My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I am very privileged to have come across this book, Dark Love is the perfect paranormal romance read, it contains all the essential ingredients to make this indeed a very entertaining story, however what amazes me the most is the writer; Olivia Howe is an independent author, she is only 19 years old and has managed to captivate me with her style of writing, there is definitely a lot of talent; For Olivia is paramount to let the readers know that before writing this book she had been struggling with severe depression and anxiety, and writing Dark Love was a healing ingredient to overcome this illness, she is not afraid to expose that about herself, on the contrary she embraces that fact and has included this very delicate topic as part of her story, the lead character Nina is recovering from the same illness after the death of her father.
From the very first page we are drawn into the plot, 2 sisters who share a powerful bond and are desperately trying to rebuild their lives after their terrible loss are attempting to go back to their every day routines so they go back to school where destiny awaits them in the form of the Madsen brothers Andrew and William, the attraction between both couples is instantaneous and irresistible, but unfortunately just when things seem to be looking up reality couldn't be further from the truth as the brothers are hiding a dark secret, a secret that will have an impact in all their lives.
The book has great fluidity, there is plenty of romance, and drama and the dialogue is engaging, there were unexpected twists and turns within the plot. One particular thing I liked was that Olivia wasn't afraid to take a gamble writing some parts of the book in a monologue style as our lead keeps entries in a diary, but this actually payed off as those parts in the book were extremely heartfelt and I cant help but think there might be some of her essence written between those lines, and for that she has my complete admiration, she has set the foundation for what will be an incredible series and I can't wait to read the next instalment.
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