USA Today bestselling author Claire Kent continues her emotionally charged story of longing, betrayal, and insatiable desire as two lovers find themselves in a deadly standoff of seduction.
Kelly Watson got involved with mogul Caleb Marshall for all the wrong reasons: namely, to prove that he murdered her father twenty years ago. But Caleb is hotter than hell, the sex is mind-blowing, and Kelly’s afraid that she’s falling for him despite her chilling suspicions. Now, the more time she spends in his arms, the more she risks betraying her identity and losing her heart. The only way out is to discover the truth before Caleb figures out who she really is.
Caleb’s feelings for Kelly are taking him into uncharted territory, replacing his weakness for call girls and one-night stands with a hunger for something real. Still, the ruthless businessman in him can’t resist looking into Kelly’s background. When his investigation suggests that he’s not the only one with something to hide, Caleb is forced to decide if he can trust someone who’s been telling him lies. For the first time, Caleb understands how intimacy can be so tempting—and, in the wrong hands, so dangerous.
Praise for Darker the Release
“Darker the Release is hot and steamy, full of complex characters, with a dash of suspense and a surprise thrown in for good measure. Readers will not be disappointed.”—Library Journal
“I was rooting for Kelly and Caleb all the way! They just were perfect together, flaws and all. And these two have so many different faces that you never know who’s on first. Or what’s on second. But you just can’t stop reading till you know . . . everything! Every. Crazy. Hot. Wild. . . . Thing!”—Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe
“There is so much conflict and angst. Love that consumes and destroys but also builds and expands until it is everything. . . . Kent has written a book that will move you to tears and make you long for a connection as deep as Kelly and Caleb’s.”—Romantic Fanatic Book Blog
“A great read, full of questions, danger, angst and revelations.”—Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews
Darker the Release is intended for mature audiences. This eBook includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
The intended suspense falls flat in this racy sequel to Sweet the Sin. Artist Kelly Watson is determined to bring her father's killer to justice before her mother succumbs to cancer. She suspects that Caleb Marshall, the CEO of her father's former employer, was involved with his death; naturally, she decides to seduce some information out of him. Caleb is charming, rich, handsome, and unaware of Kelly's identity. Since she was adopted, he has no idea that her birth father is the subject of one of his deepest, darkest secrets. He's grown to love the person he thinks she is and is ready to give her his all. The more Kelly spends time with him and indulges in his erotic life, the quicker her heart forgets he's the enemy. The constant sexual interludes leave little room for any relationship or plot development, and there's not enough backstory to get new readers up to speed.
Darker the Release
I am a big fan of Claire Kent, she writes a romance that is real and hard and flawed like we all are. It makes her characters so relatable. This book had me on the edge of my seat all the way through. I wanted so badly for Caleb and Kelly to end up together. Their romance was raw and hard but truly worth it in the end. There were times that I didn't think their love would be enough and there were times that I felt that they hated each other but isn't that the way of love it's a fine line between love and hate. You just have to lean a little to find bliss.