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Daylight Follows

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  199 ratings  ·  145 reviews
Daylight Follows is a standalone new adult romance.

Direction and a sense of purpose for her life evaded Daniella Archer. She was in college, but her classes didn’t hold her interest. She had a boyfriend, but never got butterflies when he was near. Her two best friends were her lifelines, the ones who always stood by her. Then tragedy shattered her world and she sunk into
Kindle Edition, 298 pages
Published September 12th 2016
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This was a pretty quick read that will have you shedding quite a few tears. An accident that brings heartache to a close circle of friends has everyone reeling with devastation. Daniella Archer is heartbroken when her best friend, Leah, is taken from their lives. She is deeply depressed with her loss. It's only with the help of Garrett, a former high school classmate, that she finds herself safe and protected. Dani just can't cope with the loss of her
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What an amazingly heartfelt read, I absolutely loved Dani and Garrett's story. It was so heartbreakingly raw and real and touched on the issue of depression and grief. Michelle Dare writes from her heart and captivates you with her words. Michelle handles the subject matter so flawlessly that you connect with her characters on a deeper level. Michelle had me sobbing before the end of chapter one and had me hooked for every chapter after, Garrett very quickly became my newest book boyfriend and I ...more
Bookworms Devouring Words
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook
Amazing novel, I can't believe it took me so long to read.
This novels soul purpose is Dani over coming depression, how she lives with it every day over the loss of losing someone so close to her. This novel hit home for me and its great to see a realistic fiction novel show that there are people out there who suffer through many types of depression. Even though this is fiction the novel has realistic point of views that people go through many things and have to work very hard to overcome many o
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This story is a must read -- you will find it very touching but heart wrenching too. The main characters are Dani and Garrett and you will do an emotional ride with them as they deal with issues as loss, grief, depression, guilt, and the feeling of loss of control in which they go through a healing process with the aid of strong friendships and love. You will find yourself being suck into the story and lives of the characters from the very beginning and the author, Michelle Dare, has a way of te ...more
Karen Hrdlicka
Aug 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Michelle Dare has become one of my go to authors. I truly enjoy the depth of emotion and feeling her characters evoke. Daylight Follows is no different, Daniella and Garrett's story is well crafted and beautifully plotted. The relationships in this book seem natural and evolve in such a way that the reader can actually see the changes in the characters as they occur.
Ms. Dare writes about friendship and its importance in life, whether a best friend or a boyfriend/girlfriend. That connection is v
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Such a beautiful story. It's surrounded with such heartbreak that you can't help but feel all the emotions this book throws your way. It's very intense and it was a perfect read. I took those emotions like a champ and pushed threw it to get to the beautiful ending.
Rachael Fick
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
DISCLAIMER: This is NOT your typical friends to lovers romance. You WILL cry. This book WILL show you what grief and depression feel like. You WILL hug your kindle after reading, hoping that Dani & Garrett feel it.

How do you go on without someone who was essential to your happiness...?

After the untimely death of her best friend, this is something that Dani needs to figure out how to do. And it's not going well at all. She feels as if no-one else understands what she's going through, conside
Linda Rea
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This story is another that needed to be told so thank you Michelle Dare. This story touches everyone in some way you either know someone or you are someone and this sheds light on it.
Dani, Leah, Libby, Carson, Kevin and Garrett have been friends since high school. Dani is in a relationship with Carson because it's comfortable and she knows she should move on but she is afraid. She, Leah and Libby have been friends forever and though they have gone in different directions they meet up about once
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Daylight Follows tells the story of a young woman - Dani - trying to deal with a horrible tragedy in her life, fighting the power of depression and trying to find her way in life. No one understands what she is going through - not her friends, her parents, her boyfriend - they just keep hovering and trying to "help".... except Garrett. Garrett, a friend from high school who has secretly loved Dani for years, is just there. He just listens IF she wants to talk. He silently provides support just b ...more
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit. When I received this book to review I really didn't have much faith in it. Horrible, right? I've been in a book-slump lately. Nothing has grabbed me and I've been jaded.


Thank you Michelle Dare for writing this story. Thank you for tackling some hard and very real issues that people face each and every day. Reading about Dani's struggles to move on from tragedy and reading about Garrett's insecurities made it hard to put this books down. The twist later
Rosanna Ingram
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
They say you should push through the rainy days because, eventually, the sun will shine again.

Dani was going through the motions of life...not really sure if she's happy with her choice of college major, and realizing that the "spark" is missing from her current relationship. However, she's comfortable. But, when a tragedy rocks her world to the core, she is no longer even going through the motions. She is numb and is unsure of how to cope. She realizes, though, that something has got to change.
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a moving story. Michelle did a fabulous job of letting you feel the emotions Dani and Garrett are feeling. Through it all she leads them to find happiness and that life does move on after tragedy. This story is powerfully written to capture so many things and having you feel them along the way strikes me in a way no other book has. Definitely a favorite.
Jessica Petrucci
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, it was much different from the MC books I normally read. It was a nice read that was emotional and heartfelt. It showed you that you will be OK no matter what happens and how you have to find yourself again!
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Got this in exchange for an honest review. And this was the most emotional book I've read in a very long time. At times I had to put it down before I could keep reading. Wow. Am really becoming a fan of this author...tho I prefer something not quite so emotionally
Candice Shaffer
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love, loss, depression and living in the moment in our journey through life.
Caroline Ferriday
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

