I don’t care if you like me or not.
Insatiable lust for power and control runs thick in my veins. My father served as president of the United States of America—and his father before him. Montgomeries are born to lead and rule, to fear nothing and cower to no one, to make allegiances not friends.
But I digress.
With a senate campaign about to launch and presidential aspirations at fever pitch intensity, imagine my dismay when my strategist tells me I need to “settle down” with a “nice girl” in order to appeal to my constituents.
Enter Rowan Aldridge, a head-turning stunner with a charm school walk, Jackie O. refinement, and a well-connected family.
So I’ll do what I have to do, make her believe what I need her to believe, and as soon as the campaign’s over and I’ve secured my senatorial seat, I’ll release my pretty little butterfly back into the wild.
But this isn’t about all of that.
This is what happens a villain falls in love.
Once again, Winter Renshaw gives us a beautifully written tale and characters that drive us crazy even as we can't help but root for them. Dark Promises is a different take on the fake relationship and the back and forth between Keir and Rowan kept the story moving along. There were times during this one that I honestly didn't care for either character and other times when I liked one more than the other, but they were certainly scorching hot together. I did find myself chuckling more than once with how Rowan kept bad boy, Keir, on his toes. Overall, the story did hold my interest and it was refreshing to get this different look at a fake relationship romance.
“What kind of question is that?” I shake my head, eyes narrowing. “More than anything, Rowan. I’d give anything for you to stay, for us to be together.”
I kiss her sweet lips, and I’m bathed in a strange warmth, an electric sensation unlike anything I’ve ever felt before. And for the first time, my words aren’t bullshit and lies.
I want her to stay.
I want her to choose me.