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Gambled away by her brother, Freya is now bound to the music world's resident bad boy Liam Henderson as his live-in maid.

Freya Coleman is a struggling artist who can hardly get by. With a past she would rather not revisit and a future that didn't extend past her next cup of coffee, something had to change. Freya just didn't know how much.

Liam Hender
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Published March 29th 2017 by Inkitt
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
I'm gonna keep this one short and sweet. Hopefully. Liam was a famous rock star who was extremely adept at manipulation Freya. He got her to be his maid, to move in with him, to pretend to date him, and to eventually be his real girlfriend. He was selfish, arrogant and self-entitled. But that was to be expected because he was rich and famous and a huge party lover and predominantly promiscuous. Freya helped to calm him but didn't feel like she got much out of the deal. She had a hard time accept ...more
Nina Life of a Bookworm
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This is book about two very destructive people who fall in love with each other, finding themselves on the way and becoming better people.
Did i like it? Yes, I did, and I would recommend.
This is the book that makes you cry in some parts and your heart swell with emotions.
I hope to see more new books from this author :)
Libby Harrison
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*ARC provided by Author for honest review*

Beware of Spoilers!

Star Ratings:
Heroine (Freya): 20s?
Hero (Liam): 28yrs old
Plot: 3/5
Grovel: pretty good
Cheating: none
HEA: yes with pregnancy
Triggers: none

Average score: 3/5

Best Line: “You can’t buy my forgiveness.”

Worst Line: so many just from the first few chapters:

“how anyone could fall in love with a man whose hairline was already receding at twenty-five is beyond me.”

And

“I stole the coffee from Mason anyway.”

And

“All I wanted was to steal twenty dollars from his wallet, and instead I got an unwanted job”



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Todd Simpson
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great Book. I think deep down we all wonder what it would be like to be famous, and Theresa Jane has done a wonderful job with this story. Not only has she written a very entertaining story, but has really hit the mark with two great characters. Things weren’t looking great for Freya when her only friend Darla was too busy to see her, and her art work wasn’t receiving any interest in the art world. Since she didn’t have a job, and living from day to day depended on selling her art, that was a ma ...more
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Freya Coleman is a struggling artist in the big city mostly left to fend for herself. Her brother too lives in the same city but they do not have a very good relationship as such she turns to him in only the direst situations. On one such night she finds herself being gambled away by her drunken brother to none other than Liam Henderson, the rockstar. Liam is known as a wild playboy who likes to party. When the worlds of these to collide; there is bound to be some fireworks. But the question is ...more
Cheryl
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you love a good romance story with endearing characters than you should pick up a copy of this book. Liam came off as the perfect gentleman. In fact, he was almost too perfect that you had to wonder if he was real. Luckily, he was the real deal. Freya was very lucky to have Liam. Although, it may not have seemed like it in the beginning. I loved how Liam instantly came to Freya's side and became her protector. After getting to hear Freya's story about her childhood, she needed someone to prot ...more
Charlotte
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of the greatest things in life is finding a book, in which you become so utterly and completly absorbed in the story line and the characters that you cannnot put it down. Beastly Lights is one of those books. I absolutely loved it. I found the authors writing style engaging. She made it so easy to fall in love with the characters and their stories. I loved the character of Freya, I found her to be so relatable that you felt like you were reading the story through her eyes, experiencing her l ...more
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
I love reading a story about a sexy rockstar and when I had a chance to read Beastly Lights I was enthralled with the storyline. It didn't take me long to become completely engrossed and I have to say that Theresa Jane threw me for a loop that this was unlike any rockstar story I have read before. Beastly Lights kept me up reading until the wee hours of the morning. It is a "can't-put-down" kind of story.

Here is why...
Freya Coleman is a starving artist living in New York and wh
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Crystal Yawn
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've been in a book slump, real critical, hard to get into, tired of the same old thing. So when I picked up this rock star book I had the plot in my head already and figured I'd be bored as well.
Boy was I wrong. This book is out there, the plot is different. You are constantly left asking "what? Why? Did that just happen?" And wondering who is the bigger a$$in Freya's life.
Each of the characters is well described in built in a way you feel you know them good and bad. Not just Liam and Freya b
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Teresa  Christianson
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am voluntarily reviewing Beastly Lights by Theresa Jane after receiving an Advanced Reader Copy.

OMG What an emotional rollercoaster. You will laugh and cry and be angry with all the men in her life. I think the only one who truly loved her without an agenda was Davis. OK maybe his agenda was getting her to make cookies with him (he was only 4) but at least she knew where she stood with him on every level and it was without condition or force.

To be lost in a bet by your
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Ronda Thayer
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm in love with this book! I couldn't put it down. I laughed and I cried. This was the first book by Theresa Jane that I've read, and I really loved it. This book is worth buying and I recommend it as a must read.
Tink
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2017
Going in to this book I didn't know if I was going to like it are not. But once you start you want be able to put it down. I went one a rollercoaster ride with this one, I laugh, cried, and got mad all though the book. It was a my first time reading one of Theresa Jane books and will not be my last.
I received an exclusive ARC copy for an honest review
Cary Morton
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book directly from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I’m going to give this book the benefit of the doubt. I’ll admit, when I picked up Beastly Lights by Theresa Jane, I didn’t immediately like the main characters, particularly Freya. My first impression of her was that she was jaded, pessimistic and a bit of a complainer. The way she narrated the story made it seem as if she was generally unhappy and unkind to those around her, often mak
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Jenifer
The basic plot of the story was good but it took a looonnng time to get there. When it said 800+ pages I figured there must be a bonus book in there too (which is pretty common) but no. 50 (mostly long) chapters is no joke. There could be a lot of editing for content. There were some parts that just couldn't keep my attention and I put this book down many times and then it was hard to get back into.

