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A Light in the Darkness

(In Darkness #2)

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4.33  ·  Rating details ·  1,409 ratings  ·  198 reviews
Felix and Lane are trying out their new normal. Normal means no more car chases, no more drug lords, and definitely no more kidnapping bad guys. All of that is a thing of the past in this new, normal(ish) life style filled with family get-togethers, torturous jogs through the park, and the occasional romp in the parking lot. Felix is done stealing (all but for the cat). He ...more
Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published April 27th 2018
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Jilly
Why did I read the second book when I was meh about the first one? I don't know. Blame it on the lure of free books on Kindle Unlimited. I paid for this subscription, I'm going to read some free damn books.


I make a lot of sense. It might be book-shopping time again. Sorry books on my shelf that I've never gotten around to.

This book starts out kind of cute and funny and domestic. But, it is also boring.... until...


No, I definitely didn't want to watch this movie. So, why is this book ripping it o
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Deborah
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75*


I wasn’t quite ready for the previous book Hidden in Darkness. It wasn’t the book I’d expected and I’ve been sulking ever since.

I love both the Hitman books. For me they are (the second one in particular) the funniest books ever written. I’m not sure why when I started Hidden I assumed it would be a serious book. But I did and it just never hit the right note with me.

I totally love Leland (Hitman) and all his crazy. Felix is a milder version. Not as funny. Not as eccentric. But he’s grown o
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BWT


I loved three-quarters of this story. The humor, how wonderful a couple Felix and Lane are...I just love how perfect they are for each other where their strengths and weaknesses are completely complementary and their snark is unmatched.

Joel Leslie does a fantastic job narrating with great character voices, plenty of emotion, and a way of bringing the humor out and polishing it up brilliantly like a diamond for our listening pleasure.

Now, have I mentioned how much of a wuss I am? I am a big old s
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Chris
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Felix & Lane are something else ! Bloody hilarious even in angsty situations. I love how Felix has now been embraced by Lanes family - this is sweet ❤️ Lane is still his snarky grouchy self but his edges are softening as he comes to terms with his blindness. Felix just continues to be precious & adorable
Sanaa
4.5 stars.

"...he scoops up his last bite and hesitates before directing it my way.
It is at this very moment that I realize we are soul mates, destined to be together forever.


I can't deal with how much I love Lane and Felix in this series. Alice could've easily finished this book in book one but I'm glad she kept going.

If anything this was more entertaining, had more character development and action that I got totally lost into the story. I loved the dynamic between Lane and Felix. Their
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Bo
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was yet another crazy OTT filled plot, but still so fucking hilarious!! The back and forth between the MCS had me laughing out loud again. I finished and immediately started following this author in hopes of more. There are still times I scoffed at the unbelievable, but it was still so funny I just didn't care. ...more
JenMcJ
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. This book is witty, smart and non formulaic in it's approach to the action and adventure.

The things that I didn't like in the first book are overcome in this book and it makes all the difference in enhancing all the things I loved about the first book.

I don't know how to explain the dynamic between Lane and Felix. Honestly, this book was just hands down entertaining and I don't think anyone can read it without laughing out loud at least a dozen times at the shit talk these guys hurl
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Leslie
“Why is it that half the things that come out of your mouth make me want to kiss you and the other half make me want to vomit?”

“That is so disgusting. What is wrong with you?” “A lot, Lane. But don’t forget that out of the billions of people in the world…you picked me,” I say. “I had no choice! It was that or nothing, and now I’m wishing I chose nothing!”



Alice Winters's book, The Hitman's Guide to Making Friends and Finding Love was my favorite book of the summer. After finishing it, I i
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Melissa
DNF The first book was ok. Waaaay too over the top in the drama and comedy but I pushed thru. Book 2 is just more of book 1 just set a few months or so later. I am not a fan of either character and I think I said as much in my review but I wanted to see what happened in book 2. Well, I will never know because I quit. I can't say I recommend this. Maybe if read vs listen there is a chance. Hard to say. ...more
Debra
Review of books 2 and 3 since I read them back-to-back and they connect to each other.

This series was just a lot of fun. It's like those buddy movies where the situations are ridiculous and dangerous, and the characters are ridiculously lucky and almost impervious to what's thrown at them, so you need to suspend disbelief and just go with it.

We get to meet the families, the good (Lane's family) and the bad (Felix's family). Felix keeps snarking and petnapping and Lane is a badass who has no ch
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Joyfully Jay
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.75 stars


A Light in the Darkness is the second book in Alice Winters’ In Darkness series and reunites us with Felix and Lane. Some time has passed since the last book and the guys are settled, but while Felix is happily scarfing down cookies and enjoying their new house, Lane is getting restless being sidelined at work. That is, until things go crazy with Felix’s brother. While you could probably read this plot-wise on its own, I think knowing these guys and their dynamic
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Claudia
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
one more awesome book from Alice! I absolutely love Felix, Lane and Copper!!! 😍
Tanja
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is fabulous. A delightful, fast-paced, well-written story with amazing characters and a great plot. It was captivating and spellbinding from the first till the last page. A page-turner of the highest order.
We meet up with Felix and Lane from Hidden in Darkness as they are settling in their newfound life together. They rescued Copper from his previous owner, and he is learning to work with Lane as his service dog. It goes fairly well. The only problem is that he listens more to Felix th
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Xanthe
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
So, I love the first book! The snark, emotion and action involved throughout. This one was a little harder for me to fall into
Felix and Lane are getting back into life after the events of book 1. We start off with them living with Lane's parents whilst trying to find somewhere to live to start their life together as a couple. Felix still has his attitude and humor with pretty much every sentence he speaks but it comes across a lot as though it's covering for other feelings or actions he has. Lan
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Courtney Bassett
A fun sequel - 4.5 stars rounded to 5

