Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ARC Review: Light Up the Night by Laura Trentham

Title: Light Up the Night

Author: Laura Trentham


When a police chief who craves stability meets a free-thinking, colorful college professor, neither anticipate the fireworks that light up the night...

After a mugging in grad school left her with an irrational fear of the night not even her PhD in psychology has helped overcome, Sadie Wren is sure she’s found an idyllic, safe place in Cottonbloom. When a break-in at her house shatters her sense of safety, gruff, protective Thaddeus Preston storms into her life. On the surface, they have little in common, but a loneliness she’s only too familiar with hides behind his infrequent smiles. But based on her knowledge of the human psyche, Sadie is convinced her infatuation with Thad will burn out as quickly as it flared.

As the Chief of Police of Cottonbloom, Mississippi, Thaddeus Preston maintains a strict control on everything in the small town—himself included. With an older brother serving time for a crime Thad committed when he was just a kid, he lives a life of penance, not allowing anyone to get close. When a reported lurker turns into a real threat, Thad is determined to restore order as quickly as possible and get back to his virtual jail.

But Thad’s brother gets out on probation just as Sadie and the town turns to him for protection. His tidy, barren life spins into chaos, and the only thing that makes sense is the one woman who shouldn’t.


I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

Light Up the Night was such a wonderful contemporary romance novella. As a part of the Cottonbloom series it was a great bridge between the first three books and the books that this author will be releasing in this series next year! I really loved Thad and Sadie's story so much. It was short in length because it's only a novella, but it didn't lack in anything else. The characters were amazing, the romance was hot and sweet and the way that the author brought everything together was absolutely wonderful. The one thing I will say is I was kind of bummed that we don't get to see the previous couples enjoying their post-HEA bliss, but Thad and Sadie were so wonderful that I was able to get over that. Lol. Overall, I loved this book and now I'm even more excited for the upcoming Cottonbloom books!

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