My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Dark Notes by Pam Godwin ~ 4.5 Stars
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.
Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Dark notes is seriously one hot tamale erotic romance. This is the first time I have read Pam Godwin’s novels and I have to say I really fell for her writing style – flawless. However, you have to really go into the story with an open mind. This is a student/teacher romance where the heroine is 17 years old and her master is 10 years her senior.
“The thing I value most doesn’t cost a dime, yet it seems to be the hardest for people to give.”
Ivory is from the wrong side of the track. She lives in severe poverty with a loser of a mother and brother. The only thing she loves is her cat. Ivory is talented… a piano prodigy. She was able to go a prestigious music school thanks to her father’s arrangement before he passed. Ivory went through a very dark childhood – it really broke my heart the amount of abuse and injustice she suffered. But Ivory isn’t fragile and she does not falter to cruelty – she does what she must to survive. Judge all we want – but until we walk a mile in some else shoes… we never can tell – my opinion only 🙂
Emeric is a young and sexy new music professor. He too has a colorful past that ended his previous career as a Dean. Emeric saw the talent in Ivory right away. He is Ivory’s only ticket to Leopold Conservatory in New York or not … No doubt, Ivory has the talent but she will need his recommendation. Well, the trouble is Emeric saw more than beauty and talent in the young student – he saw someone who was a submissive. There you go people … I will leave the rest to your sweet imagination!
“I died somewhere between my release and his. And now I know how it feels to be alive.”
As I said before, this story is highly addictive but not for the faint of heart. Given her age and Ivory’s history, how Emeric interacts with Ivory can be controversial. Me? I DID NOT care and if that makes me a sick fuck so be it Emeric rescued Ivory from an incredibly horrid situation, he cares, provides, and protects her – that’s all I need. The author did a great job with their chemistry though because it does not feel rushed or forced but rather natural how the two fall for each other. Their relationship is quite intense and beyond sexy. The plot is unique, captivating my attention right away, and the writing flows effortlessly from beginning until the end. There is some element of suspense but for the most part it’s just sensual, gritty, and addicting. I will be looking forward to more stories from Pam Godwin. Highly recommended! ❤
View all my reviews