Saturday, November 1, 2014

Laura’s Review of Insidious (Tales From the Dark Side, #1) by Aleatha Romig

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.

Even me.

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.

What I Loved
           Holy Moly!!!!!! This book was freaking awesome, I literally had to pick my jaw up off the ground at the end this one.  Aleatha Romig has once again stunned be speechless leaving me with a HUGE book hangover.  

            I truly love and appreciate books that I have no idea where the story is going to go, or how it’s all going to end.  That is probably why I love Aleatha Romig so damn much because the entire time I read Insidious I had no idea what was going to happen next.  There were some things I had theories about and one of them I was correct about which was awesome because it was a pretty big bombshell. 

            I absolutely LOVE the character of Victoria; she is one tough and scary bitch who any human being should be scared to cross which made her awesome!  I can’t get enough of books that have strong female characters, and watching Victoria worm her way through this dark devious world was truly amazing.  Victoria grew up thinking she was evil, that she only brought death to the people she cares about, so reading how she regained power of her life and used that power to put the many men around in their place was so great.  I loved the way she talked to people, I love that she could think on her feet, while at the same time plot these complicated dark plans to bring horrible people down. 

Not So Much
            There was very little I didn’t like about this story, I went into it knowing I wouldn’t know where this story would take me so I just went with it.  I guess my only complaint would be that I still have some unanswered questions with some of the storylines.  This is a standalone, so I was expecting to have some more closure in certain parts than there was.  Especially when it came to Victoria’s family and her mother in particular, to me there just wasn’t enough follow through with the storylines.  I could be feeling this way purely because I loved the story so much and wanted more!

This Book Was...
      Freaking awesome!!! All I got to say is that, Aleatha Romig is an evil genius and I will read anything she puts out because I worship the ground she walks on.  There were so many twists and turns in this storyline, and so many levels of crazy I just couldn’t get enough.  My heart was literally pounding out of my chest at times, and like I said by the end of the story my jaw was on the floor!  There were definitely some very hot and steamy scenes throughout this story which I thoroughly enjoyed.  I love stories that confuse your morals, and at times I would completely hate a character, then when the book flashed back ten years be totally enthralled and turned on by the very same character.  I don’t want to give anything away so I can’t go into too much detail, but I will say…I will never look at hair clogging my shower drain the same way again!

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