The Dark Light of Day by T.M. Frazier


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Synopsis:


Abby has been through hell and has survived one of the most brutal childhoods imaginable... barely. 

To the outside world she is just a loner with an attitude. 

When her grandmother dies in a tragic explosion, Abby is left with questions-and nothing else. 

Homeless, sleeping in a junkyard, and on the run from a system that has failed her over and over again, she meets Jake, a tattooed blue-eyed biker with secrets that rival her own. 

Two broken souls that can't be healed. They can't be saved. 

Abby & Jake have to decide if they can accept the darkness not only within one another, but within themselves. 

If they can accept each other for who they really are, they might be able to learn that love isn't always found in the light.

Caution: This is not your typical romance. The story of Abby & Jake contains disturbing situations, graphic violence, sex, strong language, drug use, and all types of abuse. 

Review:

The Dark Light of Day was...not as good as I was hoping. I love T.M. Frazier's King series and how dark it is. I thought this would be similar, but it was just...not as intense as I thought it would be. Everything was a bit too easy. Too easy to fix, too easy to move on, just too easy. I know it is her first book, but having read the rest of her stories first this one just didn't hold up as well. It was still an okay read, I just didn't love it as much as I thought I would. 

Abby and Jake both have dark pasts. They both have things that have happened to make them who they are. Abby had her grandmother after everything, but since she died in an explosion she doesn't know what to do. She is not quite 18 yet so she has to figure out a way to not go back in the system and quick.

Jake has not had it good either, but now he is a hired killer. He makes good money, but he just moves around from place to place. When he gets a call that his dad has let his shop run into disrepair he goes to try and save it. Not for his father, but for himself. And that is where he meets Abby. Abby who is hiding in his junkyard. Abby who he is drawn to even though he knows nothing about her.

When things get tough Jake is there for Abby. He helps her overcome her past and everything that has happened to her. Not that that means they have an easy road of it. There are still plenty of bumps along their journey to happiness. Now one of my biggest problems with the book is that everything is way too easy to fix. Abby tells Jake something from her past and instantly she is okay with it then. Sure. It is that easy. For years she has hidden and not been able to move on from everything, but he is magic! Just telling him makes everything better....yeah. No. It was just too easy. It should have taken more time. It would have been better had she really struggled to overcome everything and things didn't just become okay suddenly. That is my main issue with the story. It was an alright read, but it wasn't the best. Definitely not as good as the authors other works. Plus I didn't really feel like I really got to know the characters as well as I should have. For what the story was I should have cared about them more, but I just didn't. Oh well. If this is your first read by the author and just found it to be okay check our her other works. I think they are much better.

Rating: ★ ★1/2

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