Sunday, April 10, 2016


  Good Sunday all , I am sitting here with my peppermint mocha , thinking about the way an author can effect you reading . I found this author awhile ago and read her first book . It blew me away, it was dark and compelling and the characters were so complex . So I have read everything that she has put out . I must say DARK NOTES is her best work today . So let me introduce you to DARK NOTES by Pam Godwin. 

                            BOOK BLURB

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.

                         MY REVIEW
   What can I say , this book blew me out of the water . We all have had crushes our teachers when we were in school but this book takes it in a totally new direction . Ivory and Emeric are two people that are tough and hard when they are apart but when together they are like fire and ice . They are also from totally different worlds .  We see instant chemistry between the student and the teacher. They are drawn to each other and become obsessed with each other . They become student , teacher . master, sub and lovers . Will they survive or will they end up only hurting each other.
   This is one book that I couldn't put down, I had one of those up all night reading sessions . The author takes us on such a journey through this book .  I couldn't help but fall in love with Ivory and Emeric.  Ivory is such a complex girl. She has been through so much . Her family is non existent and she has been abused since she was 13 yrs old . But she has persevered and is about to graduate from a prestigious music academy. She is shunned and treated like dirt by all the snotty rich kids that go there. You see her struggle but survive and she stands strong among the rich kids.  She is a survivor . After she meets Emeric you see her change. He may be hard on her, she becomes more confidant and feels like she can take on the world .   She changes so much and becomes such a strong woman that you are blown away by her . Even in tragedy she is strong and won't let anyone hurt her and the ones she loves . Emeric is such a complex man. He is a gifted pianist and is so intense , you can feel it bouncing off the pages . He is cocky and talented , and has had his problems at another school . He is brought to Ivory's school to teach piano to the gifted children there. When we first meet him , he is  really cocky , thinking every woman wants him . Until he meets Ivory and then his protecting and his form of discipline . You see him become very protective and all alpha male when it comes to Ivory. He does everything to keep her safe and does everything in his power to make her, his . Even blackmail and maybe be a beating or two. He is all male and you will swoon over him and then maybe climb him like a spider monkey . 
      I loved this book as soon as I opened it . It is dark and complex with great characters . Trust me you will want to just take Ivory in your arms and hug her tight and tell her that life will be ok . Emeric one moment you want to punch him and the next moment you are wanting to climb him like a spider monkey .  Like all Pam's other books , you will ugly cry during parts of this book . Trust me ladies have Kleenex handy . That is one of the reasons why I love her books , the author draws out all kinds of emotions from us the readers . That is a sign of a great author when they can do that . This was the first teacher/student book that I have read and fell in love with . The story is powerful and yet very sexy at the same time .  So if you want a great book that will make you laugh, think and cry . This is the book for you . Check it out you will not be disappointed .

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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