Indie Flutters: Marked by Charisse Spiers

Marked (Shadows in the Dark #1)

  • By Charisse Spiers
  • Editions: ebook, paperback
  • Published: August 3rd 2015 by Charisse Spiers books
  • Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
  • Source: NetGalley
  • In a Flutter: Refreshing in a dark and twisted way!
  • rating-system5

    Welcome to my fucking world. My name is Kaston Cox and I’m a criminal’s worst nightmare. Most people run from darkness, but I live in it, require it, and thrive in the night. Some call me a monster, some a lover of evil, and others, the devil himself, but they’re all wrong. I’m just a shadow in the dark. I speak for the innocent when no one else will. Once I have marked you, you better beg for forgiveness, because your time has run out…
    Revenge is the ultimate wage for evil. Some just can’t stomach to do it themselves. That’s where I come in. I am the ultimate judge when called upon for justice. I will decide who lives and who dies. Blood may be on my hands, but it’s not the blood of the innocent. Remorse is nowhere to be found. I don’t give a shit if you understand. I can live with the man I look at every day in the mirror. My soul was tainted the day I was conceived. You think you know me? You have no fucking idea. I am who I am because of what they did to her, and to him. They were my family. This was the only form of restitution he believed in. I owed him everything. I took over the empire he built. This is how I repay him. There was only one rule: never allow emotions to form. Numb and heartless are the only two ways to live.
    What I never included in the plan…was her.
    My name is Lux Larsen. My life is as perfect as it can get. I’m a partier, a seductress when it comes to something that I want, and the ultimate sexual con artist. I use my body to get what I want and I’m not ashamed. Designer tags are what I’m after. I love sex. I’m good at it. Fuck double standards. Guys can do it, well guess what, so can I. I will never be caught back on the other side of the tracks for as long as I live. I left that hellhole years ago. I’ll do anything to stay away. You can call me a whore if you want, but I just look at it as I’ve decided to become a player in a man’s game, and I’m a fucking pro at it. Love is for the weak minded. Weak is something I’ll never be.
    I never anticipated the predator that would find me. I’m now his prey…but I’m not sure I can run.
    The world likes to think that love is only pure, only for those that do good, but what no one considers is when bad has to be done to formulate a different type of good. Two of the most random people can be a perfect match, being placed together like pieces to a puzzle. Being in the wrong place at the right time can be terrifying and it can also be exactly what is supposed to happen, because sometimes…love is born in the dark.

    ~ Goodreads



    This novel was crazy! Honestly, I was completely captivated by the main characters. Lux and Kaston were two of the most unusual people I had ever read! This story just kept the conflicts coming but I loved the way the characters reacted to each other and the situations that they were put in. This was a darker tale with murder and a little bit of suspense. But the way Lux and Kaston come together is what makes it a fantastic romance!
    Lux Larsen is a badass. She clawed her way out of hell and she will be damned if she gets sucked back into that place again. She wants for nothing because she knows how to use her body to get what she wants. Not only is she not ashamed, she has confidence that goes on for days. Until she winds up in a tattoo chair. When she meets her tattoo artist her life is thrown into a tailspin. She is no longer the top dog but as scary as it is she doesn’t mind. Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks showed her true love doesn’t exist but Kaston is a patient man, and Lux just became Marked.
    Kaston Cox is a killer. He didn’t start out that way but growing up with his father and what happened to his father, shaped the way he now sees the world. He want to carry on his father’s “legacy” of ridding the world of evil. But the life of a hitman doesn’t allow for getting close to people or making mistakes. But after he meets the foul mouth, gorgeous, unapologetic Lux, he isn’t sure if the rules can be followed anymore. Can he invite her into a world where trusting the wrong person can get you killed? Or will he do as he was taught and leave no loose ends?
    “We’re two lunatics mesmerized with each other’s crazy”.
    I loved these two’s relationship! I think the reason it was so different from what I normally read is because they accepted each other instantaneously. They were both psychotic and both reveled in it. Lux accepted Kaston for what he was due largely to the fact that she was as crazy as he was. These two were the ultimate ride or die couple and it was awesome! They challenged each other but also knew when to back down.
    All in all this novel was aces in my book! Lux and Kaston are a couple that are all kinds of crazy but also a couple that will have each other’s backs no matter what. This series is continuing and I’m so excited that Delta and Kross get to tell their story next in the book: Love and War!!!!! If you are in the mood for a darker romance that has a stone cold killer that is hotter than hell then come find out why Lux is Marked!!!



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