Love and loss.
Passion and pain.
I’ve always been a fan of Edgar Allan Poe because his work epitomized how one can be driven mad by the truth and freedom of those emotions. So, when I needed to put the finishing touches on my doctoral research on Poe, I returned to my hometown of Richmond, VA—a place Poe also considered home.
In truth, I could’ve gone anywhere.
But Jackson Parker was back in Richmond.
Best friends since we were twelve, JP was my support system. Separated by life but connected by technology, our relationship always had a flirty undercurrent, but it wasn’t sexual. Although our attraction was mutual, our affection was platonic.
Until it wasn’t.
I didn’t know when it happened.
I didn’t know why it happened.
I didn’t know how it happened.
But love and loss, passion and pain collided in September and when I found the truth in the madness, that set me free.
*Copy received from author for review purposes
The first thing I should say is:
If you haven't read The Raven or you just need a refresher, please take a few minutes and read it before you start this book. It's not necessary, but if you're unfamiliar with it or its been awhile, you may miss out on somethings.
Now... Review time.
I was excited to read this because of the Poe angle, but I was also apprehensive because I wasn't sure how Danielle was going to pull it off.
But, she did it. And she did it beautifully.
True to form, she filled the pages of Nevermore with a sexual tension that's almost unbearable.
I am slightly nerdy, so when it came to The Raven, I was all about it. I was in nerd heaven, picking out things that I knew were "Poe-esque".
You get a lot of things with Nevermore. There is tragedy and triumph, love and loss, and so many other things.
It's truly a multi-faceted love story. It runs the gamut from sweet and sexy to sad and eerie.