Welcome to the Dark Side by Giana Darling

August 21, 2020

I couldn’t breathe because he held my breath, couldn’t think because he’d rewritten my thoughts into ones of his own making. He controlled me but only to love me, to make me understand how I could love myself better than I already did.

Welcome to the Dark Side by Giana Darling

Welcome to the Dark Side by Giana Darling

I was a good girl.
I ate my vegetables, volunteered at the local autism centre and sat in the front pew of church every Sunday.
Then, I got cancer.
What the hell kind of reward was that for a boring life well lived?
I was a seventeen-year-old paradigm of virtue and I was tired of it.
So, when I finally ran into the man I'd been writing to since he saved my life as a little girl and he offered to show me the dark side of life before I left it for good, I said yes.
Only, I didn't know that Zeus Garro was the President of The Fallen MC and when you made a deal with a man who is worse than the devil, there was no going back...

This is Daddy Zeus Garro's story from Lessons In Corruption. A standalone in The Fallen Men series.

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What can I tell you about Zeus Garro?
🖤 sexy, bada$$ and alpha to the max
🖤 great father, great friend, great brother
🖤 Prez of The Fallen and he takes his role seriously
🖤 protector of the defenseless. He tried to take a bullet for a little girl he didn't know.
🖤 everything that was great about this story!!

I really enjoyed this book. I was told I'd like it better than Lessons in Corruption and I did. Although I still think King was delicious, Zeus showed me exactly where all that deliciousness came from.

Ten years ago, the prez of The Fallen, Zeus's uncle, turned against the brothers and an intense gunfight broke out in a church parking lot. Seven year old Lou was walking with her parents and ended up in the crossfire. The only person who seemed to want to step between her and a bullet was the stranger she couldn't look away from. At twenty-six, Zeus became Lou's 'guardian monster' and through the years, they wrote to each other. They knew each other in ways no one else could. And then Lou ages up and Zeus does the right thing by cutting himself out of her life.

She’d been through enough in her short life already. She didn’t need a man-slaughtering, drug-pushing outlaw dragging her into the depths of depravity. She was better off in the shallow end, playing at wicked and lookin’ like a treat doin’ it.

But Lou wasn't having it. She was seventeen going on grown and she was tired of the fake life she was supposed to be enjoying. She wanted to revel in the dark side. She wanted to live and all of her dreams centered around Zeus.

“The first seventeen years of my life, I fasted. I kept my body clean and my spirit pure. Now, I want to feast like a glutton, spread lust on my breakfast toast, shoot violence and sip greed. And I want you to teach me, sinner man, because you’re the only man for the job,”

There were some issues with this story, such as its pacing and the fact that it seemed to be longer than necessary, but I was so invested in it and its characters that I didn't care. Honestly, this book was very close to a five-star read and the major reason it was out of the running was because someone died that didn't need to die. It didn't feed the story and I felt it was done to tug that much more on my heart strings. Not cool. WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE was an age gap romance that was filthy, yeah, but it was also full of heart. There were health scares, bullets and knives, conspiracies and rats, families and friends, and the beauty that grew between Zeus and Lou once he accepted that she was it for him.

Giana Darling is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Top 40 Amazon Best Selling Canadian romance writer who specializes in the taboo and angsty side of love and romance. She currently lives in beautiful British Columbia where she spends time riding on the back of her man’s bike, baking pies, and reading snuggled up with her cat Persephone.

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  1. HOW THE HELL DID I MISS THIS AMAZING REVIEW???!!!!! Omg I'm so happy you loved it!! I told you!!🤣🤣 Let's be clear about something though: daddy Zeus is mine!!! Lmao

    1. LMAO!! Listen, I'm not down with sharing, but for Zeus... I just might have to make an exception cuz I'm NOT letting him go! ❤


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