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! Dark Notes (Stand-alone). Acclaimed pianist & teacher Emeric Marceaux's unapologetic pursuit & seduction of his student!
"We need each other, not because our bodies fit so well together. But because our hearts beat the same tune, for the same reason."
Dark Notes (stand-alone) is a forbidden teacher-student romance, but it's so much more than that.
It's an erotic tale of sexual awakening, the simmering slow build-up of Emeric's seduction and sexual corruption of Ivory, if you will. But it's also about coping with secrets and painful past, such as rape and abuse and the healing and the self-reflection that comes with.
Emeric Marceaux, prodigal son, heir to an empire, acclaimed pianist and an off-limit high school music teacher.
Eleven words to describe Emeric: Entitled, unabashed, commanding, devious, secretive, elusive, careless, ruthless, in-control, nurturing and refined.
Though Emeric is playing student Ivory Westbrook like a violin, it's her who controls the story or rather Emeric's obsession with her.
I felt her, I bled her tragic past. Yet I wanted to be her partly for her sexual charisma that unbeknownst to her oozed off the pages. But mostly because she had his attention, his fascination and his love
Seven words to describe Ivory: resilient, strong, reflective, naïve, humble, meek and enchanting.
I was captivated by the amazingly wonderful Ivory who wrapped herself around my heart and the enigmatic Emeric in his unapologetic pursuit of Ivory despite the destruction their affair could cause.
Plus their story has that X factor, the secret ingredients of Pam Godwin's spellbinding storytelling; just the right amount of sexual tension, sizzling (BDSM) erotica, angst, darkness, suspense and danger with a pinch of secrets and betrayal simmering to perfection.
Dark Notes, told from dual POVs is butterflies-in-your-belly good. It's un-put-downable addictive. I'm highly recommending.
"This brutal man is my home. His hell is my heaven. I'm his Ivory, and he's my darkest note."
Hero rating: 5 stars
Heroine rating: 5 stars
Sexual tension rating: 5++ stars
Sex scenes rating: 4.5 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 4.5 stars
Plot rating: 5 stars
Dialogue rating: 5 stars
Storytelling rating: 5 stars
Story ending rating: 4 stars
Overall rating: 5 stars
Would I recommend this book: Yes.
Would I re-read this book: Yes!
Would I read future books by this author: Yes.
Thanks to everyone who participated in DARK book ShhLYT(F)BR on Shh. https://goo.gl/N6K5xH
ARC provided to me by author Pam Godwin in exchange for an honest review.
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.