Beautiful Carnage: A Dark Enemies to Lovers Romance (Dark Empire, Book 1) Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
His family killed my brother, so I stole his bride....
I was there to murder her father, but then I saw her walking down the aisle.
She’s been my secret obsession for too long. The sinfully beautiful Calabresi princess.
Sloan was the perfect payment for their crimes.
Now she’s mine.
Mine to claim.
Mine to possess.
Mine to destroy.
Her fiancé is still hunting for us, but his bride might not be so innocent by the time he tracks her down.
I’m lining her family up like dominoes. And she’ll be the first to fall.
Unless I fall prey to temptation and decide to keep her for myself.
Rocco and Sloan’s story is a stand-alone enemies-to-lovers dark romance with a HEA and no cliff-hanger. It contains heat, passion and explosive steamy scenes for listeners who enjoy mature content.
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|Listening Length||11 hours and 20 minutes|
|Author||Caroline Peckham, Susanne Valenti|
|Narrator||Bridget Bordeaux, Jake Bordeaux|
|Audible.ca Release Date||April 27 2021|
|Publisher||Caroline Peckham, Susanne Valenti|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #9,406 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#164 in Romantic Suspense (Audible Books & Originals)
#444 in Multicultural Romance
#2,205 in New Adult & College Romance
Top reviews from Canada
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I loved Rocco. 100% added to my list of fake boyfriends because he is effing perfection. So damaged, dark, broken, twisted and Savage. But all it takes is recognizing his twin flame in Sloan and he's done for.
And Sloan! I 100% thought she would be some weak, scared, ill equipped spoiled brat. But- she has SO much fire in her. She wants to figure out who she can be without being guarded all the time. And even though she's been kidnapped by the Romero's, she's more free than she's ever been!
Holy crap though, was this a slow burn. The tension had me ON EDGE!!! When they finally fooled around for the first time I was off the couch celebrating right along with them!!
I loved that no only was this the whole mafia kidnapping thing, we had some additional storylines.
Also... how many TROPES can you get in a book?!?!
- kidnapped on her wedding day by a rival mafia family with an obviously hot son
- forced proximity
- Enemies to Lovers
- and then that surprise at the end.....!
Yep. Loved it so good.
**** can we also have a standing ovation for the Icicle?!?! Well done. Just so good.
4/5 spice... I mean, it was HOT!
As always, The Twisted Sisters have slayed. There hasn't been a book I have read from them that I have not loved. If you are into:
- Mafia Romance
- Sexy, physcotic MC
- Firey, badass FMC
- ROMERO BROTHERS... **drool**
Please read. Remember to check TW!**
5 bloody brilliant stars! ⭐️
What she didn’t expect was to be kidnapped from her own wedding ceremony and then used as leverage against her family. Now in the clutches of the Romero brothers, Sloan finds her situation a whole lot worse. Rocco Romero is a cold ruthless killer and he seems to hold her personally responsible for all of her father's many crimes against his family. Taking Sloan was a spur-of-the-moment choice one that Rocco now plans to use to his advantage his failure to act four years prior is something that he’s never lived down. Having Sloan in his clutches now he’s determined to make her pay for her family name and his prior failure.
So this is a proper enemy to lovers' romance there is nothing warm and fuzzy about Rocco and initially, when he takes Sloan he isn’t nice about it. Her treatment isn’t in any way kind and his behaviour towards his captive definitely cold and cruel and he’s totally unpredictable with his polar mood swings. He even bets his brothers he can make her fall for him something that later backfires splendidly. But Sloan is more than a match for Rocco this girl has a core of steel and just doesn’t back down ever something Rocco reluctantly admires.
But what neither imagines is the bond that starts to grow these two have matching dark ragged edges and as Rocco peels back Sloan's many layers he finds that they just seem to fit and the more Rocco uncovers in Sloan the more he finds he likes and It’s not long before he’s in as deep as she is. What started as a twisted game has spectacularly backfired as Rocco discovers that he wants to keep Sloan for real despite her family name.
The tension builds slowly here and when it eventually ignites between them this was scorching hot. The intimate scenes here were original and unique and their connection felt authentic and believable. There was the usual mafia darkness buried secrets and some twists I did guess the main one but that didn’t detract one bit from my enjoyment. This was as usual well written and I found this a totally gripping and engaging read that I’m happy to recommend.
Rocco is a spirit animal from singing The Pina Colada Song at the top of his lungs, to his twisted nursery rhymes, he is one of a kind. This book comes with lots of twist and turns and an unexpected ending. This is the first book I read of Caroline and Susannes, and I will definitely be adding the rest of their books to my TBR.
Top reviews from other countries
Im so glad I did! Its called Beautiful Carnage and that's exactly how I felt after reading it. It was beautifully written and the story made carnage of my emotions. I loved the world building I felt like I'd knew this world even though I've never read anything like it before. The characters were amazing. I hated Rocco with a passion and found sloan a bit irritating but by the end I was hooked and amazed by them both.
I'm so excited to see this series grow, the other characters are wrangling into my affections and I want to know more....
I'm so glad I gave this a try and may have found a new genre to explore.
These authors have the skill to set the scene, provide the tools and sit back to watch the drama unfold. I was apprehensive at first, I'm a massive fan of the Zodiac series and the Ruthless Fae. This is more of a contemporary book, which sees the tangle of two opposing families, like a hotter steamer version of Romeo and Juliet.
This book delivered and more. There were twists all along the way, and you can't help but root for the characters, and I was really invested in the story.
I love this book is a series but can be enjoyed as a standalone, it gives you all the feels and the resolution packed with a neat bow.
I loved the story, and can't wait to read what happens to the others in future books.