Between Dusk & Dawn by Willa Watkins – REVIEW –



This is the debut novel for Willa Watkins, and while it was enjoyable there were some things that I had a hard time wrapping my head around. I’m all for taboo romance, that part was more than fine for me! However I just felt like it was rushed in some parts and slow in others. And honestly I wanted to punch Talon in the face until about 3/4th of the way through the story.

Now let me also note that the plot for this story is great! The Ashford brothers are hardworking and so protective of Navia. I love how much the other brothers love her and want to protect her. There were definitely some extremely steamy moments between Talon and Navia as well.

I definitely think that there are parts of this story that could use some work, but the characters were great, and the plot was intriguing. We’ll see what’s next from the Rosavale series!

Title: Between Dusk and Dawn

Series: Rosavale Series

Author: Willa Watkins

Release: April 22, 2021

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

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Cover Design: Antonette @TeasedByAntonette


If everything was easy, I’d throw myself in your arms and drown in your kisses.

If everything was easy, I’d hate you now.

But I want you.

You pretend you don’t notice. I’m right next door when you deny me affection.

It makes me miserable.

I want your love without prejudice. Your forbidden desire.

Talon is the youngest of the five Ashford brothers. When thirteen-year-old Navia is adopted and brought into the family, no matter how hard he tries, Talon can’t see her as just a sister.

As the years pass, they succumb to their forbidden desires. But their secret isn’t the only one looming over the Ashford family. An enemy rises from the ashes to bring discord among them.

Amid regrets and guilt, love and hatred, their feelings become more intense and harder to hide.

Will Talon and Navia be able to face all the obstacles and keep the family together while fighting for their love?


Between Dusk & Dawn is a New Adult contemporary romance with high steam and a dash of suspense. It is the first book in the Rosavale Series and can be read as a standalone. It’s advised that you read the books in order to avoid spoilers.

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Bookbub Review – “What a way to debut!! Willa Watkins has written a steamy suspenseful romance that is going to suck you in and not let you go.”

Goodreads Review – “Wow this book was so good I was hooked from the first page.”

Made Me Blush Books – “This debut novel from Willa surprised me in the best way. I loved the chemistry between Navia and Talon!”

Author Bio:

Willa is an author of mature New Adult Contemporary Romance. She is happiest writing her fearless kissing tales with a cup of coffee in hand. Her stories are addictive, suspenseful, and angsty.

Willa also loves connecting with her readers. So don’t hesitate to contact or follow her on social media to stay up to date with her writing:

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