Brooke Valen has resigned herself to a life of adoring Samsyn Cimarron from afar. The massive warrior has been her knight in shining armor since her family was forced to seek refuge on the island of Arcadia to avoid a terrorist’s bounty. Devoted to earning Syn’s respect, Brooke fears he’ll never see her as anything more than a scrawny teen with stars in her eyes.
To Samsyn Cimarron, true love is a concept best left to storybooks. Syn prefers to keep things simple with a string of one-night lovers as he focuses on the security of his country. When Brooke is wounded helping to defend the kingdom, all his careful mandates are shattered, as a night of fleeting passion with her doesn’t feel like enough.
Can he fight the new sensations that come with committing everything to her? There’s a dark side of his desire…and exposing it may turn Brooke from him forever.
Despite sharing a bed with the man of her dreams, Brooke has never felt more alone. Is the love in her soul strong enough to reach the beast in Syn’s? Or will Brooke have to prove her devotion further by confronting Arcadia’s arch enemy?
USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne loves to focus on high-heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the action-packed Bolt Saga and Honor Bound series, Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the intertwined Cimarron and Temptation Court series, the Suited for Sin series, and the Lords of Sin historicals, as well as several standalone titles.
Angel is a native Southern Californian, leading to her love of being in the outdoors, where she often reads and writes. She still lives in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and beautiful daughter, to whom she is a proud cosplay/culture con mom. Her passions also include whisky tasting, shoe shopping, and travel
"Angel Payne weaves a modern fairy tale that steals your heart and seeps deep into your soul."
– #1 New York Times Bestseller Audrey Carlan
"I couldn't put this book down! A modern-day love story that mesmerized me from the beginning..couldn't get enough of Evrest and Camellia."
– Sizzling Hot Books
"Opulent, decadent, erotic excitement."
– Lightning City Book Reviews
"The imagery and descriptions made this an enthralling read."
– Wicked Reads Blog
"A story about a forbidden love, that shows that sometimes, love is written by the fates...connecting two people with just one look. Into His Dark will have you wishing that the island was real, just so you could experience the beauty firsthand."
– My Secret Romance Reviews
"Sucks you in and leaves you wanting more...you feel the passion that people from two different worlds share..."
– JJ's Southern Spice Blog
"Holy hotness! Payne is the queen of naughty scenes and hot men. You. Do. Not. Want. To. Put. This. Down. Juicy, yet keeps the angst really high."