Beyond My Darkness by R. C. Boldt

Beyond My Darkness

Posted on July 15, 2022 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 7 Comments

Beyond My Darkness by R. C. Boldt delivered an engaging story line making it the perfect for readers who love their romance, spicy, edgy, dark, emotional and suspenseful with a dash of paranormal in the mix. Its designed to hold the reader’s heart hostage even after the story ends. Read on and see why this is one of my favourite reads for 2022. 


Beyond My Darkness by R. C. BoldtTitle: Beyond My Darkness
Author(s): R.C. Boldt
Published by Self Published on July 12, 2022
Pages: 552
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense
Source: Valentine PR
Format: eArc
Purchase: Amazon
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Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame

USA Today bestselling author RC Boldt delivers a seductively unique romantic suspense with a paranormal twist in Beyond My Darkness...
Twelve years ago, I fled, vowing to never again use my power. But everything changes when I break that vow and bring two bodies back to life in the morgue.
It sends me spinning directly into his orbit.
Arrogant. Menacing. Enigmatic. That’s Bronson Cortez, the notoriously violent gang leader who remains elusive to authorities.
He breaks the law at every turn and answers to no one. But when he offers me an alluring glimpse of what lies beneath that iron-clad exterior, I realize there’s more to him than meets the eye.
The man who fiercely guards his heart somehow manages to claim mine.
But he doesn’t know the truth about me.
I wonder if he could be the first to accept me for who I am—what I am.
I wonder if he’ll be the first to see beyond my darkness.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Beyond My Darkness introduces Georgia, a medical examiner who possesses the ability to communicate with the dead. For twelve years, she suppressed her gift or curse as she saw it, for fear of the darkness it brought to her life. I understand how scary that can be, especially when it makes perceive you as a freak. However, when the bodies of two victims, whose deaths appeared suspicious, landed on her autopsy table, the abilities she tried suppressing raised its head. They begged for their murders to be solved and the one person who can help is no other than  Bronson Cortez, the leader of Scorpions. Her decision to approach the notorious gang leader to deliver the message she received from the victims would bring about changes to her life in the form of danger and romance. 

As the leader of the Scorpions, Branson Cortez is not a man to be trifled with. Many who came in contact with him either respect him, are afraid of him, or want him dead. He has no desire for long-term relationships, besides which woman would be brave and strong enough to live in his world. Then he meets Georgia, the one woman who dares stand up to him. The woman who would change his life in more ways than one.


This is my second time reading this author’s work, and I had a wonderful time with it. I went into this book with high hopes it would deliver a page turning read, especially with that lovely cover. It delivered in that regard. Everything about Beyond My Darkness was fascinating. The romance, the suspense and the paranormal events all combined to make a fascinating story.

I was immersed in the lives of the characters and became totally invested in their relationship. I fell in love with Georgia, who possessed so much courage. Her experiences will have you reaching for a box of tissue. My heart broke for her on learning about the pain and heartbreak she experienced. These experiences toughened her, and so Bronson’s scare tactics did not have the desired effect.

Bronson is a hot, deadly, protective and charismatic gangster. Deadly to his enemies and protective of those he cares about. One c

The romance which developed between the characters had a rocky start. Neither was looking for a relationship, but they could deny their attraction for so long. I enjoyed the banter between Bronson and Georgia. One could clearly see how perfect they were for each other. The chemistry they shared was hot 🔥 enough to burn up the pages.

Boldt delivered a suspense storyline that kept me guessing. The revelation came as a complete surprise as the person responsible wasn’t even on my radar.

Overall. Beyond My Darkness is an intense and sizzling story which will kept me turning the pages and had me completely invested in every aspect of the story. 

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About R.C. Boldt

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RC Boldt is a USA Today bestselling author currently living in part of the Costa Rican jungle with the love of her life and her mini-me. If you’re in the mood for some killer mojitos or can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80s song, she’s your girl. RC loves hearing from her readers at To join RC’s readers group on Facebook, click here to request to join. RC is represented by Prospect Agency. For rights inquiries, please contact Emily Sylvan Kim at

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7 responses to “Beyond My Darkness by R. C. Boldt

  1. Glad to hear that you enjoyed this one so much! I’d never heard of the author before, but I’m interested in the premise. I’d like to read more stories about medical examiners/the medical field integrated into fiction, so I’ll keep this one on my radar.

    claire @clairefy