In such an intense genre sometimes it helps to just be able to read one book. Today I’m sharing my dark romance standalone book recommendations. There are times when you just need one book to get a little dark romance fix. Sometimes you don’t want to get wrapped up in a series.
The books I’m recommending are all dark and while I won’t be listing all of the triggers, I highly recommend checking the trigger warnings in the book before you read them.
Dark Romance Standalone Book Recommendations
Below are the dark romance books that are standalones, some of them are within a series but it’s not necessary to read the rest of the series.
The Sacrifice by Shantel Tessier
The third standalone in the Lords series by Shantel Tessier, we finally got Tyson’s story. Laikin was his opportunity to get back at wrongs that were committed against him, and the best way to do that was to make her his.
Sick Boys by Clarissa Wild
Penelope is bound and determined to find out what happened to her sister at Spine Ridge University, but soon she finds herself in the constant presence of three men who are ready to make her theirs. Secrets, death, and slightly psychotic men rule this university but that won’t stop Penelope from finding out who caused her sister’s death.
Butterflies and Vicious Lies by Kayleigh King
Posie was Rafferty’s rock, best friend, and girlfriend, that is until she shared his secrets and sent his life and the life of his brothers spiraling. Now she’s back and Rafferty has every intention of making her life a living hell for everything she put them through. Except, there are secrets Posie has and she’ll take Rafferty’s wrath to keep them.
That Sik Luv by Jescie Hall
Briony is about to do the one thing no woman has done in the church, and take the place of a man. The powers that be will stop at nothing to make sure that doesn’t happen. Aero hates the church for many reasons and Briony is the person he can use to stop the corruption and filth that comes from within it’s “sacred” walls.
Heartless Heathens by Santana Knox
Romina was a dark secret, locked away in a chapel at a university. Barely taken care of by a leader in the church she had no idea what the outside world was actually like. That is until three men arrive unexpectedly and expose her to the realities of this world and the brainwashing she’s received.
The Joker by Nikki J Summers
Colton has had a not so easy life but things are better now that his father is dead, that is until his past comes back to haunt him. Shelley is determined to take down the son of the man who ruined her mom. She wasn’t expecting that “like father like son” isn’t always the case.
Sabotage by Shantel Tessier
Raylee’s stepbrother, Colton, is a jerk. After he shared a video she didn’t know he recorded that shows her in a compromising position, she torches his million dollar car. It’s officially time for war between these two. But Colton’s plans to win include keeping Raylee.
Arrows and Apologies by Sav R. Miller
From the moment they met in a dark alleyway Alistair knew he had to have Cora, and he’d do just about anything to keep her. What he didn’t know? Cora has her own agenda and she’ll stop at nothing to find out the truth.
Kiss of War by Clara Elroy
Leo believed it was Eliana’s father who killed his twin sister, and the friendship they had ended. After her family’s downfall, he’s out to make her life hell, but she’s built of something stronger and gives it right back to him. She’s the one woman he should resist but the one woman he wants.
Hooked by Emily McIntire
James’ greatest enemy was Peter, Wendy’s father, so when she comes waltzing into his life, clueless of the rivalry, he plans on using her for his gain. Except neither Wendy nor James was expecting the chemistry between them.
Dark Romance Standalone Books
While some of these are in a series of books, each book has its own happily ever after. So if you want something dark without falling into a full on series, these are some great options. Do you have any recommendations for standalone dark romance? Let me know in the comments.
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