Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Promo Post and Review For Dark Love by Olivia Howe


Nina Mckay is trying to cope with the loss of her father and depression. She feels as if she's at war with herself and the enemy side of her has complete control.

Nina, her mother Ali, and her sister Caroline, live in a small town called Scarlett Hills. Nina soon meets Andrew Madsen. Caroline meets his brother William Madsen. 2 sisters fall in love with 2 brothers that have secrets that will change their perspectives of the world and of themselves.

Nina soon finds herself standing in the rain, watching her life fall apart. Her outlook on the world will change drastically and soon she will be opened up to a whole different fantasy world that has always seemed impossible, that will change herself forever.


This book starts out with Nina being released from a psychiatric hospital. Due to recent events that were extremely hard on her she found other ways to distract herself from the pain. Her release happens at the beginning of the school year. Within the first week of school she meets Andrew, a mysterious boy, and becomes infatuated. Her world gets turned upside down. Mystery, after mystery, after mystery comes to light.

Andrew isn’t a normal boy, he’s special. One day, while in class he catches Nina when she faints. The moment she opens her eyes he knows that he’s found the one girl that he’ll want for eternity. However, there are enemies that want to harm Nina and take her away from him forever. It is his job to protect Nina and make sure that doesn’t happen.

Although this book had a Twilightish feel in the beginning it definitely moved away from that the more you got into the book. I really enjoyed this book. It kept me intrigued and unwilling to put it down. There were, however, some downfalls. There were a couple of repeats in the book. An example would be that someone would ask a question and then receive the answer, therefore the issue was closed, no need for more, but the question would be asked again. I also felt the lack of a bound between the main characters. In the beginning it felt like their bond was growing but the closer I got to the end it just seemed to dwindle. For instance, Nina walks in with blood on her leg. It was his friend (girl) that jump up and demanded her to explain what happened, not Andrew. I just felt like, especially because of the circumstances, Andrew should have had some type of reaction.

Overall, I rate this book 4 stars because it drew me in and kept my attention.  The writing style was enjoyable and completely understandable. I would recommend this book to others and will continue to read from this author. I’m really looking forward to the next book in this new series, as I am very curious to know what becomes of William (Andrew’s brother) and Lynns (Nina’s sister).

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