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  • Empire by Rachel Van Dyken

    Empire by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.60 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 25 ratings
    I have lost everything. My purpose. My love. My soul. Death knocks on my door, I want to answer, but every time I reach for the handle--the promise I made her, brings me back. So I breathe. I live. I hate. And I allow the anger to boil beneath the surface of a perfectly indifferent facade. I am broken, I dont want to be fixed...
  • Elude by Rachel Van Dyken

    Elude by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.53 of 5 stars
    · 26 ratings
    This book is the sixth book in the internationally bestselling Eagle Elite Series. It's an interconnected stand alone novel with no cliffhanger. Twenty-Four hours before we were to be married--I offered to shoot her. Ten hours before our wedding--I made a mockery of her dying wish. Five hours before we were going to say our vows--I promised I'd never love her...
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  • Inferno by Catherine Doyle

    Inferno by Catherine Doyle

    Rated: 4.56 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    Romeo and Juliet meets The Godfather in the second installment of Catherine Doyle's Blood for Blood series. Sophie's life has been turned upside-down, and she's determined to set things right. But Nic, the Falcone brother who represents everything she's trying to forget, won't give up on their love - and it's Luca's knife she clutches for comfort...
  • Sweet Retribution by Siobhan Davis, Robin Harper

    Sweet Retribution by Siobhan Davis, Robin Harper

    Rated: 4.46 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings
    In the power struggle between two elite groups, one feisty girl will bring them to their knees… Discover how the story concludes for Abby in the final book in the trilogy. The release date will be brought forward in due course...
  • Twisted Betrayal: A Dark High School Bully Romance by Siobhan Davis, Robin Harper

    Twisted Betrayal: A Dark High School Bully Romance by Siobhan Davis, Robin Harper

    Rated: 4.42 of 5 stars
    · 28 ratings
    The second installment in the Rydeville High Elite series. The release date will be brought forward...
  • Heart of Marley by T.K. Leigh

    Heart of Marley by T.K. Leigh

    Rated: 4.52 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    To the moon and back… From the stars to the ocean… That was Marley and Cameron Bowen’s secret code. Twins born just five minutes apart, they have the perfect life… Until tragedy strikes just weeks after their eighth birthday and their father is killed by a drunk driver...
  • Made by J.M. Darhower

    Made by J.M. Darhower

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 21 ratings
    Corrado Moretti. The world knows the notorious Kevlar Killer, but few have ever seen what lies beneath his armor. The abused child. The neglected teenager. The broken man. He always did whatever he had to do in order to survive. It's kill or be killed. Throughout his life, he has been there in the shadows, a witness to everything from beginning to end...
  • Sinful Knight by Tracy Lorraine

    Sinful Knight by Tracy Lorraine

    Rated: 4.66 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 12 ratings
    USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Lorraine brings you a new dark mafia, high school bully romance story set in the Knight's Ridge Empire world. The night we met, she left behind a lot more than just her shoes on my bedroom floor. She left an impression. A lasting memory burned into my brain. It teases me… tortures me. Months have passed since that night...
  • Bradford Butcher by Sheridan Anne

    Bradford Butcher by Sheridan Anne

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 23 ratings
    One life. Two lives. Three lives. Four.My hands are stained from the blood and the gore.The screams and cries of agonizing pain.If I lose them now, I’ll never be the same.My sister, my cousin … my whole damn world.It was my worst nightmare come to life, and I don’t know how the hell I’m supposed to survive.I thought that night was the end of it...
  • Dark Legacy by Tracy Lorraine

    Dark Legacy by Tracy Lorraine

    Rated: 4.67 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 11 ratings
    USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Lorraine brings you a new dark mafia, high school bully romance story set in the Knight's Ridge Empire world. We knew it wasn’t going to be easy.That our love could start a war...Dear reader,Dark Legacy is the twelfth book in my Knight's Ridge Empire series, and the third book of Calli and Batman's story...
  • Almost Broken by Portia Moore

