Sunday, February 2, 2014

ARC Review: The Darkest Joy by Marata Eros


Author: Marata Eros

Expected release date: February 18, 2014

Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense

Age Group: New Adult

Publisher:Simon & Schuster

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Book Description

A sexy and poignant new adult novel from New York Times bestseller Marata Eros, about two lost souls who find each other in the wake of tragedy, only to learn that love may not be enough to heal the wounds of a dark and tortured past...

Twenty year-old Brooke Starr has escaped the aftermath of a brutal tragedy by abandoning her music studies and moving north to take a summer position as a part-time deck hand on a deep-sea fishing boat. When her survivor’s guilt becomes unbearable, Brooke realizes there's only one thing she can do to finally erase the pain.

Deep sea fisherman, Chance Taylor, has just wrapped his guitar set at the local saloon when he sees the silhouette of a young woman in repose, the full moon highlighting her shadow as she plummets from a pier too high for diving... into water too cold to survive. Without thinking, he plunges in after her, saving Brooke from drowning.

As Chance works to save her from her own emotional fragility, Brooke finally begins to learn how to save herself. But when their chemistry begins to consume them, Brooke withdraws. She’s determined to be the master of her own destiny... until the past catches up with her in a cataclysmic plan so dark, so final... it threatens their love and their very lives.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author, editor, publisher, or Promo Host. This is my honest opinion about this book and I did not receive any monetary compensation for writing this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one.

My Rant: The Darkest Joy was a suspenseful and emotional journey. From the beginning you are hit with the horrors of Brooke's life and as you watch her drown in her emotion of loss, you feel he need to see her troubles through. Brooke is broken and the pieces that fell from the puzzle cannot be replaced. Affected by her misery Brooke moves to a small town where the people that live in that town are friendly and full with life. This new found town should be a good thing for Brooke but the pain builds to a point where it is unbearable until Chance. I so love him. Chance is missing a piece of himself as well but he thought he was filling that void until he met Brook and the chemistry between both characters collided. Two broken puzzles that come together to make one. The intimacy the build between the characters are enough to make you swoon, big time. The looming threat of the past hunts there future together which makes this romance all the worth reading. The are clues that are in the story but honestly I had no idea who or what was causing all the ruckus until the very thing Brooke held dear speared her in the neck. The hurt and pain is intense because Brooke had no idea that her attachments where the very thing that shattered her life.  What I liked about the story is that we got to have agent clearwater in this thrilling mystery. I was glad that after A Terrible Love he still had it in him to continue with the FBI. I like his character allot. Clearwater always brings a sense of safety with him, especially when he cares so much about the people he is deemed to protect.  Chance is a life saver in and out of the bedroom. His loyalty and dedication to the people he loves never wavers. He is the perfect gentleman although he has been deemed the player. Chance gave Brooke the reason to take a chance on life and when Brook grab his lifeline you think all is well. Tssk, Tssk, Marata does not do easy romance. The villain caused more heartache and its felt through the story but this angst helps Brooke to grow and let go and finally live her life. Persevering in the darkest joy is the only way to live. 

Overall I love this story the characters and the plot.  The wicked twist and turns and the exposed threat made me chew all my nails down to the skin. My nails look bad y'all really bad but thats what a good novel does to you. 

My Recommendation: 

I rated this book 5 out of 5 and would recommend it to anyone that enjoys a romance with a suspenseful twist. 

Marata Eros is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of dark, romantic new adult novels, including A Terrible Love and its companion novel A Brutal Tenderness. A passionate writer who loves interacting with her readers, Marata lives in South Dakota with her husband.

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