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Dangerous Temptation

(Dark Dream Duet #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  1,868 ratings  ·  671 reviews
He arrives all dressed in black. Diamond cufflinks. A watch on his tanned wrist that cost more than we would ever see in a lifetime of work. He carries a single red rose for my mother.

Months later, Tiernan Morelli lays red roses on my mother’s grave. That same day, he tells me that he is my new guardian.

I should have known from the very start that he had more in common wit
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Published October 26th 2021 by Dangerous Press
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Poor little thing thought I was her salvation when all I intended to offer her was ruination.


All of the ways that I loved this book. But I can summarize why in just two words. Ready? Tiernan Morelli. Need more words? OK, I got you.
I’m the kind of man that finds pleasure in pain. I’m the kind of man who makes a woman scream and cry because she doesn’t know how to take the intensity of the things I do to her body. I’m the kind of man that would make a woman cra
VB Book Reviews

Absolutely exquisite!


"Say goodbye to your insignificant life, Bianca," he whispered with a dark sense of finality. "And welcome to my cruel world."

Holy shit, I was not expecting this book! I've read this author before. Welcome to the Dark Side is one of my top fave books. But I swear, this is her best work to date! I could not put this book down! It sucks you in from the first page. This was like liquid crack, with fudge drizzled on top, sprinkles, and like one hundr

⭐️5 dangerously tempting stars ⭐️

Another brilliant instalment into the world of 𝗠𝗶𝗱𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗗𝘆𝗻𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘆 featuring the talented Giana Darling. Dangerous Temptation brings you another dashing member of the Morelli family. Giana’s beautiful writing delivers a forbidden age gap romance full of angst and suspense. The fast paced narrative will satisfy the most demanding reader choking you with feels, you will never find a dull moment in this riveting story, my only warning is to mind the cliffahanger at the
i can't believe i disrespected my dnf'ing self by finishing this.

first and foremost, this duet effected my realisation it's my fallen babies that deserve all of my time, money, and love.

the only reason i started this duet in the first place is, it's set in the midnight dynasty world—a cynosure ever since winny 🥰

safe to say, if i could go back and forgo…this, i would.

this dark n̶i̶g̶h̶t̶m̶a̶r̶e̶ dream duet consists of :

➺ 💫✨ a lovely plethora of tropes ✨💫

✠ age gap
✠ 'cruel' hero, aka the he
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

After reading 'Bad Dream' the novella before this made me anticipate this even more.

This was so easy to get into, hard to put down, I loved his dark side to his lighter side like turning on a switch we never knew what side of himself he would reveal and that's what kept me hooked right up till the end with this delicious story.

Tiernan Morelli has never been accepted by his family, always the black sheep seeking any little crumb they send his way. Bryant his father treats him dreadfully, ph
Oct 30, 2021 rated it did not like it
not even worth reviewing even though I was given an ARC... keep this author and her pedophilic ass hero away from me -_-
Oct 15, 2021 rated it really liked it

"Now, I understood that love wasn't soft and warm, It was fire and brimstone and if I wasn't careful, it would burn me alive."

Giana Darling did it again and wrote an absolute masterpiece. Dangerous Temptation is the first book in her Dark Dream Duet. If you are looking for an EXTRA STEAMY taboo book with an age-gap romance and the guardian trope with lots of secrets and then this book is for you!

This book takes places in the Midnight Dynasty world where the Morelli and Constantine family des

Oct 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Please know going into this that it is book one to a duet! I was getting to the end and was so confused how it was going to wrap up so quickly...and was met with a cliffhanger and a note that it was part one of a duet!

I loved this book, but are we surprised? Bianca is trying to navigate a new school, a world of rival families and many secrets, taking care of her brother, and dealing with her new guardian, who happens to be her dead mom's boyfriend. I absolutely loved Tiernan's character and how
Crystal Bell (Crystal_reads_)
Another fantastic book in the Midnight Dynasty world. I was sucked in and fell down the Morelli world with this one. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Read your trigger warnings, this book is not for everyone and that is okay.
Tiernan Morelli is the black sheep of his family and is treated horribly by his siblings. His father, Bryant, is emotionally and physically abusive. You have more of an understanding of the way he is and how he became a product of his environment.
Bianca is an old soul and
Carla Bulian
Oct 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
3,5. It was a good book to pass the time!
It’s worth the reading.
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
4-4,5 STARS

Well what a ride, I devour it in one sitting.This was something else, I have read many books from this author yet I find this one different.It was captivating from the beginning.

