Dead Man Walking by Giana Darling
Publiaction Date: December 28th 2020
From USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Giana Darling comes a dark MC romance about a broken enforcer and the beautiful, innocent woman who shows him that light can exist even in the dark…
A killer. A criminal.
The Irish enforcer for The Fallen Men MC is everything good girls are taught to stay away from.
Only, I found myself inexorably drawn into his dark gravitational pull. I wanted to know what it would be like to walk beside the human personification of Death and hold his hand, feel his kiss, and maybe even earn his undying love.
But Priest McKenna is older, cold as ice, and notoriously unfeeling.
So what are the odds that a dead man walking would come to life for little, insignificant me?
When a serial killer begins to target the women of Entrance, BC, and The Fallen suffers another terrible blow, Priest resolves to hunt down the killer himself.
And when the murderer sets his eyes on me?
My very own psychopath steps between me and certain death, thrusting us into an intimacy I prayed we would never recover from.
*A standalone book in The Fallen Men Series.*
“But if I had a metaphorical heart in my chest, it would only beat for her. Mo cuishle. My heartbeat.”
Holy crap. Holy crap. Holy crap.
This. Book. Was. So. Good.
Bea and Priest and a very, very close second to Zeus and LouLou for me. I was obsessed with this entire book. I didn’t want to put it down and anytime I had to, I was thinking about all of the possibilities that might happen. It consumed all my thoughts.
Thought you’d think these two would make an unlikely pair, and at times they are, but surprisingly they are quite compatible. Though these two are completely different people, one light and the other dark, they also bring out the best in each other. Bea, is a sweet, loving, caring and kind girl. She is strong and fearless and has a heart of gold. And even though she has been told to stay away from monsters, she falls in love with the biggest one. Priest, Priest is such a complex character. He’s challenging, dangerous, feral, and most of all a killer. As the Enforcer of the Fallen MC, he doesn’t care who you are or what your story is, if he has a job to do he will do it thoroughly.
“If I’m yours, you can take me any way you want,” I promised, arching into his tight grip on my neck, rubbing myself shamelessly on his thigh while I groped the iron pipe of his hard cock at the fly of his jeans. “And Priest? I might look like a innocent little girl, but my fantasies have always been dark, sinful, and rough.”
The amount of depth, detail, research and time this must have taken Giana is evident. She really knows how to write. Her words are always poetic and scoop you into a nest of detail and description. This book is about growth, darkness, acceptance, love and retribution. It’s a heartbreaking story about two people who will and do go through hell and come out on top showing their love and passion for one another along the way, in their own ways of course. Nothing about Bea and Priest’s story is easy. It’s not filled with rainbows, sunshine and flowers. You trudge through the mud and blood, and it’s completely worth every second. If you have any triggers and even if you don’t. I HIGHLY recommend you reading the trigger warning in the beginning of the book, do not ignore it.
This is definitely on my list of best reads of the year.
I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
About with the Author:
Giana Darling is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Top 40 Amazon bestselling Canadian romance author who specializes in the taboo and angsty side of love and romance. She currently lives in beautiful British Columbia where she spends time riding on the back of her man’s bike, baking pies, and reading snuggled up with her cat Persephone.