Unholy Intent by Natasha Knight

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Monsters don’t often look like monsters on the outside.

Forced to marry a man I should hate, I’m now bound to Damian.

I sometimes wonder what he sees when he looks at me. Deer in headlights, I guess.

What I see is clear.

Darkness.

Desire.

Carnal want.

A man with too much experience.

The day he took me he told me I belong to him. On our wedding night he proved I did. And I believe him when he says he’ll keep me safe because he won’t let anyone touch what’s his.

But I can’t forget what he is. Can’t forget the things he’s done.

And no matter what, I can’t let myself fall in love with him.

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— MY REVIEW —

What a beautiful, yet bittersweet conclusion to the Unholy Union duet!

Unholy Union set the bar, started the gripping story and Unholy Intent kept it going with the twists and turns and constant intrigue.

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If you want to read about a dysfunctional, corrupted and totally revenge-fueled family… then add this one to your list. Apart from the spark-inducing romance going on between Damian and Cristina, there’s a lot of family drama whirling around.

There’s so much questions where these characters are concerned. I only wish that all my questions were answered though before the book ended. There was a few things I thought would come back around as it was mentioned somewhat in the first book, but unfortunately it was never brought up again. Some things were also left open or wrapped up too abruptly that would’ve been nice to see elaborated on, but all in all it was still an ending that’ll have you in a happy sigh! 😊

If you’ve read any of Knight’s other dark/ mafia romances then you’ll be familiar with her love of story lines involving enemies-to-lovers, contracts, and seeing ruthless, conniving heroes come apart, develop into possessive as hell alphas who will to go through hell and back to protect the women they’ve claimed as theirs.

The Unholy Union duet (especially within Unholy Intent) is a modern day Romeo and Juliet with warring families, forbidden love, and navigating through the protagonists’ inescapable fates.

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I don’t want to make anyone anxious but I did tear up in several parts of this book. There was some things that were revealed that I hadn’t expected and completely took me by surprise. Other than the chemistry that Knight has brilliantly created between Damian and Cristina, I was utterly and completely absorbed by Damian, his family and there intense family dynamics. Just when you think you’ve seen the most villainous one of the bunch, one surprises the hell out you and blows the rest out of the water! The funny thing is… you cannot not hate them. These characters are flawed and damaged but you can’t help but sympathize over their struggles and their broken lives.

On one hand, I almost wished some of these secondary characters would get their own books but on the other, I don’t think I would handle reading their story. 🙈😅

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The world-building, the story development and the character growth were all exceptional. The pacing was set in Unholy Union and I’m glad to see it didn’t falter at all in this book. It’s action-packed and filled with so much suspense. It’s edge of your seat exciting! You’ll be questioning decisions made, actions taken… or in some cases not taken. 🤦‍♀️ You’ll be second-guessing if things could’ve turned out differently and forming your own interpretations of certain things that happens and for what reason.

Damian and Cristina’s love story was a hot mess (lol) but damn was it addicting to see develop. I want to say when it came to their sexual attraction, it was leaped off the pages effortlessly, but when it came to their feelings and admitting them out loud… it was a bit of a slow burn.

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading Unholy Intent and this duet as whole. It has definitely become one of my fave reads from Natasha Knight! A dark romance that hits the mark!

RATING: ♥♥♥♥½

Thank you to Natasha Knight and Candi Kane PR for the opportunity to read an advanced copy! 🌹

🔔 Interested in reading Unholy Intent? Grab your copy here: Amazon US  |  Amazon CA  |  Amazon UK  |  Amazon AU  |  Nook  |  Kobo  |  Apple Books

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Read my review for the Prologue Novella of Unholy Union!

📕 Unholy: The Beginning by Natasha Knight

Read my review for Unholy Union (Unholy Union Book One)!

📕 Unholy Union by Natasha Knight


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Unholy Union by Natasha Knight

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— BLURB —

Circumstance put Cristina on my path.

