What are the most controversial dark romances?

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    #1Escape From Paradise

    Escape From Paradise
    Escape from Paradise is a dark romance novel by Gwendolyn Field about Angela Birch, who just snuck to Mexico for spring break but was then kidnapped and forced to be a slave for the billionaire Marco Ruiz.

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    Jose Ramos
    Written on April 28, 2018
    " Escape From Paradise by Gwendolyn Field is a boring read for the first few chapters, but quickly becomes a compelling story. The story is about a young woman who is kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery. It is interesting to see how she maintains her sanity through this horrific incident. This book is an emotional rollercoaster and definitely worth a read."
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    #2Beneath the Burn

    Beneath the Burn

    Beneath the Burn is an urban fiction novel by Pam Godwin about Charlee Grosky and her relationships with an abusive international businessman and Jay Mayard, a rock god who uses drugs as a release.


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    Dennis Pearson
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "I wouldn't call this one very controversial, but it is a steamy dark romance. I thoroughly enjoyed it though. From start to finish I would say I couldn't take my eyes off of it. If you like dark romances, give this one a try."
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    #3Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark)

    Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark)
    To celebrate their two year anniversary, Brax and Tess go to Mexico, where the beaches, cocktails and romantic evenings are making them having a great time. Everything changes as soon as she gets kidnapped, and has no choice but to move from being scared and ruined, to fierce and brave in order to escape from her new owners. 

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    Gary Kelley
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "So I wanted to find a good controversial book, specifically the best controversial dark romances. I ended up finding Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark Series). Its a good book and I loved every part of it."
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    #4The Dark Light of Day

    The Dark Light of Day

    The Dark Light of Day is a romance novel by T.M. Frazier about Abby and Jake, two people with hurtful pasts who will have a dangerous and disturbing love affair filled with drugs, alcohol, and abuse.


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    John Garza
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "This is a story that I can see getting dark and troublesome. But I feel like it is nothing I have not already seen before."
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    FaCade, the first book in Ker Dukey and D.H. Sidebottom's dark erotic Deception series, is about a woman who lost her memory but found herself getting married to an abusive, humiliating and condescending man.


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    Ronald Garrett
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "Needing a quick read i grabbed a copy of FaCade written by Ker Dukey. This is the first time i have heard of this author. Its a Dark Romance novella. Not the kind of dark i was thinking, overall though its an ok read. The author also has another book in this series. I may have to grab it to understand it better."
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    #6Serial (Vol.2)

    Serial (Vol.2)

    Serial: Volume Two is an urban erotic thriller collaboratively written by Lily White and Jaden Wilkes about Jude, a man addicted to killing, and Ronnie, a woman struggling in life and is in bed with an abusive man.


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    Jorge Carmona
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "Life is too short to read crap like this. That's why I cut out after 20 pages. So if you're looking for an in-depth analysis of this trash, look elsewhere. But otherwise, please save yourself the anguish and suffering of this so-called dark erotic thriller and take a walk in the sunshine instead."
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    #7Truth (Consequences)

    Truth (Consequences)

    Truth is the second book in Aleatha Romig's Consequences series, which is about Claire finding strength and will to become the domme in her relationship with Tony, who is now struggling to choose between Claire and his desire to be the dom.


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    Hu Sun
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "I wanted to like this book but I just... don't. The first one in the series was decent but nothing extraordinary. Didn't regret reading it though. Truth just got worse. Dialogue got cheesier, plots were less interesting, etc. Don't really like how the characters are developing. I don't plan to read any other books in the series."
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    Consequences is a book by Aleatha Roming that tells a story of Claire, a beautiful woman that is captured by a rich and handsome yet controlling guy. She will do whatever it takes to control the game and escape.


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    Steven Wagner
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "this is more of a thriller and suspense book than a romance novel"
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    #9Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers)

    Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers)

    Killing Sarai is a new adult contemporary romance fiction and the first book of In the Company of Killers written by J.A Redmerski. It is self-published in 2013. 


