|*Cover and Synopsis from Goodreads|
Synopsis:Whoever said money couldn't buy happiness has never starved a day in their lives.
My name is Aria Valencia, a third year classical music student at the University, and I was down to my last dollar. Some nights, I seriously considered stripping at the Skin Bar just to make ends meet, but the thought of my dad's spirit--God rest his soul--scowling at me while I shoved my breasts into some pervert's face was enough to turn me off the idea completely.
And then one night, chance came knocking on my door under the guise of the Midnight Society, a secret cabal comprised of the most wealthy and influential souls this side of the Universe. Their leader was a man named Shadow, who was equally enigmatic as he was gorgeous and, for some mystifying reason, had his dark brooding eyes focused on me.
Seduced by the promises of fame and fortune in exchange for a seemingly innocent request, I soon found myself drawn into a provocative world filled with both vast riches and unending lies and it didn't take long for me to realize what being a part of the Midnight Society actually entailed: shiny things, hot sex, and dead bodies.
There's a dark side to every love story, and this one was mine.
Additional info: This is book one of a series entitled: The Midnight Society.
My 5* Review:This is the first book written by Logan Patricks that I've read and I can say in all honesty it won't be the last! I purchased this book with my own money and have written this review based on my own opinions without any influence from anyone else.
I loved this book it was definitely a high to end 2013 on and a great final book boyfriend of 2013 too! So my 5*review...
This is a fast paced, suspense driven page Turner that is mysterious, dark and beautiful. The strong and complex plot is full of mayhem, murder and conspiracy. And at the same time is a beautifully twisted love story. The unexpected twists and turns leave you wondering if anything is as it seems.
Logan Patricks had written a fantastic web of lies, betrayal, deceit and love, that as the reader we must unravel in order to find the truth. The reading experience is marvellous and heart stopping. I was drawn in from the beginning, I was so hooked that "one more sentence" became "one more page" became "one more chapter" which then turned to "I don't want to go work, I NEED to read!" I felt every last emotion depicted throughout Semblance, I became suspicious, fearful, happy, sad and angry too. I laughed, I cried and I speed at my kindle too!
All of the characters are extremely well written and developed. I adored both Aria and Shadow.
Aria, she's a broke music student, struggling to pay her way through each semester. When she plays piano at a secret event in order to earn some money; she gets more than she bargained for and ends up in the middle of The Midnight Society. Aria is strong; stronger than she gives herself credit for. She's independent and never losses sight of her life goals. She had endured sooo much pain and heart break before she even meets Shadow; is because of this that you literally hurt for her in the end.
Ah Shadow, *swoons* where to begin???
Shadow also has suffered an unimaginable tragedy but he had allowed himself to be consumed by it and by his need for revenge. He is strong but has refused to use his strength to put his ghosts behind him and as a result is a dark and brooding man. When Shadow decides to show his capability to stop being pigheaded it is breathtaking. He is fiercely protective of those he cares about, and will stop at nothing to keep them safe.
Aria and Shadow are like light and dark, Aria being the light to Shadow's dark, the chemistry and sexual tension between them was hot enough that I could practically feel my kindle burning in my hand!
Aria plays a piece of music on the piano called Breathless, a piece of music that is composed and played by Logan Patricks; I absolutely love this piece of music. Breathless can be found on Logan Patricks website Here.
Semblance is an amazing book, and an incredible start to The Midnight Society series. I cannot wait for book 2. If you don't own a copy of Semblance I strongly urge you to go and grab yourself a copy. I'll even help by providing you with the buy links...
Buy Links:Amazon US | Amazon UK | Smashwords
About The Author:Logan discovered both love and heartbreak at the tender age of seven, when the pretty little blue-eyed girl next door stole his Kit-Kat bar and shared it with the bad boy from across the street. Devastated, Logan found solace by escaping into imaginary worlds he forged with words, creating kingdoms where the chivalrous knight always got the princess.
Twenty three years later Logan spends his days in a suit and tie, working for the government on matters of network security. However his thoughts never strayed too far from the incendiary nature of love — the passionate fire that’s both scintillating and dangerous. Obsessed with exploring the steamy and mysterious side of human nature, Logan continues to create worlds filled with thrills, mystery, and of course, sex.