Review of Dark Desires (Dark Gothic #1) by Eve Silver

Dark Desires (Dark Gothic #1) by Eve Silver

Review: I’ve been hearing about this book/series for a while now, and I also heard it’s the book to read if your interested in Dark Gothic romance. At first I was intrigued by the summary of the book and this first one is free on Amazon e-books, so what the hell. I wasn’t even done with this book before I started searching for the rest and looking them up.

The mix of romance and mystery was my favorite, along with the plot pacing of the book. I am such a sucker for mysteries and romance and I love it when they are intertwined in a book or show. During the course of reading this I had so many theories, and of course I was only partially right. Also, this was such a heart pounding book, in the romance department and in the suspense (Gothic-ness going on here too).

Overall, I would have to say I had fun reading this and I really enjoyed that any of these books can be read out of order and that they are basically stand alone’s that wraps up all nicely in the end.


Favorite quote(s):

Is the pain very bad? he asked, his breath fanning her cheek, rousing the strangest sensations in her breast. No, Yes, she longed to say. Yes, the pain was very bad. The pain of lost dreams.

Unable to look away, she stared at Damien’s hands, as he poured more water to rinse away the soap. She wondered what it would feel like to have those hands on her thigh, touching her skin. She could almost feel the glide of them, wet and slick with soap, moving over her in a silky caress.

I only meant that I  think there are women who do many things, brave things, necessary things. Those women bear children.


And I think your colleague was wrong. I think women are capable of many things.

He had shown her only kindness,. Her eyes met his and she saw the flame of desire flicker there, banked but not squelched. He had shown her only kindness, she reiterated silently, kindness and the barely leashed power of his desire.

The inspector’s lips curled in a hard smile. Your kitten has claws, Cole. I am no one’s kitten, Darcie said firmly. But I do have claws. And intelligence enough to recognize a man’s innocence.

Would I? Reread? I’m not sure at the moment. Read more of this series? Yes. Recommend to others? Yes. Read more from this author? Maybe.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Edition: Kindle Edition, 352 pages.

Romance. Historical Romance. Gothic. Mystery. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published November 24th 2013 (first published November 1st 2005).

Summary: Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr. Damien Cole. Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he’s a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate, where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer. As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien, she must also deal with the blood, the disappearances … and the murders.

With her options dwindling and time running out, Darcie must rely on her instincts as she confronts the man she falling in love with. Is he an innocent and misunderstood man … or a remorseless killer who prowls the East End streets?

Note: All books in the Dark Gothic series can be read as stand-alone novels.

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