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As the Dawn Breaks

(Dusk Til Dawn #1.5)

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"I've flown halfway across the globe to watch the love of my life marry the love of hers."

He never intended on returning home...

Never second-guessed the life he'd chosen...

Never planned on meeting someone that would make him want more...

But everything can change As the Dawn Breaks.
Published September 16th 2014 (first published September 15th 2014)
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Arabella ~♡AB♡~
3.5 Stars for this novella, it was a cheesy happy ending for Leo :)
Kerri
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
ANYTHING Erin writes knocks my socks off!!, September 22, 2014
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ANYTHING Erin writes knocks my socks off!! I LOVED Leo in When The Sun Goes Down and I LOVE him even more now!! My GAWD can Erin put together the toughest bad boy on 'Planet Book' with the SWEETEST heart.. I don't know how, but she does... and every dang time..I am melted!! Leo will MELT YOUR HEART!!!
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Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Yay we got Leo's story.
This was a perfect novella to go along with When The Sun Goes Down. From his introduction in the first book, I loved his character. Leo is a gentle, protective soul. He loves with everything he has and loyalty is taken very seriously with him.
Being that it is a novella there are some things that have to be assumed and inferred. It's hard not to want more about this character. There was one part to Leo's story that I would have liked getting closure on as it was a big conce
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Shweta Choudhary
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Short beautiful book featuring Leo and Trystan. I happy Leo got a ending! Even at first I thought He and Katrina would end up together but I am happy with what happened. It was hot, sweet and a satisfying end to each characters even though it was short. The writing is beautiful and smooth.
Shelly
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 star review to come with blog tour
Spunky N Sassy
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 4.0

~~~~~~~~~~Lindsey's ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

This book was fantastic. Erin Noelle has created characters that her readers are going to love. It was hard for me to put it down when it ended.
Dianne Reodique
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love novellas, sometimes I love it more than the novel it originated from, but it’s a bittersweet feeling—I guess—because novellas are usually brief, and good stories must not be brief. Can somebody dare cross that line?

Anyway… this book is Leo’s version of the story—yes, that Leo from When the Sun Goes Down. As a reminder (for both of us), I grabbed this below description from my archives when I wrote a review of the first book.

Leo is Katrina’s oldest bestfriend, first crush and her lover for
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Michelle Tikal
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you were anything like me, after reading When the Sun Goes Down by Erin Noelle, you found yourself thoroughly enamored with sweet, devoted, selfless Leo and wishing for him to find his own well-deserved happiness. As the Dawn Breaks is Leo's opportunity to finally go after what he wants, live for himself, and work toward his own happily ever after. The problem is, for so long he believed Katrina was that happiness and what's more he doesn't think he deserves any good in his life.

If you though
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Kelly
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
★★★★★FIVE STARS for Leo!

As the Dawn Breaks is the second book (1.5) in Erin Noelle's Dusk Til Dawn series. If you have not read the first book in the series, When the Sun Goes Down, stop reading this review and go do that now! Because #1 It's awesome, #2 this review will contain spoilers from book one, and #3 you'll understand and enjoy As the Dawn Breaks so much better having read it first.

Okay, so now that we've got that out of the way, let's talk about why you need to read As the Dawn Breaks
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Ashley Jasper
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
After reading When the Sun Goes Down, I couldn't wait for this book to come out. Let it be know that Erin Noelle does not disappoint in this follow up at all. I fell in love with Leo in the first book. His loyalty and devotion really shone through then as they did here. At first I thought it was going to be Leo and Lauren but that was not it at all.

The book picks up with Leo returning to the states for Katrina and Lucca's wedding. I found his surprise very sweet and it only endeared him to me ev
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Lustful Literature
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
*** JODIE'S 4 STAR REVIEW ***

** WARNING you should absolutely read When The Sun Goes Down before starting this Novella!! **

"I'm reminded she's my new dawn, my new day, my chance at a new life. Our past mistakes, no matter how bad they are, shouldn't define the path of our future."

This isn’t going to be a long review because it’s not a long book, it’s a novella!! I loved that Erin wrote this novella as it was suppose to be, short, sweet and Oh so HOT!! I loved that Erin started this story
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Rebecca
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's a new dawn