Fate bound her to me.

Cristina and I share a common past. A single night that changed the course of our lives.

She asked me if I was a monster the night I met her.

I am.

She’s about to learn I’m her monster.

Because the countdown that began eight years ago has ended. Her time is up.

On the stroke of midnight, she’s mine.

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— MY REVIEW —

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Unholy Union is without a doubt… *singsong voice* AAAMAZING!!! 🙌🙌

It picks up straight from the ending of the prologue (Unholy: The Beginning), which by the way if you haven’t read yet, then I certainly urge you to. It’s free on Amazon (links down below). Unholy Union is set in the present day, eight years since Damian and Cristina first encountered each other. Eight years since a tragedy that changed both their lives forever… and the reason why they’re meeting again.

I could not get enough of this story. I loved the prologue, it completely captured my attention, that I knew without a doubt that I would love Unholy Union just as much. There was so much mystery and questions surrounding them that I couldn’t read this book fast enough. If you adore possessive, murderous alphas who tend to have a soft spot for their prey, then friend, this is the book for you! 🤭

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The story flowed effortlessly. Not a single bit of it didn’t have me on the edge of my seat. From the dangers that lurked at every corner, to the secondary characters that seem to have their own agenda, to the electrifying connection our protagonists have every time they’re in close vicinity. Suspense. Suspense. Suspense.

There’s also drama. Lots of DRAMA!

They go hand-in-hand with this story, and it’s one of the reasons I thoroughly enjoyed it. The world-building is phenomenal. Knight has created such a dark aura that cascaded in and around her characters, and it just kept building from there. They are twisted, damaged, and scarred in more ways than one.

Damian is a bit of an enigma. I couldn’t completely figure him out but the fact that he’s a complex character, makes his fascinating story just one of the reasons why this book was a worthy read. The haunted characters do seem to have the most interesting stories to share. I swooned over his possessiveness because it’s really more like over-protectiveness… layered with assholery to try and hide the obvious… that Cristina gets under his skin.

Cristina is definitely one I’m looking forward to seeing develop to her full potential in the next book. You get an idea of her personality, and after having met Damian again and finding out that she’s bound to him, you start seeing glimpses of the type of person she is. Regardless of her youth, she’s already quite a strong character. I’m not a fan of heroines who are doormats that can’t form a thought of their own. Thank the book gods that Cristina (despite the situation she’s been forced into), was written to have some sense, alert, and most importantly to be a fighter.

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It may be dark romance, but it has such a feel good quality about it. Pleasure read at its best. There’s consistent build-up all throughout, with something sinister always popping up that’ll keep your eyes glued to the pages. With a detailed fictional world such as this, it’s obvious that Knight has put time, effort and wicked imagination into it. It’s quality work. The backstory, the motive behind the characters’ decisions, the entire atmosphere set from start to finish. Add in secondary characters — all with their own schemes, and you’ve got a multifaceted world.

Not to mention the romance portion of this book. The sexual tension between Damian and Cristina is teasingly slow but thankfully not too painful. It’s just enough to keep you on tender hooks. I love the push and pull. I love their banter. I love that they can both come undone by the other but will never admit to it. I’m giddy just thinking about how perfectly matched they are.

You will absolutely LOVE Damian Di Santo. He may be an asshole 99% of the time but he knows how to charm his way into your good graces. Cristina definitely has a dilemma on her hands! 😈

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This is book one of a duet, so yes, it does end on a cliffhanger.. *whispers* a reaaaally gasp-filled cliffhanger! 🙊 I’m not gonna deny that I’m itching for book two, but I’m looking on the bright side, there’s not much of a big wait for Unholy Intent. So the wait is doable! 💪

It had so many of the elements I love seeing in my romance reads. A strong story line that actually leads to something. Relatively well paced. Hate to love romance trope. Consists of both character growth and a developing relationship. Some intrigue and unpredictability. And lastly, it left a cracker of a lasting impression! Overall, would I recommend this book? Yes. Yes, I absolutely would.

