Love Me in the Dark by Mia Asher is emotional and all-consuming. I was captivated from the start. A sexy story with such sad undertones. My heart ached so much.
Valentina was lost. Her marriage is not in a good place. She lost herself somewhere in the last ten years and is questioning her choices. She loves her husband. She wants to work on her marriage. It’s all she has known for a long time. Who is she if she is not a wife? But she is also hurting. She was a good wife. Loved her husband. Where did they go wrong?
Sebastian lost the love of his life years ago and has never been able to move forward. Instead he paints and uses sex to mollify the pain and loss he feels. No one has been able to reach him, until Valentina. Something about her calls to him. I loved Sebastian. He was sexy, sweet and dark. He is a successful artist, but barely exists.
When Valentina believes her marriage may just be coming to an end, her husband, William, gives her hope with the gift of a key. Go to Paris with him and try and rekindle what they once had. The fierce love they once had for each other. She heads there a few days before him, excited and hopeful, until it all comes crashing down on her. William is not going to make it after all due to new work restraints. She is devastated. But decides to stay in Paris and examine her life and make decisions.
She meets Sebastian and experiences a kiss that rocks her world and then continues to run into him as she explores he city. But he is forbidden. The broken man that opens her world in ways she never imagined. But she belongs to another. Will she make the right choice or get lost again? And can Sebastian learn to love again?
I loved this story. Loved the flow, the characters and their brokenness. Two very lost souls with no direction. This was such a beautiful story of finding yourself when you are lost and finding love again. It was complicated, angst-filled and oh so romantic. My heart ached and soared. Mia is such an amazing writer that brings brilliant stories with amazing characters to life. I devoured every page.