Wednesday, February 10

*** Blog Tour & Review *** His Light in the Dark by L.A. Fiore


His Light in the Dark by L.A. Fiore
Contemporary Romance
Released: February 9, 2016


My first memory was of a slap, hard across the face: the sting on my cheek and the jarring of my bones as I slammed back into my bed. It was my dad who had hit me.
I had been four.
Most of my memories were much of the same and no one ever saw, no one ever fought to help, no one ever cared.
Then we moved.
My new neighbor cared, rescued the twelve-year-old I had been from a beating. Always thought I'd suffer the nightmare alone, I was wrong.
Mace Donati saved me that day in all the ways a person could be saved.
And his daughter, Mia, she became the friend I had always wanted, my conscience when my own faltered, the light that led me home when I had lost my way.
The girl who grew into the only woman I would ever love.
But when you realize you're more like your father than the good people who took you in and gave you a home, the only way to return their kindness is to let them go.
I let them go, got so far lost in the shadows I couldn't remember who I was anymore. Mia never gave up on me. She fought for me, kept the light on so I'd find my way back.
And when I did, life threw us a curveball. I had to hurt Mia in order to save her.
But when my past comes back to haunt me and I almost lose her, I'm ready to fight for her...fight to find a way back into her heart while keeping the demons from my past from finishing what they started.
~ Cole Campbell

My Review 

His Light in the Dark was an emotional journey that spanned years. Cole and Mia's story followed them as they grew from young kids to adults during very tumultuous times. It seemed like every time life was good, the rug was pulled out and the light was shut out by utter darkness. But with the good will of family and friends, Mia and Cole were always able to find their way back to each other even when all seemed lost. 

The first memory Cole has is of his abusive father. Spending his days trying to stay out of his father's way and to avoid his wrath has become his way of life. But when they move to a new neighborhood, one man finally steps up to protect Cole. Mace is everything Cole has ever wanted and so is Mace's daughter Mia. Even at 10 years old, Mia became Cole's best friend. Over the years Cole spent more time with Mace and Mia than he did at home. But when his father calls him back one day, his world is changed forever. 

Three years later, Cole is back but is keeping his distance from Mia and Mace. Over time Cole and Mace make their peace but Mia is left out because Cole doesn't want to show her his darkness. Over the years that follow, Mia never gives up on Cole. But when darkness starts swirling around Mia, Cole is always just out of reach but never far away. Eventually Mia has to make a stand and Cole has to figure out a way to keep his darkness under control or risk losing Mia forever.

Cole's story broke my heart. From the very first pages of the prologue I knew I was in for an emotional ride. Watching poor Cole suffer was heartbreaking. When he finally found a home with Mia and Mace, I hoped that some of his demons would be banished. But as the story progressed, Cole had to constantly battle back the darkness threatening to pull him under. I wanted him to fight harder for his happiness at times but in the end understood that his life was never easy. 

Mia was such a breath of fresh air and so was Mace. I loved their dynamic. They brought light not only to Cole but to the story as well. I loved that she held out hope for so long and she was never afraid to speak her mind though I did wish that she would have been able to find a bit of happiness when Cole was in denial. 

This story was full of twists and turns. Some I figured out early on but some that totally blew me away. I love when I can be surprised and I was more than once. L.A. Fiore has created a new story that was fresh and emotional and kept me furiously turning the pages until the very end. I am a huge fan of L.A. and I eagerly await her next release.

Reviewed by Paige

★★ 3.5 "Into the Light" Stars ★★

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L.A. Fiore is the author of several books including: Beautifully Damaged, Waiting for the One and A Glimpse of the Dream. She's also the social secretary for her two children, a tamer of ill-mannered cats, the companion to one awesome dog and married to her best friend. She likes her wine red, her shrimp chilled and her social gatherings small and intimate.



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