Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review.
The lessons were well learned—had been burned into my flesh. The marks would fade, just as the belt welts had.I may have been snarky with a penchant for annoying, but Six…He was Alpha and Omega.He was Six.He was the most dangerous game.
I know K.I. Lynn can write dark and dirty; I've reaped the rewards of most of her endeavors before. Reading her books is a no-brainer because I swear, the woman has yet to disappoint me. With Six, we get the dark and the dirty and a fair bit of mindfuckery in between. There's also some mystery and action added to the mix. Oh, and the sex. We can't forget the sex because, as always, Lynn doesn't scrimp on all things that are guaranteed to get you hot and bothered. If you're expecting hearts and flowers and any kind of wooing, you best move on because none of that exists in this book, which is also why I hesitate to actually call Six a dark romance because there is no romance.
Paisley has a one-night stand, and while we've all read books that start off with the main characters engaging in such, I don't think Paisley was quite expecting to be abducted by Six and then held against her will. He doesn't threaten to kill her when everything is said and done. Nope, Six promises to do exactly that because as far as he's concerned, she won't serve her any purpose past her expiration date. That doesn't mean, however, that he won't make use of her during the time they're together. The lines soon become blurry, what with her developing feelings for him. But while Paisley may no longer see herself as his victim, Six is still very much a true cold-hearted assassin.
Okay, I'm going to stop myself from adding any more details because part of what made this as great a read as it was was trying to figure out who Six was, what the hell was going on, and how Paisley played into the whole thing. This kind of story doesn't really work for every single romance reader out there. The idea of a victim falling for her captor tends to appeal to a particular audience for whatever reason. Me? Well, I'm the kind of romance reader that sees the genre as an equal playing field. For as long as it's written well (which Six is), has a story that can keep my attention throughout (which Six did), and main characters who click (which Paisley and Six did), then I'm good to go. Whether you like dark stories like it or are looking to give it a try, I recommend K.I. Lynn's Six. Five-plus stars. ♥
Date Read: 04 September 2017
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