Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Oh boy! Skye Warren can write the heck out of a dark romance. If you’ve spent any time in her North Security series, then you’re familiar with those possessive, broken North men. With her newest 1001 Dark Nights story, Finale, you earn the story of Isabella and Francisco. Much like the North men, Francisco is everything you love in a Warren hero: possessive, obsessive, and dark. In this story, Francisco negotiates an arranged marriage with Isabella as a means to save her family’s business. He makes it clear from the beginning that he will own her, and she will be obedient to him in the bedroom while she maintains her independence in the business world. Without another solution, Isabella agrees to the arrangement, and she falls into the rabbit hole of Francisco’s world. Is it possible for these two to find love, or are they destined to live only in their arrangement?
There is nothing quite like a dark romance. An author such as Skye Warren gets away with some incredibly steamy, $exy moments in her stories because it makes sense in the world she creates. As a novella, Finale is a small diamond on a larger bracelet of stories. I couldn’t put this story down because Francisco’s obsession with Isabella, his possessiveness, and his twisted mind are so delectable.
Along with that is Isabella’s innocence. She is the perfect heroine in the scope of a story such as Finale. She comes into the marriage unblemished, and Francisco begins transforming her instantly. Each of their moments together lights the page on fire, and her light to his dark makes for a read that is pure titillation.
A friend of mine wanted to read this book, and I erroneously told her to read the rest of the North series. But I was wrong. If you want a sample, a taste, of Skye Warren’s brand of romance, then Finale is perfection.
In love and romance,