Dark Room

Dark Room

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by L.P. Dover, Heidi McLaughlin, Crimson Tide Editorial
     
 
*~* STANDALONE NOVEL *~*

The rules of Society X are simple . . . break them and you're out.

Rule #1 - No names
It doesn't matter if you want to know, it's forbidden.

Rule #2 - No exchanging numbers
It doesn't matter if you want to call, it's forbidden.

Rule #3 - Everything is to remain strictly anonymous.
It doesn't

Overview

*~* STANDALONE NOVEL *~*

The rules of Society X are simple . . . break them and you're out.

Rule #1 - No names
It doesn't matter if you want to know, it's forbidden.

Rule #2 - No exchanging numbers
It doesn't matter if you want to call, it's forbidden.

Rule #3 - Everything is to remain strictly anonymous.
It doesn't matter if you want to tell, it's forbidden.

The Dark Room is the only place you can live out your fantasies and no one will ever know it's you.

For Parker, what started out as a business transaction has turned into an addiction.

For Mia, it's been a chance to discover who she truly is.

What happens in the dark will have you begging for more . . .

Editorial Reviews

Melissa Collins
Dark Room is hot, provocative, and scintillating. But it's also so much more than only sex. There's a love story at its core - one that's filled with twists and turns. And just when you think you have it all figured out Dover and McLaughlin take you down a different path. Fast paced, emotionally charged, and beyond hot Dark Room will leave you satisfied in all the right ways.
NYT & USA Today Best Selling author of The Love Series - Melissa Collins
Dark Room is hot, provocative, and scintillating. But it's also so much more than only sex. There's a love story at its core - one that's filled with twists and turns. And just when you think you have it all figured out Dover and McLaughlin take you down a different path. Fast paced, emotionally charged, and beyond hot Dark Room will leave you satisfied in all the right ways.
Author of the bestselling Decadence After Dark Series - M. Never
Sexy, sexy, sexy! You're going to love playing in the dark!
M. Never
Sexy, sexy, sexy! You're going to love playing in the dark!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940157622831
Publisher:
Books by L.P. Dover LLC
Publication date:
01/22/2016
Series:
A Society X Novel , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
294
Sales rank:
15,416
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. DOVER, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written countless novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

HEIDI is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

Originally from Portland, Oregon and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, and their newest addition of a Highland Westie/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting courtside during either daughter's basketball games.

