Craving all the darkness: Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas

February 21, 2019 | Posted by Genesis in Blog Tours, Book Reviews | 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Craving all the darkness: Kill Switch by Penelope DouglasKill Switch
by Penelope Douglas
Series: Devil's Night #3
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: February 11th 2019 by Self-Published
Format: eARC
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4 Stars
Source: Social Butterfly PR

"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.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I knew I was fucked up. I just didn’t care. As long as I was happy, I didn’t explain myself to anyone.

I’ve been waiting for Damon’s story since I met him in Corrupt. His character was full of darkness from the get-go and I knew I needed to jump into his life, to find out more about what makes him, well, him.

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

Even though I knew his life wasn’t pretty nor his attitude, I had no idea just how deep his darkness ran, how twisted he truly was. Surprisingly, I found myself completely drawn to that darkness, like a moth drawn to a flame.

Damon was clever, diabolical, and patient. All of the things I wasn’t.

I was kind of disappointed in Winter. I expected her character to keep up with Damon more, to put him in his place. While she enjoyed the thrill and most of what Damon brought to the table, when it mattered, she wouldn’t stand up to him. I wanted someone that would have knocked Damon down a peg or two. Also, at times I felt like there was no real chemistry between them. The story mostly focused on Damon wanting revenge on Winter and it didn’t give the reader much of their relationship or their feelings for one another. Still, I enjoyed both of them together.

“It is an art how quickly you can make everyone want to kill you.”

Something I truly loved was seeing how Damon really is loyal to what he considers his, like his friends and Winter. I especially loved the moments when Damon and Rika would be together. Even though he tormented her in Corrupt, in Kill Switch, it shows just how much respect he has for her, and love, in his own way.

I got the impression from his friends that he was possessive with more than just me. If he found something good, he fought to keep it. It could be a scary thing. But it also meant he knew what was important. He worked to keep what he valued.

There were things in the story that I just had no idea what to think. Certain scenes put me off completely, yet others had me wanting more, more, more! I didn’t want to stop reading, especially after all the major bombs that were dropped in his story! This book showed me just how twisted my mind is because I kept craving all of the darkness the story had.

I hated him. He was everything bad that happened to me. But he was the only time–other than dancing–that I felt alive, too. Being with him was like dancing. Dancing with death.

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