Another review???? I KNOW, RIGHT?!
I’m cheating a bit and using reviews I had already wrote on Goodreads! As I’ve mentioned before I rate every single book I read on Goodreads and I try to say at least a little bit about them (unless I’m in a hurry). I’m actually Brazil’s number 5 reviewer on GR, how cool is that???!
Anyways, here is my review of Love Me in the Dark, the last book Mia Asher released. I absolutely LOVE Mia’s books and this one was different than all of the books she’s written before!
Two strangers in Paris …
One passionate, earth-shattering kiss.
He was the artist upstairs
with the tantalizing smile and laughing eyes.
He was the devil inviting me to sin,
seducing me to dance in the bright moonlight.
He was desire and need.
When he touched me, my body sang.
My soul came alive.
But I belonged to another man,
and he didn’t want to let me go.
MY RATING: 4.5 “Petit Chouette” Stars
***ARC received in exchange of an honest review***
You know the kind of author you can always trust to deliver a good book? Well, Mia Asher is one of those for me. I’ve been reading her books since she started (in fact Arsen was my first review on my blog), and I can always counton her to deliver a well-written, well-thought and addictive story.
I didn’t read the synopsis, as always, but with authors I trust implicitly that is not a problem at all, just the opposite. I went in all blind and at 12% I was more than hooked!
When a book hooks you before 10% it’s a sign things will (more oftenly than not) go well! And that was the case with Love Me in the Dark.
This book is different than Mia’s other books and for what she’s know for. It’s not angst packed and it’s very romantic. Although, in my opinion, a slow burn kind of love is its own form of angst, which again, I LOVE!
This book could have gone in a whole other direction, it could have been super angty and darker, but Mia chose the exact ammount of drama to make it different than her other books. It’s not overly dramatic, because Valentina and Sébastien’s story didn’t need it.
What I most like in this book is that even though it’s a very romantic kind of book, it’s still “different”, it’s fresh and it brings something new to the genre. With so many authors a book like this could be mushy and fluffy and a cliché fest, but in Mia’s more than capable hands, it turned out to be the exact kind of romantic, “sweet” (the good kind) and “lighter” book I enjoy reading.
It actually has substance and a story behind the characters. A story would have loved to see more of, because I enjoyed it immensely, I finished it in about 2 hours and I didn’t see the time passing! I’m not the kind of reader who needs (and asks for) an epilogue in every book she reads, but in this one I wouldn’t have said no, because I didn’t want to see it ending (although I loved how it ended)! 🙂
I love that it focuses on the characters present although it has some flashbacks that will give some insights to who and how so e characters are today. Mia could have detailed a lot about most of the characters and made it a lot more angst (she writes angst so expertly), but I love how this particular story turned out to be. How it focused on their now instead of dwelling on their past!
Love Me in the Dark is a story that will bring elements of romance that make the best kind of love stories, like chance encounters and late night talks. But it’s still fresh and it’s no cliché. With characters we can connect with and their easy-to-relate stories, you can’t help but be swept over your feet by this love story.
Mainly set in the most romantic of cities, Love Me in the Dark will make you swoon and smile and it’ll definitely grip your attention and make you fall in love with Valentina and Sébastien (specially him)! It’ll show you that love can be found in the most unexpected times and places, even if we’re leaving in the dark, love will shed some light and make everything clearer!
It’s been harder than ever finding good and “different” reads in the community (indie or not indie) and I love when a book reminds me why I keep looking for them, like Love Me in the Dark did! I’ve been reading so many fantasy books lately that finding a great contemporary like this one really made my day! I’m not getting every new release out there like I used to, so for me this makes this book even more special!
I’m really looking forward to more of Mia’s books. She’s an author I can gladly wait for books!