My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Attention ladies your next forbidden romance is right here. Dark Notes by Pam Godwin was sinfully perfect in every sense of the way. Student/teacher romance has rarely been so arousing. My advice would be to read this when you are alone or in any case NOT in a public space
"It’s universally known that the more forbidden something is, the more desirable it becomes."
By the time Mrs Godwin has built the sexual tension between Ivory & Emeric you won't be able to put your kindle down because you'll be in need to know what will happen between these two. And believe me a lot is happening!
I don't really want to tell you the specifics about the characters because while reading you will discover them quickly. The storyline, the plot is developed within the first chapters and your main focus will be to know how Ivory & Emeric relation is going to evolve.
“Sometimes you love people you shouldn’t, and in the endless space of that love, nothing else matters.”
Dark Notes is a journey of self discovery, of pursuing your dreams and believing in them but it's also a book about sexual initiation where trust is valuable.
You know by now how I love a good alpha man and when you mix it with a dominant, it's even better. The particularity of Emeric was how caring andprotective he was. He might claim himself as not a gentle lover but all his other actions are considerate, kind and thoughtful.
Ivory was a character I liked right away because she was the type of girl to get back on her feet whatever was thrown her way. Believe me she had a rough life and she only is seventeen.
" I want to connect with a man the way I want my music to connect with an audience. Emotionally. Profoundly. Innately. I want this with someone who cares."
For those who might be worried about the bdsm, I would reassure you in telling you it's quite light. Emeric &Ivory connection goes beyond that. As I said before their relation is based on trust. My favorite aspect of their relation was certainly how honest they are with each other. With taboo book like this one you would can a lot of angst but it wasn't the case here. And I have to admit I did enjoy that part most of all.
In two books which are very different from one another, Pam Godwin showed me how talented she was, how she can write to perfection. She captivated me to the point I got lost in her words when chaos was around me... and that might tell you everything you need to know ;)
"We aren’t just a teacher and student, a Dom and submissive, a man and woman. “We’re a timeless concerto.” I kiss his lips. “A musical masterpiece.”
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Utterly Exquisite STARS
Wow, I'm in awe of Pam Godwin. This was my first read from this gifted author and it was truly outstanding. The writing, GAH! So lyrical, beautiful and mesmerizing. This was not only one seriously sexy read but also captivating and titillating!
I truly got so swept up in this story, lost in the lyrically magical words, imagery and the depth of soul in these characters. I connected with this book on many levels. I love dark reads, dominant alphas, forbidden love, a strong heroine and a passionate love…this story had it all.
On top of all of this, Pam crafted this tale like a musical masterpiece with the notes perfectly arranged and beautifully delivered. I love music, all genres, from classical to rock to alternative to jazz, and all of this shone through in this dark story between teacher and student.
“All you need is a moment...This brutal man is my home. His hell is my heaven. I’m his Ivory, and he’s my darkest note.”
“In the right hands, the piano can steal the soul.”
Ivory Westbrook is a musical prodigy attending a prestigious private school, one of the best in the country. She's living in a dark and dangerous world where to survive she must do despicable things and endure some horrific acts. Ivory is not fragile. She's strong, resilient and one formidable heroine.
Emeric Marceaux, a gifted professional pianist and new music teacher at Ivory's school, is one sexy, dark, dominant man. He arrives amidst whispers of his misconduct at his previous school and was hired by the headmistress solely for what he can do for her son. One look at Ivory and Emeric knows he's in trouble. These two have an intense and undeniable chemistry that plays a haunting, forbidden and sensual song.
Despite the risk, both are unable to stay away from each other and together, they embark on an adventurous, raw and sexy journey that had me spellbound.
“She’s the strongest emotion I’ve ever felt.”
This was dark, gritty and also beautiful. And the characters were so complex. The way Emeric plays Ivory's body and soul was deliciously naughty and oh so good. And despite the age difference and that Emeric is the teacher, Ivory truly has all the power. The balance between fragility and strength, dominance and submission, light and dark was evident throughout this flawlessly composed story.
“We need each other, not because our bodies fit so well together. But because our hearts beat the same tune, for the same reason.”
I don't feel like I've done this book justice. I can say that this is one of my favourite reads for 2016 and I'll definitely be reading more Pam Godwin. Must Read!!
**ARC generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review.**
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.