Review: Arrogant Bastard by Zara Cox

Arrogant Bastard (Dark Desires, #3)Arrogant Bastard by Zara Cox keeps the reader turning pages until there are no more. What a rollercoaster of a story! I’ve read heroes who are determined, but none like Killian Knight. He really does not take no for an answer, and once he sets his mind on to something, he pursues it until he gets it. Nothing else will do.

Both Killian and Faith are extremely strong characters. I love Killian’s resolution not to give up his search for Faith. I love it even more so when Faith doesn’t concede to his demands even though he sort of kidnaps her to keep her safe. They each have their secrets, and they’re far from perfect but through their discovery of the ghosts from years past hunting them, they find a way to work through their issues.

The sex is off the charts!

It does take a while before Faith admits that she wants Killian as much as he wants her, but once she does… the pages go up in flames and the story gets even better.

There’s one thing that stands out at the beginning of the book, and that’s perhaps because someone super close to me works at the private airport referenced. I won’t go into detail because I’m probably in the minority of those who know how the airport there works, and what kind of jets can depart at any time vs those that have a curfew. Or, when “officials” or “immigration” are actually required to be there vs not. I think this was perhaps a little too much detail and unnecessary, but I digress. These facts don’t take anything away from the story.

I’ve become an irrevocable fan of Zara Cox one book at a time with her Dark Desires series and can’t wait to see what she’s got coming out next.

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Dark Desires
Zara Cox
September 12, 2017

I'm known as the Black Widow because the desires I hide inside are pure poison.
I was a different person once. Faith, a young wife, hoping to become a mother. My life was pleasant. Stable. It was hell. Until Killian Knight opened my eyes to a world of espionage and intrigue. He saw something in me, something I was too afraid to acknowledge. I didn't want to be excited by the danger. Didn't want to crave the wicked passion only he could provide. But I did want, so now I run. And I pay.

I never meant to corrupt her, but I'm not sorry.
After all, I'm already damned.
After four years of searching and longing, I've finally found her. Faith, the one person in the world I breathe for. She lives beneath my skin as surely as I wear proof of our transgressions inked on my body. And like the forbidden fruit that doomed us from the beginning, our end is inevitable. We lived with no regret. We loved without inhibition. We betrayed those closest to us. We killed for that love. Now...we will burn in hell together.