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*favorite* BOOK REVIEW: Dark Notes by Pam Godwin


Title: Dark Notes
Series: (Standalone)
Author: Pam Godwin
Genre: Dark Contemporary Erotic Romance
Rating: *favorite* 5-Stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: Yes
Blog: HERE
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.


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Ivory Westbrook has been called many things—poor, unworthy, slut, shameful, dirty. But what she's never been called—not by a man, not since her father died—is love. And that's exactly the word, the feeling, Ivory aches to to experience...even though the past has been nothing but pain, hurt, hate, and blame.
She's a little lost lamb among a pack of cutthroat wolves.
But with the soul-deep determination to make her future brighter by graduating from the prestigious Le Moyne Academy to attend Leopold, an elite, highly-selective music college, Ivory plans do any dark, disgraceful deed needed to achieve her musical dreams.

Emeric Marceaux may call himself many things—commanding, wicked, forceful, conniving, unabashed. But what he's never called himself is controlled. Not even when his career—his well-deserved reputation as a highly-refined teacher—is tarnished with betrayal. But controlled is exactly what Emeric becomes when a tall, voluptuous, sexy-as-sin seventeen-year-old student walks into his classroom, ready to be taught...
This isn’t a job. It’s a creditable use of my need to influence and dominate, a place where I can discipline weaknesses, mold trustful minds, and inspire students with my passion for music.
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Dark Note's heroine was inspiring. Coming from a poor background, Ivory had to make hard decisions to survive in this often hard, always cruel, world—and many of those decisions were not the pretty kind.
She’s made for me, to be instructed and punished and enjoyed...
But you know what? I loved Ivory for it all, her bad past, her painful choices. It made her strong, a survivor, in the way the world had tried to drag her asunder—but she kept smiling, kept making beautiful music, kept going on when all hope might be lost.

The exquisite cadence pulses pulses through me, awakening sensations I've never felt, composing a melody I've never heard.
Sweet merciful fuck, Pam Godwin created a hell of a Hero. Or Anti-Hero? Emeric definitely had characteristics of both, and I think that's what attracted me to him. His disregard of anyone else, his crude, rude, spiteful, and downright hellish nature was a beautiful war against his absolute, complete, and terrible love for Ivory.

It was enthralling, hypnotic, and gorgeous to read.
She’s in my veins, fiery and weightless. She’s in my head, like a whisper of promises. She’s in my heart, softening it, mending it, and making it pump again.
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In Dark Notes Pam Godwin wrote perfection, as always—there was a beat of darkness thumping between each page that intrigued, excited, titillated, entwined with an unforgettable melody of hurts-so-good lust and to-kill-for love that held me mesmerized by Mr. Marceaux's desires.
"I want you naked, sitting at my piano and rolling your hips like you're fucking the notes."
With its overwhelming emotions, shocking originality, deep sensuality, and intensely beautiful writing, Dark Notes recorded over all other seemingly-similar books, easily singing itself onto my heart as my all-time favorite forbidden, student/teacher erotic romance.

Honestly, I promise, Mr. Marceaux. *wink* ♥

This book will be the song stuck in your head that you'll never want to let go of.
The tempo of our breaths. The drum of our heartbeats. The crackle in the air. The exquisite cadence pulses through me, awakening sensations I've never felt, composing a melody I've never heard. Our hypnotic, dark notes.

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Hero: 5-Stars+
Heroine: 5-Stars+
Romance: 5-Stars+
Sex: 5-Stars+
Plot: 5-Stars+
Dialogue: 5-Stars+
Writing: 5-Stars+

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*PS: I was given an copy of this book. But I do solemnly swear that I am up to...good. ;) This is a fair and honest review of this book, pinky promise.*