Review: Light from the Dark by Mercy Celeste

March 10, 2015 Review 1

Review: Light from the Dark by Mercy Celeste

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.

Title: Light from the Dark
Source: Author
Published: March 6, 2015
Genres: Male Male Romance, Suspense
Pages: 246
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames

I found a pleasant surprise within the pages of Light from the Dark, a romantic suspense. And truth be told this was a very suspenseful read. Christopher (Kit’s) entire life has been rather suspenseful. Kit’s life was horrifically altered when he was eight years old. He is the surviving witness to his parent’s brutal murder. He was also kidnapped, harmed, and severely traumatized at that time. His child mind has coped with the events by blocking them all from memory. The tragedy never stopped though. As an adult he is still receiving threats, his home is not safe, and no matter how deep he retreats into his only sanctuary someone is always trying to get to him.

Kit’s uncle who doesn’t take any of Kit’s fears seriously hires Micah to babysit his feeble nephew. Micah is former Marine, former US Marshall, and desperate to get back to work after a protection detail went beyond wrong. The moment Micah walks into the Auberon estate and meets his new charge he immediately realizes he didn’t get all of the facts on what is going on with Kit’s life. Micah isn’t even settled into his new role as sitter when the first threat to Kit presents itself. The job is infuriating to Micah because he knows he does not have all of the information he needs to best protect Kit, he doesn’t even know what he is protecting Kit from.

This book turned out to be an amazing romantic suspense. I never knew what was going to happen next. Kit is eccentric enough that it’s difficult to see some of the obvious. Micah coming in as an outsider allows for readers to see Kit differently. Too many of the individuals that are close to Kit have painted him as the crazy spoiled brat who has locked himself away in the Auberon castle. Micah never saw much of that. He sees Kit as a beautiful young man who has been dealt a difficult hand in life. The feelings of attraction that spark allow for Micah to constantly be at Kit’s side when things go from bad to worse and the threats escalate to full on bodily attacks.

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