    Almost Broken by Portia Moore

    Rated: 4.46 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Lauren Brooks fell in love with Cal Scott at 21, married him at 22 and had her heart broken at 23 when he walked out of their marriage. At 25, though raising his daughter on her own, Lauren was finally moving on with her life. Until, she learned the reason for Cal's abandonment, the walls she’d carefully built around her collapsed.
  • Skin by B.B. Easton

    Skin by B.B. Easton

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    With Netflix adapting BB's 44 CHAPTERS ABOUT 4 MEN into a new series, you're going to want the full story behind her roller-coaster love story with the ultimate bad boy. Because BB Easton had so much fun writing her bestselling, award-winning memoir, she decided to give each of her four men his own steamy standalone...
  • Logan Kade by Tijan

    Logan Kade by Tijan

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 32 ratings
    People think that just because they know my name, my reputation, and my family that they know me. They don't.They say I’m a manwhore, but who wouldn’t be with my face and body? They say I’m a partier, and that's not going to change. They say I'm a fighter, and hell yes I am. F*ck with mine, and I’ll f*ck you back ten times worse.So, yes. Maybe what they say is true, but that’s not all of me...
  • Corrupt Union by Tracy Lorraine

    Corrupt Union by Tracy Lorraine

    Rated: 4.62 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 11 ratings
    I found everything I didn’t know I needed. Accepted forgiveness I didn’t deserve.She fought for us. Killed for us. She was one of us. And there was no way I was letting her go… again. But I’m not the only one with wicked intentions for my siren. With her missing, we turn our blame to an obvious enemy. But our path of destruction could be leading us right into another trap...
  • Reckless Dynasty by Tracy Lorraine

    Reckless Dynasty by Tracy Lorraine

    Rated: 4.65 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 10 ratings
    USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Lorraine brings you the next installment of her dark mafia, high school bully romance story set in the Knight's Ridge Empire world.My life has been full of half-truths tangled in lies—I’d been to hell and back more times than I could count...
  • Elicit by Rachel Van Dyken

    Elicit by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.34 of 5 stars
    · 28 ratings
    Cursed, numb, rejected, scorned, wicked, sinister, dark, twisted...my name is Tex Campisi and this is my legacy. I killed my father in cold blood and lost my soul right along with him. I crave war more than peace, and I'm about to take my place in history as the youngest Capo dei Capi in the Cosa Nostra...that is until someone stops me, saves me from myself...
  • Corrupt Princess by Tracy Lorraine

    Corrupt Princess by Tracy Lorraine

    Rated: 4.60 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 11 ratings
    USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Lorraine brings you the next instalment of her forbidden dark mafia, high school bully romance story set in the Knight's Ridge Empire world.I learned from a very young age that the only person I could count on was myself.For years I’ve been content with meaningless one-night stands and zero promises for tomorrow...
  • Tame: Savannah Heirs by Coralee June, Raven Kennedy

    Tame: Savannah Heirs by Coralee June, Raven Kennedy

    Rated: 4.46 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    I’ve got a secret I’ve got bruises no one can see and the devil’s blood running through my veins. If I want to end my father’s reign, I’ve got to help Rocco Nomar with his daughter. She’s broken, jaded. A sad, pretty little thing with a big heart and eyes that make me feel like I’m drowning. She’s not swayed by the social politics of Savannah, but she has my heart doing double takes...
  • Stay with Me by Nicole Fiorina

    Stay with Me by Nicole Fiorina

    Rated: 4.32 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    In a desperate final attempt to save nineteen-year-old Mia from herself, she gets transferred to Dolor University, a reformatory college in the UK that housed deranged and dangerous young adults who viewed the private institution as their own personal playground. Mia didn’t care. She needed feelings to care...
  • Always Crew by Tijan

    Always Crew by Tijan

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    For the longest time, I was Bren Monroe.I lived in Roussou, California.I had no parents, no brother, but I had a crew.Then things started to change.I never planned for any of it.I didn’t think I’d fall in love.I didn’t think I’d have a relationship with my brother again.I didn’t think that he’d come back.Now I’m in Cain.My crew is in college.They’re growing, going through their own things...
  • Revenge At Raleigh High by Callie Hart

