Stroke of Midnight by K. Webster

October 21, 2020

Stroke of Midnight by K. Webster
"You're just a little girl who desperately craves a daddy." - Winston Constantine

Stroke of Midnight by K. Webster

Stroke of Midnight by K. Webster


Cinderella #1
Release: October 27, 2020
Genre: Dark romance w/ BDSM elements
Dual POV: 1st person
Heat: 5
Format/Source: eARC provided by the author

Money can buy anything. And anyone. As the head of the Constantine family, I’m used to people bowing to my will. Cruel, rigid, unyielding—I’m all those things. When I discover the one woman who doesn’t wither under my gaze, but instead smiles right back at me, I’m intrigued.

Ash Elliott needs cash, and I make her trade in crudeness and degradation for it. I crave her tears, her moans. I pay for each one. And every time, she comes back for more. When she challenges me with an offer of her own, I have to decide if I’m willing to give her far more than cold hard cash.

But love can have deadly consequences when it comes from a Constantine. At the stroke of midnight, that choice may be lost for both of us.
Ash Elliott was newly eighteen and had a ton of problems.
šŸ‘  she and her dad lived with his new wife and her three sons
šŸ‘  those sons made her life a living hell
šŸ‘  her step-brothers made it clear that they thought they owned her and their bad behavior was escalating
šŸ‘  her father had spent her college tuition on wooing his new wife
šŸ‘  she was broke, desperate and alone

Winston Constantine seemed to have it all - looks, wealth, success, etc. His family owned the city. He could have any woman he wanted. When Ash made herself into a target, he was only too willing to pay her to follow his lead. Money for humiliation. Cash for degradation.
She smiles.
The beautiful, messy girl smiles at my words.
This is how I know I'll never come back from this. From her.
When feelings get in the way, feelings Winston wants nothing to do with, how will this change the dynamic of their relationship?

While I failed to connect with these characters and I didn't fall in love with the plot, by the end, I was hooked. I'm eager to find out more about the rivalry between the Constantines and the Morellis. I need to know what's going on. Will Ash grow the heck up and be the woman Win needs? Will those stepbrothers get the kind of punishment they so richly deserve? Will Win give into his feelings for Ash?
So in the end, I liked it. The banter between the characters was hilarious. The intimate scenes were super kinky. The push and pull was ridiculous. I have no idea where this story is going because the ending was intense, so I'm really looking forward to reading the next book, Prince Charming. January 26th can't come soon enough!

I stare at the two thousand dollars we agreed upon. It doesn’t feel real. Since meeting Winston, I’ve made over four thousand dollars, kicking me up to eleven grand in my college fund. It’s annoying the relief I feel. It would have taken me months to make that much at FGM Services. I know Manda offered to pay, but I’d feel much better if I could somehow pay for it myself, even if it’s just books and supplies. I hate having to be indebted to her.
I go to reach for the money, but his hand covers mine, stopping me. My heart does a nervous skip in my chest.
“Want to earn more?” His eyes flare with challenge.
I can do this.
I can endure his weird-ass fantasies because he pays well.
“Yes,” I tell him with false bravado.
“Then wrap those lips around your breadstick. Lick it and suck it. Like you wish it were my dick.” He nods at the bread on my plate. “Five hundred dollars.”
God, he is so freaking bizarre.
I’m about to tell him where to shove his breadstick when I decide to negotiate for more. It’s just a breadstick, not his dick. I can do this. Easily. I’m practically salivating for it anyway. The bread, not his dick.
“Eight,” I counter
“A grand if you moan my name while you do it and don’t stop when Francis brings our food.” He winks at me. “Easy money.”
“Fifteen hundred and I’ll gag on it.”
He fists his hand, his jaw clenching, the first sign of a normal human reaction. Heat burns down my spine, pooling in my pelvis. I’m not turned on by him. Not a bit.
“You have yourself a deal, little girl.”
Closing my eyes, I attempt to distance myself from him as I pick up my bread. He clears his throat, earning my stare, and shakes his head.
“Eyes on me,” he murmurs. “Everything you do, I want your eyes on me.”
K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author of over seventy-five romance books in many different genres including dark romance, taboo romance, contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her supportive husband and two adorable children, she's active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

Can't find a certain book? Maybe it's too hot for Amazon! Don't worry because titles like Bad Bad Bad, This is War, Baby, The Wild, and Hale can all be found for sale on K's website in both ebook and paperback format.

4 comments

  1. Excellent review Nat!! ❤❤xoxo

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  2. It's amazing you could be hooked by the end when you didn't connect with the characters or plot. That's some great writing. Nice review!

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    1. Right? K Webster can write anything! I'm always captivated with the worlds she creates so I wasn't suprised to be gaga in the end :) Thanks Deanna! šŸ’™šŸ’™

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