Review – HEATHENS (Heathens Duet #1) by Amanda Richardson


HEATHENS by Amanda Richardson
Series: Heathens Duet #1 – Standalone
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: September 14, 2017
Buy Now: Amazon


Paris is home to runaways and lost souls, romantics and artists. A lover’s paradise. For Lilith Damewood, Paris is tainted, tarnished, corroded. Trying to claw her way out of her dark memories, she channels her vitriol into her photography.

Salem Tempest is a seminary student entrusted with the souls of Notre Dame de Paris—even the dark ones. When an unlikely friendship forms between the two of them, and a revelation shakes them both to their core, Lily and Salem find themselves connected in powerful and unexpected ways.

Lily risks his ruin—and her own.

After all, even holy men can fall. And salvation may be closer than they realize.

HEATHENS is a dark romance that connects five souls in a web of choice, sin, revenge, and redemption. It may be considered blasphemous to some. It is intended for mature readers.


OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS! <— YES I JUST SAID THAT! I have only recently discovered Amanda Richardson during an author takeover a few months ago so HEATHENS happens to be my very first read of hers and what an incredible introduction into her beautifully poetic and captivating writing style. This is hands down one of those kind of stories that will capture your soul and hold on tight until you’re left with your head reeling and your heart beating outta your chest. Trust me. I finished this story a couple of days ago and my heart is still reeling from this dark romance filled with choices, sin, revenge, and the ultimate redemption.

These five lost and twisted souls have some of the best character development I have read in such a long time. Lilith Damewood and Salem Tempest have the kind of chemistry that all romance readers crave and I couldn’t help but fall in love with their story – past, present and future. I devoured their story every free moment I had because once you see the desire between these two you won’t be able to put it down.

I cannot wait until BELIEVERS to see another couple (Evelyn and Benedict) get their HEA (at least I hope that will be the case)!


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About Amanda Richardson

Amanda Richardson is an award-winning travel writer turned indie author living in Los Angeles with her husband and two cats. When she’s not writing or reading (which, let’s be honest, accounts for 95% of her free time), she can be found Googling cheap flights to places she’s never been, talking to her cats, or obsessing over the British Royal Family. Fun fact: her first novel is about the Tudors. One day maybe, after a lot of wine, she might find the courage within her to publish it!

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