“This brutal man is my home. His hell is my heaven. I’m his Ivory, and he’s my darkest note.”
I have always loved student/teacher romances, and when I heard about this one, I was all in. It was completely different from the other ones that I have read in the past. And I absolutely loved it!
Ivory is a seventeen year old senior at Le Moyne Academy. Her family fell apart when her father died. She’s unwanted by the people who should love her the most. Now, she’s giving it her all so she can graduate, and hoping to get a spot at Leopold, an elite musical college.
Emeric is the new Head Music Instructor. The moment he sees Ivory he is attracted to her. He knows he has to stay away because she is his student. But the more he is near her, the more he wants her.
“I’ve never wanted anyone the way I want her. Not just her body. I want her everything. She is the strongest emotion I’ve ever felt.”
I loved Ivory. She didn’t have anyone to rely on so she had to do it all herself. Doing whatever it is she had to do to survive. For a seventeen year old, and dealing with all the stuff she had dealt with, she was a strong and intelligent heroine.
Emeric was hot as hell. But also sweet and caring towards Ivory. He knew what she had been through, and so he wanted to make sure to earn her trust. He didn’t push her into doing anything she wasn’t comfortable with. I enjoyed seeing their relationship develop.
“We’re a timeless concerto.”
“A musical masterpiece.”
This wasn’t the usual student/teacher romance I’m used to reading. It was so much more! I was hooked from the beginning to end. There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about this book. It was phenomenal. I can’t recommend it enough! It was definitely a favorite of mine.