When Sinners Kneel (Blackest Gold World, #1) by R. Scarlett
Beau Knight's Book.
Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.
Lex Harvey came to The Pit to find her missing friend. Someone who fights there must have the answers she’s seeking. Instead, she found him. The damage inside her matches the darkness inside him. She’s only eighteen, but the feelings she has for him are as old as time.
Beau Knight should have ruled New York. Falling in love was the beginning of his end. He watched her die and he lost his heart. Now, The Pit is his heaven and his hell. The only place he can be himself.
They’re both beyond fixing. Addicts, with desires humans couldn’t understand.
A soulless man and a souleating girl.
How do you find redemption from your demons when you are one?
ellie and Haley's $0.02:
Haley of author duo Haley Jenner joins ellie in a dual review. 'Cuz we wanted to.
Sometimes sinning is the best.
This is a beautifully done demon love. Which we loved.
e: What made you pick up this book? Also. Your “read” notifications are off on your text messages now. (That has nothing to do with the review, just thought I should alert her.)
H: I honestly don't read enough PNR. Which is strange considering it's probably my favorite genre. The cover appealed to me first and I've heard great things about R.Scarlett. So when I had the chance for an ARC I fucking dove headfirst at it.
Really?! How fucking annoying. I'll change it back now. Also. You've NEVER had notifications of "read" on. It only ever says delivered 😝
e: Why the fuck would I want people to know when I've read their text messages? And yes, it's fixed.
H: I feel there's a double standard here.
e: Oh but if I turned it on, I could fit in with the memes about leaving people on Read and not answering.
H: I like to pretend that when you don't respond that you haven't read. I like the mystery. Beau is my new man. He told me.
e: Fine. Then I get R. Scarlett.
H: I loved Beau. I think he was written so well. Broken but there was still goodness inside of him that drew me to him. He was protective, yet gritty. I loved the savage that made up who he was.
The story didn't drag in places for me. I was intrigued the whole time.
e: I think she did a fantastic job of writing about literal broken souls that could still love. It always gets dicey writing paranormal romance. These “creatures” are not supposed to have hearts, souls, emotions, feelings. And she nailed it.
H: I wanted to crawl inside the book and love him until his soul healed.
e: Beau was fantastic. But I can’t forget about young broken Lex.
H: A survivor. Loved her. She was strong and unapologetic for what she wanted / needed. Perfect person to bring Beau to his knees.
e: Oh! Oh! THAT’s why you’re an author. Lex brought the sinner to his knees!!! You figured it out!
H: A weaker, more submissive heroine wouldn't have fit him. He needed the strength in her character.
All in all, we both agree this is a soulful written story of a soulless man and souleating girl that eats some soul food. Kidding about the food.
Very well done. It's hot, it's engaging, it's intriguing, it's captivating, it's demony. We both are kneeling for more. A must read book and a must read author.