Thursday, 8 February 2018

♕ REVIEW ♕ HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN (CRACKS DUET #2) BY L.H. COSWAY

TITLE: How the light gets in 
SERIES: (Cracks Duet #2)
AUTHOR: L.H. Cosway
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: February 6th, 2018
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HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN: Is the second instalment of the (Cracks Duet) by L.H. Cosway. This is a continuation of Evelyn's and Dylan's story. A second chance romance. 

This jumps drastically eleven years after 'A crack in everything', Dylan and Evelyn are no longer young teenagers. She's only briefly seen him when he was twenty two during a stop over, now he's thirty and conquered all his dreams he'd set out to accomplish in 'A crack in everything' owner of many successful perfume franchises. 

After her Grandmother died nothing was holding her back to stay in Dublin and moved to New York with her Aunty Yvonne who set her up with a job and let her stay with her in her apartment again. 

Once these two reconnect after so many years apart Dylan shows Evelyn in so many ways that he still loves her, even when apart he was still carrying a torch for her. Evelyn it seemed needed a bit more convincing, and this is where a wee bit of frustration for me came into the story, his love for her was pouring off the pages, everything he did was based on his feelings for her, so that in itself made it hard to understand why she didn't commit to him a lot sooner than she did. But all in all it made for a good read. I enjoyed his unwavering pursuit. 

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Here was a man who had once stolen my heart, who had once been my whole entire world. Now we were virtual strangers. 

These characters captured my heart in ‘A crack in everything’ and getting to reconnect with them all again in this book was priceless it felt like coming home after a long trip abroad. Needless to say "second chance romances' are my guilty pleasure lately I can't seem to get enough of them, so I'm glad I got that fix with this book. Once I hit the 'Epilogue' the feels yet again came rushing at me, such a beautiful high note to leave off at. Once I started this I couldn't put it down, I loved how it all came full circle and really hope we get to read Conor's and Yvonne's story.
He came back to me 16 minutes and 59 seconds into Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7.

We parted amid tragedy, so it seemed poetic. Dylan O’Dea, my childhood sweetheart, had once meant everything to me. Now we were strangers, and honestly, after eleven years I never thought I’d see him again.

I lived in the world of the average, of getting paid by the hour and budgeting to make ends meet. But Dylan, he lived in the world of wealth and success. He’d achieved the great things I always suspected he would. The dissatisfaction he’d felt as a teenager had obviously been an excellent motivator.

He started a business from scratch, pioneered a brand, and created perfumes adored by women across the globe. I was just one of the people who’d been there before. Now he was living his best life in the after.

And me, well, I’d been in a dark place for a while. Slowly but surely, I was letting the light back in, but there was something missing. I was an unfinished sentence with an ellipsis at the end. And maybe, if I was brave enough to take the chance, Dylan could be my happy ending.

How the Light Gets In is Book #2 and the concluding instalment in L.H. Cosway’s Cracks duet.
 

L.H. Cosway lives in Dublin, Ireland. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.


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