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  • Sancte Diaboli: Part One by Amo Jones

    Sancte Diaboli: Part One by Amo Jones

    Rated: 4.48 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 26 ratings
    The Devil comes with baggage, and not the kind you can lose. I was two years old when he saved me. I didn’t understand much at that age, but I remember the pale boy with hair as dark as ink, saving me from two evils. He said he would protect me; I just didn’t know he meant from himself...
  • Fantasy in Lingerie by Penelope Sky

    Fantasy in Lingerie by Penelope Sky

    Rated: 4.51 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    Bones is the son of the man who killed my aunt. He's the descendant of a psychopath, a murderer. His handsome face, blue eyes, and strong physique can fool anyone into believing he's a good man. Including me. My loyalty to my family makes me despise him. But I also can't stop thinking about him. Thinking about his kiss...
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  • Road To Ruin by Callie Hart, Jonny James

    Road To Ruin by Callie Hart, Jonny James

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    Malicious Destruction of Property. Two counts of breaking and entering. Two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Four counts of assault. Three counts of illegal gambling. Three years served in Orleans Parish Prison. Tommy ‘Havoc’ Kendrick’s rap sheet reads like a recipe for disaster: one part mayhem to three parts chaos...
  • Becoming Noah Baxter by J.M. Sevilla

    Becoming Noah Baxter by J.M. Sevilla

    Rated: 4.26 of 5 stars
    · 23 ratings
    Jay and Lily complete each other in ways no one else ever could, teaching one another things about themselves they wouldn't have known otherwise, but is it enough? Can two people from entirely different worlds find a way to make it last? Even if their love is strong enough, they still have an obstacle standing in their way...
  • Gluttony by K. Webster

    Gluttony by K. Webster

    Rated: 4.39 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    My life has been served to me on a gold platter to be devoured by my silver spoon.  Money, money, and more money. It’s the backbone of the Goddard name. I’m the only son, so it’s all mine for the taking.  But sometimes money isn’t enough. I always want more, yet nothing seems to satisfy me. My father has made sure I become a part of The Elite Seven...
  • Brutal Revelation: An Edgewood Academy Elite Novella by P.H. Nix

    Brutal Revelation: An Edgewood Academy Elite Novella by P.H. Nix

    Rated: 4.63 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    School’s out, but the fun never arrived. The enemy is no longer on our doorstep. They’re inside, wreaking havoc in the form of both perceived friends and known foes.Making what was supposed to be a summer of celebration into an endless string of heartache that led us to one Brutal Revelation. Brutal Revelation is a novella in the Edgewood Academy Elite Series...
  • Savage Sin: Bellamy Brothers 1 by Helen Hardt

    Savage Sin: Bellamy Brothers 1 by Helen Hardt

    Rated: 4.71 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    Enter a world of mystery, suspense, sin, and heart-wrenching emotion with Helen Hardt's new series!In prison, they called him Savage.Falcon Bellamy spent years locked up for a crime he didn’t commit, which shattered his dream of serving his country as a Navy SEAL. When he's granted early parole to help with a family emergency, he’s determined to reclaim his life...
  • Saving Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

    Saving Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

    Rated: 4.42 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Beckett Taylor’s quest to be a better man has brought Eve Hartt back into his life, but sometimes it feels like they’re bound together with barbed wire. Though he longs to love her without causing pain, the wreckage of their past continues to crash down around them. Yet with the help of this brothers—and for his brothers—Beckett won’t stop trying...
  • Mr. Angry Hornet by K. Webster

    Mr. Angry Hornet by K. Webster

    Rated: 4.49 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    I had it all. Popularity. Good grades. Cheerleading. Doting family and great friends. Until the wrong boy swept into my perfect world and destroyed every part of it. Abuse. Drugs. Humiliation. He trampled all over my reputation and I was powerless to do anything about it. I couldn't break free from his controlling hold. But the night of the accident changed everything. Now I'm freed at last...
  • Stone Cold Queen by Lucy Smoke