Michelle has written a book which deals with depression and the grief people experience after they lose someone they love. Michelle dealt with the topic with delicacy and a beautiful understanding of people go through once they have been depressed. Michelle also deals with the uncertainty of trying a relationship with a friend and the fear of losing the friend you need. I liked the believable nature of how she told the fears of which a p
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love everything Michelle writes and this is just another I can add to the list. Dani is living her life day to day. Not living a picture perfect life, but she's happy enough. There are several things in her life she wished were different. She still longs for the butterflies she hopes to find one day with a man. Her boyfrie d is ok, but she has never felt all the sparks she knows are possible with THE one. After a horrible tragedy strikes pretty early on in the book everything she thought she w ...more
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ever wonder how you would deal with a life changing event that forces you to take stock of your life? This is what happens to Danielle Archer and Garrett Ramsey in Daylight Follows. Dani's childhood friend, Leah, dies tragically. The pain of the loss is overwhelming for Danielle. Garrett Ramsey has returned to town to attend Leah's wake and funeral. During their high school years he was the odd man out of the group that included Dani and only Kevin has kept in touch all these years. Since Garret ...more
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“Life can be beautiful and tragic. Babies come into this world and with them comes joy and then, hope. People leave this world, and with them go pieces of the ones who loved them and were left behind. Pieces we won’t get back.”

What an emotional and beautiful read! You might want to have some tissues available. Daniella is going through the motions of life without really experiencing it. She’s in a relationship with a good guy, yet doesn’t really feel passion. She breezes through her classes but
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Five stars isn't nearly enough for this amazing book, it's that good!! Michelle Dare is one of my favorite authors! She has, once again, told the perfect story that draws her readers in with the first chapter!!

Daniella/Dani and Leah are best friends from college. Although, they don't get to see each other as much since college, when they do get together they have quite the gabfest! Leah caught her boyfriend cheating and well, she did what she had to do when she literally caught him in the act.
Meghan Murphy
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Heart-Wrenching Stars

Let me start off by saying-WOW!!! This book tore my heart out and completely gutted me!
Daylight Follows by Michelle Dare is a standalone novel that follows Dani and Garrett and their emotional journey of loss, friendship, and love.

Dani Archer has been doubting everything lately. From what she's majoring in, to Carson, her boyfriend of a few months. When a tragedy strikes, Dani falls into a deep depression. Unable to move forward, she realizes life is too short to just be
Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
Danielle Archer hasn’t been blissfully happy in a while. Neither her college courses nor her boyfriend Carson can bring that excitement that she should be feeling. When tragedy strikes and she’s forced to go back home, he world comes crashing down and she falls deep into depression. Can the reunion with a high school friend give her the necessary spark that she needs to light up her life again?

I really enjoyed this book. Garret Ramsey seemed to be the only person who Dani could turn to without f
Ashley Stevenson
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book exchange for an honest review. This story was emotional with death, loss and depression. How to overcome all the bad been handled to you and know that you have someone in your corner who will be there for you.
Christina Oswald
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Grab your tissues and settle in for an emotional journey. Dani loses someone very close and important to her and causes her to sink into depression. This is her journey to finding herself and her future.
Garrett has been in love with Dani since high school. He had to move away with his family before he could act on his feelings. When he sees Dani again, it awakens his feelings.
I'm a big fan of Michelle Dare's writing. This story will not disappoint. The writing is fantastic and the story flowed
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
received this ARC in return for an honest review.

What a truly moving and heartfelt story. Dani, Leah and Libby are best friends. Once they graduate from high school they don't see each other as much as they like but they have a wonderful bond. Then the unthinkable happens and one of them is lost forever. This is Dani's story of how she dealt with the loss of her best friend. This story will definitely have you reaching for your tissues. When we loose someone who is so close to us we all mourn i
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
Unrequited high school love, second chances and the journey of grief are all explored in this heart warming yet angst filled romance. Dani is feeling unfulfilled with her life, a nagging feeling that she is not on the right path. Her life is safe, her boyfriend comfortable and she feels like something is missing. Then tragedy strikes leaving a gaping hole in her heart. Coming to terms with her loss is a long and difficult journey that sometimes seems too hard to overcome. Dani is lost but can Ga ...more
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
Well, right off the bat I was shocked, saddened and intrigued. I also was able to relate with Dani on many levels and loved the vulnerability of her character.First of all, Dani finds herself possibly in a relationship and just going through the motions rather than having true feelings for Carson. That is so relatable as we sometimes feel we cannot let others down and must do what they expect of us even if we aren't happy. When Dani - all of her friends really- must face a devastating loss, she ...more
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is one that will emotionally grip you and take you down a rabbit hole that is beautifully written. What Michelle Dare did with this book is nothing short of amazing. It felt real. The emotions. The pain. The heartache. Everything. Also the finding love when you are least expecting it with someone you never thought possible.
The character build was amazing too because you get to go through the motions of the tragic events that took place and feel what both Dani and Garrett go through. A
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a beautifully written story!!! This is my first book by Michelle Dare, but will not be my last. The writing in this book is so good you truly feel everything and, in a way not only are you crying for what the characters are going through, but it makes you think about life altering events you have gone through. The writing is so good that it has you looking at your past tragedies and evaluating your own emotions.

This book handles depression so flawlessly it will make you reevaluate what you
MJ Symmonds
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I read by Michelle Dare. I will definitely be reading more.

This book deals with the very real issue of depression and that it can affect anyone at any time.

Dani is dealt with a huge blow that sets in motion a deep depression. Although she knows she wants to get better and move on she is finding it very difficult to do so. All her family & friends want is for her to get better. To Dani this means a lot of talking and nagging. Sometimes it's the quiet moments that mean
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Michelle Dare is a romance author. Her stories range from sweet to sinful and from new adult to fantasy. There aren’t enough hours in the day for her to write all of the story ideas in her head. When not writing or reading, she’s a wife and mom living in eastern Pennsylvania. One day she hopes to be writing from a beach where she will never have to see snow or be cold again.

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