Series: Harlequin Crew #1
Genres: Dark Romance
Setting: Sunset Cove
Also in this series: Dead Man's Isle, Paradise Lagoon
Also by this author: Dead Man's Isle, Paradise Lagoon
Dead girls don’t feel pain.
But they like the taste of vengeance.
Maybe that’s why I came back to my hometown. Because it sure as hell wasn’t for the surf. But what else was I supposed to do when I found myself in Sunset Cove with twenty bucks to my name, the key to my enemies’ secrets hanging around my neck and a mouth full of grave dirt that wouldn’t wash clean?
I hate the Harlequin boys.
But this is the perfect opportunity to take what they owe me. Because once upon a time, they broke my heart, stole my life and sent me away from everything I’d ever known.
Fox, JJ, Chase and Maverick.
The four names tattooed onto my heart more permanently than any of the ink on my skin. They don’t just live in this town anymore, they rule it. And the view here may be beautiful, but the sun, sea and sand hide dark secrets.
The gangs.The lies.The violence.
It all lurks beneath a veil so thin that once you’ve seen through it, you can never close your eyes to the truth again.
But I don’t plan on closing my eyes. I have four devils set in my sights. And this dead girl no longer has anything to lose.
This is an enemies to lovers contemporary series where the girl will end up with multiple love interests and all of the characters are in their late twenties. Trigger warning: this series features gangs, violence, dark romance and jealous/possessive themes.
Sinner’s Playground is strange, a little disturbing, and a big dash of disturbed. Rogue is a lost soul whose heart was broken by 4 boys when she was a teen. Now, she has barely survived a murder attempt and finds herself back in the town she left all those years ago. She is on a mission and those same boys will pay.
None of these characters is what I would call likable. Rogue is messed up and carrying a LOT of hatred. She is, in a lot of ways, still a teenage girl who got her heart broken and she is acting out. Of all the guys, JJ is the easiest to like. I mean, he is a stripper and an escort, and he did play a part in making Rogue leave years ago. But, he is also the kindest to her upon her return. Fox is a domineering jerk, and Chase is just cold and callous. Then there is Maverick, who is straight psychopath.
Rogue is on a mission to get something from the guys and destroy them in the process. But, she still finds them very attractive and that is distracting. Sinner’s Playground ends of a cliffhanger, so be prepared with book 2 in hand! It is also over 600 pages-it is a commitment for sure.
- POV: multiple first
- Tears: no
- Trope: mafia
- Triggers: View Spoiler »so many-sex work, murder, abuse « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
Darker Reverse Harems like Four Psychos by Kristy Cunning, Den of Vipers by KA Knight…then you will probably like Sinner’s Playground!