2020 · new adult · romance

Book Review: Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas

Title: Kill Switch (Devil’s Night, #3)

Author: Penelope Douglas

Purchase: Amazon


“I’ve done far worse than what I went to prison for. She has no idea how bad this can get.”


Sending him to prison was the worst thing I could’ve done. It didn’t matter that he did the crime or that I wished he was dead. Perhaps I thought I’d have time to disappear before he got out or he’d cool off in jail and be anything but the horror he was.

But I was wrong. Three years came and went too fast, and now he’s anything but calm. Prison only gave him time to plan.

And while I anticipated his vengeance, I didn’t expect this.

He doesn’t want to make me hurt. He wants to make everything hurt.


First thing’s first. Get rid of her daddy. He told them I forced her. He told them his little girl was a victim, but I was a kid, too, and she wanted it just as much as I did.

Step two… Give her, her sister, and her mother nowhere to run and no fuel to escape. The Ashby women are alone now and desperate for a knight in shining armor.

But that’s not what’s coming.

No, it’s time I listened to my father and took control of my future. It’s time I showed them all–my family, her family, my friends–that I will never change and that I have no other ambition than to be the nightmare of their lives.

Starting with her.

She’ll be so scared, she won’t even be safe in her own head by the time I’m done with her. And the best part is I won’t have to break into her home to do it.

As the new man of the house I have all the keys.

Rating: 3.75 / 5 stars

A few months ago I read the first book in this series, Corrupt, and I hated it so much!! However, while I was reading it a character caught my attention (that character being Damon of course) and when I saw the third book is about him I had to put down my pride and pick this book up. I even broke the reader’s law by skipping the second book but I don’t even care. I’m proud to say I finished Kill Switch and I didn’t hate it. Actually, it was pretty good to be honest.

Kill Switch tells a story of Damon and Winter, a girl who sent Damon to jail because of rape. Five years later, Damon is free and nothing will stop him from coming for her. Even if it means marrying her sister to get closer.

Now that all sounded so crazy to me when I first read it. I love bully romances and even this was a bit intense for me. And Damon is the king of all the bad guys. He is straight up evil in the first book. I had absolutely no mercy for him. However, when you read it from his point of view, especially the flashbacks from his past, you can’t help but feel sorry for the guy. Still it doesn’t justify some things he did but justa as Hannah Montana says: Everybody makes mistakes!

This book is so addictive it made me stay up ’till the morning reading. It’s super smutty though but I still enjoyed it.

Winter and Damon’s chemistry is so sensual and magnetic. I love how different Damon is when he’s with her, as if she’s the cure to all his problems. I find it so cute.

Other than romance this book is not cute at all. It talks about some major issues like sexual assault, rape and murder. It’s super dark as is the whole series so keep that in mind while starting this.

I must give props to the author for including a main character who is blind. To be honest I didn’t even realize that at the beginning because she introduces Winter’s blindness not as a major problem but just as something that happened to her. I especially liked the part where Winter talked about how her hearing and other senses got better since she went blind and it’s as she experiences the world differently. I think that’s so interesting and beautiful.

Not everything is rainbows and flowers about this book, though. The fact that Damon slept with Winter while she was underage is so wrong and I do not support it at all. Also, there is a lot of drama and some plot twists were a bit over the top and unrealistic. Lastly, I’m not into reverse harem so I really didn’t like the scene with Will and two of them. I feel like although they’re interesting, most of PD’s books do have very similar aspects and even some scenes are same in most books.

I don’t know if I’ll be reading the fourth book but by the description it sounds very spicy lol. Truth is, I’m done with new adult for the time being.

Have you read Nightfall? What are your thoughts. Please comment down below and leave me links of your reviews πŸ™‚

Happy reading!

5 thoughts on “Book Review: Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas

  1. I read Nightfall and it was okay for me. The plot went all over the place, but I loved Will and Emory in high school. This book was a good conclusion story for the series and if you loved the series you might as well read this one. Like the other books in this series, there is a polyamorous scene in the book.

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  2. I have read Nightfall and it was a closure for this series. It was a okay read to me, but I loved Will and Emory in high school. Like the other books in the series, there is one erotic scene. If you want to know how everything ties up, you might want to read this one.

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    1. I don’t think I’ll continue on with the series because I do have some problems with it, as well as it all being too sexual for me but I was glad to see that this book was so much better than the first one πŸ™‚


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