Your audiobook is waiting…

Dark Desire

Famiglia, Book 1
Narrated by: JT Farrell
Series: Famiglia Series, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Klara

Everyone always says love will find you when you’re not looking. Well, they’re not wrong. Except, the man my heart stupidly fell for was more interested in playing his own twisted game of catch and release. Claiming me for himself, then pushing me away when I got too close, but there was an aura of darkness clouded around him. A darkness that beckoned to me.

A darkness I was grateful for when those he thought he could trust ripped me away in the middle of the night to be a pawn in their own sick, twisted game. 

Braxton

She was supposed to be an itch I needed to scratch. That red dress and those pale blue eyes called to me like a siren. In my line of work falling in love is dangerous. “I believe there’s good in you, Brax,” she had said. “Baby, I’m the thing monsters are afraid of,” I warned her.

I pushed her away, thinking she would be safe from this fucked up life I lead. I couldn’t’ve been more wrong. 

My enemies smelled fresh blood. They knew if they wanted to take me down, they had to get to her. But it wasn’t my enemies I had to worry about. No, the threat was a lot closer than I thought. It shouldn’t have surprised me. After all, the devil was once an angel. Klara was my light out of this hell, and now she was in danger of being snuffed out. But not if I could help it.

They should’ve thought twice before taking what belongs to me. Now, I’m out for blood, and I’m not stopping until my concrete floor runs red. 

©2018 A.J. Daniels (P)2019 A.J. Daniels

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    12
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    12
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it!

I thought this was a great example of a Dark Mafia romance- not too dark but enough that you feel you are not in a flowers and chocolate type of romance. It was sexy, raw, unapologetic story telling. I loved the characters. They had fantastic chemistry that was only made better by the wonderful, suspenseful story being told. I can not wait to read more!

JT Farrell was brand new to me. He did a fantastic job with the narration! I was beyond pleased and thoroughly enjoyed the performance. He not only had a deep sexy Male voice but did a very enjoyable female voice as well. I would love to hear in many more romance audios to come. He is absolutely a gold mine find for the romance community.

🎧AudiobookObsession🎧

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Braxton and Klara’s rollercoaster of a story

Listening to this book was similar to the feeling of a rollercoaster. What a ride, highs and lows, ups and downs. Whew!!! I think I need a drink. This book kept you enthralled from beginning to end. The characters really come to life and captivate you until the last word. The author and narrator did such a great job, I may listen to this story again today.


🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Hot sexy, mafia romance

Dark Desire is a Dark Mafia Love story. Braxton is a very powerful macho Alpha Dom. Klara is smart sexy and soon to be college grad. To blow off steam before the end of term she goes to a club. There, Klara meets this dark, handsome, mysterious man. who intrigues her. Braxton and Klara's relationship grows and is intense and complicated. Braxton pushes her away to protect her, but Klara sees it as rejection. This story is intense, emotional, has danger, lies, twists, steamy hot sex, and a storyline that keeps your interest. AJ Daniels portrayal of the mafia world is intense.
J. T. Farrell narration fulfills each emotion of the characters and his sexy accent, deep voice of Braxton is swoon worthy. I was gifted this audio in exchange for an honest review.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Dark and delicious

That was a tasty little treat that I was not expecting. My first listen by JT Farrell and my first read by AJ Daniels.
It was creative, twisted and packed all of the punches that I look for in a story.
The only qualm I have- I WANTED MORE!

Well done
Xo

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great listen!

I absolutely loved the story of Braxton and Clara! I also liked the narration as well.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Dark delights!

I chose to receive this Audible book and voluntarily wrote this unbiased review. Klara and Braxton are two very complicated individuals. He holds a secret from her that he does to protect her. But Klara only sees him pushing her away. Their love although clouded in this secret is intense, sensual and explosive. When the unexpected happens we see a new side of Klara that shocks and makes Braxton love her even more. J. T. Farrell does an excellent job of portraying these characters' personalities and emotions. I love his deep commanding voice for Braxton. I highly recommend this Audible book especially if you like reading about the mafia world.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Conflicted

I was a little confused on certain parts. I do enjoyed the overall story. The narrator did a great job on narrating

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Read

Dark Desire: A Famiglia Novel was a good read by A.J. Daniels. Klara finds a man that she is falling in love with. Unfortunately Braxton is a man who seems to want to claim her and then push her away as he gets close. She doesn't know that he has pushed her away in order to keep her safe. I loved reading Klara and Braxton's story. JT Farrell did a great job of narrating the characters. I can't wait to read more by A.J. Daniels.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

FIVE STAR LISTEN

DARK DESIRE started out with a bang! I was intrigued from the beginning and then found myself trying to piece the book together, but then I got lost in the love story. It's unique, dark, and raw. It was perfection.

