Darling Venom by Parker S. Huntington

Posted February 24, 2022 by Debbie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

4.5 Stars

Darling Venom


Parker S. Huntington


I wasn’t supposed to be on that roof on Valentine’s Day.

Neither was Kellan Marchetti, the school’s designated freak.

We met on the verge of ending our lives.

Somehow, the tattered strings of our tragedies tangled and tightened into an unlikely bond.

We decided not to take the plunge and agreed to check on each other every Valentine’s Day until school ended.

Same time.

One roof.

Two restless souls.

We kept our promise for three years.

On the fourth, Kellan made a decision, and I was left to deal with the consequences.

Just when I thought our story ended, another one began.

They say all love stories look the same and taste different.

Mine was venomous, disgraceful, and written in scarlet scars.

My name is Charlotte Richards, but you can call me Venom.


~ My Thoughts ~

Brutal and breathtaking.

Darling Venom should come with a vast array of warnings … none of which I can put into words.

A beautifully written story of tragedy, loss, grief, self-worth, discovery, hope and the ability to, with determination, defeat and endless supply of hope for the lack of a better word …. rediscovery of everything.

The storyline is infused with bold and vibrant characters whose emotions lead the way for the brilliantly written story.

Simple truths, written with raw, unfiltered feelings made it effortless to fall in love with everything contained within the pages of this book.

Touching on subjects that occur in everyday life in such a profoundly real way had me pausing a few times while reading to regain control over my thought process.

The author having the ability to lead me to believe I could feel every touch, ingest every emotion and have me lean on hope so hopelessly was a feat within its own.

The story holds so much compassion and love, so much heartbreak and grief and a small taste or maybe I should say hunger for peace and understanding.

Emotions that hit like a tsunami, leaving you longing for the calm after the storm are one of the many things that make Darling Venom so appealing.

Any lover of friends, family, romance and dealing with the issues that come all with all three should consider reading Darling Venom.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you though. You will feel, well everything and it will remind you of how precious life and the people you allow to be in yours are.


“I knew myself well enough to know I didn’t survive books. They tore me to shreds. I’d never met an inanimate object as talented at breaking hearts as a book.”



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