Saturday, December 13, 2014

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway for Play of Light by Debra Doxer

Sometimes you connect with a book for reasons you don't understand. I loved this book!  Read on to find out why and to enter a giveaway you won't want to miss!

Play of Light by Debra Doxer 
Publication date: December 8th 2014 
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

I lived in paradise, and I loved Spencer Pierce.

At fourteen, my life was perfect. The beach was my playground, and the boy who stole my heart lived just around the corner. But perfect never lasts. In one horrifying moment, I lost it all. My family was destroyed, and the boy I believed in turned his back on me. Paradise became a nightmare.

That was five years ago. Everything changed when we moved from our home by the sea. I’ve changed, and I don’t like who I’ve become. I miss the smiling, carefree beach girl who disappeared that terrible night. I want to find her again. I want to face the people we ran from so long ago. Most of all, I have to face Spencer. So I can prove that when he broke my heart, he didn’t break me.

But when I see him again, Spencer Pierce is no longer the boy from my memories. He’s now a man who could devastate me if I let him. He watches me when he thinks I’m not looking. There’s regret written on his face when he’s near. Each time I see him, my heart aches for what might have been, and I think his does too. How can I convince myself I’m over him when I suspect he never got over me?

~ This is a standalone story. ~


Barnes and Noble:

★★★★★ stars

I don't know what it was about this book that appealed to me.  At first glance it was for the second chance love story with a childhood love, but once I started reading, it surpassed any expectations I had. I fell in love with Sarah and the journey she went on.

The book captured my interest from page one.  I wasn't surprised by my first introduction to Sarah or how she met Spencer.  I was happy when that first chapter ended and had high hopes that whatever was coming would be wonderful.  The next chapter both confirmed and negated my hopes.  I love how the story unfolded.  There was back and forth between the present and the past. This slowly revealed all.  With each tidbit that was revealed, my heart broke a little.  Sarah and Spencer had gone through so much and their struggles weren't still finished.  

I loved being on that journey with them.  It was emotional for both them and me.  I really felt like I was there with them on the Cape and experiencing everything they did.  I wanted so badly for then to find a way through the past and into something better. The events that broke Sarah and Spencer apart changed them irrevocably and it was both gratifying and difficult to watch them come to terms with what happened.  

This book raised so many questions about fine lines and struggling with the truth.  It is my sincere hope and wish Debra Doxer will write more about not just Spencer and Sarah, but also their friends and family.  I would love to know more about Sarah's sister Emma, and her best friends Riley and Tessa.  I also feel like there is more in Sarah and Spencer's story, both together and apart.  Honestly, no amount of words can do this story justice.  You've got to read it for yourself in order to experience the magic I did. With this novel, Debra has shot onto my must read list.  

*Thank you to the author for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

Debra Doxer was born in Boston, and other than a few lost years in the California sunshine, she has always resided in the Boston area. She writes fiction, technical software documents, illegible scribbles on sticky notes, and texts that get mangled by AutoCorrect. She writes for a living, and she writes for fun. When her daughter asks when she’ll run out of words, her response always is, “When I run out of time.”

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  1. Great review, Chanpreet! This sounds like a really deep/profound read and very character driven, too, which I like!

    1. Thanks Giselle! Thank you for letting me be a part of this tour. I love character driven stories too, and this one was just perfect!



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