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by K.A Knight
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Dark, Contemporary, Stand Alone RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
Dark and gritty, this is an exploration of needs, desires and the consequences of taking what you want. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Ryder, Garrett, Kenzo, and Diesel—The Vipers.
They run this town and everyone in it. Their deals are as sordid as their business, and their reputation is enough to bring a grown man to his knees, forcing him to beg for mercy. They are not people you mess with, yet my dad did. The old man ran up a debt with them and then sold me to cover his losses.
Yes, sold me.
They own me now.
I’m theirs in every sense of the word. But I’ve never been meek and compliant. These men, they look at me with longing. Their scarred, blood-stained hands holding me tight. They want everything I am, everything I have to give, and won’t stop until they get just that. They can own my body, but they will never have my heart.
The Vipers? I’m going to make them regret the day they took me.
This girl? She bites too.
*18+ Reverse Harem Romance. Warning this book contains scenes and references of abuse/assault that some readers may find triggering. Along with graphic sex scenes and violence. This is a dark book*
Thoughts on Den of Vipers
Have you ever read a book that made you just sit back and question everything about yourself when you finished the last page? Den of Vipers is that kind of book for me. Dark, incredibly gritty, filled with explicit and sometimes morbid sexual scenes, questionable almost dub-con, blood, gore, control dynamics…. I could go on. It has a LOT- and it’s all done very well. So well, in fact, that it makes me wonder at my internal monologue and what I actually enjoy. I indulge in the occasional foray into the darker works, but this kind of book book, with obvious torture themes and the not so subtle glorification of the psychotic, would not normally be a book I would choose. And yet…. and yet.
K.A. Knight has a way of twisting a word and presenting a situation that makes you HAVE to read more. I wanted to know more about these characters, needed to understand their pasts and longed to see where they are going for the future. It’s a twisted journey, one that challenges all of them, and stretches the realm of the readers acceptance. In the end, it was a journey well read and enjoyed, though getting to that HEA was, at times, dicey.
First Person, Multiple POV
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Den of Vipers
A dark tale, well woven with emotion and temptation. There are plenty of triggers to be wary of, yet characters that entrap the reader as much as they do each other. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published July 10th, 2020
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What are you reading today? Have you read this book yet? What about other books by K.A. Knight? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!