Thorne: Rose’s Dark Secret
Author: R.B. O’Brien
Title: Thorne Rose’s Dark Secret
Series: Thorne Book 2
Genre: Erotica Romance Suspense
Release Date: June 17, 2016
Cover Design: Lilah E. Noir
Purchase Link: mybook.to/ThorneDarkSecret
“You will always be a monster – there is no turning back from it. But what kind of monster you become is entirely up to you.” ― Julie Kagawa, The Eternity Cure
The angsty story of the beautiful and submissive Rose and the dominant and sadistic Thorne continues in this second installment as William Thorne convinces himself to move on from this seemingly doomed relationship. He fights his urge to be with Rose at every turn and is determined to put her behind him in search of a new personal assistant to fulfill his every salacious need.
Obsessed with confessing the secrets of his own marred past, William desperately grasps for the balance that once kept him grounded. He yearns for the controlled way of life that satisfied him professionally, personally, and sexually long before the arrival of Rose.
But when an unforeseeable event occurs, everything William Thorne has vowed to do is again thrown into disharmony. Rose and William teeter precariously to amend their dark secrets. Will they continue to stumble and fall or can the light of love show them both happiness?
“I’m not saying I’m going to go easy on you,” I smiled. “But somehow I don’t think you want me to. So when you start to beg me, and you will,” I paused to kiss the top of her head, “I’m not sure where my whims will take me. Just because I love you doesn’t mean I’m not still capricious or sadistic, Rose. Do you understand that?”
She shivered even though there was the warmth of a summer’s day in the room. She nodded and closed her eyes.
“And do you like that? Do you want that?”
She blushed and closed her eyes, nodding again.
“I need to hear you say it.”
“I know.” I drew my fingers down her neck and onto her chest. “Like right now, your body is so in tune with my touch. It’s as if it were braille and I am reading it. Your tremors, your goosebumps.” My fingers went lower…
R.B. O’Brien has always been drawn to the more taboo side of storytelling, even as a young adult, from hiding books from strict Catholic parents as a teen to getting lost in the erotic sections of bookstores for hours. As a writer, O’Brien explores the darker, erotic nature of relationships, those riddled with the reality of insecurities and human folly, exposing the vulnerability, emotional turmoil, and occasional pain that can come from losing oneself in the heat of passion.
O’Brien holds a degree in English literature and happily resides in the Northeast of the United States. Her first series, the highly acclaimed Natalie’s Edge trilogy, is now available in ebook format and print. THORNE, O’Brien’s anticipated dark romance series, begins with Rose’s Dark Contract, a tale where things are not what they seem.