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
I’m a loan shark. Breaking people is in my blood. The Haynes’s were supposed to be a straightforward job. Go in and pull the trigger twice. One bullet for Charlie, one for his sister. But when I saw Valentina, I wanted her. Only, in our world, those who owe us don’t get second chances. No way in hell will my mother let her live. So I devised a plan to keep her.
Just like her.
(DUBIOUS is the first full-length novel in a two-part duet and ends on a cliffhanger. The second book, CONSENT, is available.)
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My first Charmaine Paul book and I’m patting myself on the back for picking such an addicting read. Though I have a feeling all of Pauls’ books will be tremendously addicting.
I’m relatively new to this Dark Romance world. And with each different author, I get sucked deeper and deeper into this genre and I’m certainly not complaining.
This book actually delved into some of the activities that I really don’t find appealing. Yet because of the author’s writing style and abilities, those actiivities turned into very interesting reads. Some of the best parts of the book actually.
I honestly can’t say there was a single aspect of this book that I didn’t enjoy. Enjoyed ALL of the characters. Even found the villain engrossing and never felt the urge to skip her parts of the book. Didn’t have one issue with the supporting characters and especially not the leading characters.
So, needless to say since I loved Dubious book 1, Consent book 2, is a definitely must read.
Dubious = 5 stars
Absolutely amazing!! Part 1 of the Loan Shark Duet has grabbed hold of me and held me captive from start to finish! This read was addicting in the best way possible. Valentina is such a strong person who will do what she must for those she loves dearly. Gabriel is not one to mess with and everyone knows that. When their paths collide it’s in a tragically beautiful way and all that follows is not for the weak of heart.
A total MUST-READ!!! I’m beyond ready to dive into part 2 of this duet!!!
Hooked & Addicted
This is my first Charmaine Pauls read and I can say with certainty that it will not be my last. It's dark, twisted, sexy and oh so addicting.
Gabriel is sexy, controlling and downright domineering. The chemistry between him and Valentina is hot. Page after page you hope and pray that the characters get some kind of happy ending. Valentina doesn't want to be there but it's her only option to keep herself and her brother safe. But what happens when shes practically set up to fail from the very beginning? Gabriel's mother and his ex are characters you will want to just punch in the face. But they make the story that much more interesting.
There are so many factors to consider in this book and the way Charmaine ends it will have you begging for the next book to see where these characters go from here.