R E V I E W ➠ Love Drunk by T.L. Smith



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One month, I fell for him.
Two, I was a goner.
Three, I was a daydreamer.
But by the fourth, it was a nightmare.
Everything came in beats.
Beat one—fantasy.
Beat two—admission.
Beat three—love.
But it’s the fourth beat that completely ruined me.
Beat.
Beat.
Beat.
With a shattered heart.
He was my nightmare.

RELEASE DATE: November 5, 2019

I’m love-drunk on him, and I’m afraid I will never get sober.

-Everly

Not my first read by author, although I haven’t read a lot by this author, enough to make me want to stay if that makes sense. I do have one book of her’s that’s on my TOP 2019 MUST READ list. That said, this is a DARK ROMANCE which I do read and really love, to an extend. This unfortunately went past that extend and sadly it was A LOT of dark for me, went over that line…for me that is. Maybe this is how DARK romance is supposed to work but I got to 84% and just, it stopped for me. I don’t know how to word this without it sounding really mean because it’s not, I just…it’s not my type of Dark-ER Romance taste! I am always hones tin my review’s and so this is what you’ll always get. Good OR bad! Also that’s how this review should be looked at

This is a story revolving mainly around the heroine, it is in her POV only but the end. It’s a power, wealth and Mob related dark romance. Everly is a young woman who is pretty happy, she has her life together and might even be able to be fully free of her father and family life. So she thought. When she meets a dark man because her best friends dares her to go talk to him, things really heat up. It’s romantic in a alpha dark sense, and I enjoyed it in the beginning. But nothing is as she thinks, her life…she has been living in her own little world unaware of her family’s work. This is where I don’t know how to continue with reviewing because it does go into rather dark-ER scenes that I didn’t even know would be my triggers. I had to stop at 84% take a breath and managed to finish Book #1 but it was really hard to. This is why: the romance for me STOPPED all together, it shifted into more hate, not in the sexy alpha type just hate between the hero and heroine. That’s one trigger, the other is Forced Sex (even if the heroine mildly enjoyed it in the first place) it went too far for me, at once points the heroine was not enjoying it. This is not to be confused with Hate Sex or Angry Sex. He does put marks on her, there is blood involved and just too dark for me. Writing about it makes me cringe because it’s not my cup of tea. So those are the trigger’s for anyone who also has them. I really appreciate my ARC from the author and will continue reading her contemporary lighter books.

The TWIST in the end is what also got me, intense but there is a huge twist for sure!

Rating: 3 1/2★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #1 of Duo
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