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Light Beyond the Darkness (Lightbearer #3)

4.66  ·  Rating details ·  44 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews
Wanting to forget the magical world from whence she came, lightbearer Carley Santiago seeks sanctuary in the human world. But when she meets shifter Reid Hennigan, she finds her heart is not so easily controlled. As passion turns to love, Carley finds that keeping secrets and hiding from her past could be dangerous for them both – fatally dangerous. Welcome back to Tami Lu ...more
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Published April 27th 2015 by Liquid Silver Books
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Misti Murphy
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is my favorite out of the three. We've known Carley from the first two books and she's been one of my favorite side characters. Quiet, and gun shy, she still always tries to do the right thing no matter the cost to herself.

Reid is gorgeous, protective and a little bit of a loner. Sounds like the perfect alpha male.

The two of them together is just beautiful.

As always the authors writing draws you in and doesn't let go until you snap the book shut and wonder when the next one is comin
Kerri Craighead leggiero
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.

I loved this book. Ms. Lund has once again brought her lightbearer/shifter series to life for her readers. Her readers will fall in love with Reid and Carlie just as they did with Tanner, Olivia, Finn and CiCi.

Sorry but I don't give spoilers in my reviews so you will have to take my word for it that this book is well worth it. I was anxiously awaiting this book and was not disappointed. I guess now I will have to anxiously await Book 4.
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, pnr-dystopia
it was again a great installment.

well yeah there is some misunderstanding that could probably be resolved by a real conversation but I overlooked it this time

Reid is really great
Judy Lewis
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Title: Light Beyond Darkness
Series: Lightbearer
Author: Tami Lund
Designation: Book Three of Series, Can Be Read As Standalone, No Cliffhanger, Full-Length Paranormal Romance
Reading Platform: Kindle Unlimited
My Rating: Five Captivating Stars*****
Jackpot! Tami Lund has done it again! And just what has she done, you ask? Well, she's delivered another masterpiece of paranormal romance filled to the brim with adventure, magic, fantasy and sweet, dreamy love. Oh my! We have another w
Pamela Talley
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Light Beyond the Darkness Book Three, Lightbearer series by Tami Lund

What a unique concept. Lightbearers are magical beings that replenish their magic from sunlight. Without the rays of the sun a Lightbearer will eventually die. They have been hidden away for over five hundred years, never seen, but the myths still survive. They hid from the Fae who created them and the Shifters who want their magic. Now that the Lightbearer Princess Olivia has mated with Tanner Lyons, a wolf shifter, a pack mas
Jennifer Senhaji
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review, and the third book in this series is the perfect addition to this continuing story. Lightbearer, Carly, has suffered from a lifetime of abuse. Yet she’s a survivor and knows her own worth. Enter one overbearing and sexually aggressive shifter named Reid. A man who knows what he wants and is dedicated to pursuing it until he gets it. Typically, in other stories I’ve read, the abused party ends up with an overly sensitive partner. In this case, the author wa ...more
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was provided a free copy in return for an honest review.

