Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Release Blitz: Love Me in the Dark by Mia Asher

Title: Love Me in the Dark
Author: Mia Asher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 10, 2017


Two strangers
in Paris ...
One passionate,
earth-shattering kiss.

He was the
artist upstairs
with the
tantalizing smile and laughing eyes.

He was the
devil inviting me to sin,
seducing me to
dance in the bright moonlight.

He was desire
and need.

When he touched
me, my body sang--
my soul came

But I belonged
to another man,
and he didn't
want to let me go.

4 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Valentina Fitzpatrick is trying to figure out her life; where does she go from here? Will she stay married?

“Then say yes. Valentina. I won’t let anyone ever hurt you.”
“Promise me?” I hated the fear I heard in my voice, but I couldn’t believe this was actually happening to me.
“Yes, my love. I promise.”
Many years later, he broke the one promise that mattered to me the most.

She has spent the last twelve years with her husband William, ten as his wife only to have witnessed with her own eyes his betrayal. He begged for forgiveness, she took him back, but she has neither forgiven nor forgotten his infidelity. He comes from a world of money and prestige, she was raised by an aunt after her drug addict parents couldn’t do the job and that was in a trailer park. She has always been a little in awe of him, but up until she saw him with another woman, she believed theirs was a love match. 

It wasn’t only my love for William that made me stay. I had done nothing with my life except be William’s wife, and the thought of figuring out who I was without him terrified me. It still does. If I’m honest with myself, I think that’s what hurts the most about his betrayal. That he made a farce of everything I stood for, everything I held dear. 

Now William has surprised her with a trip to Paris, he has to be there for business and he wants her to come with him. 

“Darling, listen to me. It’s been a couple of shitty years, but I love you. No more pretending that things are fine this time. Let’s actually work through our problems.”

Valentina goes ahead of him to Paris while he finishes up some work.  Wandering around the city her first night, she is drawn to a gallery. Not realizing she is entering an event for which she has no invitation, she spots a painting of a poppy, crushed on the ground. She is confronted by an angry woman who lashes into her, when a total stranger wraps his arms around her waist and pretends she is his date. He kisses her, and Valentina just may be enjoying it more than she should. She leaves. 

If Valentina thinks that’s the last time she’ll see him, she is mistaken. While enjoying an espresso, the same man walks by and recognizes her. Sebastien Leroux is a man of mystery. From the prologue we learned he suffered a devastating loss years ago. He is a creative genius and he’s about to explore something that stirs him about Valentina. 
 Valentina cannot help her attraction to the moody Parisian. He’s attentive and witty and makes her feel so special. Love is in the air, or at least lust is! 

You see, I was living a lie, but that’s all I ever knew. Lies. They were my reality. 

What is it between Valentina and Sebastien? Is this a holiday romance, is it love, does it have the promise of forever?

 Total surrender. I own her like she owns me. And no amount of time or distance will come between us.

Triangles are always messy because there are no nice rounded corners. The lines can’t be paired without someone being left out in the equation. This is a tough story to review for fear of spoilers. That limits what I can and can’t write. But Love Me in the Dark has just the right amount of angst. Maybe even less than Asher’s previous books (my heart thanks you for this!) 

 “You took away my heart, and I want it back.” 

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Author Bio

I'm a writer, a hopeless romantic, a wanderer, a dreamer, a cynic, and a believer. And, I might be a bit crazy - but who isn't?

I believe in happy endings however I know that not everyone is lucky enough to get one, but such is life. I think fine lines exist to be pushed and possibly crossed.


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