CONVICT: A Dark Romance (Sin City Salvation Book 2) by A. Zavarelli
Series: Sin City Salvation #2
on July 22, 2019
Genres: Romance, Dark, Crime, MC
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From USA Today bestselling author A. Zavarelli comes an enemies to lovers romance full of blackmail, emotional twists, and explosive chemistry.
From the shadows, I’ve tracked her every move.
I was just supposed to watch her. But now, I can’t stop.
She’s my obsession. My addiction. My poison.
Watching her isn’t enough.
The savage in me won’t be satisfied until I take her and make her mine.
One taste and I’m hooked. Too bad for her… I’m never letting her go.
Stalked. Hunted. Captured.
He took me from my life and locked me away in his compound.
The ex-con. The big bad biker. Inked, bearded, and inhumanely sized.
And yet, every time he looks at me, I melt.
This broken beast hides demons behind those brutal eyes. I hate him… and I crave him. His touch, his words, his lips.
When my enemies come for me, he vows to protect me as long as I do what he says. I’ll be secure in this prison he created for me.
But who will protect me from him?
Convict is a full length standalone within the Sin City Series and has a complete ending.
“Birdie Blue was my fucking nightmare and salvation wrapped up into one terrifying package. She’d left her mark on me, branding it into my rusted up broken-down heart.”
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He dragged his nose through my hair, breathing me in. And then he pressed his lips against the shell of my ear, repeating the process all over again as he kissed his way down my jaw. When he finally got to my lips, I was hungry and wet for him. Dinner was scattered on the floor around us, long forgotten as his fingers grazed the hem of the silk robe against my thigh. He pulled it aside, then repeated the action on the other leg.
Leaning back, he studied my face before his eyes drifted to the part of me he’d exposed. I was open for him. Vulnerable to him. He could see everything, and I didn’t try to hide it. This was the broken, filthy part of me he needed to see. It was now or never. He could take it or leave it.
His attention drifted up while he tugged at the loose fabric covering my breasts. When he was finished, all that remained was the rope around my waist and the fabric pooling at my sides. I held my breath as I waited to see what he would do next. After everything that had just happened, more than anything, I wanted him to want me, and yet I was terrified he couldn’t. It didn’t make sense, but it was undeniable. He’d seen me at my worst, and I wanted him to tell me it was okay. It didn’t matter how fucked up I was, he wanted me anyway.
Just like with everything else, Huck did it in his own way. He reached for the zipper on his jeans, slowly dragging it down while his eyes locked onto mine. They were filled with dark promises and threats that reflected in his voice.
“Tell me to stop, Birdie. If you don’t, I’ll never let you go.”
“Don’t stop.” I forced the words from my raw throat. “Don’t you fucking dare.”
“She was a sorceress. A witch. Some kind of mythical creature sent to destroy me.”
There are a few authors that really handle dark romance perfectly. It needs to be executed just right so that the story stays true to the characters and the subject matter. A. Zavarelli is one of those authors, and this book is a prime example.
I love me some dark romance, the darker the better sometimes. Convict is one I consider to be “lighter dark”, it’s one that someone who doesn’t normally read dark can dip their toes into with this book. There is some grittiness to the story, and everything was just better than I anticipated.
We met Ace & Birdie in the first book Confess. They caught my eye then, but then they blew me away in this book. I ended up loving Birdie way more than I thought I would. She’s just amazing at her survival of everything thrown her way. Ace floored me, he just left me speechless. His past is rough but his heart is everything. I loved these two together, they hooked me hard.