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Giana Darling’s Dead Man Walking ARC Review

Thank you to Giana Darling and the team at Social Butterfly PR for the advance reader copy of Dead Man Walking, the sixth story in the Fallen Men series.

What can I say that has not been said about the epicness that is Giana and this series. It is an amazing series and I went into Dead Man Walking with high expectations. The last instalment, Inked in Lies was Giana’s best work yet.

Check out the Goodreads synopsis…

From USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Giana Darling comes a dark MC romance about a broken enforcer and the beautiful, innocent woman who shows him that light can exist even in the dark…

A killer. A criminal.
A psychopath.
The Irish enforcer for The Fallen Men MC is everything good girls are taught to stay away from.
Only, I found myself inexorably drawn into his dark gravitational pull. I wanted to know what it would be like to walk beside the human personification of Death and hold his hand, feel his kiss, and maybe even earn his undying love.
But Priest McKenna is older, cold as ice, and notoriously unfeeling.
So what are the odds that a dead man walking would come to life for little, insignificant me?
When a serial killer begins to target the women of Entrance, BC, and The Fallen suffers another terrible blow, Priest resolves to hunt down the killer himself.
And when the murderer sets his eyes on me?
My very own psychopath steps between me and certain death, thrusting us into an intimacy I prayed we would never recover from.”

Check out my more detailed thoughts below…

  • Characters: Priest McKenna and Beatrice “Bea” Lafayette are the main characters of this MC erotic romance. Bea is Loulou’s little sister, who you will remember as the heroine of Welcome to the Dark Side. Bea is the daughter of the former Mayor and the granddaughter of the town pastor. So she has grown up with the pressure to come across as the virginal, angelic, and pious daughter. In reality she has a much darker side and being welcome into the home of the Fallen MC once her sister married the club’s prez allowed for her to explore it. Priest was also welcomed into the Fallen when he ran away from home in Ireland when he was seventeen. Priest’s parents died tragically and he was taken in by the local church that scorned him for being born out of wedlock. Once taken in by the club he became their enforcer, meaning in most cases he was the one sent out to enact revenge. He had a traumatic childhood raised by the church’s Priests who emotionally and physically abused him. This is what shaped him into the “dead man walking” the psychopath that he is today.
  • Pacing: The story pacing was extremely important to building both the romantic relationship and the mystery element. There is a serial killer loose in the town and once it sets it sights on Bea, Priest takes it upon himself to hunt them down himself. Giana did a great job building the tension in the mystery and while I had my suspicions the murderer reveal was still super satisfying.
  • Setting: Entrance, BC. The fictional town, accessible in the world of the Fallen MC is off of the Sea-to-Sky Highway on the way to Whistler, BC. Not too far from Vancouver, allows for many characters like Bea to attend university there. I have always loved Entrance as it allows for such a clash between Conservative towns folk and the men and ladies of the Fallen. Yet the most corrupt people in this town are repeatedly the “morally pure.” Entrance is a town of dichotomy, with most of the town diverging away from the Fallen. Bea’s story is just another example of how found family or chosen family are those that are really their for you at the end of the day.
  • Romance: Bea has been infatuated with Priest for awhile now, she’s obsessed with him. While Priest also felt these similar obsessive feelings. Yet he knew he could never provide the romance, the winning and dining, the cuddles that Bea deserved. All he could be is rough, tough, rude, and crude. It should as come as no doubt that after all this lusting after one another these two fall for each other hard. They have an electric first kiss, that leads to some pretty kinky scenes. This book is not for the faint of heart or the squeamish. Their sex included blood play on many occasions, so if that really ain’t your scene this book may not be for you. Bea and Priest often engaged in scenes together where the lines between pain and pleasure were quite blurred. The community around them was hesitant towards their relationship. Many were worried Priest would corrupt innocent Bea, not understanding that Bea already had a much darker side.

Dead Man Walking receives four out of five stars.

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