Lucy Fava arrives on the Island of Arcadia desperate to save her wedding planning company. Her plan? Secure the year’s biggest bash—a double Cimarron wedding. But first she must impress the man who controls the kingdom’s purse strings, Prince Shiraz Cimarron.
Beyond beautiful and unspeakably alpha, the enigmatic male ignites every drop of Lucy’s blood—and a flood of dark, dangerous fantasies. She vows to leave Arcadia as soon as possible, but when Mother Nature grounds her, she can’t resist a taste of her fiery desire for Shiraz.
While trying to convince herself Shiraz is just another fling, Lucy discovers the soul hidden in his perfect body, the lover beyond his regal kisses, and the dominant fantasy she’s craved her entire life.
But when real life pierces their passionate bubble, Lucy realizes seduction has become addiction, passion has turned into need, and attraction has deepened to love. Shiraz is her fantasy come true, except she never wanted a prince with obligations to an entire country.
It’s time for Lucy to cut her losses and run—but will she be able to let Shiraz go without admitting he’s taking her heart and soul with him?
USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne loves to focus on high-heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the popular Honor Bound series, the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the Cimarron series, the Temptation Court series, the Suited for Sin series, and the Lords of Sin historicals, as well as several standalone titles. Angel is a native Southern Californian, leading to her love of being in the outdoors, where she often reads and writes. She still lives in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and beautiful daughter, to whom she is a proud cosplay/culture con mom. Her passions also include whisky tasting and shoe shopping.
"Angel Payne weaves a modern fairy tale that steals your heart and seeps deep into your soul."
– #1 New York Times Bestseller Audrey Carlan
"I couldn't put this book down! A modern-day love story that mesmerized me from the beginning..couldn't get enough of Evrest and Camellia."
– Sizzling Hot Books
"Opulent, decadent, erotic excitement."
– Lightning City Book Reviews
"The imagery and descriptions made this an enthralling read."
– Wicked Reads Blog
"A story about a forbidden love, that shows that sometimes, love is written by the fates...connecting two people with just one look. Into His Dark will have you wishing that the island was real, just so you could experience the beauty firsthand."
– My Secret Romance Reviews
"Sucks you in and leaves you wanting more...you feel the passion that people from two different worlds share..."
– JJ's Southern Spice Blog
"Holy hotness! Payne is the queen of naughty scenes and hot men. You. Do. Not. Want. To. Put. This. Down. Juicy, yet keeps the angst really high."