This story can be read as a stand alone, but you will better understand the nuances having read the prior stories in this series. Carley was down but not out. She has pulled herself up from her bootstraps and has put together a life outside of the cortiere. She is able to continue cooking which is her passion and if her life is lonely, at least she makes the decision within her world. Reid was unexpected and unwilling to take no. It doesn
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: paranormal fans, fantasy, romance
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, I loved this book. This is the third book in the Lightbearer series. This books starts where the last one ended - this really keeps the suspense going. We know from the second book that Carley, chef to the King, was cruelly pushed down an icy flight of stairs presumably to her death. We find that Carley fearing for her life has left the Coterie. She is living and working at a restaurant in Chicago. Reid Hennigan, a lone shapeshifte ...more
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series just continues to get better and better. You have to lost souls both dealing with their own emotional baggage who happened to stumble upon one another Carley is determined to do anything and everything in her power to stay away from Reid but he can't seem to take no for an answer he determined to get to know Carly better even if that means showing up at her job every single day and also showing up at her house unannounced. Reid doesn't know what it is about Carley that has him hooke ...more
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adults
Recommended to Bobbi by: Author
Lightbearer Carley stole my heart in book 2 of this series and captured it more in this book. She is so loving and only wants what she has been denied for so long. She is an amazing chef and when Reid shows up in the restaurant she is working at she isn't sure what she should do. Sparks start to fly between the 2 and slowly love begins to blossom but both have a secret they aren't willing to share. Those secrets begin to come out slowly throughout this book but not by them. They say love concurs ...more
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have been enjoying this series since book #1 and Tami Lund has made a fan out of me! I love the interaction between the different lightbearers and shifters in each story and can't wait for the next one to come out. I was so happy to see Carly get the happiness that she truly deserved after a lifetime of not getting to make any of her own choices that truly mattered. I also loved how much Ms. Lund overlapped characters from the previous two books in the series so that everything was connected a ...more
Nicole Smith
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
This is the third book in the series and my favorite. I loved Carley and Reid. We've gotten to know Carley from the first two books and I know I want her to get her HEA. Reid stumbles across the lightbearer all by accident or is it fate? After everything she has gone through in her life Carley is very wary of Reid's attention, but as we get to know him he is just what Carley needs. The stronger feelings between the two begin to grow, but Carley is keeping a secret that could ruin everything. Som ...more
Tami Lund
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
The third installment of the Lightbearer series gives readers a chance to get to know Lightbearer chef extraordinaire, Carley Santiago, and introduces you to Reid Hennigan, Finn's brother. The two meet in Chicago, where they are both hiding from their magical natures, and sparks fly, literally. Carley is a Lightbearer, after all.

This book takes readers from Chicago over to Nashville, and finally, back to the Lightbearer's coterie. All your favorite characters from the first two books return in
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. I enjoy that this is different from the other paranormal romance that I have read. This one is about Carly who we met in the previous books but we get to find out more about her and what happened to her. We meet Reid who is a shifter that discovers Carly and can't seem to explain his attraction to her but he won't give up even when she keeps pushing him away. They both have issues to deal with from their past but can they make it work or will it come back to haunt them and ke ...more
Sydney Hopke
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd installment of this series and as good as the 1st 2 books. In this one we meet up with the the amazing royal chef Carley who's been hiding in Chicago with the humans. One night on a date Reid Finn's brother stumbles upon her and there starts their story. I don't want to give the story away but as they get to know each other they both help each other until the past comes back for both of them though in different ways. Come visit with the favorites from the other books and new char ...more
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this as an ARC for a honest review. Now, I may or may not post spoilers so read on if you dare!

I HIGHLY enjoyed this book from the start it had me sitting on the edge of my seat wanting to rush to the next encounter between the 2 main people. Then later between them and the bad guy!

All I can say is this is a fabulous read! Lots of twists and turns. lots of hot steamy sex scenes! With some serious butt kicking going on. But if you really want a great read, even if this is a stand alo
Marialayna Lallo
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
book 3 was awesome!
if you've read the forest two books you have to know how easy it is to fall in love with the characters as well as this amazing world. book 3 takes place right where book 2 left off. learning what fate Carly suffered we follow her escape to a Chicago and the new shifter who strong arms his way into her life and heart only to find that a darkness was about to crash into their world and almost cost them their lives.
I was glued to this book reading every chance I could. living
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**I was gifted a copy in return for an honest review**

Loved it. But then again, I am a super-fan and I am pretty sure Mrs Lund could write the phone book and make it interesting.

I really enjoyed getting to read about Carly and Reid, they made a great couple from the start. I think that Reid is probably my favorite of the hero's from this series, although I am sure there are more to come and that may yet change.

