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Review – Velvet Cruelty by Eve Dangerfield

Velvet Cruelty; Snow White #1
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: October 11, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Midnight Dynasty/Twisted Fairytale/Reverse Harem/Dark Romance

Author: Eve Dangerfield

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars


In this fairytale retelling of Snow White, it’s a twisted ride into dark desires, wicked games and a thin line between life and death.

A pretty face doesn’t always mean a good person is hiding underneath and age doesn’t always equal wisdom…it’s a lesson that January Whitehall learns the hard way. January has lived an extremely sheltered life. Sold into an arranged marriage at the age of eight, under the constant eye of bodyguards, she’s never lived a life like a normal child. It isn’t until her wedding day that everything changes and at the hands of four men that her entire world turns upside down.

As a character, January grew on me. She didn’t start off strong or full of knowhow, instead it was through her strength of character, her never ending pool of faith in believing in herself, that I grew to respect her. That in itself surprised me and I love surprises when reading. She’s incredibly naive about the world, but it’s that purity that draws the men to her along with her inner strength. Like I said, she surprised me and that part of the story I really enjoyed.

Each man who has a hand in opening up her sheltered world, they are all completely different in how they handle her; Domenico “Doc” Valente, Roberto “Bobby” Bassilotta, Adriano Rossi, and Elliot “Eli” Morelli.  While they have been friends for years, their goal wasn’t to kidnap January, but to destroy her fiance, Parker. However, now that they have possession of her, things within their friendship shift and change as well. Is it for the better, for the worse, or are we at the beginning of this crazy ride? I haven’t yet figured out if I have a favorite, but there are moments that hit me harder and like any RH, my favorite kept shifting.

Velvet Cruelty is the beginning of this twisted tale which is dark. Beware any TW’s or jump in if this is your jam. I’m totally swimming in the deep end and can hardly wait to see what happens, especially after the cliffhanger Eve left us with.

Once upon a time I was promised to a powerful man. I was raised to be dutiful and innocent. But on my wedding day, I’m stolen by four men. Men who loathe my fiancé. They’re going to use me to fulfill their vendetta.

One of them only wants my body.
One of them wants me as his wife.
Another one offers freedom… at a price.
And the last wants me dead.

I was raised to be a good society wife. Now I’m facing a battle of wits and breathless desire. My only hope is to set aside my innocence. Or learn to use it as a weapon.

Author’s Note: VELVET CRUELTY is a scorching romance between a woman and four beautifully dangerous men in which she never has to choose. Read at your own discretion.

Welcome to the Midnight Dynasty… The warring Morelli and Constantine families have enough bad blood to fill an ocean, and their brand new stories will be told by your favorite dangerous romance authors.

WARNING: This book is intended for readers eighteen years old and over. It contains material that some readers could find disturbing. Enter at your own risk…

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