In a single moment, she becomes my obsession...
Elaine Constantine will be mine.
And her destruction is only my beginning.
I’ve known all my life that the Constantines deserved to be wiped from the face of the earth, only a smoking crater left where their mansion once stood. That’s my plan until I see her, the woman in gold with the sinful curves and the blonde curls. My will to dominate her runs as deep as the hate I have for her last name.
No matter how beautifully she bends beneath my hands, I'll leave her shattered, a broken toy for her cruel family.
Lucian Morelli is a deliciously dark hero
Lucian Morelli is a delicious anti-hero and I loved reading his dark thoughts in this dual POV dark romance series starter set in the multi-author Midnight Dynasty world of the Constantines and Morellis. Heroine Elaine Constantine has so much damage and pain and their instant connection and obsession with each other despite their families being the worst of enemies for generations was electric. They both have some very serious obstacles to overcome and I can't wait to see how they do it. I'm glad book two is already out as I will be diving right in.
Dark and Dirty anti-hero...
4 stars for - Heartless - book one in the Starcrossed Lovers Trilogy by Jade West. Readers beware this is a dark, steamy romance with BDSM that ends in a cliffhanger but boy was it one heck of a ride. There are triggers galore in this sexy as sin book yet I enjoyed every minute of it.
Elaine is a hot mess - drugs and alcohol are her vice of choice and she couldn't care less what happens to her. She is truly the outcast of the perfect Constantine Family.
Lucien Morelli is as dark and depraved as they come. He treats women as disposable objects and partakes in very questionable business practices. Being the heir to the Morelli family businesses he must behave in ways that his family approves so taking interest in a Constantine goes against everything he's ever been taught. Their two families are enemies of the worst kind but his fascination with the girl is something he can't seem to help.
While this book won't be for everyone, I highly recommend it if you're into dark and twisted romance with lots of dirty sex too.
This book was a journey of epic proportions and what a way to introduce this trilogy.
I was completely taken aback by EVERYTHING in this book, unique intense characters, beautiful writing and the absolute dark depths it took me to. It was a brilliant set up to the story of the sweet Constantine princess, Elaine, as she becomes tangled in the web of the dark Morelli prince, Lucian.
I do wish there had been more dialogue, the inner dialogue did slow the pace a couple times for me, not so much that it took me out of the story or made me want to stop reading, I was still VERY much engaged and hooked. With it being a trilogy and a seriously intense one at that, set up is important and I think that’s what this book did in spades. I’m hoping that in the next book we will have what I am craving so desperately, which is a lot of interaction between these two phenomenal characters.
I am now on the edge of my seat waiting for book two after that cliffhanger. I thought the Constantine’s would wreck me... I was NOT prepared for what a Morelli would do.