Mrs Lund has mastered this world, which is so close to our own, but not. Her stories
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, own
Another hit from Tami Lund! Each book gets better and better with this series. The world she has created with these shifters and lightbearers draws you in, you can't help but fall in love with these characters. The relationship that builds between Reid and Carley is so sweet and romantic ill have you swooning for your own Reid! Both troubled souls find the happiness they deserve. So looking forward to the next book in this series!
Helen Martins
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Received the book from the author for an honest review. This is Reid and Carley's story. I really did enjoy this instalment in the series. Once I started reading I had a hard time putting it down. The book hits all possible emotions. Can't wait to see what Ms. Lund has in store for the Lightbearers.
Kay Blake
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.
I loved this book. I don't know how many times I can say it. I loved Carley and Reid. I have been a fan of Tami since her first book and by all means she has done it again.
I love the paranormal world she had created in her Lightbearer series and I can't wait for the next one.
Ann-marie Morency
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Truly a amazing series. Each book is better than the next. The characters and story line is amazing. Love and devotion from the characters are breathtaking. I can't wait till the next book. Highly recommended! I received this book for a honest review. Tami Lund is a amazing author.
Carolyn Brown
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: completed
Love this Lightbearer series.
The struggles and heartaches of being different and being in love with someone not like you, are portrayed when in this series and I am looking forward to more.
Great work from author Tami Lund.
Melanie Hawkins
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Edge of your Seat Perfection

I thought for a moment I might have to hunt down Tami and strangle her a little, but a las it was fine. This book was wonderful to read as you watched Reid and Carley fall in love with each other. Of course they both had terrible secrets for each other they could tear them apart.

Carley has a mate if he isn't dead, but she doesn't know. But she is too afraid to tell Reid because she is afraid she will lose him. This book will make you laugh and cry and wonder will anyo
Kelly Crowley
The stupidity is astounding. Why is it women always need a man to protect and take care of them? Guess what? It's not the 1800's, women can take care of themselves and in some cases they even take care of the man. Why do female authors always make their female MC helpless? It's annoying.
Julie Jackson
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Carley is a lightbearer who left her coterie after her mate, Miguel, pushes her off a cliff expecting her to die. She fleas and ends up in Chicago as a chef.

Reid is a shifter from Quentin's pack. After all the destruction he saw within the pack, he leaves to try and find a life for himself.

Reid ends up dining at the restaurant where Carley works. As soon as he touches the plate she prepared, he senses her magic. He sets out to make her his. Eventually she gives up her fear and submits to him.
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a complimentary copy for an honest review by author Tami Lund. This is book 3 of the Lightbearer series by the author.

Carley Santiago is a chef in a restaurant in Chicago and she has a passion for cooking. Reid Hennigan is a lone shifter but when he has a meal in the place where Carley works he can't get her out of his mind. Can Carley keep running from her past and the man who tried to kill her and trust Reid or will it end in heartache again.

The characters and their interacting is
Teresa Stirewalt
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW.. I think this one was my favorite of the series so far. The looming darkness and threat, the damage that haunted the two main characters pasts.. sucked me right in and I even lost track of time while I was reading I became so entwined with what was going on and it had me on the edge of my seat I couldn't wait to turn the page to see where the story was going to lead next. This is by far one of my favorite series to read, Tami Lund has done an excellent job and I look forward to reading many ...more
A.E. Snow
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed the first two books in the Lightbearer series and this book was a fantastic addition to the series. Carley is a great MC and Reid is probably my favorite shifter in this series. He is the perfect alpha male while still being sensitive to Carley's difficult past. I liked the change of scenery to Chicago as well. I'm a big fan and I look forward to all of Ms. Lund's new releases. This one did not disappoint! I loved it and I woul ...more
Debi Kiley
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
you must read books 1 and 2 first before this one. I like following this series. I believe Reid is a good fit for Carley. I was so sad through some of it but it was out of my own fear of wait may be Olivia and Carley's future but overall liked the way things turned out for all involved
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