Dark Romance

  Series: Tomb of Ashen Tears Book
Author: Kailee Reese Samuels
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ ARC
Book 1: Juliet
Book 2: Salt Kissed Love
Book 1: Juliet
Book 2: Salt Kissed Love

About Juliet:

His name is Sal Raniero.

A**hole. Bastard. Cocky. D…
Ya, he is THAT guy.
The proud Italian-American.
The bad boy charmer.
The son of a Mafioso.

And he just met his match-Iris Kettles.

Once you start with Sal on the spiritual and emotional ride through the Juliet academy, one book won’t be enough. Lucky girl, I wrote a whole bunch of dirty poetry just for you.


So I am having a hard time forming this review. First off this is my first Kailee Reese Samuels story so I had no idea what exactly I was getting into.
This is a story of a young woman (Iris) finding the love of her life and after a very short time loosing him.
Iris is given a box when her husband’s will is read. With this box she in bark’s on an adventure that will take her to a whole different world.
That is the easy part to write, what happens at Juliet is a weird and messed up and well what probably happens all the time in places. So yes, I find some of the things that happen in this book messed up, but the core of the story is wonderfully told. The characters are complexed, wicked, and sexy. I couldn’t put the story down and this is not a story you can skim. You have to read every word.


About Salt Kissed Love

I am Lucas Salvatore Raniero.
Prince of a demented Mafioso.
Golden boy of twisted Mistress.
Black ops agent fighting a horrific underworld.
Protecting a girl, I have been hired to guard.

I want to own her.

There is only one problem—
She took a contract with my mentor. My best friend.
I put her in his care for safekeeping.
In the past, she had been a bad, bad girl doing very naughty things.
And now, the men in the darkness want her dead.

I need to make her mine.

There is only one problem—
She has other plans.
And now, it is my job to change them.

In the fetish world, nothing is as it seems in the middle of a sleepy little town in Texas. The Juliet academy lies on the outskirts, keeping the hustle and bustle alive and saving Sugargrove from extinction. The carnival of carnal feasts beckons as the house of mirrors threatens to collapse, shattering everything they once knew to the ground.


So after reading Juliet ( and you have to read Juliet before reading this one) and meeting all the unique characters from this town and BDSM school/club. With this story, we get Sal learning more about himself with Iris as his main event. Iris is also growing up and learning to embrace herself when it comes to this life. This book is so much more than just about BDSM although it is the main event. We again see the characters from Juliet and the wonders that came from that story. The emotions fly off the pages of this book, so much so that you can not put it down.There is a lot of layers going on in this book but it is so worth reading it. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


Duet: Bleeding Hearts
Author: A. Zavarelli
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About Bleeding Hearts:

How far would you go to save someone you love? Would you give up your body? Your mind? Your heart?
I did and it cost me everything.
He says he owns me. And it’s true.
I’ve signed over complete control of my body and life for six months to a man I don’t know. Five years he’s been planning this. They say revenge is a dish best served cold. But my blackmailer serves it up white hot. He’s addicted to my innocence, and I’m addicted to him.
He likes to hurt me. I love to let him. He brings me to life. He sets me free. He makes my heart feel things it shouldn’t.
But he also scares me. He holds the fate of my brother’s life in his hands. A life behind bars for crimes I know he didn’t commit. My blackmailer can’t give up his revenge on my family, and I can’t be with him if he doesn’t. But I’m nothing more than a butterfly caught in his net. Do I really have a choice?

*A Dark Romance Duet. Titles available individually as Echo & Stutter*


I love A. Zavarelli and her books. I originally read Echo and Stutter when they first came out and fell in love with Brayden, Brighton, and Ryland. These characters are flawed, controlling, loved, sensational, complicated, and everything in between. I loved it.

Ryland and Brighton are hard characters to love sometimes, but that is what makes this story so wonderful. They are flawed and charismatic but the story is so deep that you have to read it and you have to finish it. If you have never read an A. Zavarelli book this is a great one to wet your appetite. #oneclick this bad boy.


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