Review: Tell-Tale Hearts by H. A. Blackwood
I had the pleasure of meeting H.A. a couple of months ago when they so very kindly sent me a copy of their book after I’d won a contest. They never required, nor requested, a review but after reading this book there was no way I wasn’t going to leave one. This book is hot hot hot.
I’m sure you know, from either watching or by second-hand conversation, that porn has no plot. The same can sometimes be true for erotica novels. This is by no means a bad thing at all, it’s just a different type of story. This book is rare in that it has a fully developed plot, masterful characters, and even an ending that you hold your breath hoping for. H.A. wove such a beautiful story and I want to tell the entire world about it. If you haven’t read it, go right now and buy it. Then come back and leave me a comment about what you thought. Don’t forget to leave your own review on Amazon and Goodreads!
This was the easiest 5-star review I have ever given.
My Amazon Review
First, I got a free copy of this book from a contest of sorts and I did not receive a copy in exchange for a review. That being said, I’m mad at myself for not reviewing this book sooner.
I love romance and erotica stories and read a LOT of them. The biggest problem I have with them is that there’s not much of a background story. Granted, you don’t need much of the story, just enough to get you to the moment the characters meet and that’s fine. I was expecting that with this book. I was oh so thankfully wrong.
This author didn’t just write an erotica novel, they wrote a STORY. It was a beautifully built up and amazingly written story of the good the bad and the ugly that can happen to someone. Every character is full-bodied, even the walk-ons. The author had me gripped on the edge of my seat from the first few pages desperate to know Darcy’s story and they didn’t let me down. This was no one-off where you get a quick story and then the rest of the book is nothing but sex. It’s almost a coming of age where the main character comes to terms with her sexuality.
The other thing that made me love this book is that at no point in time does the author make you believe there is anything wrong about the way Darcy behaves. This is one of the best written sex-positive stories I have ever read. Bravo.