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There is No Light in Darkness

(Darkness #1)

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A past hidden in darkness. Her present cloaked in secrets. The future holds the only truth that cannot be escaped.

After the mysterious and violent death of her parents, Blake Brennan finds comfort with an unconventional family. As the dramatic loss of her parents continues to haunt her—and hinders her from reciprocating love that others give freely—Blake embarks on a harro
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Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published January 10th 2013 by Claire Contreras
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I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!

It was the perfect blend of mystery, angst, romance, and a gripping story! I could not put this book down! 5 stars!

I inhaled this book in one sitting, was completely wrapped up in the story and hopelessly in love with Cole.

Speaking of Cole… NEW BOOK BOYFRIEND ALERT!! He might be one of my favorites EVER!! As in ever ever EVER! Holy butterflies! *faints*


What a prologue!! This book had me hooked from the very first page. I was immediately intrigued and invested in the story
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
A freaking amazing book!!!

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There is No Light in Darkness is an incredible mix of suspense, mystery, plot twists, awesome secondary characters and a beautiful, hot and heavy romance!!
The author did a wonderful job with the storyline where it switched back and forth from the past to the present.The main characters rocked this book!!


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I loved Blake and Cole together.The relationship between these two was both flawed and perfect to epic proportions!!I absolutely adored how willingly Cole exposed his
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
THIS REVIEW HAS BEEN POSTED AT ANGIE'S DREAMY READS

Quick note: It's impossible to review this book thoroughly without giving away any spoilers. I did my best to make sure I didn't include any.

5 INTENSE SIZZLING STARS

This book is SOOOO good!! The ending is just.... WOW and absolutely heart stopping!!! It’s a book that has romance mixed with a ton of mystery. It’s fairly faced paced and is something that you can read easily in one sitting. It’s extremely hard to put down!! Don’t even think “Oh I’
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Christy
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!!!!! This book was fantastic! Perfect mix of romance, mystery, suspense and steam!

My wounds have somewhat healed, but it doesn’t mean I’m less frightened. I am scared of the unknown. I am scared to be alone. I am scared to not be alone. I am scared to have people love me, and I’m scared to have nobody love me. I live my life in a constant state of fear and need for control. I try not to be obvious about any of my feelings. I put a smile on my face every morning and pretend that I’m n
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Georgia ♥
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4.5 Dark, Mysterious & Heartbreaking Stars

“You mustn’t be afraid of love, Blake. No matter what you go through in life, don’t be afraid to love. Loving is the only thing that keeps us sane. If it weren’t for love, the suffering we experience wouldn’t be worth it. If it weren’t for the suffering, we wouldn’t cherish the good things life gives us."


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Sometimes horrible things happen for no reason to good people. You go to sleep peaceful and happy, unaware that your whole world is going to crumble and
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Annie Brewer
What. The. Fuuuuuuuuuuuck????????????? No no no no no no noooooooooo. OMG!!! I hate cliffhangers!!! Gaaaaaaah! It's almost 4 am and I gotta get up in 3 hours. I'm so tired and frustrated!!! Omg what an ending from, H*E*L*L!!!!!

Review to come!


So I finished this book...it was awesome! There were many elements of this story that had me glued to my nook while reading it. First of all, Blake the main character. She was awesome. I felt bad for her. Her life was a big secret. A lie. She was kidnapped a
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Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*
WOW WOW WOW!
I loved this book! I devoured every single page!

Everything that you want in a book--->
this book has!


Romance
Suspense
Angst
Thriller




I literally read this book in 1 day--- I just had to find out the answers to all my questions!

wish I didn't have this strong urge to uncover my past, because with this comes devastation and sorrow that I'm not sure I'm strong enough to relive.”



Blake and Cole have had a connection from the first time they laid eyes on each other.

Blake-




Cole-




They loved eac
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Kellie Maddox-Ward
June 2013

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I’m sitting here with a massive book hangover and wondering why oh why I only gave this book 4 stars the first time around…

I LOVED THIS BOOK!

The whole book is one awesome heart stopping surprise after surprise…

I’m not going to tell you about what happens in this book as the suspense, mystery and jaw dropping moments are what makes this book AMAZEBALLS.

I will tell you that it’s about a family.
An unconventional family.

