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Broken Lights

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  16 reviews
What's really worth fighting for, when one second is all you have left?

Norman Smithson is at the end of the line. His wife left him, women don't look at him, he was made redundant, and at forty, he could be just that little bit slimmer. He would be a has-been if he'd ever been a 'was' in the first place. He's not the Alpha male of the 21st century – or of any century. He w
Published December 16th 2014 by Satin Smoke Press (first published December 14th 2014)
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Elizabeth Morgan
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Broken Lights is a beautifully realistic and raw story about two individuals who have had very different lives, but are brought together in such an unexpected, and indeed, life changing moment.

I adored Norman from the first sentence. He is your average guy, and that is not a bad thing. I know we are all attracted to the alpha male; they are exciting, but - and Dianna Hardy has touched upon this subject in some of her guest posts for this book - not necessarily, well, in real life they don't alw
Lynn Worton
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic, dark and gritty contemporary romance, which happens to be a short novel or novella. I absolutely loved it.

Norman Smithson is a fantastic character, although he doesn't see himself in that way. He sees himself as a nobody. However, I didn't see him in that light at all. He has something special in his character which I found charming and appealing. He is steady and dependable, and is genuinely a nice man, who has had a really bad run of luck - he's been made redundant and fin
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Norman Smithson had a great life, a wife whom he loved very much and two very beautiful daughters that was his whole life. Norman also had a great job where he was making a comfortable living. It kept his family dressed, food on the table and a nice house. But then one day poor Norman had the worst day ever. He lost his job. The company where he worked didn't someone like him anymore with all of the new technology. Poor Nor
Dec 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2014
I received this book to give an honest review.

I have to say this was a totally different book than what I was expecting from this author. I have read her other works being as The Witching Pen series and The Eye of The Storm series those were paranormal so this was a different story. It was really really good. But beware there is sex scenes within here so this is a for sure 18 on up book.

We start off the story with Norman he is just your normal middle age working man. He has a wife and children
Two Nerds With Words
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reviewer: Bex
Disclosure: This ebook was provided by the author in exchange for an HONEST and not necessarily positive review.

'Broken Lights' is an unconventional romance, which has a beautiful rawness and realism to it. Wonderfully written and developed, Dianna Hardy's 40k novella follows the characters Norman and Rosa and their chance meeting, a meeting which changes their lives.

What I loved especially about this read was not only its uniqueness in the genre creating a fresh and bold read, but
Rhonda Mcguire
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dianna-hardy
Broken Lights is such a moving story! A story of how everything can change in a split second. A story of what it is all really about! I was pulled in within the first few pages and could not put it down!

The main characters Norman and Rosa experience such strong emotions and the way Dianna writes has the reader feeling those emotions right along side them.

I couldn't help but feel heartache for both Norman and Rosa. For Norman for being so down on his luck and for Rosa for having lived such a ha
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I wish I could form words properly to write a review worthy of this book. Dianna isn't kidding when she describes all of her writing different every time.

I will admit, after seeing the cover I thought the story would be your typical love story that makes me roll my eyes and make disgusted noises that my unromantic self seems to do with other love themed books. That isn't the case at all. I was sucked in from the beginning.

Dianna did a fantastic job bringing alive two tortured souls who find
Jennyfer Moorman
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW what a beautiful read, dianna can write anything and I always find her books amazing.

I was given this as an arc in return for an honest review and here it is.

A tale about heartbreak, danger, love and a life changing experience. This maybe a short story but is packed with so much punch, Diana's amazing with her tales I never bore of anything she writes, I cried and laughed out loud with this and thoroughly enjoyed every moment, this book well deserves the 5 stars I have given and would score
Maggie Frank
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dianna-hardy
A very different read from Dianna Hardy but soooo great! Norman and Rosa are so very very different but due to horrible circumstances are thrown together and find themselves to be true soulmates.
Very hot, spicy, traumatic, suspenseful, what more could you want in a great read?

Loved it ~ highly recommend it!!!
Louise White
Dianna Hardy is a completely new author to me, I had an opportunity to buy one of her books and I chose this standalone as an introduction to her work.

The story was unexpected and basically happens in the space of one night. Two unlikely souls meeting, two very different backgrounds who have the potential to save each other. This book has drama, thrills and hope. The characters are relatable, the individual characters backgrounds are familiar stories and I wasn't sure how the two would connect.
Jan 02, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didnt find this story to be very "dynamic" which may be the word that appears the most. The hero is just a lot of sad sackery. Though he mans up a little frankly he just wasn't appealing for all of the prior patheticness. If you're looking for a total change from alphas this guy is for you but if you want a hero with spine then you'll probably be just as disappointed as me. The heroine also had a pretty sad story but it was actually sad rather than pathetic. Either way no emotions came through ...more
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent as always have never read a bad book by Dianna
Dec 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When you lose everything and the world turns against you, what do you have to live for?

Norman had nothing, but fate and an act of heroism leads him to Rosa, a victim of circumstance with a tortured soul. Forced together they must fight to save their lives, but also find themselves.

Dianna Hardy pushes stereotype to deliver a deeply powerful and beautiful story of betrayal and hurt but ultimately love.
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