RATING: ♥♥♥♥½

Thank you to Natasha Knight and to Candi Kane PR for the opportunity to read an advanced copy!

Interested in Unholy Union? Grab your copy here: Amazon  |  Nook  |  Kobo  |  Apple Books

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🎁 Read the prologue Unholy: The Beginning. Grab your FREE copy now!

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Read my review for Unholy: The Beginning now!

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📖 Unholy: The Beginning by Natasha Knight


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Hope you enjoyed my review! Make sure to add this one to your TBR if you love a good dark romance! Catch you in my next one. Xo

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Unholy: The Beginning by Natasha Knight

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— BLURB —

Monsters don’t hide in the dark.

When I met Damian Di Santo in a dark corridor of my family home I knew he was a monster.

I was a scared girl.
He was already a man.

That was when his twisted countdown began.

Marked by dead roses with sharp thorns, eight years passed each bringing me closer to becoming his. Until the eve of my eighteenth birthday.

That was the night he returned to claim me.

Unholy Union is the FREE prologue novella preceding Unholy Union.

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— MY REVIEW —

Why, hello hello…

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Novellas — or in this particular case, a prologue, I always say will make you think of one of two things after reading it.

Option One: Is that it?! What the hell did I just read? Why did I even bother? 🙄

OR…

Option Two: IS. THAT. IT?? What the HELL did I just read?! I need the full story NOW! 😍

✔ Dark romance.

✔ Enemies-to-lovers/ Hate-to-love romance.

✔ Suspense. Lies. Revenge.

🤔 Hmm.

You can bet your 🍑 my answer would be the latter. At least with how good this prologue is for the upcoming Unholy Union Duet!

Forty pages of intriguing, drama-filled introductions to Natasha Knight’s newest bad boy… and the heroine who will undoubtedly break his resolve. Forty pages of setting a cold, dangerous backdrop, showing us a glimpse into Damian Di Santo’s mind, his world, and what Cristina Valentina (and us readers) are about to delve into.

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Knight has brilliantly set the scene between our protagonists by giving us their backstory — in first person/ dual points of view. Eight years prior to the present day, to be exact. The history between Damian and Cristina is crucial to their story and how things slowly present themselves. A tragic event has them bound to one another, and this prologue is just a taste of what you’ll see in the duet.

A story of two enemy families at war, seeking retribution. Sort of a Romeo & Juliet-esque type story. You immediately get an idea of who the power players are, who holds the cards, and the reasoning behind their motives. Or so you think… anyways. There’s a lot of secrecy and betrayal with these characters. There’s so much build-up and developing plot points in this prologue that’ll have you looking forward to see unravel in Unholy Union.


“She’d ask me if I was a monster. She’ll soon learn I’m more than that. I’m her worst nightmare about to come true.”


It’s a promising start to a deliciously devious duet. Other than our feisty hero/heroine, there’s already some very appealing secondary characters introduced that will surely add another element into this dark romance.

Trust me when I say, this is a must read (along with Unholy Union — which comes out in August 25)! It’s palpable to the extreme whenever Damian and Cristina are in the same room. You won’t get enough of their interactions, whether it’d be their bite-your-head-off banter or holding-your-breath, heated stare downs! 😍😍 *flails arms*

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I almost forgot — this romance includes an age-gap (in case you’re into or not into that type of trope in your romance reads). But honestly, in my opinion, it’s barely noticeable. Add this to your TBR. Grab yourself a copy and give it a try! 😊

RATING: ♥♥♥♥/5

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Read the prologue now before Unholy Union comes out on August 25!

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Unholy: The Beginning is FREE to read!

Amazon US  |  Amazon CA  |  Amazon UK |  Amazon AU

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📕 Read my full review of Unholy Union!

Unholy Union by Natasha Knight


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Happy reading, guys! Catch you in my next one! Xo

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