Blake Brennan was taken from the life she knew and dropped o
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BookHeroin
5 EARTH SHATTERING STARS
There is No Light in Darkness By: Claire Contreras
Genres: Contemporary Romance/Mystery

Kindle Edition, 195 pages
Published January 10th 2013 by Claire Contreras

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“Don’t believe in everything you see.
Because what you want might not be what you need.
Hold your breath, jump with me, and we’ll survive.”
—Phillip Phillips


That was without a doubt one of the most amazing books i have ever read this year! Wow what a book. Everything in this book was perfect. Lately I seem to
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Lucia
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 1-2-stars-read
My Blake and Cole:

“You mustn’t be afraid of love, Blake. No matter what you go through in life, don’t be afraid to love. Loving is the only thing that keeps us sane. If it weren’t for love, the suffering we experience wouldn’t be worth it. If it weren’t for the suffering, we wouldn’t cherish the good things life gives us."

If you as a little kid heard your parents being shot in your own home and than saw your mum in puddle of blood, it would definitely leave a number on you. And that is exact
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Jennifer Kyle
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
”Even though I have the memories from my nightmares, I’m not sure I want to experience them in the light. They’re more real in the light. I should have kept them buried in the darkness, but it’s too late for that.”

Once I read the first couple of pages of this book I was completely hooked. This story is not only a suspenseful mystery but it also has a hot romance. I went to crazy extents throughout the day to finish this book. It was that good and I wanted answers!

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Dilushani Jayalath
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Do you ever read a book that makes you feel so much that you have to put it down at times to actually get over what you feel??? Well that has happened to me only few handful of times and I can actually remember what those books are even. Hell even one hand is enough for me to count those books. This book definitely fall in that category. not just once but I had to put this down a multiple times just to get my head straight. The amount of feels that this book brought for me was immeasurable. From ...more
K
3 Freaking Cliffhanger Stars!



A past hidden in darkness. Her present cloaked in secrets. The future holds the only truth that cannot be escaped.

When you lose something you can’t replace.
When you love someone, but it goes to waste.
Could it be worse? ~Fix you, Coldplay


After reading just the prologue I was hooked! This story is a nice blend of mystery, suspense, and romance. While it didn't keep me reading into the night, I did find myself always coming back to it at every available opportunity!
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I really genuinely don't know where to begin with this book.

4.5 stars for Blake and Cole.



I love you to the moon and back.


This was almost a 5 star read... but just not quite.
I'm a romance reader. Hard-core. Die hard. Through and through. What draws me into a book is the connection between two characters. Some people might say that I'm boring, to only be attracted to one genre, some may say it is closed minded... but it's just the way I am. I've tried other genres and I just don't cli
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Anna
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, series, new-adult

(Contain spoilers)


*shakes head*

1.5-2 stars. Not again, ambiguous blurb. Not again!

Sorry. This didn't work out for me. I swear I was trying my damndest to enjoy it, to like, and to feel it. But I just can't. There seems to be a lot of going on all at once that I don't know which to follow. The story looks promising and when you think about it, it has high potential. Apparently, I've read this kind of well-rounded story once upon a time (in which I haven't had the chance to write a review but wi
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Paula
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Even though I have the memories from my nightmares, I’m not sure I want to experience them in the light. They’re more real in the light. I should have kept them buried in the darkness, but it’s too late for that.”

There is No Light in Darkness is an incredible mix of suspense, mystery, plot twists, awesome secondary characters and a beautiful, hot and heavy romance. I devoured this book. If it weren’t for life getting in my way, I would’ve had it read in one sitting. The author did a wonderf
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JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
Jan 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) by: Buddy read with Brenda
Holy cliffhangers... that ending totally sucked. I am now in need of the second book like today. I am dying to know what happens. This was a really good book. A must read however I would recommend waiting until the second book has been released.
Michelle
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-need-signed
Five stars, is simply not enough for this book. Two words that come to mind are simply...


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This book was just what I needed. I have read (a lot - to the point of obsession) and find that the same stories are being played over and over again with just new names and locations...I have enjoyed them...but this was something different. This was intense and kept you completely captivated.

