New Release + Double Review + Giveaway: The Dark Side of Chemistry by Ryleigh Sloan

Title: The Dark Side of Chemistry
Author: Ryleigh Sloan
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 25, 2019
One mistake.They say you can’t be in love with two people at the same time, but that’s
exactly what happened to me. I knew it would catch up with me one day but I
didn’t expect that when I went down, I’d take Trent and Jensen along with me.
Trent has always been the loving and dependable one—Jensen, unpredictable,
cruel . . . and compelling.
When Trent was given orders to deploy to Afghanistan to test a highly
classified and dangerous serum, I couldn’t shake the feeling that life was
about to irrevocably change. Little did I know how much. My secret was just
what an unknown enemy needed to destroy our lives.
And he did.I made a mistake once, and now we’re all paying for it…

Purchase LinksAMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited
Five 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review from Misty

Dark Side of Chemistry is everything and so much different then anything I’ve read. There is some much I can say about this book. It will hook you in after the very first couple of pages. It’s packed with a little bit of everything, thrilling suspense that will keep you flipping the pages, to love and betrayal. It really does pack one hell of a suspensful punch after another!

Skyla is such a relatable and likeable character, I really loved her. You really feel for her as she’s stuck with some tough decisions though out this book. She gets herself in a bind  in mores ways then one and you really can’t help but wonder, what would you do yourself. 

Now on to the brothers, Jensen and Trent. Both are sexy as hell and are Marines! What’s not to love. As the story unfolds, you’ll fall in love with both. Two brothers, one love and a traitor mixed in there also. 

I can’t get more descriptive then this without dropping spoilers. This book was my favorite this year and it truly is a MUST read. I can’t wait to see what else Ryleigh has in store for us to read next!

Five 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review from Ari

After meeting and having a fling with a handsome marine Jensen, Kayla is left heartbroken after he is suddenly and quickly ordered to deploy. Since his return is unknown they break things off and both agree to move on. A few months later she meets Trent and they quickly fall for each other only for Kayla to discover that Trent and Jensen are brothers. Now it’s three years later and that secret is becoming harder and harder to keep. But when Trent is deployed on a sensitive mission along side his brother deep in enemy territory, keeping the secret becomes nearly impossible and could destroy them all.

Gah, I really loved this story so much! Ryleigh Sloan has absolutely leveled up with her latest novel, The Dark Side of Chemistry. Part romantic suspense, part love triangle, and completely captivating. Once started reading I couldn’t stop, but truly, I didn’t want to! The story had me from the blurb and never let go. From the sizzling chemistry between Kayla and Jensen to the sweet romance between her and Trent my heart was torn and in pieces over having to decide between the two handsome marine brothers. *sob*

The Darker Side of Chemistry packs a punch with page-turning suspense that propels you right though the story, but with a love triangle that produces plenty of steam and feels to have you wishing the book wouldn’t end. This is spoiler-free zone so I’m just going to say that heck to the yeah I recommend this book! It’s everything you think and want and then some. 5 Stars.


We were
nearly there when I noticed the Lt. Colonel staggering toward us from the
elevator on the opposite side of the hallway. I thought fast on my feet and did
the only thing I could do—and quite frankly the only thing I’d wanted to do
since I saw Skyla in her hotel room. I grabbed her face and kissed her with
such intensity it took my breath away.
Pulling her
closer to me, I deepened the kiss; flicking my tongue over hers, a low groan
escaped my lips. Up to this moment, I hadn’t realized just how much I’d missed
her lips on mine, craved the taste of her. In that moment, I realized how it
must feel for an addict when he gets his fix. Her hands curled into my hair and
as I looked into her face, I was shocked at what I saw there. She wanted me, I
could see it in her eyes, feel it in the hands that were roaming my back. She
was so close to me that I could feel her heart racing beneath the thin material
of her dress and frantic need overwhelmed me.
I ran my
hands down her waist to her tight ass and pulled her hips flush with mine, my
cock pressed against her stomach. When she closed her eyes and whimpered ever
so softly, I started walking us toward Stephenson’s room. I would have her, I
had to have her. A sound penetrated the
haze of lust and without breaking the kiss, I flicked my eyes in the direction
of the sound. The Lt. Colonel had just stumbled into his room and was closing
the door. It was as though a bucket of ice was thrown over me.
What the
hell was I doing? And what was she doing kissing me back that way? She was
My hands
shot out to Skyla’s shoulders and I pushed her back. The surprise and hurt radiating
from her face fueled my anger. I wanted to hurt her the way she hurt me—show
her what it felt like to have her feelings disregarded.
there, tiger, I know Trent’s been away for a while and you are . . .
frustrated . . . but I’m not into my brother’s sloppy seconds.” I
watched the deep red flush creep up her neck and knew I’d gone too far, but I
couldn’t stop myself. Forcing a chuckle from my throat, I walked away, leaving
her gaping after me.
“What the
hell, Jensen?” Skyla yelled, grabbing my shoulder and catching me off guard, so
my back slammed into the wall. She jabbed her finger into my chest and all I
could do was blink at her. “You kissed
your hands were all over
I pulled my
lip into an arrogant sneer I didn’t feel. The same look I’d given her countless
times to hide the pain. I leaned in, my lips brushing her ear. I felt her
shiver and loaded my voice with contempt. “Don’t get your panties in a bunch.
Stephenson was coming and I had to do something to save us from suspicion. We’re
on an assignment, Sky. Not a real date. Don’t get pissy with me because you got
carried away by a simple kiss.”
Her hand
came around to slap me across the face but I saw it coming and grabbed her
wrist. Squeezing hard, my eyes narrowed into thin slits as I looked down at
yourself, Skyla, we wouldn’t want Trent to pick on the underlying
. . . tension between us now would we?” Seeing the look of panic on
her face, I added bitterly, “Don’t worry, I won’t tell if you don’t. I mean,
what’s one more secret between us, right?”
Turning on
my heel, I left her there to glare after me and descended the stairwell to the
ballroom. I fucking hated myself.

Author Bio

Ryleigh Sloan is a romance author with a masters degree in
being an indecisive control freak. Her favorite pastime is driving her friends
crazy by writing multiple books at once. 
Following the advice of established authors to read, read,
read in order to hone one’s craft, she does just that and engrosses herself in
as many romance novels as she can get her hands on. Her bad habit of writing
more than one book at a time carries over to her reading and she can be found
reading, and listening to multiple titles at once and enjoying every moment.
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