Title : Insidious
Author : Aleatha Romig
Series : Tales From the Dark Side #1
Release Date : October 21st, 2014
Standalone Dark Erotic Thriller
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Dark desires…Deadly secrets…Devious deceptions…Nothing is exactly as it seems in INSIDIOUS, the new erotic thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig.
When a powerful man is willing to risk everything for his own satisfaction, only one woman can beat him at his own game: his wife. Or so she thinks…
“Let’s start with you calling me Stewart. Formalities seem unnecessary.”
Stewart Harrington is rich, gorgeous, and one of the most powerful men in Miami. He always gets what he wants. Anything is available to him for the right price.
Being the wife of a mogul comes with all the perks, but being Mrs. Stewart Harrington comes with a few special requirements. I’ve learned to keep a part of myself locked away as my husband watches me submit to his needs. But the more he demands of me, the more beguiled he becomes and that’s to my advantage. So I keep fulfilling his fantasies and following his rules because he doesn’t know that what he’s playing is really my game. And winning is everything, right?
Insidious is a stand-alone novel and the first Tales from the Dark Side title. Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only.
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *
~ 4 Stars ~
WOW!!! I don’t even know how to express my feelings about what I just read. As an avid reader I am trying to read new types of books and stories than my normal. Kind of taking myself out of my comfort zone every now and again. Well INSIDIOUS truly took me out of my comfort zone.
If you are looking for a dark and disturbing read this is the book for you. This book was filled with so many twists and turns I couldn’t keep up some times…LOL. I seriously can’t talk about the plot at all because everything would be a spoiler to this story. Just know that this book will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat all the way through. The author even leaves you somewhat guessing in the end 😉
INSIDIOUS is a standalone dark erotic thriller, but with the way the author ended this story….she leaves some unanswered questions in your head. I was a little surprised with how this book ended and what became of Victoria. I think that is truly why I didn’t give this book 5 stars. I just felt that I was left hanging a little bit and there were some things from the story that I felt were left unfinished. This in no way stopped me from enjoying this read.
This story is told completely from Victoria’s POV. I thought the writing style was fantastic. Aleatha did a fabulous job creating an interesting and captivating story and characters that are going to stick with you well after you have finished this book. She gave us characters that you will love and ones that you will hate!!! With all the lies, betrayals, and twists this story has, you won’t know who to trust and believe as you read this book. Even in the end I couldn’t completely know who was lying and who was telling the truth.
So if you are looking for that book that will take you out of your comfort zone, then this is the book for you. I don’t think I could really classify this as a romance or love story, even though a love story is kind of in there. It definitely isn’t the focus of this book. I truly believe that you need to go into this book blind and with a completely open mind. I would recommend this book to lovers of a dark erotic storyline. I know I am looking forward to the other books in this series.
I fell, shattered beyond repair, onto his chest. As I reeled with my reality, strong arms enveloped my shoulders. It had been unlike any orgasm I could remember. Surely, I wasn’t whole. I couldn’t be. In the depths of my haze, I knew that I was no more than a million disassociated pieces vulnerable to the winds of life.
Yet, before I could be blown away, Brody again kissed my forehead and brushed my cheek with his. He pulled me into his warm embrace and held me as I melted into his side. Without hesitation, I laid my head on his shoulder and drifted to sleep.
Perhaps the fairytales shouldn’t center on the prevailing of good, but the presence of evil. For without evil was there truly good?
Spinning me around, he lowered the zipper of my dress. The soft fabric fluttered to the floor as his low hiss filled me with a much needed semblance of power.
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty-eight years, they’ve raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!