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Dark Room 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
SusanReads1 9 months ago
I love Heidi McLaughlin and LP Dover's books. They really are all stellar. They are both masters at writing several different genres. When I heard that they were collaborating on and co writing a book I was very excited! Sometimes co written books are choppy. That is not the case with Dark Room. It is seamless, flawless and oh so hot!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Couldn't put it down. Definitely a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellant
FS_Meurinne More than 1 year ago
I was certainly surprised with this book, it wasn’t what I was used to read by Heidi McLaughlin but her pairing with L.P. Dover made this story absolutely wonderful. I enjoyed every page of it. I couldn’t even really tell where one author wrote and then the other, I was so deep into the story that it just flowed by. Parker and Mia are certainly a couple I fell in love with. The mystery behind the Dark Room made their relationship start in a way like no other, they didn’t know anything about them, telling would break the rules and they both wanted to be a part of Society X just to see each other, but reality outside everything where real issues they have to overcome. It is certainly not a story you will find predictable, on the contrary, I found it very interesting and with a lot of depth behind everything the characters did. I truly recommend this book for anyone, if you are a fan of either author is a must, but if you haven’t read any of them, this is a book you want to click on and start reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down. Loved it!
Blamjam More than 1 year ago
I loved the mystery of The Dark Room, where you can let your walls down. No talking, no lights, no names. The mystery is what drives the fantasy and will push all your buttons and have you start looking for a Society X in your area. "Being with you is like breathing. You're what I need to survive." The suspense in and out of the Society X walls will have you flipping the pages and never wanting it to end. You won't be afraid of the dark after reading this. In fact you will likely turn the lights out on purpose awaiting your own necklace. Parker hits the spot. "X" marks the spot. #SocietyX
Tj89 More than 1 year ago
5 stars This book kept me hooked from the very beginning. Every time "life" made me put it down, I couldn't wait to pick it back up, I had to know what was going to happen next! This was sexy hot! Getting inside Parker's head and seeing his choices, thoughts, reactions made me fall for him. Getting inside Gia's head made me want to see what her next choice would be, her emotions felt real. There were a few twists in there that I really enjoyed, I wasn't completely surprised by them, some I really hoped for. I loved every part of this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the cover and the title, i expected something completly different but was pleasantly surprised by how sweet and charming it was. I loved that this book had a great story and wasn't just sex. The sex scenes, which did turn the heat up a little weren't what i expected considering where they take place. Im not complaining, i thought they were good but again because of the title and cover i think readers might expect...more. Both the H/h are likable and i loved them together.
Lheanne More than 1 year ago
OMG, this book was so HOT!!! Once I started reading I couldn't stop and at the end I still wanted more. These two ladies did an amazing job and will have you wanting to visit the Dark Room by the end!!
Becca_Anne More than 1 year ago
Holy Smokes ever since I heard about this book I've been dying to read it. Now after buying it and reading it in one sitting I now find myself wondering how I can get into Society X especially the Dark Room. I'm also left with this immense need for more of Parker and Mia and most importantly Society X. From the moment I picked it up I found myself caught up in the plot of the story. I found myself laughing at points throughout the story and being pleasantly surprised and maybe a little shocked at others. No matter what emotion the book made me feel the one thing I knew throughout is that I had to find out what was gonna happen next. A definite steamy, sexy, and fast paced book that will leaving you wanting more and rereading time and again. LP Dover and Heidi McLaughlin you both did an outstanding job with this book. You two managed to create characters and a world that draws their reader in and captivates them. I can't wait to see what you two will come up with next for us. Thank you so much for bringing me Parker (God do I want one of him. You will all understand why after reading the story...no spoilers allowed) and Mia. Most importantly thank you for bringing me Society X and the very fanfreakentastic Dark Room, which by the way I found to be a complete turn on.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars--- DARK ROOM is the first installment in the adult, contemporary SOCIETY X erotic, romance series co-written by Heidi McLaughlin and L.P.Dover. Told from dual first person perspectives (Parker and Mia) DARK ROOM follows two converging paths that focuses on the friends to lovers/forbidden relationship between fashion designer/ fitness instructor Mia Hudson, and billionaire businessman Parker Ward; and their elite memberships at Society X-an exclusive adult entertainment and sex club. What ensues is the push and pull of a forbidden relationship when Parker hires Mia for his new fashion endeavor; and the rendezvous at Society X where nobody knows your name; and the Dark Room holds secrets that can never be revealed. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Mia’s brother and Parker’s best friend Drew Hudson; Society X Club owner Bryce Adams, and Mia’s ex boyfriend Zac. We are also introduced Mia’s besties Rachel and Stacey-Rachel gives Mia the push to experience everything that Society X has to offer. The world building focuses on Society X-the back rooms, the sex rooms and the Dark Room where couples explore one another without the benefit of sight or sound. The relationship between Parker and Mia is one of friends to lovers-a fated explosion of mystery, touch and scent-where the desire of the unknown is as strong as for the forbidden fruit. Mia and Parker have loved one another for a number of years, but neither one made an effort to cross over to the other side. The sexual tension is high; their chemistry together is off the charts; the push and pull of attraction, want and need is obvious to everyone but the couple involved. The DARK ROOM at Society X is a turning point in Mia and Parker’s relationship-if only they knew who it was that called to their hearts and minds. The $ex scenes are erotic, seductive, provocative and intense-there is something to be said about using your other senses in the bedroom. DARK ROOM is a seductive story line; an erotic dance in the dark between two people who have loved one another from afar but have been too afraid to take the first step. The Dark Room at Society X proves that the heart and body knows before the mind’s eye is aware. The premise is arousing and moving; the characters are animated and enthralling; the romance is imaginative and passionate
