Reviews: His Confession & Her Confession by Sophia Valentine

His Confession; The Black Door Trilogy Book #1

~~Synopsis~~

Discover a world of sex, secrets and seduction…

When Gabriella Woods finds matches from a gentlemen’s club in her fiancé’s pocket, her suspicions require a search for answers…

At the club, she realizes it’s not her fiancé’s fidelity that can’t be trusted.

It’s her own.

Darion Milano is daring, intriguing, and unpredictable…

Unable to get him out of her head—and against Darion’s explicit warning—

Gabi begins a torrid affair. No longer fighting the urge to enter the depth of his dark and mysterious lifestyle, she indulges in his most intimate desires.

They become the most exciting, wild, infatuated couple everybody knows.

Until his confession changes everything…

Her heart is telling her to stay.

Her instinct is telling her to run.

She can never match his outrageous ex-wife and become the fun, fearless woman he craves…

Or can she?

~~Book Links~~

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~~My Review~~

I’ve been wanting to read this book; well trilogy, for so long! Finally, I have gotten around to starting them. I’ve got books 1 & 2 as signed paperbacks and that’s what I’ve read. I’m just waiting to get my hands on a signed copy of book #3.

The question I have is where do I start this review…

Darion… Swoon! OK, OK not the right place to start 😉

His Confession throws us into Gabi & Darion’s lives. Gabi meets Darion after finding a packet of matches from a gentleman’s club in her fiance, Lawrence’s, pocket. Gabi goes to the club to try and find some answers as Lawrence’s behaviour has been a little suspicious of late.

Once at the club Gabi finds more than she bargained for. The club doesn’t bring Lawrence’s fidelity into question so much as her own!

So enough about the story; I wouldn’t want to give too much away. Let’s discuss the characters!

Gabi is in a relationship with Lawrence, in fact, they are engaged. But Lawrence has been displaying some behaviours that could suggest he’s not being faithful, because of that Gabi is feeling like she’s trapped & in a one-way relationship. When she finds the matches she suspects the worst & knows confronting Lawrence he’d probably deny anything so she heads to the club.

Gabi strikes me as smart & sexy but she’s also bored I think deep down she knows that she’s with Lawrence for the wrong reasons.

Darion; he’s the owner of the gentlemen’s club that Gabi finds herself in. Darion is all kinds of hot but he has a darker side to him. After meeting Gabi, Darion warns her to stay away as he’s no good for her (Yeah like that’d work!!) But Gabi can’t help herself.

Darion has issues himself & when he reveals just why he won’t let a woman near his heart its fully understandable. The question is will Gabi be the one to chip those walls away brick by brick or will Darion make her run the other way.

These two characters have some serious chemistry together. They also have a very realistic relationship on a non-sexual level too; their conversations flow & they interact incredibly well.

Their journey is by no means easy & I’m sure that it won’t ever be easy. The issues they face & tackle are issues that most of us will face at home at some point in our own lives.

I think that His Confession is a great starting point for this series & I can’t wait to continue reading Her Confession to see what happens next.

His Confession captured my attention from the very beginning & kept me hooked until the very end. It’s clear to see that S. Valentine has conducted some very in-depth research into certain aspects of this book as they are so realistic. You can also feel the emotion that both S. Valentine has put into her writing & her characters.

For me, this is a great start to what promises to be an intriguing and great trilogy. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to read book #2; Her Confession! 🙂

Her Confession; The Black Door Trilogy Book #2.

~~Synopsis~~

Gabi is adapting to Darion’s daring world. Trying to break down his defenses, and help him move on from his damaged past, she hopes he can offer her the love and security she desperately requires.

With his outrageous ex-wife in the picture, a constant threat, Gabi finds herself agreeing to Darion’s open-minded adventurous fantasies. The bond they share appears stronger than ever.

Until her confession changes everything.

Is Darion pushing Gabi to her limits, and further away from him?

Or is Gabi in too deep to give Darion up, regardless of her identity that he’s slowly stripping away?

A world of temptation, truths, and ultimate tests.

~~Book Links~~

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~~My Review~~

After reading His Confession I was so glad that I had Her Confession to continue with.

Gabi & Darion’s relationship is still new & Gabi is still having some issues accepting a part of Darion’s lifestyle that she had never before experienced. Darion is still struggling to fully let Gabi in thanks to his past and his ex.

These two work well together as neither one is perfect. They both have flaws and are both dealing with issues and experiencing insecurities over different things within their own and each others lives. That aside they have a chemistry that is off the charts!

The characters have continued to develop and grow. The introduction of Darion’s ex adds another level to the relationship dynamic and causes both Darion and Gabi to think and react differently.

I think that Gabi’s reaction to Eva is fairly true to how a lot of females would react to their boyfriend’s ex-wife turning up out of the blue. I think some of her insecurities are a little rash and unfounded but I understand that her past experiences or lack of have coloured her thoughts and feelings.

Due to the dual POV’s we get to see how Darion feels about the appearance of his ex-wife and how he feels towards Gabi. I just wish the two of them could open up and explain how they truly feel, but this is easier said than done.

Her Confession is more angsty that His Confession, but has so much emotion contained within its pages. The more of the book I read the more hooked I became, it was as if I was right there alongside both Darion and Gabi, feeling everything with them. It wasn’t all happy either, there were times when I wanted to slap the pair of them or bang their heads together!

Sophia’s writing is incredibly easy to fall into and follow, it grabs a hold of your attention and pulls you further and further into the story, holding you engrossed until the end and then leaves you needing to know more. The way the characters are described and portrayed makes them come to life before your very eyes, you can’t help but become invested in each of them, rooting for them or wishing they’d crawl back under the rock they crawled out from!

I felt like this was a great way to continue this trilogy. I’m only gutted that I don’t yet have a signed paperback of Their Confession to continue with straight away. (Don’t worry I will be messaging Sophia soon to rectify this)!

I honestly think that if you like a romance with some steamy scenes, then this would be right up your street. But I’d most definitely recommend having read His Confession first, if not having all 3 books lined up ready to go continuously! 

I’m off to message Sophia for a signed copy of Their Confession now 😉 

~~About The Author~~

S. Valentine lives in the West Midlands, England. After studying English Literature and Law, she worked in a Solicitors for many years. In 2015, she returned to her passion of writing books.

She’s also a weekly columnist for The Ibizan newspaper on: lifestyle and fashion. Her other interests include reading, shopping, music and a nice glass of wine to shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Gossip Girl and Suits. She’s a social media addict, and loves connecting with new people, so drop on by to: www.s-valentine.wix.com/books

~~Places To Find Sophia Valentine~~

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