Sophie Lark Books Reading Order: The Complete 2022 Guide

Sophie Lark Books Reading Order

If you’re into the suspenseful, crime-induced romance genre, look no further than Sophie Lark. She is an incredibly prolific author that produced over 20 books in a span of a few years, each one greater than the other.

However, with such a great amount of books, in such a small time frame, it can get hard to keep up and create a reading order for yourself. Don’t worry, that is why we created it for you! Here’s a complete guide (2022 updated) through the reading order of Sophie Lark’s books.

Sophie Lark Books Reading Order: At A Glance

Sophie is a very prolific and active author, having already produced four major book series, and four stand-alones. The first series, Underworld, was initially published as Colors of Crime, and the books were published in a different order. 

However, I will only address the correct order as of now, as it was meant to be, according to the author. Keep in mind that most of the books within a series are stand-alone novels and aren’t necessarily connected to one another, so if you miss out on something, you can always go back. Here’s a complete list of the series and books, at a glance:

Underworld Series

  1. Ivan (2020)
  2. Snow (2020)
  3. Roman (2020)
  4. Dom (2020)
  5. Anton (2019)
  6. Nikolai (2019)
  7. Luca (2019)
  8. Black (2019)

Brutal Birthright Series

  1. Brutal Prince (2020)
  2. Stolen Heir (2020)
  3. Savage Lover (2020)
  4. Bloody Heart (2020)
  5. Broken Vow (2020)
  6. Heavy Crown (2021)

Sinners Duet Series

  1. There Are No Saints (2021)
  2. There Is No Devil (2021)

Kingmakers Series

  1. The Heir (2021)
  2. The Rebel (2021)
  3. The Bully (2021)
  4. The Spy (2021)
  5. The Savage (2022)

Standalones

  1. Always (December 2019)
  2. The CEO Of Cristo (March 2020)
  3. Starlet (February 2021)
  4. Anastasia (December 2022)
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Sophie Lark Books Reading Order: In Detail

Here, you can find more about every Sophie Lark book, and its characters, as described by the author herself.

Underworld Series

  1. Ivan (2020)

Description: “Ivan” is a dark and dominating mafia romance, Book 1 in the Underworld series. It’s a stand-alone novel, full of intrigue, danger, and sexy bedroom scenes. Contains spanking, so if such material offends you, do not read.

Synopsis: “She Tried To Kill Me… She crept into my room with a syringe full of poison. Now she’s my prisoner. She refuses to tell me who sent her or why. But I’ll get every last secret out of her. Through pleasure or through punishment. I captured her and now she belongs to me…”

  1. Snow (2020)

Description: “Snow” is a virgin dark mafia romance, Book 2 in the Underworld series. It’s an intense, violent, and sexually charged stand-alone novel. Complete with HEA and no cliffhangers, plus enough steamy scenes to set your Kindle on fire!

Synopsis: “ Love Worth Fighting For… In the ring they call me Snow, because I’m stone cold. I don’t feel fear or pain… I don’t feel much of anything. Or at least, that’s how it was until I met innocent little Sasha. She doesn’t belong in my world. She’s trapped here because she owes a debt she can’t possibly pay… 

I want this girl more than I’ve ever wanted anything.  The problem is, she already belongs to a Bratva boss who plans to sell her virginity to the highest bidder. I have to find a way to set her free. I want to be her first, and her last…”

  1. Roman (2020)

Description: “Roman” is a bully mafia romance, Book 3 in the Underworld series. It’s an intense, violent, and sexually charged stand-alone novel. Complete with HEA and no cliffhangers, plus enough steamy scenes to set your kindle on fire!

Synopsis: “He’ll Never See It Coming… I never thought I’d get revenge on Roman Turgenev. He was a Bratva prince, I was a nobody. So I don’t know why he turned his gorgeous green eyes on me, and decided to spend every single day of high school torturing me. Now he’s the head of the Paris Mafia, more powerful than ever. 

To me, he’s the same arrogant bully I used to know. I don’t care if he’s trying to be nice to me. It’s only because he needs my help… And I am going to help him. Or at least, I’ll pretend for a while… I’ll get close to him. I’ll learn all his secrets. And then I’ll destroy him…

  1. Dom (2020)

Description: “Dom” is a dark mafia romance with a gothic twist, Book 4 in the Underworld series. It’s a stand-alone novel, full of mystery, danger, and blazing hot bedroom scenes. For mature readers only!!!