    Stone Cold Queen by Lucy Smoke

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 30 ratings
    Rule No. 2: Show no fear.They’re vile and twisted.The only thing more fucked up than the Sick Boys is me, and I’m ready to show them.The Sick Boys are hiding something from me. They want to pretend like I didn’t kill my rapist and they didn’t help. But we’re not ordinary college students, that much has become clear to me, and I’m growing tired of all of the lies and secrets...
  • Savage Little Lies by Eden O'Neill

    Savage Little Lies by Eden O'Neill

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 23 ratings
    Tiny. Twisted. Secrets.The news about what happened to Dorian’s uncle rocks the town. Especially when a private school’s educator turns up dead. The focus surrounding the events that occurred that night shifts, and no one knows that more than the Legacy boys’ dark prince. Dorian’s looking for answers in the hours following the harrowing truths revealed in that video...
  • The Revenge by Tijan

    The Revenge by Tijan

    Rated: 4.35 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    The Revenge is the taut, edgy, sexy, explosive conclusion to The Insiders trilogy by New York Times and USA Today bestseller Tijan!Bailey and Kash were used to living in the shadows. Now they are thrust into the public eye. Together, they can do anything, but undeniable danger and seemingly insurmountable challenges threaten the love and passion that binds them.1...
  • Charlie by Siobhan Davis

    Charlie by Siobhan Davis

    Rated: 4.28 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 19 ratings
    Demi Dropping out of college senior year was never part of my plan. But Dad needs me, and I'd move mountains for the only parent I’ve ever known—even working for the company that fired him. My boss, Charlie, is determined to make my life a living hell, availing of every opportunity to undermine my confidence, to humiliate and threaten me...
  • Hear No Evil: A New Adult College Romance by Ivy Fox

    Hear No Evil: A New Adult College Romance by Ivy Fox

    Rated: 4.39 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    Evil cannot take hold of an unconsenting soul.Do not be amazed that hell is empty, since all the devils live here.One by one, they will meet their hellish fate.One down…Three to go.EastonA tyrannous society has discovered our most atrocious secret and decided to wage war on us.They’ve had their fun with Finn, and now it’s my turn to be their little puppet...
  • The Mercer Curse by Pepper Winters

    The Mercer Curse by Pepper Winters

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Q Mercer from Tears of Tess meets his half-brother Henri Ward from Ruby Tears for the first time...……….I’ve fought a curse all my life.A curse inherited by my sick father. There is no cure.No antidote for what I am. For years, I existed alone. Fighting the urges, doing my best to stay good.Until Esclave 58 entered my life and I didn’t have to fight so hard...
  • It's Our Secret by W. Winters

    It's Our Secret by W. Winters

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    From romance author Willow Winters comes a USA Today best-selling emotionally gripping, standalone, romantic suspense. Allison: It was only a little lie.That’s how stories like these get started.But with every lie I told, he saw through it.I think in his heart he knew I was broken; he felt my pain as if it was his.And that’s what changed everything.He’s the reason it all fell apart...
  • Destructive King by Rachel Van Dyken

    Destructive King by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    A mafia romance about love and loss by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.…When you awaken in the morning's hushI am the swift uplifting rushOf quiet birds in circled flight.I am the soft stars that shine at night.Do not stand at my grave and cry;I am not there. I did not die. — Mary Elizabeth Fyre "I'm sorry for your loss...
  • Not Made to Last by Jay McLean

    Not Made to Last by Jay McLean

    Rated: 4.35 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 11 ratings
    Two simple words hold the truth of our love: wait and hope.OliviaRhys Garrett—recent high school graduate, ex-captain of the basketball team, and my brother’s rival both on and off the court.Oh, and he’s also the guy I just hit with my truck.Awesome.To be fair, he had it coming...
  • Bully Me: Class of 2020 by Shantel Tessier, Siobhan Davis

    Bully Me: Class of 2020 by Shantel Tessier, Siobhan Davis

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Loving your tormentor isn’t easy, especially when they collect broken hearts and parade them around like trophies. They’re the bad boys, the alpha a**holes, and the thorns in our sides. They push us past our limits, turn us on, and break us. They’re our bullies. They’re the class of 2020...
  • Growing and Kissing by Helena Newbury

