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Tainted Oaths by Candice Wright

by | Nov 11, 2021 | Books, Dark, New releases, Reading, Recommendations, Reviews, Romance | 0 comments

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Tainted Oaths:

A Collateral Damage Novel Book One

I left home at eighteen with nothing but the clothes on my back and the bruises on my face.

I worked hard to build a life I was proud of until a simple case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time ripped my world apart.

With my conscience buried in a wooden box beside my wife and daughter, a beast rose from within.

One that fed on the guilty and sated its thirst for vengeance by killing everyone I held responsible.

Over a decade later, when the dust had settled, and all that remains are the ghosts that haunt me, a scared little girl, whose dark history could rival mine, worms her way into my life and my home.

I’m her protector, she’s my ward, but she’s so much more than just that.

She’s my redemption, my salvation, my chance to atone for the blood I’d spilled.

Yet she also tempts the beast within, and after a stolen moment, I’m left with the taste of sin on my lips and a craving for something far sweeter than forgiveness.

Tainted Oaths is book one in the Collateral Damage series. It can be read as a standalone; however, it is set in the same world as both Ricochet and my Underestimated series, meaning there are a lot of crossovers with existing characters.

Triggers: This book contains scenes of violence, adult language, and sexual situations that require the reader to be 18 or over.


Tainted Oaths is without a doubt a dark story filled with tragedy and heartache. But even when you can’t see it, there is always some light and a way through it.

I was always curious about Wyatt, and I’m so happy that he starts off this new spin-off series. What starts as Wyatt helping and taking care of Jenna, changes and grows as the years go by. They have both endured tragedy and horrors, and they help and support each other through the ups and downs. But when chemistry and feelings changes, their world is about to be turned up-side down.

This is a fast-paced and dark story that takes some twisted detours. But it’s also a story about love, healing and believing that life goes on and that you deserve happiness. I really enjoyed this story and also loved that we got to catch up a bit with characters from previous books. While this is a standalone, I do think the experience is richer having read the Underestimatedseries – you get a bit more insight into the characters and their backstory. Great start to a new series, and cant wait to see what’s next.


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