I swear Paige Thompson gets me into some of the most ridiculous books ever. Not ridiculous as in bad but ridiculous as in I can’t stop reading because I have to know what in the world is going to happen next. That is the case with the Monsters in the Dark series. Book 1, Tears of Tess, I had no interest in reading this book because the blurb turned me completely off, what Mrs. Thompson did was peddle me this book through a series of text messages, what can I say peer pressure is a mother f*cker.
Book 1 Tears of Tess: My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold.”
Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility.
For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world. But lusty paradise is shattered. Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.
Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.
Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?
A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and hard to read subjects. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough.
Book 2 Quintessentially Q: “All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… screwed up to want something so deliciously dark–wrong on so many levels. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs make a right.”
Book 3 Twisted Together: After surviving the darkness, a new dawn has begun. Twisted Together wades through black to grey, chasing the light of true love to banish the shadows forever.
Pain is a requirement, connection a necessity. But ultimately Q and Tess must face their demons, before they can embrace their future.
Review: OMG there is no other way to describe this series. Just when you think you couldn’t be any more shocked, you are immediately kicked in the nuts again. Which is saying something considering I don’t have nuts. But seriously, I was completely pulled in by the first book up until she came to fall for her new Master. I was weirded out by that but I came to understand the love they eventually feel for each other. I’ve heard of Stockholm Syndrome/Disorder or however it is regaled but that wasn’t the case here. They both had a “darkness” that fed off of each other. What made this disturbing was the details. Oh dear God in Heaven the details. I had to skim a bit and I’m not squeamish at all, well except when it comes to vomit just the word makes me gag. So to not spoil this for anyone who intends to read this Dark Erotic Thriller I will simply say this. Read at your own risk. I enjoyed the first book more than I expected and didn’t think it warranted a second and third book. When I called Paige I immediately knew what was going to happen in book 2, well I knew how it was gonna be set up and I was right but NOTHING prepared me for the DETAILS. Man so I will give this ride on the crazy train a 3.5 out of 5 stars.