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Reviewed by Rylanne Burdette for Readers' Favorite
Dark Descent into Desire by J. J. Sorel is a sizzling romance novel full of passion, lust, and eventual love between the mysterious Blake and the compassionate Penelope. Blake has a dark past that has affected him deeply; he doesn't date, and he never opens up about himself. Penelope is an aspiring artist who is getting ready to graduate. When the two meet at one of Penelope's art showings, sparks immediately fly, and Blake and Penelope embark on an intense journey together. However, Blake has some dark secrets that seem to be catching up with him, and these secrets could make him end up in prison and away from the love of his life.
I have been in such a strong mood for some great romance lately, and I thought that Dark Descent into Desire was a perfect read. It was the right mix of suspense and passion that had me hooked from the very beginning. Penelope was such a loving character toward Blake and really pushed him to become a better version of himself. The plot was very action-packed, and Blake's development was phenomenal to see. Dark Descent into Desire was so fast-paced and full of different twists that kept me on my toes. I would recommend this book to lovers of romance who are looking for something a bit darker than the average contemporary novel. J. J. Sorel did a great job of crafting this complex and exciting story, and I look forward to reading more works by this author!