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Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lost in a Story! The point of it is to help cull your reading lists down, or maybe push higher anticipated releases up on your TBR! And maybe you all can help me along the way, and tell me if you’ve loved or hated any of these!

How it works:
➽ Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
➽ Order on ascending date added.
➽ Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books - I do about 15-20 because my list is HUGE
➽ Read the synopses of the books
➽ Decide: keep it or should it go?

Possessive Daddy by B.B. Hamel
Avg rating: 3.63/Release: March 3, 2017
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2WR8r3h

There is just something so dirty and wrong and irresistible about stepdaddy romances. If done right, they can be a spectacularly smutty good time. I want to read this one because the guy isn't actually involved with his wife and it says it's dark. I can't wait to see how he gets his girl to call him Daddy!
Verdict: keep
Incentive (The Fidelity World) by Pam Godwin
Avg rating: 4.05/Release: March 21, 2017

I've got so many of this author's books on my tbr. I absolutely adored Dark Notes and I've always promised myself that I'd read more from her. I've got a couple of books already on my kindle, it's just a matter of actually getting to them. This one will just have to be added to the waiting list lol.
Verdict: keep
Mafia Princess (Royal Mafia #1) by Bella J.
Avg rating: 4.02/Release: December 6, 2016
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2TEdUIV

I've never read from this author before. However, enough of my GR friends read this book and liked it (and recommended it to me because I love all things mafia), that I think it may be worth my time. I guess we'll see about that.
Verdict: keep
The Billionaire's Christmas (The Sinclairs #0.5) by J.S. Scott
Avg rating: 4.04/Release: October 14, 2014
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2SyDxO1

This is a really simple decision to make. I already promised myself that I'd read all of the Sinclair books. This author writes one heck of a good story!
Verdict: keep
Fiendish: A Twisted Fairytale by Meka James
Avg rating: 3.65/Release: May 26, 2014

I love fairy tale retellings. I LOVE them! At least when they're done right. So this one was recommended to me and although I've never read (nor heard) of this author before, I'm going to give it a try because it says it's a dark retelling of Beauty & the Beast. Bring it!!
Verdict: keep
Lingus by Mariana Zapata
Avg rating: 3.98/Release: August 7, 2015
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2E00wco

I think I'm going to be in the minority here. I haven't tried this author yet. I've seen all of the rave reviews and fan girling posts. I still can't make myself jump on board the Zapata train. It's just that I'm the girl who'll look for the reviews that realistically capture the feels of a story. So when I got to one that really broke it down the way I wanted, I wasn't impressed. This story about a porn star and a teacher isn't for me. Maybe another Zapata book will come along to tickle my fancy.
Verdict: delete
Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O'Connell
Avg rating: 4.25/Release: April 8, 2010
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2I0xEVM

So this one is one of those hidden gems that I'd never give a second look but comes highly recommended. The cover doesn't do the rave reviews it's received any justice, but I'm excited to see if I love this as much as everyone else.
Verdict: keep
Dark (Beautiful Ashes Series #1) by Lora Ann & Lucian Bane
Avg rating: 3.98/Release: April 12, 2016

There's just something about an erotic thriller that I find hard to resist.
Verdict: keep
Animal (Animal #1) by Marni Mann
Avg rating: 4.12/Release: March 23, 2017

I've recently become a huge fan of this author and her erotic romance prowess. Knowing that she's also penned dark romances only makes me want more. I'm eager to start this book!
Verdict: keep
Figure Eight by Calia Read
Avg rating: 3.80/Release: March 25, 2017
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2HYqCkh

I've never read from this author before, but as I'm a huge dark romance fan, her name has popped up a time or two. This story sounds thrilling and I'm hoping to go in blind.
Verdict: keep
Possession by Jaimie Roberts
Avg rating: 3.47/Release: March 10, 2017
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2DZZkpz

This one comes highly recommended by one of my GR friends. She knows how I love a dark romance and contracts of ownership are a guilty pleasure. I hope this author can make a fan out of me.
Verdict: keep
Damaged Locke (Locke Brothers #1) by Victoria Ashley & Jenika Snow
Avg rating: 3.90/Release: April 10, 2017
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2GyaTpU

My GR friends have given this mixed reviews so I think I need to test it out myself. I've had good experiences reading from both authors so fingers crossed that this turns out to be a winner.
Verdict: keep
Hands Off (Under the Covers #4) by Kayti McGee
Avg rating: 3.82/Release: March 14, 2017
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2HXStAT

I've never tried this author before and I'm not sure why. Nothing I've come across of hers has really grabbed me. This is an opposites attract story so I'm hoping it makes me pay attention.
Verdict: keep
Pre-War (War 0.5) by Nicole Lynne - Stevie J. Cole & LP Lovell
Avg rating: 4.50/Release: February 5, 2017

I don't know why I added this. After reading War Poppy, I was so freaking angry. The book had me so upset that I almost banned these authors from crossing my mind again. ANGRY!! So no, I won't be reading this. The more distance between me and this story, the better.
Verdict: delete
Property of Drex (Death Chasers MC #1) by C.M. Owens
Avg rating: 4.26/Release: March 14, 2016

It's currently FREE right now on Amazon so I one-clicked. I might as well give in and actually read it. Right?
Verdict: keep
Siren (Siren #1) by Jaimie Roberts
Avg rating: 4.20/Release: September 6, 2016
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2WLrjRn

Well will you look at that... another dark read on my tbr from this author. Highly recommended and I'm gonna give it a shot.
Verdict: keep
The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #1) by Brian Staveley
Avg rating: 4.14/Release: January 14, 2014

I asked for a fab fantasy read and this one came up smelling like roses. It's a story about three siblings, each with their own POV, and I'm excited!!
Verdict: keep
The Brave Line by Kate Stewart
Avg rating: 4.15/Release: March 19, 2017
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2SElHZM

Kate Stewart is one of those authors that got a lot of hype and I want to try her out. Just reading the blurb for this book has me excited.
Verdict: keep
Say I'm Yours (Return to Me #3) by Corinne Michaels
Avg rating: 4.12/Release: March 25, 2017
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2GzBfYn

I've been wracking my brain trying to remember a book I've read from this author, slowly coming to the realization that maybe I never read one. I know, how could that be? I'll rectify that with this one.
Verdict: keep
Kiss Me (Kiss of Death #2) by LP Lovell
Avg rating: 4.35/Release: March 20, 2017

Have you met Una before? Now that's one badass chick! I miss this sexy assassin and I really need to get back into her story. I think it's time for a re-read before I tackle this book.
Verdict: keep

Did any of these books make it to your reading lists? Do you agree/disagree with my verdicts? I can't wait to hear your thoughts! xoxo

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