A DARK MAFIA ROMANCE
"Perversely hot, gritty, and richly textured, Valentina and Gabriel's story is one of the best dark romances I've read." –– Anna Zaires, New York Times bestselling author of Twist Me
When Gabriel broke down my door, he took over my body and life. Never with force, but always with clever manipulation. He stripped me of my independence, my defenses, and my clothes and turned me into an addict. My addiction is him.
Once, I had dreams and a future. Now, I have fears, scars, and insatiable needs. I’m damaged beyond repair, but if I’m to survive the most dangerous man in Johannesburg, I can’t allow him to break me, because broken toys are destined for the garbage dump.
(CONSENT is the second and final full-length novel in a two-part duet. The first book, DUBIOUS, must be read in order to follow the story.)
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One of my favourite books of 2017!
Consent, Part 2 of The Loan Shark duet, must be read after its twin, Dubious. It picks up where the Dubious cliffhanger leaves off.
Valentina Haynes is carrying a shocking secret and is terrified that Gabriel will find out. She and her brother, Charlie, are on the run from the devil, with no money, no hope and nowhere to turn.
She doesn’t know what Gabriel Louws did to her. She doesn’t know the lengths to which he would go to keep her alive. She also doesn’t know how deep-seated Magda Louws’ hatred for her goes.
In this fast-paced, exciting, thrilling, and emotional conclusion to Valentina and Gabriel’s story we are gifted with a display of Charmaine Pauls magnificent range. There were mundane moments brought to vibrancy by the description of food that makes your mouth water. There were quiet scenes that solidify in your memory with the visual beauty of a moonlit night. There is humour hidden inside circumstances where grief is unbearably pressing down on your shoulders. There were moments when I experienced suspense so intense that I was stumbling over the words that I was reading too fast.
I can’t tell you too much because the surprises and the ups and downs are what make Consent such a masterpiece. Suffice it to say, Valentina and Gabriel suffer much more torment before redemption is possible. But watching their transformation into the beautiful creatures they are meant to be is sublime!
Brilliant, dark, sexy read...fully fleshed characters with hidden agendas and secrets. The chemistry between Valentina and Gabriel is smoking hot. If you like your romance reads with a dark edgy feel, this duet of "Dubious" and sequel "Consent" is a must have!