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Natalie was kidnapped and held prisoner. She escapes and wakes up in the hospital only to learn the man that did this to her was not caught. Her life is in danger and she is assigned an officer, Lucas, to protect her. Natalie and Lucas are forced to be with each other at all times and feelings start to develop. When other women start disappearing, Natalie's life spirals ouNatalie was kidnapped and held prisoner. She escapes and wakes up in the hospital only to learn the man that did this to her was not caught. Her life is in danger and she is assigned an officer, Lucas, to protect her. Natalie and Lucas are forced to be with each other at all times and feelings start to develop. When other women start disappearing, Natalie's life spirals out of control. She struggles with the nightmares, flashbacks and constant fear. Lucas is the only person that makes her feel safe, but is also the only person she should not be with. Lucas could lose his job and he may be the only that can find her captor....

Title : Light to the Darkness
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ISBN : 9781310534010
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Number of Pages : 248 Pages
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Light to the Darkness Reviews

  • Patty T
    2019-06-04 19:45

    *Was given a copy of this book for an honest review.Initially when I first finished this book I felt like it was a 2-star read, but after thinking about it overnight, I've upgraded it to 3-stars. I think overall, it was somewhere between ok and was not great, but it wasn't really bad. I just feel it could have been better.Let me tell you what I liked:I really like the concept. The premise that this woman is a violent crime survivor, escapes her tormenter and slowly falls in love with her protector is fantastic. What a great plot for Romantic Suspense, right? Exactly, that's what I thought when I first read the summary. I feel like that is what it should have been-- Romantic Suspense.The story started out really strong because we are dropped into the book with her being held captive, suffering, and her herculean efforts to escape her captor. I was instantly drawn in. Unlike some stories that take some time to get going and have a lot of set-up but no meat, this one starts with fast-paced action. And, it was great!Unfortunately, the story really never picked up after that until the very end of the book. The plot came to a screeching halt when Natalie was in the hospital recovering. We are in her head, and her internal and emotional struggles became repetitive after a while--- 85% of the story is her healing, but how many times can we read that she craves normalcy, but has nightmares, but wants her life back, but is afraid...etc. The story went from Suspense to a memoir on recovery, and it was hard to stay focused.I think the meat of the story should have focused on Lucas and Natalie's love story amidst the threat of a serial killer on the loose. I craved more of Lucas and Natalie...more depth, more emotion. Instead, their scenes were short, the dialogue limited, and their interactions lacking detail. Their story was a periphery detail in the book, and I feel it should have been main stage. There were also a lot of superfluous details dumped into the story, and scenes that didn't move the plot along-- especially with her sister, her family, and friends. I'm from the school of belief that every detail...every word in a book has to have a purpose in the plot, it has to move the story along. If not, then it's just book filler, and it really just creates annoying speed bumps for the reader.Anyhow, the book wasn't bad, I just wanted more of the edge-of-your seat suspense from the first chapter...mixed in with the Lucas and Natalie build-up to their love-story, as they try to capture the villain, and he fights to keep her safe. I think this would have made an excellent Romantic Suspense.

  • Briana Gaitan
    2019-06-24 19:53

    I enjoyed this book, great love story, and writing. Natalie is the only survivor of a kidnapping and Lucas is her bodyguard. The writing was great (there were a few editing issues, but nothing major. I finished this book in one day, which is rare these day, but I couldn't put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves NA, but needs a new story line or change in pace.

