Dark Hearts - Light in the Dark #3 - by Micalea Smeltzer

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I’ve learned that not everything is what it seems. If you start to look too close, you uncover things people don’t want you to see. It’s why I hide. It’s why no one knows the real me. But he sees me. He sees the darkness in my heart but he’s not afraid, because he’s like me. They say opposites attract, but we’re proof that like-and-like are a far more potent combination.

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Novalee Clarke is hiding from a past she wants to leave behind, and Jacen Kensington is running from his.

The thing about hiding and running is eventually the thing you’re trying to escape catches up to you.

And when it does?

It changes everything.



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Addicted 2 Romance Review:

** I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.**

This book was just terrific. At the end of the book the author puts a note in there that she knew all along what Nova's secret was from the first time she was introduced but I would have never guessed. I guessed many things but none of them were right.

This is the 3rd and last book in the series sort of. The author is writing an after college book for Thea and Xander (the couple from book 2), but this story starts and ends Nova and Jace's story. Jace and Nova are both introduced in book 1, Rae of Sunshine and if you haven't read it yet, it is still my fave in this series, however I would say this is my second favorite.

In book 1 Nova is introduced as this wild photographer friend to Rae. They form a friendship in that book on their shared interest. Rae's love interest in that book is Cade and Cade has two kids he grew  up with Xander, and Jace. Thats how Nova and Jace are introduced. But in this story, Jace has graduated. He works as a bartender and writes songs too. He and Nova are best friends and roomies and none of the friends have a clue.

HOWEVER both have the hots for the other. Jace has never done serious and Nova keeps everyone at a distance, except for Jace and well Jace cannot resist Nova either. This is the story about how they go from roomies and best friends to lovers to girl/boy friends and beyond.

For them to get there they have to open up  their "dark hearts" to the other and share their secrets which I am not spoiling. This story was fun, sweet and romantic. Which also describes this entire series. I love this group of friends and wish I could hang out with them in real life. I totally loved how Jace is 100% behind Nova no matter what and that she is also 100% behind him no matter what either.

As a side note a new character, Joel is introduced who has a crush on Nova and causes Jace some jealous moments. I loved him. In fact I had my own theory about his character and I would LOVE if the author wrote a story for him.

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About the Author

Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

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