Dark Desires

Dark Desires An alternate cover edition can be found here Betrayed by those she trusted penniless and alone Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares as assistant to dangerously attract

  • Title: Dark Desires
  • Author: Eve Silver
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • An alternate cover edition can be found here.Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr Damien Cole Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he s a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate, where she quickly discovers that nothingAn alternate cover edition can be found here.Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr Damien Cole Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he s a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate, where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien, she must also deal with the blood, the disappearances and the murders.With her options dwindling and time running out, Darcie must rely on her instincts as she confronts the man she falling in love with Is he an innocent and misunderstood man or a remorseless killer who prowls the East End streets This edition contains a brand new, never before seen epilogue.

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    1. A thick gray wall of fog hovered over the damp stones of Hanbury Street, carrying the stink of old blood and rotting entrails.I read this for my Gothic square in Halloween Bingo.I got this free from , as a free book, super pleased. The beginning felt a little jerky but once the flow started, I was really enjoying it. As far as it being part of a Gothic series, it had a nice spooky feel with mystery and many questions regarding people and their maybe/maybe not murderous leanings. There's a little [...]

    2. Darcie is destitute. She has two choices, either become a prostitute or a maid for a dark and dangerous doctor. She chooses to be a maid for Dr. Damien Cole. He's a very mysterious man who keeps odd hours, receives odd deliveries in the middle of the night, and has a workshop laboratory in the carriage house that no one is permitted to enter. Darcie's imagination + the gossip of a fellow maid makes for some very creepy assumptions of what the doctor is doing. Darcie is promoted from maid to assi [...]

    3. When I was much younger the selection of romances is not what it is today. Basically you had a choice of 'bodice rippers', the classics, some contemporaries, the gothics and a few Regencies. I enjoyed reading gothics because of the romance and mystery. Velda Johnston was one of my favorite authors and THE LATE MRS. FONSELL comes to mind. DARK DESIRES reminds me of the Victorian romances of the 1970's but with more steam and a crisper edge.Our moody hero, Damien Cole, has secrets. He is a doctor [...]

    4. Deliciously GothicDark Desire had all the makings of a great gothic novel. Damien is a brooding, secretive and seemingly haunted man. A doctor that secrets himself in his laboratory. Darcie is running for her life. She too has secrets and fears. She is sent to Damien for help. She finds him to be more than she expected. He is beautiful and she feels drawn to him. Even after being warned against him. A wonderful tense read that has sweet moments and hints of hopefulness. White chapel is searching [...]

    5. Tepid & predictable. It might be more palatable if you're new to gothic romance in general, but don't be fooled if you're a hardened genre fangirl. Despite the tension of the cover blurb, this is a toothless read; lots & lots of Feelz examined in the uber-dramatic language of soul-searing schmoopy romance, all serious violence off-page or related after the fact, & an extremely beta hero. The heroine was a dingbat who constantly drew the wrong conclusions -- not because of red herring [...]

    6. I really enjoyed this. My only issue would have been the power gap between the H and h. However, I managed to get over this as Damien was a good beta and was nothing but kind (while still managing to be dark) to Darcie, and treated everyone with respect. I also assumed there was an age gap, as Darcie was only 20 and Damien was a doctor, but his age was never explicitly stated. Generally I don't enjoy age gaps as a personal preference, so I thought I'd mention it.This was a dark and dirty romance [...]

    7. I started out really liking this book - had a dark, gothic atmosphere. The heroine started out meek then got stronger as the book went along and the hero, though mysterious, was revealed to the heroine one layer at a time. He didn't tell about himself, just stepped back to let her find out for herself and I appreciated that.However, toward the end, the suspicions the heroine had for the hero got to be too many. At every turn when something bad happened in the story, she immediately thought that [...]

    8. 3.5 Gothic-Mystery-Romance StarsDarcie Finch finds herself in desperate straits and on the brink of starvation in treacherous Whitechapel. Her apparent salvation arrives as the opportunity to work for the handsome, mysterious, and brooding Dr. Damien Cole. He is an anatomist with a private laboratory and lots of secretive late night hours. When several prostitutes are butchered in Whitechapel, Darcie wonders if the suspicious goings on in the household are somehow connected to the gruesome death [...]

    9. I read Dark Desires as part of my challenge to read a different subgenre of romance each month, and the first month happened to be gothic romance, just in time for Halloween. I wasn’t entirely sure what “gothic romance” was going in, so I did some reading and basically got “old school mystery with a dark, dangerous, brooding hero”. Apparently, Jane Eyre falls into this category? Yeah, I didn’t know that either.Anyway, I chose Dark Desires for two reasons:It was a fairly recently publ [...]

    10. This Victorian Gothic romance novel pushes all the right buttons: brooding doctor, creepy setting, mysterious secrets, multiple suspects, romantic push and pull and cornered heroine. It has been hard to find a Gothic romance in the tradition of Victoria Holt, but with a more sensual edge. This book by Eve Silver fit solidly into that category. Darcie is the down-on-her-luck woman sent by her sister to serve in the household of the enigmatic Dr. Damien Cole. He does mysterious, bloody things in t [...]

    11. I grew up reading Victoria Holt novels, but I haven't really read much in the gothic romance genre since then. On a whim, I gave this novel a shot, and I was pleasantly surprised. It reminded me why I used to love Victoria Holt novels so much. This author's writing is strong, the gothic elements very well executed, and the brooding hero very sexy indeed. I also liked how the author took all the elements I loved from Victoria Holt's play book, but added some heat between the heroine and hero. It [...]

