*ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*
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I am consumed, I’m fascinated
I am immortal when I am with her
I am yesterday, she’s forever
I am nothing when I’m without her.
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Author: Becky Doughty
Release Date: April 25th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Series: Fallout, #2
Sequel to: All the Way to Heaven, #1

On stage, Tish Ransome sings about heartache and passion, betrayal, and about love gone wrong… but she knows very little about any of it in real life.
The rockstar princess who swears like a pirate—literally—is loved and adored by family, friends, and fans alike, and her world is filled with good things, her future bright.

Behind the scenes, however, trouble is brewing. When Tom, her best friend and co-founder of the Marauders, tells her he’s leaving the band after graduation, Tish must find a new wingman to step into Tom’s hard-to-fill shoes. The moment she hears Sebastian Jeffries play, she knows he’s the one.
Yet with Sebastian comes a taste of the things Tish only writes about, and she can’t resist the lure of the tortured artist.
Sebastian, likewise, is drawn to Tish’s brilliance, but like a moth that hovers too close to the flames, is he killing himself just to be near her?
Can Tish save Sebastian before it’s too late, or will he pull her down into the darkness with him?

Disclaimer: THIS IS A “CLEAN” ROMANCE.

Also, I haven’t read All the Way to Heaven.
While I’m more than willing to squeeze it inbetween my high-stacked To-Read pile ASAP, it isn’t really a necessary to stick to the reading order (don’t linch me, Becky Doughty!) if you want to read this one: you will be able to keep up with the content of A Light in the Dark, no problems.
It reads well as a standalone, too so go ahead.

A Light in the Dark is a sweet sweet romance with a dash of “mystery”, and a satisfying and well-deserved happy ending.

“I love you,” he said again. And more softly, “I’m free to love you.”

In the meanwhile, though, fair warning: if you have a heart (har-har), prepare yourself, it might suffer injury, especially towards the end.

This book is about so much more than romance: love on all it’s levels is on display – from friendship to a deep rooted and united family, altruism towards those less fortunate – but also darker issues such as abuse.

Definitely worth reading.

FURTHER READING RECOMMENDATION:

Poughkeepsie (The Poughkeepsie Brotherhood #1) by Debra Anastasia
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He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him—just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he’s homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day.

Each day, Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city. She dismisses this kindness as nothing special, just like her. She’s the same as a million other girls—certainly no one to be cherished. But special or not, she smiles every day, never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breathe.

When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she’s surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend. After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it’s not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives.

Blake’s heart beats for Livia’s, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right?

In an interwoven tale of unlikely loves and relationships forged by fire, Debra Anastasia takes readers into the darkest corners of human existence, only to show them the radiant power of pure adoration and true sacrifice. Complicated families and confused souls find their way to light in this novel, which manages to be racy, profane, funny, and reverent all at once.

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