The Darkest Joy by Marata Eros
A sexy and poignant new adult novel from New York Times bestseller Marata Eros, about two lost souls who find each other in the wake of tragedy, only to learn that love may not be enough to heal the wounds of a dark and tortured past…
Twenty year-old Brooke Starr has escaped the aftermath of a brutal tragedy by abandoning her music studies and moving north to take a summer position as a part-time deck hand on a deep-sea fishing boat. When her survivor’s guilt becomes unbearable, Brooke realizes there’s only one thing she can do to finally erase the pain.
Deep sea fisherman, Chance Taylor, has just wrapped his guitar set at the local saloon when he sees the silhouette of a young woman in repose, the full moon highlighting her shadow as she plummets from a pier too high for diving… into water too cold to survive. Without thinking, he plunges in after her, saving Brooke from drowning.
As Chance works to save her from her own emotional fragility, Brooke finally begins to learn how to save herself. But when their chemistry begins to consume them, Brooke withdraws. She’s determined to be the master of her own destiny… until the past catches up with her in a cataclysmic plan so dark, so final… it threatens their love and their very lives.
There is something so dark, so sexy, so erotic, and a web of suspense and storytelling spun flawlessly throughout the pages of The Darkest Joy. From the first words I read…I’m a goner. Completely submerged and engrossed in the journey to where the words lead me. A story that will captivate you and have you guessing until the very end. Delve into the lives of Chance Taylor and Brooke Starr, read their thoughts, feel their emotions as their love story radiates off the pages. Feel the connection between Chance and Brooke that is so real, so strong, it’s almost tangible. A love story that is raw, edgy, intriguing, full of suspense, full of hope, and has you believing that “joy in the darkness” can be found.
On a side note: I loved that Agent Clearwater was part of this story and the reference made to Cas and Jewell from A Terrible Love and A Brutal Tenderness (two of my favorite books) and to know that Agent Clearwater is getting his own story is fantastic. One I look forward to reading.
The Darkest Joy is so addictive that once you start reading, you won’t put it down until you’ve reached the end, it is just that good!!
~ 5 ~ Joy in the Darkness ~ Stars