Audiobook Review: Nightfall (Devils Night, #4). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nightfall by Penelope Douglas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What happens when it’s five against one and nowhere to run?

EMORY

They call it Blackchurch. A secluded mansion in a remote, undisclosed location where the wealthy and powerful send their misbehaving sons to cool off away from prying eyes.

Will Grayson has always been an animal, though. Reckless, wild, and someone who was never bound by a single rule other than to do exactly what he wanted. There was no way his grandfather was going risk him humiliating the family again.

Not that the last time was entirely his fault. He might’ve enjoyed backing me into corners in high school when no one was looking, so they wouldn’t catch on that Mr. Popular actually wanted a piece of that quiet, little nerd he loved to torture so much, but…

He could also be warm. And fierce in keeping me safe.

The truth is… He has a right to hate me.

It’s all my fault. Everything.

Devils Night. The videos. The arrests.

I’m to blame for all of it.

And I regret nothing.

WILL

I never minded being locked up. I learned a long time ago that being treated like an animal gives you permission to act like one. No one has ever looked at me any other way.

Their only mistake is believing anything I do is an accident. I can sit in this house with no Internet, television, liquor, or girls, but I’ll come out of here with something far more frightening to my enemies.

A plan.

And a new pack of wolves.

I just didn’t expect one of my enemies to come to me.

I don’t know who smuggled her in or if they meant to leave her here, but I can smell her hiding in the house. She’s here.

And as the security detail leaves the supplies, the gates close, and the door to my gilded cage opens, giving me free reign of the house and grounds for another unsupervised month, I remember with a smile…

Blackchurch houses five prisoners. I’m only one of her problems.

Nightfall

“We want what we want”


The following ratings are out of 5:
Audio/Narration: 🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧
Romance: ❤️💙💜💛
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📙📕📗📙📘
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: 👤👤👤👤

“You either have my back….”

“You’re at my side….”

“Or you’re in my way…”

“Be Lilith, Never Eve.”

The Hero(s): Will Grayson – Will has been seen as the lush of the group in previous books, but there is much more to him. He doesn’t know what he wants in life, he thinks he is less than his friends because he doesn’t have ambition like Michael, or determination like Damon or a set path in life like Kai. He has been in love with Emory for years but she rebuffed his advances and he went to Jail for beating her abusive brother who was a cop.

The heroine: Emory – This is the first book Emory appears in, though she has been referred to in prior books. We knew she was abused by her brother but in this book we get to know her and we see how bad the abuse was and how it shaped her and her actions.

The Love Story: Will was shipped away by his family to a place called Blackchurch. It is a hidden place where the ultra wealthy send their kids who can’t toe the line and embarrass their families. Will first embarrassed his senator Grandfather when he went to prison and has done worse since getting out, acting as the playboy who was blowing through his inheritance on alcohol, drugs and hookers. Emory is drugged and kidnapped and wakes up at Blackchurch.

The story of Emory being kidnapped to Blackchurch is interesting, since it means someone is either out to get Will or out to get Emory (or both). That person not only knows about Will’s past with Emory but also knows where Blackchurch is, which is not an easy thing, since it moves every few years and is a closely guarded secret.

Blackchurch itself and the guys there were interesting as well. There was the Alpha (Aydin) who seems nice sometimes but others seems like a ruthless dictator. Also, Will seems weak when we first see him, since he just takes it. Will seems to want to help and stand up for the weaker guys but he just defers to Aydin.

The narration was terrific and I am not quite sure if it is just because I have really gotten used to these two narrators since this is the 4th book in the series I have listened to or if they have just gotten progressively better with each book, but I am really enjoying these audiobooks.

The different storylines were great. Will has some secret agenda, whomever kidnapped Emory had an agenda and there were all the issues from the past. Not to mention Alex, the hooker who is now in their group of friends, which they all consider their family. We know that Alex was in love with Will as well. The homoerotic scenes between Damon and Will are every bit as hot as the intimate scenes between Will and Emory.

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