Book Review: A Love So Dark, by Chasity Bowlin

4/5 stars

A Love So Dark  is book four in Chasity Bowlin’s Dark Regency series but it can be read as a standalone, which is what I did.

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Throw me in Literary Jail; I’ve never read Jane Eyre and I hated Wuthering Heights. 😬 Since I have no knowledge of the former I went into this one a little blind and I’m glad I did because the plot twists and developments were much more interesting than if I had known they were coming. One twist took me by surprise but the plot generally didn’t have many twists and turns and felt more like a puzzle that was being steadily pieced together.

A Love So Dark comes in at just under 6 hours so as you can expect, there is less romantic tension than your typical 10-12 hour+ book, but the romance never felt rushed or forced.

Even though I felt Olympia was more fully developed than Griffin and enjoyed being in her POV the most, they were both likable and easy to root for. There weren’t a great many supporting characters due to it being set in a reclusive mansion, but the ones that were there were interesting and helped to develop the plot and keep the story moving forward.

4.5/5 stars

Narrated by: Lillian Yves
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins

This was the first book I listened to Lillian Yves narrate. She was clear, concise, made smooth transitions from each character, and gave each character a distinct voice. I would definitely listen to a book narrated by her again.

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