It's really hard to like a book when I don't like the main character. Freya is a petul
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EmmiK
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
DNF. There's something off with the writing style that I can't quite put my finger on.
R.J. Gonzales
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Originally Posted on RJ Does Books!
About a quarter into reading this novel the meaning of the title “Beastly Lights” clicked and it began to make sense or at least my own interpretation of it made sense. I feel like in some ways this was a contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast with just a tinge of Snow White thrown in, with Freya becoming Belle and Liam assuming the role of “the Beast.” In many ways the stories are parallel to one another, for instance: Freya is kept “prisoner” in Liam’s p
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Cally
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
We meet struggling artist Freya Coleman who hardly has a penny to her name. Now and again her brother Mason who is a accountant will send some money her way but they haven't the closest of relationships. Freya has had a rough childhood and has seen things that a child shouldn't have to. Freya is at a low point and her friend cant meet her so she finds herself breaking into her brothers apartment to 'borrow' £20 off him its not like that he is going to miss the money all Freya wants is something ...more
Joetta Spurling
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
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With the title beastly lights going into this I thought it was going to be a shifter book, thought it is not, I was not disappointed.... Here we have a rock star with a very sad past... And the woman that he is starting to have feelings for... Liam struggles with his past making it hard for him to trust her and everyone around him... Now Freya's past is just as bad if not worse than his... With the love of their friends
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Mary Mehl
In the words of Thumper...

It was the character of Thumper from the "Bambi" who said (albeit ungrammatically) " If you can't say anything nice, don't say nothin' at all." Well, there are some nice things I can say about this book, but they are few. The basic premise is the stuff of storybooks: rich, gorgeous rock star meets ordinary girl and falls for her, in spite of, or perhaps because of, her disdain for him. Okay, artistic license. Go with the premise, regardless of how farfetched. But what fo
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Amber Green
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So much more than I expected

I went into this book with extremely low expectations. I thought it would be just like any other romance story, one that disappointed me with its flat characters and unconvincing romance but man, if I wasn't mistaken. This story started one way, with me only being slightly invested in the characters in the beginning to me not wanting to stop nearly 30% through. I laughed, I cried, I ran a full gamot of emotions reading this novel. I found myself loving Freya and Lia
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Brittany
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beastly Lights is a very good book and I don’t think the name does it justice. This story kept me reading (way past my bed time) and I did not want to put the book down. Theresa does a great job of creating a bond between the reader and the characters. Liam is the party hard playboy rocker and Freya is the everyday girl with a bad past. Frey is kind hearted and takes more BS from the men in her life then she should ever have too.

I’m not a crier but I did cry at two different places in this book
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Jill
Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A failed artist, Freya become gainfully employed when her lawyer brother get her a job as a live in house cleaner for Liam Henderson, rock star extraordinaire. There is one recurring problem, he is obsessive compulsive regarding cleanliness and she is a bit of a slob. Long and repetitive conversations slow the pace down considerably. Editing would help an okay romance become much more.

I received this book through a Publisher's promotional giveaway. Although encouraged as a courtesy t
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Laura Ruetz
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. This is a really engaging book with characters who just flow from the pages. They are fully developed and the way that they are presented, and their interaction, really made this book one that was highly enjoyable. This reads much more like a fiction book than a romance. The word flow, the pacing of the story, the storyline itself and the dialogue are all elements that mesh well together but the characters are what really brings it all home for me with this one.

I was
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Taylor Cooper
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was very surprising to me. Honestly, this book might have one of the best 'stories' in any book that I've read in a while and it actually held a plot. The story was not hard to follow nor did it leave out any important information. I did think this story was a little long and took forever to play out. This would have gotten 5 stars if not for the few grammatical mistakes, and the fact that I did not like the newspaper/article inserts within the book.
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Destruction, disaster, desire. Two people with pain and disaster apart of their everyday life. Freya an artist by nature and a piece of property by her brother. She was bartered away like she was nothing to Liam, redisental bad boy of the rock scene. The read was intense in place and a solid impact in other. I found Freya had Liam had a volitale chemistry that mixed well for them.
LaDonna
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
No Spoilers

I received a copy of this book for my honest review.

I had some difficulties getting through this book to begin with. The premise is not logical to me. Ultimately I did enjoy this read. You have to love a Rock Star love story especially when it is as heartwarming as Liam & Freya!!!
This was the first book that I have read of Theresa Jane & I will read more in the future
Michael Mardel
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Beastly lights by Jane. I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it. For me, a male, it was a chick lit that took ages to resolve. I am amazed at the attention to detail in the dialogue and the descriptions. Freya was the main narrator though Liam had a short stint. Being also from Melbourne, Australia, a coffee loving place, I could concur with the two coffee machines.
Jenna
May 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Ok read some things really made no sense but i was still rooting to the characters.
Laura ~Passion flower
Mar 24, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc, romance
Beastly Lights (ARC) was graciously provided to me by the publisher, Inkitt, for an honest review. Review to follow.
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
The first quarter of this book was actually pretty interesting, in that guilty pleasure crack way, but then it just drags on soooo long and it's such a destructive relationship and no one is enjoying it AT ALL. I can't believe I just read an 800-page contemporary romance.
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