41qCOgQzdzL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Nicholas comes from a world of darkness where women are no better than slaves. He believes the secret to true happiness is for his wife to be molded to perfection. He had the promise of perfection in the bright eyes and innocent smile of a childhood friend long since lost to his world. He never gave up his dreams of their perfect life together. An accidental meeting brings him face to face with his dream.

Will he realize that true happiness can only be found in the beauty of imperfection before it’s too late?

Jayden escaped from a life of terror and found security in her new home. Given a loving home and raised with all the normal expectations of college, career, love and happiness her memories of her earlier life fade into darkness.

An accident draws the attention of those who never gave up searching for her, determined to fulfill a contract not of her making. Jayden is taken from her perfect life and thrust back into a past she’d long forgotten. Broken of spirit, she is given to Nicholas to be his bride.

Jayden is desperate to find the light before she is lost to the darkness of perfection.

Praise for Darkness of Perfection

“I loved this story – it was intense and the character development was excellent. My heart went out to Jayden, but at the same time was sad about the family life that Nicholas experienced. Had no idea how this story would end, but author Michael Schneider wrote such an emotional ending that I was in tears at her apt conclusion. So happy to hear that Michael will be writing a sequel because this story needs to continue. Definitely recommend!” ~ DiAnn

“Loving the enemy has never felt as right as it does in Michael Schneider’s sophomore novel, The Darkness of Perfection, a gripping tale of one young woman’s struggle against a powerful criminal family who see her as nothing more than one of their chattels.” ~ Andrea of Books, Baking and Other Objects of Beauty

“A complex, fast-paced, sexy thriller which will leave you begging for more. Definitely a five-star read.” ~Andrea of Books, Baking and Other Objects of Beauty


Category: Romance

Publication date: Jun 30, 2011

ISBN (paper): 978-1-61213-309-6

ISBN (ebook): 978-1-61213-025-5