I received this book for free from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Unholy Union by Natasha Knight
Series: Unholy Union Duet #1
on August 25, 2020
Genres: Dark Romance, Age-Gap, Crime, Contemporary, Enemies-to-Lovers, Suspense, New Adult/Adult
Format: ARC, digital e-book
Source: Give Me Books Promotions
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Circumstance put Cristina on my path.
Fate bound her to me.
Cristina and I share a common past. A single night that changed the course of our lives.
She asked me if I was a monster the night I met her.
She’s about to learn I’m her monster.
Because the countdown that began eight years ago has ended. Her time is up.
On the stroke of midnight, she’s mine.
Also by this author: Collateral: An Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance, Damage: An Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance
Contemporary, Suspense, Dark Romance, Age-Gap, Crime, Enemies-to-Lovers, New Adult/Adult
First Person, DUAL-POV
This is book #1 of the Unholy Union Duet and it ends in a cliffhanger.
Contains issues and situations some may find triggering.
Yes! Another dark thriller by Ms. Knight!
A tragedy has bind them together. He waited 8 years for his reward. Now, he came and got what he believes belongs to him.
Can’t wait for the second book!!!!
I loved both characters and the plot has kept me on the edge of my seat!
31.5/35 STARS – 4.5 STARS (between 31.5 stars and 33 stars)
Addictiveness: 5 Character: 5 Cover: 4.5 Freshness: 4 Plot: 4.5 Romance: 3.5 Writing Style: 5
Action 4/5 Angst 5/5 Darkness 5/5 Humor 0/5 Romance 5/5 Suspense/Mystery 4/5
Would I recommend? Yes, for all readers of dark, twisted romance!
Would I re-read this book/series? Yes!
Would I read more from the author? Definitely!!!
Addictiveness: 5/5 This thrilling, suspenseful romance kept me guessing until the end. I read it in one sitting and I almost cried when it ended. Can’t wait for the second book! As addictive as chocolate!!!
Character: hero 5/5, heroine 5/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 5/5, real 5/5 Multifaceted characters with great background stories.
Cristina was a great heroine. She was very young and impulsive. She was a little brat. She couldn’t control her mouth when in fear and she had no limits. At the same time she was very brave and had been dealing with a lot of crap from an early age. She had a pretty good evolution throughout the story and her character still has a lot of room for growth.
Damian was an amazing antihero!!! He was very hot, dark and dangerous. At the same time he was an amazing protector and could be sweet when needed. I found he really easy to love and understand.
Secondary characters I would love to see books for each siblings and also Liam. All the characters are well written and have room to be explored in the future.
Villain/antagonists one clear villain, a room full of antagonists, and a twist that can become the biggest monster of them all.
They were easy (ok, maybe not that easy) to love, to connect and understand!!!
Cover: art 4.5/5, title 5/5, color-font 5/5, subtitle 1/5, background 4/5 buy 4.5/5 I’m obsessed with book covers. I love to find snippets of the stories within the art. I always try to be true to myself, I buy so many books because of the cover and I have skipped many because of not very appealing art. Covers are part of the experience for me and I do like to understand them. This one has a really great art. I can totally see Damian and I also can see hints of the story (the rose petals) that made this cover personal. I love the use of colors and the title was a great one. I only missed a subtitle that gave us a bit more of the plot. I would easily buy this book by its cover without needing to read the blurb!
Freshness: 4/5 Yes, another mafia, captive, dark romance. And indeed has all the usual clichés. But it also has an amazing plot with a few twists that made that gave the story an original vibe. As fresh mint mentos!!!
Plot: believable 4/5, conflict 5/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 4/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 5/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 5/5, twists 5/5 Amazing opening with a cliffhanger at the end. Superb plot, with well written dialogues and intense pace. Great setting, a few really good subplots with superb twists. High level of enjoyment!
This was a very cohesive plot, with perfect pace and great balance between drama and suspense. All subplots felt relevant to the story and added spice to what will come next.
Writing Style: 5/5 I think this was my first book from the author and I’m already feeling like, how I have been missing out, because I’m certain this is not a one-hit wonder, but the type of writing that I must read everything. Creative plot, relatable characters, explosive romance, original concept, everything with a clean, cohesive writing. Work of a wordsmith!!!
Because I try to be very analytical and I don’t really believe in perfection…
Romance: believable 4/5, chemistry 4/5, description 5/5, development 3.5/5, steam 3/5 Some would say not very romantic :). It is not sweet, cute love story. It is hard, cruel, possessive romance. I missed a bit more grit, a bit more smut and a bit more darkness. Cristina was a brat and I believe she deserved harsher punishments. (Yeah, I read so many dark romance, that I guess I already have a very twisted mind. 🙂 ) Possessive romance!!!
I understand the need of cliffhangers, it doesn’t mean that I have to like them. 🙂