AUTHOR: Jason Luke
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: March 31, 2015
PUBLISHER: Jason Luke
PAGES: Approx. 266
COPY PROVIDED BY: Author
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RATING: 4.5 Stars!
Art has always been Blake McGrath’s life. Scarred by tragedy, he’s hiding from the world on a lonely beach, struggling with loss and bitter regrets.
Connie is a disillusioned art dealer with troubled relationship issues of her own. Through her sudden mysterious appearance, Blake once again returns to the craft he has mastered to prove to himself that there is hope, that redemption is possible… and that love can last.
REVIEWERS NOTE: I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
4.5 Magnificent Stars!
An Enchanting, Beautiful Love Story that Dazzled Me from the Start and Enthralled Me To the Very End!
The Light House was a captivating, sweet and angsty romance that had me enamored, staying up all night just to get to the phenomenal ending. It's rich, breathtaking scenery mixed with a beguiling love story and phenomenal writing encompassed and intrigued me! I loved this read!
Wracked with shame, Connie escapes to the small, picturesque town of Hoyt Harbor on the quiet shores of Maine, for a short reprieve to rethink her life's course. After a disappointing past four years filled with regrets and failed dreams, she’s ready for a change. Her dream of being an artist were slowly and methodically snuffed out as the domineering Duncan, a wealthy, shameless procurer of beauty and destroyer of spirit, took without giving as promised. Reevaluating her life means abandoning the secure prison he's encased her in but her strength and fortitude find her innocently touring the charms of the local establishments, where she unearths a lost and mysterious treasure of great value. Her spirits high for the first time in years, she sets out to find the lost artist in the hopes of salvaging what’s left of her dreams.
Blake McGarth, arguably the most achieved artist of the twenty first century has left the art world behind after fate stole his most precious gifts and he vowed never to return. But after rescuing the mesmerizing young Connie from a storm, his forgotten past is suddenly and unexpectedly resurrected and along with it, all the anguish he's tried unsuccessfully to bury for the past five years. A prisoner of his own making, Blake has secluded himself away, but when fate comes knocking once again, he might just find the one thing he's been secretly hoping for... redemption.
This was a beautiful, inspiring love story with shocking and heartbreaking events that spoke of redemption, rebirth and perseverance.
The Blake we see is a humble man drowning in guilt. He blames himself and fate for stealing his hope and his passions, his guilt sinking him into a colorless world of darkness. Yet when faced with the opportunity to smudge out a small portion of that guilt, he grabs onto it with a renewed vow to make it right. I enjoyed his character so much as I grew to truly care about what had happened to him and what was happening to him. My heart broke for all he suffered but I was left with a tremendous amount of hope for him and the life he was recreating for himself.
Connie was a beautiful, caring, soulful character. Right from the beginning you could connect with her. She’s on the run from a man who has had a hand in crushing the vibrant parts of her and her life hasn’t been all charms and joy but she pushed through all that and ultimately decided to conquer her fails. Meeting Blake was a chance encounter that changed everything for both of them.
Getting to know Blake and Connie as their passions and history were explored while watching their slow build towards a sweet, everlasting love was fun and exciting. This author takes us on an incredible, inspiring journey with a clean, powerful message filled with hope.
The Wrap Up:
This was a true blue, real romance and I loved everything about it. Jason Luke has an undeniably talented way of painting a colorful canvas with a stunning palette of words you can’t help but immerse yourself in as his scenes come to life inside your mind. This story will be one I read and reread time and again.
About the Author...
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