Bianca and Teirnan's relationship was unique there was such an intensity between them and there was also tension from the beginning.There was passion,angst and slow burn all at once and age gap should I say more??

I couldn't wait to see them together, they drive me cracy in a good way.This was such a great rea
Jenn (The Book Refuge)
Oct 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: age-gaps, read-2021
*Thank you to Valentine PR and the Author an ARC of this title*

Couple things at the start of this review because I have seen some questions floating around. First off, Dark Dream, the prequel that was recently released is included at the beginning of this book, so you don't have to read that before you start Dark Temptation. Also, this is the start of a duet, which I don't feel like was really promoted unless you say the Dangerous Press post recently, so this does have a cliffhanger.

That being s
Renae Reads
Oct 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
*** I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.***

Overall I enjoyed this story and the forbidden aspect of Bianca and Tiernan's relationship. At times I had a difficult time reading through all of the harsh words and actions from the hero to our heroine, but with his point of view, it helped me to see how he was fighting his attraction for so long and eventually had to admit his feelings.

Bianca is a beautifully written strong and kind character who is put in an impossibl
Shani Haim
Oct 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"It was half the reason why I loved to aggravate her. She was so pretty when she was angry. And I learned last night, she was even prettier when she cried." --Tiernan

When you can't pick your jaw off the floor and your insides are all rearranged after finishing a book, you know it wasn't just good, it was brilliant!!

Can I first just stop and say -- holy Tiernan?
Yes, yes I can because the man was on F🔥I🔥R🔥E.
I went through a whole journey with this dude, from being scared of him to awww-ing at his
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕

We were desperate for it and we finally got it with Dangerous Temptation. Giana Darling always knows how to toy with the edge of danger and forbidden and this story was no different. When your whole world implodes in one single moment and you’re forced to see things in a different light, how do you go forward knowing that you now belong to the devil himself?


Seventeen year old Bianca now has to come to terms with the fact that she’s alone. Taking care of her little brother has always been her num
This is how I feel right now-🤡
3.5 stars!

I really enjoyed this! I liked the plot (as predictable as it was), I liked the tropes A LOT, I enjoyed the steam and the banter. I loved the chemistry and I thought that Tiernan and Bianca fit together really well. Although I have to say that I liked Bianca a lot more than Tiernan, which is surprising because my misogynistic ass always sides with the hero. But it wasn’t because I thought Tiernan did anything unforgivable (I forgive a lot), it was because he was so cheesy at times. Som
Oct 21, 2021 rated it it was ok
Me thinking this book was a standalone when in reality it‘s the first one in a duet and ends on a huge cliffhanger: Da-da-dadada-dada circus, Da-da-dadada-dada Afro, Circus, Afro, Circus, Afro. Polka dot, polka dot, polka dot, AFRO! 🤡

The positives:
Brando aka the best character in the book, he needs to be protected at all costs. He is the heroine‘s little brother and he is the absolute cutest boy ever. He has Epilepsy, which is a representation that I think is very important to see (though
Giana Darling
Nov 01, 2021 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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He arrives all dressed in black. Diamond cufflinks. A watch on his tanned wrist that cost more than we would ever see in a lifetime of work. He carries a single red rose for my mother.
Months later, Tiernan Morelli lays red roses on my mother’s grave. That same day, he tells me that he is my new guardian.
I should have known from the very start that he had more in common with the thorns than the rose. Now I know the truth: I’m a pawn in his dangerous
❀ Rose ❀
Oct 26, 2021 marked it as to-read
Ok but am I the only one who thinks that this cover and the cover of Tiffany Reisz’s The Headmaster are the same loollll
More of a 3.5 stars but I rounded to 4 cause it got me out of a 4-week reading slump.
Set in the Midnight Dynasty world, Dangerous Temptation is book 1 of 2 and ends in a cliffhanger.
It tell the very taboo love story between the main characters Tiernan Morelli (30) and Bianca Belcante/Constantine (17).
After the sudden death of their mother, Tiernan orchestrates it so he becomes the legal guardian for Bianca and Brandon (Bianca's 7 year old brother) in his quest for vengeance against the Constan
Travelogged Blogs
Oct 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 🌟

I've read some age gap romances but they've always been a hit or miss for me and I'm glad to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was excellently written and each and every interaction between Bianca & Tiernan was fire, I loved their chemistry!

