Title: Darkness Matters
Author: Jay McLean
Released: June 26, 2017
It’s the same old story, really.
Good versus evil.
Heroes versus villains.
Light versus dark.
For two years, college freshman Noah Morgan lived his life somewhere in the middle, fighting darkness and light, always searching for answers to a single question:
Why, Noah, why?
The same three words keep him up at night, struggling for air while gripping a plastic cylinder containing white pills to match the white label with his name printed in ink as deep and dark as his memories—memories that turned him into a recluse.
Luckily for him, that’s not how the girl next door sees him.
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Ok, I went into this without knowing anything about the storyline, only that this was a standalone.
At 21 yrs old, Andie and her twin sister Milky have just moved into a one bedroomed flat to start their life over, trying to rebuild and restart their lives and escape their past. Andie made some bad decisions when she was younger. At 16 her life was mapped out for her, she was clever, bright and extremely intelligent and was heading for Harvard. But an older, sexy man moves in next door and makes her feel things she’s never felt before, do things she’s never done before, and before she knows it she is caught up in his web of lies and deceit, without even knowing she is in it.
Noah and Bradley are next door neighbours to Andie and Milky. Again Noah was going places in life, until one night throws him into a darkness from which he is unable to get out from. People see him as a recluse / introvert, but he is just an extremely shy guy trying to find his normal again, which he seems to be able to do when Andie is around.
This story is told from 3 different POV’s, which was definitely needed as the story goes back into the past giving us the difficult and broken past, mostly from Andie. Its a good read, a bit dark and emotional, I felt for Andie and what she was drawn into. I loved Noah and the strong protective character that was lurking underneath the shell of the man he was.
But there are a couple of major twists in this 95% of the way into this book, and then it doesn’t go any further with the story after that, leaving me with lots of unanswered questions. It definitely needs an epilogue or a further book to give this any chance of a HEA, but I really enjoyed the book anyway.
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Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult Romance, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, playing house and binge watching Netflix.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.
Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a forever half-done home where music is loud and laughter is louder.