Saturday, 9 August 2014

Review - A Kiss in the Dark by Cat Clarke

Title: A Kiss in the Dark
Author: Cat Clarke
Pages: 384
Release date: 3rd April 2014
Publisher: Quercus

Blurb from Goodreads:

When Alex meets Kate the attraction is instant.
Alex is funny, good-looking, and a little shy – everything that Kate wants in a boyfriend.

Alex can’t help falling for Kate, who is pretty, charming and maybe just a little naive…

But one of them is hiding a secret, and as their love blossoms, it threatens to ruin not just their relationship, but their lives.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley. Thanks to Quercus Books and NetGalley*

3.5/5 stars

Alex and Kate meet at a concert after talking on the band forum and are immediately attracted to each other. 
They soon fall in love but a secret will tear them apart.

This was my first Cat Clarke book and I enjoyed it.
The secret was just wow! I was not expecting it at all and it made this book completely different to anything I've read before.

Out of Alex and Kate I preferred Alex as Kate annoyed me at times with how naive she was but she was only 15! 

I did feel sorry for them both - Alex was struggling with guilt the longer things went without the secret being revealed and I felt bad for Kate not knowing.
Reading this was a bit like watching a car crash - you know it's going to end badly but you just can't stop watching, or in this case reading.
I thought Alex and Kate were sweet together and was happy with the ending. 

Overall this was a well-written, good read with an interesting theme with characters that you really feel for.