Synopsis: “My Hostage. Her Secret. Our Enemy. Taking the commissioner’s daughter wasn’t part of the plan. It should have been an easy smash and grab. Instead I captured Lara, so scared and helpless… I never want to let her go. I’m obsessed with her. 

A Bratva shouldn’t be this close to the law. But I can’t keep my hands off her. My desire for this girl is an inferno, threatening to consume everything I hold dear. She has a dark past, and an even darker purpose… I’ll have to pry her secrets out of her. Before they destroy us both.

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  1. Anton (2019)

Description: “Anton” is a mafia romance, full of danger, forbidden love, and bloody retribution. It’s Book 5 of the Underworld series — a prequel to “Roman”. It’s a standalone novel, complete with HEA and no cliffhangers. Intended for mature readers only!!!

Synopsis: “I Know Her Secret… I saw her singing in a seedy little nightclub. My boss says I’m supposed to kidnap Violet and bring her back to Paris. The Bratva have a plan for her. But the closer I get to Violet, the more I want her for myself. I’ll take her from her bed in the middle of the night. I’ll bring her into my world. And I’ll show her who she really is…”

  1. Nikolai (2019)

Description: “Nikolai” is a mysterious and sexy stand-alone romance, complete with HEA and no cliffhangers.

Synopsis: “Enemies From Birth… The Markovs and the Lebedevs have been bloody rivals for generations. Nadia Lebedev is the ultimate forbidden fruit: a mafia princess engaged to another man. 

From the moment I see her, I want her for myself. Every day that passes, I become more obsessed with her. She’s seeking the answer to a mystery, and so am I… How can I make her mine once and for all?”

  1. Luca (2019)

Description: Luca” is a romantic suspense novel with a blazing hot love triangle. It’s Book 7 of the Underworld series — a standalone complete with HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhangers. Includes steamy scenes intended for mature readers only.

Synopsis: “I Was A Master Thief… Until a girl snatched the biggest prize of my career out of my hand. She’s on the run from a lovestruck detective and the Italian mafia. But the one person she won’t be able to shake is me. I want payment for the trouble she caused… Even if I have to take it out of her body.”

  1. Black (2019)

Description: “Black” is an explosive, heart-pounding, romantic thriller, Book 8 in the Underworld series. It’s a standalone novel complete with HEA, and no cliffhangers. It contains steamy scenes for mature readers only.

Synopsis: “Sixteen years ago I made a terrible mistake… Now I’m back in London, and I’ve just bumped into Holly Summers. She was the literal girl next door – a cute skinny redhead who’s turned into the most gorgeous woman I’d ever seen. 

She needs my help. She’s running a political campaign targeted by a mad bomber. I want to keep her safe, but I keep seeing evidence of an old enemy back from the dead. I have to solve this mystery before I lose my childhood love again. I won’t make the same mistake twice.”

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Brutal Birthright Series

  1. Brutal Prince (2020)

Description: “Brutal Prince” is the explosive first act in the epic “Brutal Birthright” series. It’s a stand-alone Dark Mafia Romance, complete with HEA and no cliffhangers. It contains blazing hot bedroom scenes for mature readers only!!!

Synopsis: “He’s No Prince Charming… Callum Griffin is the heir to the Irish Mafia. He’s ruthless, arrogant, and he wants to kill me. We got off on the wrong foot when I set a (very small) fire in his house. 

Our families believe a marriage pact is the only thing that will prevent all-out warfare. I think I might need to murder him while he sleeps. This would all be a lot easier if Callum wasn’t so damned good-looking. But I’ve got a lockbox around my heart. Because even if I’m forced to marry him… I could never love a brutal prince.”

1.5. Brutal Prince Bonus Scene (2020)

*An add-on to the Brutal Prince book, where the two main characters, Aida and Callum, go to a Halloween event.

  1. Stolen Heir (2020)

Description: “Stolen Heir” is the dark and gothic second act of the “Brutal Birthright” series. It’s a stand-alone Enemies to Lovers Romance, complete with HEA and no cliffhangers. It contains blazing hot bedroom scenes for mature readers only!!!”