AudreyK More than 1 year ago
Hot, steamy, sexy, alluring, yet oh so very sweet! This book reeled me in from the very first page and I was in for the journey of Parker and Mia. I did not stop as I just immersed myself in it and now I can't and won't let go! I am so in love with this story! I don't want to give anything away but you'll want to learn everything there is to know about Society X all the while loving how all the plots and subplots so brilliantly come together. An absolutely amazing, fast-paced, thrilling, sweet read for me. I love these two authors individually and together they make one fantastic writing duo! I'm looking forward to more from them!
j9palinkas More than 1 year ago
Wow. Just wow. While I always been a huge fan of LP Dover, I'm almost ashamed to admit that this is my first Heidi McLaughlin read! What a great, suspenseful storyline!
Joy-Anne More than 1 year ago
Wow, this was an amazing read that had me hooked and glued to the book from the moment that I started reading. I loved every minute of it. The characters are amazing and you feel as though you know them personally and no matter what you want to see them happy. The story will grab you and keep you interested from the get go. You will not be able to put this book done, there is no doubt about it.
AmyChrisWWB More than 1 year ago
OMG! I absolutely love L.P. Dover and Heidi McLaughlin. They are two amazing authors and now having them work together to make Dark Room, amazing. This book was hot and had me giggling. I love the characters. And the Dark Room .... I have to fan myself. If you want something H. O. T. this is definitely the book for you. A must read. I would love to know more about the BFF that owns the club. Definitely hoping for a book 2 to this awesome book.
Noelani808 More than 1 year ago
Tastefully and Respectfully Well Written *** Society X is a strip club, that offers a little more, if you're chosen, then accepted to become an elite member of Society X. The Dark Room is on of those "little more" Society X offers. Parker Ward, CEO of Ward Enterprises, visits Society X as a possible business traction with it's owner and friend. Months after leaving a relationship, Mia Hudson wants to find the person she knows she could be. She enters Society X with a friend, for some fun, while hoping to find her old self first. *** I am a huge fan of L.P. Dover. Basically what ever story she's swings teasingly in front of me, I'm like an excited dog wanting the treat. I am embarrassed to admit, that I have never read any Heidi McLaughhlin's work, but that will be rectified. The collaboration work from these two authors created an amazing story of secrets, sex, and relationships. The story is intriguing and very well written. Both authors were able to keep the story consistent and realistic. I like the little surprises they had in their story. While you thought or expected one reaction or something to happen one way, it happens in a way you didn't even think of. I love the chemistry between Parker and Mia. The little glimpses into their history and their secret and blind feelings for each other. While Dark Room is about fulfilling a sexual fantasy, the romance side is the heart of the story. Both aspects of the story, the fantasy and romance was written with taste and respect. I honestly cannot think of anything wrong or negative about Dark Room. It has all you want in a good story. It's a fantastic story that I will highly recommend.
ChroniclesofaBOOKADDICT More than 1 year ago
Well I tried guessing what this book would be about and I pretty much just got that sex would be involved! That’s all I got right. Sometimes my brain has a great imagination, but this time I was lacking in that department so when I read this book I was completely intrigued. It was what I expected, but not what I expected. I say that because of course I expected sex, and it wasn’t what I expected because it went a little deeper than just sex! I was already excited to read this baby because it involved 1) L.P. Dover and 2) Heidi McLaughlin. L.P. Dover is one of my favorite authors and I say this in almost every review that I write about her books so you all won’t make the mistake of doubting my love for her as a person and an author. As for Heidi, I have not read any of her books, but I own a lot of them in digital form so as you could guess I was excited to finally read something of hers even if it was a collaboration. Now let’s get to the freaking book already right! Shoot, I mean what can I say it was pretty freaking HOT! I couldn’t put the book down and from the beginning I did predict bits and pieces of it, but what I was anticipating was how it was going to come forth to the light and if anything would survive in the end after the truth came out. I don’t want to give anything away because I want everyone that reads the book to be just as enticed and surprised as I was when I was reading it. If you don’t question whether or not you have a Dark Room in your area than you didn’t get what I got out of the book! If you don’t want a PARKER for yourself and wish to MIA then you didn’t get what I got out of the book! If you don’t crave to read the next installment in this series, AGAIN you didn’t get what I got out of the book! I was pretty much turned on the entire time I was reading and there didn’t even have to be sex happening in a scene I was reading. That is how hot the main characters are in this book, and so are the supporting characters (friends, sibling, etc.). The detail and rules of the Dark Room are just awesome and so précised and I love how it included whether or not this type of establishment was legal and whether or not it border prostitution or not. It made me want to Google whether or not a club like this really does exist somewhere in the world because I would definitely be intrigued to at least visit and see with my own eyes! I would be begging to be picked as a potential member! You only live once right! This was a brilliant collaboration between Heidi and L.P. and I really want to know how this idea of a story came about! I mean come on! It was just too good! I want to know the behind the scene stories about how this came into play! Great book, I recommend it for those who love a little mystery, erotica, laughter, suspense, revenge, finding yourself again, lasting love, forbidden love, and triumph! It had all those things and more, but I don’t want to ruin it for your so go get the book now and read it for yourself! I couldn’t even put quotes in this review for you because I don’t want to give anything away! Lol
