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A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

A Touch of Darkness

By Scarlett St. Clair


Fantasy, Romance, Smut, Mythology, Retellings

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A Modern Hades and Persephone Retelling

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.

My Thoughts:

Ok I absolutely LOVED this book!! This modern twist on classic Greek mythology was exactly what I needed... and this is a ~spicy~ book. I listened to the audiobook of it (which has an amazing narrator!) and quickly binged the entire thing.

First off, I loved the character of Persephone and how St. Clair made her character modern. The idea of the glamors and society knowing about the Gods and Goddesses was an interesting twist. Then comes Hades and I just knew I would love this character - the dark bad boy, if you read romance you just know what I mean. I could not wait for this romance to play out. I loved the beginning of their meeting and her realizing that she got caught in one of his games and her hatred for him.

The slow burn of the romance was almost killing me but then once it started I was even more hooked. The fact that it was not only an enemies-to-lovers sort of romance mixed with a forbidden love made it perfect. Over the course of the book, the MCs both really grow and have a good character progression.

Overall, definitely, a 5-star rating for me and I would recommend it to anyone who loves romance and Greek Mythology. I am looking forward to reading the next in the series and seeing what the author has in store for this couple.


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