· Jennifer Bene
15 reviews

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Vengeance and destruction are all he has left.

Lianna Mercier has everything. She’s beautiful, well-educated, her father is rich, powerful — and she works for him. The perfect little princess, raised to be just like daddy.

But it’s all a lie.

A bloody, screwed up lie, and David Gethen is about to tear it all down and destroy Lianna in the process. He wants revenge, he wants to finish the plan his father started years ago — but after he takes her, after he tortures her, he begins to realize just how wrong he may have been.

Publisher's Note: This book is a dark romance that contains intense scenes, graphic language, and capture fantasy which may be disturbing for some readers. Please choose another book if this is not your cup of tea!

15 reviews
Louise H
August 28, 2020
I have had Destruction sitting on my kindle, waiting to be read for quite some time. Life, arc reading and buying too many books has meant that I just hadn't gotten around to reading it. However I do know the author is working on completing the second book, so I decided it was time I got myself caught up. The title is very fitting in so many ways, including the devastation to my soul. This is a pretty dark read, with non-con (albeit it's enjoyed, but she definitely says no), sadism, violence and what is possibly a healthy dollop of Stockholm Syndrome. David is an antihero of the first order, doing bad things for misguided reasons. He and Lianne share some very warped but extremely hot chemistry. There are passages that make for uncomfortable reading - because you really shouldn't be turned on by such depravity but you are. Lianne is very easy to like and connect to, their is a very natural and likeable feel to her character. I disliked David for so much of the book, but that's because he is written to BE hated, until you don't. The writing held my attention, the characters interested me, whilst the plot and suspense was well paced so as to hold my attention. I was huddled in the corner of that dank, concrete cell. I was chained across that thin, worn mattress. The skill of the author put me into the middle of the story, had me screaming in the dark and crying in misery alongside Lianne. If you're looking for your next dark erotic read then you've found it here.
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Karen Rennie
August 26, 2020
This is a very dark BDSM story that was quite difficult to read in places. David is very much the anti heroe of the story. Although you understand the reasons for his behaviour, it still doesn’t excuse what he did to Lianna and the way he treated her. He did somewhat redeem himself towards the end of the book (although the jury’s still out on how I feel about him lol) Having said that, I loved this book as the story and the characters kept you reading until the end. Lianna is such a strong person and the chemistry between the two of them was unbelievable 🔥. This book isn’t for everyone and contains triggers but if you enjoy dark romance I would definitely recommend this one. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series now.
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Elizabeth Jones
August 26, 2020
This is a book in two halves, in the first half David Is focused on revenge and is destructive and dangerous. In the second half, he recognizes that Lianne was innocent of her father’s crimes and he educates her but he no longer wishes to destroy her. For her part, Lianne starts out as an innocent and is terrified, but ends up caring for David and despising her father. The reader is never aware of who Harry is, nor of the full story, but it doesn’t matter. This is a story that is about two people discovering their truth and developing a relationship based on mutual desires. It is a deeply dark and disturbing story but none the more fascinating because of it.
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Jennifer Bene is a USA Today bestselling author of dangerously sexy and deviously dark romance. From BDSM, to Suspense, Dark Romance, and Thrillers—she writes it all. Always delivering a twisty, spine-tingling journey with the promise of a happily-ever-after.

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