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A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

About the Book- A Touch of Darkness

Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist.

Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible.

After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the 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—and it’s forbidden.

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“Respect could build an empire. Trust could make it unbreakable. Love could make it last forever.” 

Quote from A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

Our Review of A Touch of Darkness

The narration and the flow of the book are good. I had the book on audiobook and it was quite enjoyable. It might not be a big deal but for me that the book couldn’t get itself out of the usual contemporary romance track was a bit bothering. The book followed the typical angle of a bad boy meeting a good girl and eventually becoming a saint for her. 

The Greek mythology of Hades and Persephone was obviously twisted and tweaked to make it appropriate ( I mean come on ! Uncle kidnapping niece to make her his wife and to picture all that in a romance angle…….. yeah ….Perhaps a therapy session would be in order then ). What I felt was that the whole GOD and Greek mythology element wasn’t used much. It sort of was a means to an end because of which I felt that except for the two GODs cast as the protagonist this was nothing different than any other contemporary romance filled with lover’s tiff and patch ups 


In conclusion, do not approach this book looking for its Greek mythology aspect. Just pick this book as a normal romance book and you will have all the elements that you cherish in a normal contemporary romance. It’s a good and enjoyable one at that.

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