Monday, December 23, 2013

Blog Tour Review and #Giveaway: The Grace in Darkness by Melissa Andrea

The Grace in Darkness by Melissa Andrea


Every part of me yearns for Ryland and there hasn’t been a day that’s gone by that I don’t question if I made the right decision. Adjusting is something I should be used to by now but how can I do that when life has other plans?

When darkness consumes you, only true light can free you

Remembering how I existed before Araya came into my life and turned everything upside down has been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I can’t stand to be round anyone and the feeling is mutual. But I’m ready to take back what’s mine. I’m ready to be whole again. But every decision has a choice and every choice has a consequence.

To find the grace in darkness, you must 
Dare to be BRAVE 
Dare to be STRONG 
Dare to be ALIVE



My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well, after that mean prologue had me on pins and needles for the entire book, I should really consider lowering my… Who am I kidding? Melissa Andrea just threw me all over the place and turned me into a wreck and I’m still going to give her 5 stars and ask her for more. Perhaps a book about Araya’s friend, Makayla??? Or Sebastian??? Or Makayla AND Sebastian? Just call me a glutton for punishment! I loved it all. In entirety. Exactly the way it was.

Here’s where I talk about the book in detail so if you haven’t read THE EDGE OF DARKNESS, do not read this review.  You can read my review of THE EDGE OF DARKNESS instead and then start with that book.

THE EDGE OF DARKNESS ended with Ryland finding Araya but not revealing himself because he wants to give her the space she requested to prove she can be independent. But the ever-scheming J.D. can’t leave well enough alone and arranges for Ryland and Araya to run into each other in the hopes that Ryland will be forced to let Araya go once and for all. Luckily, Ryland and Araya don’t give him that satisfaction and their reunion is passionate, heated, and everything I needed it to be.

What I love about the way Melissa Andrea wrote the Darkness Duet is that even though you know there’s going to be turmoil and obstacles, she doesn’t use any of the twists you’d expect. I’d assume something was going to happen and she’d do something entirely different which left me constantly guessing. But in addition to keeping me on my toes, she kept Ryland and Araya out of it—meaning there was a lot of drama but it usually wasn’t either of them causing it. Ryland didn’t throw unnecessary fits and storm off and Araya didn’t play the wounded girlfriend card. I could rely on Ryland to be the constant, amazing guy Araya deserved and Araya didn’t just throw tantrums to get Ryland’s attention. She was open and she communicated her feelings and they were never in the dark with each other, they always knew where the other stood. I loved that. It can get so tiresome to feel like I’m reading the same fight with different characters. I like knowing that for once the bad guy isn’t going to be able to get to the main characters simply because they didn’t say what they were really thinking and he wormed his way in while they let misunderstandings separate them.

J.D. proved in THE GRACE IN DARKNESS that there were no lines he wouldn’t cross to get his way and he really pushed Ryland and Araya to the limits. He really didn’t care who he ruined but because Ryland and Araya never lost focus of who their enemy was, they always had the united front that could save them in the end. Their love story was beautiful and heartwarming and everything I hoped it would be and I loved every second of it! Melissa Andrea has earned herself a new fan and I’ll definitely be checking out anything else she writes!

**Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.

**Reviewed by preppea on I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews.


His fingers wrapped around the back of my neck, pulling me hard against his
body. I knew what he was attempting to do, but his plan was backfiring.
My body sighed at the contact, and every curve molded against him;
desperate to feel all of him.
“If I feel you beneath me, I won’t
be able to stop Araya. I want you too damn much! I want you, all of you.
I want to be buried so deep inside of you, you won’t know where I end
and you begin.” His breath showered my lips with warmth.
“I won’t want you to stop Ryland. I need you, all of you, now and forever.”
“And the rest?”
eyes move over my face, flushing my skin with the intensity of his
gaze. The rhythm of my heart increased, because I know what he wants me
to say.
“Say it.” He growls against my lips.

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About the Author:

I find it hard to sum up my life in a paragraph, but I’ll try.

I am the author of Flutter, The Discover Series! Reading has always been a passion for me, and writing as instinctive as breathing.

Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation. The only thing I do better than writing you ask? Making beautiful girls. My daughter’s will always be my greatest accomplishment.

I was born in Denver, Colorado–but I will always think of sunny Arizona as my home. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother

& my mom. My mom is my hero, my inspiration, and I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing person to be raised by.

4 things you should know about me: I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirty with the best of them. I adore the color pink and things that sparkle (including vampires), I am a firm believer that chocolate cures ALL and I like even numbers (hence 4 things about me, not 5) Okay, maybe I cheated a little with my list, shhhh.

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