Blog Tour for DARK HEART by Ella James! + My Review



DARK HEART (The Dark Heart Duet #1) by Ella James
Release Date: September 23rd


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DARK HEART, volume one in an emotional, star-crossed mafia duet by USA Today Bestselling author Ella James is NOW LIVE!!


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I thought he was the white knight. Looking back, it makes sense. I was young and needed saving. Luca was my strength. He could take on anything—the world, for me. They say first love cuts the deepest. Ours became a blade that bled me out. It turns out I didn’t know a villain when he held my heart in his hands. Now it’s darker—more like his.

Elise was my whole world—until my world burned, and I destroyed her with me. Some betrayals, you can’t undo, no matter how much you wish you could. I can’t help who I am now, and why would I want to? I run this city. No one’s going to take me down—not even the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. I heard they’ve got a file eight inches thick on Don Galante. But dodging bullets is my business. They play dirty, but there’s no one dirtier than me.

The DA learns the hard way who’s in charge; he’s out. It should be time for celebration. There’s just one problem: his heir. Or should I say heiress? Elise O’Hara wears a crown of lies, a gown of red, and a fat diamond on her left hand. Now it’s me and her. Or her and me. Only one of us will be left standing when the story’s over.

This is how you write a tragedy.





This blew me away! I was surprised I liked it so much because it’s not really my demographic but a beautiful love story is always a treat. This one is full of young, first love with a stunning build to a relationship that’s pure romance. Star-crossed lovers, Luca and Elise, are fabulous characters with tons of depth and the author really brought them to life in a mafia setting. Brutal and sometimes bloody these kids are on the cusp of adulthood when a chance encounter and the senior high experience has them falling in love and planning a future. Life has a way of interfering and tragedy strikes. There were just a few things that didn’t add up for me. The kids weren’t tied to electronics like a current setting but there were others elements that were up to date. A little weirdness but didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the story. Also, the drama at the end with Luca was a little out there with high angst but I loved the relationship he had with his besties, Alesso and Leo. Overall it is fantastic with so much emotion, a heart throbbing romance and ultimate heartbreak. The ending was thrilling and gut wrenching and so sad. Talk about a cliffhanger! I can’t wait for the next story to see what happens to these young lovers. A must read!

About the Author:
Ella James is the USA Today and Amazon Top 10 bestselling author of twenty teen and adult love stories. She’s an angst-a-holic who loves exploring difficult situations and the emotions of the people caught up in them. Also, smut. But always, always romance.

Ella is an Alabama native who makes her home near Boulder, Colorado, with her writer husband, three young children, and hyperactive dog. When she’s not writing, she can be found hiking the foothills, taking nature photos for her Instagram account, and swilling vanilla cream soda.


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