Book Review – Sinister Love by T.L. Smith

Happiest Book Release Day to Sinister Love by T.L. Smith, the heartwrenching conclusion to Ryken and Saskia’s tumultous and twisted love story! I really enjoyed this dark and deliciously addictive series and cannot wait to share my review of the finale with you all. So let’s get to it!

Sinister Love (Dark Intentions Duet #2)

T.L. Smith


5 ★ – Satisfyingly Sexy, Deliciously Dark, and Amazingly Addictive  

Genre: Romance Suspense

Release Date: April 24, 2018

He was a drug I couldn’t kick. I’d overdosed on him before. It didn’t turn out well.
I was stupid enough to let him crack my heart, in hopes we would fall off the same cliff together. 
No matter how much my idiotic heart wanted to love him, my head knew better. 
He didn’t choose me. 
He chose her. 
That’s where the problem started. 
Maybe that’s how it should end.

Distorted Love by T.L. Smith messed with my emotions like no other. I didn’t think it was possible to have so much hate and love for a series, but that’s exactly how I feel about this duology. And Sinister Love… Mannn it was EVERYTHING AND MORE. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better ending.


As excited as I was to read Sinister Love, a part me of didn’t want to find out what was happening to Saskia. I knew I was in for another excruciating twisted emotional ride and my heart was definitely not prepared. But… I was hopelessly addicted and insanely obsessed with Ryken and Saskia’s story and I needed to know what would happen to them. No matter how much ugliness and pain I experience with this book, I was determined to get to the end. And, I’m so damn glad I got the closure I needed. This was such an agonizing but wonderfully affecting story — distorted, sinister, but so real and beautiful in its own way.


Sinister Love was dark, exciting, intoxicating, and satisfyingly amazing! Even when I figured out the main plot twist in the end, I was not expecting T.L. Smith to drop another bombshell. I just love stories that do that. You think you have it all figured out and you’re feeling pretty good… then bam — the author sneaks in one more crazy surprise that you never saw coming. I don’t want to spoil anything about what happened, but I will say this – there was never a dull moment in this book. Everything moved really fast – it was fun, steamy, thrilling, emotional, and sad. I don’t think I’m ever going to be completely comfortable with the love story and it’s far from the usual light hearted romance I’m used to, but as I’ve said, there was something so real and beautiful about this series that had me ridiculously hooked from the very beginning. SO FREAKING GOOD!!!


Love is different for everyone. It’s complicated, always changing and sometimes ugly. What works for some may not be the case for others. Sinister Love was a wonderful bittersweet ending to an intense and twisted love story. T.L. Smith’s writing is incredibly affecting and so real that I am officially a fan and will definitely be checking out her other books. This series may not be for everyone, but if you dare to read outside your comfort zone then add this to your TBR. You might just be surprised and end up falling in love just like I did.

I received an advance reader copy of this book from Enticing Book Promotions in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



Have you read this book/series? What did you think? Any recommendations on other dark romances? Leave your comments down below.

Thanks for stopping by loves! Hope you enjoyed reading this review. Until next time… Have a wonderful day everyone!


WWW Wednesday (I know it’s Thursday but…)


Hello my wonderful bookish friends!! I hope you’re all having a fantastic week and reading some amazing books. I know it’s Thursday and I wasn’t really planning on doing this post since I’ve been so super duper busy. I’m actualy running on 4-5 hours sleep and I’m about to crash soon, really soon. BUT, I did manage to get some reading done here and there amidst all the chaos that is my life right now and I wanted to do a quick reading recap. Sooo let’s get to it!

WWW Wednesday which is a weekly segment hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

Just answer these three questions:

  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I recently finished reading Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody which I enjoyed and Sinister Love by T.L. Smith — this book was intoxicating and I loved it! I wasn’t even planning on reading Sinister Love, but I got the ARC in the email and I just had to know how Ryken and Saskia’s story would end. You can read my review for Ace of Shades here and review for Sinister Love will be posted soon.


I’m currently reading Rebel Heir by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward and Blood Veil by Megan Erickson. I know these two books weren’t in my post last week, but with the kind of hectic and crazy days I’ve been having, I needed quick easy guilty pleasure reads that can relax me and not overwork my brain. These two are perfect and I’ve been enjoying them during my lunch breaks and when I need to take a short breather from party planning.


Since I didn’t read what I had planned from last week, I’m keeping those two on the list for now…  Traveler by S.E. Anderson and Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray. I’ll probably change my mind again or add another book… we’ll see.


So, that’s it for my WWW Wednesday…Hoping to be back on my regular reading and blogging schedule by next week. Have a wonderful day loves!!!

What was on your WWW Wednesday? Have you read any of these books? Leave your comments and links to your post so I can check it out!