The Brightest Sunset by Aly Martinez ~ Blog Tour with Review!

Also in this series: The Darkest Sunrise (The Darkest Sunrise, #1)
The Brightest Sunset by Aly Martinez ~ Blog Tour with Review!Also by this author: The Spiral Down (The Fall Up, #2)
The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise, #2) by Aly Martinez
ASIN: B073TLF8DM
Published by Indie on July 27, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 212
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five-stars

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Lies.
Words destroyed me.
“I’m sorry. She didn’t make it.”
“Daddy, he can’t breathe!”
“There’s nothing more we can do for your son.”
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
More lies.
Those syllables and letters became my executioner. I told myself that, if I didn’t acknowledge the pain and the fear, they would have no power over me. But, as the years passed, the hate and the anger left behind began to control me.
Two words—that was all it took to plunge my life into darkness.
“He’s gone.”
In the end, it was four soft, silky words that gave me hope of another sunrise.
“Hi. I’m Charlotte Mills.”

 

Review:

“He’d made the darkness a beautiful place filled with understanding and acceptance.” 

Wow. I’m not even sure how to give this duet the praise that it deserves. Aly Martinez once again rips into my heart and tears it to pieces only to rebuild it and seal it with love.

Since pretty much anything I want to say about this will directly results in spoilers, I’m just going to tell you my love for Porter and Charlotte. Their story is heartbreaking yet hopeful. It’s sad yet happy. It’s ugly yet beautiful. Just like with the first book, I felt every single thing the two of them were going through. My heart hurt and I balled my eyes out and I couldn’t have been happier with it. It just makes me feel. I get so sucked in an emotionally involved.

I think everyone needs a Porter in their life. He’s so relatable and just a down right genuinely nice guy. He’s sweet, protective and knows just what both his kids and Charlotte need. Everything that he did made my heart melt more and more. His banter with Charlotte is absolutely delicious.

Overall, this duet will go down in my top reads of the year. It’s profound, beautiful, angsty and powerful. If you haven’t read this duet yet, you need to stop right now and pick it up.

 

five-stars

About Aly Martinez

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.
After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.

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