top of page
  • Writer's pictureAbstract Books

Review - Grimstone

Title - Grimstone
Author - Sophie Lark
Name of Series - Standalone
Series Type - Standalone
Genre - Dark Romance
Release Date - 13th Oct 2023
Overall Rating - 4 / 5
Heat Rating - 4 / 5

Remi Hayes is beginning to think she’s cursed —her fiancé cheated on her, her brother Jude is a major pain in her ass, and the moldering mansion she inherited from her uncle might just be haunted.

Flipping Blackleaf Manor already feels impossible, even before Remi is blackmailed by Dane Covett, the dangerously hot doctor-next-door, and Grimstone’s most eligible bachelor—if you can ignore the fact that everyone in town thinks he murdered his wife.

Remi doesn’t want to believe it, especially after Dane sews up a gash in her thigh and steals a kiss in payment—a kiss that makes it hard to walk for reasons that have nothing to do with an injured leg.

But as the renovation takes a strange and violent turn, Remi must decide if Dane is the one haunting her nights, or if he’s trying to protect her from something much worse…

Lark Notes :

Halloween is my favorite! I get such a thrill out of writing a spooky, dark book at this time of year. Remi and Dane are two deeply damaged people with skeletons in their closets. It’s only when they meet each other that they finally find the connection and acceptance that allows them to move on from their dark pasts. I fell in love with the gothic beach town of Grimstone, and will be writing a dark romance set there each autumn. – Sophie

"Grimstone" is a deeply dark contemporary romance and a complete standalone. Reader it has extremely spicy scenes and triggering content not suitable for all.

Purchase Links 💋

My Review 💋

Star Rating : 4 / 5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : None

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 5/10

Heat Rating : 5/10

Overall Opinion :

It's been a while since I have read a book by Sophie so I was very excited to pick this one up. It's a dark romance with all the triggers and I freaking loved it so much!!

Sophie never disappoints when it comes to crazy heroes and their tales , this one is that too. It's a standalone dark romance that will blow your mind. I won't say much about the plot as I might give away spoilers but Just go in blind. It's so much better!!

Definitely recommending this one to all the dark romance loving people out there!

Related Posts

See All


—Pngtree—black watercolor brush fashion woman_5103611_edited.png

Hey there! I am the owner of ABSTRACT BOOKS. Thank you so much for visiting my website and I hope you find lots of amazing books here!


Confused on how to Browse My Blog??

Rating Grid (4).png

Don't Worry , I have created a detailed guide for you all so that you can see all that my site contains and how to access it all. Click on the Banner to view it!

Search Books By :

Autumn Mood
Romance in Nature
  • Facebook
  • download (1)
  • Instagram
  • pinterest_PNG60_edited
  • Twitter
bottom of page