Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Darkest Sunrise

Book: The Darkest Sunrise
Series: The Darkest Sunrise #1
Author: Aly Martinez

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience.
“You’re pregnant.”
“It’s a boy.”
“Your son needs a heart transplant.”
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun.
Two words—that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky.
“He’s gone.”
For ten years, the darkness consumed me.
In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise.
“Hi. I’m Porter Reese.”-Goodreads

Review: Charlotte is taking her infant out for a walk when she stops to help a stranger. In the blink of an eye, someone steals her baby. Ten years later, Charlotte is a successful doctor but she has never been able to forget her son or form any meaningful relationships with men. When she meets Porter Reese, she finally begins open up. But are his feelings for her genuine? 

Note to whoever works at the Lifetime network-this (along with book #2) would make an excellent movie. This is heart-breaking on so many levels. Yes, it's clear what the 'big twist' will be almost immediately but I didn't even care-Martinez really wrote both Charlotte and Porter so well I couldn't wait to see how things unfolded. I also almost teared up at times, which rarely happens. This book has renewed my faith in Kindle Unlimited. 

Grade: 4/5

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