What are the best novels with dark love stories?

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    #1Sempre (Forever)

    Sempre (Forever)

    Sempre is the first book in the Forever series written by J.M. Darhower which centers on Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco who grow up from different childhoods, but a twist of fate causes their worlds to collide. 


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    Cheshta Das
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "It's dark alright - it involves human trafficking and teenagers. Does more need to be said about meeting that criteria? Personally, I despise these stories- both the topic and the outcome of young people in power-imbalance relationships finding love and somehow winning. Some parts of it aren't badly written in themselves, but it goes on way too long. Meh overall at best."
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    #2Escape 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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    Zachary Martinez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This isn't a very good solution to the problem/topic. This isn't a dark love story, this is a story about rape leading to being a slave. This is a dangerous example to set for young girls, who might not be mature enough to understand the difference between a novel and reality."
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    Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don't exist \- almost.


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    Cat Zhang
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is your typical love story if that is what you are into. Boy kidnaps girl, falls in love with girl, then? Nothing stands oot about this book. I should not have wasted my time."
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    #4Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë tells the story of Catherine and Heathcliff. After she rejects him for a boy from a better background he develops a lust for revenge that takes over his life. This tale of hauntings, passion, and greed remains unsurpassed in its depiction of the dark side of love.


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    Judith Thomas
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Love love love Wuthering Heights. This is such a sad tale but well worth the read, and not your conventional love story. Give it a few pages. You may find it a slow start, but eventually the story will reel you in and you'll be up all night to finish it. Then watch the movie - but only then. "
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    #5The Taker

    The Taker

    The Taker by Alma Katsu is an occult fiction and gothic romance novel first published in 2011. This is the first book in Katsu's The Taker Trilogy. It follows the story Dr. Luke Findley who fell in love with the mysterious Lanore McIlvrae.


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    John Reed
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Taker: Book One of the Taker Trilogy is a haunting and engrossing tale. It is one of the better dark love novels of the year. The story is filled with suspense, love, lust, and betrayal. It has a good plot and plenty of twists and turns to keep you interested."
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    #6Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre is a novel by Charlotte Brontë that tells the story of Jane Eyre who is left under the care of cruel guardians as a young girl, and then goes to Thornfield Hall to work as a governess, under a harsh employer.


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    Martha Valdez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is actually a very interesting story that I think anyone should read. This woman goes through an incredibly amount of punishment at the hands of the people she is left with and then is later having to deal with a really harsh employer. Eventually she ends up falling in love with him and this is interesting because of all the things she has had to deal with. Definitely a must read."
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    #7The Sea of Tranquility

    The Sea of Tranquility
    The Sea of Tranquility is a new adult romance novel by Katja Millay. It tells the story of Nastya Kashnikov and Josh Bennett, as they help each other recover from their troubled pasts and begin anew.

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    #8Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a retelling of the classic Jane Austen novel. In addition to romance, this version includes swordfights, cannibalism, and bloody mayhem.

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    Daniel Stevens
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I had heard really good things about this book, but it was a letdown. It felt too cartoonish and drab in many parts. I really do enjoy the concept as it's creative, but it could have been executed to a much better degree."
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    #9Seduced 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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    Terry Phillips
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "My sister has been coming to me a lot for help searching for novels with dark love stories. I did not know which one to tell her to read but we ended up finding Seduced in the Dark (The Dark Duet) on a best of list. She seems to really like this book."
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    #10The Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera
    The Phantom of the Opera is a gothic novel by the French writer Gaston Leroux. It tells the story of the deformed Erik, who haunts the Paris Garnier opera house, who then falls in love with the soprano singer Christine Daaé.

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    Stephen Elliott
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I found this to be a very dark and foreboding journey into the psyche of a dejected and despised sad person. Treated almost like an animal, the story of the Phantom and his love are tragic and moving. A true classic, but be prepared to enter a downward spiral of tragedy and despair. "
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    #11Fearscape (Horrorscape)

    Fearscape (Horrorscape)

    Fearscape is a young adult mystery suspense thriller fiction and the first book in Horrorscape series written by Nenia Campbell. It is first published in 2012 by Amazon Digital Services. 


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    #12The Silver Devil

    The Silver Devil

    The Silver Devil is a dark historical romance fiction novel written by Teresa Denys. This book is set in Renaissance Italy and it is first published in 1978 by Ballantine Books. 


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    Jesse Wallace
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I really liked the plot in this story. The Duke and his power over the servant and his control over her is compelling to read. A very good read and well written book."
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    #13Last Hit (Hitman)

    Last Hit (Hitman)

    Last Hit is a new adult contemporary dark romance fiction and the first book in Hitman series written by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick. It is first published in 2013 by Berkley. 


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    Wayne Santos
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "First book in a fantastic series about a hitman. I'm not normally fond of romance novels but they incorporate the action very well with the romance."
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    #14Last Kiss (Hitman)

    Last Kiss (Hitman)

    Last Kiss is a dark contemporary romance fiction and the third book in Hitman series written by  Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick. It is first published in 2015 by Berkley. 


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    Jason Gonzales
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I loved dark elements in this romance novel. It gets boring when they're always the same goofy love story. This one is really more gritty and down to earth, I really enjoyed it."
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    #15The Raven Room (The Raven Room)

    The Raven Room (The Raven Room)

    The Raven Room is the first book in the dark erotic fiction series The Raven Room written by Ana Medeiros which follows the romance between Dr. Julian Reeve and Meredith Dalton.


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    Gregory Campbell
    Written on April 24, 2018
    ""The Raven Room" is an erotic fiction book. The story is erotic but very dark. IT is very well written. It has mystery, thrillers, and sex. This book will leave you hot and heavy as well as shocked. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to read a book that will get you excited. "
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    #16End of Day (Jack & Jill)

    End of Day (Jack & Jill)

    End of Day is the first book in the dark suspense romance series Jack & Jill written by Jewel E. Ann which follows the story of Jackson and Jillian Knight.


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    Lawrence Washington
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I enjoyed this book because it was so dark. Every night I would crawl into bed my and turn all the lights of to create a spooky atmosphere for when I would read it.The story was twisted and I loved every minute of it. I have not read many dark romance stories, but this one is a keeper."


Best What are the best novels with dark love stories
1Sempre (Forever)Books 35 Paid
2Escape From ParadiseBooks 33 Paid
3StolenBooks 32 Paid
4Wuthering Heights Books 29 Paid
5The TakerBooks 26 Paid
6Jane EyreBooks 24 Paid
7The Sea of TranquilityBooks 23 Paid
8Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesBooks 21 Paid
9Seduced in the Dark (The Dark Duet)Books 20 Paid
10The Phantom of the OperaBooks 17 Paid

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