•.☆.•Even At Your Darkest by AJ Love Release Day•.☆.•
AJ Love brings you a contemporary romance with a dark twist. This shady romance will take you on a rollercoaster as Layton and Kane fight their way through the bad, the tragedy, to find each other as well as their own peace.
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Life being Layton Parks isn’t easy. Everything she touches seems to just fall apart at her fingertips – the air conditioning, the coffee maker, her ability to say no. A push over at heart, Layton does what she’s told, when she’s told. With two jobs bleeding her dry, she barely has time to register the rut she seems to have fallen in. Despite this, she’s okay with her life. It’s simple and uncomplicated.
Until it isn’t.
Kane Thatcher doesn’t need any help in being broken because he’s already a walking mass of shattered shards. Unlike Layton, Kane is no one’s Yes Man. After a split decision three years previous turned his world upside down, he’s finally living independent, with no one to worry about but himself.
Until he isn’t.
He’s curious about her, and determined to make her stand up for herself and be who she wants to be.
She’s a little scared of him, yet knows there’s a softer side of him hiding behind all the hate.
Will they bring out the best in each other, or will outside obstacles force out the worst? Will hate win over love, or will they be able to navigate their way through it together?
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My ARC Review:
Layton left home early in her life, not fitting in with her parents ideals, they turned her out. Layton works really hard to afford her tiny little apartment and paying the bills, having to keep 2 jobs going at once, one in the grocery store and one as a stripper. But she’s doing ok, not one to say no to anyone though, always doing as she is asked to do.
A new neighbour moves in across from her apartment, he’s huge, quiet, brooding, angry looking and sets Layton’s body quivering with needs when she knows she should really be running away, but is unable to resist the innate pull towards him. Kane is a shattered soul, barely holding himself together, he uses his arrogance and anger as masks to keep people at bay. He can’t seem to stop thinking about the girl across the way from him, and has an over protective urge to look after her, though he can’t figure out why and can’t let her get involved with him, thinking he would only drag her down into his darkness.
I really loved these characters and the storyline with its plots and twists that kept you on the edge of your seat. Layton’s character grew more and more as she got to know Kane, and he in turn smiled and talked more than he has ever done, I loved his character and his protectivness and caring nature even though he wanted to be seen as cocky and arrogant. I loved the circle of friends they made and how the MC crew always had their back and made a great set of friends.
There is definitely a dark undertone to this story with a scene that may well have triggers for some people so be warned.
A great read all in all, I really enjoyed it and would definitely look to read more from this author. Highly recommended reading.