Synopsis: “They Murdered My Father, So I Stole Their Daughter… She’s my captive, my little ballerina who dances only for me. Nessa is sweet and innocent. She doesn’t deserve any of this. But that’s how our world works – the wolves eat the lambs, no matter how gentle they may be. I’ll use her to get my revenge. Unless I give in to my hunger first…”

  1. Savage Lover (2020)

Description: “Savage Lover” is the wild and reckless third act of the “Brutal Birthright” series. It’s a stand-alone bully Mafia Romance, complete with HEA and no cliffhangers. It contains blazing hot bedroom scenes for mature readers only!!!

Synopsis: “There’s A Reason I Never Go To Parties… I saw him in a cloud of smoke, like sin made flesh. Even bruised and battered, I’d never seen anything more beautiful… Unless I hate myself, I should stay far away from Nero. He’s a heartbreaker. A mess-maker. A walking disaster. 

Here’s the problem: I’m in deep trouble with a dirty cop. The only person who can save me is Nero. We’re not friends. If he saw me drowning, he’d throw me an anchor. But he’s the only chance I’ve got. He’s no hero, he’s a Savage Lover.”

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  1. Bloody Heart (2020)

Description: “Bloody Heart” is the fourth act of the “Brutal Birthright” series. It’s the Book 4 of the series, revolving around Dante’s story.

Synopsis: “She Cut My Heart Open…⁠ I only meant to steal a car. I didn’t know I was stealing a girl, too. Until the most gorgeous face I’d ever seen popped up in the rear-view mirror.⁠ I fell hard, fast, and forever…⁠ But she tore out my heart — left me alone and bleeding.⁠ How can I forget her, when I have to see that damned perfect face on billboards and magazines?⁠ 

It’s torture.⁠ 9 long years. I thought I moved on.⁠ Then I saw her in the flesh…⁠ And my heart started bleeding all over again…⁠”

  1. Broken Vow (2020)

Description: “Broken Vow” is the wild and dangerous fifth installment in the “Brutal Birthright” series. It’s a standalone Bodyguard Mafia Romance, with a HEA and no cliffhanger. Contains steamy scenes.

Synopsis: “I’ll Protect Her… Whether She Likes It Or Not. Riona Griffin is gorgeous, intelligent, and iron-willed. My perfect woman, except she hates my guts. She thinks she doesn’t need anybody. But she needs me. 

She’s being hunted by an assassin who never misses his mark. I’m going to stay by her side, day and night, keeping her safe. Riona thinks that’s a fate worse than death but I know she’ll learn to love me. If this hitman wants to kill her, he’ll have to go through me first.”

Author’s additional notes: “I knew I needed someone hot as hell to melt Riona’s icy heart. Raylan is a rancher, a soldier, and a southern boy with charm to burn. Best of all, he loves a challenge. My favorite parts to write were the fish-out-of-water scenes, when uptight Riona ends up on Raylan’s ranch. I loved finding creative ways for Raylan to use his riding crop…”

  1. Heavy Crown (2021)

Description: “Heavy Crown” is the mind-blowing conclusion to the bestselling Brutal Birthright series. It’s a stand-alone Dark Mafia Romance with HEA and no cliffhanger. Contains extra-steamy scenes guaranteed to make your night!

Synopsis: “A Temptation I Couldn’t Resist… I saw her being stuffed in a trunk: Yelena Yenina, the only daughter of the most vicious Bratva boss in Chicago. The Bratva hate my family. They burned my uncle alive. I should have left Yelena to her fate… 

But she fought like a Valkyrie. Gorgeous, ferocious, and unbreakable. I saved her so I could make her mine. She says she’ll never submit to a man. I guess we’ll see… I’ll push her to the limit. And far beyond.”

Author’s additional notes: “I knew I had to end the Brutal Birthright series with the biggest twists, the most intense action, and the hottest hero yet. I’ve always had a soft spot for Sebastian from the very first book – you’re going to be so surprised where his journey takes him!”

Sinners Duet Series

  1. There Are No Saints (2021)

Description: “There Are No Saints” is the first book in the Sinners Duet. Reader be warned: this is a dark and steamy serial killer romance that will take you on a journey through the twisted mind of an artist on the brink of madness.

