I purchased this book a while back on a friend's recommendation. Now I understand what all the fuss is about! This story is sexy, and steamy, but also heartfelt. We just can't help ourselves from falling for the characters that Darling introduces to us in this story.
Darling has an ability to create complex characters who are so lively that they jump from the pages. She is able to capture a reader's attention and hold onto it for the entirety of the novel. She makes you, the reader, feel the spectrum of emotion that her characters do.
Due to the storyline, we do not learn much about the characters, which adds to the intrigue. We WANT to know more about them. We WANT to know EVERYTHING about them. We know that a darkness surrounds them, but we crave more.
This book is not perfect, but it doesn't have to be. Like every work of art, it is never perfect, and truly finished. The creative process is the total opposite of finality. Art is the total opposite of finality. As long as it makes you feel something, the artist has accomplished their mission. Darling has accomplished her mission.