โ˜…โ˜… ๐๐„๐– ๐‘๐„๐‹๐„๐€๐’๐„ โ˜…โ˜… The Danger You Know by Lily White is available now! + Excerpt + My Review

Title: The Danger You Know
Author: Lily White
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: April 22, 2020

Youโ€™ll judge me.
Hate me and tell me Iโ€™m wrong.
Refuse to see how my darkness is what she needs.
While I donโ€™t particularly care about your feelings in the matter, and while I pursue her despite the wedding bells that rang for another, only I can see how she is drowning beneath mediocrity.
How many times must I remind her?
It canโ€™t matter that I am the person who ruined her life.
The man who killed her father.
The constant shadow that watches her sleep.
The lover who prefers dirty alleyways to freshly laundered sheets

Sheโ€™s mine. Always has been. 
I’m the worst thing for her, yet Iโ€™m the only salvation she knows.
He had his chance to make her happy.
He failed.
He didn’t see how she was dying inside because he couldn’t know her.
Not like I know her.

I am her stalker.
Her protector.
And the only man that can bring her back to life.

โ€œWho are you?โ€

โ€œDoes it matter?โ€ I cock a brow, challenging her to care.

She laughs, and itโ€™s like music, free and unencumbered.

โ€œNo, I guess it doesnโ€™t.โ€

We stare at each other for several quiet seconds, the beat of my breath matching hers. Her eyes are glassy and unfocused, her face so serene that I feel relaxed because of it.

โ€œYouโ€™re pretty,โ€ she says on an exhalation of breath.

Pretty?

Flowers are pretty. The sky is pretty. Women are pretty.

I am none of those things.

โ€œYouโ€™re drunk, and Iโ€™m not pretty.โ€

Adeline pushes up to kneel in her seat and leans over the center console, her palm cupping my cheek as tender as a lover.

โ€œYes, you are. But youโ€™re flawed. I can see all the mistakes. Youโ€™re gorgeous because of those flaws.โ€

My eyes widen, heart hammering. She needs to go. This is too much. Too close. How the fuck does she know that?

Itโ€™s the tragic artist in her. She looks for the cracks and fissures, the imperfections in anything she sees.

Her sloppy grin widens, pearly white teeth glimmering beneath.

โ€œItโ€™s okay. Iโ€™m flawed, too. Would you like to see?โ€

What a stupid question. I donโ€™t need to see. I already know all her flaws. I could write a fucking book about them.

Adeline doesnโ€™t wait for an answer before climbing over the center console to straddle my lap. And while I should open my door to jump away, I find myself sucking in a breath, my body going far too still.

She leans forward to press her mouth to my ear.

โ€œI donโ€™t even know your name, and all I want to do is kiss you right now. How fucked up is that?โ€

Extremely. It is just one of the things about her that drives me crazy. Donโ€™t get me wrong; I love that about her. But I also hate it.

โ€œWe shouldnโ€™t do that,โ€ I answer.

โ€œI like doing things I shouldnโ€™t.โ€

Yes, yes she does. She really is a little monster.

Lily White is a romance writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series, Target This, Wishing Well, and Asylum. In addition to dark romance Lily writes contemporary romance, taboo romance, and psychological thrillers. Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.

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MY REVIEW: Woohoo! An impossible piece of perfection! I started this and couldnโ€™t put it down as the cat and mouse game kept me flipping the pages. A memorizing dark romance with thrills, chills and an assassin with a penance for a โ€˜little monsterโ€™ of a girl that he created, in part. Ari is a spectacular antihero (right behind The Directorโ€™s Ethan) that is a stalker extraordinaire as he invades Adeline during sleep and wake. But with Adeline you donโ€™t know if itโ€™s a waking or dream moment. Her condition was so interesting and perfect for this story. The question of what was real and what was a dream was masterful as Adeline lived in the in between with a passion. I was holding my breath as Ariโ€™s slowly evades Adelineโ€™s world and seduces her into a madness of pleasure and pain. Oh, he is a sexy ahole and turns her inside out with his torturous games. Thereโ€™s always a twist with this author but this one didnโ€™t have a big impact on the story for me. I loved Ariโ€™s fellow assassin Lincoln and hope he gets a story. And I loved that old friends Rebecca and Aiden made an appearance! I couldnโ€™t get enough of Ari and Adeline and their hot chemistry. This is a fabulous dark and dirty stalker romance with outstanding characters from a spectacular storyteller.

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