Monday, September 23, 2013

ARC Review: DARK LIGHT OF DAY

The Book: THE DARK LIGHT OF DAY
The Author: TM Frazier
The Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Expected Release Date: September 21, 2013


SUMMARY (As appears on Amazon):
Warning: 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.

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 will rival her own.

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

Abby & Jake must reveal to one another their most guarded secrets and discover if they can embrace the darkness those secrets hold-and the darkness within themselves.

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

MY THOUGHTS:
I like to read books that make me think, that make me feel, that make me squirm in my seat (and not in the, this is a hot sex scene kind of way, but in the I can’t f---ing believe this s--- is happening right now kind of way). 

THE DARK LIGHT OF DAY does all this and more.

Abby is not your typical heroine.  She’s not sweet and plucky.  She’s hardened and untrusting, broken and bruised.  She’s a survivor.

Jake is the kind of sexy bad boy a girl like me would like to reform.  The problem with that? Jake has no intentions of reforming anything about himself.  He is what he is, and he never makes any excuses for it.

With two characters like this, you’d think this girl *points at self* would’ve been ready for the harsh reality to be found within these pages.  Apparently, this girl *points at self* was not prepared for the grit, the grime, the harsh and dirty s**tstorm she found herself immersed in after reading only a few pages.

Prepare yourselves, friends.  This story is not for the faint of heart.  There were some scenes where I did, in fact, squirm in my seat, as mentioned at the beginning of this review.  There were moments in which I gripped my e-reader with white-knuckled intensity.  And then, of course, I began dropping the F-bomb in nearly every sentence because I’d become so immersed in story, I started talking like the characters.

Rating: 4.5 F***ing Stars


Favorite Line(s): We were just us.  Broken and bruised. Fucked up and messy. And together, we were everything we never thought we could be.