Shadows

Title: Shadows

Series: A Love Ever After Series

Author: Amber Lacie

Genre: Romance/Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense/Collections

Release Date: May 21, 2017

 

Shadows

 

Synopsis:

Eve is a beautiful woman surrounded by her friends and family. In her twenty-six years of life, nothing exciting has ever happened to her. Everything is going perfectly for her. Little does she know, one summer at the beach could change her life forever. . .

Theron is the son of a cutthroat multi-billionaire business tycoon. He thought he left behind the world his father created, but things change. His only hope at overcoming his past, is finding the one person he lost so very long ago. . .

When Eve bumps into Theron, their worlds collide. Nothing can prepare them for the instant fireworks and roller coaster ride waiting for them. 

When evil starts to surround them, intent on destroying them, Eve runs into trouble…

Can Theron and Eve find Light among the Shadows? Or will evil win?

 

Review:

Rating: 4 Stars ✰✰✰✰

When I originally read this story, it was written as two separate books so please bare with me as I try to combine two reviews into one.

Shadows (Part 1)

Eve was just a normal girl going about her life. She had a job that paid the bills and her roommates Kayla and Matt were her two best friends since childhood. All she needed now was that man that gave her fireworks, not that she was looking. When tragedy strikes and delivers a devastating loss, a stranger is there to catch her. His name is Theron and he helps her find the strength to keep moving forward with her life. He is her fireworks, but are things moving too fast? As if things aren’t bad enough at home, there are some strange things going on at work as well. Will things ever get better for Eve?

I really enjoyed this book. Eve and Theron definitely have some growing to do in this book. Eve especially is learning how to stand on her own two feet and it was nice to see her assert her independence in the end. Theron seems like the perfect man. But he has many secrets and that just can’t be good for a relationship. There was one scene where I felt like Kayla’s actions were out of character. As a best friend, I would have thought that she knew better, but that’s just my opinion. I think I would have liked to have known more about what happened in the work place as well. None of those things take away from the story though. It’s just the drawback of reading the books backwards.

I highly recommend this book. It’s well written and has just the right mixture of romance, drama, and suspense. 

Light (Part 2)

This part of the story starts out in the hospital shortly after Theron’s Grandmother dies. He is in a dark place and only Eve can seem to bring him out of it. She is so worried about his state of mind as the book progresses, that she keeps some pretty major secrets from him. In her defense though, she was going to tell him, she was just looking for the right time. More dangers pop up for them and it is starting to look like it might not be the usual suspects after all.

I was immediately drawn into this book and the lives of the characters. It was very well written and there was enough back story for me to be able to follow along having not read the other book. I have to say that if all men spoke the way Theron does to Eve, there would not be a need for romance books ever again. Talk about H-O-T! He’s a bit over bearing for my taste but he has his reasons. I have to say though that I could have used a bit more of his POV in the book. There were a few times I would have liked to know what was going on in his head. I think Eve is torn between being an independent person and needing to rely on Theron. She is definitely secure in her relationship and her love with him and I have to say, I respect that. Plus we all know how much hormones played a roll in a lot of her decisions.

This book had some great suspense in it. Combine that with some hot and steamy romance and this is one heck of a good book. Loved it and am looking forward to reading the first book so I can learn some more of the back story.

 

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About Amber Lacie:

Amber Lacie

I grew up in the Chicagoland region and now live in a quaint little town in Northwest Indiana. I have two beautiful children and husband who worships the ground I walk on (or at least he should). I’m an avid reader and I absolutely love books. Now I’m expanding that love into writing and looking forward to producing many books.

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