Wednesday, July 26, 2023

The Dark King (Deviant Kings, #1) by Gina L. Maxwell ~ Book Review


For Bryn Meara, a free trip to the exclusive and ultra-luxe Nightfall hotel and casino in Vegas should’ve been the perfect way to escape the debris of her crumbling career. But waking up from a martini-and-lust-fueled night to find herself married to Caiden Verran, the reclusive billionaire who owns the hotel and most of the city, isn’t the jackpot one would think. It seems her dark and sexy new husband is actual royalty—the fae king of the Night Court—and there’s an entire world beneath the veil of Vegas.

Whether light or shadow, the fae are a far cry from fairy tales, and now they’ve made Bryn a pawn in their dark games for power. And Caiden is the most dangerous of all—an intoxicating cocktail of sin and raw, insatiable hunger. She should run. But every night of passion pulls Bryn deeper into his strange and sinister world, until she’s no longer certain she wants to leave…even if she could.

Each book in the Deviant Kings series is STANDALONE:
* The Dark King
* The Rebel King
* The Vicious King

Where do I even begin? There is sooo much going on, and it had me so engrossed in the story I didn't even realize my plane ride was ending. It felt as if we had just taken off, and it was five hours later. Seriously, I was so happy I downloaded the audiobook. I just plopped on my headphones, tuned everything else out, and got lost in Aiden Snow and Avery Reid's voices as they brought Caiden Verran and Bryn Meara to life.

Bryn won a free trip to Las Vegas with a complimentary stay at one of the most sought-after hotels and casinos, Nightfall; little did she know that this trip would change her entire life.

Caiden spotted Bryn from across the lobby of his hotel and felt such a connection to her he needed to seek her out later that evening. With too much alcohol in their systems, they wake only to find they got married the night before. And that my friends are just the beginning of their problems. 

This story has it all, from a Dark Fae King to an FMC whose entire life is turned on its head, Steamy scenes as well as BDSM play, Blood Curses, and so much more. I would recommend this book to readers that enjoy Steamy Paranormal Romances.

Happy Reading!!!

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  1. Terrific review! XO
    Sounds right up my alley :)

    1. Thank you, Natalie. Yes, I do believe you would really enjoy this one. ;)