Sunday, August 31, 2014

There is No Light in Darkness

Claire Contreras 

Publisher: Createspace
Publication Date: January 18, 2013
Pages: 256
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchased from ebay

A past hidden in darkness. Her present cloaked in secrets. The future holds the only truth that cannot be escaped.

After the mysterious and violent death of her parents, Blake Brennan finds comfort with an unconventional family. As the dramatic loss of her parents continues to haunt her—and hinders her from reciprocating love that others give freely—Blake embarks on a harrowing journey in search for the truth.

Living in a constant state of fear and need for control, vivid nightmares reveal details that lead to perilous situations. The past begins to collide with the present, and Blake must decide if the truth is worth losing the ones she loves.

Can love conquer all as her past comes to light? Or will Blake realize that there is no light in darkness?

Book contains: Explicit language & sexual content.

The premise of this book is strong and exciting and I really wanted to like it, but something about it just fell flat.

When the book opens, it took me a while to figure out what was going on. Quite a few characters are introduced at once, all doting and caring for Blake even though she shoves them all away. There's undeniably something going on between Blake and Cole, but she's also happily in a relationship and doesn't seem to see anything wrong with it. I think to make sense of everything more of their recent history could have been shared instead of going back to when they were ten.

The mystery that's the back bone to There is No Light in Darkness is twisted and heart-wrenching and completely predictable. This is where it fell apart for me. The back story is genius, the connections and realizations have the potential to be great, but they all seemed washed out for some reason. 

After my confusion about their relationship, I really liked Cole and Blake and whatever was going on between them. I loved Asher and I was disappointed that he didn't show up more.

I think there was just too much going on in a fairly short book that nothing got to see its full potential. All the mysteries, relationships and back stories were rushed and ran together. The story was so original that I had such high hopes for it. However, I was a little disappointed.

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Darkness Before Dawn (Darkness, #2)

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