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Kill Switch

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"I've done far worse than what I went to prison for. She has no idea how bad this can get."


Sending him to prison was the worst thing I could've done. It didn't matter that he did the crime or that I wished he was dead. Perhaps I thought I'd have time to disappear before he got out or he'd cool off in jail and be anything but the horror he was.

But I was wrong. Three years came and went too fast, and now he's anything but calm. Prison only gave him time to plan.

And while I anticipated his vengeance, I didn't expect this.

He doesn't want to make me hurt. He wants to make everything hurt.


First thing's first. Get rid of her daddy. He told them I forced her. He told them his little girl was a victim, but I was a kid, too, and she wanted it just as much as I did.

Step two... Give her, her sister, and her mother nowhere to run and no fuel to escape. The Ashby women are alone now and desperate for a knight in shining armor.

But that's not what's coming.

No, it's time I listened to my father and took control of my future. It's time I showed them all--my family, her family, my friends--that I will never change and that I have no other ambition than to be the nightmare of their lives.

Starting with her.

She'll be so scared, she won't even be safe in her own head by the time I'm done with her. And the best part is I won't have to break into her home to do it.

As the new man of the house I have all the keys.

*Kill Switch is a romantic suspense suitable for readers 18+. It is advised to read Corrupt (Devil's Night #1) and Hideaway (Devil's Night #2) prior to reading this book. Both are available on Kindle Unlimited.

522 pages, Kindle Edition

Published February 9, 2019

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Penelope Douglas

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Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Their books have been translated into nineteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the stand-alones, Misconduct, Punk 57, Birthday Girl, Credence, and Tryst Six Venom. Please look for The Hellbent Series, coming next.

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211 reviews84.8k followers
May 26, 2022
if i could inject this book into my fucking veins, i would. anyone tried suffering a tornado? im thinking that’s gonna be my vibe after reading this book. 🧕🏼 🔫

before we get into it. id like to explain that i read for vibes only. i’m not a literary analyst. i’m reviewing this book simply on how happy it got me. and i got very very happy…

the way this book was giving the romance and the plot (at least in the last 20%) ?!?!!!! i was pulling my hair out. i felt like this book was eating my ass through the fucking pages. that whole hostage and high speed car chase scene towards the end was giving very much fast and furious all 9 or 10 movies. (idk how many there are) for a book series about bitches who peeked in fucking HIGH SCHOOL😂😂😂 i was enthralled to say the least. if there’s anything i love in dark romance, it’s fucking chaos and unhinged behavior. it makes me feel normal 😎

now, since the very fucking beginning, all of Damon’s red flags looked very much green to me. you can’t expect me to ever hate a dark haired, dark eyed sociopath? fuck no. anytime Damon did the slightest fucking thing, i’d let a moan out. i was crying for this man. i knew he went through some shit but goddamn i couldn’t stop weeping for him. my chest actually hurt.

the way he’s dangerously obsessed with winter shouldn’t be something i’d pine for but here we fucking are. he’s so sweet. i was a dog barking in fucking heat for damon torrance. i was gripping those bed sheets besties. my back was arching like i was possessed by the devil himself. i had to take a long cold shower yall… and can we talk about how funny he is? like i was legit laughing out loud in his povs 😮‍💨

winter, number 1, badass. if there’s anything i’m gonna hyper fixate on, it’s a good girl taming the bad boy. were there moments that had me screaming “step tf up” to her? yes absolutely. but if a man could make me FEEL color. consider me submissive and very much breedable 🧎🏻‍♀️🧎🏻‍♀️🧎🏻‍♀️

not only did i enjoy winter and damon but my ice towards michael and ricka kinda thawed. before reading this book i was campaigning my anti-Michael & Ricka hate club but after those bad bitch moments ricka had, i decided to pull the funds.

overall i really enjoyed this book even though it was very corny and questionable at times. idgaf and i will not apologize. i’m literally obsessed to an unhealthy level and i will be going to extra therapy appointments this week 🥳🥳slayyyyyyy
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"Six years ago, his little girl and I changed each other, and while I couldn’t change her back, I could certainly give her some new memories of me. Now that… I could do."

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Sending him to prison was the worst thing I could’ve done. It didn’t matter that he did the crime or that I wished he was dead. Perhaps I thought I’d have time to disappear before he got out or he’d cool off in jail and be anything but the horror he was.

But I was wrong. Three years came and went too fast, and now he’s anything but calm. Prison only gave him time to plan.

And while I anticipated his vengeance, I didn’t expect this.

He doesn’t want to make me hurt. He wants to make everything hurt.


First thing’s first. Get rid of her daddy. He told them I forced her. He told them his little girl was a victim, but I was a kid, too, and she wanted it just as much as I did.

Step two… Give her, her sister, and her mother nowhere to run and no fuel to escape. The Ashby women are alone now and desperate for a knight in shining armor.

But that’s not what’s coming.

No, it’s time I listened to my father and took control of my future. It’s time I showed them all—my family, her family, my friends—that I will never change and that I have no other ambition than to be the nightmare of their lives.

Starting with her.

She’ll be so scared, she won’t even be safe in her own head by the time I’m done with her. And the best part is I won’t have to break into her home to do it.

As the new man of the house I have all the keys.


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367 reviews8,577 followers
July 12, 2021
reread4 stars

anybody else attracted to villains because


and im not talking about those bad boy wannabes who smokes cigarettes or has tattoos and sleeps around, but actual villains who are- how do i say this lightly.. ✨fucked up✨

TW (spoilers): sexual abuse from H's mother when he was 11-15 (there are 2 flashback scenes of this), suicidal thoughts, self-harm.

Damon Torrance (H)
"I need her to hurt me, because pain covers up pain, and if I feel one, I won’t feel the other."

the reason why i like Damon out of all of them is because he's not just a rich and entitled dude who's doing all these things because he's bored *cough* Michael and Kai *cough* but he's doing it to forget his pain and the abuse he faces.

he might be the most fucked up out of all of em but so far, he's the first hero in this series i sympathized with 100%. Michael? hell no. Kai? ehh maybe 80%. but Damon? YES. he's also the most interesting and has the most depth and how he grew up, he could've literally been a serial killer. i really wanna psychoanalyze him but im lazy so sorryyy.

