My dark romance obsession started with Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James. As time went on, I ventured into more taboo and darker books. For me, the darker the better! All of these books listed below are extremely dark and not for the faint of heart!

Seriously…do not read these if you can’t handle books that push boundaries and have hard limits.

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Monsters in the Dark by Pepper Winters

Tears of Tess is book #1 in the Monsters in the Dark Series.


“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect. Then it all changed.I was sold.”

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility.

For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion-filled week, Tess is on top of the world.

But lusty paradise is shattered.

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.

Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.

Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?

A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and hard to read subjects. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough.

The Twist Me Trilogy by Anna Zaires

Twist Me is book #1 in The Twist Me Trilogy


Kidnapped. Taken to a private island.

I never thought this could happen to me. I never imagined one chance meeting on the eve of my eighteenth birthday could change my life so completely.

Now I belong to him. To Julian. To a man who is as ruthless as he is beautiful—a man whose touch makes me burn. A man whose tenderness I find more devastating than his cruelty.

My captor is an enigma. I don’t know who he is or why he took me. There is a darkness inside him—a darkness that scares me even as it draws me in.

My name is Nora Leston, and this is my story.

The Buttons Series by Penelope Sky

Buttons and Lace is book #1 in the Buttons Series.


I owe him a debt.

A big one.

The payment can’t be settled with money or favors.

He only wants one thing.


Every action gets a reward. A button. Once I fill his jar with three hundred and sixty-five buttons, he’ll let me go.

He’ll let me walk away.

But I have to earn every single one.

By submitting to the darkest, cruelest, and most beautiful man I’ve ever known.

** TRIGGER WARNING ** There are some dark and disturbing scenes of abuse and punishment.

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The Dollar Series by Pepper Winters

Pennies is book #1 in the Dollar Series.


“I’m not the hero in this story, girl. You’d do best to remember that.”

Once upon a time, I was an eighteen year old psychology student.

Now, I’m a man’s property.

Stolen and sold, I’ve been decorated in bruises since the day my world changed two years ago.

I suffer in silence, I crave freedom, but I never break.

I can’t.

Until he arrives.

Elder Prest, the only man to look at me and see me. The only man more ruthless than my owner.

He wants me for reasons I don’t understand.

He claims me for one night then leaves and never looks back.

Until he returns.

And life becomes much more complicated.

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Blaire (The Dark Romance Series) by Anita Gray

Blaire Part 1 is the first book in the series.


Bought. Conditioned. Sold to the enemy.

My name is Blaire. I’m head of security to a man who controls the Russian underworld in Europe. His name is Maksim and he’s my master. He bought me ten years ago and conditioned me with brutality to worship and protect him. And I have protected him. I’ve slain everyone who has tried to do him harm. Everyone but a man he loans me to; a man who threatens to break me and everything I believe in.

You’re going to need a strong stomach and a strong heart to follow my story, because take my word for it, it’s no fairy tale.

Some people may not understand the obsession with dark romance books. For me, I personally wouldn’t want to experience what these women have been through, but I love being pushed out of my comfort zone. In these books, even through all the pain, there is also beauty. If you read these series, you will realize what I mean.

So, If you think you are up for it, try one of these books out and let me know what you think!

Do you have any dark romance recommendations for me? I would love to hear from you in the comments!

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