I really wish this book was narrated with a female and male. The story is too darn good to have just male narration.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

i enjoyed this book

i received a free copy for an honest review. Good story, narrator hit the mark with a well paced reading of the story. I liked the story line and the fact that the happy ending was not easily achieved but so sweet once it happened.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Samantha Jayne (ABookHaven)
  • Samantha Jayne (ABookHaven)
  • 10-04-19

Great story not a fan of the narrator

So I really enjoyed the story!

Braxton, holy shit, what a bag of sexy bossy alphaness he is! Seriously awesome and the kind of hero that you don't easily forget, and I haven't forgot him. The author not only provided a storyline worthy of each page turn but the characters, both hero, heroine and side cast each had their own voice and entertained and didn't just become page filler. The story kept me hooked and I really enjoyed it.

I wasn't a fan of the narrator during this it took me a long time to get into this because of the narrator and sometimes it was really offputting, so I loved the story but wasn't a fan of the narrator.

Audiobook Obsession Reviewer

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 09-20-19

Dark Desire

I believe this is the first book from both author and narrator and am happy to say that it is a hit! I loved the turmoil and suspense as to what was going on and the twists were added at the perfect time in the story. I will be looking for more from these two soon!
#AudiobookObsessionReviewer

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Toni walker
  • Toni walker
  • 09-18-19

Wow

Awesome book had a great story and love
The characters There was twists and turns in the book looking forward to the next book

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Terri D
  • Terri D
  • 08-28-19

The virgin tames the beast

This is a dark mafia book about the Don, Braxton that becomes fixated on the beautiful innocent student, Klara. Brax knows he isn't good for Klara but she has become an obsession for him and once he has her he isn't letting her go.

This book has it's dark moments but it wouldn't be a dark mafia book without those. Nothing too bad. There are twists and surprises in this story, things you won't see coming. Underneath it all there is a love story growing between Brax and Klara and even with the danger there is love.

JT Farrell was so enjoyable to listen to. He narrated the entire book and I enjoyed listening to him the entire time.

#Audiobook Obsessions
I received a code to listen and review and give my honest opinion. I enjoyed this book. The story kept my attention and the narrator did a great job.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kaye Melilli
  • Kaye Melilli
  • 08-12-19

Great Mafia story

This was a dark Mafia story with lots of twists and turns. The characters Klara and Braxton had great chemistry with each other. This was a new author to me but I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next in the series. JT wa a new narrator to me but I loved his deep sexy voice.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Yanireads
  • Yanireads
  • 08-11-19

Audiobook Obsessed

This became darker towards the end. The twist was a bit shocking. I liked it.

I voluntarily received a courtesy copy of this audio book from AudiobookObsession and I am choosing to leave a review.
🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Brandie @AudiobookObsession
  • Brandie @AudiobookObsession
  • 08-02-19

🎧AudiobookObsession🎧

I thought this was a great example of a Dark Mafia romance- not too dark but enough that you feel you are not in a flowers and chocolate type of romance. It was sexy, raw, unapologetic story telling. I loved the characters. They had fantastic chemistry that was only made better by the wonderful, suspenseful story being told. I can not wait to read more!

JT Farrell was brand new to me. He did a fantastic job with the narration! I was beyond pleased and thoroughly enjoyed the performance. He not only had a deep sexy Male voice but did a very enjoyable female voice as well. I would love to hear in many more romance audios to come. He is absolutely a gold mine find for the romance community.

🎧AudiobookObsession🎧

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Marcelle Ellis
  • Marcelle Ellis
  • 07-27-19

Awesome

The story of Klara and Braxton was the prefect push and pull relationship. Their story was on that you have want to work because they keep fighting there feelings. I enjoyed this story and loved the roller coaster ride that this will be a story that will be repeated. JT Farrell did a wonderful job with this story.

# AudiobookObsession

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for angeljoy
  • angeljoy
  • 07-25-19

mafia romance

Love bad boy romances. Good read. Can't wait to see what happens next in this series.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mickey
  • Mickey
  • 07-20-19

Dark Mafia

If you love Mafia romance, well A.J. Daniels did not disappoint with this one. I absolutely loved the chemistry between Braxton and Klara in the beginning and at the end after all their hurdles to get that HEA. For a mafia book, this one has all kinds of emotions going through your head, and the twists have you backing up to see what you missed. Definitely worth the listen!!
JT did a good job with the narrative, my biggest criticism would be that at times I didn’t realize he changed characters because the voices stayed the same. Overall the performance was a good one.
🎧AudiobookObessionReviewer