Dark Romance Novels
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Dark Romance Novels

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Take a walk on the wild side and settle in to read some of the most amazing Dark Romance Novels I could find.

Let me start with a bit of a trigger warning. These are Dark Romance novels and are not for the faint of heart. They include themes that are sure to make your squirm – abduction, captivity, dubious consent, and other disturbing situations.

There’s a very good chance these books will make you uncomfortable. They’re supposed to. This is one of the few times where discomfort isn’t necessarily a bad thing, you’ll find yourself thinking and questioning the basic things you thought you knew. That’s a sign of a good dark romance!

Dark Romance Novels that Will Make your Squirm

The Dark Duet by CJ Roberts

Dark Romance Novels: Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts
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Dark Romance Novels: Seduced in the Dark by CJ Roberts
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Captive in the Dark (Dark Duet #1)

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Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was. Read More

Author’s Warning: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.

Seduced in the Dark (Dark Duet #2)

What is the price of redemption?

Rescued from sexual slavery by a mysterious Pakistani officer, Caleb carries the weight of a debt that must be paid in blood.

The road has been long and fraught with uncertainty, but for Caleb and Livvie, it’s all coming to an end.

Can he surrender the woman he loves for the sake of vengeance?

Or will he make the ultimate sacrifice? Read More

Monsters in the Dark by Pepper Winters

Best Dark Romance Novels Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters
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Best Dark Romance Books Quintessentially Q by Pepper Winters
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Best Dark Romance Reads Twisted Together by Pepper Winters
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Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)

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“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold.”

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility.

For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Read More

Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)

“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… screwed up to want something so deliciously dark—wrong on so many levels. But then girl fifty-eight entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs do make a right.”

Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably. But now, they must learn the boundaries of their unconventional relationship, while Tess seeks vengeance on the men who sold her. Q made a blood-oath to deliver their corpses at Tess’s feet, and that’s just what he’ll do.

He may be a monster, but he’s Tess’s monster. Read More

Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3)

Q gave everything to bring Tess back. In return, he expects nothing less. Tess may have leashed and tamed him, but he’s still a monster inside.

After surviving the darkness, a new dawn has begun. Twisted Together wades through black to grey, chasing the light of true love to banish the shadows forever.

Pain is a requirement, connection a necessity. But ultimately Q and Tess must face their demons, before they can embrace their future. Read More

Consequences by Aletha Romig

Dark Romance: Consequences by Aletha Roming
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Every action has consequences.

Waking in an unfamiliar bedroom in a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols is terrified to discover that a chance encounter led her into the cruel hands of her abductor, Anthony Rawlings. Claire has no understanding of why she’s there, but it’s been made abundantly clear—she is now his acquisition and every action has consequences.

Learn the rules to survive.

Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive her new reality—every aspect of her livelihood depends upon the tall, dark-eyed tycoon who is a true master of deception. Read More

Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas

dark romance: comfort food by kitty thomas
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The first day of my captivity was like being born… or dying. They’re both kind of the same thing with the long tunnel and the bright light at the end. Maybe it wasn’t like either, actually. Maybe I’m remembering it wrong because for me that day all there was, was darkness.

Today I found something beautiful and decided to break it. Read More

In the Company of Killers by J. A. Redmerski

Best Dark Romance Novels: Killing Sarai by J. A. Redmerski
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Best Dark Romance Novels: Reviving Izabel by J. A. Redmerski
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Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers #1)

Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.

Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another. Read More

Reviving Izabel (In the Company of Killers #2)

Determined to live a dark life in the company of the assassin who freed her from bondage, Sarai sets out on her own to settle a score with an evil sadist. Unskilled and untrained in the art of killing, the events that unfold leave her hanging precariously on the edge of death when nothing goes as planned.

Sarai’s reckless choices send her on a path she knows she can never turn back from and so she presents Victor with an ultimatum: help her become more like him and give her a fighting chance, or Read More

Scarred Souls by Tillie Cole

Dark Romance Novels: Raze by Tillie Cole
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Dark Romance Reads: Reap by Tillie Cole
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Dark Romance Books: Ravage by Tillie Cole
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Raze (Scarred Souls #1)

To take back life, one must first face death…

One man stripped of his freedom, his morals…his life.

Conditioned in captivity to maim, to kill and to slaughter, prisoner 818 becomes an unremorseful, unrivaled and unstoppable fighter in the ring. Violence is all he knows. Death and brutality are the masters of his fate.

After years of incarceration in an underground hell, only one thought occupies his mind: revenge…bloody, slow and violent revenge. Read More

Reap (Scarred Souls #2)

Raised as a prototype for the Georgian Bratva’s obedience drug, 221 fails to think, act, or live for himself; he’s his master’s perfectly-crafted killing puppet. Standing at six-foot-six, weighing two-hundred-and-fifty pounds, and unrivaled in to-the-death combat, 221 successfully secures business for the Georgian Mafiya Boss of NYC, who rules the dark world of the criminal underground. Until his enemies capture him.

Talia Tolstaia dreams to break from the heavy clutches of Bratva life. She dreams of another life–away from the stifling leash of her Russian Bratva Boss father and Read More

Ravage (Scarred Sould #3)

Is finding one’s true love worth committing the greatest sacrifice of all?

Taken as a teen, prisoner 194 was stripped of his name and freewill, meticulously honed to be a ruthless machine. Even as he tries to fight his captors hold on him he knows that obedience is the only way to save his sister, who is the one person that keeps him from turning into a monster.

As a young girl Zoya Kostava barely escaped the brutal attack that killed her entire family. Now twenty five she lives in secrecy. That is until she hears her brother also survived and is living with their greatest enemy.

Zoya risks her safety and anonymity to find the brother she thought dead Read More

Devil’s Night by Penelope Douglas

Dark Romance Novels: corrupt by penelope douglas
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Dark Love Stories: hideaway by penelope douglas
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Dark RomanceKill Switch by Penelope Douglas
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Corrupt (Devil’s Night #1)

I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.

His name is Michael Crist.

My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

But I noticed him. Read More

Hideaway (Devil’s Night #2)

Buried in the shadows of the city, there’s a hotel called The Pope. Ailing, empty, and dark—it sits abandoned and surrounded by a forgotten mystery.

But you think it’s true, don’t you, Kai Mori? The story about the hidden twelfth floor. The mystery of the dark guest who never checked in and never checks out. You think I can help you find that secret hideaway and get to him, don’t you? Read More

Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3)

“I’ve done far worse than what I went to prison for. She has no idea how bad this can get.”


Sending him to prison was the worst thing I could’ve done. It didn’t matter that he did the crime or that I wished he was dead. Perhaps I thought I’d have time to disappear before he got out or he’d cool off in jail and be anything but the horror he was.

But I was wrong. Three years came and went too fast, and now he’s anything but calm. Prison only gave him time to plan.

And while I anticipated his vengeance, I didn’t expect this.

He doesn’t want to make me hurt. He wants to make everything hurt.


First thing’s first. Get rid of her daddy. Read More

Before you Run off to get yourself a copy of these books. I want to remind you one last time that each book on the list is a dark romance. They are not for the faint of heart and contain themes that are almost guaranteed to make you uncomfortable.

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