"I am going to make your wildest dreams come true, Bianca. And in return? You are going to obey my rules.”

Bianca was only seventeen but she had been taking care of her seven year old brother Brandon since he was born due to which she was wise b
Milinas Library
Oct 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was a great start to this duet, I always end up loving coming back to this midnight dynasty world. For context, I’ve read both the Cinderella series by k Webster and lessons in sin by Pam Godwin which both follow Constantine family love stories. This follows the bastard of the Constantine patriarch and a morelli. You do notttt have to read midnight dynasty books (which are all about morelli and Constantine’s- two huge feuding families- finding their love stories) to understand this but i th ...more
The Romantic Rush Blog
Oct 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Giana Darling and Midnight Dynasty world- what a delicious pairing. Her epic, dark and poetic forbidden storytelling paired with the melodramatic, taboo, twisted Morelli-Constantine world is a perfect match- and age gap is pretty much my reader catnip, so I knew this was going to be oh so delicious. And we have everything I love about Giana’s writing- the broken, dangerous, and volatile antihero, a young, plucky, spirited but naive ingenue old in heart thanks to the rough hand life has given her ...more
Nov 02, 2021 rated it did not like it
Forbidden romance doesn't equal grown ass man with teen girl that's pedophilia. ...more
Oct 19, 2021 rated it did not like it
aren't you all tired of minor / adult relationships? having the same shit recycled is bad enough for people to drag you rightfully ...more
Romance Recs
I was surprised because I was expecting this amazing romance novel with an anti-hero and enemies to lovers vibes. I am beyond disappointed in the read. it took me a while to write this review as I tried to reread this wondering what the others are seeing that I’m not. At the end of the day, I can’t say one good thing about this book.

I found it annoying, boring, the plot was cheesy IMO because we’ve seen this exact same story flow with so many other books. Oh bad guy turns good. I just could not
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'Monster or man' Stars!
ARC provided via Candi Kane PR in exchange for an honest review.

Giana Darling stole my heart completely as soon as I finished reading the first book of her Fallen Men series. So, I thought I knew what I was getting myself into when I started her upcoming duet but boy… was I wrong! Giana took it to another level with this age-gap, enemies-to-lovers, guardian-ward forbidden romance. You see all the taboo aspects in this story, right? Well, that is what makes it such a won
Oct 20, 2021 marked it as to-read
GIANNAAA what is wrong with you lady?? grown and old as hell writing these sleezy old ass men sleep with 17 year old girls as if the 8 isn’t right next to the 7 on the keyboard. are you dumb or are you stupid?
Oct 27, 2021 rated it it was ok

First of all what is up with this trend of “You are going to obey my rules.”

Excuse you ?

Followed by: “One. You do everything I say as soon as I say it without hesitation or attitude.”

“So, if I tell you to make me breakfast, you do it. If I command you to wear a certain dress to a specific ball, you do it.”

“If I order you to your knees, Bianca? You get on your knees, and you do it with a gracious smile.”

15 pages later he keeps going: “Scarred or not, I am the man in charge of your life,”

He's f
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Giana Darling is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Top 40 Amazon Best Selling Canadian romance author.

I love to write about all things dark, forbidden, and angsty.


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“She would be even easier to manipulate than Aida. Despite her youth and naiveté though, there was no doubt Bianca was strong-willed and smart. Aida bragged constantly about her daughter’s good grades, but it went beyond that. Bianca had gumption, something most women lacked when they were faced with my scarred face and cold demeanor. She wouldn’t be as easy to manipulate as her mother, but something dark and hungry in my gut was excited about that.” 1 likes
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