King of Shadows (King of Shadows #1) by Amelia Wilde

“I hate him. I need him.”

Plot Summary

Hades owns a diamond mine, but he wants something money can’t buy—Persephone. The innocent young woman challenges his claim on her.

He’ll stop at nothing to have her.

The contract is binding.

The daughter of his enemy…

Persephone wants freedom more than anything. Instead she falls into the hands of a ruthless businessman. He demands complete possession of her. Body. Mind. Soul.

He wants her submission. She demands his secrets.

Their sensual battle may break them both.

Content Warnings: Explicit sex scenes/ Violence/ Voyeurism/ Stockholm syndrome

Spoilers: Please note that my review might contain spoilers!

My Review

I’m weak for Hades and Persephone retellings, especially if they’re modern and dark.

Persephone is a 20 year old that always lived highly guarded by her mother, who always warned about the dangers of the world.

Decker forms a plan with Persehone to run away together.

When Persephone finds him in Luther, aka Hades, clutches, she gives herself to Luther to do as he pleases with one condition: Decker mustn’t be harmed.

Luther is not a gentle man, he’s dark and twisted. The complete opposite of sweet and innocent Persephone who is (surprise, surprise!) still a virgin.

He’s more than willing to give all the experience and Persephone accepts everything because she indeed finds herself immensely drawn to him.

The voyeur parts were a bit awkward to me, they’re really not my thing, but their other intimate scenes were quite well described.

Amelia Wilde turned Hades and Persephone retellings into a very adult dark romance and the story ends in a cliffhanger that made me buy the second book immediately.


“Persephone has a soul and it’s become my mission in life to dirty it up until she can’t see any way to live without me.”

PLOT: ★★★
COVER: ★★★

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