Dark Light by S.L. Jennings
Love. Sex. Magic.
Before her 20th birthday, Gabriella was pretty much clueless about all three. In love with her best guy friend since the age of 14 and too crass and intimidating for most of the male population of Colorado Springs, love and good sex were virtually a myth.
And then there’s magic. Freakin’ magic. There’s no way that legend could have a place in her less than exciting life. So why after twenty years of utter obscurity do her adopted parents hit her with the ton of bricks that is her true identity? And how the heck is she supposed to accept all this and become what she was truly created to be?
Lucky for Gabs, sexy as sin Dorian is more than equipped to help her embrace these new revelations. And while everything about him feels oh so good, she soon learns that there’s more behind his crystal blue eyes, chiseled body and exotic beauty. Something dark, menacing and downright unnatural. Yet Gabs is in way too deep to even try to turn away from him now.
Dark Light, Book 1 of the Dark Light Series, is the raw, emotional story of a young woman’s journey of self-discovery in a world that was not meant for her. And her scorching hot, lip-biting addiction for the man she can’t deny, no matter the cost.
*Contains strong adult content.
Dawn’s Review: 4.5 stars
Let me start with saying how freakin’ HOT Dorian is. Yum!!!
Whew, okay, now I can move on! I really enjoyed Gabriella’s story. It could have been full of ‘woe is me’ but Gabs came across more of a sassy, knows-what-she-wants girl. That is so much more enjoyable to read when I’m not always wanting to smack the girl and say ‘get a backbone!’.
Gabriella is surrounded by a close group of friends, including her bestie, Morgan, and her first crush, Jared. When the book starts out, Gabriella is just turning 20. For the last several years, she’s crushed on Jared and he’s not reciprocated. Then suddenly, he starts showing some serious interest. That was a little odd for me until later in the book when more was revealed about Gabriella’s legacy. I’m definitely left wondering what happens in their relationship in book 2.
The sex is very hot with some moments of roughness that are not overdone. I could feel the heat and darkness between Dorian and Gabs and her ever-increasing need for him. Speaking of Dorian, his moods did have my head whipping back and forth like I was watching a tennis match but in the end, I think I was just as entranced as Gabriella by him. I can’t wait for more of him in The Dark Prince! -by Dawn
Abby’s Review 4 stars
So I am not sure what I was thinking this book was about before I read it but I did not really comprehend what I was getting myself into until I was there. I had no idea that this is about a choice between dark and light. No clue that this book was about how the bad and good are not always black and white and that there are all kinds of shades of grey. No idea that this book was building up to be one of those epic love stories. And mostly no idea that the writing in this book is so damn sexy and hot that I might need to fan myself from the amount of heat coming off of the pages.
Sometimes when you read a book you know that it is the start of something that is going to captivate you and entertain you for many books. In this story I did have an idea what was going to happen, however I am left knowing that there are so many possibilities for this story to go in different directions and I like that.
If you love paranormal, this book is for you. If you love hot steamy sex, this book is for you. If you you like strong characters that are relate-able, fun, and sexy, also for you.
There were a few time where I thought that the sex was a little to much, but I easily got past that.
Its a great read and Dawn and myself are both looking forward to the next installment.
*Book provided by author for honest review.
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