A Crack In Everything by L.H. Cosway
Series: Cracks Duet, #1
Published by Indie on January 30, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Life used to be simple.
I was a city girl with humble dreams. Then Dylan O’Dea broke into my flat, held me against the wall and told me to stay quiet.
It was like in the movies, where the universe zeros in on a single scene. I looked into his eyes and knew he was going to change me.
For Dylan, the sky was always falling. He showed me how our world is a contradiction of beauty and ugliness. How we choose to ignore the awful and gloss over it with the palatable. How you need just a tiny drop of something unsavoury to create every great scent.
Pretty deep for a pair of teenagers living in a block of council flats in inner city Dublin, right? Probably. But we weren’t typical. We both had our obsessions. Mine was growing things, Dylan’s was scent. He taught me how to use my nose, and I introduced him to the magic of flowers.
I had no idea that one day he’d build an empire from what we started together. But before that, there was love and happiness, tragedy and epic heartbreak…
My name is Evelyn Flynn and I’m going to tell you about the crack in everything.
***A Crack in Everything is Book #1 in L.H. Cosway’s Cracks duet.***
A Crack in Everything is an emotional and gut wrenching story that will captivate you from the start. From the moment I started reading it, I was consumed with wanting to know Evelyn and Dylan’s story.
Set in Dublin, Evelyn and Dylan are two high school students who have newly discovered a building friendship that easily turns into love. Live has been tough for them but each one of them has people behind them that love and support them. When their worlds merge together, they get one bigger loving group and are all like their own family.
Dylan has made it clear that he wants out of there but Evelyn is a bit more reserved and was always content to stay for her family. She’s the positive one out of the two who looks at things with rose colored glasses while he’s more of a realist with a lot of gloomy outlooks on life. Yet somehow these two just work for each other.
I normally don’t do teen romance but I was easily sucked into their world. While there might be a few situations that remind you of their young ages, both Dylan and Evelyn are far more mentally older and wiser than a typical teenager would be. I LOVED their conversations because they were so odd yet so interesting and appealing at the same time.
A Crack in Everything does leave you in a bit of a cliffy but that’s OK, because the next one is already available! You will swoon at times but be warned, you heart will hurt. You will feel a bit broken and if you’re like me, you will hope that How the Light Gets In will put you back together.
How the Light Gets In ASIN: B077TXRQTR
Series: Cracks Duet,
on February 6, 2018
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He came back to me 16 minutes and 59 seconds into Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7.
We parted amid tragedy, so it seemed poetic. Dylan O’Dea, my childhood sweetheart, had once meant everything to me. Now we were strangers, and honestly, after eleven years I never thought I’d see him again.
I lived in the world of the average, of getting paid by the hour and budgeting to make ends meet. But Dylan, he lived in the world of wealth and success. He’d achieved the great things I always suspected he would. The dissatisfaction he’d felt as a teenager had obviously been an excellent motivator.
He started a business from scratch, pioneered a brand, and created perfumes adored by women across the globe. I was just one of the people who’d been there before. Now he was living his best life in the after.
And me, well, I’d been in a dark place for a while. Slowly but surely, I was letting the light back in, but there was something missing. I was an unfinished sentence with an ellipsis at the end. And maybe, if I was brave enough to take the chance, Dylan could be my happy ending.
***How the Light Gets In is Book #2 and the concluding instalment in L.H. Cosway’s Cracks duet.***
How the Light Gets In picks up eleven years after A Crack in Everything. Evelyn has moved to NYC to join her Aunt and is working with her in a bar. Shortly after being there, Dylan shows back up in her life, reminding her of the past, which was both loving and soul crushing. Now the two have to figure out how to move forward with each other back in their lives.
It’s funny how things change, right? In A Crack in Everything, Dylan was the Debbie Downer and Evelyn was the optimistic one. Yet here they are, eleven years later and life has handed Evelyn tragedy that causes her to be the gloomy one and Dylan has become much more optimistic. It’s an interesting turn of event and even poetic. I loved that it was now Dylan who has to show Evelyn how great and fulfilling life can be.
Dylan makes it clear that he wants Evelyn because she’s always been the one but it takes him a lot of time and patience to get her to see what it is that she needed as well. We knew these two were destined to be together so watching them fall back in love was beautiful.
I think one of my favorite things is just how passionate Dylan is about not only his career but about Evelyn. Everything is with her in mind. He’s loving and caring and now that he’s older we get more of the bedroom alpha, that I’m digging.
How the Light Gets In did exactly what I was hoping it would do. It picked up the pieces of my heart and soul and mended in back together again. It’s beautiful and inspiring and exactly what I needed. I strongly recommend that you read this duet. It will be emotional but it will be worth it.