Darling Venom: A Standalone Best Friend’s Brother Romance Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
My first love ended in tragedy.
My second began with his brother.
From Wall Street Journal best seller Parker S. Huntington comes a broken love story laced with angst and forbidden romance.
I wasn’t supposed to be on that roof on Valentine’s Day.
Neither was Kellan Marchetti, the school’s designated freak.
We met on the verge of ending our lives.
Somehow, the tattered strings of our tragedies tangled and tightened into an unlikely bond.
We decided not to take the plunge and agreed to check on each other every Valentine’s Day until school ended.
Two restless souls.
We kept our promise for three years.
On the fourth, Kellan made a decision, and I was left to deal with the consequences.
Just when I thought our story ended, another one began.
They say all love stories look the same and taste different.
Mine was venomous, disgraceful, and written in scarlet scars.
My name is Charlotte Richards, but you can call me Venom.
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|Listening Length||15 hours and 1 minute|
|Author||Parker S. Huntington|
|Narrator||Sebastian York, Jacob Morgan, Ava Erickson|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||11 December 2021|
|Publisher||PSH Publishing House|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 17,093 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
1,057 in Contemporary Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
3,942 in New Adult & College Romance
11,489 in Contemporary Romance (Books)
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Reviewed in Australia on 7 May 2022
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The characters in this story aren’t perfect and I know that’s why I love them so much and while they eventually get their various happily ever afters they’re far from perfect and that’s okay. They’re just trying to live their best life in this crazy world which is all any of us can do.
For a long read the story moves at a good pace, it didn’t drag and it’s not angsty, there’s definitely a push and pull between some characters but that’s necessary for the characters development. It’s raw and woven around real life situations which I can identify with. It’s slow burn but it needed to be or it wouldn’t have fit the characters or the storyline.
This was mainly a listen and Jacob Morgan, Ava Erickson and Sebastian York brought Kellan, Charlie and Tate to life.
Thanks DL Howe for the recommendation and as usual you’re spot on.
There’s sooo much to love about this book, from its beautifully written and heartbreaking storyline to the raw and gut wrenching emotions you will undoubtedly experience whilst reading this book. Make sure you have a box of tissues nearby because I ugly cried throughout this book. My heart shattered for these characters and highlighted the ripple effect that one person’s actions can have on the lives of the people they love.
This book is definitely going to be one I will remember for a very long time. Massive literary praises to author Parker Huntington for penning this extraordinary book!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Kellan brought together two broken souls with Charlie and Tate. Both ridden with guilt and self loathing, over the death of their loved ones.
This book is all about forgiveness, for oneself and others. People can change and open themselves up to love.
Definitely a book for the ages and one I won't be forgetting any time soon, absolutely loved it!
Parker is a literal genius, and I wish she had a backlog of stories, but that isn’t fair. This story broke my heart and put it back together, well done Parker- 100000⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Top reviews from other countries
I feel so much grief, I have ugly cried throughout the pages right alongside Charlie/Charlotte/lottie. Why Kellen, why?
This story is dark and oh so gut wrenching. When two souls cannot see their way out of the darkness. One survived, while the other succumbed to the demons within.
This book is a tale of loss, grief, and a long, long path towards recovery. This book is long, yet I need more. I could continue reading about Charlie and tate forever.
I found Darling Venom when I was bored, looking for something new to read, and it has thrust itself into my top 5 books read this year. Fantastic book, 5 huge stars.
Darling Venom is crazy good!! I’m kinda mad at myself for not reading it sooner, however, I’m glad I waited until after Christmas to start. This whole story is so gut wrenching, but the beginning was really hard to get through.
I literally loved all of the characters, their progress and humour. The only reason I’m giving 4/5 stars is because I wish Tate figured himself out sooner. There was a lot in the middle of him umming and ahhing. I got a bit frustrated with him. Otherwise, the storyline was great, the characters were brilliant and as usual, Parker smashed it!
This is an absolutely brilliant enemies to lover, best friends older brother, age gap story. It's got it all and it deserves so much more that 5 stars! Marvellous 👏
You will like the story of Charlie & Tate if you like books with more darkness /angst and emotional depth. They are each trying to discover more about Kellan and why he ended his life.
I liked the sub plot about the difficulties between Charlie and her sister (Leah) and Leah & Jonah. In fact that would make a good book.
As a healthcare professional I did not like the unethical situation of Charlie becoming a patient of Tate. The whole situation was cringeworthy! Do they not have chaperones in the US? In the UK there is no way a male doctor would conduct an intimate examination on a female without a chaperone! Also the way in which Tate first met Charlie was also unrealistic, unprofessional and not in keeping with Tate's usual behaviour.
And what is the obsession in romance books with the female characters being virgins?
Would try shorter books by the same author.