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Pretty When You Cry: A Dark Romance Novel by [Warren, Skye]
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Praise for Pretty When You Cry:

5 Your Darkest Fantasy Stars! "The story is taboo at its best. The characters are strong and perfectly flawed. Their chemistry is off the charts. If you love the dark side then do not miss this." - Lina's Reviews

"I think it's safe to say that Skye Warren is my new favorite author in dark romance. Pretty When You Cry was dark, shocking and heartstopping all at once. I loved it!" - Bookfever

"I love this series so much.  Every couple is different.  Ivan has secrets, and Candy has secrets, and it's their secrets that ultimately bring them closer.  Their connection is fierce, and you finish this book having no doubt of their love." - Fictional Candy

"5 deliciously dark stars! I love how dark and twisted this book is." - Alpha Book Club

"Skye Warren reminds me why I read erotica. It is so well written, so steamy I never know what to do with myself. She writes erotica the way I want it to be written - different, kinky, hot." - Jessy's Book Club

"Skye Warren you keep leaving me speechless and my mind blank with the worst book hangover ever." - Bibliophile Wonderland Reviews

"When you sit down to write a review and get chills, that's when you know a story is going to stay with you... Gritty, raw, powerful and most of all beautiful." - The Book Sirens

"The writing is so incredibly fluid, the characters so intriguing, and the story so captivating. If I could give this book more than five stars, I would. It's as emotional as it is sexy, and beautiful as it is dark. Absolutely flawless." - Sammy, Just Let Me Read

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Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dark romance.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 528 KB
  • Print Length: 249 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: October 16, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B016SFKK0U
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,817 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I'm just going to leave this right here, but please don't HATE. I'm not trying to be contrary, just honest.

Candance left her life behind after being raised in a 'cult' type of environment ruled by scriptures and abuse at the hands of the man who served as her father figure. When she leaves, Candance ends up in Ivan's care. Only 16 years old, scared and broke Candance feels reassured when Ivan opens his 'home' to her providing her shelter, education and everything a 'normal' teen should need.

But Candance wants to experience more. She longs to see the world around her and figures working at the club Ivan owns is the perfect solution. She'll get to experience more of the world and even maybe draw the eye of the man who has cared for her for the past couple of years. But Ivan is closed off and emotionally unavailable. He does recognizes a need in Candy that complements his own desires.

And so it starts Candy and Ivan's perverted Daddy/Little Girl relationship, that although not sexual in nature, has sensual undertones that soon leaves Candy wanting more from Ivan and trying her best to get away when she doesn't get what she wants.

Okay. So here goes.

Throughout the year, I've been reading about this fantastic series that's dark, erotic and so amazing that I felt like I was missing out on the greatest thing since e-readers and Netflix. So of course, in preparation for the release of this latest story, I spent last week reading all the books in the series and immersing myself in this dark, gritty world Skye Warren created. Believe me, it was dark and gritty and everything you'd expect in a dark romance. Personally, I have no problem with that. Add a little sex, a little conflict and you've got yourself the greatest thing since e-readers and Netflix.
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I read tons of romance lit - including the "dark" and the "erotic." This is the 1st book I remember reading by this author. This book has no redeeming qualities. There is a definite theme of father/daughter sexual abuse from the beginning of the book. It starts in the cult and then carries through with the "romance" between the 2 main characters. He likes to be called Daddy and she is his Little Girl. He beats her (spanks her naked rear very hard and repeatedly) for 3 years while he educates her, feeds her, clothes her, protects her, etc. That is the role of a real father if you leave out the naked rear end beatings. Then when they do have actual sex, she of course has asked for it so that makes it ok right? After they begin a full out sexual relationship, the Daddy / Little Girl thing is enough to seriously make you cringe while reading. I understand and actually enjoy the theme in a lot of today's books about male dominant / female submissive sexual relationships. That is not what this is. This is creepy. I do not understand the good reviews. What book were they reading?
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Lucky for me, this is not my first 'daddy' book so unlike others, I had no issues with viewing this as just another fetish, which is exactly what it is. Some people like to be tied up, some spanked, some sodomized and other like role play including but not limited to 'daddy and little girl' play. As long as you view it as the story the author intended, you should be fine with reading it. Anyway enough about fetishes, let's get to my review :)

Ok, so Candace ran away from what I would call a religious commune/cult and lucky for her Ivan found her and took her in keeping her safe.

Even though she offers him her virginity in exchange for his help, he doesn't take it. In fact it will be a few years before these two get sexual in that regard.

For years they have been going round in circles with Candy being naughty intentionally in order to have Ivan spank her and Ivan trying to do all he can to protect Candy from himself and his desires.

Eventually the heart wins, and Candy and Ivan find their HEA but its a turbulent and bumpy road to get there.
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When I first read the synopsis, I wasn't sold. I downloaded the sample pages and then rolled the dice on the rest of the book. Unfortunately, the rest of the book was inconsistent in terms of plot and character development. Warren hop-skips through the story with few transitions and with no real purpose.

There is no conflict. There is a lot of angst, but there is no character-to-character conflict to drive the plot. Candy needs closure on her childhood? Doesn't happen. The relationship between Candy and Ivan? One-sided and flat. Ivan's need to protect Candy? From what? It's all too pat and there's no real tension; no problem to overcome. The kink is fine, to each their own, but after three years of sustained limits on relationships, these two can just change the dynamic in a day?

I won't be looking at any of the other books in this series or by this author. I want to see the story unfold, not just read an R-rated synopsis.
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I received a copy of this book for an honest review. Oh so beautifully twisted Ivan and sweet sweet innocent Candy. What a combination they make. If you have read previous books in this series and other books by Skye, Ivan is the perfect mix of Blue and Carlos. This is a very dark read that may be difficult for some to read, there are some events and actions that may be very difficult but if you can I highly recommend it. It is a very intense read that will leave you changed. Each book in this series gets more and more intense and just grabs ahold of you. I am really looking forward to seeing what happens next.

This also included Wanderlust, one of my favorites...ah who am I kidding very tormented and can't pick a favorite. But you will fall for the beautifully broken and twisted Hunter in this book.
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