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(Bright Lights #1.5)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  191 ratings  ·  73 reviews
From USA TODAY bestselling author Tia Louise, a Bright Lights novella intended to be read between Under the Lights and Under the Stars.

Strangers on a train; names on a list.

It's a simple job.
In and out, instant karma.
Then he appears to derail everything.

He's the boy I haven't seen in five years.
He's the boy who wanted to be my hero, who I thought died fighting the demons.
Kindle Edition, 91 pages
Published January 8th 2018 by TLM Productions LLC (first published October 17th 2017)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Sundown is book #0.5 in the Bright Lights Duet by Tia Louise. This novella needs to be read in between the other two books. It takes place five years after the ending of Under The Lights.

It’s been five years since Mark, now Detective Mark Fitzhugh, has seen Lara. But she has always been in his head, in his dreams, and in his heart. Mark is on his annual journey from British Columbia to Juneau and back on the White Pass-Yukon Route. It’s the winter and the weather is bad and there is hardly anyon
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*ARC provided by the author for an honest review*

So good.

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Mark and Lara are becoming one of my favourite characters from a Tia Louise series. They are so hot together even after the time they have spent apart. There time together hasnt been easy and still isnt. There are so many things goin against them but the chemistry between them never dies.

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It's 5 years since they have seen each other. Once they set eyes on each other's there is shock. They never thought they would see each other aga
Tia Louise
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I think you're going to love this novella... It's a little different. A little bit of a brain teaser... But hold onto your panties, because it's sizzling hot and tempting~
So this was a very interesting little read that takes place between Under the Lights and Under the Stars. It’s been five years since Mark and Lara were separated in the most tragic of ways. Now they are reunited in the most unlikely of places. This had a bit of an Agatha Christie feel to it as we are introduced to several characters previously unknown, all traveling on a train in the Yukon/Alaska wilderness. A blizzard is being predicted and everyone is gathered in the dining car. Definitely a w ...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Over way too fast. Can’t wait for the next installment.
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2017-books
I read this as part of the upcoming The Vault anthology and was I blown away!

A new to me author, Sundown by Tia Louise was an adventure I only come across once in a great while. A bit of a mystery as Larissa and her 'sister' Molly board a train in the snowy wilderness to exact revenge when they were poor and abused in the French Quarter. And when Larissa meets the eyes of Mark Fitzhugh after what seems like a lifetime apart, her plan just got a bit muddied. I love the adrenaline-fueled rush felt
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tia Louise is a new to me author. But I was not letdown by her novella, Sundown.

Sundown had it all a hint of mystery, intrigue, murder! A tale that grabbed ahold of me from start to finish.

We meet Larissa and Mark a few years prior. He wants a second chance to save the woman he didn't get to then. He becomes a detective. Watching Mark and Larissa come together years later was beautiful. Their connection is SIZZLING! I love how Tia gave us such beautifully, flawed characters. Ones you can relat
Sandra Singleton
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great characters and plot. A must read. I volunteered to read an advance copy for an honest review.
Veronica LaRoche
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story is very intriguing. It’s about revenge and second chance at love. Mark a sexy detective who has never forgot about Larissa meets by chance again and there reunion is hot & sexy but short lived. Mark will do anything to find Larissa and when he does he will get a surprise he never expected.

I voluntarily reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy of this book
Teresa Lara
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
love this short . love Mark and Lara.I need more♡
Teresa Lara
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
love this shirt and I love Mark and Lara love story♡ More plz
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This novella packs a punch. We pick up 5 years after Mark and Lara’s separation and their amazing chemistry is alive and well. Mark has acquired his dream of becoming a detective. But what life has given Lara is unknown.

What we do know is there is a train, some intrigue and a terrible crime! I have to know what happened!

Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sundown is a decadent and teasing glimpse into the past and the future at once. It will light you on fire and delight your senses as you become a piece of a chessmasters board. A seemingly innocent and chance meeting will turn your world upside down as a twisted and complex plot slowly unravels.

This novella is a mouth-watering tease of a prelude to book 2 in the under the light series. Nothing compares to the writing of Tia Louise, and this is no exception. You will be left waiting and wonderin
Suzanne Radcliffe
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sundown is a great novella in The Vault Anthology Volume 1 and is about Mark & Larissa.

I found it an intriguing story of revenge and second chances.

It's also an introduction to a new duet from what has to be my favorite author in the romance genre. I can't think of one book or story of Tia's that I haven't loved.

