A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

58736300. sy475 A Touch of Darkness
Series: Hades & Persephone
Author: Scarlett St.
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Persephone is the Goddess of Spring in title only. Since she was a little girl, flowers have only shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hoped to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist. All of that changes when she sits down in a forbidden nightclub to play a hand of cards with a hypnotic and mysterious stranger.

Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible. But nothing has ever intrigued him as much as the goddess offering him a bargain he can’t resist.

After her encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead, and his 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—a love that is both captivating and forbidden. 


MY feelingsI finally got around to reading this one! I switched between listening to this on audio and reading the ebook. The voice narrator was amazing for the audiobook. I would definitely recommend listening to it if you’re interested in reading this.

I enjoy Hades and Persephone retellings and this one was pretty good. I enjoyed the writing and the flow of the story. The romance was kind of like a slow burn but the chemistry pull between them was written so well. They had good banter and I couldn’t wait to read about them finally giving in to their attraction.

I did have a few issues with the pacing of the book and Persephone. There were quite a few times where Persphone came off so annoying and hypercritical. She was determined to see the worst in Hades no matter what new information about him came about.

I went ahead and read reviews for the next book in the series and that sent me on a spiral to read reviews for the other books in this series. Sadly, while I enjoyed this enough, I won’t be finishing the series.3 Star Rating

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6 thoughts on “A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

  1. Bad pacing kills books. I’m sorry you had that issue with this one, especially since you were both reading and listening. It’s too bad you aren’t going to finish the series, but I wouldn’t either. I’ve gotten better and reading reviews and not just planning on finishing series.


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