Book Review: ‘The Penalty of Indulgence’ – Dark Romance 4.5 Enjoyable Stars! (By LaShasha Flame) #amreading

Well, let me just say straight up I have never read a dark romance, and I have never read any of this author’s work. I picked up this book via Facebook, which is fast becoming my go to place for new reads. It’s free on Kindle Unlimited, I thought why not experience something new today. I had such a unique reading experience with this genre and author, let’s get into it!

Lasasha FlameOne Forbidden Encounter That Changes Everything!

This is a dark short series of a submissive’s first time attending a luxurious BDSM ball. Caroline is under strict orders not to play with anyone other than her Master, but when she notices a smoldering hot Derrick the attraction is instant and all-consuming. Can she make it through the night obedient to her Master or will she forever be changed from one forbidden encounter?

This Special Edition includes Chapters from Derricks Point of View that You Can’t Get anywhere else! Plus Bonus Content of Deleted Scenes and an Alt Endings

40k not including bonus content

 

Kim’s Review 4.5 Eye Opening and Enjoyable Stars!

 

Like I said, this is a new genre and author to me. I never really have known what to expect with the dark romance sub genre. I got introduced to a brand new world, take on romance, and what the BDSM world could potentially be like. This was a very interesting view point for me as a typical romance reader to experience.  Overall I was intrigued, I wanted to know how things would pan out. Here’s what  I liked

Characters> There are some nasty ones, some super freaky (sexually) ones, and some loveable ones. The author’s main man, I did swoon over in a ‘typical’ romance reader way. I loved who he is deep down, even though he is a dominate  in this crazy world of submissive and dominate relationships. I found the author was able to really show his POV well, and how he differs from the norm. The main female, I also felt rather sorry for, given her back story.  These two were really what really kept me reading. I just had to know what would become of them. The other characters also did surprise me, in a good way too.

Story line> Was very interesting  (to me as a reader), it had twists, turns, unexpected events even a murder! Whoooo, I must admit as soon as I opened it I was drawn in very quickly, and found it hard stop reading. The story line to me was rather unique on its take on romance. On one hand, I experienced a ‘forbidden love’ story, but this was all wrapped up in a very erotic,  and in some places twisted underworld too. Also, the story line of romance fell between two people who have a very non traditional relationship, a dom and sub.

Writing Style- I will always fall for a well written first person written story. I found that the story told in first person brought me closer to the feelings, what was happening and really helped me to want to keep going.

The Ending- was totally not what I expected,  I imagined with dark romance that  a HEA may not be something to expect possibly. I  liked how it ended.

Overall, I recommend this book to those who wish to experience a different take on the romance genre, or current dark romance lovers.  Those who are new to or love the more higher heat levels of romance, classified a ‘erotic’, over and above steamy. Note that if you are easily offended, some kind of prude, can’t take a little sexual liberation or same sex  sex scenes  skip it, and skip your one star review as well.  I felt very refreshed from this read. I enjoyed the different take on the romance genre and the fact that even though the story is set in a ‘sexual world’  and yes, there’s lots of it it was not ALL of it, or all this author showed readers. There is an underline soft love.  I would read dark romance again, and I would read this author’s work again I do feel intrigued by this sub genre, and the world the author showed me. Yeah… an enjoyable and eye opening 4.5 stars.

Free on Kindle Unlimited, go  grab a copy!

 

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