In the Darkness by Meadow Jones

Title: In the Darkness
Author: Meadow Jones
Genre: Taboo MM Romance
Release Date: June 17, 2022


I’d hated Ford Bennett when he was my step-father. Hate isn’t a strong enough word, and yet, after divorcing my mom, he’s back in my life. It takes years of maturity to understand he only wanted to love me when I was a kid. As an adult, my own affections and desires for him aren’t childlike. In the darkness of the night, we fall in love, but it’s not enough. I want to love him in the light of the day and take the last name he had wanted to give me so long ago, this time, as his partner.


The marriage to a woman who can give Satan a run for her money gave me one good thing, her son. He hated me, unable to trust anyone. My love for him has always been unconditional. But he’s a grown man, and my passion has changed for the child who once was my stepson. We meet in the middle of the night, in the darkness, expressing our desires, never speaking of them in the light of the day. But hiding is not enough when I realize I’ll never give Axton Styles up.




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In the Darkness by Meadow Jones
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ford in a bad marriage but he loved his stepson even if said stepson hated him. Axton just wanted Ford to go away. “I ignore him like I’d ignore any gnat.” Their relationship never improved. Ford divorced the wife from hell and lost any contact with the boy he loved.

Fast forward and they once again connect only this time it’s not as father and son but as men, realizing they are so much more to each other. Even if all their sexy encounters are “In the Darkness.” As their time together became more intimate Axton desperately wanted to carry the relationship into the light. Ford wasn’t sure about how being Ax’s stepfather would play out and he didn’t want to negatively hurt Ax’s career and future. “My love for you, Ax, never came with conditions.”

Lovely story. Ax and Ford were very sweet. Really great villain. I felt the author made the most of her evilness as a way to bring the two men even closer together. Very concise writing. Easy to read and enjoyable.

“I find I’ll forever follow this man who only one time had wanted to be my father. Now, he’s so much more.”

Review Copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads.

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Meadow Jones is a hopeless romantic who loves makeup, the beach and anything with whiskey. If she’s not writing, she’s most likely reading and enjoying a Crown and Coke. She can’t help but give her character’s a hard fought HEA, with lots of heat and even more heart. Follow Meadow on Facebook and other social media under Meadow Jones Writes. Oh, and she loves chatting with her readers, so don’t hesitate to DM her.

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