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Falling For The Villain by M. Robinson and Rachel Van Dyken


From Wall Street Journal & USA Bestselling Author M. Robinson & #1 NYT Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken comes a full length, standalone dark romance novel.

“Play for me, Juliet…”

Those four words whispered in my ear again and again until I craved what I used to fear.
Such a simple demand from my captor—the man who stole me and refused to tell me why he wouldn’t let me go.

I was his.

He made me need him, just as much as he needed me.
I broke all the rules of the golden prison he put me in.

During the day he ruled his dark, seedy world.
His subjects and me.

During the night—he bowed before my feet.

Have you ever wondered what happened to the villains in all the fairy tales you read?
You’ll soon find out.

It all started when he kidnapped me and made me his pet.
And it all ended with me…

Calling him master.

*This story is not for the faint of heart and may be uncomfortable for some readers. But, then again, stepping outside of your comfort zone may be exactly the thing you need…

Care to play with us, readers?

Publication date 22/6/2021

Falling For The Villain by M. Robinson and Rachel Van Dyken

My Review….

⚠️ Trigger warning alert ⚠️Please read the blurb and warnings before picking this book up.

It’s sort of the second book in a series, but it’s not really necessary to read it before this one. I haven’t read it yet, but I am intrigued by Juliet’s brother Romeo.

Where do I begin??

Donovan/Master is a twisted man! His pleasure is your pain! A master at breaking women and creating a pet/slave for the highest bidder. He is an emotionless machine. Nothing will EVER break through the ice around his heart! NO ONE can scale it’s high walls…..

You see into his past, and you can understand why he becomes the monster Juliet calls him. Watching his father abuse his mother, he recalls his own abuse at his fathers hands! And then his business partner takes him under his wing….. That man is the devil personified!!

Juliet, you first think of as a scared innocent virgin. And you’d be right. Can you imagine waking up in a place that’s not home? Wondering where you are? Who took you? And what will happen next? But the scared girl began to get angry, she would find a way to escape, whatever it took….

This book for the first half has me wanting to rip Donovan’s face off!! I’ve read plenty of dark/mafia/bully romances lately, but this one just didn’t stop with the mental cruelty and harsh punishments he put Juliet through…..
Even when she made a breakthrough with her “Master” the torment didn’t stop! You just wanted him to sweep her up and ask for forgiveness. To beg her for her smile and to know he was going to change. But that didn’t happen, he makes concessions, but tells her he will never let her go.

I nearly died when I thought he’d lost her forever, his emotions were definitely on show then! I had to chuckle at the outrage her brother brought to the table (and I think he has his own book with plenty of drama!) his double standards at what went on with his sister. I cringed at his business partner (that man needed a bullet to the brain!!)

So if someone breaks you down with torture and with beatings, can you really fall in love with that person? Or is it just your dependancy on the one constant in your life? Or in Juliet’s case did she really see past the mask? Or was she just so brainwashed that she had convinced herself that he loved her like she loved him?

So if you like your romance on the raw and gritty side, then this book is definitely going to tick all your boxes.


Meet the author

M. Robinson is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author crowned as the “Queen of Angst” by readers around the world. Dive into her visionary world that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and leave you wanting more. She writes everything from contemporary to suspense romance and is best known for her novel, El Diablo.

When M isn’t in the cave writing her next epic love story, you will find her shopping and living on a boat in Florida with her real life pirate, her lobster, her husband Bossman. Sipping on Starbucks and hanging out with their two dogs, a German shepherd mix and a gordito Wheaten Terrier reading a good book. Or spending time with her family, who she is extremely close with.

Above all, M loves her readers more than anything and loves to connect with them! She is on all social media platforms but you will find her in her happy place the most. Her VIP Reader Group on Facebook or her second favorite happy place, Instagram. 

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Meet the author.

Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 90 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable sons, naked cat, and two dogs. 

For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit

You can connect with her on Facebook or join her fan group Rachel’s New Rockin Readers

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