Winter Ashby (h)
"How I’d never hated anyone as much as I hated him, but how I loved what I felt with him more than I loved anything I felt with anyone else, either."

first of all, love the representation of a blind character. thank you for that. second, well.. i just liked her. after reading Hideaway though, i don't know who my favorite is. Winter or Banks? hmm.. i don't know but we'll see after i read Nightfall. but anyways, uhh. i don't really know what to say about her because i was focused on Damon the whole time oops. but just know, she's not as annoying as Rika. that's all there is.

OW/OM drama (spoilers)
aight. we all know Damon had crazy kinks but apparently he wasn't that much of a ho?? i think? apparently he was more of a voyeur? i don't know. im wishful thinking right now. but there is 1 flashback scene of Damon eating out his teacher, 1 scene of Damon giving Will a handjob, 1 scene of Winter dry humping this random actor in the haunted house, and the stupid threesome.

speaking of the threesome that happened in the 83% mark, let's talk about that shall we? first of all, it was stupid. second, well, it was stupid x10000. and third, instead of feeling anger and annoyance (like in Corrupt) i felt more disappointed. it was like watching the character arc of Daenerys Targaryen in s8 and watching the last episode all over again. why? because it was OUT OF CHARACTER.

everything was going so good and yet another scene like this is added and- for what? for smut? it really doesn't make sense for Damon to share Winter. he was even known for fighting to the death to keep what's "his", like, he kidnapped and allied himself with Trevor in the first book because he wanted to keep his friends and remove Rika.. and now you're telling me he's going to share all of a sudden?? right... and honestly, Damon said "i love you" for the first time after this and i just didn't even swoon and celebrate this moment. why? because of the stupid, unnecessary threesome. i was honestly just like this

it was stupid and it just ruined my mood. also, the fact that i read this days before Nightfall with this scene still fresh in my mind, well, i won't stop picturing Will going till 2nd base with Winter soo.

also, why do they always use sex to heal? isn't that- not healthy? well.. wtf do i know.

Rika Fane (rant alert)
first of all, the fuck, when did Damon start liking her? i-


i really feel like this "change" with her character is kind of out of left field.. like, suddenly she's good with mind games and politics and throwing knives at people with 100% accuracy?? listen, im actually glad her character changed because books 1 and 2 Rika was.. not it. but suddenly now she's Mayor material? the character we know who's mostly act first, think later kind of girl? plus - i think im a little bias here but oh well - Banks is more suitable to be Mayor. she's really selfless and she even risked her own life to save 9 dogs and her cook knowing she could get killed AND, she's studying sociology and politics. but again, wtf do i know. rich people in these books are apparently a different breed and it's like real-life Game of Thrones so, good for Rika i guess??

Alex and Will
also, quick question, why did people want Alex and Will to be together? im actually genuinely curious. i heard there was drama about this on the facebook group but like- these two barely even had any scene together that could be counted as romantic?? in Hideaway, Alex just tells us how he "fucks" and in other scenes, they hang out with the main character but they barely even interact with each other too. and i think Alex deserves someone who's not hung up with someone else soooo.


anyways, i know i said i suddenly "forgot" what Damon did in the first 2 books but ehh i don't think i should forget because what he did was shitty. im glad he took accountability tho but i think he should've grovelled more because i mean.. he did try to kill them 😅. but you know what i did forget? my homework. my social life. why? because Nightfall.

* * *

reread (april 2020)4.5 stars

to summarize this book:

Damon: *shows red flags*
Winter: *is blind so can't see color red*

the end.

* * *

original rating (october 2019)5 stars

Damon is a crazy mofo and that menage scene was unnecessary and completely out of character for all the people involved but I still loved this.

Devil's Night series
#1: corrupt1.75 stars
#2: hideaway3 stars
#3: kill switch4 stars
#3.5: conclave2.5 stars
#4: nightfall1.75 stars
#4.5: fire night3 stars
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3,461 reviews2,354 followers
February 11, 2019

SOAPBOX... I am seriously at a loss for words right now. I pride myself on always being honest in my reviews regardless of whether it is an ARC or a book I pay for. It is awfully hard to write an honest review if you can't tell people what things didn't work for you. I included two "small" spoilers in my review for this book. I say small because the first one the reader finds out at the very beginning of the book. <--- what makes this even MORE ridiculous. I JUST found out that you can download a FREE sample of this book that gives away one of the "spoilers" I posted. The mind boggles at the ridiculousness...sigh. The second I left purposely vague. Both I put in "spoiler" tags so anyone who didn't want to be spoiled wouldn't see the info, and anyone who prefers to know spoilers before purchasing could make an informed decision. Especially if they know ME and we share the same likes and dislikes in our books.

Imagine my surprise when I got tracked down on FB messenger, received a message here on Goodreads, AND got an email all within the same ten minute period telling me to remove my spoilers ASAP. Authors/PR companies should not be trying to manipulate reviews. ARCs stop being "in exchange for honest reviews" when a reviewer's hands are tied by stipulations. This type of thing needs to stop NOW.

So that is my say on the matter. I will no longer read or promote this author or work with the PR company she is using for promotion. If anyone would like to know what the spoilers were, feel free to message me. The funniest part about all this was I wasn't sure how I was going to rate this book. That is why I was taking 24 hours to think about it. As you can see, after this fiasco I have now 1-Starred it...sigh.

I am going to hold off a bit on placing a star rating on this book. I've got a bunch of mixed feelings about it. I liked book one, and Damon was always an intriguing character to me, but his character (and 70% of this book) didn't work for me for. Like...AT ALL. I wasn't expecting sunshine and rainbows by any means, but I pretty much felt ZERO connection between Winter and Damon until the last 30%. Coincidently, the last 30% of this book was the best part of it by far. If the first 70% had been as good, I would have given the book 4-Stars.


Alas, I felt like there was way too much filler with all the past chapters, and they bored me. I did love the twists that came at the end (again last 30% of this was awesome). I loved seeing the characters from the prior books as well.

So yea...I need to marinate a bit before I decide on a rating.



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576 reviews3,329 followers
February 14, 2019
➳The dark side of Penelope Douglas has arising in this shocking "romance" of a novel, that will have you questioning your sanity...

