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Summary

The secluded forest cabin was meant to give Sophie a place to hide, to heal, and to be safe. 

But from the moment she arrives, she’s not alone. She glimpses dark shapes from the corner of her eye, feels phantom touches, and her dreams are filled with seductive shadows. What she first mistakes for delusions of her traumatized mind soon prove to be so much more…

An ancient, mysterious, dangerous entity lurks in the woods — and it wants Sophie.

Trigger warning: This book contains violence, including a history of domestic abuse.

©2018 Tiffany Freund (P)2021 Tiffany Freund

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Ehh it was okay

Plot is what you'd expect - fast paced and not "the point" of the novel. SPOILERS she comes out of an terribly abusive relationship where she was basically owned, then stumbles upon Mr. shadow forest lord and he repeats steamily "You're mine" for ten days and then she becomes his forest wife.

Narration for the male characters were on point I guess, but jeez the dialogue between the female characters - comical.

Overall, ehh, I giggled, but not worth it.

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  • To Read or Not to Read
  • 18-12-21

Exceptional

I had been anxiously awaiting this book to be available on Audible and I was not disappointed. Tiffany and Robert have the most amazing imaginative power together. Not only was this book fantastical, it managed to touch on several of our everyday tragedies. Domestic violence is widespread and devastating. T&F were able to address these difficult issues in a way that kept it real. I will not spoil anything for other readers by saying to much. What I will say is that this is an exceptional book and Jaime did a very good job of voicing all the characters. Do not hesitate to buy this book. I will caution anyone who has been touched by domestic violence to only read when they feel ready. The characters are amazing and the world building was to. For such a short book, it was exceptional!

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  • Katrina
  • 11-01-22

So many issues...

Ok. So. I had a lot of issues with this book. The abusive relationship...then kind of being touched in an unconscious state. Never really asking too many questions, never saying no, the fact that the guy that shows up is only half human. Maybe I didn't totally know what I was getting into, but I just found some things to be problematic.
The narrator though...I did enjoy his voice. Def the highlight of listening to this book that seemed to go on forever.

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  • Lizzm
  • 12-01-22

Mediocre as an audio book

Maybe this is better read but as an audiobook it fell flat. The narrator’s female voice made the woman seem vapid and annoying.
The story line has great potential and I had high hopes but…

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  • Andrew Jemiolo
  • 02-06-22

Great book!

I loved the audiobook. story got a slow start buy made up. Can't wait for book 2.

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  • Hal
  • 05-05-22

Meh

It was kind of annoying with Josephine Davis said over and over and over. And it was a very cliche romance, this book was recommended to me so my expectations were higher than what was delivered.

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  • Lyric
  • 14-03-22

Wait What Now???

This review contains spoilers!!!!!

Now Wait A Damn Minute!!! What the hell did I just read!!

Sophie.... Hmmm how can I out this. Sooooo, she's in an abusive marriage with (Tyler), secretly makes a friend that lives across the street. The abuse gets worse and he goes to jail. While he's in jail her friend help her RUN. So runs away, moving to a remote cabin. As soon as she arrives she tells individuals where she lives (hmm weird) even though she knows he will come looking for her. Back at her cabin she feels something looking at her, when she sleeps she has orgasms from "something". She is terrified of her husband and has a gun but for some reason NEVER carries it. (Weird again)

Cruz....What the hell is he??I don't think anyone knows. Some type of shadow creature. But he stalks Sophie and has his way with her while she sleeps. When she ventures out in the woods and get lost, she is attacked and Cruz appears. Removing the threat and introducing himself. He then stalks her more, wearing her down until she is willing to be his mate and devoting themselves to one another. (Weird again) . He's able to have her as his mate on Halloween, the only day that he is in flesh form. And so he does.

Sophies friend keeps her updated on his whereabouts until he finds a clue to where Sophie is within her friends mail. And goes in search of Sophie.

Tyler finds Sophie easily by way of the town people telling him where she lives. (major eyeroll, who didn't see that coming). He walks in on Sophie and Cruz (whatever he is) having sex and is majorly bewildered. He commands her to come with him and when she refuses he shoots Cruz multiple times and takes her. She tries to fight but loses and he attempt to rape her. Saying he's undoing what the beast has done, being that his cum was running down her leg, so he must make this right. (Psycho!!!!!) Cruz finds a way to Save The Day and they confess their love for one another. Cruz extends her an offer and Sophie accepts which makes her like him. (Again whatever the hell he is).

Yet at the end of this book they appear human. (Wait What!!!) And of course she ends up pregnant. So then, what species will the child be???


So again, what the hell did I just read. I have no idea, the story started out a bit slow but it picked up after a while. But I'm still a bit lost. But oh well this was a very short read. Try it out if you'd like, not one I'd recommend simply because there are so many missing pieces.

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  • WhiteRaven
  • 10-03-22

They did it again!

Another 5 star book from Tiffany and Robert! His Darkest Craving is a M/F Beauty and the Beast retelling with a Tiffany Roberts flair. Like always, their ability to create such depth with their characters is beautiful.
There is some medium burn spice in this story (It will make since when you read it). And detailed mentions of domestic abuse. However, the abuse is NOT between our H and h.

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  • Alexandra Little
  • 28-02-22

Perfect writing ruined by poor narration

The narrator uses a faux British accent for most of the reading, a super whiney voice for the women, a vagina-drying rasp for the male protagonist, and the ex husband sounds so much like every stereotypical popped-collar duebro that he came across as laughable. The writing is incredible and if I had read this title it would have been full marks. The spicy scenes are sufficiently spicy, the male protagonist is all you could ever want in a beastly romance, and the setting lends well to the story. I'm going to give it another go with a physical copy and hope the narration doesn't stick in my head.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-01-22

Voices pulled me out of it.

I really liked the premise, it all seemed to fall a bit flat though. Having a single voice actor and it being male really killed me with the female protagonists character, made her seem very whiny and not too likable. The rest of the characters were completely fine. The setup of the at the very end was the most interesting of the whole story, and I would’ve loved if it had started on that note instead of where it did start. It was just hard to find interest in such few characters, as well as only one real obstacle.

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  • Skylynn owens
  • 22-01-22

Good Sex Scenes but That's It

This book has pretty good sex scenes but that's were the compliments end for me. The main character makes poor decisions throughout the entire book and despite just getting out of an abusive horrible relationship and claiming she's learned from her mistakes, she often puts herself in vulnerable positions to be taken advantage of by another possessive, over bearing man she doesn't even know. She refuses to go to therapy and isolates herself, only really seeing her new love interest. She also only really knows him for the span of a couple of weeks before she's ready to make giant commitments. It feels very much like the twilight series in that way. Also like the twilight series, it romanticizes men who want to own you and relationships with a very uneven power dynamic.

The narrator does this super high pitched, annoying, vapid voice for the women and the conversations between Sophie and Kate are almost unbearable. That being said, the voice he does for the men isn't bad.

If you want to listen to a book that has pretty good and interesting sex scenes (I would do a bit of research to make sure it's the kind of sex scenes you would like) and can ignore a dumb plot with quiet a few holes and a slightly insulting portrayal of a domestic abuse survivor, then I would give it a listen. If not then I would look for another erotica to read.