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What is a dark romance?

Do you ever sit and wonder what exactly makes a romance dark? Is it s theme? Is it just because it’s forbidden? What are the boundaries? And oftentimes this also means the line can be different for different people. There are some general rules however that can safely put a romance book in the dark romance book trope.

Most popular dark romance book tropes

Check out the most popular and sure thing book tropes you’ll find

  • Serial Killer Romance
  • Student/Teacher Romance
  • Stepbrother Romance
  • Ex-Boyfriend’s Dad Romance
  • Daddy Kink Romance

And then there are some romance book tropes that may or may not be dark, depending on the story.

Our latest dark romance book recommendations

If you’re looking for something that will test your limits, we’ve put together some of our favorites that you’ll want to check out below.

Sea of Ruin by Pam Godwin - Dark Romance Pirate Erotic Historical

Sea of Ruin
by Pam Godwin

A dark erotic historical romance set in the 1700s featuring pirates. Say no more, right? If you are looking for a unique, darkly twisted story that will completely sweep you off your feet and captivate you… then stop right there and go get yourself a copy of SEA OF RUIN. I can honestly say I’ve never read anything quite like it and I couldn’t put it down.⁠

Bennett Sharp is on the run. 
Wanted for piracy, she fears neither God nor death nor man. 
Except Priest Farrell. 

The unfaithful, stormy-eyed libertine hunts her with terrifying possessiveness. Nothing will stop him from coming for her. Not his unforgivable betrayal. Not when she’s captured by the ice-cold pirate hunter, Lord Ashley Cutler. 
She must escape Ashley’s prison and Priest’s deceit. But can she walk away from their twisted desires? 

Two gorgeous captains stand on opposite sides of the law. When they collide in a battle to protect her, the lines blur between enemies and lovers. 
Passion heats, secrets unravel, and hearts entangle until they break. 
Can love prevail in the sea of ruin?

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