Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Play of Light Blog tour and review!!!

Book & Author details:
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. ~


my 5 star review of Play of Light

     This has to be on my top list of books for 2014. I couldn't wait to read this book, just looking at the cover alone. It is absolutely stunning. then there was the synopsis, and I am a sucker for love lost, and love found again- especially when one pines for the other, and unbeknownst to them- the other feels the same way, but doesn't speak of how much they like the other! its awesome. and that's exactly what this story was. 
     It had it all- happy moments, sad moments, even tragic moments, mysterious moments too and funny moments. the writing style was one i was desperately seeking after a million books that gave me three stars or less, i was looking forward to this book being the ONE to get me out of my slump, and that it did. and I think I have read about a million books since, and I still remember this book- clear as day. 
     I read the same books OVER AND OVER. literally- its the same senseless drivel- and I think to myself, why do i do this? I love the blurb, I love the cover- but get about 20% in and think- I need to stop reading this. and i typically do. but this book- I couldn't WAIT to get to 20%, that's how absolutely fabulous this book was. I loved the main characters, the secondary ones, the plot- the themes, this book had everything. 
Sarah met Spencer one day on the beach- when he saved her from the pirates. what she doesnt know is that he will forever change and shape her, for the rest of her life. spencer is close to her age- and he is new in town. his parents have passed away and he is living with his uncle, whom everyone in town hates- but is scared of. Sarah becomes his friend- but desperately wants to be more. little did she know- he was destined to break her heart.
Spencer reveals to Sarah all of his secrets. And Sarah being kind and good- wants to do anything and everything she can to help Spencer. She wants to tell her father, who is a police officer, but she doesn't want that to cause more trouble for Spencer. Making a decision to end up telling her father anyway- ruined her life and her family moves away from that sleepy town and Spencer Pierce- the boy she will love forever. 

     After returning to that small coastal town, to find her closure- she sees Spencer again, and all those feelings she was desperate to keep hidden, bubble to the surface. Spencer then explains his reasoning for pushing her away, and then they start a good friendship again. One that is certainly laced with some sexual tension, that’s for sure. They are no longer teenagers, but grown adults, with adult feelings. Then the story takes a turn for the mysterious, as Sarah sets to right a few wrongs, with Spencer’s help.

     I didn’t know that this story was going to touch me so deeply. It was everything. The past, the present, and the future- was so brilliantly done. I was in love with the hero- the poor broken boy, and the man- trying to be strong. I was in love with the heroine- that sweet strong girl that developed into the woman that I loved.

     Even though this story had major tragedy, in the past- it really was the present that gave this story life. I am so happy to have read this story of love lost, but love found again. And even though the past shaped who they were- it didn’t define who they were together. Debra Doxer, I am now your biggest fan. I can’t wait for what’s next from you!

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. This sounds like such an emotional, yet beautiful read! I really need to give it a try myself it sounds right up my alley! Great review, Allison!