From the best selling author of the Twisted Series comes the third installment. A dark steamy romantic standalone novel.
Can two dark souls find the light?
Dark Romance (Standalone)
She grew up with love but tragedy took everything away from her.
He was forced into a life that he hated and was drowning in darkness.
They both lost hope…
They both looked for ways to numb the pain…
To him, she was unpredictable and alluring.
To her, he was a dark knight with a shady past.
What happened next was unexpected. Their chance encounter was not chance anymore.
As their worlds collide and their impenetrable walls are infiltrated, these two dark souls are forced to face the one thing on earth that scares them the most…
This is a standalone novel and does not need to be read with books one and two of the Twisted Series.
For mature audiences only.
As a reader myself, I know how important it is to be aware of ‘hot button’ issues that could trigger painful memories for some. Wild Cards is a love story of the greatest and most epic proportions. However this love story faced many bumps in the road and in order to tell Luc and Vicky’s story I needed to touch on the scene of aggravated sexual assault. I feel it is my job to advise the reader of this violent episode. This aspect does not define the whole story and the book is not about violence rather about two dark souls saving each other while finding true love.
This is a full length novel, with no cliffhangers and an HEA.
R.C. Stephens was born in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from York University with a Master’s Degree in Political Science.
Her debut Novel Bitter Sweet Love is book one of the Twisted Series. Followed by Twisted Love to be released May 31st 2015.
R.C. is an avid reader, so when she isn’t cooking for her clan or on her laptop writing, she’s snuggled tight with her Kindle devouring any romance novel she can. Okay, with the exception of Thursday nights. She makes time for Scandal and Vampire Diaries. She’s a fan of drama and suspense but she’s also a sucker for a happy ending.
Her husband was her first teenage love. They live together with their three children in Toronto. Loving Canadian winters she could never think of living anywhere else.
This is the third book in the Twisted series, but can absolutely be read as a standalone with no problem at all since that is how I read this. This is definitely a dark romance story and not for the faint of heart. Luc and Vicky are two tortured souls who have been broken by other people and are drifting through life in a state of constant turmoil always searching desperately for something, anything to ease their pain and make them feel whole again. Vicky has been hurt in the past by those she trusted and now she’s turned to the unattached and emotionlessness that sex clubs allow her since this is a way for her to experience closeness with others without any of the risk of being hurt even more. Luc has been devastated by things he’s done in the past and is forever haunted by the family he was born into with no chance of escape and has been diving headfirst into the world Vicky’s currently living in for the same reasons she is. Plus he has the added problem of placing whoever he becomes attached to in any way in life threatening danger so of course he chooses to refrain from doing so, ever. Luc decides to host one of these sex parties and when Vicky shows up as one of his guests, everything changes for the both of them and they may finally have a chance at some type of happiness together.
Something I found interesting is that this isn’t merely a love story about two broken people who find and are able to fix each other. No. This is a love story about two very broken people who are able to accept each other for who and what they are and who are able to accept every facet of each other from the best parts to the worst with no exceptions and I absolutely loved reading this! Usually, when I come across these types of stories the characters find each other and as the story progresses they proceed to fix each other and the fact that this story is a bit more realistic in nature really appealed to me. I think that Vicky and Luc were able to get each other on a deeper level because they recognized each other’s pain and as a result, they were able to speak the language of the suffering and see through each other. I loved the lengths Luc was willing to go to in order to be with Vicky and how intense and deeply these two felt for each other. It’s said that whatever doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger and I can definitely say that these are two extremely strong people who for the first time may have an actual shot at happiness together. I highly recommend this to anyone to read with the understanding that this is not a hearts and flowers type of romance story and that it is really dark in nature. Personally, these are my favorite types of stories and I especially loved this one!