You know that nervous feeling you get the first time you hold the hand of the boy you like? The anticipation of the
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Christine Young
Sep 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, suspense
I'm totally blown away...by all the good reviews of this book. I gave up on it by page 90 and threw it in the recycle tub. I want to give it no stars but I don't want people to think I just forgot to rate it. The writing is terrible. Don't tell me who the characters are. Show me. I should be able to figure them out through their expressions, actions, reactions, dialogue, etc. I don't need a long paragraph telling me about a character. Most of the dialogue is very juvenile and does nothing to fur ...more
Arlene
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I decided to accept my fate and tell those I love that I love them. Because what the hell? If I'm going to die today, they might as well know it.

Woah! Now that’s what I call seriously INTENSE!! Not only the mother of all cliffhangers, but one of the best plots I’ve come across. What a rush! Contreras, you not only earned my respect as a reader, but you also caught my attention pretty hard. Well done! Well done!

In There is No Light in Darkness, we meet Blake who has been plagued with recurring ni
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Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
FIVE HUGE STARS

Cole Murphy, I love you to the moon and back.

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If it weren’t for love, the suffering we experience wouldn’t be worth it.

Definitely one of my top reads of the year; no question about it. I couldn’t put it down. My chores were put on hold, my dishes were stacking up; I didn’t want to stop reading. I fell in love and have a new addition to my ultimate book boyfriend shelf. Cole is AMAZING. He’s everything I love in my Heroes: Super sexy, smart, protective, possessive, persisten
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nicklein
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book just broke my heart. Hand me the sequel and a box of tissues please!
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
Sep 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! MAJOR Cliffy! But I am SO happy to have the second book now.


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This book hooked up from page 1 to the last page. I had almost highlighter almost the full book. Geez, why it did take me so loooong to pick up this book? It is simply perfection.

I thought Oliver had my heart ,but boy, Cole is something else. He sucks me in! Plus the mystery keeps you going.

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Blake and Cole were just perfect characters. Everything about them is to be loved.

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This book has mystery, l
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Anusha
Feb 12, 2015 rated it did not like it
DNF

This book is one of the most pathetic things on the planet, right between non-existent chests due to late puberties and world hunger. I am literally in the middle of chapter two, and I already despise Blake.

I mean, what the hell?

First of all, she lives with a guy, lets another guy who is not the guy who lives with her sleep in her bed, WHILE STILL HAVING A BOYFRIEND.


WHAT EVEN?

Blake is the most unlikeable female character in the history of characters. Maybe I'm not the correct person to
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Erin
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!!!
******4.5 bright, shiny, tear-streaked stars!!******
Oh dear god, please tell me this is some kind of sick joke and this book did not ACTUALLY end like this??!!! GAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!! Seriously, Claire Contreras and I need to have ourselves a little chat, because I may have an ulcer before the second book is released...*whimpers*

"I wish I didn't have this strong urge to uncover my past, because with this comes devastation and sorrow that I'm not sure I'm strong enough to relive.” ~Loc 687

Okay, so let
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AJ
I love this book! It’s an intriguing, thrilling, beautifully romantic read that had me hooked from the very first page.

Blake’s parents were brutally murdered when she was a child. She doesn’t know who killed them or why, and as an adult, she still has horrific nightmares and lives her life in fear, haunted by the mystery of her past.

“I am scared of the unknown. I am scared to be alone. I am scared to not be alone. I am scared to have people love me, and I am scared to have nobody loves me. I l
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Noodle
okay wow... I don't know why I waited so long to read this. it was really good. On to the next one.

Yes, Tahsin, you can say I told you so. ;)
Jessica's Book Review
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
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Where can I order my “I LOVE COLE MURPHY” shirt? Because I freakin’ love Cole Murphy! He is pretty freakin’ amazing and just one of about a million things in There Is No Light In Darkness that makes it my new favorite book of 2013.

There Is No Light In Darkness has it all, mystery, suspense, crime solving, humor, and romance that includes one of my favorite romances I have ever read! I devoured There Is No Light In Darkness in just hours, skipping
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Wil Loves Books!
Jun 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really good!!

I haven’t been able to finish a book in forever since nothing is holding my attention, but this one was really good! There’s a lot of suspense, which I love and lots of romance. I really love Cole, he’s super swooney. Can’t wait to see what happens next!
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