  • Kimberley Jade
    2019-06-10 18:05

    Light to the Darkness is a really engaging book. From the beginning you are immediately there with Natalie, being held captive and desperate to escape. It is really intense and very well written so that you can really feel the urgency of the situation.We then move to a hospital after Natalie has escaped and meet Lucas, her police protection detail, who Natalie is immediately smitten by. The story follows in Natalie's perspective about her recovery and the race to catch her kidnapper. Natalie is the only survivor of the kidnapper/murderer so she is a key to solving the case, but with her scattered memories and trying to get her life back it is very challenging.I love how the book is written. I think most times when an author has an image in mind, you can easily end up with 4 paragraphs of a detailed and drawn out description; but I didn't find this at all in Light to the Darkness. There was enough that you could picture everything in your mind but it didn't get hung up on details. I also think there was a good ratio of dialogue and Natalie's monologue so that it was very engaging the whole way through.I feel that the way the story is written as almost a biography to the point that I googled it after reading thinking it could have been real.I like that Lucas meant safety to Natalie, that he was her safe place. He was always protecting her and there for her. I think Natalie was very brave and the fact that she tried to get her life back on track was really admirable and just made me like her more.(view spoiler)[ I just couldn't help but second guess the relationship in the back of my mind. I feel like after escaping her kidnapper and Lucas being the one to find her, Natalie would naturally develop a strong connection to Lucas. Also this sounds like the first big case Lucas has handled. Whenever they started getting close to each other I was thinking about it like that rather than a relationship where they meet and get to know each other. I still liked the story and the romance and how he protects her but I just can't help second guessing it. (hide spoiler)]Again, I had a hard time putting the book down because it was so well written and engaging but there were a few times where typos where I went over again to understand what was written before continuing on. Again it doesn't make the book any less of a good read but I find it just takes you out of the story.All in all, if you are looking for a book with a great storyline as well as the romance, I would absolutely give Light to the Darkness a read. I will be interested to see what other books Alyne Roberts writes.

  • Kimberly Morris
    2019-06-02 18:39

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.I would like to start with the cover- I kinda liked it till I just saw another book that just went live today with the same thing. It always bothers me when I see books with the same covers or with just slight changes. There are millions of images out there, can't every cover be an original!Now this story had a lot of potential. It need's some major editing! Wrong words and what not everywhere! I also found several things about the plot unbelievable.The characters were likable enough, but I'm not jumping up and down for them by any means. I didn't really feel attached to their relationship. It never quite did it for me.The idea of the plot is good. I like the kidnapping survivor aspect of it but the way their relationship develops sounded far fetched to me. Little bit of a "spoiler" rant here! Which I never do but it is too fresh in my mind and driving me crazy!It made zero sense that he was staying in her home with her as protection but then after he leaves the rest of the people that help watch over her only stay out in the car and in shifts. That is how it should and would work. He never would have been staying with her 24/7 like that. He would also have been out in a car or maybe at the door and he too would have had a shift.On that same topic....why would they slowly wing her off of her protection before the bad guy was caught? If she started out with them close (in her house) then why wouldn't it remain that way till he was caught. Made no sense to me. He was never there when she needed him the most and why after the sd card was found wouldn't she have had 24/7 at the door at least protection. The jail cell scene..........are you kidding me! That was so far from realistic that it wasn't even funny!Ok, I'll stop my rant there. Just needed to get that out!

  • Nyona
    2019-06-21 16:48

    I recieved a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was pretty impressed with this book. At first glance it sounded very cheesy and a bit petty, what with all the drama and police-love and all. However, I would have to say that, as far as NA books go, this one definitely stands out to me. It's not necessarily realistic (what NA books have you read that are?), it's that it seems fairly down-to-earth. The main character, Natalie, was very realistic and fleshed-out, and she had actual character- realistic emotions, believable actions, and, most of all, you got the feeling that you knew her. However, the thing I appreciated most about this book was that, although there was plenty of drama/trauma, PTSD wasn't abused as much in this book as it can be in other books of this genre. The way that such scenes were written made it seem like the character just didn't want to talk about it- as opposed to the characters from other books that can come across as begging for pity with their trajic reactions and delicate minds/emotions. Flashbacks/nightmares weren't romanticized or dolled-up as they were in other books I've read- the PTSD was ugly and horrific, as I'd imagine it is in reality.The major drawback for me about this book, and the reason I gave it three stars instead of four, was it's ending. No spoilers, but it was just too cheesy and rediculous- it felt kind of like being force-fed sprinkles (which, and I speak from experience, is't fun). Other than that, I thought this was one of the best books in it's genre, and would certainly recommend it to fans of NA.

