In this electrifying New York Times ebook and USA Today bestseller from rising star of dark and sizzling new adult novels Marata Eros, a former ballerina struggles to hide her painful past—only to discover she’s not the only one with secrets.
"We’re terrible together. . . ." Jess Mackey’s whole life is a meticulously fabricated lie. She escaped the violent tragedy of her past and is forging ahead with a clean slate far removed from her powerful political family and its dark secrets. But Jess can’t ignore her passions—not her love for ballet, nor her tumultuous desire for the unexpected lover who threatens to jeopardize her carefully constructed identity.
Love does no harm. . . . Devin Castile is all sex-and-hotness wrapped up in a dangerous package. Jess worked hard to leave danger behind. But she wants Cas as much as the girl she once was longs to be free. Convinced they can keep their messy emotions at bay, Jess and Cas indulge their wildest fantasies. But soon Jess’s lies begin to crumble, and the lovers discover that freedom comes with a deadly price.
Marata Eros is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of dark, romantic new adult novels, including A Terrible Love and its companion novel A Brutal Tenderness. A passionate writer who loves interacting with her readers, Marata lives in South Dakota with her husband.
“Eros’s dark and twisty prose adds a depth and dimension that is addictive.”
– Martini Times Romance
“This is a great curl up on the couch with your favorite liquid date on a weekend night and enjoy kind of read.”
– Flirty & Dirty Book Blog
"Written so beautifully that I was in book nirvana...The story is romantic, edgy, angsty, and thrilling... This book is getting a huge recommendation from me and I hope you’ll give it a try."
– Bookish Temptations
"Fast-paced, [with] so many twists and turns, and packed with suspense."
– A Bookish Escape
"The chemistry between Cas and Jess was undeniable and amazing. And hot! They really completed each other and I enjoyed their scenes together. So very much."
– I Read Indie
“Eros’s knack of giving us epic story lines amongst HOT, gritty, edgy and steamy sex scenes always leaves me wanting more!“
– Aussie Girl Book Lover
“This book was amazing, erotic, and filled with action.”
– Crystal’s Random Thoughts
“Eros very much has this sort of skat, rat-a-tat, jazzy improvisational writing style. . . . It gives her whole entire work real character. . . . And it really shines in this dark romance.”
– Contagious Reads
“Any novel that can get me so riled that I yell at the characters through the pages is a winner in my book. . . . A beautiful tale of redemption, full of suspense and mystery.”
– A Book Vacation
“This story had a cup of dark, a quart of thrilling, and a damn pound of super freaking sexy!”
– LipSmackin GoodBooks
“A completely terrifying, gut wrenching, and beautiful story."
– The Little Black Book Blog
“Between the suspense, intrigue, and volatile romance, I could not put this one down."
– Books Unhinged
“The chemistry between Jess and Devin is off the charts hot, and the sex is drop-your-drawers amazing. . . . The danger element just makes the story that much better, and leaves you on the edge of your seat dying to see what happens next.”
– Always YA at Heart
"A Terrible Love and A Brutal Tenderness, the companion novel, are steamy and electrifying stories that tap into your inner fantasies."
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