My dream of becoming prima ballerina is dead.
Dropped by the Royal Ballet, I return home to my empty house in Cornwall with nothing but ghosts, and memories of a past I am desperate to forget.
It takes months of depression before I pull myself out of the bleakness and attempt to start living again. With a new job as an assistant to the wealthy but elusive Sachov family, I find myself caught up in a tangled web of desire, pain and sexual awakening that will either destroy me entirely or bring me back to life.
My name is Rose, and I am their muse.
*** WARNING ***
this is a dark story that contains suicide, self-harm and other topics that may be triggering. Read at your own discretion.
Genre: Dark Romance, RH
Series: Finding Their Muse #1
Author: Bea Paige
[ARC: Bea Paige]
When you pick this book up, you should know that it’s pretty dark if you’re not used to the genre, but not as dark if you’re inhaling the dark romance novels like it’s crack. It’s also set up to be a reverse harem, but at the moment, it’s a somewhat slow build up, as she only gets heavily involved (like, all the way) with one of them. Imagine the guys each getting their own book, if my assumptions are correct. Alright. On to the review!
As soon as I finished the ARC, I had to buy a copy for myself so I scooted my butt over to Amazon and got it. If you’ve been around, you’ll know that I’ve complained about being in a reading slump for a few months now. I read one book that was an action/comedy type read and it made me smile, thinking I was getting over my slump. And then I read this, and like… I haven’t felt these feelings in a long while.
This story and its characters enticed me. They were dark, at times maybe a little dramatic with their unrealistic phrases (but it’s written art so I can’t be like WTGEWHFSDHF) but aside from that and the slight change of pace in some small areas, I don’t think I could’ve stopped reading this even if I wanted to. For the first time in a long time, I got that thing you feel when you’re exploring a new world or discovering a new show and you’re not sure where it’s going but you want to know more more more. That’s exactly what happened to me when I read this. I had to know what was going to happen to Rose and how. I loved what Paige did to set it all up. I loved the way things changed up on me and kept me on my non-existent ballerina toes.
It was a really good read, and though my only complaints are poetic words, quick pacing and mild conveniences/predictability, they were easily met with raw intensity, tantalizing build up and total plot twists that seriously had me sitting up in bed going, “Whoa.” It’s a recommended read. This is by far my favorite book by Bea Paige and I’m in serious anticipation for the next book.