Synopsis: “I loathe Alastor Shaw. The city of San Francisco thinks we’re rival artists. In truth, we’re predators battling for hunting ground. We never chased the same prey. Until the night we both laid eyes on Mara Eldritch. Shaw wants to use her as a pawn in his twisted game. I’m fixated on her for a different reason… 

She makes me feel things I never thought I could feel. Want things I never wanted. Only she can make me lose control. I don’t know if I should protect her at all costs… or destroy her before she ruins me. Mara knows I’m no saint. But she has no idea she’s dancing with the devil…”

Author’s additional notes: “I have always been fascinated by true crime, as well as by villains and anti-heroes. A serial killer is, of course, the ultimate anti-hero — the baddest of the bad boys. Redeeming a character who starts so evil was a challenge that inspired me to entirely new heights and entirely new depths. Come on this darkly sensual and utterly brain-bending ride with me!”

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  1. There Is No Devil (2021)

Description: “There Is No Devil” is the second half of the Sinners Duet. Reader be warned: this is a dark and steamy serial killer romance that may be triggering to some.

Synopsis: “I Couldn’t Kill Mara… But that doesn’t mean Shaw won’t. She’s living in my house, always with me, always under my control. The more I push her, the more she pushes back. She’s peeling away my secrets, one by one. 

And I’m tempting her to do things she never thought she’d do… Shaw won’t stop hunting her. When the time comes to act, will Mara be ready?”

Author’s additional notes: “I was so pleased how many women identified with Mara’s character – with her sensory issues and history of trauma. It sounds crazy to call this an “inspirational story of murder”, but at the end of part two, I hope you will indeed feel inspired by Mara’s journey.”

Kingmakers Series

  1. The Heir (2021)

Description: “The Heir” is the first book in the epic dark mafia Kingmakers Series. It’s a forbidden friends-to-lovers romance filled with mystery, suspense, and kindle-melting bedroom scenes that take place everywhere but the bedroom.

Synopsis: “I’d Go Anywhere For Her… Even to Kingmakers, the most brutal college in the world. Where mafia heirs are trained to control, dominate, infiltrate, and kill. I followed Anna because she’s my best friend.

I’ve always been right by her side. She needs me to protect her. Especially from Dean Yenin, a Bratva heir with a lethal grudge. He plans to take everything from me. Starting with Anna…”

  1. The Rebel (2021)

Description: “The Rebel” is the second book in the epic dark mafia Kingmakers series. It’s a forbidden romance, full of jealousy, desire, and a hero who will do anything to save the woman he loves.

Synopsis: “I Want The One Girl I Can’t Have… Zoe Romera is trapped in a marriage contract with the most sadistic psychopath at Kingmakers. She couldn’t be more off-limits. Stealing her from Rocco Prince would break the most ironclad rules of the mafia world. 

But I have to have her. She’s my soulmate. I want her, or no one at all. I’ll do anything to save her. Rocco will do anything to destroy her. I’ve got one chance to achieve the impossible…”

  1. The Bully (2021)

Description: “The Bully” is the third book in the epic dark mafia Kingmakers Series, about a woman being caught doing the wrong thing by the wrong guy. Now, she has to pay the price.

Synopsis: “I Know Her Secret… Cat is in so much trouble. She did something bad, and I saw. I’ll keep her secret… for a price. Poor, sweet, timid Cat should never have come to Kingmakers. It’s a place for monsters and killers. People like me. She wandered into the lion’s den and now she’s mine. Mine to play with. Mine to torment. Mine to break…”

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  1. The Spy (2021)

Description: “The Spy” is (was supposed to be) the final installment in the epic dark mafia Kingmakers series. It’s a forbidden romance, full of mystery, betrayal, and an explosive conclusion that will give you the biggest book hangover of your life!

Synopsis: “I’ve waited three long years for this… Hiding. Lying. Spying. Waiting like a spider for her to wander into my web… Now she’s here, and I have to get even closer to her. I’ll help her. Befriend her. Seduce her, even. The only thing I can’t do is fall in love with her. 

Her father took everything from me: my money, my family, my life. He has to pay for what he’s done. And she’s the only thing that can hurt him…”

Author’s additional notes: “I’ve been planting clues and Easter Eggs all the way through the first three Kingmakers books — now it’s time for the secrets to be revealed, and the mysteries to find their conclusions. The moment you finish “The Spy”, you’re going to want to go back and read the whole series all over again!”

  1. The Savage (2022)

Description: “The Savage” is a standalone story in the Kingmakers universe. It’s a dark mafia romance, lovers, to enemies to lovers again. Reader, prepare yourself: the steam is off the charts, including FF and FFM scenes.”

