ARC Review: Dance with Death by Brynn Ford

Posted September 12, 2020 by Stephanie in Reviews / 3 Comments

Title: Dance with Death
Author: Brynn Ford
Series: The Four Families #2
Publication: September 15th 2020
Genre: Dark Romance
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Rating: 4/5

Holding onto hope was dangerous, but letting go of it would be fatal.

We’d made the worst mistake of all—we had fallen in love. But all the love in the world couldn’t save us from our captivity. Just when we thought we would be okay, a future we never should have hoped to have was taken from us.

Our master was preparing to hurt us in his rage against our love. The only thing worse than the physical pain of the injuries he gave me was the ache of knowing what was to come.

He was going to tear our love apart.

I thought my life was hell before, but my master was prepared to teach me that I was wrong. Dead wrong.

I was about to learn the true definition of torture, of torment, of despair. I could only dream about the man I loved, hope that he might someday fulfill his promise to find a way to save us both. But I had already learned the hard lesson that hoping only made reality harsher.

The harsh reality was that my love was lost, my hope was gone, my life was over.

And I was forced to learn the steps for this slow dance with death.

CONTENT WARNING: This book contains explicit sexual content, violence, and mature themes including scenes where consent is not sought or given. The author in no way condones such heinous acts, but rather seeks to immerse the reader in the true horror of the characters’ experience. This book also contains suicidal themes. This is your trigger warning – reader discretion is advised.

SERIES NOTE: “Dance with Death” is book two of three in the Four Families trilogy. It is not a standalone and the books must be read in order. Book one—“Counts of Eight”—is available now. The author plans to release book three by early 2021. The cliffhanger ending may leave you gasping and desperate for the finale in book three. Best of luck to you, daring readers.

After the ending of Counts of Eight I was super excited to get my hands on Dance with Death, and as dark and twisted as the first book was it doesn’t have anything on the sequel. It has some very dark shit but as a story it definitely kicked things up a notch and I loved that. I’m a huge dark romance lover and Brynn Ford has quickly become a favorite of mine in the genre.

Every chapter had my hard thumping because I was actually scared for the characters, especially Anya. I’m still trying to catch my breath with everything that happened in the book, especially the ending because holy shit. I absolutely cannot wait for the next book. I can already guess that it’s going to be insane.

Anya, Ezra and yes even Nikolai have captured my heart. At this point I can’t deny it. I really don’t want to give too much away so I can’t say a lot about what happens in the book but these characters don’t spend that much time together all three of them because of certain circumstances but when they did I just couldn’t read the pages fast.

Dance with Death by Brynn Ford was dark romance at its finest and most intense. It was heart breaking, sometimes a little hard to read and so very suspenseful. It was one of the most dark, if not the darkest story I’ve read so far in the genre. I can’t wait what Brynn Ford has in store for us next with the third book and anything else she’s going to write.

About the author:
Brynn Ford is an author of romance in all of its beautiful and sensually taboo forms. She is a lover of the dark, twisted, and playful and strives to bring the unmentionable aspects of passionate romance into her stories.

Brynn resides in the Midwest with her husband and sons, whom she expects will someday be embarrassed by their mom’s books. When she isn’t obsessively writing, you may find her binge watching favorite shows while eating far too much junk food or fanatically reading, always seeking to lose herself in the emotional roller coaster of a damn good story.

She is quite the idealist, despite her fascination with the wicked and warped aspects of humanity. Some of her stories may run out of words before a happily ever after, but she’s a firm believer that her characters continue to live on outside the pages in the minds of her readers. Stories don’t end just because there aren’t anymore pages to turn.
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3 responses to “ARC Review: Dance with Death by Brynn Ford

  1. Oooo, dark romance is my jam! And mafia romance. I recently read Ash by Sophie Lark. It’s a dark mafia romance and I loved it! Just sad I got in on the last book in the series. Haha. Great review <3

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