'' ''Maybe, just maybe, you need to look at what you are resisting. It could be where you are meant to be.'' ''
Take a deep breath before staring to read Black Mark's Resistance because it will be your last one until finishing this book.
Mora Ellis wants to fly under the radar. Her childhood in Australia with her mother wasn't anything like a dance, and she had no clue who her father was until she met him at the airport in London after getting kicked out from her childhood home. Since then she unwinds in the only ways she knows: having lots of sex and playing her cello. Now, six years later she works as an executive assistant in an event management firm and she has no idea what is about hit her when Darius Rafal walks in as the next client. Darius is not there for a new contract, but to hire Mora to work for him.Holy. Effing. Mother. Of. Everything. I've read many books from Ebony Olson but this, this one is my absolute favourite! I just can't wait to read the entire series.
Starting this, I could anticipate that this wouldn't be a walk through a park. Like Olson's books, this one carries so much weight with it. You can actually feel it pressing down on you. That's how real the story feels. You can relate to the characters, even if you are not a multimillionaire or someone with Mora's past.
Speaking of Mora. She carries some heavy packages with her. Some of them are revealed in the book but I've got a feeling that there are more to come in the next books. Mora's character battles with her demons like any of us would, with mechanisms she deems are best of her. Like some of us turn to food or exercise, she turns to her weekend lover Jasper and her cello. Just the way how her entire being is written in the book is amazing. I can't even describe how in awe I am of the authors talent to portray such rawness in emotion on paper. *Slow clap*
The book is told from Mora's point of view entirely which gives the reader a great chance to immerse themselves into Mora's world and her way of thinking. We get to learn a lot of the characters surrounding her, and boy, aren't they just perfect. (Just realised, that I may not have anything negative or neutral to say about this book...) The way each and every character has an actual purpose in creating the atmosphere in the book is just, wow. In some books, there are characters just hanging around, not doing anything to keep the story moving forward. With Black Mark's Resistance you can almost feel the pull of how it just wants to move faster forward. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what glues you to this book. You just can't, physically can't, put it down.
And let me just say, that the cello in this book serves so much more purpose than an instrument. It's a haven, an outlet, a way to cope with the world. Most importantly, even though it might just be the most important physical object in the book, it's not pointed out there with flashing neon lights, you've got to connect the dots. It's so subtle, like most of the other small important aspects in the book, that when you truly realise it, you are blown away.