Title: A Touch of Dark
Series: Painted Sin Duet #1
Author: Lana Sky
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 22, 2019
IS HE HER HERO?
Juliana Thorne is falling apart beneath her perfect façade. Haunted by a monster from her childhood, the sheltered socialite is slowly losing her mind—while a mysterious stranger seems to lurk around every corner, relishing in her demise.
OR THE VILLIAN?
A blind artist with a penchant for portraying darkness, Damien Villa harbors his own sinister intentions toward Juliana, but is he motivated by lust…
Or a desire for revenge?
This is no fairytale.
A dark, twisted and erotic masterpiece ~ 5 stars
Fans of dark, twisted and erotic reads need to buy this book now! The multi-layered plot and complex characters of both the hero and heroine, combined with the unexpected twists and turns, made for a truly addictive read – I loved it!
The reclusive Juliana is a tragic figure, literally haunted by a monster from her past. As her life unravels she finds herself inextricably drawn to Damien Villa, a dark and perverse blind artist, despite the danger he and his unorthodox methods represent. As her carefully constructed façade begins to crack and her emotions come to the fore, Damien seems to circle ever closer. Yet who is this man? Is he friend or foe and despite his obvious disdain, what is his interest in her?
The lines between Damien’s true motivations and whether he is hero or villain, are blurred – he is truly a master of manipulation, expertly cloaking his true motivations. As Juliana’s and Damien’s back stories are slowly revealed, I was left asking myself whether she should trust him and what was his long-term game plan. I loved the complex chemistry between the couple, involving hate and distrust but also burgeoning lust as the plot develops and secrets and lies are revealed.
There are some uncomfortable and disturbing scenes as the novel contains descriptions of PTSD and a woman who is close to breaking. Indeed, the read is deliciously dark, imbued with ever present danger and menace represented by Damien and also Juliana’s mysterious stalker.
The read enthralled me throughout and I could not tell to which dark place the plot was going to go to next. Lana Sky is a skilled author and since finishing the book Juliana’s fate, her relationship with the mysterious Damien and the identity of her stalker have been whirling around in my mind. The sequel cannot come soon enough!
Reviewed by Tina Williams
Please note that this book was given to me by the author for the purpose of a fair and honest review.
#2 A Taste Like Sin – Releasing November 11, 2019
Lana Sky is a quirky writer from the US who dabbles in dark, paranormal and contemporary romance. Her stories aren’t always typical, but contain a little something for everyone.