jswiger More than 1 year ago
Society X is where one can go to and enjoy, and if their REALLY lucky, receive an invite to the members only access where everyone can leave all their inhibitions at the door. Mia and Parker are both characters you can love. Mia's sweet, talented and recovering from a nasty relationship. Parker is sexy, protective, gentleman like, business man and well.......STEAMY. It's not all about love and sex, so if you want a book without a good story line then you need to move on. This book has a well written story mixed in. I finished Dark Room: A Society X just in time! I would of woken up the hubby throwing a fit if my phone would of shut of on me before I could reach the end. I had a whole one-percent battery life left!!! It's the latest I've stayed up to read a book in a long time. I started and finished reading in one sitting (or laying seeing I was laying in bed with a snoring husband). Dark Room: A Society X was hot and steamy without going overboard. Bravo to you ladies, that takes some real talent!!! I don't know if L.P Dover and Heidi McLaughlin plan on continuing this story into a serious but I seriously hope so! After all, there's Mia's best friend who still needs to find someone to ruffle her sheets outside of the club!
SarahD5 More than 1 year ago
Dark Room had me from the first page. Once I picked it up and started to read I didn't want to put it down and I was done reading in one evening. L.P. Dover and Heidi McLaughlin did an amazing job together and I look forward to seeing more from the both of them together. The characters Mia and Parker were amazing and full of chemistry from the start the only block in the road for them was that Parker is Mia's brothers best friend therefore she was off limits, or was she? I loved the characters and the story sucked me in and I was beyond satisfied with it :) These ladies know how to write a story on their own and you add them together and it was phenomenal. So grab a copy, grab a glass of wine and hunker down for the night as you enter Society X, you won't be disapointed!
sarahlr802 More than 1 year ago
Society X is a club with a little extra. Not your average strip club. For Society X is an exclusive club where for members there are rules. **From Synopsis: The rules of Society X are simple . . . break them and you're out. Rule #1 - No names It doesn't matter if you want to know, it's forbidden. Rule #2 - No exchanging numbers It doesn't matter if you want to call, it's forbidden. Rule #3 - Everything is to remain strictly anonymous It doesn’t matter if you want to tell, it’s forbidden. The darkness entices Parker and Mia to explore the anonymity of their ideals. Throw away the conventions and inhibitions. Parker is my favorite book boyfriend. I have read almost everything by LP Dover. This is my first read for author Heidi McLaughlin. The two together came up with this HOT HOT HOT story. So steamy that my glasses fogged while reading it at bedtime. I highly recommend this book for someone who likes a little extra in your book characters.
awesomely_amber More than 1 year ago
Can I get a free trip to the Dark Room? This book was unbelievably hot. I love L.P. Dover and Heidi MCLaughlin's writing separately. But them both together and hot damn. If given the chance would you live out some of your secret desires? This book is about the possibility of letting go and exploring your fantasies. Once you enter the dark room you are not to allowed to talk or see. You can experience one of the best nights of your life. But if you break the rules that's it your out. To find out what all could happen in the Dark Room read it. You will not regret it.
Stacie93 More than 1 year ago
Wow!! Come and meet Parker and Mia in the dark room. This is a sexy, twisted romance story you won't want to miss. L.P. Dover and Heidi McLaughlin add some mystery to the story. Once you start reading you won't want to stop!! I wish the story would have lasted longer though!! Great team effort by the two authors and hope to see more projects together!!
Cryssy_M More than 1 year ago
There will be no spoilers in this review. You need to read this amazing story for yourself and experience the magic that Heidi Laughlin and L.P. Dover have created!! When I opened this book and started to read, I was immediately thrown out of my comfort zone. The first sentence scared me to pieces. Sex club?? Wait, I don’t read about books like this. What are these wonderful authors doing to me? I was immediately on guard and fearful that the book was going to be about topics I have no desire to read. Then, I continued to read, admittedly with a little trepidation. As the story progressed, I was hooked. I had thoughts and questions I needed answered… When will the main characters figure out who the other is? How will it happen? What gives it away?? I needed to know and I needed to know now! I couldn’t stop reading this book, it’s so addicting. It was like binge watching your favorite show on Netflix. You can’t stop reading. The characters are all three dimensional, well written, and have great dialogue. The “bad guys” you want to deck, and the main characters are just plain awesome!! I would definitely recommend this book to everyone!!!! Both Heidi McLaughlin and L.P. Dover are amazing authors in their own right. Every time L.P. has a new book out, it automatically goes to the top of my ‘Need to read or die pile.’ I would give this book more than 5 stars, but for some crazy reason, it’s not allowed.
mrswalker1220 More than 1 year ago
I don't know if I should post this review or go and take a cold shower. HOLY MOSES. This book, this is a story I have been waiting for. One that I pick up and cannot put down and cannot stop thinking about it. I was wrapped up in this story right from the start. These two ladies on their own have written great stories and combining their love of writing together has made one power house of a story. This novel is nothing short of brilliant and it is what I love to see when reading a co-written book. You cannot tell who is writing which character and they flow of the book is flawless. I loved the characters, the story line (I don't want to spoil it), and how the whole book was developed. It is perfect and exceeded my expectations of it. Grab a copy today and get ready to open the door to the Dark Room! After you're done, you will be begging for more and trying to figure out how to get in to Society X. I know I am.