➳Let me start this off by saying, I am a true fan of Penelope's writing and the beauty and magic she has with them by moving the mind of the reader to a whole new world. And that's why I always read her novels, I never back down from signing up for her novels or anything that she promotes. She has earned that respect from me and the admiration is there as well. I knew that if I got involved with this series, something dark would come out of it. The first novel, Corrupt was action packed, emotionally draining when it came down to the dark side of each character, and also sexy and steamy in the best of ways (steamy... **wink wink** y'all know what I am talking about). And the love I had for her first novel in the Devil's Night series was just the beginning of me getting emotionally involved with the horsemen. And then Khai's story was created in Hideaway, and I knew that my baby Khai was going to need all my hugs and kisses. The drama in both books is nothing in comparison to what we got in this novel, Damon's story. And I want to warn my followers, that if you are NOT into dark romances with menage a trois, or voyeurism then you need to skip this novel for sure. As some of you know, I am not big into sharing. I love possessive alpha males, and Damon was indeed very possessive of Winter... but he was also very possessive over other people that I was not expecting to make a twist and turn of. I won't mention who it may be so if you want to know then keep reading because I will have a spoiler section following this review.

➳Let's talk about the story! And just because Penelope is my number one favorite author does not mean I will back down from speaking the truth. It hurts me to write this aggressive review about an author whose words have changed my mindset in many ways, but it is indeed something that I cannot be backed down from writing about. For those who have read about Damon in the first and second novel, you know that he is the most emotionally dark individual out of all four horsemen. He had a childhood past that we learned about in the second novel, that has you wanting more of him and comfort him. And then of course we also know about the malicious side that is his father, Gabriel. After knowing about Damon's past, I was still intrigued to keep reading his novel. That's when we meet Winter. The strong individual who has made Damon's mindset change with a semi-positive attitude. His side of protectiveness towards her, is also one in which he wants to hurt her. Not for revenge, but for the sake of just wanting the dark to arise and engulf them both;
"The shit the came out of my mouth. All for Winter's sake, because she was my sole motivation in everything I did, and I was kind of fucking ashamed she had that power..."

➳There are a lot of twist and turns in this novel that sometimes, I felt like just stopping and DNF-ing the novel. But out of respect for Penelope, I continued reading. The drama that revolves Winter and Damon is one that I felt kept dragging (for my tastes), and yes. This is the longest book that Penelope has ever written and I am so proud of her for accomplishing such a task that not many can do. There were somethings that to me I felt were not necessary but maybe did make an importance to the story plot in general. There is no denying that if you skip a single page of this novel, you will be completely lost. There is mystery in every page, an angst and darkness of every turn that you cannot miss out on reading. And when finally Damon and Winter ever do make an appearance together and demonstrate their passion towards each other, the page burns because of said passion;
"I don't know if I felt responsible for the fact that she now only had four senses by which to experience the world, but it was a strange feeling to want to protect someone from others when I knew I'd be worse for her health than anyone..."

➳From the first book, you could always tell that every important character in this novel was connected in some way. Maybe in a genetic way, or an emotional type of way. But the connection was always there. Reading Damon's story, you soon realize that some people are legitimately connected genetically, and the shocking part of it all is what really makes the story worth to be read. Not many can be compelled to read such a malicious and dark novel, but others do have that tempting side to it that makes them want to read more. In my case, I like to read dark romances. This one in particular, was just not my cup of tea.

➳I think I have said enough about the quality of this novel. As previously mentioned, I am proud of Penelope for having all these dark yet beautiful words in mind and creating an indeed unique novel that had my skin crawling. Do not enter by reading this novel with a mindset of finding a cliche happily ever after. The prologue had to for sure be my only and favorite part of this novel because it was only Damon and Winter. That is the way that it should always be, and I am glad that Penelope was able to acquire such a beautiful yet simple ending. Now, the question remains: What is going on with Will? Honestly... Will is such a mess! Emotionally and physically. He was left off at the end of this book viewed as him having the time of his life. But I feel like there is more to him that we have not been able to identify. I will be hesitant to read his novel that's for sure, but I am determined to give him the benefit of the doubt.

➳Devil's Night Series:
Corrupt (Devil's Night #1)Hideaway (Devil's Night #2)Kill Switch (Devil's Night #3)Nightfall (Devil's Night #4)

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796 reviews2,816 followers
May 5, 2021
Kill Switch is my favorite book of 2019! Damon Torrance is a character that I went from absolutely loathing to loving with all my heart over the course of three books. The author deserves some kind of award for the way she changed my mind about his character and the depth of which she made me feel for him.

I'm telling you guys! Penelope Douglas knocked it out of the park with this one! It was everything! I have no words to fully express how much I adore this book, these characters, and this series. I will be so sad to see it all end after Will's book. This series has become one of my favorites of all time and made Penelope Douglas one of my favorite authors. The story is intricately woven, unique, gripping, angsty, steamy, dark, and just all around amazing! The characters are complex, and the relationships between all of them are interesting, intense, and at times, super fucked up. I'm not just talking about the romances either. The friendships and family relationships are some of my favorite aspects of these books.

I read over 100 romance novels every year and love plenty of them, but I rarely add a book boyfriend to my fictional harem. Not only did I add Damon this year, but I shoved his ass way to the top with my man, Vicious. If you know me, you know just how significant that is. I can't get enough of his character, so fingers crossed, we get to see a lot more of him in the 4th book of the Devil's Night series.

In short, Kill Switch is a fucking masterpiece. It's the book that I enjoyed the most in 2019, and Damon has a permanent spot in my harem and my heart. If you like dark new adult romance, do not miss this series! It's an absolute must read!

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1,072 reviews51.4k followers
January 31, 2020
only penelope douglas could make me go from absolutely loathing a character to absolutely loving him in the span of 3 books.

this book is definitely not for the faint of heart. damon and winter both have tough pasts but there was so much beauty in their relationship. i think for me this book did a fantastic job at splicing in flashbacks with the present day to get me to care so much for these characters.

and i think the reason for their enemies to lovers relationship made the most sense out of all of the characters in this series. 10/10 would recommend to anyone who loves dark romances.

tw for: assault, pedophilia, incest
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90 reviews38 followers
May 23, 2021
➼ 1.5 stars
Listen, I enjoy dark romance as much as the next girl, but this one was just beyond problematic y’all (+0.5 star bc I liked the writing). I didn’t read the trigger warnings before diving in (can only blame my own stupidity here)... and got hella triggered by some of the scenes.

My mental health went rapidly deteriorating after reading this shi ✨✨✨

I didn’t care about any of the characters at all, the only character I like here is Mikhail... Winter’s dog.

