ARC Book Review: Falling Into The Black By: Lauren Runow


ARC Book Review: Falling Into The Black By: Lauren Runow

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falling into the black lauren runow



Ten years ago we said goodbye.

I left the world I knew to create a new life for myself. Away from the lies. Away from the pain.

It was all going as planned until a friend asked for help with her club. The business was liberating. The company was intoxicating.

Two masked men became my euphoria. One was a player deep in the game. A teacher both intimately and figuratively.

The other was a quiet director. A man who tempted me with his stares and set me on fire with his dark whispers

His secrecy excited me, bringing me to levels I’ve never imagined. I thought we were playing a game, but little did I know he knew exactly who I was.

I just wish I figured out his true identity before I fell for his best friend.

* Falling Inside the Black is a standalone novel with an HEA.


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Caution: This book has some very adult scenes.

Lauren Runow has done it again! Angie, Carter, and Cole–all I have to say is HOT HOT! 

Angie and Carter said goodbye ten years ago. While they moved on with their lives, both enjoyed the local sex club. (Belonging to Kamii and Preston.)  Angie’s a very strong character, but she’s also confused. She changed her name, moved, and erased her past. No more “small town” life. She headed for the city by the bay. On a positive note, Angie is very in-tune with her sexuality and she’s not afraid to show it. 

Angie walks into The Bridge one night, and she’s captivated by two men–Cole and Carter. Of course, she doesn’t know who Carter is. I loved her, but hated her at the same time. Why? She didn’t figure out the truth! How can she be so smart, but not catch Carter’s hints?

Carter’s a Dr with a heart of gold. He knows how to connect with his tiniest patients because he’s a Pediatric Oncologist. He connects with a special little boy who knows how to tell it like it is and he kick’s Carter’s ass in video games! Carter misses the girl who vanished all those years ago.  

Angie’s been running from her past for ten years. When Carter and Angie crash into eachother at The Bridge (Preston/Kamii’s Sex Club,) it’s fate, right? One big problem—Carter’s friend Cole is also interested in sexy Angie. They start dating and hooking up without the masks or secrets.

Carter suspects it’s the Angie he’s been desperately searching for. When Carter finally reveals who he is, does Angie stop running and finally face her past? When the secrets come out, will Angie and Carter survive? Will Cole win the tug-o-war with Carter? Who will win Angie’s heart?

I happen to love Lauren’s books. She integrates music into her stories–kind of genius if you ask me. Falling into the Black is BDSM, Menage, and true love mixed into 1 book. How can you not love Falling into the Black? 

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4 lips rating


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Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn’t writing, you’ll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.


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  • Thanks for sharing this review as I haven’t heard of the book before.