    Revenge At Raleigh High by Callie Hart

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 20 ratings
    SILVER Kiss me. Hold me. Claim me. Love me. It’s hard to remember what life was like before the dark-haired, dark-eyed devil waltzed into Silver’s life and set fire to her soul. The town of Raleigh is gradually returning to normal after the painful losses it suffered. Jacob Weaving and his football f#@k boys are nothing but tainted memories in Silver’s rear-view mirror...
  • The Moth and the Flame by B.B. Reid

    The Moth and the Flame by B.B. Reid

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 23 ratings
    They're the best of friends or the worst of friends. Neither one is letting go.THE FLAMEHere lies Louchana Valentine. She was a homeless, orphaned virgin.I never cared what my gravestone would say until I landed in deep with a powerful gangster. Lucky for me, my best friend happens to be ruthless too. I should feel guilty that he's forced to turn on the man who's been a father to him...
  • The Resolution of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

    The Resolution of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · 22 ratings
    Things are well for Callie and Kayden. They’re still dealing with their past and the pain connected to it, but for the most part they’ve moved on. The biggest decision they have at the moment is what they want to do with their lives in the future. Eventually, though, the past catches up with them and they’re left facing tough choices...
  • Shame by Rachel Van Dyken

    Shame by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.26 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Everything done in darkness, will eventually be brought into the light. I ran, but all it did was keep me one step ahead of my past. I tried to start over; new name, new identity. But you can't change your soul. A fresh start at college was just what I needed. For a while, it worked. I was the party girl, the one that seemed confident, but it was a lie. When guys kissed me--I felt only pain...
  • The Probability of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen

    The Probability of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 21 ratings
    Luke Price and Violet Hayes haven’t seen each other in a couple of months, not since they discovered Luke’s mother’s connection to Violet’s parent’s murders. But when Luke gets into some gambling trouble with the wrong people, destiny decides to throw the two of them together and they head out to Vegas to try and settle Luke’s debt...
  • The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen

    The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    Luke Price's life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningless relationships are a distraction-a way to tune out the twisted memories of his childhood. He desperately wishes he could forget his past, but it haunts him no matter what he does. Violet Hayes has had a rough life...
  • Guarding the Broken: by Kirsty Moseley

    Guarding the Broken: by Kirsty Moseley

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Annabelle Spencer’s life is every girl’s dream. She has wonderful parents, great friends, and of course the perfect boyfriend, Jack Roberts. But her dream life turns into a nightmare when, on the night of her sixteenth birthday, Jack is murdered right in front of her, and she’s kidnapped by his murderer, Carter Thomas, and held for ten months...
  • Ten Below Zero by Whitney Barbetti

    Ten Below Zero by Whitney Barbetti

    Rated: 4.32 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    “In here,” he said, pushing on the skin above my heart, “you're ten below zero. And you’re closer to death than I am.” My name is Parker. My body is marked with scars from an attack I don’t remember. I don’t want to remember. I choose to live my life by observation, not through experience. While people are laughing and kissing and connecting, I’m in the corner. Watching them live...
  • The Arrangement 15: The Ferro Family by H.M. Ward

    The Arrangement 15: The Ferro Family by H.M. Ward

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    It's hard to trust anyone anymore. Everyone is suspect. And I have no reprieve, no rest. I can't sleep after all I've been through. Sean is slipping away, receding back into the monster he was. Alone, I'm being smothered by death's cold shroud. Too many people have died -- this ends tonight. If it kills me, so be it. Genre: New Adult RomanceThis story unfolds over multiple volumes approx...
  • Salvation and Secrets by L A Cotton

    Salvation and Secrets by L A Cotton

    Rated: 4.32 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Chastity Falls was supposed to be Ana Parry’s fresh start. But what started as her salvation soon became her undoing. Four months after losing the very thing that gave her reason again, Ana is back at Chastity Falls. Holding on by a thread and trying hard to forget about Jackson isn’t easy when she’s determined to uncover the Donohue’s biggest secrets...
  • Brutal Precious by Sara Wolf