But let’s talk about our boy Damon, he’s the reason I’m giving this book one star after all...
I hate Damon w a passion bro come fight me, everything is wrong with him, if you want to make a problematic hero at least give me a real psychopath, a criminal or something

Yes he has a dark past and yada yada, but how can I put this nicely...? I simply don’t care. Just bc you’ve been traumatized doesn’t mean you get to traumatized others love 😍🥰

~Spoilers Ahead~
Everything he did just irritate the hell out of me. So he didn’t technically rape Winter rightt, but Damon did force himself on Rika (not all the way, but still) and it turns out she’s Damon’s half sister 🥴 talk about disgusting.
And what’s the deal with him and Banks? these siblings were a lil too close for comfort ngl, did they ever have any sexual encounter in the previous books? I wouldn’t be surprised if they did though, seeing how fucked up this book was.
And this one scene where he come inside the h without her consent is just 🤢

“You came inside me,” I told him.
He blew out smoke, not saying anything for a moment.
“And?” he finally answered, Damon’s voice strong and sure.”
“My stomach sank, anger and shame burning my face. Oh, God, if I got pregnant…”

All in all, I fucking hate him..
I’d rather date Ted Bundy and get cut in half than go anywhere near Damon 👋🏼

Don’t come at me guys 😗✌️and please take my opinion with a grain of salt since I didn’t even read the first two books. Thank you.
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2,417 reviews14.2k followers
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April 9, 2019


Sending him to prison was the worst thing I could've done. It didn't matter that he did the crime or that I wished he was dead. Perhaps I thought I'd have time to disappear before he got out or he'd cool off in jail and be anything but the horror he was.
But I was wrong. Three years came and went too fast, and now he's anything but calm. Prison only gave him time to plan.
And while I anticipated his vengeance, I didn't expect this.
He doesn't want to make me hurt. He wants to make everything hurt.
First thing's first. Get rid of her daddy. He told them I forced her. He told them his little girl was a victim, but I was a kid, too, and she wanted it just as much as I did.
Step two... Give her, her sister, and her mother nowhere to run and no fuel to escape. The Ashby women are alone now and desperate for a knight in shining armor.
But that's not what's coming.
No, it's time I listened to my father and took control of my future. It's time I showed them all--my family, her family, my friends--that I will never change and that I have no other ambition than to be the nightmare of their lives.
Starting with her.
She'll be so scared, she won't even be safe in her own head by the time I'm done with her. And the best part is I won't have to break into her home to do it.
As the new man of the house I have all the keys.

Books in Devil’s Night series should be read in order:
Book 1: Corrupt - Michael Crist
Book 2: Hideaway - Kai Mori
Book 3: Kill Switch - Damon Torrance
Book 4: Nightfall - Will Grayson III
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1,480 reviews79k followers
October 22, 2020
Favorite Quotes:

"Because pain in the body quiets pain in the head. It feels good, like a kill switch for your brain."

"There are no choices. We are who we are, and we do what we do. It's nature. Like fame pieces, I will play my part, because I can't resist. I can't be what I'm not."

"You teach your daughter to hide in everyone else's world, and I'll teach mine everyone else exists in hers."

"I lowered my mouth to his ear, ready to revive his memory of how there were moments when I was the only one who would give him what he needed. When no one else was there for him, and we had everything money could buy but all we really wanted were things that didn't have a price."

"Because I was afraid of life without the hope of you to look forward to."
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684 reviews1,307 followers
May 11, 2023
"He made himself the cure, which wouldn't have been necessary if he hadn't also created the disease."

Hi, I'm Alana, and I am hopelessly in love with Damon Torrance.
10/10 would let him ruin my life.

You know the feeling you get when one of your most anticipated reads of the year is even BETTER than you imagined, and now that you've finished the book you're just in this withdrawal period where you are trying to figure out what the hell you just read while simultaneously wishing you could reread it for the first time? Yep, that's where I'm at right now. Send help.

This book was just...oof... A LOT. If you thought Corrupt or Hideaway were messed up, oh sweet child, you haven't seen anything yet. Seriously. Damon, started out as my least favorite character in book one, I absolutely loathed him, but now? Knowing his back story I would absolutely lay my life down for him. That totally counts as enemies to lovers, right? Anyway, *slams fists on table* let's talk about this mindfuck of a book. The first thing you need to understand about this series if you are new, is that these characters are seriously flawed, and they show their love in rather interesting ways to say the least. This is a dark romance series, so it's not meant to be pretty in the beginning and the middle and honestly the end too. You won't find rainbows and butterflies in this, you'll find yourself questioning your morals, dark secrets, game changing plot twists, and a whole lot of pain...but honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way. I personally love my favorite books to be served with a side of pain and suffering.

I have been eagerly awaiting Damon's story because Hideaway (book #2) basically felt like one giant set up for this book, so I knew this was going to be good. Honestly, I'm just gonna put this out there... Damon deserves his own series. That's how complex of a character he is. His back story absolutely wrecked my soul and I am so heart broken for him. Damon is fresh out of jail and ready to get revenge on the girl who put him there, Winter. Winter, is now stuck in her sworn enemies web that he so brilliantly created and knows she's about to play the biggest game of her life. The tension is literally so high y'all. This is Penelope Douglas' best enemies to lovers book so far. Plus, can I also just add that I absolutely LOVED that Damon never let Winter's disability slow her down or treat her like she was fragile and incapable of certain things like her family did to her.

One of the best things you can do for yourself upon starting this book is know nothing about the plot. You just need to experience this disturbing yet seriously hot mindfuck of a book. I don't want to spoil anything for anyone and since this book has so many plot twists my lips will stay sealed except for this... I am so IMPRESSED. Like, actually blown away by this book. I can't even remember the last time I gave a romance book 5 stars, but this honestly deserves more than that. It's so complex and the flashbacks added so much more depth to this story and just UGH PLEASE READ THIS BOOK. That's it, just read it and suffer with me.

Favorite Quotes

“Having Damon around was the only time I ever felt solid in my life,” he told me. “He’s powerful. But painful.”

“How I’d never hated anyone as much as I hated him, but how I loved what I felt with him more than I loved anything I felt with anyone else, either.”

"But for me, everything was harder. I couldn't detach from my brain, and I wasn't happy unless it was a mindfuck."

"Fear made us feel alive."

"I'd changed her forever. I'd bent and twisted and broken everything that made her the most beautiful thing that ever happened to me."