    Growing and Kissing by Helena Newbury

    Rated: 4.32 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    Note: This book was republished as "Bad For Me". This edition is no longer available.Librarian's Note: Alternate-cover edition for ASIN B01CYT8S3KWhen my sister is diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, there’s only one way to raise the half a million dollars I need to save her: use my skills with plants to grow marijuana. But I’m a botany geek, not a drug lord. I need help...
  • Fragile Things by Samantha Lovelock

    Fragile Things by Samantha Lovelock

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Poe Halliday was an accident. A chance meeting that changed my life forever.My mother didn't have secrets; her secrets had her. After she disappeared, I had nothing.Or so I thought.When the invitation arrived, the opportunity to learn about my mother's past was too great to pass up. Heading west to meet an aunt I had never heard of, I knew I was taking a risk, but I craved answers...
  • Thy Kingdom Come by Monica James

    Thy Kingdom Come by Monica James

    Rated: 4.39 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    Monsters are real.When I was five years old, I watched my mother take her last breath-a breath three monsters stole from her.I never chose this life. My father says it's my birthright, but all I see is a curse. It's because of the Kelly name my mum was slain by the Doyles-our enemies in Dublin, the fellas livin' on borrowed time.All of Belfast fears my family, especially me...
  • Glass Heart Savage by Lindsey Iler

    Glass Heart Savage by Lindsey Iler

    Rated: 4.19 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    𝘏𝘈𝘝𝘖𝘊. 𝘋𝘌𝘊𝘌𝘐𝘛. 𝘗𝘙𝘐𝘝𝘐𝘓𝘌𝘎𝘌.The elite come to play on the campus of Glass Heart Academy.𝐏𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐞𝐫My sister was their everything. I’m their nothing.They waited three hundred and sixty-five days after her disappearance to acknowledge I’m alive.Their wicked games should scare me.Except they don’t know I’m not much different than her...
  • Kingdom of Corruption by Bella Di Corte

    Kingdom of Corruption by Bella Di Corte

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    A Royal Organized Crime RomanceMy husband had been keeping a secret from me—a secret that would irrevocably change the course of our lives.He was the son of one of the most ruthless men alive, and an heir to the infamous Fausti crime family. They were beautiful, powerful, ruthless—royalty in their beloved Italy and beyond...
  • Wrath by Eva Charles

    Wrath by Eva Charles

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    From USA Today bestselling author Eva Charles comes the stunning conclusion to A Sinful Empire.I should have seen it coming.But I was too busy drowning in her essence.Enjoying every lush curve.Hanging onto each duplicitous word that tumbled from her sultry lips.Even now, with the cards on the table and the secrets exposed, I crave her.Every traitorous inch of her delectable body.She’s mine...
  • The Way We Are by Shandi Boyes

    The Way We Are by Shandi Boyes

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Seven years in heaven awarded me seven years in hell. I’ve admired Savannah Fontane since I saw her whizzing down our street on her hot pink bike with rainbow tassels taped on the handlebars. I was in awe someone so small could ride without training wheels, I asked my mom to remove mine that same afternoon. Savannah drew a rainbow heart on my cast the very next day...
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    new adult  alpha male  angst  suspense  contemporary  dark
  • War and his Queen by Amo Jones

    War and his Queen by Amo Jones

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    The Elite Kings Club left a trail of fear behind every person who whispered their names throughout the centuries that they’d existed. They were the product of every nightmare you were told as a child, only now, they don’t go bump in the night. They race modified cars, throw parties to conceal their morbid games, and leave behind the kind of chaos that can never be tamed...
  • Blame It on the Shame: Part 3 by Ashley Jade

    Blame It on the Shame: Part 3 by Ashley Jade

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 7 ratings
    There's something lurking in all of us. Something we hide and shelter from those we love in order to protect them. A darkness we try to suppress because we're ashamed of who that makes us. Because that's the thing about Shame. It wounds us. It damages us. Or, for the few poor souls out there like me...it defines us. It's there—in the shadows, beneath the surface...just waiting...
  • Resilient Queen by Amber Vant

    Resilient Queen by Amber Vant

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    I never wanted this. Never asked for any of it. The corrupted, chaos of the past is playing catch-up with the present and nothing is as it seems. Everyone wants something. Me? All I want is the truth. I thought this was the end, but it turns out it’s only the beginning. The basis for a much darker twist of fate. Secrets are starting to unravel; relationships have grown fractured...
  • Adrenaline by A.L. Woods

