Published on October 5th, 2013 | by Kelsey0
The Dark Light of Day by T.M. Frazier
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 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.
I went into this book blind, a friend recommended it for my mother ( You know how she is for her dark reads). My mother couldn’t stop talking about it so I knew this was going to be good.
As soon as I met Jake in the prologue as a young man I fell for his tender and kind nature. The prologue was disturbing and it made me quite anxious as to the journey this book was taking me on. He was swoon worthy in every way with his blonde hair, black leathers and motor bike, but he was also deadly and took his line of work very seriously.
“Dad” I asked. I’d tried everything I could to take away his pain, and in return he had done his damnedest to make sure I felt the very depths of it. “Get the fuck out of here” he roared into the floor between sobs. “Dad, let me help you” I begged, kicking the axe out of his reach.
Abby was a survivor, her scars ran deep and her memories were vivid. Her only real love in her life was her Nan. At once my heart went out to her, a seventeen year old girl with no-one to take care of her, she was a loner, she was bright and clever, she was robbed of a decent childhood and she was a tortured soul. Abby wasn’t whiny or needy, she just got up and dusted herself off and I loved the strength she displayed, her character was of a true heroine.
“Its just me…..and her” My voice cracked. Inside I was crying, screaming, raging against whatever higher power would be so cruel that it would give me a taste of normality then strip it all away. Outside I was a robot.
There were some evil characters, I was scared for Abby and I found myself shouting “Noooooooo don’t trust them, don’t go there”At this point I needed group therapy, my group buddies felt the same. It was taking us on one hell of a ride. I loved Jake and Abby and was thoroughly invested in their story but I had a couple of niggles. There was no build up, their love was instant, too soon for my liking without any real understanding. Although this didn’t distract me from the story, I just put it behind me and plodded on.
There’s many “Oh My God” and “WTF” moments to this story, I sighed, I cried and I wanted to throw my kindle when it hurt, I felt every emotion and ABSOLUTELY adored the writing style.
I’ll be putting this in my favourites list as far as epilogues go. I lived it and loved it! Being inside Jake’s head was such an experience. His explanation’s of his feelings shone through and I took in every morsel and chewed slowly.
This epilogue did it for me, listening to Jake’s POV, the way he got off and felt good about his actions. I could truly relate to every word. Apart form a couple of tiny issues like the age of the characters and the too fast blossoming of the relationship for me this was a solid.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
T.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and three feisty fur kids.
In the third grade she wrote her very first story about a lost hamster. It earned rave reviews from both her teacher and her parents although her spelling could have (and could still) use some help.
It only took her twenty years to start the next book.
The Dark Light of Day is her debut novel.
King will be released in 2014.
She is an avid reader herself who LOVES talking books and chatting with her readers.
Summary: I found another great author, I'm really looking forward to reading more from this lady.