“Dark, perverse, and unbearably erotic, Pretty When You Cry is Skye Warren at her gritty best.”
~ Anna Zaires, USA Today bestselling author of Twist Me
I came from a place of dirt floors and holy scriptures. They told me the world outside was full of sin, and the first night I escape, I find out it’s true. Ivan saves me, but he does more than that. He takes me. He makes me his own girl.
My conditioning runs too deep. Ivan sees what I am.
Pretty When You Cry is now my FAVORITE in this series…so far. We didn’t get to see much of Candy in the previous books, so there was no way of knowing who she was. I loved her character. She was sweet and innocent, yet sexy. Since I began this series, Ivan has always been an intriguing character; and that held true throughout his and Candy’s tale.
In this installment, we learn that Candy entered Ivan’s world at a young age and he took it upon himself to be her protector. Having left behind the life she knew, Ivan gives her shelter and safety and eventually a job at the Grand. There she learns to “shake what her momma gave her” to entice those that come in for a glance at the beauties Ivan employs.
Over the years, the relationship between Ivan evolves into something quite different than expected and even puzzling at times; but they’re perfectly suited for each other.
I don’t want to give away too much about their relationship because then you’ll miss out on discovering it for yourselves, but I will say, it’s an angle I didn’t expect and was a first for me. 😉
Pretty When You Cry definitely has more darker tones than the previous books; which also puts it in first place for me. I’m just a little bit twisted and I like that in my romances. 🙂
I would like to add about how SUPER DUPER EXCITED I am that we’re finally going to get Clara and Giovanni’s story!!!! I’ve been wanting theirs since I read the prequel novella, Tough Love. If you haven’t started this series yet, you can get the novella for FREE, so get that Oneclick finger on the move.
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dark romance such as Wanderlust and Prisoner. Praised as a “true mistress of dark erotica”, her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Houston, Texas, with her loving family, three dogs, and one evil cat.