It's a new day

It's a new life

For me

And I'm feeling good

As soon as I heard the title of Leo’s story, As the Dawn Breaks, the lyrics to Michael Buble’s “New Dawn” entered my head, and then when the lyrics were referenced in the text, I knew they were significant to the life Leo wanted for himself but never thought possible. In When the Sun Goes Down, readers witnessed Leo’s love and devotion to Katrina and the sacrifices he made to ensure she was allowed her happy ending. But in doi
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Jessica
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This novella can be read as a standalone story but I highly recommend that you read When the Sun Goes Down first. Actually, I recommend you read anything that Erin Noelle writes.

I loved Leo in When the Sun Goes Down - he was a good, loyal man and even though his character was a bit dark and mysterious you still wanted him to be your book boyfriend because he has incredibly unselfish personality with the added bonus of being freaking hot.

When I finished the first book, I thought that Leo deserved
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Kell's Bookmark Clique
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This novella, to follow on from Erin Noelle's hugely successful book 'When The Sun Goes Down', is sure to make all the 'Leo' fans happy, and the Lucca fans too!

I started reading 'As The Dawn Breaks' not really knowing what would happen to the intriguing Leo. Even though I loved him in the first book, at times I was scratching my head wondering what made him tick, and why some of the events happened. I was pleasantly surprised! Leo's story showed a completely different side to him, and I must sa
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Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
You know how sometimes you finish reading a book and there is a secondary character who you are really drawn to, you find yourself wondering what happened to them? This awesome novella is like reading an extended epilogue that will leave you completely satisfied - plus it also has an epilogue :)

We met Leo in When The Sun Goes Down. He is best friends with Kat and has loved & cared for her for many years. Two years have passed since he last saw her and he is now living in Croatia, existing in
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Mel Shank
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
AS THE DAWN BREAKS by Erin Noelle

AS THE DAWN BREAKS by Erin Noelle is a novella that picks up at the wedding from WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN and gives us LEO’s story, whom we meet and fall in love with in WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN. I was elated to find out that Erin Noelle was writing Leo’s story. I do not know what it was about him other than his undeniable loyalty but I fell for Leo so hard and only wanted more of him. AS THE DAWN BREAKS fills in all the gaps and gives me the happy ever after ending
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Debi Barnes- Mean Girls Luv Books
I love the stories that author Erin Noelle tells. I have not read a single book of hers that I didn’t truly enjoy. As the Dawn Breaks is no different.
As the Dawn Breaks is a spinoff novella from When the Sun Goes Down. We all fell in love with Leo, Katrina’s best friend and protector in When the Sun Goes Down. He did everything for Katrina. He loved her with all that he was but she fell in love with another man, Lucca.
Two years after Leo committed an act to secure Katrina’s happiness and fled th
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Ashley Lenderman
Aug 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 4-stars
So going into this book I was little nervous how things were going to go. I love Lucca and Trina together and I was so scared she was going to run off with Leo. Not that I’m not a fan of Leo. I loved Leo and felt so sorry for him in When the Sun Goes Down.

I was so excited and relieved that Leo finally found his one. My heart broke for him for being so lonely and going through the heartache of letting go of someone you have been in love with for so long. Not many guys would do what he did in his
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J
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. A great novella about a young woman bartending at a wedding who meets up with the very handsome guy who walked the bride down the aisle. He is intrigued by the bartender, asks her out but she states that "daddy issues" don't let her accept and then stands away from the bar and shows him her rounding stomach. It seems, however, that the daddy is no longer in the picture so the guy pursues the bartender anyway. She shows him around town and they have a beautiful few days and then he is ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 BEAUTIFUL STARS!

*This is a novella in a series so reading it as a standalone will contain spoilers.*

This was an amazingly beautiful follow-up book to book one in this series, When The Sun Goes Down, where we finally get Leo's story. This book was emotional, beautiful, erotic, and has one broken man and one lost girl who will find the strength the heal and love from each other.

This is Trystan and Leo's story. Their road to love will not be easy. They both have trust issues. They both have secre
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Lane
