A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett st Clair

You will have seen I shared with you at the beginning of the month my TBR for January and how I only shared with you two books in the plain of sticking to it… This has gone out the window since picking up four other books during a trip to london. So my 2O23 TBR has started and we know that it is just going to continue to increase.

I picked up A Touch Of Darkness on the 14th of January and finished reading it the afternoon of the 15th and wow do I feel the need to unpack a lot of this book. Strap yourselves in my loves its another book review.

*Warning there are some spicy sections in this book*

So the thing is my bestest bish recommended this book to me and was like hey you wont be able to put it down and I was like hmm I not sure about that. Can confirm she knows me so well. I literally picked the book up at 5pm and finished it at lunch time the next day with limited sleep breaks.

Synopsis:

Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist.

Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible.

After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever.

The bet does more than expose Persephone’s failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows—and it’s forbidden.

Thoughts:

A Touch of Darkness is a modern day retelling of the Hades and Persephone story. Now I am going to be honest I forgot it was a series and I really should have got the whole series cause now I need to know more.

Persephone has chosen to live in the mortal world. With a kick ass roommate may I add. Due to her mothers ‘over protective, slightly ridiculous nature’ She has been sheltered her whole life and doesn’t believe her powers exist. She is almost looking for somewhere to exist and belong.

She is in college, hiding as a mortal and studying to be a Journalist. Which if you know me you will know im automatically a fan. Her mother (of course) has given her strict instructions to avoid all gods/goddesses… Including most obviously Hades. However our darling Persephone is a inquiziative and very intrigued by him and whether he is as bad as she has been told he is.

There is so much mystery to him and the fact he owns many clubs and casinos, has her intrigued by the bets he would make with the mortals.

The thing is I knew the moment Hades left his mark on her arm, I was already obsessed and in love with the book and lets be real a little obsessed with their relationship.

There is many a spicy scene between our Hades and Persephone, with this being said they were not an uncomfortable read and I loved this. I was hooked.

There were a few occasions I could feel myself disliking Hades but those feelings left almost instantly any time she returned to him.

Star Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

2023 starting off strong with two 5 star reviews… will this continue only one way to find out… on to the next book.

Have you read A Touch Of Darkness? What was you thoughts?

Love Always,

Gee xoxo

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