Review: Broken Lights Dianna Hardy
Norman Smithson is at the end of the line. His wife left him, women don't look at him, he was made redundant, and at forty, he could be just that little bit slimmer. He would be a has-been if he'd ever been a 'was' in the first place. He's not the Alpha male of the 21st century – or of any century. He was the chubby oddball who used to sit silently at the back of the class so he wouldn't get picked on.
Rosa is a dreadlocked, tattooed and pierced twenty-something, who uses her image as armour to keep everyone away from every broken thing about her. But her past is about to catch up with her ... at the exact moment Norman finds himself in completely the wrong place, at the worst possible time.
One gunshot, one scramble for life, one unlikely couple, one very long night ... can one damaged woman and one ordinary man, find the extraordinary in the very last second they're given?
Broken Lights is a standalone story of what's really worth fighting for, when one second is all you have left.
Expected release date: Before Christmas 2014
I received this book to give an honest review.
I have to say this was a totally different book than what I was expecting from this author. I have read her other works being as The Witching Pen series and The Eye of The Storm series those were paranormal so this was a different story. It was really really good. But beware there is sex scenes within here so this is a for sure 18 on up book.
We start off the story with Norman he is just your normal middle age working man. He has a wife and children and he provides for them all. But when his bad day at work ends up becoming a bad day all around he sees the unthinkable act in his own home. Which I am surprised he just was calm as I probably would have went crazy. His life does a turn around. He ends up drinking most of the time now a days. Which is what you would expect with what he has been having to deal with.
All of that changes when he meets Rosa in an unexpected way. One magical night for the both of them though it didn't start out that way and it sure didn't end that way. Puts two people who are from different worlds together. Norman believing he isn't worth anything or he isn't dynamic enough. Rosa having a childhood that no child should ever have. It was rough and difficult.
Enjoyable and quick read. It isn't very long but long enough to where you are not left without answers to what will happen to Norman and Rosa.
UK author of The Witching Pen and the international bestselling Eye Of The Storm series.
Dianna combines a titillating mix of contemporary and paranormal romance, as well as urban and dark fantasy, into her writing, to bring you stories that are action-packed, fast-paced and not short of heat, with the focus on both character development and the plot. She writes full-length novels and short fiction in various genres. She has also written poetry (first published in 1997) and esoteric books and articles. Nowadays, she chooses to concentrate on writing fiction.
Although quite active online, Dianna prefers the quiet company of nature and animals to the hustle and bustle of people. She loves anything paranormal (she doesn't really consider it "para"), organic food, walking barefoot, the smell of the woods after rain, and summer days.
However, she is also sustained by coffee, chocolate and the occasional vodka.
She currently lives in Surrey, England with her partner and their daughter, where she writes full time.