How do you keep going when you feel like your life is over?
Maggie never thought she’d see Clay again. So, she attempts to put her life back together after her heart has been shattered to pieces. Moving on and moving forward, just as Clay wanted her to.
Clay never stopped thinking of Maggie. Even after ripping their lives apart and leaving her behind to get the help he so desperately needed. He is healing…slowly. But his heart still belongs to the girl who tried to save him.
When a sudden tragedy brings Maggie and Clay face to face again, nothing is the same. Yet some things never change. Can the darkness that threatened to consume them be transformed into something else and finally give them what they always wanted? And can two people who fought so hard to be together, finally find their happiness? Or will their demons and fear drive them apart for good?
The thing about love, is even when it destroys you, it has a way of mending what is broken. And in the shadows, you can still see the light.
*****5 out of 5 STARS*****
Emotionally Charged, Inspirational, Break You Down, Then Build You Back Up!
Light in the Shadows is the second book in the series. There is also a Novella with this series called Cloud Walking.
For anybody that follows my reviews knows there is nothing I love more than a Damaged Bad Boy! Well this book has provided me with not only the Bad Boy, but he came Incredibly Damaged. From the get-go I fell HARD for Clayton Reed. He was somebody I wanted to jump into the book and SAVE! But since we are not in the year 2032 I am not able to do so yet! (I am hoping they come up with that one day, time traveling machines eat your heart out) From the very second I was introduced to Clayton you could see that he was off, you could tell he was hiding something. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect it to be what he was going through. I could tell he would love hard, and was just grasping onto something real. Sad thing is he never thought he was good enough to have it. The demons in his head told him how horrible he was, how nothing could ever be THAT great unless it was for somebody else. Maggie came into the picture and loved him something FIERCE!!!! The passion between them was like NONE other I have yet to read. This was a love that was so deep, but so messed up. Then the ending BOOM in your face cry your eyes out, crawl into a hole and hope you find the LIGHT! I have been waiting so long for the Light! Well Swooners I finally got my light.
We knew Clayton does what he thinks is best for Maggie, even though it was not the best for him. Turns out it wasn’t good for EITHER of them. He tells her to Move On. I hated the first phone call/ contact between them. I swear I wanted to SMACK Maggie and Clayton and be like ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!! Make-up do it already. I personally thought Clayton and Maggie were ready for some happiness, but what the heck do I know. They still had so many obstacles to go through. After Tragedy hit they are put in a situation Face to Face and my GOD there were literally SPARKS coming off of my computer. You could feel the passion, the pull, the connection these two had. I don’t care how old they are, they have something some people will never get a chance to experience in their life time. A true love. I really hate to share my boyfriend, but in this situation you can see they belong to each other Mind, Body and Soul, so I have made this one exception to let him go and be with Maggie. Ok maybe he is not mine but Hey I like to keep my Fictional Boyfriends on a tight leash! She was his Life Line, but also his downfall. He was far from being healthy coming back to Davidson to be his Aunts rock, but he did it for Ruby!
Ruby what can I say about this selfless woman! I hate what she went through, but I love that she never told Clayton to go back to Florida, that she knew not making him go back would really help him get stronger. He did that for the one person who has always been there for him. I LOVE RUBY! She loves Maggie and she is so wise. I love how she told Maggie “Promise me, Maggie, to follow your heart and not your head. Our heads have a nasty habit of ruining what can make us happiest. And there are times in our lives when you have to put aside what we think is best and go with what you feel is best.” Then she gets it. I swear I wish I had Ruby in my life!
OOH OOH and then I get this from Maggie (I want to try and take credit and act like I smacked some sense into her but I didn’t, it was all Ruby) “I don’t want to wake up ten years from now regretting that I let this slip through my fingers. I don’t want to waste another moment without you in my life,” And I cried, I mean I couldn’t even see the words anymore, I jumped up and did a little dance while my husband eyes me like I was on something, these men just don’t understand!!!!
Clayton tells her and I swear this is one of the squeeze your heart lines “You are everything good in my life. Even when I thought all I had was the darkness, you were there. And you gave me something to live for. I couldn’t let you go. No matter how hard I tried. I know now that’s because to lose you would be losing the very best part of myself.” Swoon!!!! Swoon so damn hard!!!! I mean straight Maggie I envy the crap out of you!
It wasn’t the end though, cause you know A. Meredith has to put them through the ringer, so there is more learning, growing, freak outs, and just pure fighting to find themselves in the middle which I can’t tell you about cause YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!!! SO GO BUY IT NOW!!!!!!
Obviously you can tell this is My Favorite read of 2013!!!! I will end it with this. I will tell you the one thing I don’t like about this book. That It is OVER and I just am not ready to let Clayton and Maggie go. I wish there was more, but A. Meredith Walters left me satisfied with the ending. I know there is no more to be told, but hey maybe a follow up cause we know you could always put Clayton and Maggie through some more stuff and I would totally be ok with that! Please everybody go read this series!!!!!!
Thank you A. Meredith for this BEAUTIFUL Series! I look forward to all your other work to come!!! You have a FAN for Life!!!!!!