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December 13, 2014

Play of Light by Debra Doxer ~ BLOG TOUR & REVIEW

Play of Light by Debra Doxer
Publication date: December 8th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


I lived in paradise, and I loved Spencer Pierce.

At fourteen, my life was perfect. The beach was my playground, and the boy who stole my heart lived just around the corner. But perfect never lasts. In one horrifying moment, I lost it all. My family was destroyed, and the boy I believed in turned his back on me. Paradise became a nightmare.

That was five years ago. Everything changed when we moved from our home by the sea. I’ve changed, and I don’t like who I’ve become. I miss the smiling, carefree beach girl who disappeared that terrible night. I want to find her again. I want to face the people we ran from so long ago. Most of all, I have to face Spencer. So I can prove that when he broke my heart, he didn’t break me.

But when I see him again, Spencer Pierce is no longer the boy from my memories. He’s now a man who could devastate me if I let him. He watches me when he thinks I’m not looking. There’s regret written on his face when he’s near. Each time I see him, my heart aches for what might have been, and I think his does too. How can I convince myself I’m over him when I suspect he never got over me?

~ This is a standalone story. ~


Review by Leeann 

This is the story of Sarah and Spencer.
They knew each other when they were younger. Sarahs dad was a local cop and Spencers uncle whom he lived with was the local crime boss who paid off the local cops to keep him above the law.
These 2 young kids learnt the hard way that no matter how much you want things to work out sometimes fate intervenes and control of your life is taken away.
See, Spencer went to live with his uncle after his mum passed away and his uncle would beat him whenever he was having a bad day or whenever he felt like it. Spencers uncle also hated Sarahs dad because he was the one cop he couldn't pay off. 
As a result,  Sarahs dad ends up dead and she witnessed his murder. She and her mum and sister end up moving away.
Sarah inherited her dad's strong sense of right and wrong. Years later she has won a full scholarship to college in the town she grew up in and her dad was murdered in. When she returns to her home town she finds that Spencer still lives there. Although they haven't kept in contact for all that time it's like they were never apart and they pick up where they left off.  
Things take a turn when secrets from the past come to light and both Sarah and Spencer need to decide if they want to put put it out there so the past can be laid rest which means putting themselves in danger or just let it go.

This story is sad and emotional for Sarah but also for Spencer.  They have both suffered huge losses at such young ages and both bear the scars from their traumatic childhood.

The lesson in this story is that no matter how dark your life seems to be, keep going, there is light at the end of the tunnel and if you work towards it when you get to that light it will work out and it will be worth it.
I found this book to be very inspirational!!

4.5 Stars 


Debra Doxer was born in Boston, and other than a few lost years in the California sunshine, she has always resided in the Boston area. She writes fiction, technical software documents, illegible scribbles on sticky notes, and texts that get mangled by AutoCorrect. She writes for a living, and she writes for fun. When her daughter asks when she’ll run out of words, her response always is, “When I run out of time.”

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1 comment:

  1. Great review, Leeann! This sounds like a really intense and emotional read! Glad you liked it! :)