All in all, if you are looking for one SERIOUSLY messed up love story, with enemies to lovers like you have never seen before then don't pass up this series and more importantly this BOOK. Because hands down, this is the best one out of the series and I haven't even read Will's story yet, but I don't care nothing will top this. You heard it here first, friends.

P.S.- this is on Kindle Unlimited if you subscribe to it!
P.P.S. - we need more clarification on a certain M/M romance and who the fifth horsemen is, please and thank you.

A HUGE thank you to Penelope Douglas and Social Butterly PR for including me in the blog tour and providing me with an e-ARC of one of my most anticipated reads of 2019!

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2,303 reviews43.9k followers
February 12, 2019
I gave first two books five stars but now I see it’s not fair for this book, because it’s so so sooooo much better than them.
Dear darkest lord Damon...He is the one and only character I completely adore on these series. He is damaged soul. He is devil and he is not in disguise.
The other gang members always made me irritated. Michael is cold hearted, narcissistic character, Kai is spineless and Will , does he even have a character?
I was never a fan of Rika, too.
But Banks was always my hero( not heroine, hero, because instead of Damon, other male characters have nothing similar with a real hero!)
And now Winter became my second favorite heroine. She looks like fragile, naive but wait for it till you see her claws.
And first time at the series, I saw real connection, emotional bondage between a couple. I loved Damon and Winter’s story, starting from their childhood, surviving after too many losses, jail-times, worse parents’ interventions.
I think after this book, the series reached at its peak point,so I’m not sure I want to read Will’s story. Maybe I’ll read it just to know more about Damon,Banks’ stories.
I really enjoyed this book! Damon is always gonna be one of favorite literary characters.
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Author 101 books25.7k followers
February 15, 2019
I savoured this one because I didn't want it to end. I've always admired Penelope Douglas' ability to make me root for an anti-hero, but I'm blown away by Damon. He's the ultimate anti-hero but somehow I found myself rooting for him after everything he's gone through. I never forgot his previous crimes, and I don't think Penelope Douglas expects the reader to. I imagine we're supposed to hope for his own version of an HEA in spite of them, and I certainly did. This is dark romance at its absolute best! Why isn't there a six star option on here? Devil's Night is one of my favourite series ever and Kill Switch just made it to the top of my favorite reads of 2019. It'll take something amazing this year to knock it off the top spot.
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October 26, 2022
Re-read #2 (10/31/2022) 4.5 stars

It must be exhausting always rooting for the anti-hero.


4.5 stars

That was such a messed up scary book that made me question my sanity. It’s not like I expected anything less from Penelope Douglas, her books are so addictive and always mess up with my mind. Damon’s story was really exceptional, it might be my favorite in this series so far. It gave me a huge adrenaline rush.

"He made himself the cure, which wouldn't have been necessary if he hadn't also created the disease."

Damon is the most emotionally dark person in the whole series. He is the devil himself. He has the most damaged soul ever. He has been the villain in the first two books, so this is his redemption story, or not? Damon was such a confusing character and even after finishing the book, I still don’t know how I feel about him. Being inside Damon’s head was such a scary thing, and it really did mess with my mind. Winter was such an interesting character. She’s so strong, passionate, and fierce. I admired her a lot.

“Don’t let me go,” he whispered in my ear. “Don’t let go.”
“I’m gonna…” My mouth was so dry. “I’m gonna send you to jail.”
His lips rested against my cheek, and I thought I felt his body shake with a silent sob.
But as I fell into sleep and oblivion, his words were sharp and clear in my ear. “Then you better hope I never get out.”

This book was such a scary messed up thrilling ride. I enjoyed every part of it. The alternation between the past and present was so perfect. It gave the book the perfect balance. We watch them slowly falling and chasing the thrill in the past, while hating each other and messing with each other’s mind in the present. It was just so perfect. And thanks to Penelope Douglas’ books, I decided to never ever ever go out from my house on devil’s night. I’ve become traumatized for life. Now I can’t wait to read Will’s book.
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April 16, 2021
Reread rating: 4.5 ⭐️
Original rating: 4 ⭐️

I’m not surprised that I enjoyed this more the second time and I think that’s bcs I knew what to expect and I also read all the ‘past’ chapters first then resumed with the ‘present’ chapters—it prevented me from getting bored/drained with the suspenseful writing. So that’s a tip from mua .

Damon was my first ever dark hero I fell in love with. I really appreciated that PD made sure damon’s character was fully aware of how messed up he was and that he felt the guilt haunting him for what he did.
For me, as long as the hero acknowledges that he’s a skank sometimes, i’m all in.

It was so satisfying to finally understand Damon’s complex mind and twisted character and to learn that they were resulted from his childhood trauma. I can see now why he’s so obsessed with wanting to possess something pure, loyal and sweet in his life all for himself; to balance out the glaring darkness that was slowly eating him inside.
Winter was a solid heroine albeit some of her actions were quite questionable in here.

Overall, this was a fulfilling reread for me and I devoured it(again)-yum. I just pitty the newbies for having to endure Corrupt first to get here😂

at the moment;-
[ DAMON (king) > KAI (still my wise bby) > MICHAEL (ew fuck him) ]



❄️ Winter-kinda-whack-Ashbey(ily but yea..said what I said)❄️:

- Ok let’s just jump straight to how weird it was that Winter didn’t even suspect her mystery guy to be Damon?? Idk, man literally n0bodY dared or cared to make a move on you in school except Damon. so who else would have had the balls to come at u and scare you like that in your own house?

- The fact the she still didn’t consider it could be Damon even when her mystery guy disappeared the same time after Damon promised to not bother her anymore and left for college. Yea no, I didn’t buy any of that bs. Trust me, I’M SUPER DUMB but even I can put two and two together ok.

- Next, HOW TF was she able to just get onto Damon’s lap in 0.005 seconds and started grinding on him in the backseat car after 2 years of not seeing each other?? I mean, yea ok damon showed her the shining, shimmering, splendid world but still ?¿??— she didn’t even know who tf he was. they literally hung out for like THREE times back when they were sneaking around.
fine ok I get it, he’s the only one that gets u so you longed for and missed him those past 2 years but damnn, I swear I didn’t think ur shy ass would get all cowgirl on him so quick

- Isn’t it also weird that she wasn’t able to detect the taste of cigarette when they kissed? Damon didn’t even chew gum before kissing bro, he only showered to remove the scent that’s all.

