Takin’ it back to the Love Don’t Cost a Thing universe with
Lap of Luxury Release Day ARC Review
Lap of Luxury – Brianna Hale
Series – Love Don’t Cost a Thing
Publication Date: 10 | 22 | 19
Cover: Maria & Steamy Designs
Genre: Dark Romance, Romance, Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4|5 Stars
Captive. Pet. Lover. Pawn…
Darkness lives inside Damir Ravnikar, and that darkness craves one thing: me. Rich, ruthless, and handsome as sin, Damir’s promised me the world to make up for my life’s myriad disappointments.
But his promise comes with a price.
Damir intends to use me to hunt down his double-crossing brother. With every jewel, every kiss, I can feel myself losing my morals, my freedom and even my sanity. Because darkness lives inside me, too. He’s laying my deepest secrets bare, and there’s nothing I can do to stop him.
My name is Bethany, and I’ve fallen into the lap of luxury.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Contains dark romantic themes. This book is NOT a standalone and is intended to be read after COME TO DADDY. No cliffhanger.
Okay, so I was very excited to get my hands on Lap of Luxury because I needed to know what happens to Bethany and that demon, Damir. Plus, I was really curious to see how Hale was going to make us like Damir, because, let’s be honest, he was absolutely awful in Come to Daddy.
I was not disappointed. I’m not going to say I love a good redemption story, because while I do, this wasn’t one of them. Damir is who he is, and he won’t be apologetic about it. However, you learn to understand him and he isn’t as awful as you think. Plus, he knows exactly what Bethany needs and wants, even if she’s too afraid to admit her desires to herself.
I loved Bethany and her tenacity and sass and resolution to be a final girl in this story. I admired her for what she did and how she did it. Plus, I like that she embraced what she was at first ashamed of. Girl, your man likes it exactly how you do too.
Overall I enjoyed the book even though I was curious as to how I was going to like the dark aspects of it. And I did. I’ve been a fan of Hale’s dark or taboo romances for a while now.