Dark Romance Collection

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Length: 26 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (154 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Not every love story begins in the light... 

Sometimes, the prince isn't charming.

The damsel causes more distress than she's in.

Sometimes, the danger doesn't come from a magic spell.

It comes from each other. 

Welcome to dark romance. 

Damiano De Luca by Parker S. Huntington 

A star-crossed mafia couple, forced apart 10 years ago, reunite at a funeral. And as sparks and danger fly between them, it may not be the last one... 

Rivalry: Slay One by Laurelin Paige 

He was her father's most vicious enemy before she put his ring on her finger. Now he's hers. Never bet on a game you aren't guaranteed to win...

Rough Edge by CD Reiss 

She thought she knew her husband, but the man he is becoming is a cruel stranger. Worse than that? She's starting to fall for his new, terrifying personality... 

Better When It Hurts by Skye Warren 

Once, he was her foster brother. Now, he's the man who's sworn to avenge her betrayal - if only he can fight his growing attraction first.

©2020 Parker S. Huntington, CD Reiss, Skye Warren, Laurelin Paige (P)2020 Parker S. Huntington, Laurelin Paige, CD Reiss, Skye Warren

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Meh

***LOTS OF SPOILERS***

I’ve listened to two stories so far. I don’t care about the Damiano story enough to continue the series. I didn’t review the audiobook immediately after listening so I’ve already forgotten what I liked and disliked about it.
HOWEVER , I just finished Slay and I absolutely hated it. Celia was a problem in the Fixed On You series. She’s a sad, stupid woman in Slay. The marriage proposal was outlandish AF. I was rolling my eyes during the entire negotiation. Why would a wealthy woman marry that misogynistic, d-bag for a $100k monthly allowance? And what game was she supposed to be playing? It was obvious long before she agreed to marry him that she didn’t have any leverage. Somehow she deluded herself into thinking she was going to manipulate and embarrass him. Chile please *said with much side eye*. This story is a lazy attempt to get people to buy 4 books. I will not be listening to Book 2. I don’t care what happens to these two very disgusting and disinteresting people.
Also, Edward’s wealth is not believable. He was orphaned and destitute but somehow he raised a family and his orphaned sister while amassing enough wealth to buy an island in the Caribbean??? I’m not saying it CAN’T happen. I’m just saying it didn’t happen.
Okay, I’m going back in. Hopefully the last two books will be better. *crossing my fingers*

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More like a collection of firsts

*in my best Pirate voice* thar be cliffies ahead Captain!
Audiobook review - Ok so I was so surprised by this anthology. I thought it would be a bunch of stand alone short stories by some awesome authors like most anthology collections but upon closer look this collection is actually 4 full books. Sadly though, most are series starters, so once you're hooked by one of the 4 offerings, you end up having to buy the other books to find out how the story ends. Granted all these authors are seriously amazing and the series starters are well worth buying the rest to get the entire story but just know most of these aren't stand alone books but in for a penny, in for a pound.

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Dark

Most of these stories were hard to get through, the main characters were in so much
I pain, both physically and mentally. First book was my favorite, the next two were to be continued. The final story was painful but had a happy ever after ending that was perfect.

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GET. THIS! 🔥🔥🔥 #CreditWorthy

This was such an amazing collection of reads by four fantastic authors. The stories are Damiano De Luca by Parker S. Huntington, Rivalry: Slay One by Laurelin Paige, Rough Edge by CD Reiss, and Better When It Hurts by Skye Warren.

Each story was filled with red-hot passion, intense twists and turns, raw desire, and so much steam! Fantastic heroines and alpha heroes I loved and craved and great stories to lose myself in. This was over 26 hours of delicious dark romance. Beyond credit worthy and 100% must listen audio.

Narration was performed by all-star narrators Zachary Webber, Desireé Ketchum, Elena Wolf, Maxine Mitchell, Joe Arden, and Veronica Fox. Every narrator did a magnificent job of bringing the stories and characters to life. And honestly, any time I could get half these narrators for one audio credit would be a dream so this audio bundle is a dream come true! Get it! 5 stars.

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A plethora OF goodies

Each book in this anthology delivers gasping deliciousness. I'm intrigued enough to follow the next book by each author.

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EPIC Dark Romance Collection!!!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS

If you enjoy audio books and dark romance, I guaran-effing-tee you'll love this collection! The narration is the bomb and the books included were perfectly chosen! I highly recommend picking up this audio book, a great deal with five books in one. Dark Romance Collection is an EPIC listen and will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ARISTOCRACY!!!

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Captivating narrators!

I am leaving a review for the audio book. All I can say is that this collection is amazing. The voices chosen to narrate each story was phenomenal. I highly recommend this collection as the stories will have you so captivated. I couldn’t stop listening to this and it’s one that will have you satisfied by the very end. So many great authors and books. I recommend this epic collection.

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Cliffhangers all

Sadly this is a bunch of incomplete stories
Ok to listen if you have Audible Escape

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Not all voice actors are good, Last story suffered

This is a personal preference. I do not like Veronica Fox’s voice. It’s flat with no inflection and I have to focus really hard to know what is going on in the story. I had to stop listening it was that frustrating. So monotone. Very disappointing. Don’t know if I like the author, Skye Warren, or not. I will NOT chose her books if read by Veronica Fox.

