Sunday, October 11, 2015

Review: Marked by Charisse Spiers

Publication Date: 8/3/2015
Series: Shadows in the Dark #1
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Official Blurb:

Welcome to my fucking world. My name is Kaston Cox and I’m a criminal’s worst nightmare. Most people run from darkness, but I live in it, require it, and thrive in the night. Some call me a monster, some a lover of evil, and others, the devil himself, but they’re all wrong. I’m just a shadow in the dark. I speak for the innocent when no one else will. Once I have marked you, you better beg for forgiveness, because your time has run out… 

Revenge is the ultimate wage for evil. Some just can’t stomach to do it themselves. That’s where I come in. I am the ultimate judge when called upon for justice. I will decide who lives and who dies. Blood may be on my hands, but it’s not the blood of the innocent. Remorse is nowhere to be found. I don’t give a shit if you understand. I can live with the man I look at every day in the mirror. My soul was tainted the day I was conceived. You think you know me? You have no fucking idea. I am who I am because of what they did to her, and to him. They were my family. This was the only form of restitution he believed in. I owed him everything. I took over the empire he built. This is how I repay him. There was only one rule: never allow emotions to form. Numb and heartless are the only two ways to live. 

What I never included in the plan…was her. 

My name is Lux Larsen. My life is as perfect as it can get. I’m a partier, a seductress when it comes to something that I want, and the ultimate sexual con artist. I use my body to get what I want and I’m not ashamed. Designer tags are what I’m after. I love sex. I’m good at it. Fuck double standards. Guys can do it, well guess what, so can I. I will never be caught back on the other side of the tracks for as long as I live. I left that hellhole years ago. I’ll do anything to stay away. You can call me a whore if you want, but I just look at it as I’ve decided to become a player in a man’s game, and I’m a fucking pro at it. Love is for the weak minded. Weak is something I’ll never be. 

I never anticipated the predator that would find me. I’m now his prey…but I’m not sure I can run. 

The world likes to think that love is only pure, only for those that do good, but what no one considers is when bad has to be done to formulate a different type of good. Two of the most random people can be a perfect match, being placed together like pieces to a puzzle. Being in the wrong place at the right time can be terrifying and it can also be exactly what is supposed to happen, because sometimes…love is born in the dark. 

I don’t even know where to begin with Marked.  Even after finishing this book a few days ago, I am still riding the emotional high of this novel.  Marked is dark and dangerous yet sensual and sexy all at the same time.  Kaston and Lux are two battered and emotional locked down people who just need an outlet for their sexual drive.  Lux is a bit of a sexual vixen when it comes to the men in her life.  Her screw’em and make them pay for her time kind of lifestyle works well for her. She knows what she has under her skirt is good shit because rich men seem to always come back for more.  She doesn’t form attachments because well that’s not what she’s looking for until in walks Kaston. 

Her trip to get a tattoo with her best friend Delta (holy shit the things that happen with her are… just whew buddy) and Kaston comes barreling into her life.  Kaston is just like her when it comes to relationships, but he takes an unhealthy interest in her and can’t stop.  His need for her is driven from so many facets in life that you don’t see their explosive relationship coming at you full speed until it hits situation critical.

Marked is a hot and sexy dark romance read.  You’ll come for the explosive romance between Kaston and Lux and stay for the next story to come.  Be prepared ladies, this book is hot and sinful as hell.  Fire extinguisher and new panties required for reading. 

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