Diamond in the Rough
Publication date: July 7th 2020
Genres: Adult, Romance
I’m on my way to meet my birth parents when it happens. A white van. A dark hood. Every woman’s worst nightmare. Now I’m trapped in an abandoned building. The man who took me says I won’t be hurt. The man in the cell next to me says that’s a lie. I’ll fight with every ounce of strength, but there are secrets in these walls. I’ll need every single one of them to survive.
DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH is a new dark romance from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren. Finding yourself has never been so dangerous…
My ARC Review:
I thoroughly enjoyed this one, a captive read with a difference…. dark, gritty, suspenseful!
There is a prequel included in the beginning of the book, which gives you a background and a connection to the two main characters, Holly and Elijah, but also allows you to see them both in a different light to what they are in the main story, to see how their characters have changed.
In the prequel Holly is on holiday in Paris with her family, who are all adventurous types, whereas she is more arty. She meets a young security guard at the Louvre who captivates her and whom she goes to meet for a meal, without telling her family. She ends up getting her first kiss from him, before we find out how he used her for his own purposes.
Eight years later and her sister has disappeared in France and Holly goes to find her, ending up being kidnapped herself. Holly finds herself in a cell, with a very badly beaten up man. The man turns out to be Elijah, her security guard from eight years ago. Elijah, once he realises the woman is Holly, is fiercely protective of her and wants to free her. But nothing is quite as it seems, Elijah is not the person he portrays.
I loved the story line, the twists and turns, the suspense, the mystery…. all of which keeps you on your toes as you read. Their connection is undeniable even after eight years, with some hot and steamy scenes. A great read, which does end in a bit of a cliffy, but definitely worth the read, I can’t wait for the next one!
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance. Her new book ESCORT is out now!
“ESCORT is perfection only Skye Warren can deliver—a poetically erotic tale of exquisitely damaged characters, devastating secrets, revenge and redemption.” – Samanthe Beck, USA Today bestselling author
“Hypnotically romantic…this book reads like a sensual dream and I didn’t want to wake up.” – Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author
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