Play of Light by Debra Doxer


I lived in paradise, and I loved Spencer Pierce.

At fourteen, my life was perfect. The beach was my playground, and the boy who stole my heart lived just around the corner. But perfect never lasts. In one horrifying moment, I lost it all. My family was destroyed, and the boy I believed in turned his back on me. Paradise became a nightmare.

That was five years ago. Everything changed when we moved from our home by the sea. I’ve changed, and I don’t like who I’ve become. I miss the smiling, carefree beach girl who disappeared that terrible night. I want to find her again. I want to face the people we ran from so long ago. Most of all, I have to face Spencer. So I can prove that when he broke my heart, he didn’t break me.

But when I see him again, Spencer Pierce is no longer the boy from my memories. He’s now a man who could devastate me if I let him. He watches me when he thinks I’m not looking. There’s regret written on his face when he’s near. Each time I see him, my heart aches for what might have been, and I think his does too. How can I convince myself I’m over him when I suspect he never got over me?


Play of Light was a good read. It is the story of Sarah. It is watching her go back and face what happened five years ago. It is the story of Sarah and Spencer and how even after all that time there is still this bond between them that cannot be broken. It was just a really good read.

Sarah has always had a crush on Spencer from the first moments she saw him. She didn't really spend all that much time with her, he kind of avoided her, but they did have their moments. She was the one he told his secrets to and he hasn't had the easiest time since moving to her town. Then something happens that changes everything. Sarah and her family have to move away and never look back. It was fun reading how it is slowly revealed what happened, why they moved. Their old town has a lot of secrets and as Sarah learns more and more she also becomes a stronger person. She is not that kid that was helpless when they were forced to move. She is here now and she is going to fight to right the wrongs of the past.

She also has to deal with Spencer. Spencer who she thought never really cared for her even though she always had a huge crush on her. It is obvious he still cares for her, but it takes her a while to open up and consider the possibility that he cares for her to. She does have a boyfriend, a fall back guy who she isn't in love with or anything but it is nice to have someone if she needs them. As I said above as Sarah finds out what happens and grows closer to Spencer she realizes she doesn't need her boyfriend anymore. She is strong enough to stand on her own, even though she also wants to see what happens with Spencer.

Spencer was a great guy. You can just see how much he cares for Sarah. You can see how he has had a lot of hardship in his past, and yet he would do anything to help Sarah. When she wants to go out everyones secrets he is hesitant, but he would do anything for her. They were really sweet together and since they both knew each other and in their own ways were involved with what happened five years ago that almost helps them grow closer. Really a great read and I enjoyed see Sarah grow as a person and get everything she wanted.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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