Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
As I got older it grew bigger, manifesting into something sinister.
Mama told me to lock it away and let it wither.
I didn’t know how.
So I hid it.
Solitude became my closest companion.
Solo, single, lonely.
They were drawn to my sickness like moths to a flame.
With them, I was nurtured into something special.
With them, I flourished in depths of decay and darkness.
(mm/mmf/ mfm.) Standalone.
Whew. What a down and dirty novel. If you like novels that are unconventional and on the dark side then this book is for you. Depravity is just what you would expect with a title like that. I have to say that I loved every single minute of it. This book is full of triggers so buyer beware.
Man. The plot of this book blew my mind. I have read this author before so I was expecting more of the other series I have read. What I got was so much better. This book is set in what I would consider modern day. The blurb is just so darn intriguing. It made me want to know what in the heck was going on with this chick. I cannot say much more without giving too much away.
The characters in this book are so dynamic. As I pulled back each layer of each character, I was surprised by the new things I learned. Add in their interactions with each other and it really made for a wonderful story. Again, I cannot say much more because I feel it will take away from the story.
Of course the heat in this book is top notch. This is a MMF book. If you don’t like those, then you should probably avoid this book. If you do like these, then this book is for you. This is such a wonderful aspect of the book. The heat is perfect and wonderful just like the characters and plot.
The writing style of this book is amazing. The story is told in a dual point of view. The pace of the book is steady. The twists and turns kept me guessing until the very end. My only complaint is I wish that we got to see parts of the story from Ethan’s point of view. I think that would have enhanced the story.
Overall, this is a great story. I really enjoyed the plot of it. I wish I could reveal more, but I really feel it would be a disservice to you and the author. So go take a chance on this crazy, dark read. You won’t regret it.
Writing Style: 5/5
Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don't follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate from traditional HEA's.
When she isn't in front of her computer she's spending time with her husband and their three little boys.
Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.
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