Title: While She Sleeps
Series: Dirty Heroes Collection
Author: Dani René
Genre: Dark Taboo Romance
Release Date: April 27, 2020

Dangerous. Unstable. Obsessive. 
She believes in fairytales and awaits her prince. 
But I arrive at her doorstep and I’m far from royalty. 
The shiver down my back tells me he’s there. As if he were touching me. 
Cold, angry, aloof—he’s everything I don’t need. But I can’t turn off my attraction when he’s near.
My sleeping beauty doesn’t realize just how dangerous I am. 
She trusts so easily, smiles so beautifully. And while she sleeps, I watch. 
With each passing night, I become more addicted. 
Until I’m a man obsessed. 
I feel his gaze on me, watching while I sleep. 
He pushes me away in the light, but in the dark, he comes to me like a moth to a flame. 
I crave it. He doesn’t know just how broken I am.
I believed she was the light to my darkness. 
But it turns out my sleeping beauty likes to dive into the shadows alongside me. 
She’s mine, but that decision could kill us both.


While She Sleeps is a modern fairytale retelling of Sleeping Beauty. I was quite intrigued by the blurb and the idea behind this book and as usual, Dani Rene managed to captivate me with a dark and deliciously sinful story.

Logan and Vera were destined for each other. He once turned his back on her thinking he would protect Vera from the darkness lurking in his soul but once he realizes she's the perfect woman for him, Logan can't stay away from her any longer. No matter how much he tries to resist claiming her, the attraction and desire between them snap his resolve. Logan thinks he'll hurt Vera if he gives in to his urges but she needs what he has to offer, she craves to be possessed and dominated and Logan is the only one who can make her fantasies come true.

Their love story is twisted but that's what makes it beautiful. Logan is brooding and jaded and doesn't think he deserves to be happy because of his sexual preferences, but Vera shows him that with her, he can let go of his demons and embrace his true nature. She's strong-headed, valiant, and won't back away from a challenge. They fit like two pieces of a puzzle and the chemistry between them is explosive. 

The action was quick-paced and the plotline had a few turns of events that surprised me. I liked the suspenseful atmosphere created by the mystery surrounding their family ties, it was really intriguing from the start. I love kinky and deviant stories and I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I recommend it to everyone who loves taboo romances!

Dani is a USA Today Bestselling Author of a variety of genres, from romantic suspense to dark erotic romance and even BDSM romance. She loves to delve into the raw, emotional journeys her characters venture on, and enjoys the dark, edgy, and sensual scenes that fill the pages of her books. Dani's stories are seductive with a deviant edge with feisty heroines and dominant alphas.