Saturday, May 6, 2017

Light from the Dark by Mercy Celeste (audiobook)

Title:  Light from the Dark
Author: Mercy Celeste
My Rating: A-
Narrator: Derrick McClain

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: -
Main Characters: Kit and Micah
Release Date: February 2017 (audiobook)
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
After a year of picking up the pieces of his shattered life, former US Marshal Micah Beasley takes a job as body guard for a spoiled rich kid who can't leave his house. It's a cupcake assignment. He just needs to get back in the game. What can go wrong?

Brilliant and incredibly talented, Christopher (Kit) Auberon wears tragedy as a second skin. Kit is all that's left of a powerful family. Seemingly forgotten he's spent his entire life in seclusion and he likes it that way. 

Death threats are a fact of life, but when those threats become real, Micah and Kit are forced to put their differences aside to discover who wants Kit dead. Only to discover that there are monsters in Kit's closet that should never be disturbed.

Listening Length: 12 hours and 37 minutes
My Review:
Overall: 4.25
Performance: 4.5
Story: 4.0

One of the things that I love in m/m stories is that a lot of times they feature unexpected heroes. Kit is that unexpected hero in this book. It takes a while for the story to reveal exactly what is wrong with him, because when the book starts, the only thing the reader knows is that he's mute...and secluded...and brilliant...but definitely not normal. 

Micah also has no idea what he's getting into with this bodyguard assignment, but he's blown away by the pure beauty that is Kit. It also helps a lot that he knows sign language which makes him one of the few who can communicate with Kit. 

The entire story was completely riveting. There's the mystery of Kit, the suspense of what the heck is going on, and the unknown of what is really going on. Because there is a TON going on in this story....and so, so, so many twists and turns. It's hard to keep your head on straight when it all starts to unwind. Wow, the end of this one was flat-out crazy...and I loved that. 

Note on narration: I loved the narration on this one. I listened to it during a crazy time so I was in and out of the story a lot. But even with that, the narrator had such an incredible variation to his voices that I never was guessing who was talking in the story or digging right back into the story. 

It was just a great listen. It got crazy at times, but I really liked all of it. 

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