While I didn’t find this *quite* as funny as the first, and there seemed to be fewer sexy times, it was still highly entertaining and had me chuckling at Felix and Lane’s banter many times. The mystery kept me guessing until the end, and Felix’s plots to take Lane’s family over for himself were hilarious. It’s a lot of fun seeing a blind cop and a snarky petty thief together. I hope there are more!
Sali
Can't be read as a standalone. Need #1.
I didn't love it as much as #1 but still a great book. The guys are going strong, fiercely in love with each other, still the same humor and complicity.
I'm not a fan of Felix's brother. I'm not a fan of how Felix acted toward him and let him break his trust again and again, but he loves him and I can understand that.
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Shannon
Audible Review:
Overall 4 out of 5 stars
Performance 5 out of 5 stars
Story 4 out of 5 stars

Laughing and then completely freaked out.
Felix and Lane are back, just as entertaining and crazy as before. Well, Felix has the handle on the crazy- he cracks me up. But he also makes me cry, what a life he had before Lane. And we get to see more of that life in this book, a whole lot more. His childhood and home life was heartbreaking. I'm so glad he has Lane on his side now, because he needed him more th
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Natalie
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-recs
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Vickie
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-books, 5-star
OMG I LOVE FELIX AND LANE SO MUCH!

I was so pleased that the humor, sarcasm and banter continued into the next book, and in some respects got even better.

I loved getting to know Lane's family, getting to know a little more about Felix's past, and LOVED the progression their relationship has taken in this one.

I absolutely love this series and can't wait for their next adventure!!!!!!!
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Liza
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow!! Now that was completely unexpected!! I love when a book surprises me. It was hysterical, OTT, yet just wonderful!! Then the last few chapters.... They threw me completely for a loop and I couldn't stop reading! ...more
Badh
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Perfect

The story really just is perfect. Felix and Lane are just too funny. I really do love the way they interact with each other. On top of that, you get a great story with all the twistiness you could possibly want.
DeeNeez
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thriller suspense, yet funny at the oddest moments. Felix and Lane may be the oddest couple, but they are perfect foils for each other. Their snark, and weird humor is just hilarious. Yet there is a dark side when a psycho killer targets them.
Kate
Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sequel that carried on effortlessly from the first action packed novel, with good character development- especially with Felix’s past.
Ade
I loved practically everything about Hidden in Darkness, so I was excited going into this one. In all honesty, it was a little bit of a let down. Sure, Lane and Felix are still captivating and Alice Winters is still hilarious here and there, but I think humour can only take you so far in a story. Everything felt kinda nonsensical and disjointed. The highlight of the experience of listening to this story was Joel Leslies's awesome narration, to be honest.

After thinking about it, I believe what bo
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Robert Winter
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good, but not quite as good as the first one in the series. The snark was still terrific, and I liked the way the relationship between Lane and Felix developed. In some ways, Felix is a Mary-Sue, but he does enough stupid things to slip by, IMO. The brother-stuff was annoying at first; even though it made some sense that Felix would keep trying to preserve the one shred of family he still has, I started to dislike his stupidity in going back for more. I also don't buy that the Big Reveal justifi ...more
felix
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
One word: Meh

This book is a prime example that some good books should not have sequels.

I loved Felix in the first book but in this second installment he is reduced from a sassy and witty character to an annoying prick who takes advantage of Lane's blindness, and that whole "let's make hime jealous" actitude was just disgusting.

Now Lane I also liked a lot, here he just becomes a wimpy enabler incapable of stopping felix's reckless behaviour.

The plot line was just ridiculous and dragged a lot.
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Barb ~rede-2-read~
4.5 stars

I loved this sequel to Hidden in Darkness, a story made real by the distinct voices of the very talented Joel Leslie. I’m not sure which is my favorite character: Felix with his hyper personality and oddball sense of humor or Lane with his steadfast, logical presence and his dry sense of humor—the straight man to Felix’s antics. But in this installment, though humor gets them through some tumultuous times, the situations they find themselves in are serious, and they have to fight for su
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Kirstin
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I totally humiliated myself over a couple of days at the gym while listening to this. I had to put the weights down I was laughing so hard.

Felix is his typical bratty, snarky, mean, fabulous self as he and Lane move to California to be closer to Lane's family. They move into a new home, become somewhat domesticated and find that life together is somehow never a walk in the park.

I loved this story, but felt like the scene towards the end with the psycho murderer putting them through a game was a
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Lelyana's Reviews
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: annoying-mc, 2018, mm

I loved the first book. But apparently stupidity is contagious, and Lane has become as stupid as Felix.
They gotten in my nerves, for making so many mistakes and stupid decisions. Aarrrghh!
I thought Lane could make Felix a 'little better', but I think maybe that's why Lane loves him.
Felix loved to be needed, and Lane loved being needed. Yeah, they're made for each other.
The banters are still funny and refreshing. Especially when it comes to Felix wanted to take over Lane's family.
Honestly, I d
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ReadingAllNite
Feb 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, arc-read
I had some issues with book one and wasn’t expecting a lot in this volume but this one was surprisingly much better. The writing was much smoother even still written in first person present and the pacing was tightened up as well. While some of the humor was still kind of puerile, there was less slapstick humor and insult comedy. I actually got some laugh out loud moments from it. It also used kinder terms for Felix’s height and the blind guy jokes were toned down. The suspense was even more ove ...more
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