Book Reviews of Dark Desires (Dark Gothic, Bk 1)

Dark Desires (Dark Gothic, Bk 1)
Dark Desires - Dark Gothic, Bk 1
Author: Eve Silver
ISBN-13: 9780821779668
ISBN-10: 0821779664
Publication Date: 11/1/2005
Pages: 349
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Zebra Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
A new and interesting take on the Jack-the-Ripper legend. I read this book in a weekend...very engaging and hard to put down.
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Helpful Score: 3
Eve is my new favorite gothic author. This story is dark and mysterious, but has an awesome hero with incredibly hot sex scenes. I couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 3
Dark Desires is a wonderful, sensual, thrilling Gothic romance. I'd forgotten how much I love this genre, until I read Eve's book!
It tells the story of a young, destitute woman who almost
falls victim to the murderer prowling the streets of White
chapel. But she escapes, and finds employment with a
handsome, yet strange doctor. The time they spend
together becomes wrought with sexual tension. However,
when she sees him leave his lab covered in blood, she
begins to wonder if perhaps she hadn't gotten so far away
from the killer afterall.
Oohh...I get goosebumps just reading that! This is a
great read to curl under the covers with on some lonely,
stormy night.
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Helpful Score: 2
Interesting take on gothic literature, complete with madness, ghosts, murder, and a damsel in distress. While I like gothic literature, this particular heroine tended to get on my nerves as she was easily frightened (even though she thought she was strong), fell to her knees, gapsed, fainted, etc. at the slightest provocation. Her innocence became quite cloying after a while. However, the mystery was well written and Silver really knows her medical stuff. For that, and her sometimes playful use of language, I'll definitely keep reading her works.
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Helpful Score: 1
DARK STREETS
On the streets of Whitechapel, a man steps from the fog-shrouded shadows, looking for company. The women are always happy to take his coin -- just before they take his knife

DARK SECRETS
Darcie Finch has come to the East London brothel as a last, desperate choice. Instead, the madam turns Darcie out into the harsh night with new hope -- to seek employment from one who owes her a favor, Dr. Damien Cole -- as well as a last warning: Have a care. Steer clear of his work and his secrets. He is a man to fear ...

DARK DESIRES
The Cole residence is a strange place, indeed. Servants disappear. Unsavory characters call at odd hours of the night. And Darcie has seen the handsome doctor leave his laboratory splattered with blood. Now, Damien has offered her the chance of a lifetime, using her skills as an artist to work beside him. Long hours together soon ignite an unexpected -- and irresistible -- passion. But the closer Darcie gets to Damien and his secrets, the more she wonders if he is a dedicated, charming healer ... or a cold-blooded killer ...
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As a last resort, Darcie Finch goes to a brothel for employment. But the madam turns Darcie out, telling her to see employment from someone who owes her a favor...Dr. Damien Cole. Strange things are happening at the Cole residence. Servants have disappeared. Unsavory characters visit at odd hours of the night. And the handsome doctor leaves his laboratory covered in blood. Now Damien has offered Darcie the chance to use her skills as an artist to work beside him. But the closer Darcie gets to Damien, the more she wonders if he is a charming healer...or a cold-blooded killer.

This is a gothic romance loosely based on the Jack the Ripper murders. I thought there was a little too much description and we were in the heroine's head too much, but I guess that is typical of gothics. I would have preferred more dialogue. But the book was an easy read and did hold my interest. My rating: 3.5 Stars.
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a very Gothic sometimes morbid Love story. I didn't think I'd like it at first, but found I really got into the story line.
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A gothic love story with suspence, dark secrets and dark desires.
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A gothic tale of murder, mystery, and passion.
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New book. Sexy.
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On the streets of Whitechapel, a man steps from the fog-shrouded shadows, looking for company. The women are always happy to take his coin - just before they take his knife...

Darci Finch has come to the East London brothel as a last, desperate choice. Instead the madame turns Darcie out into the harsh night with new hope-to seek employment from one who owes her a favor , Dr. Damien Cole-as well as a last warning: Have a care. Steer clear of his work and secrets. He is a man to fear....
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A dark and delicious gothic.I gobbled it up.
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It was okay. I liked the atmosphere of the book and the two characters but didn't like the end.
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She is a new author for me but I read about her on the AAR message board. I thought the book was really good - B+.
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The "mystery" of the hero could have been done better, but still a good read.
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Very good twist on the Jack the Ripper tale. Great book, great plot, good timing, and hard to put down.
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This was a very good book. I loved it.