Dubious – Review

Dubious by Charmaine Pauls
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The Loan Shark Duet # 1
By Charmaine Pauls
Release Date: October 10th, 2017



A Loan Shark Dark Romance

Repulsiveness personified, that’s me. I own a mirror, and I’m not afraid to look in it. What you see on the surface is a reflection of what runs under my skin. I’m a loan shark. Breaking people is in my blood. The Haynes’s were supposed to be a straightforward job. Go in and pull the trigger twice. One bullet for Charlie, one for his sister. But when I saw Valentina, I wanted her. Only, in our world, those who owe us don’t get second chances. No way in hell will my mother let her live. So I devised a plan to keep her.

It’s depraved.
It’s immoral.
It’s dubious.
It’s perfect.
Just like her.
(DUBIOUS is the first full-length novel in a two-part duet and ends on a cliffhanger. The second book, CONSENT, will be available on 14 November 2017.)
Amount of sex 3 / 5
How explicit 4 / 5
Story 5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

Wow!  This story just blew me away!

Dubious is an intense and emotional story and the first in the Loan Shark Duet by author Charmaine Pauls. It does end on a cliffhanger, but rest assured the second in the duet, Consent, is being released on November 14th!

The storyline is unique and the characters are well developed and complex.   It did touch upon some difficult subject matters that some people may have a hard time with. I personally have read a lot of dark books and I believe Dubious was written perfectly.  The difficult scenes were not overly graphic, which was great as I have read some that were dark and very explicit.

Dubious grabbed me from the very beginning and I can’t wait to find out what happens next! A definite add to your TBR list!!

The Loan Shark Duet # 2
By Charmaine Pauls
Release Date: November 14th, 2017
A Loan Shark Romance

When Gabriel broke down my door, he took over my body and life. Never with force, but always with clever manipulation. He stripped me of my independence, my defenses, and my clothes and turned me into an addict. My addiction is him.

Once, I had dreams and a future. Now, I have fears, scars, and insatiable needs. I’m damaged beyond repair, but if I’m to survive the most dangerous man in Johannesburg, I can’t allow him to break me, because broken toys are destined for the garbage dump.
(CONSENT is the second and final full-length novel in a two-part duet. The first book, DUBIOUS, must be read in order to follow the story.)

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Rating Report
Amount of sex
3 / 5
How explicit
4 / 5
5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

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