Alex has led a life full of wealth, privilege and opportunity. An accomplished doctor, she’s always followed a very safe path and that has always been enough. She’s always done everything that was expected of her. And its worked out pretty well – until now… Jake has led a life full of violence, power and darkness in the gritty underworld of London’s east end. Respected and feared, he’s forged a life for himself in a world he’s always felt apart from. A world he knows he doesn’t want to live in forever. A world he knows he won’t survive in forever. When one fateful night brings them both together, an instant attraction draws them into a strong obsession. One that neither of them is able to deny. One that neither of them wants to deny. Jake knows he has to have her, and Alex knows she shouldn’t let him. If Jake could only open up to Alex about the dark parts of his life she may just be the very one who can save him from it. Though they are worlds apart – it might just be the very thing that makes them perfect for each other..
I had the pleasure of reading this years perfect dark romance! After a stab to the neck, Jake Lawrence, a respected criminal, is dragged to a surgery in hopes to receive quick help…. until he hears her voice.
„Then she speaks. My body relaxes instantly. She confirms she´s a doctor before ushering us both inside. Her voice is calm and low, and sort of husky and reminds me of the soft contented purr of a cat.“ – Jake
Alex Marlowe, a beautiful, middle class doctor, thought her life was simple and quiet until the night Jake entered the surgery and confused her little normal world. What happens after Alex and Jake meet is so captivating and exciting it had my heart speeding at an abnormal pace.
So God help me- I loved this story.
When opposites collide a catastrophe is bound to happen. And that is exactly what happened with Alex and Jake. Their characters couldn´t have been more different, yet they found a way to make things work between them, despite the events that threatened to tear them apart. I have to say that Jake is one of the best fictional bad-boys I´ve come across in a long time.
Scarlette Drake created the perfect and believable „Don´t fuck with me“ Hero. I mean- Jake Lawrence had the attitude, the language, the moves and the looks. And above all- Jake was passionate. What more could I ask for in a bad-boy? Alex was exactly what I´ve been looking for in a female character. She was….normal. She had the tendency to over-think alot….but what woman doesn´t over-think to much? Perfect.
It was much to my delight that this book gave me exactly what I crave for while reading. Angst, sex ( and you better get that bucket of ice ready because the sex in this story is worth it. All I´m gonna say is: The stairs) and of course, the struggle to keep a relationship work. An absolute MUST READ about love, secrets and wild passion! No one should miss out on this one.
The Cover- 4 stars ( It´s dark, it´s simple, and it gives nothing away from the story)
The Story- 5 stars ( A dark, edgy, very well written romance)
The Characters- 5 stars ( very well developed. Very realistic.)
My emotional state after finishing this story- I´m total mess. Can´t decide if I should be utterly pissed off because it had a cliffhanger, or extremely excited that there will be a second book. Since this story touched all my emotional buttons I´m giving this one a full star rating.
I´m giving `A Dark Fall` by the extremely talented Scarlette Drake 5 out of 5 stars ( and so many more)
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