Stroke of Midnight; Cinderella #1
(A standalone within a series)
by: K. Webster
A powerful, dark and sensual book. I was enthralled by Stroke of Midnight from the very beginning for so many reasons.
Even with being a K. Webster fan, this story is captivating not only for it’s darkness, but also for it’s moments of levity. Even in it’s most depraved moments I found myself chuckling and that is one of my favorite reasons for returning back to Webster’s books again and again.
Ash Elliott is no delicate flower. I love reading a powerful woman, especially one who isn’t afraid to stand up to a man, and especially one with Winston’s dark desires. That is one of the main things that Winston finds so attractive about Ash, her spirit and willingness not to break under his thumb. When he asks her to do some very twisted things, she always pushes back, which helps break up those otherwise tense moments, but it also gives us that chance to view deeper into both characters as well. It’s the perfect dark vs. the light kind of contrast you’d want in a dark romance so you can connect with both of them as they connect with each other.
While this is a twist on a beloved fairytale, it is just that…a twisted tale. Ash is the quintessential girl bullied by her new step-family, but beyond that the tale branches off into the dark forest. Winston Constantine is by no means Prince Charming, so make no mistake that this fairytale is wickedly dark. While Ash isn’t weak, she does need help in aspects of her life, hence meeting Winston. If you love dark romance, strong female characters, and kinkiness between partners, then you will love Stroke of Midnight.
“You’re not as mean as you claim you are, Constantine.”
“No. I’m much worse, brat. Much worse.”
From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes a brand new forbidden romance that’s going to leave you speechless.
Money can buy anything. And anyone.
As the head of the Constantine family, I’m used to people bowing to my will. Cruel, rigid, unyielding—I’m all those things.
When I discover the one woman who doesn’t wither under my gaze, but instead smiles right back at me, I’m intrigued. Ash Elliott needs cash, and I make her trade in crudeness and degradation for it.
I crave her tears, her moans, her submission. I pay for each one. And every time, she comes back for more.
When she challenges me with an offer of her own, I have to decide if I’m willing to give her far more than cold hard cash. But love can have deadly consequences when it comes from a Constantine. At the stroke of midnight, that choice may be lost for both of us.
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