    Brutal Precious by Sara Wolf

    Rated: 4.19 of 5 stars
    · 23 ratings
    Life meets death. The end meets the beginning. Eighteen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, forty-three weeks, and two days. Or so she thinks. The boy she maybe-sort-of-definitely loved has dropped off the face of the planet after his girlfriend's death, leaving a Jack-shaped hole...
  • Shattered Legacy : A Dark Bully Romance by Caitlyn Dare

    Shattered Legacy : A Dark Bully Romance by Caitlyn Dare

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Mia Thompson wants only one thing: to survive Gravestone University, graduate, and get far far away from her hometown and its archaic traditions.But she’s about to become a pawn in a game she doesn’t understand.Bexley Danforth wants only one thing: to keep his head down, survive four years at college, and get far far away from his past and the mistakes that haunt him...
  • Heresy by Lily White

    Heresy by Lily White

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Sixth CircleHeresyAlso Known as Shane CarterThere are no rules with this man.No courtesies.No acceptable behaviors he’ll conform to in order to be accepted.He marches to his own beat.Gives the finger to expectations.And does whatever pleases him because nobody can control him.Arrogant.Aggravating.Absolute Chaos.Shane is the last person you want walking into your world...
  • In Her Wake by K.A. Tucker

    In Her Wake by K.A. Tucker

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings
    Before you knew him as Trent in Ten Tiny Breaths , he was Cole Reynolds—and he had it all. Until one night when he makes a fatal, wrong decision…and loses everything. When a drunken night out at a Michigan State college party results in the death of six people, Cole must come to terms with his part in the tragedy...
  • Enforce by Rachel Van Dyken

    Enforce by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · 21 ratings
    There’s two sides to every story… And ours? Isn’t pretty… Then again, what’s pretty about the mafia? Trace Rooks, that’s what. But she only wants one of us, and I’ll kill him before I let him have her. The only problem ? We’re cousins . And she may just be our long lost enemy. Whoever said college was hard, clearly didn’t attend Eagle Elite University...
  • Wreck Me by Jessica Sorensen

    Wreck Me by Jessica Sorensen

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    When Avery Hensley met Conner Wellings, she thought she’d found the guy she was going to spend the rest of her life with. She got married young and had the most beautiful son in the world. Life seemed perfect. But not everything is what it seems. Turned out Conner had another side to him, a darker side that Avery didn’t see coming...
  • The Fight In Us by Becca Steele

    The Fight In Us by Becca Steele

    Rated: 4.28 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 15 ratings
    Lust. Mystery. Betrayal. Weston Cavendish. My brother's best friend. I'd perfected the art of pretending that I didn't want him, that he didn't affect me every time he was near.Or so I thought.When his world comes crashing down, I'm the one he turns to, and I can't deny my feelings any longer.I know there's something between us.Until he finds out that I've been hiding things from him, too...
  • Out of the Dark by Danah Logan

    Out of the Dark by Danah Logan

    Rated: 4.36 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    LillyMy name is the only truth they didn’t take from me.Betrayed by my family, my desperate need for answers put me back on his radar.The one person who was never supposed to find me.Again.I was unprepared for the world I got thrust into—the connection we shared.The deeper I dug, the more unstable my future became.With Rhys as my anchor, I will fight to bring my past out of the dark...
  • Better When He's Brave by Jay Crownover

    Better When He's Brave by Jay Crownover

    Rated: 4.18 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover’s third novel in her sexy, thrilling Welcome to the Point series, a woman’s search for repentance leads her to the one man from her past she can’t forget as they join forces to save their city—and the explosive love neither can live without. Titus King has always seen his world in black and white...
  • Tempting Little Thief: Alternate Cover Edition by Meagan Brandy

    Tempting Little Thief: Alternate Cover Edition by Meagan Brandy

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Meagan Brandy comes a steamy forbidden romance featuring a possessive hero … who falls first and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Bastian Bishop. That’s his name. He’s rough, rugged, and utterly unpredictable. He’s not cautious or contemplative. He’s a volcano. Silent and steady one second, and a nightmare in the next...
  • Dusty by YellowBella, TeamBella23

