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Dark Notes by Pam Godwin REVIEW

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Dark Notes by Pam Godwin REVIEW

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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Review

Dark Notes is an erotic and forbidden story – an affair between 17 year old music prodigy Ivory Westbrook and her piano teacher, Mr Emeric Marceaux. If there is one thing Pam Godwin can deliver, it’s a tantalising tale of fuck-hot dirty sex to go alongside a fantastic and well thought out plotline.

“It’s against the law. You’re my teacher!”
“You’re my girl. That’s the only law you need to worry about.”

Ivory is a student at Le Moyne, a very expensive school that specialises in performing arts. Her speciality is the piano, but her extreme talent is often looked over by her snobby classmates and head teacher, for the simple fact that she is poor and from the wrong side of town.

“She’s a little lost lamb among a pack of cutthroat wolves.”

I immediately connected with this feisty and sassy heroine from the get-go, she was such a survivor and mature beyond her years. When she meets the highly sexual and intensely alpha Mr Marceaux and discovers that he will be tutoring her daily for four hours, alone – she knows that he is going to change her life just by his commanding presence.

Emeric is immediately drawn to Ivory, and his protective streak gets tested early on when he realises that she is barely surviving in her dark and unfair world. He is a man who knows what he wants and makes no excuses.

“Beyond my hunger for discipline and pleasure, I feel this deep aching desire to provide for her in all ways.”

I absolutely loved these two together, they were a perfect match and despite the 10 year age difference they fit so well together and needed each other in different ways. The chemistry between them was almost too intense, I loved how the author dragged out these moments, and didn’t rush anything.

“Nothing is inconceivable, and everything is possible. The proof is in the magic of music.”

Emeric’s parents were a fabulous addition to the story, and it made such a refreshing change to read about a hero who has such dark tastes but comes from such a normal and well-balanced family.

A super sexy read with a suspenseful plot and great characters with depth. Loved it.

Dark Notes is a standalone dark and forbidden romance, told in dual POV

ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Images featured in this review were created by me using stock images either purchased from deposit photo or from free stock sites.

About the Author

Pam Godwin

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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