    Adrenaline by A.L. Woods

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 7 ratings
    Four years ago, I betrayed his trust.He retaliated by breaking my heart.Adam Ryan had secrets.The kind better off where they belonged.Buried.As an urban explorer, I’m not afraid of a little trouble.But when I venture to the one place Adam forbade me from, I get more than I bargained for.Him and his friends.Along with their threats.Their violence.And their lust.Adam might claim to still hate me...
  • Hunger by Monique Edenwood

    Hunger by Monique Edenwood

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    A Dark Love Story"As I struggle to unlock my gaze from the impertinent bridesmaid who doesn’t seem able to stop herself from giving me attitude, I contemplate the various ways in which I intend to teach the insolent little brat a lesson."GreysonThis wasn't supposed to happen.Every piece of my life has been planned out since the day I was born, calculated to the letter.I knew where I was headed...
  • A Reckless Note by Lisa Renee Jones

    A Reckless Note by Lisa Renee Jones

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    “I can chase you, and I can catch you, but there is nothing I can do to make you mine.” ― Morrissey It all started with a note, just a simple note hand written by a woman I didn't know, never even met. But in that note is perhaps every answer to every question I've ever had in my life. And because of that note, I travel thousands of miles. I look for her, but find him...
  • The Arrangement 10: The Ferro Family by H.M. Ward

    The Arrangement 10: The Ferro Family by H.M. Ward

    Rated: 4.19 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    When Avery realizes that her latest client wasn't Sean she doesn't know what to do. This person has invaded her life on a personal level and to make matters worse she doesn't even know who he is. The only good thing that came from it has been seeing Sean again, but now that he's in front of her, she doesn't want to let him go...
  • The Wildflower by J.L. Beck

    The Wildflower by J.L. Beck

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 14 ratings
    Lies. Betrayal. Loss. They're all I know, see, and feel.I don't know what is true, or a lie. I don't know who to believe or who what is real.Broken and grieving I find refuge in an unlikely foe.A man who claims to be my brother, who vows to protect me, and destroy those that hurt me.But not even he can't protect me from the nightmare that is Drew Marshall.Deranged. Psychotic. Immoral...
  • Amos y mazmorras: Segunda parte by Lena Valenti

    Amos y mazmorras: Segunda parte by Lena Valenti

    Rated: 4.18 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    Chegou a hora de encarar o tão aguardado torneio Dragões e Masmorras DS. Entregue-se aos combates. Liberte seus desejos. Na busca pela irmã desaparecida, a agente Cleo Connelly conseguiu se infiltrar no ultrassecreto torneio de práticas BDSM, o Dragões e Masmorras DS...
  • The Wildflower by J.L. Beck

    The Wildflower by J.L. Beck

    Rated: 4.19 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 14 ratings
    Lies. Betrayal. Loss. They're all I know, see, and feel.I don't know what is true, or a lie. I don't know who to believe or who what is real.Broken and grieving I find refuge in an unlikely foe.A man who claims to be my brother, who vows to protect me, and destroy those that hurt me.But not even he can't protect me from the nightmare that is Drew Marshall.Deranged. Psychotic. Immoral...
  • Black Promises: A Dark New Adult Romance by B. B. Hamel

    Black Promises: A Dark New Adult Romance by B. B. Hamel

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    I sold myself to a monster.He gets my body. And in exchange?He'll murder the demon that's haunted me for years.Jarrod Hale is the cruelest boy at school.A gorgeous fallen angel with a wicked streak.He dominates our campus with his clique of handsome jackals.And I promised him my virginity.We made a bargain, and I sealed my fate in blood and promises.One death, and then I'm his...
    Categorized as:
    new adult  mystery  suspense  college  contemporary  dark
  • The Ingénue by Tiffany Reisz

    The Ingénue by Tiffany Reisz

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    A Siren prequelEvents take place approximately six months before The Siren – stars Sheridan &...
  • Toxic Obsession by J.A. Owenby

