If you’re not new to my reviews, then you know how obsessed I am with this author. This book did not disappoint. I hate when authors tell and not show. They skip over dialogue or moments shared between the main characters then tell the reader how it happened instead. In my opinion, this style of writing diminishes the connection the readers have with the main characters. Stylo Fantome rises above this every time. She teases the reader with just enough dialogue and sex to keep you connected to the characters. When reading her books, I often find myself thinking “this is not enough dialogue” or “why did we skip all those weeks?” All the while getting sucked into these characters lives and feeling connected as if they’re part of me.
Ari and Valentine’s story was filled with secrecy, hot sex, and self discovery. Ari and Valentine are riddled with responsibilities they don’t want. They escape and find solace in each other’s arms most nights. Ari and Valentine believe they are in total control of their relationship and watching it take unexpected turns was extremely entertaining.
This book is part of a duet series and ended on a brutal cliffhanger! I knew it would but I had to one-click this ish. I can not wait for the next book!
Just five months ago, Valentine O’Dell started working at a very special kind of club – one where you can dance the night away, or live out your greatest fantasy. She’s learned to lose herself to her nights, forgetting all her day time woes as she charms every man she meets. It’s easy enough to do when she doesn’t let her feelings get involved.
Then Ari Sharapov walked in and changed everything.
Working for his father’s law firm has left Ari with very little control over his life, so when he meets Valentine for the first time, he sees a girl who is desperate for someone to take care of her. To take over her. So what he can’t get for himself in the day time, he’ll simply take for himself at night. But when power struggles lead to real feelings, who’s actually controlling whom?
Some relationships are better left in the dark.