Saturday, August 10, 2013

Honorary BIW review of Darkness Before Dawn (Darkness #2) by Claire Contreras



Synopsis:

Is love ever enough?



Faced with obstacles she could have never imagined, Blake is brought to darkness and back by forces in her past she never knew existed.

Desperate to stay connected to the only thing he loves, Cole is forced to revisit his past and align himself with the people who knew about Blake’s disappearance.
Separation has forced both Blake and Cole to learn how to live under the worst circumstances, each of them alone in their own hell.

When they reunite, can they be the same two people they were before darkness swept upon them?
Told in separate points of view, Darkness Before Dawn is the continuation of Blake and Cole’s fight to make it to the light.


Review:

There is no Light in Darkness and Darkness Before Dawn are hands down the best romance novels I've read so far this year. I have a top 5 list and these two novels hold the top two spots. 


It had everything a reader wants: a hot guy, a strong heroine, an epic love story, lots of hotness without falling into repetitiveness, and friendships that withstand all obstacles. It was a web of secrets and lies, that as you get deeper and deeper into the story, you start discovering. with Blake and Cole. There was more than one time when my jaw dropped open in total and utter shock... let's just say that it had a few "Luke I am your father" moments where my OMGs were so loud my husband asked me if I was OK- LOL.





Claire sure knows how to develop her characters and intertwine them all into the story, Aubry and Aimee, Greg and Becky, Connor and Dean, Brian and Alex... even Benny! at one point it felt like I knew all these people personally. 

The story was one I won't soon forget and will probably revisit. It made me laugh and swoon and shed a lot of tears as well, and to me is what matters. When you can feel the characters' happiness, pain, hopelessness, and hope then a book has succeeded in capturing you completely. I would give both these books 10 stars if I could, I absolutely loved these to the moon and back and back again. I will miss Cole, Aub, and Cowboy. :)

Now excuse me as I FANGIRL with a picture of me and Claire!



Ursula

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