  • Farida
    2019-05-29 18:51

    Light to the Darkness is about young, 20 something Natalie who was kidnapped and then miraculously escaped her kidnapper. lucas, an officer on duty, was first called to the scene when she was found. What I liked- The originality of the story. There are not a lot of NA books out there that cover this topic- Natalie's daily struggle. I really felt for her and the pain she felt while she was dealing with PTSD. - The suspense! Did they or didn't they catch the kidnapper? Agh! You gotta read it to find out, son!What I didn't like- Lucas flip flopping! I just wanted to yell at him!! Either leave her the eff alone or be with her! It drove me insane.- The grammar and spelling errors were hard to overlook at times. - The flow felt off at times because some scenes needed more detail. Scenes with Lucas and Natalie needed more detail for me. I felt like I read more about Natalie dancing then her moments were Lucas- There needed to be more character development. I wanted to really feel the awkwardness between her and Lucas in the beginning. (view spoiler)[ I mean, if a cop had to stay in my house and watch me, like, all the time, I would be so creeped out. (hide spoiler)]Overall rating: 3/5 āœ°Steam rating: 2/5 [it had its cute, little cute moments]Would I reread it? NoWould I recommend to a friend? Maybe, if it fits their taste[image error]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Kika
    2019-06-15 16:45

    I've read books that lacked in content but could engage the reader into the story; those books usually take a solid 4 star from be because even though the story can be predictable the chemistry and connection between the characters overcomes the lack of creativity in the story. This book is a little bit difficult to rate because the content was very good, it had a lot of potential and it could be a brilliant book, but when I finished the book I felt like it was an ok read; not bad but not great. I needed more from Lucas; no, better yet I needed more from the author in the character development aspect regarding Lucas. I could not connect with him because we know nothing about him other than he is a cop and has a friend named James! I really liked Natalie though, the author did a great job with her! I also liked all secondary characters but sometimes the story was a little bit over the place. As I said before, my feelings are a little bit mixed up about this novel, hence the 3 star rating, so maybe you should give it a try and decide yourselves! *I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*

  • Liliana Diaconescu
    2019-06-11 21:06

    I received a copy in exchange of an honest review.I liked the story and the start of the book was riveting, sadly, the rest of the book fell flat for me. I think the plot is compelling and the story has a big potential, but something is missing from the mix to make it a page turner. One of the problems for me was Natalie from the beginning of the book doesn't seem to be the same with the girl in hospital and living enclosed in her apartment- if the first one is a fighter that is smart enough to wait for the good moment and escape from captivity with the risk of her life, the girl in hospital and back to her apartment is balancing between post traumatic disorder and return to a normal life, without any complexity that one would expect from such a strong personality. Lucas, the young officer that is protecting Natalie lack substance and life as a credible character. So despite a very strong story and good writing, I could not really enjoy the book. That being said, there is definitely potential for the author and would be interesting to follow up the future books.

  • Leah
    2019-05-31 14:46

    I was sent a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.3.5 StarsI liked this book because even thought it's a "contemporary romance" book, it didn't feel like it. It had it's romantic parts but the majority of the book was about the main character, Natalie's, struggles after being kidnapped and found but her attacker was still out there. Most of the time the book kept me intrigued and wanted to keep reading. I didn't fall in love with any of the characters though.What I didn't like was some parts seemed really drug out. Especially the ending, and honestly I could have gone without the whole last chapter. At this point in the book I was ready for it to be over because I felt there was nothing more to tell but there was still another whole chapter to read.PS I know that this is an ARC copy so final editing hasn't been done, but all the typos and errors in this book drove me crazy! But don't worry I didn't let that influence my rating.

  • Chloe Ross
    2019-06-11 17:54

    The author provided me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed this novel. Natalie is a strong, admirable character who strives to rise above the ordeal she's been through while dealing with her attraction to Lucas. Lucas for his part is supportive and protective with out being overbearing.The author did an excellent job of building the relationship in such a way that I was convinced that even while recovering from such a traumatic experience Natalie could develop feelings for Lucas without it seeming unbelievable. I found myself rooting for them to have a happily ever after. The plot line is a good one, different than anything I've read in a while. I enjoyed the action and how the characters responded to it.There was a couple of typos. Not enough to really be annoying but they were there. Overall I definitely recommend Light to the Darkness.