🤡 Ri-bland-ka🤡:
Gotta be honest I’m glad to know that we can practically form a club just to diss Rika’s character bcs I honestly thought I was alone in this lol.

- ANYWAY, why did PD think it would be a great idea to make Rika run for Mayor? First, she’s like in her early 20s—didn’t make sense AT ALL. Second, it's not like she’s THAT wise or mature so why even bother. Idc if it’s just fiction, the least you could do as a writer is to make the plot and characters believable (says someone who’s never published a book)

- Also, what is it that’s got her thinking she knows better than everyone, huh? Like seriously, I was living for the moments when damon couldn’t stand her ass;-

‘“Stay back,” she ordered. “Just follow.”
“I know!” I fired back. Did she think I was fucking stupid?’


🥺 Damon-You're-my-honeybunch-sugar-plum-Pumpy-umpy-umpkin-You're-my-sweetie-pie-Torrance🤤:

- I love you damon but your apology was NOT ENOUGH. Fine, you have an ego as big and high as the Everest so I get that you refused to grovel and beg for forgiveness from Michael and Kai BUT not when it comes to Will, man… He deserved more than just ‘Im sorry.’ You both were a unit and you could’ve seriously killed him okayyy🥺. not cool.

- I deadass wanted to see him at least shed a tear and hug Will to fix what he broke. Idc if it’s out of his character just do it in private or whatever, NOT GO AND HAVE A FREAKING THREESOME—now THAT was out of character for Damon but did it still happen?.....Of-fucking-course.
He couldn’t stand to to look at Will whispering in Winter’s ear but he sure can stand watching him kiss and suck her tits huh

whatever, still love u i guessss

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April 15, 2020

Watch out people...."The Horsemen" are back !!

Ever since I've read the first book "Corrupt", I have been intrigued by Damon's character. I wanted to get a good look inside his head and see what the hell was going on. Out of all the Horsemen...he is definitely the most intriguing one, at least to me he is. For me...Michael is the stoic leader, Kai is the voice of reason and Will is fun and flirty one (though those are usually the most dangerous ones) and Damon...he was always the dark and insane one...isn't he ??

Now I will try and write this review without any spoilers, which is a bit of a challenge to be honest 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659

Let me start this review by saying that you really have to read the first two books in this series, to understand what the hell is going on. I know Penelope stated that you have to at least read "Corrupt", but I think skipping "Hideaway" would be a big mistake. You would miss too much of the full picture, to really enjoy this one. So please go back and read all the previous books in this series, if you haven't yet fcc37b1805a49c13a3f7d3d50b64ed47

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Like I said, this book is all about Damon Torrance, and I finally got to have a little peek inside his head and let me tell you...he might be screwed up, but he knows exactly what he wants and what he is doing. 

Damon Torrance Winter

And what he wants right now is Winter... Three years is a very long time and she needs to pay. He doesn't just want to hurt her though...he wants to take everything from her, including her sanity. Her betrayal was the worst and so she will have to pay the biggest price...

I absolutely loved Damon's story and Damon himself. The reason he is so hell-bent on revenge, is because he got his feelings hurt...feelings I don't think, even he knew he had...

That made me love him even more. What can I say... I love the assholes and the insane ones, they need to be loved the most ;)

So far this is definitely my favorite in the series so far. Probably because it was also a bit darker than the previous ones. That said, beware that this book does contain some triggers. There are also some scenes that not everyone is gonna like, even though I absolutely loved them 7e6c22cc4c29adb0f4a619d0806b71f1 


I myself can't wait for Will's story. He has always been the fun one, the drunk and flirty one. This book, however, showed me a side of him, I didn't know he had, and now I want to read his book asap. I have this feeling that his story is gonna blow all the others away !! 

I highly recommend this series !! 


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433 reviews541 followers
July 8, 2020

The last book in the series is coming out soon, so I felt like listening to this audio again, because when I first heard it, I didn't appreciate it enough (hey hey, relax - I had my midterm exam's!!!! 😂)

This is the third book in the Devils Night Series - and although every book is about a different character, you have to read them in order... because the previous books felt like a grand introduction for this book! 💣💣💣

📚 “𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝑰’𝒅 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒉𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒂𝒔 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒂𝒔 𝑰 𝒉𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒉𝒊𝒎, 𝒃��𝒕 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝑰 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒇𝒆𝒍𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒉𝒊𝒎 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝑰 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑰 𝒇𝒆𝒍𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒆𝒍𝒔𝒆, 𝒆𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓.” 📚

This is Damon Torrace's story, one of the four horseman and the villain-fucked-up one. 😈
Boy, he was such an anti-hero that I couldn't believe Penelope would be able to redeem him... let alone make me LIKE him!!!
At first I really wanted to kick his ass, but he's a super complex character and as the plot progressed and I realized his fucked up past, DAMN, I fell hopelessly in love! (and the fact that Penelope managed to do that, is another proof for what a great author she is!) ❤👑👏

Damon never had an easy life and now he wants revenge on the girl who accused him of rape and sent him to prison.
He's always hiding, always watching - like a real predator. But he doesn't want his prey to wait for him on a plate... he has to hunt it down, and this is why Winter was the perfect girl for him!!! 💥💣

Winter Ashby lost her vision when she was 8. Since then, everyone has treated her with silk gloves, except for one person. She's strong, smart, brave and the best match for Damon and his madness - because when he tries to break her mind, she fights back! But mostly, I loved that she never tried to change him... ❤😭

This book was a fucking roller coaster! the plot was intense, unexpected, painful, dark (but also quite romantic, in a twisted way 😂) and oh, SO HOT!!! (Although, believe it or not, it was a slow-burn)
It's not an easy story, it even caused me quite a bit of discomfort... but that's what made it so special for me. 💥💥💥

📚 “𝑰 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒖𝒓𝒕 𝒎𝒆, 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒄𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒖𝒑 𝒑𝒂𝒊𝒏, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒇 𝑰 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝒐𝒏𝒆, 𝑰 𝒘𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓." 📚

There were some slow parts at first - when it was unclear what's going on - but in the second read I appreciated and understood them more. Also, the ending was too sweet, in a way that didn't quite fit the beginning of the book, but after everything I went through with the characters, for me, it was perfect. ❤

So if you like dark psychological suspense books about 'Enemies to Lover' (they hated each other so much that I was SURE their story would have a completely different ending! LOL 😂) - I highly recommend this series. 🔥

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May 19, 2020
Damon was a good villain but he is a lot better as a hero. Both Damon and Winter had shitty parents. This book was filled with angst and it was good to see how Damon earned his place. The plot twist that Rika is actually Damon's half-sister was interesting but also gross as Rika and Banks made out in Hideaway.

