- Book Title: Light From The Dark
- Author: Mercy Celeste
- Publisher: MJC Press (March 5, 2015)
- Book Length: 301 pages
- Genre: Gay, Romance, Thriller, Psychological Drama, Contemporary
- Reviewed by: Scott
- Posting Date: April 24, 2015
Hang on because WOW this book is a roller coaster. This story captured my attention and kept me riveted to the pages as I read this book over a 4 day period. Anyone who likes a good long book this one will fit nicely, on my Kindle it is 5157 sections. Where the Author came up with the idea for this story, I couldn’t imagine, it is complex, thrilling and a true romance. We’ve all read thrilling romances but what really made this book a stand out is the complexity of the characters and story line.
Christopher (Kit) Auberon is the person that Micah (Beastly) Beasley was hired to protect. Micah is Ex Marine and Ex Law Enforcement, having been away from Law since a tragic event that he holds himself in blame. Christopher is a spoiled rich kid that witnessed the most horrific thing, at the age of 8 he was a witness to his Parent’s murder and thereafter kidnapped. Now at the age of 26 he has made himself a virtual prisoner in his own home. Only interacting with a few and never leaving the virtual walls that he has imprisoned himself in. The interior of these walls are quite extravagant as money does buy you very nice things, he also has a staff on the outside that take care of the grounds, the house and himself. For Micah he blames himself for an assignment gone wrong having to kill a child’s Mother right in front of her. This has really screwed him up so when he is offered a “cake” assignment to protect a rich kid in the middle of nowhere he jumped on it.
As it turns out this is no ‘cake’ assignment and the lives of everyone were at stake. As the memories and characters from Kit’s past come back it is up to Micah to fight past his ghosts and physically protect the people that have wormed their way into his heart.
The Author has given me a captivating story as she unravels the mysteries of each of the characters. She not only unravels the mysteries but also mends the darkness in each of the characters. As Kit and Beastly mend themselves they also mend each other, the last past was so sweet for me. The bond that Beastly and Kit formed was one that is formed and attached from deep within, I just loved the romanticism.
The mystery that ensued throughout the novel was truly suspenseful, it was further fueled by the complexity of the characters. It is a bit Hitchcock in the simplicity of the setting and amount of characters involved, but still yields the extravagant back stories and complexities that leave you guessing as each page is turned.
Anyone who reads me know that I almost never yelp about editing, this book could have used some help but for me it did not deter from the overall experience.
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