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The Sacrifice
Kitty Thomas
Publication date: May 23rd 2022
Genres: Adult, Dark Romance, Romance

I caught the bouquet at my best friendโ€™s wedding. I wasnโ€™t even dating anyone, so I was sure I wouldnโ€™t be next.


Until someone from the past came back. Weโ€™d promised if neither of us were married by the time we were thirty weโ€™d marry each other.


But then Iโ€™m taken captive by someone else and told I am the sacrifice, that Iโ€™m now property. A payment for a debt that has nothing to do with me.


Now I wish I could go back to that boring, safe life. Because this canโ€™t possibly be my fairy tale.


NOTE: This is a dark contemporary standalone in the Dark Wedding world.

 


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EXCERPT:

Soren crosses the room to me and sits in a chair near the bed. โ€œIโ€™m afraid weโ€™re in a bit of a situation, and youโ€™ve become the sacrifice.โ€

โ€œAre you going to throw me into a volcano?โ€ Itโ€™s meant to sound sarcastic and angry, but it comes out small and weak as though I think that might be whatโ€™s really about to happen here. And honestly Iโ€™m not sure because who talks like this? Youโ€™ve become the sacrifice? What sacrifice? And suddenly Iโ€™m back inside my fantasy again, except this time itโ€™s a nightmare.

This feels like some kind of punishment for fantasizing about my best friendโ€™s husband.

He chuckles. โ€œNo, Macy. Though youโ€™d be an appropriate candidate for a volcano god.โ€

My eyes widen at this remark. Does he know Iโ€™m a virgin? How could he possibly know that? Thatโ€™s private. Would Livia have told him? She wouldnโ€™t. Or is it just that obvious how innocent I am? Heโ€™s so perceptive he can probably smell the purity on me. I wonder what purity smells like. Gardenias? Crisp fresh sheets? A mountain spring?

Soren must read the betrayal on my face because he says, โ€œDonโ€™t worry, Livia didnโ€™t tell me, but I know everything that happens in my home.โ€

I wonder briefly if heโ€™s got the place wired up so he can spy on her, and once again Iโ€™m worried about my best friendโ€™s safety and once again wanting to disconnect this guyโ€™s balls from his body. Not only am I a sex fiend in my imaginary world, but quite violent as well.

Iโ€™m grateful the room is so dark because I donโ€™t want him to see me blushing again. I wish I had the kind of skin that could conceal embarrassment instead of blooming out in bright pink for all the world to see.

โ€œWhy am I here?โ€ I rattle the handcuff impatiently. I want to add and why am I naked? But I donโ€™t want to draw attention to this vulnerability even though I know he knows about it because heโ€™s probably the one who took my clothes off.

I want to beg him to let me go, but Iโ€™m not quite there yet. I donโ€™t want to be so pathetic so quicklyโ€”especially since itโ€™s still hard for me to believe this has happened. And thereโ€™s a part of me still convinced he wouldnโ€™t hurt me because of Livia even though Iโ€™m now not sure if heโ€™d hurt Livia.

But wouldnโ€™t he? Maybe heโ€™s a secret serial killer. I saw a six-part series on TV about killers who lived normal lives and nobody suspected until they had a big body count and were in handcuffs in a courtroom with cold dead-eyed stares which nobody seemed to notice before that exact moment. Their wives all thought they were wonderful.

After that I went down an internet rabbit trail about it and couldnโ€™t sleep properly for a month. It also didnโ€™t do my dating life any favors. On the one hand I was afraid I might date a serial killer, and on the other I was afraid I might be the girl who gets serial-killed while the clueless wife sits at home thinking heโ€™s amazing. So maybe Soren is that kind of crazy.

He sighs. โ€œAs I said, youโ€™re unfortunately the sacrifice. You see, I have aโ€ฆ what do you girls call it? A frenemy? Apparently some things I said caused some problems for him, and he believes I owe him. Heโ€™s threatened to tell the world the truth about my unconventional marriage. This would also spill out onto Dayne and Griffin. And of course it would affect Livia. So you are the sacrifice that stops all that unpleasantness and keeps all our stock prices up.โ€

He keeps saying that word: sacrifice. And I donโ€™t quite know what it means, but I know it canโ€™t be good.

The Sacrifice: A dark captive arranged marriage romanceThe Sacrifice: A dark captive arranged marriage romance by Kitty Thomas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Sacrifice is the second book in The Proposal Wedding Duet. Colin and Macyโ€™s story can be easily read as a standalone. But if you want to know about the other characters in this book I highly recommend reading The Proposal.

After I went to bed (@2am) last night I dreamed about the review I would write about The Sacrifice in the morning and wouldnโ€™t you know I canโ€™t remember what I was going to write. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I loved reading this book! I would probably say that about any of Kitty Thomasโ€™ books!

This book was fantastic. I couldnโ€™t put it down. Obviously because I stayed up until 2 AM reading it.

Macy is a kinky nerd! I loved her character. Her BFF is Livia from The Proposal Book 1. Colin is the mysterious billionaire anti-hero, a man that you want to hate but canโ€™t. Both Colin and Macy make The Sacrifice one HAWT book to read! I am hoping for more Colin and Macyโ€™s story! This was easily a 5 STAR read for me!

 

 


Author Bio:


KITTY THOMAS writes dark stories that play with power and have unconventional HEAs. She began publishing in early 2010 with her bestselling COMFORT FOOD and is considered one of the original authors of the dark romance subgenre.


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