I have many problems with this book. First the scene between Will, Winter, and Damon. I mean whats wrong with this author? The first book had a scene between Micheal, Rika, and Kai. it's like a pattern. The first book had a sex scene between three people, the second book didn't and the third book had it. Although Damon and Winter's scene was different, it just didn't make any sense.

The author also has the same pattern in her series. For example, her main female character is always blonde who is always right, enjoys sex (not a slut) and everyone loves her. In this series, it's Rika and in Fall Away series it was Tate. And why would Rika be elected for mayor at the age of 21? Banks is intelligent, why doesn't she run for mayor? Why everything constantly focuses on Rika? Why not Banks or Alex?

And why Winter constantly judged her sister for being easy while she sleeps with Damon without knowing his name in the first place? It was constantly implied her sister was easy but was Winter difficult? Winter is also disgusted when her sister had sex with a boy ( which Damon told them to do because he wanted to watch) and then she sleeps with Damon without knowing his name. She always implies her sister is easy but she isn't, she will fight Damon while she already slept with Damon previously and she didn't put many fights later either. Why this double standard?

Then the scene where a girl was making out with her boyfriend's best friend because Damon will give her money, Rika was also there and wondering why the girl was enjoying it. Meanwhile, Rika had a threesome with her boyfriend and his best friend.

Will and Damon have a strong bond, right? Will should have played a big role instead he just had a few scenes that didn't contribute to the plot at all.

This series is like everything I hate but still, I am captivated to know what happens to the characters.
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April 4, 2021
“Fear, falling, release, excitement, risk, danger, freedom”

The following ratings are out of 5:
Audio/Narration: 🎧🎧🎧🎧
Romance: 💚💙💜🖤❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📘📗📕📙📘
World building: 🌏🌏🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😎🤨🙂🙃🤓

The Hero: Damon Torrence - Went to prison for three years for raping Winter. Though it wasn’t rape, she had been willing but underage while he was 19. Her father was the Mayor who hated Damon. Damon is one of The Four Horsemen (former kings of their high school).

The heroine: Winter Ashby - blind daughter of the mayor, she used to take dance lessons from Damon’s mother. Winter was sheltered as a child and

The Love Story: Damon met Winter at an event for his mother’s ballet classes when they were young that was the day she lost her sight. They met again later when Winter was enrolled in the same high school as Damon, who was senior at that point.

The Four Horsemen consist of Michael Crist, Kai Mori, Damon Torrence and Will Grayson. Damon was sent to prison for 33 months, while Kai and William were sentenced to 28 months each for beating up a cop who was abusive to his sister. William had been in love with the sister.

Michael wasn’t arrested but felt guilt the entire time his friends were away, thinking it was his fault. In Corrupt, the guys had recently gotten out of prison and were doing their best to get revenge. Only things went bad and Damon tried to kill them along with Michael’s brother Trevor. After that, in Hideaway, Damon hid from and taunted his former friends.

You feel for Damon in this one, in previous books, we found out that he was sexually abused by his crazy mother and a father who thinks women are things to be used by men and are good for nothing else. Damon dealt with it by becoming a monster who likes to use people for his own enjoyment, to keep his mind off his own pain.

Damon explains what went on in prison for him and for Will and Kai. Damon had it much worse and after hearing that, you can’t really blame him for wanting revenge. But you also see a bit of a softer side of Damon, when he was with Winter while they were still in high school.

Though Damon is one of those guys that just when you start to like him, he does or says something to show how much of a villain he can be when he wants, and he wants to far too often. And be warned, the scenes between Damon and his mother are more than disturbing. I was cheering when he finally stood up to her.

The narrators are the same as in the previous two books. I liked the male narrator a lot better for this book. He adopted a lower vocal range in this book as Damon than in the other two books and it went well with the character of Damon and I liked it quite a bit.

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July 23, 2020
Rereading the series July 2020 to prepare for Nightfall!


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Ooooh my. Holy moly. I don't know how Penelope Douglas did it, but she made me fall for Damon's psycho ass. But I'll admit, I have an even bigger crush on Winter. I loved Kill Switch. I had no idea what to expect with Damon and his book, but PD has blown me away. I don't know how she does it every time, but she makes the most unlikable of heroes just so... terrifyingly lovable. Or lovingly terrifying? Either one perfectly describes Damon.

Damon's story was one of my MOST anticipated reads of 2019. I know everyone who has read this series has been waiting for him. Because he's the craziest one. The unexpected one. The darkest one. He is absolutely an anti-hero, and if anyone can make me love a dark anti-hero, it would be Penelope Douglas. After all, this is the guy who was sent to jail because he recorded himself having sex with a 17 year old. That same girl was the one who sent him to jail, and now that he's free, he wants revenge.

I loved the background behind Damon and Winter. We learn their stories through flashbacks, of why Damon is the way he is, the abuse he was dealt growing up. Of how and when Winter became blind, and the connection these two have always had with each other. I truly felt the incredible bond between them that they share with no one else. It's not your typical love story (has PD ever really written anything 'typical'?) but it's absolutely perfect for Winter and Damon.

Get ready for this wild ride of a book, because to say it is dark and intense is an understatement. Damon is the kind of guy who will scare you and turn you on at the same time. It's a mindfuck of a read, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm so glad we finally got this story and I cannot WAIT to get my hands on Will's!

Thanks to the author for generously providing me an ARC to review.
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74 reviews1,144 followers
March 26, 2023
love damon with everything I have
cried for baby winter the entire book
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February 11, 2019
I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for this book. Damon was such a villain in the first two books of this series and I couldn't wait to see how Penelope would make us actually like him to read a [huge] book of his own!

Three years ago Winter sent him to prison. Now he's back. And this time, he's not letting her get away that easily.

I will say, I knew this was going to be a super long book and it definitely felt like it while I was reading it. It took more forever to get through this book, but in a good way? I never felt like the story was dragging or like we got too much information. We got a lot of past storyline so we understood exactly what happened between Damon and Winter at various stages of their lives, then the present storyline became more and more prevalent as the story went on. The different timelines were woven together nicely and paralleled perfectly.

