EMILY'S REVIEW DARK ROOM: A SOCIETY X NOVEL...BY HEIDI MCLAUGHLIN AND L.P. DOVER
***WARNING… There are some spoilers in my review but the main one is not too far into the beginning of the story***
Holy Hell!! I just finished Dark Room by Heidi McLaughlin and L.P. Dover and let me tell you I absolutely LOVED it! The premise of this book is something very different than I have read before, making it even so much more enjoyable! I had a hard time figuring out how I could write this review without some spoilers and I just couldn’t. Though the big secret is revealed early on by the reader it is not by the characters.
Parker Ward runs his family business, and he does it very well. Parker is smart and strong in the boardroom, yet sexy and hot as hell in the bedroom! He is also seriously romantic but very guarded and cautious at the same time. I’ve seriously got it bad for him. Through an old friend and business deal, Parker ends up in the dark room of Society X, where the room is pitch black; therefore you are utterly and completely anonymous. There is not talking allowed, and still Parker finds himself completely taken by the woman he spends his time with….
Mia Hudson, works an unfulfilling job at her brother’s gym has just gotten out of a pretty toxic relationship. Wanting to rebel against the bad feelings she was left with, Mia also finds herself in the dark room at Society X. Little does she know her brother’s best friend Parker Ward is the man she ends up in there with!!
And so the fun and hot stuff begins…. Parker would never go near his friend’s sister and in an effort to keep his distance he hires Mia to help him out with a deal his company is getting into and where her fashion background is needed. These two have all kinds of chemistry both in the dark room and out of it! Imagine, living out your anonymous fantasy with the person you are fantasizing about and not even knowing it? Well, this made for some seriously hot scenes!
As the story unfolds the attraction between these two both at work, and at play… well it totally intensifies. Walking that fine line between friends and colleagues gets harder and harder. Now throw in a jealous office girl and an asshole of an ex-boyfriend and this story goes from hot to on fire!!!
I really loved how Heidi and L.P. set up the backgrounds for Parker and Mia and slowly gave us little tidbits into their pasts as friends throughout the book. It was so wonderful to see they had such a strong foundation, making it easy for them to trust each other and their feelings. The attraction seemed so natural and effortless for them… And little did they know that their sexual chemistry was off the charts!!
Everything seems to come to a head at once, and boy was it explosive. I was literally sitting up biting my nails to see if they could fix the volcano that seemed to have erupted right at their feet! And the way the big reveal happened!!! Brilliant!! The Dark Room: A Society X Novel by Heidi McLaughlin and L.P. Dover was a really fun, sexy and intriguing read. Definitely earning 5 big lip smacks from me!!!