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The Darkest Sunrise (The Darkest Sunrise Duet) Paperback – July 7, 2017
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Aly Martinez is the USA Today bestselling author of the On the Ropes series, the Wrecked and Ruined series, and the Retrieval Duet, among other books. Originally from Savannah, Georgia, Aly now lives in South Carolina with her four young children. Visit her at alymartinez.com. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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Porter Reese is a restaurateur and widower dedicated to raising his two children. Though taking tremendous joy from this role, Porter isn’t a stranger to heartache each and every day but he strives to persevere for his family. While attempting to volunteer at a charity event, Porter finds himself burning burgers until he talks to a woman that shares a deep pain.
Tired of the emptiness, Porter is ready to move on or at least have some company in the dark. As Porter and Charlotte try to navigate within each other’s pain, they establish rules that create a protective barrier around them in order to bring some light into their lives. With Porter’s commitment to his children and Charlotte’s limitations, each moment they share is precious and based on trust between two damaged individuals.
Willingly and selflessly, Porter shows all of his heart and deepest pain to Charlotte in an effort to propel their relationship to the next level. Finally reaching a place where they are ready to be open, certain circumstances surface that cause many questions that further complicate the lives of two people that have already endured so much.
Told in dual POV, the shifting character perspectives allows for multilayered introspection into their pain, fears and need to feel the intimacy of love again. Charlotte’s experience is heart breaking, as the constant guilt and question of “what if" pervades her senses. The need to insulate herself is devastating but completely understandable. Porter definitely has his own painful experience where he lost himself in addition to feeling betrayed. Porter is an absolute dream in his ability to communicate in quiet yet impactful ways that speak volumes.
From the first page, deep sentiment is present, but in addition to loss, there is an enormous amount of sacrifice, hope, healing and love. As the plot moves at a steady pace, it allows for time to pause and reflect in the bond these characters share. While there are moments where the gravity of the situation is immense, I couldn’t help but root for Porter and Charlotte as a couple and as a family.
For those who are looking for a romance with an emotional side and also some suspense, I highly recommend The Darkest Sunrise!
Our H/h have so much in common but on different levels and as they get to know each other there is an immediate pull towards each other but Charlotte isn't sure she can go there....
"Let me in, Charlotte...I want you in the light Sweetheart."
That right there made me swoon and gave me a warm feeling that was coursing through my veins. If anyone can bring Charlotte to feeling an all encompassing love again it's Porter Reese. It certainly doesn't hurt that he's physically beautiful and makes Charlotte squirm and feel warm in all the right places....
"My stomach dipped as I raked my gave down his body. He'd been attractive at the hospital. But, God, he was in an entirely different category now."
One of the things I loved the most about Porter is his willingness to give our girl all the time she needs to get where he is because he knows she's worth it. However, they've got some big hurdles to get over. My heart wept on many occasions for our couple. I actually bawled out loud several times and doing this while laying out at the pool certainly caused a few looks my way!!! And when these two get to the point that allows them to let their bodies speak for them....holy moly...they're on fire....
"Please Porter, she said in a husky voice. I felt every single consonant and vowel of her plea deep inside my soul. She didn't need to beg. Not now. Not ever. If she wanted anything, I was going to give it to her."
As I continued reading this heartfelt and learned more and more of each of their stories I was drawn so far into this book that I was gasping out loud, talking to them as if Porter and Charlotte were standing right in front of me and just wanted to hug Charlotte and tell her it was all going to be okay. And while Charlotte has a pain inside of her that has brought a darkness so deep into her soul, Porter has demons haunting him on a daily basis. What's beautiful about them as a couple is they can be their true selves with each other....
"She held me. I held her. No questions. No judgments. No faking it.
I've rambled quite a bit about this book and there's just so much more that I could say. However, I will end my review here because I'm begging you to please one-click this book. Get to know Charlotte and Porter and go on a journey that will forever resonate in your heart and soul.
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