Light in the Shadows (Find You in the Dark #2)
Author: A. Meredith Walters
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.
This was a fantastic conclusion to Maggie and Clay's story. I was so sad and torn up inside after the end of Find You in the Darkness that I had to immediately start this book to know how it all ended.
This book was written in dual POV from both Maggie and Clay and I really liked that. It was nice to get inside Clay's head and understand how he feels and what he is going through. I like him even more in this book because I was able to understand him more and the inner turmoil that plagued him. I loved that the author didn't make Clay magically better. Despite all of his hard work to get better, he still struggled every day to overcome the obstacles of his breakdown. Maggie still loved Clay and knew that her feelings would never change but I loved that she learned from her mistakes and made better choices with Clay this time. She didn't allow him or his problems to consume her and she knew that she would never be able to be his only medicine or help him on her own.
The author did an amazing job of keeping the story so real. There was no magical solution or fairy tale ending. While the ending was very satisfying, they didn't ride off into the sunset happily ever after. Their love and relationship was an everyday battle and always would be. This was a story of struggle, triumph and everlasting love. I will definitely be picking up another A. Meredith Walters novel soon.
"I think the person who said it's better to have love and lost than to never have loved at all was full of shit. This much pain wasn't good for anyone, no matter that it came from something as amazing as the love for another person." ~ Maggie (Light in the Shadows by A. Meredith Walters)
"Better Days" by The Goo Goo Dolls
"Talking to the Moon" by Bruno Mars
"Mess I Made" by Parachute
"Drop in the Ocean" by Ron Pope
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