  • Erika
    2019-06-08 13:50

    I was given a copy of this book for review. Light to the Darkness gripped me right away with the fear that Natalie felt as a captive. Lucky for her, she was able to escape her captor and get back to her normal life, or as normal as it could be. Lucas came into the picture as her protector and he was quite intriguing. I enjoyed watching the two of them get closer and how he helped her with her PTSD. The angst was my favorite part of this book and the forbidden love story. Natalie grew as a character throughout and even though at times seemed very whiny was strong at other moments. She really went through a lot and it would be difficult for anyone. Lucas was her rock and really was a loyal love interest. There were a lot of things that did not work for me in this book and the writing/grammar mistakes took a lot away from the story for me. Overall, I enjoyed the story of Natalie and Lucas. I gave it 3 stars.

  • Tina Van Egeren
    2019-05-28 19:55

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.I was really excited to read this book and while I enjoyed it, I didn't love it. I felt like I never really connected with the characters. The story line kept me engaged, but I was missing the connection. Natalie has been through something horrific and survives, however, still lives everyday in fear as her captor has not been caught. Daily she battles her demons and is trying to move on with the help of her family and one special officer Lucas Chadwick. I felt like this story had great potential, however, for me it was just missing something.

  • Sgiova
    2019-06-22 19:02

    I received this book in return for an honest review: I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this book. Right from the beginning it had my heart pumping in anticipation. I loved each and every character. Everyone of them tore at my heart strings. From the fear to the attraction to the survivor that is Natalie made this reading experience enjoyable throughout. The whole "distraction" situation made me angry but the love lust that they clearly shared was what kept me keep routing for a happy ending. There was a little of everything in this book that makes it a complete success. Thanks for allowing me to read it. I'd recommend this to anyone and everyone.

  • Kate
    2019-05-27 17:56

    I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.I really wanted to love this book. I read (and thoroughly enjoy) a ton of fluff, so I was intrigued by the potential suspense and intensity promised in the summary. While I did appreciate the premise-- violent crime survivor falls for her attractive, young (and of course, in the world of NA, tattooed) bodyguard-- I was left unsatisfied in terms of action and romance. I would have liked to have more of the plot devoted to Lucas and Natalie. At best it felt like their story was a side-plot to Natalie's trauma (and even her story seemed to drag).Overall, this story had a lot of potential, but simply fell flat for me.

  • JMV
    2019-06-13 19:45

    Received for a honest review. Between 3 1/2 & 4 stars. Right from the beginning of this book your drawn in. Natalie is hiding in the dark looking for an escape. Even when she thinks she is safe, she still feels in the dark, always remembering the pain and the eyes that kept her there. Lucas is her one light. He feels safe but is never quite there. This story feels like you are living everyday life right along with Natalie. Light to the Darkness is written simple, almost like a biography -not to flowery but with just enough emotion to keep your interest. Like that it all came together well at the end. Nice story.

  • Tre
    2019-06-16 20:51

    I was given a copy for my honest review.The story was about a young woman that was kidnapped and tortured by a serial killer. The young woman named Natalie was able to escape and was under the protection of the first officer on the scene. Throughout the story, Natalie is suffering from PTSD and the constant rejection from Officer Lucas. Natalie was a survivor and fighter throughout the book. I enjoyed reading this story and I recommend it.

  • Jeanette
    2019-06-22 17:06

    I really liked the concept and plot of the story but felt that it could have been more condensed. Although I wanted to know what happened and liked the story as a whole, I felt that the story was really slow. I found myself skimming sections or feeling bored through some parts. I liked the main characters and some secondary characters but felt they could have been portrayed better to keep the reader engaged.

  • Vivian
    2019-06-03 15:39

    I liked this. I think that both the hero and heroine were realistic, the tension and romance were yummy (I would have DEFINITELY appreciated more steam, but I really liked the "outdoor scene") and it all wrapped up nicely in the end. I'm not sure that the whole "I can't be with you because I'm protecting you" thing was really working for me, but I would read more from this author.

  • Cassie
    2019-05-28 17:44

    This is one of the best books I've read in a while. I became a fan of the characters and enjoyed how the characters developed throughout the story. The story line kept me guessing and was not as predictable as other romance novels. I struggled with finding time to read because I did not want to put the book down... I can NOT wait to hear Lucas' point of view!

  • Karla Andrews
    2019-06-22 20:56

    Amazing book. Highly recommend it to anyone. It shows that women can be fighters and survivors. It was a romance book, but I enjoyed it more because of what she overcame.

  • Kate Waldorf
    2019-05-28 17:56

    It was a different YA fiction.I liked Natalie and Lucas' story.