Wednesday, April 6

*** RELEASE BLITZ, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY *** Dark Notes by Pam Godwin


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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My Review

Scorching. Intense. Dark. Emotional. Forbidden. Utterly captivating.

Dark Notes is a student-teacher standalone that took my expectations and threw them out the window. With it's slow build, palpable sexual tension, and unexpected developments, the blurb only hints at the brilliance that is to come. Pam Godwin wrote a completely unique love story that I could never have expected giving me another book to add to my favorites. 

Ivory Westbrook is a 17 year old piano virtuoso from the bad part of town trying to find a way to survive her final year at a prestigious preforming arts prep school. She's got her sights set on graduating and securing an exclusive spot at Leopold, the highest ranking university in the country. But after losing her talented and successful piano playing father at 13, she has become the definition of survivor. With abusive home life including her drug addicted mother and deadbeat older brother, Ivory is both wise beyond her years and yet incredibly innocent. She's been used and abused but with the light at the end of the tunnel, she just has to survive her new piano teacher and mentor Mr. Emeric Marceaux. 

Emeric is starting over. After a scandalous exit as dean from his old school, he's teaching again back in his home town. With demons chasing him, he finds Ivory to be everything he could want but completely out of his reach. Fighting his attraction and desire for Ivory is a losing battle and one he doesn't even want to fight. When their chemistry reaches stratospheric levels, Ivory and Emeric embark on a dark and taboo affair that could level them each in turn. 

There was nothing I didn't love about this story. As I've read every single book Pam has ever published, I know her to be a brilliantly talented author. This book proved that once again. Dark Notes may be one of her sexiest books to date. Ivory and Emeric were electric together but also so incredibly sweet. The slow burn was paced perfectly leaving with earnest anticipation. The story took unexpected twists and turns and was so beautifully crafted that the development felt real and natural. It included Pam's unique dark twists but in unexpected ways. This may be a student-teacher storyline but it didn't really feel like I was reading about a high school student. There was way more depth in Ivory and Emeric's story than your average taboo relationship. I fell in love with Ivory's strength and Emeric's inner battle and with their wonderfully scripted love story. I didn't want it to end. Pam Godwin has secured her reign as one of my all time favorite authors as she can twist me all up and yet give me exactly what I didn't know I needed.

Reviewed by Paige 

★★☆ 5 "Captivated" Stars ☆★★ 

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Author Bio

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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