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Dark Love by Nancy  Wells
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NEVER TRUST ANYONE

The publisher’s note is very fitting for this tale: This steamy mafia romance contains elements of danger, mystery, suspense, action, adventure, and power exchange. I will admit it was a story that had you questioning the characters and their interaction. When you hear a story has the good, the bad, and the ugly, Dark Love definitely fits that mold. It is a story of a mafia family without any loyalty to even blood family members, and even those who are supposedly your life-long friends are wolves in sheep’s clothing.

“Mafia was untrustworthy. Everyone was trying to climb the ladder to the top and would step on anyone in their way.”

The plot begins with Wendy drunk and stumbling down the hallway in a motel and breaking a vase and accosted by a man, Mike, and claiming she broke a valuable relic and now must pay. Forced to sign an agreement, she is also told her cooperation will keep her and her roommate, Emma, alive. She will become a pawn in a game of cat and mouse between father and son. Wendy’s job is to pose as girlfriend to Joshua White with the hopes of getting out of an arranged marriage with an Irish mafia family.

“She was contemplating the strange turn of events. Never in her wildest imaginations would she have believed that she would have to play the role of a girlfriend to a gangster. She would have also never guessed that she would consider playing the role with a strange feeling of enthusiasm.”

So many things happen in this tale, Wendy is attacked, she keeps secrets, the two brothers must call their father, Boss, and so many twists and turns that yes, you will keep turning the pages. Wendy and Joshua start with insults, attitude, but eventually, their relationship improves—and even becomes sexual with spankings. But this is only temporary, and Wendy must keep her emotions at bay—Joshua is a playboy, someone who has a different woman all the time. Don’t let the heart get involved.

“He was attracted to her and so was she attracted to him, but neither of them was aware of the feelings of the other. A relationship which I know for sure has an expiration date.”

Not everyone is as they are portrayed, so many secrets, so many plans, betrayal, deceit, and plotting, who is to be trusted? Who is going to betray them? There are life and death moments, with violence and danger, revelations of past events, and the beginning of new relationships. When it is all over, what will become of Joshua and Wendy?

“You are the best thing that happened to me during the worst time of my life.”

“It was true; people get truly hurt when they are betrayed by someone close. Sometimes life pushes you into a corner, and then there is no other way but to embrace the evil that plagues your soul.”

The story has explicit sex scenes, spankings, and violence. It seems everyone has their own agenda and are using others for their own gain. I did not feel loving chemistry between Wendy and Joshua. I think she is a woman who wants love, to feel needed, to belong, and accepts her situation because of what she was threatened by a man who made her fearful.
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Reading Progress

August 23, 2019 – Started Reading
August 23, 2019 – Shelved
August 23, 2019 –
53.0%
August 24, 2019 –
74.0%
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: abuse
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: adventure
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: anal-play
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: arranged-marriage
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: authority-figure
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: betrayal
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: blushing
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: bodyguard
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: blackmail-extortion
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: bullying
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: conspiracy
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: control
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: crime
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: dark-and-dirty
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: dark-erotic-horror
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: detective
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: discipline
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: duplicity
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: edgy
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: exhibition
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: explicit-sex-scenes
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: family-issues
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: fbi-agent
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: good-vs-evil
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: graphic-violence
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: humiliation
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: kindle-unlimited
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: law-enforcement
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: life-and-death
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: lost-and-found
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: love-inspired-suspense
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: mafia
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: murder
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: mystery
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: owned
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: power-play
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: punishment
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: revenge
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: sadomasochism
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: secrets
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: spanking
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: strong-violence
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: survival
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: suspense
August 25, 2019 – Finished Reading

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