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#ARCReview Grave (Dark Kings #2) by Shantel Tessier

Title: Grave

Series: Dark Kings #2, Standalone

Author: Shantel Tessier

Genres: Dark Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 31 August 2020



My life went to hell years ago, and I’ve had a death wish since then with fast cars, women, and drugs. They don’t call me Grave for nothing!

But I do it because I need to feel something… anything. What’s life worth living for without the high?

And then I saw her!

She’s too good for me, and I should stay away. But like any addict, I switch one drug for another, and I’ll be taking her to hell with me.


I’m anything but sweet, despite what people think, so when he tells me I’m too good for him and I’m better off without him, I don’t listen.

My life was simple before Grave stepped through that door, but who wants simple?

He makes me feel alive. It only took one touch, and I became addicted!

But therein lies the problem. Addiction is Grave’s middle name, and when he tells me he’s taking me to hell with him, I don’t know whether to take that as a threat or a promise!

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
ARC Source: Author via Wildfire Marketing Solutions

The second Dark King is finally here!! Grave and April’s story is so good! He might just be my favorite King so far!!

Grave lives up to his nickname at the max. It’s apparent that he has a death wish. He has too many vices, drugs-women-fast cars, and he let them control him. It’s like he has no care for the consequences and his only goal is to numb the world. His numbness is broken when he meets April.

April is a ray of sunshine in his black world. Life wasn’t very good to her, but she manages to stay afloat while taking care of her younger brother. However, he messes with the wrong people and she’ll need Grave to help her.

I knew from the start that Grave was more complicated than he seems. He feels too deeply and too much, and that’s why he feels that the drugs are the only escape. April is fast becoming his new addiction but sadly, he’ll need more than just her to fight his demons. Their chemistry is off the charts, and their story is full of fire, passion, heartbreak, and sexy times!!

I’m looking forward to the rest of the Kings. Sadly, we have to wait until 2021 for the next book…!



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Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their two daughters. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book.

She considers herself extremely lucky to get to be a stay at home wife and mother. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee, but loves wine. She and her husband are both huge football fans, college and NFL. And she has to feed her high heel addiction by shopping for shoes weekly.

Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her. She loves spending evenings at home with her husband and daughters, along with their cats and dogs.

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