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.
*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***
Dark Notes by Pam Godwin was a captivating read. I adored Ivory, and my heart went out to her as I started to discover what she had suffered and what she was going through just to try and keep her dream and love of playing music alive. She was broken, but at the same time a fighter with great determination.
“At seventeen, I don’t know a lot about the world, but I find that being unwanted and unhappy is harder to endure than having nothing to eat”
I like Emeric and at first, I didn’t want too as I questioned his actions towards Ivory, but the was just something about him his charisma, he was captivating with his words and actions. By the ended I loved him especially for all the things he did and was willing to do for Ivory. Their connection was emotional, deep, intense, and strong. Their interactions were hot, kinky, controlled, musical, and passionate.
“She’s in my veins, fiery and weightless. She’s in my head, like a whisper of promise. She’s in my heart softening it, mending it, and making it pump again”
“Just looking at him feels like I’m inhaling a lungful of fire. Because he’s dangerous, and he seems to know this too”
As a teacher/ student story, I did have preconceived ideas about how I thought the story was going to go. Yes, it is a forbidden loved story, but it more than that. Therefore for the most part the storyline was different from what I was expecting.
“Christ, this girl… She’s my music, my place in this life, my part in it all”
Pam’s writing style, her characters, the twists and turns, the emotions, and wanting to know how it was going to end for Ivory and Emeric sucked me in from start to finish.If you like Pam Goodwin, student/teacher romances, forbidden and love dark stories then I recommend you read Dark Notes as I thoroughly enjoyed this it.
“This brutal man is my home. His hell is my heaven. I’m his Ivory, and he’s my darkest note. No matter what happen, I will never resent this. I will never regret him”
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.
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