from Quincy Abbott, including his daughter Percy. The more he takes the more
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
Maria Antonietta
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So here we are:
1- Natasha Knigh is a fucking genius
2- I want Ares' story
3- Hades vs Dominic
4- I LOVE DOMINIC. Period.
Now, I've to say that the fact the story was inspired by the myth of Persephone had already excited me ( how could it not?! I'm from Sicily after all and i love Greek mythology ).
The story captures your attention from the first page: many secrets, revenge, hatred, passion and love are the ingredients that make it wonderful.
Persephone & Hayden are complex
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
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I haven't read every book by Natasha Knight but this book convinced me to read them ALL!!!
What an amazing story ! The writing and characters totally made the book for me. Hayden and Persephone have my heart. Their chemistry was off the charts!! I couldn't get enough of them.
The book is fast paced, it takes you through a lot of twists and turns and it is exactly what I needed to pull me out of my book slump!!! I recommend it. An excellent enemies to lovers book. Do not miss it.
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
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it

Set in the world of the Benedetti's comes a new dark stand-alone. You do not have to have read any of the Benedetti brother's books to enjoy this one, but I did and I loved the cameo made by the mafia boss himself.

This book is about Hayden aka Hades and Persephone. They knew each other when they were younger but it has been years since Hayden has been home. Since he left their worlds have imploded. Persephone's father is in a coma, Hayden's sister is dead and the house is in ruins. But
Alexandra Silva
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can’t say how much I ADORED this book. Hayden and Persephone are EVERYTHING. It was dirty and hot as hell with a brilliant, captivating plot and all the mafia goodness I love from Natasha Knight.

Descent gets all the stars from me!

and more!

All I can say is that I want more from this legendary couple. I did not want this book to end. EVER.

Hayden is ever the alpha a-hole with so many depths, some hidden others apparent. Persephone is a strong, resilient heroine that has as much pull as her
Amanda Rowell
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love Hades and Persephone's story. It is dark and sexy with a little twist. I hated Hades in the beginning but soon learned to love him. These two are made for each other, they just have to realize it. Well written. I did not want it to end.
Kim Whitehead
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Pulled into a web of lies and secrets! Persephone and Hayden, together find the truth! Exciting and intense!
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
Amanda Anderson (
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

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
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
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.
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
Cierra McCauley (Cierra's Corner)
Whew! Descent was a GREAT read! It's a full-length stand-alone romance in the wold of the Benedetti Mafia. It's my favorite kind, a hate/love romance, full of heart-stopping revelations, thrilling action, and smoking hot chemistry! I loved the characters, they were so consuming! Once I started reading I just couldn't stop. There's a lot of bad blood between these characters, a great storyline. Percy and Hades have so much sexual tension it's absolutely intoxicating! I loved them so hard! Hades ...more
K. Lynn
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

OMG!!! I read this book in half day and I was not even speed reading! I did not even hear my hubby tell me goodnight!

I love all of the Benedetti Mafia books but this is my fav!!! Hades/Hayden is a devilishly decadent anti-hero that will have you growling at him at the beginning and swooning over him at the end. Persephone is a strong, sassy and heartbroken heroine who takes on the devil and brings him to his knees. Like the myth, the relationship and underworld themes
Maria Hunt
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Descent took me on a captivating dark ride and gave me all the feels. I enjoyed how the family secrets along with twist and turns made for one complicated and incredibly layered storyline.

Hayden and Persephone were amazing characters that held me riveted. Persephone was incredibly resilient, compassionate and stronger than she realized. Hayden was dark and mysterious but I truly loved his gentle and protective side that only Persephone was allowed to see. The chemistry between them was off the
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
Jeanette Oglesby
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
One hell of a ride that kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved the angst, the total hotness, the suspense that Persephone and Hades' story brought out page after page. I couldn't read this one fast enough to get the answer that I so desperately sought with every page that passed. Their story was dark, dirty, and very intense. A story with all the feels and one that kept me guessing at what secrets were being held by each character. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend this book along ...more
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
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