The Dark King

The Dark King (Deviant Kings) by Gina L. Maxwell

Title:  The Dark King
Series: Deviant Kings, book 1
Author: Gina L. Maxwell
Publisher: Entangled: Amara 
Genre:  Erotica, Romance
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages: 326
Date of US Publication:  27 September, 2022
My Rating:   2 Stars

My Thoughts 

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.


I thought a weekend away would be the perfect escape. Until I woke up married and the king of the Dark Fae.

Neon Gods meets Fifty Shades… Deliciously dark and sexy!” —#1 NYT bestselling author Helen Hardt

For Bryn Meara, a free trip to the exclusive and ultra-luxe Nightfall hotel and casino in Vegas should’ve been the perfect way to escape the debris of her crumbling career. But waking up from a martini-and-lust-fueled night to find herself married to Caiden Verran, the reclusive billionaire who owns the hotel and most of the city, isn’t the jackpot one would think. It seems her dark and sexy new husband is actual royalty—the fae king of the Night Court—and there’s an entire world beneath the veil of Vegas.

Whether light or shadow, the fae are a far cry from fairy tales, and now they’ve made Bryn a pawn in their dark games for power. And Caiden is the most dangerous of all—an intoxicating cocktail of sin and raw, insatiable hunger. She should run. But every night of passion pulls Bryn deeper into his strange and sinister world, until she’s no longer certain she wants to leave…even if she could.

Each book in the Deviant Kings series is STANDALONE:
* The Dark King
* The Rebel King


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