Book Reviews, Dark Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Inherited Malice by Alta Hensley and Stasia Black

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Inherited Malice; Breaking Belles #4 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: April 12, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Secret Society/Dark Romance

Author: Alta Hensley & Stasia Black

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



Each book in the Breaking Belle series just gets better and better! I loved the Belle so much, she brought a new energy and twist to this series that I wasn’t expecting. I continue to be shocked and love how each book is still so unique.

Beau Radcliffe likes control, with a side of danger. When a fiery redhead attracts his attention as the only redheaded Belle, he knows exactly who he’s going to choose and doesn’t waste time in picking her. That was exactly Connie’s (aka Adalie’s)  thought when she conned her way into the event. She knew his type and knew this was her one shot at gaining Beau’s attention…again.

Connie has such spunk and forwardness. She might be my favorite Belle yet. Beau might be ready to face The Order, but he truly has no idea who he picked. Connie is soooooo ready to take on any challenge and face absolutely anything, which is fantastic in Beau’s eyes, but the ultimate end goal, he’s not exactly sure his controlled life is ready for that.

Beau’s family run’s diamonds and jewelry. His family is the one that actually makes the pearl necklaces that grace the Belle’s necks each time before one of them is ripped away in ceremony. His family name is highly valuable and nothing means more than finishing the ritual and continuing his family legacy. When his Belle also seems to have a highly competitive spirit he’s pleased, but even more so that they are compatible in every way. He’s not looking for anything beyond the 109 days, but as their time lengthens things get complicated. Could his Belle be his downfall instead of partner to what he so desires? Time will tell.

This is a world which feeds on the weaknesses of others, glorifying in their own dominance and wealth are you ready to face The Order of the Silver Ghost?


Secret societies and dark rituals! Are you ready for 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘪𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘎𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘵?

I’m a con artist, and I’ve got my sights set on Beau Radcliffe. He’s dominant, arrogant, and always thinks he’s the smartest person in the room.

But he made the mistake of getting way too drunk one night and telling me all about the twisted ways of the dark, mysterious secret society he was about to be initiated into.

So, I steal an invite and show up as a belle.

And just like that night in the bar several months ago, Beau picks me out of the line-up to be his partner in debauchery for the next three months. I’ll get everything I ever dreamed of if I can just stick it out with him.

Beau thinks he’s in charge, making the rules of this game as we go, but he has no idea.

This is going to be fun…


#1 Elegant Sins
#2 Beautiful Lies

#3 𝐎𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐎𝐛𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧

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