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    Howard Wong
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "In the mood for a dark romance? Well, Killing Sarai will not disappoint! For me this was new material, following a fourteen year old girl in the clutches of drug-lords. Yet, I found it quite entertaining and engrossing to say the least! I was hoping that Sarai would be saved and return to a normal life in the US. I was brought into dark worlds, the underbellies of society, where drugs and violence reign supreme. I felt like I was with Sarai in her dark adventure and her choices affected me. If you like dark romances and scary pieces, you'll love Killing Sarai too. "
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    #10Debt Inheritance (Indebted)

    Debt Inheritance (Indebted)

    Debt Inheritance is the first book in the adult erotica fiction series Indebted written by Pepper Winters which centers on Nila Weaver who was given as an inheritance present to Jethro Hawk on his 29th birthday. 


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    Christina Hughes
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The hero, Jethro is cold, dark and cruel, but the heroine is dumb and you will not root for her. There are more books in this series and maybe the story gets better over time, but as a stand alone novel, there are much better ones out there."
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    #11Seduced in the Dark (The Dark Duet)

    Seduced in the Dark (The Dark Duet)

    Seduced in the Dark is the second book in The Dark Duet written by C.J. Roberts. This follows the story of Caleb and Livvie in the world of sex-trafficking where there are instances of abuse, rape, slavery, BDSM.  


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    Charles Nguyen
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I had a hard time getting through this because of the subject matter. It draws you into the horrible world of sex trafficking and never lets up. If you can get past those parts, it's not a bad book to read."
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    #12It Ain't Me, Babe (Hades Hangmen)

    It Ain't Me, Babe (Hades Hangmen)
    It Ain't Me, Babe is the first book in the dark romance series Hades Hangmen written by Tillie Cole which follows the romance between Salome who has been living under the rule of Prophet David and biker motorcycle member River ‘Styx’ Nash.

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    Judith Hart
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "It aint me babe is a great novel for dark romance because it is a story of romance between a biker and a church goinf girl. This really is a story of two opposites that attract. "
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    #13Breakdown (Crash into Me)

    Breakdown (Crash into Me)

    Breakdown is a contemporary romance fiction and the first book in Crash into Me series written by Amanda Lance. This novel is about William and Charlotte. It is first published in 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 


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    Eric Stewart
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I love romance, but not soft romance. The types of romances that I am into is when a romance is both controversial and dark. That's why with Breakdown (Crash into Me), I was incredibly surprised with the lengths that the author went to make this story as dark, and as controversial as she could. I felt that this could occur in reality, which is rare for these titles. "
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    #14The Beast And Me

    The Beast And Me

    The Beast and Me is the first book in the adult fiction series The Beast and Me written by D.S. Wrights which centers on Meg who was abducted to an unknown place by a man named Ten. 


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    Nathan Peters
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Are you someone who loved Beauty and the Beast as a kid, but now finds the story to be way too tame and family-friendly to your adult tastes? Would you like an alternative which features darker themes and sizeable helpings of violence? Well, you're in luck, because The Beast And Me is the book you've been waiting for! This novel has caught a lot of flack from more conservative reviewers due to its handling of controversial themes such as abduction and torture, not mention the very descriptive sex scenes with the Beast, of course. However, if you come in with an adult's mindset and are willing to accept the fact that the world isn't always sunshine and roses, then you will find a lot to like about this book."
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    #15Comfort Food

    Comfort Food
    Comfort Food is an erotica novel written by Kitty Thomas which centers on Emily Vargas who taken captive but she develops a Stockholm Syndrome with her captor because he was far too beautiful to be a monster. 

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    Eugene Brown
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Comfort Food is a great novel! If ever there was a page-turner this is it, Kitty Thomas's prose here is moving and intriguing. The relationship between Emily and her captor is interesting as well, to say the least. This is a great beach read or just an everyday read for anyone who likes dark romance."


Best What are the most controversial dark romances
1Escape From ParadiseBooks 25 Paid
2Beneath the BurnBooks 24 Paid
3Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark)Books 21 Paid
4The Dark Light of DayBooks 21 Paid
5FaCadeBooks 20 Paid
6Serial (Vol.2)Books 17 Paid
7Truth (Consequences)Books 16 Paid
8ConsequencesBooks 15 Paid
9Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers)Books 9 Paid
10Debt Inheritance (Indebted)Books 4 Paid

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