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Tainted Black (A Taboo Love Story) by [Williams, Shanora]
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Length: 311 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Shanora Williams comes a steamy, forbidden standalone novel about a college woman who helplessly falls for her best friend's father.

Dear Mr. Black,

I know you were hurting. I heard your cries. I wished over and over again that I could make it better, but as you stated I was too inexperienced; too good for someone as bad as you.
Perhaps you were right, but it didn’t matter because what I did know was that I loved the way you felt—loved the way you smelled. I loved how hard you got for me, and when you called me your Little Knight.
I can still remember that day in the park, when you held me close and kissed me deep. How you effortlessly made me cry your name on top of sweet smelling grass, making me feel like the only girl in the world. I loved how you looked at me, how you spoke to me.
I had been madly in love with you ever since I was twelve years old, but I shouldn’t have been.
Isabelle would have hated it—my best friend. I couldn’t afford to lose her. Besides, you two had already lost enough. Losing Mrs. Black was the epitome.

It’s Chloe Knight.
I wanted to be there for you no matter what, but Isabelle needed me too.
And she would have hated me if she ever found out I was sleeping with her father.

** Tainted Black is a forbidden love-story about a girl who helplessly falls for her best friend’s father. After a tragic accident ends the life of Theo Black’s wife, he turns to the one person he has always found interesting.
Chloe Knight, the girl from across the street, his daughter’s best friend, and a person that is considered completely off limits for him. **

- WARNING: If you aren't a fan of taboo love stories, age gaps/differences, of if you're expecting a novel with that "unicorn and rainbows" type of feel, then this may not be the novel for you. But if you want to read about an alpha male with a tortured soul that rides a motorcycle and owns a boat named Dirty Black, then READ this! You may have just have found the right kind of love story for you!**

- Taboo Romance (Best Friend's Dad)
- Full-length standalone (98K words)
- New Adult / Erotica

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1882 KB
  • Print Length: 311 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bombshell Romance, LLC (11 September 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B014VN88Z0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,177 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By Chook74 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 September 2015
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I know this book came with warnings, but come on. There should have been a warning that the ending would not have a HEA.
This book had everything that draws me in, as I love the forbidden element and the struggles the characters go through because of their tragically deep feelings for each other. Life and love is not easy, and very rarely, is there a story without some form of heartache. But seriously, the ending was hideous, and totally took from the rest of the book. I was mesmerised by these characters, and could not put my kindle down. I just felt like crying at the end, and not because of the happy ending. To have Theo and Chloe endure so much and have to hide their love from the rest of the world, they deserved their lives to be spent together. I am not naive in thinking that life and love is all sugar and sweet, but it was tragic that the book ended the way it did. I totally love the work this author delivers, but feel that I just cannot give it anymore than 2 stars. The book was getting a 5 star rating until I got to about 95%. Just did not see how it would pan out until then. Just devastated that their story had this conclusion. BUT, my opinion should not determine whether others decide not to read the book. I strongly encourage others to read the book and decide for themselves, as this author deserves that.
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Holy moly. This book made me cry, laugh, love, lust and scream. Did I mention it made me cry? Oh my word. The love I have for this book is absolutely INSANE! There was so much angst towards the end and such a bittersweet ending that I bawled my eyes out. You CAN'T end it like that. But I bow down to the genius that is Shanora Williams. How is it that just about every book she's written is a work of art.

Such a rollercoaster ride of emotions. So hot and so damn good. I am addicted, borderline obsessed with Daddy Black and my heart hurts so bad that it's over. I neeeddd more! Honestly, i just...can't. I probably need like 6 glasses of wine after this and just a little cry while I pet my kindle. Best read of the year!
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By crashqueen73 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 November 2015
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I am rating this one a three star because I did like it but there were aspects of this one that I struggled with, hence the three stars.

Firstly, the writing. I was a little ordinary. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the author sounded "young". It was a bit like reading a high- school students work in the style of writing (NOT the content ;)). There were many examples throughout the book that had me leaving question marks in the margin. Words that didn't work and sentences that seemed kooky. For example: "She was clearly over her bitching and whining, divulging (make known.. private information) in Theo's embrace"- the brackets are mine. Ie divulging does not work here.

And then he's grilling steaks on the BBQ flipping them "back and forth in peace"... um, weird. "y fighting came to a cease" is bad grammar and there was a fair bit of that in this book. "Without minimal thought", "clashing waves", "clashing into him", "I was in a haste to get upstairs" etc.

So that is one star for writing style.

I also didn't really like mr Black. He was dodgy and self absorbed and immature. So another star for his character :)

I did like the premise of this book. I didn't mind the heroine. She was young so she had an excuse for being easily led but a hot 40 year old dick. I think that the story could have been better executed/ edited.

The ending sucked too. I was wondering the whole way through the book how there could be a happily ever after (it read a little autobiographically for me). So I get why it ended the way it did. But it still sucked. I'm glad I didn't like Theo and I understand that people can move on but it does NOT make for a romantic read!

So maybe I will say a 2.5 for this one...
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*****5 Hooked Stars*****

Wow, this book held me captive from the moment I read the blurb, it takes you on such an emotional rollercoaster.

As per the warnings this book may not be for everyone, I thought it was written amazingly well and Mr Black did not come across as a perverted older man, holy hell just the total opposite.

Chloe is new to the neighbourhood, he family has moved around for her father’s work, sitting in her room one day she sees new neighbours move in across the road… Meet the Blacks.. Chloe became fast friends with Izzy Black, same age, same interests and the bond they shared was more of a sibling bond. Chloe was taken by the handsome Mr Black from the moment she saw him sitting on the motor bike he road into town on.
When tragedy struck the Black family years later, Chloe was there to support them, their lives had been turned upside down and what was about to go down between Chloe and Mr Black was about to change it all.

Shanora has given us a book full of love, passion and heartache. Throw in a few twists and turns and an ending I wasn’t expecting…

Would defiantly recommend this book.
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The book was going well until the last 10% when the whole thing fell apart. I really thought theo and chloe would make it after all the angst and passion. Disappointed to say the least. Also what was chloe's racial background. Her father was african american but no mention what her mother was as chloe is described to look like her father but then at some places she is described as having a tan complexion or olive toned.
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