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

Review – Beauty in the Darkness by Nikki Ash

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Finding Beauty in the Darkness
(A standalone)

Publication Date: May 5, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Mafia/Dark Romance

Author: Nikki Ash

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars


Finding Beauty in the Darkness starts in a dark place, but it blooms like a flower within the light.

Giovanni Valentino runs a bordello for his family’s business – an escort business – that provides upscale services, but during a visit with a senator that goes very wrong the story really begins to unfold.

Senator Hightower is scum, just pure evil scum. Not only does he hurt Natalie, a girl who stars in her own tale, but we find out he damages Aria the the heroine in this story. Aria suffers a horrible nightmare at the hands of this evil incarnate and if not for Giovanni stepping in and basically kidnapping Aria for himself, she would have died. Thus begins the love story of Giovanni and Aria. IKR…I told you this story begins in a dark place.

Nikki Ash twists a tale within a world of corruption, cheating, deceit, and sprinkles it with her unique brand of beauty and love until you are right there falling in love with this couple and rooting them on.

Finding Beauty in the Darkness brings us two people who actually find their way to something good that was born out of something really awful. It’s a wonderful story of redemption in the most human sense of turning your life around. No matter your circumstance you can find love, even in the darkest of times.


Giovanni is my savior…
But he wants me for himself.

I’ve grown used to men wanting me and taking what’s not theirs to take.
But he’s different.

He wants to keep me, make me part of his dark world,
and I would gladly follow him into the darkness.

But his life is trapped in a cage, and his family holds the keys.
If forced to choose, we could lose it all.

The danger doesn’t scare me half as much as the thought of living without him.


I didn’t choose this life. It chose me.

Born into a powerful mob family, darkness and danger are all I’ve ever known.

But when I stumble upon Aria being held captive in the basement of a senator’s house,
everything I’ve embraced and accepted about my life gets thrown out the window.

I’m drawn to her strength, to her lightness, to her beauty in my dark world.
But she deserves better than trading one cage for another.

Now I’m torn between protecting Aria… And keeping her for myself.


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