Today I have a new paranormal-flavored romance. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, read excerpts and don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where you could win prizes seen in the photo!
Starting as a faily typical romance: a wounded heroine leaves a bad situation with boyfriend and job to make a new start. Emma does exactly that, she leaves London for the seaside town of Bournmouth, finds a roommate and begins anew. It’s a fairly typical ‘vacation feel” as she is enjoying the new sights and people, and shes even found a boy she likes. But then, nightmares start to disturb her life,and the questions of what is real and not begin to arise.
Emma is a fairly typical girl who has been hurt: far too quick to assume that everyone is out to hurt her and allowing her own insecurities to take over her actions. When she meets Jeremy the sparks fly, and the two are getting to know one another. Jeremy is a bit of a fancy boy, with moments of interaction that feel real, and others that are almost painful in the what isn’t said or done sort of way. As a couple, I found more questions than answers, and their relationship was very uneven in pacing and progression.
Emma and Jeremy are both in need of some growing up time, while she is a bit more sympathetic, neither is really ready for the sort of relationship that they both think they deserve. They do have amazing chemistry though, and the tumult of feelings that Emma is left with after encounters with her dream man are also highly charged. Some graphic interactions will take this into an adult only read, and the moments are steamy enough to require a cool drink.
In fact, the whole story pacing was uneven for me, with long passages of wondering to no end, as Emma is dealing with the fallout from her nightmares and the doubts placed. I wanted some sort of resolution in any one of the relationships: the one with Jeremy, the one with her dream man –but none came.
And here is my issue: Cliffhanger. Nearly four hundred pages and NO resolutions that would logically lead me into thinking that one issue is solved and now we can logically move forward. Personally, I don’t mind cliffhangers that are done well: you get some answers but a larger mystery is still to be solved. Those I can wrap my head around, and not feel as if the story was drawn out to be prematurely ended with a cliffhanger in the hopes that people will feel obligated to get the next installment. That feels like cheating to me, and with so many other titles out there to read doesn’t inspire me to look forward to the next story. Others may think that it was well set and logical; I just was frustrated to be left feeling the story was incomplete.
Title: Reach for Your Light
Author: Ces Creatively
Series: The Light Direction
Published by: Self-Published
Source: Author via Tour Company
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Emma Williams is searching for a new direction. Leaving behind a dead end career and harrowing relationship in London, she makes a fresh start in Bournemouth bonding immediately with flat mate Denzil and enjoying coastal life.
Falling in love with delicious Jeremy White she soon discovers that her new life is not as uncomplicated as she’d hoped. It may look like she has the perfect beach apartment and gorgeous man of her dreams but when visions of a mysterious stranger become reality and manipulating exes are out to cause trouble in paradise, Em just wants to find the truth in a world of deceit.
The Light Direction will take you on a fast-paced roller coaster of hot sex, mind games and supernatural visions that will leave you hungry for more.
A copy of this title was provided via Author via Tour Company for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.