The Dark King
The Dark King (Deviant Kings) by Gina L. Maxwell
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Genre: Erotica, Romance
No. of Pages: 326
Date of US Publication: 27 September, 2022
My Rating: 2 Stars
Okay. I finally read the entire thing, and found it was heavy on the melodrama and light on everything that would compel me to read more.
I’m sorry, but this came across as poorly done Twilight fan fiction mixed in with a heavy dose of A Court of Thorns and Roses, a heaping amount of 50 Shades, and finally tossed with a high amount of cringe for good measure. I wasn’t able to find much here - there’s no world building, no real backstory. And the bond? No communication, no sharing. I didn’t see evidence of this bond, other than Caiden referencing his dick fairly often in regards to this ever-so important bond, uh huh. I kept reading this and hating myself a little bit more with each passing day (this one took me a while to get through because I found it oddly boring even though it held my attention). Nothing compelling here, just highly dramatic filler.
While I’m sure Bryn and Caiden’s story will appeal to many; it just didn’t work for me.
I will also add that as a reader, I am so bored of trying to read an erotic romance novel because it seems like every woman is written to hold a desire to be submissive. Not every female reader is interested in being submissive 😒🤬
eARC kindly provided by Entangled: Amara and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.