Let’s face it. Romance readers are complicated creatures. Sometimes we want a nice, easy, sweet romance, and other times we want a gritty, edgy read that might even make us a little uncomfortable and push us past our normal boundaries. So for those of you looking for a little grit in your romance (and I don’t mean heroes who haven’t bathed, because, ew), here are our top picks that are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your favorite reading chair:
The issue is his secret.
The issue is her.
The issue is that I don't even know she exists, and he thinks she's dead.
The issue is that shit is about to hit the fan and I can't hold on to him tight enough.
Note to Readers: This standalone book contains themes which could be considered dark.
And her stubborn slave thinks he can deliver her...from herself.
When it finally explodes the impossible relationship exposes Megan to criticism from all sides. Meanwhile, Sean’s inner turmoil reaches a boiling point of its own as he doubts his worth and wonders if he’s being used yet again.
Can real love grow from such a beginning or are Megan and Sean fooling themselves that an ill-fated love can last?
Note: Check out our 5-star review of Finding Home.
So begins a tale of emotional obsession and manipulation, of a young woman ripped from everything she knows and forced to lean on the one person who provides attention, affection and care: her captor. Precocious and intelligent, but still very much a teenager, Ginny struggles to adapt to her existence, initially fighting and then coming to terms with her captivity.
Will she be rescued? Will she escape? Will she get out alive—or get out at all? Part psychological thriller, part coming-of-age novel, filled with mystery, romance and unexpected turns, Nine Minutes takes readers into the world of one motorcycle gang and inside the heart of a young girl, whose abduction brought about its fall.
As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go.
With malice in their hearts and vengeance in their veins, they will seek out the ones who hurt and destroyed them.
One at a time.
Each one more deadly than the last.
Until Matt sees a picture of Hannah. Hannah's picture sparks an attraction Matt is powerless to ignore. When circumstance brings Matt and Hannah together, the strangers begin a love story that's passionate, poignant, unforgettable, and unstoppable.
What about y’all? What are your dark, edgy, gritty favorite romances? Let us know!