Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Book Review: Find You In The Dark by A. Meredith Walters

Find You in the Dark (Find You in the Dark, #1)

(Find you in the Dark, Book 1)

Maggie Young had the market on normal. Normal friends, normal parents, normal grades...normal life. 

Until him.

Clayton Reed was running from his past and an army of personal demons that threatened to take him down. He never thought he had a chance at happiness.
Until her.
Maggie thought their love could overcome anything. Clay thought she was all he needed to fix his messy life. 
That together, they could face the world.
But the darkness is always waiting. 
Sometimes the greatest obstacle to true love is within yourself.


"I never thought I deserved to be happy.."

After reading this book's synopsis I knew I had a great read ahead... but I must say, it was way beyond anything I expected. 
What an incredible book! A true page turner!!
The story line was definitely very emotional. It touched serious, dark, and sad subjects. 

“And if he went into the dark again, this time I would be there to find him – to follow him. Because I thought, perhaps quite immeasurable that my love could help him. Maybe our love could even do more than just help – maybe it could heal him. Fix him. Fix everything.”

The characters were amazing. Maggie was funny, witty, sarcastic, emotional and just a regular teenager. Regular in all sense of the word.. That is until she ran into Clayton Reed. Literally. 

Since their first encounter, she couldn't stop thinking about him and little did she know he'd change her life. Clay was quiet and shy at first. He never really hung around people. At times he was even quite intimidating. But all that had a very sad story behind it. Once he lets Maggie in, they change each other. They fall madly in love. But unfortunately, there are times when reality and all it's baggage make love to be simply not enough. 

“When you’re in a room, Maggie, all I see is you. You make everything better. Clearer. You stop the crazy noise in my head. I can think, hell, I can breathe when we’re together. What you make me feel is the most unbelievable and scary thing I’ve ever felt."

"When I asked him as to why he only drew the butterflies he had kissed me softly on the mouth."Because you make me feel free"."

Clay whispered in my ear. "This is forever, Maggie. I would follow you into hell if I had to." His breath tickled my skin. He kissed my temple. 
"You are all I want for the rest of my life."

Regarding the ending.. 
It has a very realistic and amazingly written ending... though keep in mind it doesn't end in a happy place.. BUT don't freak out!!! Their story continues!!! 
The sequel: "Light in the Shadow" is already out. :)


"I hate this lost feeling." His voice shook. I gently rubbed his cheek, my fingers brushed his hair back from his face. "If you're feeling lost, well, I'll just have to fin you."


Light in the Shadows (Find You in the Dark, #2)

(Find you in the Dark, Book 2)

How do you keep going when you feel like your life is over?

Maggie never thought she’d see Clay again. So, she attempts to put her life back together after her heart has been shattered to pieces. Moving on and moving forward, just as Clay wanted her to.

Clay never stopped thinking of Maggie. Even after ripping their lives apart and leaving her behind to get the help he so desperately needed. He is healing...slowly. But his heart still belongs to the girl who tried to save him.

When a sudden tragedy brings Maggie and Clay face to face again, nothing is the same. Yet some things never change. Can the darkness that threatened to consume them be transformed into something else and finally give them what they always wanted? And can two people who fought so hard to be together, finally find their happiness? Or will their demons and fear drive them apart for good?

The thing about love, is even when it destroys you, it has a way of mending what is broken. And in the shadows, you can still see the light.

About the Author:
A. Meredith Walters

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark series, Bad Rep and its upcoming sequel.

A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.

When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly 6 year old daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.


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