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Genres: Dark, Erotica, Fiction, Romance
Her mother is seriously ill. Her job is tiring and stressful. There is darkness within her, a craving for pain and raw, hard sex. The mysterious Club Phoenix offers Kelly Mitchell all these things.
But surrendering control at the doors of the dungeon is an addictive feeling and with each visit, she fall further and further into oblivion.
All she has to protect her are her safe words and the carefully intent eyes of the Watcher. He is Kelly’s lifeline. But will he catch her before she loses herself completely? Will he keep her safe?
Will she even want him to?
Note: This is a dark read. Happy endings are optional. While all scenes are consensual, they are filled with harsh sadomasochism, anal play and humiliation.
ARC provided by Author/Publisher for honest review.
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“Dream of forgetting. Dream of remembering. Dream of oblivion, my pet.”
Really. Just. Wow.
I’ve read at least ten titles from Tara Crescent and she has never once disappointed me, but The Watcher … this one caught me off guard. I was warned it would be dark, potentially disturbing, what I didn’t fully grasp was how devastatingly emotional this would be. I know I say this in almost every review for Crescent’s books, but her ability to put SO much heart into a novella length story just amazes me. Not only does she have a storyline that will suck you in, but her characters are so well developed that I swear I crawled right inside the body of her heroine and LIVED her story.
Kelly broke my heart. We all have those moments in our lives where we stand at the fork in the road and we can choose left or right … Kelly’s Watcher IS that fork for her. Finding an outlet to lose herself, to give away her power … Can her Watcher keep her safe as she runs headlong into the unknown?
“I feel like Alice in Wonderland falling down the rabbit hole.”
I literally want to just pour out every feeling I have because of this character and why I felt it so intensely, but if I do that it’s going to completely ruin the story for you. I refuse to do that. So you’ll just have to fall into the rabbit hole with Kelly and see what happens.
If you dare.
Miles is a billionaire. Brilliant, responsible, and steady. Everything about him screams stability. He is exactly the kind of guy everyone would want … that Kelly might want … except she wouldn’t dare. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Miles. He so obviously only wants the best for Kelly, but he is determined to let her find her way instead of helping her find the path.
“You are more than your sexual desires. What you crave in the darkness of the night does not define you.”
The Watcher is a complete FIVE star read … I have to warn you the content is out of this world insane when it comes to the dark aspects. And I’m not speaking of the physical acts, but the mental and emotional sides of the story will definitely get in your head. I loved every minute of the roller coaster. And the ending? Well, that was pretty dang epic …
When you reach the fork in the road, what direction will you choose?