Release Date-19th February
Kindle Edition-338 Pages
“If he’s gross, I’m bailing.”
That’s what I said to my supposed best friend when she asked me to take her place. A blind date, she said. What harm could it do?
He was charming. Beautiful. God’s finest creation. He wined me and dined me. Made me do things I’d never before dreamt of in the bedroom. It was perfect. Dangerous. Arousing.
But she didn’t tell me the full story. She didn’t tell me about the debt she owed.
And now Quinn Cane wants his money’s worth, and he’s going to make me pay whatever way he can.
“A debt needs to be paid.”
The woman who came to meet me didn’t owe me money. I could tell by her innocent eyes. Still, the debt will be paid either way.
She was something to play with and use as I saw fit, but something about Emily Brooks made me want to keep her. So she became my dirty girl.
Pure. Innocent. Mine.
Then she whispered my damned name and invaded my world, changing its reasoning.
She wasn’t meant to break the rules. But she rolled my dice and won.
Shame. Forgiveness. Dark. Erotic. Romance.
This book is intended for mature audiences. 18+ only.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh, my goodness not sure where to start with this fantastic piece of fiction.
There is just so much I want to say here and trying to get it all out in a cohesive manner, well oh boy here we go taking a deep breath.
So first I should say I am a massive fan of Charlotte Hart’s work and cannot say enough good things about her dark dominant scribblings, they always hit that sweet spot with me and even when she takes me to places I’m not sure I want to venture it’s a journey that I can’t help but appreciate with that great big shove outside my comfort zone.
Rachel De Lune I am a newcomer to, but I was super excited to see what the collaboration between these two popular authors would bring to the table.
And hey Ho this trip through Quinn Cane’s kingdom along with the poor innocent Emily was delicious.
It was Blood and Tears, Fire and Thorns but also Rainbows and roses, if that even makes any sense.
I guess what I’m trying to say is Innocent Eyes goes through a whole kaleidoscope of emotions and while this is definitely not a pretty as a picture love story it also kind of is.
What makes this so deep is the true darkness and depravity of Quinn Cane’s decadent nature and how he corrupts his dirty girl Emily.
It’s the beacon that manages to bleed through to the darkness.
Emily’s light that helps to cleanse some of the blackness that is Quinn’s tarnished soul while his Dark nature in return paints hers in shades of grey, kind of a meeting in the middle of there true natures.
A merging if you will, each giving the other something they need.
Emily, the corruption Quinn brings to the table to oust the rot from her life, strengthening her natural nature.
While Quinn benefits greatly from Emily’s guiding light, tempering him kind of his conscience.
So, There were times here I absolutely hated Quinn with a passion.
His take what you want selfish attitude basically like a kid with a new toy he wants to break, then put back together, damn the repercussions.
His world, his rules.
In the beginning, Quinn’s actions were truly reprehensible and it was difficult to see how he was going to redeem himself.
I also do understand how he has grown into the individual he has become, doesn’t stop me wanting to brain him know.
Emily herself, she was stronger than she thought, I loved her naive optimism for life.
Also at the same time, I wanted her to grow a backbone, and stand up for herself.
I was still totally rooting for her all the way as whatever was thrown at her she dealt with like a trooper.
You couldn’t help but like the girl.
I found myself amazed at her resilience and ability to see the best in people.
The side characters here were few, but what we did have were so diverse a definite mixed bunch of very different individuals.
Some I especially loved to hate and I am so glad they got the rewards that their shitty actions brought.
We reap what we sow in life and Karma’s a bitch.
Except in the case of Quinn, I’m giving him a free pass on account of his repentance and just because I can he he.
Seriously though he did do a 360 in regards to his emotions and overall attitude so I’m feeling the love at this moment in time.
So this story was jam-packed full of everything, it was a rollercoaster journey of every emotion imaginable and I adored every minute of it.
I do so love me a HEA, even better when its a bitter fight till the finish.
Fingers crossed these two talented authors pair up again as this worked in every way and flowed together seamlessly.
I would never have guessed this was a collaboration.
So A really big shiny endorsement here from my camp.
Cannot recommend this enough.
Give it a go, you won’t be able to put it down.
So glad to have received an ARC of “Innocent Eyes” from the Author’s of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.