I'm really looking forward to reading more about this couple and their story!
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sundown by Tia Louise bridges the gap between the two books in the Bright Lights Duet . This is essentially the detailed story of when Lara and Mark run into each other after five years apart. He thought she was lost to him. She thought he was dead. They each have their own agendas for being on the train but their love for each other just cannot keep them apart. A nice little teaser that helped ease the wait until book two came out. Enjoy! ...more
Karin Gesell
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There's intrigue here, you could tell right from the beginning. And there's such heat, and history, and love love love. Oh, and some some hot sexiness. I loved this. I loved their wounded souls and I loved their fight. Mark & Larissa won me over ...more
Clare Fuentes
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This novella was filled with a lot information, yet you were keep on the edge after every page. I love the detective feel of the book but sex was still a part of the story.
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
She sure knows how to make you continue! Gotta know more
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!! It was my first book I ever read by Tia Louise and I must say she is amazing and I can't wait to get the bright lights duet to read!!!!! This book is a must read y'all!!!!!!💕💕💕💕💕
Mujde Oz
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
A must read. I loveee her writing style.
Heather Merriman
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Finished Under the Lights today and was excited to read this to get a mini-reunion between Lara and Mark! And oh, what a sexy, hot reunion it is! I can’t wait to to read the conclusion in Under the Stars to see Mark go after the life he’s been dreaming of! So good!! I originally bought The Vault which include Sundown but this story has since been revised by the Author. I received a revised copy and voluntarily left my honest review.
Donna Purcell Zappone
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a very quick novella in the Vault Anthology.
It's full of OMG sexiness.
Second chances.
Mystery that left you on the edge of your seat right from page one.
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So much story packed into a small package!
I'm reading a little backwards here because I've already read Under the Lights, the first book in Tia Louises' new duet. The duet is Lara and Mark's more in depth story.
I love this couple! They have so much history together that is only touched up in in this story. Their HEAT and attraction to one another is timeless and consuming.
Sundown has intrigue, suspense, firey sex scenes, A seance and a murder...all taking place in a train speeding through a wh
Erin Remen
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Revenge is sweet

A great way to bring two people together again and hopefully set the scene for what's to come in the conclusion of Mark and Lara's story. Fantastic short story that has me reaching for the next book as I leave this review behind.
Kim BookJunkie ~ Editor & Proofreader
5 years after Mark is dragged away and presumed dead, he and Lara, “coincidentally” encounter one another a sleeper train in Alaska. Although their reunion was sexy as he||, I was disappointed by how lacking their communication was. I have so many questions that are still unanswered and assume the characters would too after being separated for 5 years! The other issue I had with this book is that it had a historical vibe at times (historical romance is one of my least favorite genres). The chara ...more
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
This is one the gems contained in the new anthology THE VAULT. I sure hope this is the preview of a new series by this author. It is interesting and enigmatic as it lulls you in to the mystery of seeking revenge. Justice must be extracted at any cost.

Larissa meets Mark by sheer fate on their train ride on the White Pass-Yukon Route. The five years that have passed since they knew each other melt away as the old feelings rush forward. The seduction is on, but her ultimate goal cannot be postponed
Linda Rea
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
When Mark is traveling on a train in the winter that almost no one travels he meets his usual people the Baron included but he didn't expect to see a young girl Molly and his Lara. When he was younger he was just a servant in the theater and he tried to save Lara but he was beaten and left for dead in Alaska but he is a detective now. Just when he realizes Lara and he can reconnect she disappears with Molly leaving a dead Baron but why did they kill the man? You get answers to some questions but ...more
Jennifer Guffey
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hot & intriguing

This novella was first released in The Vault anthology. And while it could be read separately, it will certainly intrigue you into wanting to know the story of these characters. So, read Under the Lights first and then jump back for this one!

The beginning starts out 5 years after Under The Lights. There is mystery & intrigue & hotness!! Mark & Lara are reunited (but only for a short time, thus the mystery!) and it is hot, hot, hot. Molly is a young 18 year old woman with a shroud
This book really needs to be read in between book 1 and book 2 of this series. I would have probably enjoyed it a little bit more if I read book 1 Under the Lights. This book takes place 5 years after the end of Under the Lights. There is a reunion between Mark and Larisa on a train between Canada and Alaska. Things are complicated because Mark is now a police detective and Larisa and her friend Molly are out for revenge. ...more
Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
Mark and Larissa haven’t seen each other in five years. They both always wondered what had happened to the other and their encounter leaves them hot and bothered until they finally give in to the passion they’ve always had for each other. This story was slow at first and it took a bit to get me into the characters but then once it did, it was full speed ahead and the suspense as to why Larissa and her companion, Molly, were on the train, just kept me going. I want to know what’s in store for Mar ...more
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Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of sexy-sweet military romance, small town romance, single parent romance, and romantic suspense novels.

After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.

Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.


Other books in the series

Bright Lights (3 books)
  • Under the Lights (Bright Lights #1)
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