    Dusty by YellowBella, TeamBella23

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Now published as InnocentsShe loves him. He loves her crazy. She's a hopeless romantic. He's just hopeless. She's afraid to let go. He won't let her. A story about a silly girl in love with a foolish boy. Here, forever is a lie...
  • Sinning Like Hell by Trilina Pucci

    Sinning Like Hell by Trilina Pucci

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    USA TODAY bestselling author, Trilina Pucci brings you the finale of Sutton and Calder’s heart wrenching love story. We’ll never run away.There won’t be stars or a blue sky filled with heaven staring down on us.All we have is death and destruction.A life sentence, forced to survive within the absence of our love.Until five years later...
    Categorized as:
    new adult  angst  contemporary  young adult  mafia  dark
  • Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf

    Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf

    Rated: 4.13 of 5 stars
    · 36 ratings
    1.Don't talk about love. 2.Don't think about love. 3.Thinking and talking about love leads to Love, which is the enemy... For 17-year-old Isis Blake, the list has one goal: to ensure she never falls in love again. Ever. As Isis and her mom settle into their new home in Buttcrack-of-Nowhere, Ohio, Isis is rockin' the purple hair and a beat up old car..
  • Naked or Dead by A.E. Murphy

    Naked or Dead by A.E. Murphy

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    Small town, small-minded people, small expectations, and big A-holes.Lilith Deville is the new enigma at Lakeside Preparatory Academy, a prestigious high school by a river and not a lake, which makes sense, not. Already she hates it despite its beautiful landscape...
  • Break Me by Meagan Brandy

    Break Me by Meagan Brandy

    Rated: 4.14 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 29 ratings
    I had a plan, and it was solid. Track down what was hidden away and take pleasure in toying with it. Toying with her. It worked like a charm.Until it didn’t. Turned out, the feisty little thing I found was far from what I hoped for. She was different from all I knew and more than I expected. She was light, and I’m the bastard who led her into darkness.But this girl..
  • Unlit Star by Lindy Zart

    Unlit Star by Lindy Zart

    Rated: 4.15 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    We are not guaranteed anything, not even this life. Rivers Young is the popular guy untouchable by reality. He is like a star—bright, consuming, otherworldly. The thing about stars, though, is that they eventually fall, and he is no different. He falls far and he falls hard. Delilah Bana is the outcast enshrouded in all of life's ironies...
  • A Whole New Crowd by Tijan

    A Whole New Crowd by Tijan

    Rated: 4.16 of 5 stars
    · 25 ratings
    Taryn grew up in a different world. Her boyfriend was a criminal. His older brother was part of a gang. They weren’t great people, but they were her family. Then everything changes when she’s adopted by a family in the neighboring town. New family. New friends. A new world. She’s elated...
  • Wicked Promises by S. Massery

    Wicked Promises by S. Massery

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 18 ratings
    I made a promise to Caleb, and I intended to keep it.I just didn’t anticipate the aftermath.One betrayal.One lie.One devastating cover up.It’s all out in the open now, and this time, I’m not running away.The secrets I hold are enough to destroy us.The truth is supposed to set us free—but we aren’t destined for freedom.This is a dark high school bully romance with mature content and themes...
  • Savage Kind of Love by Nicole Snow

    Savage Kind of Love by Nicole Snow

    Rated: 4.16 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    SAVAGE LOVE: FIERCE, SEDUCTIVE, AND LIMITLESS... Shelly “Saffron” Reagan's life is in shambles, and it's about to get worse. Keeping up a broken home and a brother in the vicious Grizzlies MC is more than any woman can handle. Remembering the tough talking biker who nursed her after a savage attack is all she has, a bad boy who's impossibly out of reach. Or so it seems...
  • Heartbreak Prince by C.R. Jane

    Heartbreak Prince by C.R. Jane

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Soulmates. I believe in them. I was lucky enough to have two of them at one point.The only problem. My soulmates happened to be twin brothers.Caiden was the light to Jackson's dark. And after all that I had been through, the light was what I thought I needed.When I chose Caiden, I lost Jackson...
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