Synopsis: “How Do You Tame A Savage? Sabrina Gallo is an animal. From the moment I laid eyes on her, I had to have her. But Sabrina won’t be taken by anyone. She’s wild and reckless – downright dangerous. 

Lucky for me, I’ve always loved a challenge… I want to hunt. Even if I capture her, caging a tiger doesn’t mean it’s tamed. The harder she fights, the more ruthless I become. She needs to learn how savage I can be.”

Author’s additional notes: “You asked for it, you got it! I’ve never received more requests for a book. This is for all my rowdy Love Larks, because you deserve it. Sabrina Gallo and Adrik Petrov are fire and fire. Their relationship is an inferno that could burn the world down.”

Standalones

  1. Always (December 2019)

Description: “Always” is a Second Chance Romance, inspired by Jane Austen’s “Persuasion”. It will break your heart and put it back together again with a HEA that will leave you cheering. This is a stand-alone novel, the first in the Classic Billionaires series.

Synopsis: “Your First Love Is With You Always… Two gorgeous billionaire bachelors have come to New York City, and Anika Knight has an unfortunate connection to both of them… Marco Moretti is the Italian playboy trying to take over her family’s business. But he’s planning another kind of hostile takeover – of Anika herself. 

James Dawson just sold the biggest tech company in Silicon Valley. He’s come to the city for a fresh start. But also to rub his success in the face of the woman who rejected him eight years earlier: Anika Knight. Will Marco manage to steal Anika’s heart along with her business? Or will James fall in love with her all over again, despite his best efforts to the contrary?”

Author’s additional notes: “This was the first romance novel I ever wrote. It’s a loose modern adaptation of my all-time favorite romance “Persuasion” by Jane Austen. I identify with the heroine’s inability to ever stop longing for her first and only love. I later gender-swapped this concept for my mafia novel “Bloody Heart”.”

  1. The CEO Of Cristo (March 2020)

Description: “The CEO of Cristo ” is a Secret Baby Billionaire Romance, inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ “The Count of Monte Cristo”. It’s a thrilling and steamy story of jealousy, betrayal, lust, and revenge. This is a stand-alone novel with no cliffhanger and a HEA.

Synopsis: “I Lost The Love Of My Life… My best friend betrayed me. He stole my company and my freedom. I might have forgiven that. But there’s one thing I’ll never forgive. He ripped my love from my arms and wrapped her up in his. He sent me to Hell. Now I’m back. For her, and for my revenge…”

Author’s additional notes: “This was the first time I cried writing a scene. Then I described it to Mr. Lark on the way home from the grocery store and he cried too. We might be big babies 😉 This was also the first time I tried 3 POVs, which allowed for a fun, twisted slant from the 3rd-wheel character.”

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  1. Starlet (February 2021)

Description: “Starlet” is a Romantic Mystery set in Hollywood’s Golden Age, right at the cusp of the Second World War. It includes both fictional and real-life characters like Clark Gable and Cecil B. DeMille. This standalone novel includes steamy scenes for mature readers only.

Synopsis: “A Star Is Strangled… Clara was Hollywood’s hottest rising star, until someone murdered her on the Paramount lot. I went to claim her body. The producers offered me a job instead. Clara and I may have looked like twins, but we’re nothing alike. 

She loved being splashed across the silver screen and the gossip pages, dating co-stars and gangsters. I’m just a broke student with a knack for languages. I took the job, but not because I care about finishing the film. I want to know what happened to my sister. 

I’m surrounded by jealous actresses, crazed fans, and ruthless directors. The only person I can trust is an off-duty detective who may be more distracting than helpful. I only have two weeks before the movie wraps. And I may be working right next to a killer…!”

Author’s additional notes: “Two of my favorite films are “La La Land” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, because they show how Hollywood can be a world unto itself, with its own history and culture. 

We all consume movies created there, without really understanding what it means to live and work in that space. I thought it would be fascinating to throw an outsider into that hotbed of glamor and sin, with the imperative of unearthing a secret that everyone else wants to keep buried…”

  1. Anastasia (December 2022)

Description: “Anastasia” is the fourth standalone novel by Sophie Lark. It’s not yet out but is available for pre-order already via Amazon and Kindle.

Synopsis: “July 17th, 1918… The Day I Lost Everything. A magician crushes my kingdom under his boot. I’m a princess without a crown. An old enemy my only ally. I lost my name a long time ago… But I’ll always be Anastasia.”

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