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Release Blitz with Review: Dark Hearts (Light in the Dark #3) by Micalea Smeltzer


Title: Dark Hearts
Series: Light in the Dark #3
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: January 24, 2017

I’ve learned that not everything is what it seems. If you start to look too close, you uncover things people don’t want you to see. It’s why I hide. It’s why no one knows the real me. But he sees me. He sees the darkness in my heart but he’s not afraid, because he’s like me. They say opposites attract, but we’re proof that like-and-like are a far more potent combination.

Novalee Clarke is hiding from a past she wants to leave behind, and Jacen Kensington is running from his.

The thing about hiding and running is eventually the thing you’re trying to escape catches up to you.

And when it does?

It changes everything.

My Review

From the moment we were introduced to each other it’s like some part of me woke up and said, “Hello, I know you.”

“Jace is like a car speeding down the road headed straight for me and I can’t move out of the way fast enough. I don’t know if I want to move. Maybe I just want to end it all–or maybe it’s not the end, and the beginning instead.”

“We’re just two broken people trying to piece ourselves together, but maybe with each other’s help we can make something beautiful out of our messes.”

“There is a reason I chose the title Moments for my project. It’s moments like this, ones where we’re so close to loosing our minds, that time slows down the most. Where his finger on my lip and my nails in his back adds up to a much larger picture. Each moment is precious in its own right, but you put them together and it’s magic.”

No one has a way with words quite like Micalea Smeltzer. Her books are the kind that you just want to clear your day for. You want to forget all of your plans and just get lost in the story that she has created.

Dark Hearts is the third book in the Light in the Dark series and is one of those books that just grabs onto you from page one. From the moment you start reading, you are hooked. I connected with Jace and Nova instantly. I loved how easy things were between the two of them and just how wonderfully their friendship flowed. The two of them were both broken characters, hurt by their pasts and afraid to let someone in and love them. They just worked so well together and had the most amazing chemistry together. Between their entertaining banter and the pull between the two of them, I just honestly couldn’t get enough. I found myself hoping and praying, rooting that they would give in to what they were feeling. I just knew if they gave it a chance, what they had, would be truly amazing.

Now, the road to HEA for Jace and Nova was not an easy one. They both had to deal with feelings and emotions that they weren’t used to. Feelings that they weren’t sure how to handle and learning how to work through them. They had a lot of obstacles along the way, and some truths/secrets to work through. But, like any great love story, the journey and the fight are incredibly worth it. And I loved every single moment of Jace and Nova’s journey.

Dark Hearts was an amazing read, from beginning to end. Dark Hearts is a beautiful friends to lovers romance. The characters and story-line will capture your heart and leave you begging for more. This story is filled with heartbreaking and intense moments as well as fun and sexy ones. Jace and Nova’s story is beautiful and their love is completely unforgettable.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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Author Bio

Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
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