Cusp of Darkness
by Olivia Preya
(The Cusp Series, #1)
Publication date: January 20th 2023
Genres: Adult, Mafia, Romance
In my world, we live and die for our family. We brand our skin with symbols of loyalty and rank that bind us together. It’s time to step from behind the scenes and claim my birthright, leader of the Cafarelli family. But the mafia is nothing if not set in tradition. Marriage is the only way to claim what’s rightfully mine.
When the angel I’ve protected from a distance suddenly needs me as much as I need her, I make an offer she can’t refuse.
She is a candle in the night.
She is a prayer to the gods.
She is the knife that brings me to my knees.
I took an oath to save lives, trying to redeem myself from a bloody night where I played judge, jury, and executioner. I worked hard to erase all traces of the night I claimed revenge, but my mind can’t forget the man who ensured I’d never be put away for my crime.
Now I need someone to help me save my father from himself. When I’m left desperate and defeated, the man who saved me once offers one last chance at survival. What can I do but make a deal with the devil?
He is the bump in the night.
He is my darkest temptations come to life.
He is my salvation.
Cusp of Darkness is book one of the Cusp series but can be read as a standalone. It has a guaranteed HEA, swoon-worthy anti-hero, and badass heroine. This is an interracial mafia romance containing explicit sex scenes, graphic violence, and is recommended for readers 18+. Please check the author’s website for the full list of content warnings on the author’s website.
Cusp Of Darkness is the first book in the Cusp series by Olivia Preya. What a great way to start a series! This is a nail-biting, fiery, passionate romance. Valerius has been obsessed with Adaliya for years. Valerius sees an opportunity to bind Adaliya to him and gain control of his birth right at the same time. The couple must learn to compromise, trust, and eventually love.
Valerius was a great anti-hero. Valerius was dark, dangerous, and sinfully sensual. I loved how only with Adaliya was he captivated and caring. Adaliya was light to Valerius’ darkness, yet she also had a darkness inside her. The couple’s sensual connection was explosive – it ignited the page! I loved Valerius and Adaliya’s journey.
The plot was fast-paced and captivating. I fell in love with both Valerius and Adaliya. I felt that the issues and difficulties Valerius and Adaliya faced were wrapped up too neatly. However, I love the strength of the couple’s bond at the conclusion of the book. I enjoyed every moment of this book! Cusp Of Darkness is an excellent way to begin a new series. I can’t wait for the next book!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Xpresso Book Tours. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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About Olivia Preya
Olivia Preya is a romance fanatic and author living in Toronto, Canada. She writes about what she loves—love, spice, and panty-dropping men with a soft spot for the love of their lives. When life gets a little tough or bland, she finds that fictional men are the best medicine.
Olivia considers herself to have two personas, like Wonder Woman, but with a pen––corporate marketing specialist by day and spicy romance author by night. She also likes to embrace all forms of sensuality, from pole dancing and erotic novels to good food; she believes that sometimes the best things in life are a little sinful.