Book Review: A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

Title: A Touch of Darkness

By: Scarlett St.Clair

Genre: Romance/Paranormal

Pages: 438

Release Date: ay 23rd, 2019

Publisher: Scarlett St. Clair

Rating: ★★★★★

Steam Factor: 5 out of 5


Summary from Goodreads:

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.


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I know I said I was going to review A Touch of Ruin today, but I completely forgot that I didn't review the first book in the series.

Persephone is a goddess hiding among mortals. She wants to live a normal mortal life, but also escape her smothering mother cages. Of course, nothing screams normal like becoming a journalist at one of the larges news venues in all of New Athens. This to me seemed slightly, Clark Kentish, but it worked to move the plot forward. Nothing would make Persephone's new bosses happier than a juicy story on one of the top gods.

Our main heroin runs into good old Hades in his nightclub, and before she knows it, she has made a deal with him. The only thing this deal seems to be doing at first, is expose Persephone's failure as a goddess and how controlling Hades seems to be.

I find myself coming back to the same conclusion over and over again. If Persephone wasn't so vindictive and hardheaded, trouble wouldn't find her as much. She always seems to want to do the exact opposite of what she should do, and Hades is usually creeping around after her, showing up at the most wonderfully sexy times.

The steamy scenes are extremely graphic, so do not read if you are not into that kind of thing, but I really enjoyed following Persephone and Hades as they learned to understand each other, and in the end possibly fall in love. 

A spicy read, perfect to start off my May reading list. 


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