*This is a standalone dark romance*
“One bronze, oval button. One push. One ding, one dong.
And it will all be real.”
I never thought it would be easy. And, yet, nothing could have prepared me for this.
The second the black walls of the Matthews House swallow me whole, I know it’s a dangerous game I’m playing. One that threatens to consume me. Taunt me. Cut, burn, and bleed me dry.
Until there’s nothing left to take.
In the end, I will find the dark in a way I never expected.
In the end . . . I will question everything.
“Ash and dust. Death and murder. When you have no soul, there’s no fear of losing it. And without fear . . . you’re limitless.”
She’s supposed to be a pawn.
Some kind of fucked up way to screw with my head.
Another doll, another day.
But no one, not even my brothers, know the secrets of my past. None of us could know what the girl’s presence here really means.
Or what secrets of her own she has buried deep behind those deceptively innocent eyes.
But no secret stays buried forever.
And not even I can pull the strings when we’re dancing in the dark.
*PLEASE BE ADVISED: this book contains triggers. Dark themes, characters with questionable morals, questionable sexual situations, violence, murder, abuse (including minors), sex, and profanity.
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Author of romance and paranormal, T.L. Martin is also a wife, mother of 3, homebody, animal lover, and hug enthusiast. She resides with her family in Southern California. T.L.'s novels tend to include quirky heroines, tortured heroes, some element of mystery, slow burn romances, and a lively cast of secondary characters. Standalone dark romance DANCING IN THE DARK releases Aug 10th! Coming next: Standalone NA contemporary romance - BLUE SKIES (release date TBA) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/t.l.martin/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tlmartinauthor/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tlmartinauthor
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had no idea what I was getting into when I started this book. I knew it was supposed to be dark, but dang…I didn’t realize it was going to be all kinds of dark twisty goodness. Emmy is looking for her sister who has gone missing. Following a shadowy trail, she ends up as a “secretary” at Matthew House in a position that in no way mirrors that of a secretary. Within hours of her arrival she meets the Matthew brothers and is instantly pulled into a dark and dangerous world where she has signed away all of her rights. Adam lives a dark and bloody life. His dark days are spent seeking those he longs to cut into and watch as they bleed out. With Emmy’s arrival, his mind begins to drift into thoughts of a knife in her hand and the desire to see the real woman behind the Matthew House’s forced persona. There are some crazy wacked out characters in this book and two of them are the hero and heroine. And yet, I absolutely loved them and cheered them on even as I knew there was no way this couple could ever have a happy ending. Their lives were too twisted, their psyches too damaged. As secrets were revealed I was on the edge just waiting to see how all of this darkness would play out. Dancing in the Dark pulled me in from page one and didn’t let me go until the very end. I was completely enthralled with each of these characters, their pasts, their current actions and what future steps they would take. This book has a slower pace along with a sadistic tone, definitely painted in black and white with bold splashes of red. And I devoured every word! None of them are used as filler and there was a real fear that if I skipped one of them I would miss a vital piece of information or characterization. While this does leave a loose end, it felt completed as this couple do find their happy ever after. I’m curious to see if we will have another book to help tie up that little thread that is left dangling. If so, please sign me up! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.