    12. Stinky! I think this is her first book and I like her books under her alias Eve Kenin but boy, this one was pretty bad. The story line would make you think it would be better - middle class woman fallen on hard times goes to her madame sister to work at a doctor who is known to dissect bodies perhaps illegally. But the way Darcie is attracted to Damien and him to her, totally unbelievable and no spark at all, at least in my opinion. I'm only giving her 2 stars because this is probably her first [...]

    13. I really liked this book. As a first time reader of Eve Silver I must say that I was really impressed. It kept me on my toes at all times, kept me guessing. Dr Damien Cole was such a hard to read character and that's good because that was the authors plan, he was meant to leave you going hmm. I really liked Darice although at times I will admit I was wondering what she was thinking, for example bedding (and yes I know I used the word bedding) a guy you think is a murder. Will I read more of her? [...]

    14. Uf leído hace muchísimo pero me había encantado. Oscuro, misterioso. Tiene escena hot. Creo que lo voy a releer.

    15. Este es un caso flagrante de no eres tú, soy yo.Debe de ser que no estaba de humor para esta historia, o que esperaba algo diferente (más oscuro, más siniestro) o que acababa de terminar un misterio que me había encantado (sí, lo sé, las comparaciones son odiosas…) porque no he conseguido conectar con ella. Y no es una mala historia, no señor, pero yo he ido encontrándole faltas a cada paso, debe de ser que me he enajenado y me he creído que era Sherlock Holmes, o algo así…Puede se [...]

    16. Dark Desires is not a page-turner but a good gothic romance. The book cover attracted my attention. It reminds me of the one house on the block where the sun never shines, and out of fear curious neighbors peek from drawn curtains while remaining behind locked doors. My first novel by Eve Silver. She is known for writing edgy, steamy, action-packed books. I cannot say that Dark Desires is action packed, but I look forward to reading more of her books if they are written in a romantic gothic styl [...]

    17. Its been a while since I have enjoyed a historical romance like I did this one. It wasnt about the London ton, or ball gowns and beautiful heroines. Its a love story yes, but with under currents of something dark and sinister.The story is about Darcie Finch, a well to do merchant's daughter, who has befallen dire straits. With no money and no place to live, she is forced sleep in dark alleyways in London's notorious Whitechapel district. It is the era of Jack the ripper, and tales of gruesome mu [...]

    18. What a treat this turned out to be. I've said it before, but it bears repeating: Kindle freebies are hit or miss, and more often a miss. So, when you find one that you end up enjoying a lot, it makes it all the more special.I loved the heroine (though, I do think she held on to her suspicions about the hero just a tad too long), I loved the hero (but wished we'd been able to read from his perspective, too), I loved the side characters.I enjoyed the fact that while this was set in Victorian Era L [...]

    19. Highly flawed but I enjoyed the book anyway. I usually have trouble with books that aren't well written, but Ms. Silver is such a fun storyteller that this time I didn't care. If you are a stickler, you may have trouble with it, but if you just enjoy Gothic stories, you might want to give it a try.

    20. A dark romance with a definite gothic feel to it. Unlike many gothics I've read in the past, this one was NOT in first person POV. It was written in third person but still followed the main character and her thoughts. The villain was fairly easy to figure out but still a pleasant read.

    21. I didn't finish this, but I got close enough to not feel bad about rating and reviewing it. The premise was great, and it started out pretty good. But the pacing is waaayy too slow, and the prose was overly-complicated. The main character, Darcie, thought herself into elaborate, annoying circles just about every two seconds and it was all I could do not to skip all of her thoughts--which is most of the book. I like Dr. Damien Cole quite a lot but unfortunately, I couldn't pull through for him. 2 [...]

    22. "I think women are capable of many things."I've been on a historical kick lately, especially those involving early detective/forensics. When a trusted book friend recommended this (Thanks, Beth), I couldn't click fast enough. It has a great balance of romance, mystery, and gothic element. I adored Darcie immensely and really enjoyed the artist angle to early anatomy. I cannot wait to see what characters are featured in the second installment. Note - This is a series, but Dark Desires can be read [...]

    23. I liked the (very light) medical context, but I didn't like the false creepy atmosphere and the false suspects you know from the first appearance can not be guilty.I rolled my eyed when the dodgy men turn out to be nothing more than washer men, as in many other scenes I can not describe because it would say too much.What about the heroine, who goes out in the middle of a storm in the city's most ill-fame area when she has been told to stay inside!All drowned in the endless questions the heroin t [...]

    24. This was the first book of hers that I read. It surprised me as I'm not overly into Gothic Romance, but this one really sucked me in.The hero performs autopsies on cadavers and has gravediggers get said cadavers for him. The heroine is a servant who ends up working at the hero's household. She is also an artist and through various circumstances ends up illustrating the hero's work for medical science.They fall in love. But could the hero be the man who has been murdering prostitutes in whitechap [...]

    25. 4.5 stars Loved it. Loved the hero loved the heroine!!! Minor complaints:The anatgonist was weak. He is evil because he is insane, or evil for the sake of evil.The love scenes could be better - not very detailed A bit predictableFelt a bit rushed at the end.

    26. I am overcome with how much I enjoyed this book. I was hooked from the beginning. It did not disappoint. The tension and suspicion held strong until the end. Completely gripping.

    27. Eve Silver gives us a fabulous, sit on the edge of your seat story. To me, it is a cross between Mary Reilly and Jack the Ripper. Best read ever!!

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