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My Dark Romeo by L.J. Shen and Parker S. Huntington

My fairy tale turned into a cautionary one.
Inked in tar and sealed in tears.

My Dark Romeo, an all-new marriage of inconvenience, enemies to lovers, standalone romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling authors L.J. Shen and Parker S. Huntington is available now!

From Wall Street Journal bestsellers L.J. Shen and Parker S. Huntington comes an explosive marriage of inconvenience…between a tarnished Romeo and a reluctant Juliet.

It was supposed to be a harmless kiss at a lavish debutante ball.
A clandestine moment with a handsome stranger.

But unlike his namesake, my Romeo isn’t driven by love.
He’s fueled by revenge.

To him, I’m a chess piece. Leverage.
His rival’s betrothed.

To me, he is a man deserving of poison.
A dark prince I refuse to marry.

He thinks I’ll accept my fate.
Well, I plan to rewrite it.

And in my story, Juliet doesn’t die.
But Romeo? He perishes.


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I hadn’t come here to find a husband.

Before my birth, Daddy had already promised me to someone, which the diamond ring on my engagement finger reminded me.

This always seemed like a problem for the future—up until I discovered the official announcement on the society pages two days ago. “I hear Romeo is dead-set on becoming the CEO of his daddy’s company.” Lord, Sav was still droning on about him. Were they planning on penning the man’s Wikipedia? “Already, he’s a billionaire.”

“Not just a billionaire. A mega billionaire.” Emilie fingered a marquise diamond on her Broderie bracelet, her poker tell. “And he’s not the type to blow it all on yachts and gold toilet seats or funding self-indulged pet projects.”

Sav snuck a desperate glance at them through her compact mirror. “Do you think we can be introduced?”

Emilie’s eyebrows pinched together. “Nobody here knows them. Dal? Dallas? Are you even listening to the conversation? This is important.”

The only grave situation I’d witnessed was the lack of shortbread, too.

Reluctantly, I fixed my eyes on the two men that parted the thick crowd of silk chiffon and frozen updos.

They both stood at least six-three. A towering height that made them look like giants trying to squeeze into doll houses.

Then again, nothing about them was conventional.

Their similarities ended with their height. Everything else was arctic opposites.

One was silk and the other leather.

If I had to guess, the live-action Ken clone was von Bismarck. Dirty-blond, square-jawed, and adorned with shabby whiskers of stubble, he looked like something only a Walt Disney illustrator could sketch.

The perfect European prince, down to the scandalous blue eyes and Roman-like structure.


The other man was a polished savage. Menace decanted into a Kiton suit.

He wore his inky hair in a gentleman’s cut, trimmed into submission. Everything about him seemed carefully crafted. Intentionally designed to deliver lethal doses straight into a woman’s bloodstream. Sharp cheekbones, thick brows, lashes I’d risk jail time for, and the frostiest gray eyes I’d seen to date. In fact, his eyes were so light and frosty, I decided they had no business coupling with his otherwise tan Italian features.


“Romeo Costa.” Savannah’s voice curled with longing as he breezed right past us, heading toward the table reserved for VIPs. “I would let him ruin me as thoroughly and impressively as Elon Musk destroyed Twitter.”


My Dark Romeo by Parker S. Huntington
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When this ARC landed on my kindle a week ago, I tried to jump in and stay in so I could get it read by release day, but … life, so I just finished last night *shrug* I haven’t read a whole lot of books by either of these ladies, but the ones I have read have been good and even some great reads/listens for me. My Dark Romeo falls in this spectrum for me. There’s nothing about the book that stands out so much as a dislike for me. As a matter of fact, most of the story kept me captivated to the point I got annoyed when life got in my way of reading and I had to pause!

Both leads had excellent characterization for the roles they were playing in this journey and their complete and utter opposite was so well developed that it made the story spark! These two, when they weren’t getting in each other’s way, were fire and they made for one heck of a storyline! Everything about them together was ridiculously pantie melting for me and I LOVED ALL OF IT!!

The story is pretty much everything you’d ask for in an opposites attract / forced proximity and/or marriage / dark(ish) romance journey. It was passionate and sexy with a ton of laugh-out-loud moments all wrapped up in a really well unfolded delicious slow burn.

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