    Toxic Obsession by J.A. Owenby

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    He’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing.I need a fresh start where no one knows me, and Whitmore University seems like my chance — if I can keep my secrets hidden. But everything I've built is shattered by Quinn Astor, a powerful football god, and he sees me as his next target.Quinn has a relentless drive and a cruel streak. He’s toxic. He's not the prince I thought he was, but a devil I can't resist...
  • Deadly Games by Faith Summers, Khardine Gray

    Deadly Games by Faith Summers, Khardine Gray

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    We were supposed to be two passing ships on an unforgettable night…I accepted a foolish dare that changed everything-pretend you’re someone you aren’t until sunrise.I chose to be normal and free.Not bound by the duties my father forced on me.The sinfully gorgeous god-like man staring at me in the club with the I’m-going-to-devour-you smile was who I picked to be normal and free with...
  • Psycho by Candace Wondrak

    Psycho by Candace Wondrak

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    It’s official. I’ve come undone. My time at Hillcrest only led to my undoing. My past finally caught up to me, and now I’m in my ex’s hands. Ray, the Midtown Strangler, my serial killer ex who got off on a technicality. When I’m with him, I can almost forget what I saw at that party. Almost...
    Categorized as:
    new adult  suspense  cruel hero  m-f  dark  contemporary
  • Opium Skies by C.M. Radcliff

    Opium Skies by C.M. Radcliff

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 7 ratings
    Life is full of variables.We crave control, but in reality, we have very little.I left home with a plan: get the full college experience and pass my classes.But that all changed when I met him.Ander was the last thing I needed.He was never part of my plan.He was the one variable in my life that I could never control.And we were destined for destruction...
  • Claim by Sienna Snow

    Claim by Sienna Snow

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    Damon Pierce has a dangerous reputation at Violent Delights.As for the submissive women he plays with? They get one night only.Any more would put them at risk.He has no interest in emotional entanglements.Especially not with Sophia Morelli.She's too brazen. Too beautiful.And the sister of one of his closest friends...
  • Break Me by C.D. Reiss

    Break Me by C.D. Reiss

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Book three - and the final in the...
  • The Elder by Celia Aaron

    The Elder by Celia Aaron

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    A shocking murder. A suspicious son. A dedicated detective. In Azalea, Mississippi, the only thing hotter than the summer days are the men of the King family. When the patriarch Randall King is found dead, Detective Arabella Matthews will race the clock to stop the killer from striking again...
  • Raise Hell by Ashley Gee

    Raise Hell by Ashley Gee

    Rated: 4.09 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    Once upon a time, I was innocent — and then they destroyed me.Left me for dead.The boys of Havoc House don’t think I remember what they did to me.But they’re going to pay for all of it.I’ll cross each of them off my list until I’m the last one standing. And I will do anything to make it happen.Even pretend to fall in love.People like to say that revenge is a dish best served cold...
  • The Final Hour by London Miller

    The Final Hour by London Miller

    Rated: 4.10 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    Three months pass without incident, leading Mishca and Lauren to believe they can finally move on from the past and build a life together ...but enemies both old and new lurk in the shadows, waiting for the opportunity to strike. When a dangerous threat presents itself, Lauren is forced to turn to the one person that would rather see Mishca dead than live happily ever after ..
  • Royal Bully by Rachel Van Dyken

    Royal Bully by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.11 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    Something dark this way comes. He's gorgeous, mean, and mine. He catches me dreaming about him, and then just like my dream, he decides to make me his. I should have said no when he asked me to swear fealty to him. The knife clued me in first. The blood second...
  • Ricca  (In Loyalty Lies Trust) by Esther E. Schmidt

    Ricca (In Loyalty Lies Trust) by Esther E. Schmidt

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · 5 ratings
    Chiara was raised into the mafia world the hard way. Enduring the assault at the hands of her father until she was kidnapped and forced to marry a mob boss. One she’s sure is even worse than her father. Ricca never backs away from a challenge. When the woman he kidnapped sneers he would never own her, he’s more than happy to prove her wrong...
  • Shrouded in Blackness by Norma Jeanne Karlsson

    Shrouded in Blackness by Norma Jeanne Karlsson

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Only loyalty can truly win his heart… Gangs, organized crime and underground bare-knuckle fighting make up the world that Kieran Delaney thrives within. His reputation is built on the talent of his fists, as much as his ability to get information about any and everything...
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