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My review will not do this book justice let me just throw that out there. Leo is perfection from his all-giving personality to his drop-dead gorgeous sex on legs appearance and Trystan; well she is by far one of my top female characters ever! Author Erin Noelle was the first indie author I ever read, and she continues to outdo herself in her work. You met Leo in When the Sun Goes Down, he is irresistible, and at the end, you could not help but feel a little heartbroken for him in the end. Howeve ...more
Bridger Bitches
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, sophie
Erin Noelle has done it again!! I have to admit, going in I was feeling a bit of a book funk and really didn’t want to read anything. This was just what the doctor ordered!! I sat down one afternoon and a hour or two later I was done and utterly in love. I loved When the Sun Goes Down and was so excited to have a little more Leo. While this is a novella, it is jammed packed but never rushed which was amazing. We do get to see a little Lucca and Katrina and we are introduced to an amazing new cha ...more
Riza
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 I-NEED-ME-SOME-LEO STARS

It took me a while to finally write my review about this book for the reason that I cannot even express what I have felt with this novella.
Leo's selflessness has stuck with me in When the Sun Goes Down, his love for Katrina is just so great so I am so happy that he has gotten the love that he deserved here in As The Dawn Breaks through Trystan.
Leo and Trystan were really meant for each other it is not your usual romance story but it is amazing how love can give both o
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Toski Covey
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sooooooo, when I read As the Sun Goes Down (book 1) I was SO angry that Leo didn't get his HEA. I mean Leo stole my heart. (Lucca who?) Leo was the star of that book so when I realized Erin Noelle was writing a Novella just for Leo my hear swelled 3 sizes.

Leo is a PERFECT book boyfriend. Kind, generous (oh so generous), protective, and dominate. Going into AtDB I knew I would still LOVE him but could I love him loving someone else. The answer, YES. Yes, I can. I got just enough of the Leo I know
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Sandie Book Boyfriend Reviews
Whoa Leo! I am in love with this man here. I never thought reading a novella could be packed with so much but this one does and it is simply amazing. As the Dawn Breaks is a novella featuring Leo. He is in the first book As The Sun Goes Down. This novella can be read as a standalone and believe me when I tell you, you will not be disappointed.

Erin Noelle has proved time and time again that her writing just gets better with each story she writes. Leo is a true testament to this. She brought his c
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Marika
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Dusk til Dawn series. The first is When the sun goes down and the book where I first fell for Leo. As the Dawn breaks is all about him and Trystan.
I didn't even read the blurb..more Leo, what else did I need??? Loved loved loved this story. If I was in lust with Leo before, now I'm in love..he is so sweet and caring, sexy and oh so hot.
Trystan..gotta love this woman..she is in a bit of a situation, but with that smart mouth and big heart, I cheered for her right f
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Renee Entress
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2014
5.0 Star Review - As The Dawn Breaks

This is the second story of the Dusk Til Dawn series (1.5) I recommend reading When The Sun Goes Down first.

Love this story. This story sucks you right in. You met Leo in the first book of this series When The Sun Goes Down. You learn more about him in this story. He is so freaking sweet but has some problems with his past actions he is dealing with.

Trystan has her own issues. But can they let love blossom into a beautiful love story?

This is an erotic read. L
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Kailie Sarkissian
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE Leo. When i met him in When The Sun Goes down id knew he would be a top book boyfriend for me. I needed him to get his HEA and i got that and more in As The Dawn Breaks. Erin Noelle out did herself with Leo and Trystans Story. I loved Trystan and knew she would be perfect for Leo. But they both have some issues they need to work through and their story is anything but easy. Seriously if you have not read When The Sun Goes Down and As The Dawn Breaks i highly suggest you go one-click both ...more
Jennifer Wyk
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Leo! Oh my goodness, Leo! I loved this story so much. I was absolutely in love with the way When The Sun Goes Down ended but so desperately wanted to know more about Leo. This story was so beautiful and heart wrenching. Leo loves fiercely - with his entire being and watches over and protects those who are lucky enough to be loved by him.

I can't say enough how much Erin touched my heart with this story. Leo's own heart break but healing from Trystan is powerful and sexy and just beautiful. A per
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Michelle Rene
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Leo's Story is Perfection!
Just when you think Erin Noelle couldn't possibly top her last book, she releases As The Dawn Breaks. Erin also had me a blubbering mess surrounded in a sea of tissues too, but what else is new?

If anyone ever deserved a happily ever after, it's Leo. As much as I loved Leo in When The Sun Goes Down, I love him even more after reading As The Dawn Breaks. And will forever see a sunrise in whole new light
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