Tragic Beauty by Iris Ann Hunter is the First book in the "Beauty & The Darkness " series.
Shayne McAllister is a rich and powerful man who has always wanted Ava. When her father got sick and fell into hard times, Ava came to him. Ava was just sixteen years old when she made a deal with Shayne for his 'help'. Now 5 years later her father has past and its time to 'pay' Shayne back. But he agrees to give her a three day grace period at her father cemetery. Ava knows there is no getting out of her deal with him but as a young women who hasn't had any boyfriends because Shayne would do them harm she wants one night before she has to go to him.
On that one night head out of town the car she barrow breaks down leaving her stranded on a rainy dark road. But then a strange car pulls up and offers to help her. Ava has never seen him before but she finds him really handsome. We learn that his name is Gavin and he takes care of getting her car fix and takes her to his home. Ava ends up getting her one night but when she walks away it ends up making Gavin know that he wants more than just one night.
This is a very dark romance with some hard scenes that some might find very upsetting but it is very well written and that makes is hard to put down. This does end with a soft type cliffhanger to set you up for the next installment into their lives.