Author: Pam Godwin
Published by Self-Published
Release Date April 5, 2016
Genres: BDSM, Dark Romance, Erotic Romance
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They call me a slut. Maybe I am.
Sometimes I do things I despise.
Sometimes men take without asking.
But I have a musical gift, only a year left of high school, and a plan.
With one obstacle.
Emeric Marceaux doesn’t just take.
He seizes my will power and bangs it like a dark note.
When he commands me to play, I want to give him everything.
I kneel for his punishments, tremble for his touch, and risk it all for our stolen moments.
He’s my obsession, my master, my music.
And my teacher.
Title: Dark Notes
Author: Pam Godwin
Release Date: April 5, 2016
You want to know what I loved about this story? Easy. Everything! I loved that for all the horrific actions that took place, behind it all was a beautiful love story. Yes, even with what some would call an inappropriate relationship due to the age difference and social standing, he being her teacher, when you really get to know the characters that all fades into background noise in the midst of a concerto.The was a story of a girl so strong yet so deprived of any comfort, love, or true affection and a man who’s heart was seemingly closed off to the possibility of being burned again. It was a story of starting over and chasing your dreams. It was a story of realizing who you were meant to be. It was a story of lust, passion, growth, strife, and ultimately love and acceptance. Acceptance for the unbelievable yet inevitable.
This is now the fourth book I’ve read by this author, and even with their severely dark undertones, she never fails to deliver a heart wrenching love story that sticks with you for days and weeks on end. Godwin gives you relatable characters no matter h situation they find themselves in. You crack the pages of her books and the world ceases to exist. You’re pulled into that universe and find yourself unable to do much of anything else until the story is over. If you’ve not yet had the pleasure of reading her stories, I highly recommend starting with her Eve books.
Back to the story at hand. I loved how there were no miscommunications in this book. From the beginning Emeric saw a bad situation and took immediate steps to rectify it. There was no faltering in his steps and it was truly refreshing to back away from the drama for a bit. Don’t get me wrong; there was definitely plenty of heartache for what Ivory goes through before and during Emeric, but as far as heartache between the two of them? Nope. Not a bit. I loved that they really took the time to get to know each other and didn’t lie to one another. I loved that whenever she tried to be evasive, he didn’t back down. Not only that, but he never made her feel shameful for her past, knowing most of it was beyond her control. He was her dark knight in shining armor, yet she saved him in her own way just as much. Seriously, I can’t say it enough.Make this your next read!