Love the other voice actors. I choose stories sometimes based on who is voicing the story. They bring the characters to life. Zachary Webber, Desiree Ketchum, Elena Wolfe, Maxine Mitchell, and Joe Arden are amazing at how they can pull you into the author’s stories.

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Amazing!

Love this collection. It's intense. It's dark. It's passionate. It's everything you think you don't want but definitely need. I couldn't put this down. Each story is intriguing and captivating and I have found some new authors for me to start binge reading. I love that there were so many narrators and each one did a spectacular job of bringing these characters to life.

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  • f.c
  • 04-18-20

terrible

DNF, so disappointed I wasted my money on this, kept hoping for the next book to be narrated better, no such luck, gave up on book 4 wish I could return. all part of a series so not like you get the whole picture, should come with a warning. don't normally review but...

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  • Lisa Pain
  • 04-28-20

What a Delicious Dark Treat<br />

This book was an absolute delight. I love dark romance and each book was great. I think my favourite was the first book, but then dark mafia romances have always been my weakness. I thoroughly enjoyed this audible book the narration was extremely good as well, their voices were hot and spot on. Well worth the listen the only problem was......that it ended. I'm sure I will re-listen to this book a good few times. loved it loved it loved it!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-15-20

The last narration was lousy

The story was ok but it’s also important to choose a voice that’s suitable for the story, the last voice narration was so bad. Please don’t let her do another voice over reading again!!

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  • Monica
  • 04-08-20

A fantastic collection!

As it says in the title, this is a collection of dark romance audiobooks. What it doesn't mention on the title, however, is how fantastic this collection is! From the mafia romance Damiano De Luca by Parker S. Huntington to the military romance Rough Edge by CD Reiss, this collection will have you at the edge of your seat with all the twists, turns, passion, steam, and of course, romance!

All four books are brought to life by highly-skilled narrators, making every second of this nearly 27-hour collection time well-spent and well worth the credit!

Another thing worth mentioning is that Rivalry: Slay One is the first book of the Slay Quartet series and Rough Edge is the first book of The Edge series. Both books end with cliffhangers.

I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Garden girl
  • 04-05-20

Absolutely superb collection!

This collection of audio books is an absolutely stunning listen. Voiced by extremely gifted narrators, each book, while having dark elements, is a love story, marked by intensity and compelling storylines. I was riveted throughout and cannot recommend it enough. With books from the pens of immensely talented author's, whose books are one clicks for me, I knew I was getting quality writing. Add in the skills of Zachary Webber, Elena Wolfe, Maxine Mitchell, Joe Arden, Desiree Ketchum and Veronica Fox and these book spring to another, enthralling life, so different from the act of reading. A not to be missed collection! 💖💖💖💖💖🔥🔥🔥🔥

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  • Sophie Maxted
  • 04-01-20

Hot🔥🔥

🔥Hell to the yeah🔥
♥️ Dark romance collection Audio book review ♥️
Wow give me any of these bad boys! After listen to each book, my mind is blow. What a collection of books. My heart has been broken repaired and exploded over and over. It’s always great to be given a good story, something you can devour, but to find four books where you can here the authors attention to fine details, how they have spent time to research in to situations for the material of the story. Each of these books are fantastic in there own rights, different and daring.
Damiano De Luca written by @parkershuntington . We have mafia princess Renata who’s been hiding for years, forced from hiding because of a loss she must face the only man she’s ever loved, the man who hasn’t forgiven her, the man who’s the head of his mafia family.
Rough edge written: by @cdreiss two FULLY independent People who have unbelievable chemistry try to combine there post army lives with one another. But can they make it work on the out side?... Better When It Hurts: written by @skyewarrenbooks this one is 100% me Enemies I love for these types of books and it has everything. Mean, bad, Enemies and when they love it’s beautiful.
Rivalry written by @thereallaurelinpaige
Wow wow wow Laurelin was a new author to me but after slay, I brought the other books in the series! Amazing I can’t get enough Celia! (My opinion) she’s so independent and she knows what she dose is wrong and bad and she shouldn’t but like so many she dose it anyway but she owns it! Then we have Edward dreamy eyes... anyway slays going to get its own little review so keep an eye out!
of The narration was beautiful, my particular favourite to listen to was Elaine wolf reading slay♥️♥️ like for real if your in to audio books, he’ll even if your not treat your self download *Dark romance collection* I call it reading on the go 😏😏find me on IG @hingryformorebooks

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  • Clare Doran
  • 03-29-20

This really does hit the dark romance tag

This collection contains Damiano DeLuca by Parker S Huntington, Rough Edge by CD Reiss, and Better When It Hurts by Skye Warren.

This was a fantastic collection and each story was absolutely page turning.

It was my first CD Reiss story and Rough Edge really was the perfect title because it was really raw and maybe a little hard to read at times for some.

Damiano DeLuca is a second chance mafia romance that had me hooked from the first to the last page. I keep getting surprised by how intense Parker's writing is.

Better when it hurts by Skye Warren has real enemies to lovers elements that are both explosive and steamy as heck.

Rivalry by Laurelin Paige is an audio only bonus that is not included in the E-Book version. This was my favourite in the collection and popped my Laurelin Paige cherry. I noticed after reading some reviews that I'm not the only person who disliked the main character. and this book, quite frankly was simply fantastic. very dark very fitting for this collection.

An audio-ARC of this collection was provided for me by the authors and their team and I volunteered to leave an unbiased review.

Each book definitely fits the Dark romance tag.