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Angel’s Share (Bluegrass Dynasty #18) by Deanndra Hall


She’ll get the man she wants one way or another …

Veterinarian Dr. Darcy Ballard is bitter and angry. Using her rage and sexual prowess on her submissives at the kink club makes her one hot commodity. She’ll dominate anyone who gets in her way. But when she meets a tall, dark, striking, and mature Italian-American, Darcy suddenly knows exactly what she wants. Too bad her target isn’t looking for a dedicated submissive.

A retired obstetrician, widower, and Dominant, Tony Walters’ eldest brother Mark prefers to find his joy at the bottom of a whiskey bottle. However, his newfound sobriety frowns upon that. Finding his kicks at the kink club is his only option, and it’s also a lifestyle with which he’s very familiar. Yet the woman who intrigues him wants to call all the shots, not bow down to his every whim.

As Mark and Darcy embark upon a tumultuous relationship fraught with one power struggle after another, Darcy does the unthinkable to keep Mark in her life. But when it’s apparent that Darcy’s daughter is missing, all evidence points to Darcy’s foul play. Can Mark and Darcy find a way back to each other or is the damage done?


I’ve been reading Deanndra Hall for some time now and how did I miss this series? Better late than never, but considering there are a lot of supporting characters in this book that I assume were in previous books, I suggest starting at the beginning.

Mark Walters is a doctor, widower, and Dominant who is not looking for a permanent relationship. Darcy Ballard is a veterinarian, single mother, and a Dominatrix with a checkered past.

This was a difficult book to review. The main characters are unlikeable as they manipulate each other by questionable means. Mark’s BDSM moves are more extreme and uncomfortable than I’m used to reading and I felt dread for Darcy’s mental health considering she’s a little off to begin with. However, Darcy seems to enjoy it and has an unsavory agenda of her own to win Mark over by any means necessary. All in all, Mark and Darcy are messed up. Mark’s bad choices in his marriage lead to his need for kink to keep his mind off his mistakes. Darcy’s horrible past eats at her with a need to be loved and to come first using sex and scheming to do it. With that, she does something extremely selfish and unthinkable. Does she deserve another chance? Apparently, no one other than Mark thinks so though he doesn’t make it easy for her. 

I couldn’t put this book down as it kept me wondering why and hoping everything would end on a happy note. The heat is off the charts and the love story is untidy. Is Darcy and Mark’s story worthy of a happy ending? I’ll let you decide.

Thank you to Ms. Hall for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.

Bluegrass Dynasty Series

Laying a Foundation (2013)
Tearing Down Walls (2013)
Renovating a Heart (2014)
Planning an Addition (2014)
One Simple Mistake (2015)
One Broken Promise (2016)
One Poor Choice (2015)
One Wrong Glance (2016)
Atonement (2017)
10 Legacy of Pride (2021)
11 Legacy of Freedom (2017)
12 Legacy of Faithfulness (2018)
13 Legacy of Hope (2021)
14 Legacy of Memories (2021)
15 Legacy of Love (2021)
16 Kindred Spirits (2023)
17 High Proof (2023)
18 Angel’s Share (2023)


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Deanndra Hall is an International Bestselling Author living in far western Kentucky. A free spirit and chronic jokester, she and her husband of over 30 years enjoy visiting their two adult children and their spouses and playing with their three crazy little dogs. When she’s not writing, Deanndra can be found kayaking, working out at the gym, cooking something healthy, or reading. After writing for business, industry, academia, and non-profits for years and having her work credited to others, she jumped into the fiction realm, particularly erotic fiction, and erotica, and had so much fun she never looked back.

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