Being inside of Damon's head, I almost forgot how horrible of a person he was in the previous books. Getting to know who he was and the whys behind his decision made him actually likable and I found myself falling for Damon. While I did fall for him, though, there were times where he was evil pertaining to Winter's blindness. There are TERRIFYING scenes in here that gave me sooo much anxiety regarding being in the dark. I don't know how Winter did it, but, like the previous books, our heroines thrive on danger and the thrill of being scared, and I definitely felt that thrill as I was reading. I truly felt like I was in Winter's world of blindness and was terrified yet excited along with her.

I didn't know that it would be possible, but Penelope sure did blow this book out of the water. She made Damon relatable and lovable and detestable all at once. It was amazing being back in the Corrupt world and now I am dying for Will's book!
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2,434 reviews4,592 followers
February 10, 2019
<3 5 STARS <3

What a ride, I devoured it!Kill Switch was captivating,addictive,passionate,brilliant and hot!I was so anxious and at the same time fascinated to see what will happen!

Damon is an interesting and complex character, I was waiting for his book!He is dangerous,dark but he is also so much more!I don't want to give anything away, but I'm going to say I loved him so much!Winter was fantastic, one of the best heroines!I liked her she was strong!

Overall it was a fantastic read, I didn't expect anythig less from Penelope!I love this world and the characters!


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572 reviews218 followers
Shelved as 'author-i-won-t-read'
February 26, 2019
As if I needed another reason to NOT read anything by this author. Forcing reviewers to censor their reviews and thoughts and push them to only give positive 4-5 star reviews is just the latest. Blasting negative reviews and reviewers on her FB page in order to start an uprising to have those reviews removed still takes the cake.

Funny how her first book was called Bully and here she is bullying people....guess you write what you know.

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1,735 reviews431 followers
March 4, 2019
RATING: 5 'World within a World' Hearts! <3


Kill Switch is a paradigm of Penelope Douglas’ mesmerizing writing style that unceasingly and mercilessly deconstructs the dichotomous boundaries of love and hate, passion and pain, revenge and forgiveness until they coalesce into a single, potent entity that is unpredictable and shocking, yet unequivocally exhilarating in its delivery.

Ms. Douglas is masterful at unraveling the darker depths of her characters, making no apologies for affixing them with the anti-hero label. Damon is such a character, a patchwork of impressive faults and inspiring strengths, his harrowing past that which incites his rage and moral depravity also the catalyst to his earned redemption. While Damon is capable of monstrous actions and cruel words that cut to the bone, he’s absolutely magnetic in his confidence, and imbued with enough rare vulnerabilities to make him not only relatable but also dangerously appealing.

I was lost in it. In his warmth. In his arms. In the thunder of his heartbeat.

Winter is a young woman who in spite of being a victim to life’s misfortunes and all the pain Damon has caused her, is a beautiful amalgamation of courage, strength and fierce determination. We get to see the fighter behind the delicate dancer, never fully backing down from Damon’s deliberate provocations, but never rising to them either. Though she’s a fighter through and through, Ms. Douglas lets us bear witness to her quiet moments when loneliness and fear exploit cracks in the defenses she’s erected and show us what she can’t afford to let Damon see.

How did he always break my heart, especially in ways I loved?

The relationship between Damon and Winter is breathtakingly complex, yet also what makes their story so deliciously sinful in its iniquity and romantically passionate as they both delicately embrace a bond that has been forged on pain and lust, but also friendship and love.

“Our life is a series of plans,” she finally said. “Days, weeks, months, years... And then, there are moments. Moments you don’t see coming and you don’t plan, but everything you need, all the things you want to feel, are in that moment.”

Overall, Kill Switch is a darkly intoxicating read, the twists and turns keeping us at the edge of our seats, while the romance gives reprieve with its riveting and sexy unfolding. Ms. Douglas never fails to leave readers reeling in the best possible way with each new addition to the Devil’s Night series, and I for one am waiting with bated breath for Will to take the spotlight next.

Posted: February 27, 2019
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148 reviews428 followers
March 1, 2020

I’d changed her forever. I’d bent and twisted and broken everything that made her the most beautiful thing that ever happened to me.

I cannot put into words how much I loved this book. I can't stop thinking about this story. About Damon, Winter and their perfectly imperfect love journey. I cannot stop thinking about any of it, y'all!

"I didn’t want to change you. I just wanted to be a part of it all. Of everything beautiful you were going to do.”

I'm still reeling from how deeply this book affected me. The way Penelope Douglas managed to redeem a character like Damon so perfectly has rendered me absolutely speechless. No one, and I mean NO ONE, can do it like her. The love I have for this man is absolutely insane. Ever since Corrupt, all I've wanted to read about was Damon. I can say that the two first books are worth getting through if only to experience this magnificent story. I am so glad I didn't give up and I'm so thankful that my friends kept pushing me to read this series. Kill Switch is hands down one of my all time favorite books.

How did he do it? How did he always break my heart, especially in ways I loved?

The romance in this was handled fantastically from start to finish. Everything these characters did made sense, everything they said to how they behaved. It. All. Made. Sense. We finally got inside Damon's head and it was beyond heartbreaking to see the way he sees the world and the way he coped with the pain and abuse. I personally think that Pen tackled that topic very delicately and with intense care and the way she wrote Damon's journey was everything I ever wanted and more. Everything was fleshed out extremely well and we were given a chance to delve into Damon's multilayered mind and what an experience it was.

In fact, he was kind of an angel at the end. An angel with really black batwings. Psycho.

Winter was absolutely amazing. I cannot explain how much I love her!! She is definitely one of my favorite PD heroines to date and I loved how she never cowered from Damon but met him head-on. I loved her inner strength, how despite everything that had happened to her, she managed to hold her head high and be brave. I loved the way she was there for Damon in his worst times and I loved how she never tried to change him to be something he was not. Ultimately, I loved the way she loved.

Red. Out of all the colors, I liked red the best.

Damon and Winter were made for each other. I honestly think this is PD's most romantic book to date. It had everything I loved and nothing in this book was unnecessary. From start to finish, pure, pure perfection. I know that this book will be one that I will keep rereading and never get sick of it. Just... wow.

He was still the boy, promising to kiss me again someday, and I was still her, never wanting to leave whatever little private world we created when we were together.

TRIGGER WARNINGS: sexual abuse on a child, self harm
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