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Dark Hearts (Light in the Dark Book 3) by [Smeltzer, Micalea]
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Length: 320 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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I’ve learned that not everything is what it seems. If you start to look too close, you uncover things people don’t want you to see. It’s why I hide. It’s why no one knows the real me. But he sees me. He sees the darkness in my heart but he’s not afraid, because he’s like me. They say opposites attract, but we’re proof that like-and-like are a far more potent combination.

Novalee Clarke is hiding from a past she wants to leave behind, and Jacen Kensington is running from his.

The thing about hiding and running is eventually the thing you’re trying to escape catches up to you.

And when it does?

It changes everything.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4027 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Micalea Smeltzer LLC; 1 edition (24 January 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #80,910 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program) 4.8 out of 5 stars 85 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Confession: I love Jace! 27 January 2017
By Liza Dequilla - Published on
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Most anticipated book from Micalea Smeltzer because hello, she writes great books. Now I know why she kept on saying that this is her favorite.

So intense! Jace and Nova's chemistry is undeniable. The mystery behind their characters as well helped build my interest while reading. I wanted to know the secret so bad and the build up to the reveal was good.

I also love the family values factor in the end. I, surprisingly, cried for Jace's father and Nova's ending. Who doesn't love a good 'ole HEA?

Why 4 stars: I felt that I expected more. I wanted more drama and more crying. I wanted to feel more gutted.

All in all, Dark Hearts is a great story of second chance, love and happily endings. A book that I know I will not be ashamed to recommend!
4.0 out of 5 stars I want MORE....Oh I just might get my wish... 26 January 2017
By Steph's Rom Book Talk - Published on
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Two dark souls that learn to love through the darkest of secrets. Jacen aka Jace is this dark souled loner that has secrets that he doesn't share with the circle of friends that he has joined. He appears to be keeping to himself but then he lets Novalee aka Nova move in with him and they strike up a friendship. Nova also has dark secrets that cause her to be standoffish to their circle of friends. Through living with Jace and finding herself, Nova starts to find peace when it comes to her secrets. Their journey together is beautiful and heartbreaking. This book is a standalone but part of a series. After reading this one I really want to go back and read the first two books to learn more about the other friends that make appearances in Jace and Nova's story.

Provided as an ARC for a voluntary and honest review.
5.0 out of 5 stars Jace and Nova's story was the best of the three my opinion 31 January 2017
By Secretly Adorkable Readers - Published on
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Jace and Nova's story was the best of the three my opinion. I love roommate/best friend romances especially when opposites attract. This was a hot quick read and love anything this author writes! Micalea never disappoints!

"I’ve never been kissed like this before. I know it sounds cliché, but it’s true. He kisses me like I’m everything he’s ever wanted and hoped for. It’s a different kind of kiss. One full of fear, and longing, and regret, and passion. I never want it to end."

I love an angsty twisted romance that has well developed characters!
5.0 out of 5 stars "You're kind of my safe place..." Love this QUOTE. 8 February 2017
By brenoemi - Published on
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"Dark Hearts" is an amazing read that I was able to finish it in one entire night. It was worth it because the book just captivated me with its characters and the plot that I just couldn't put it down.
This book is part of the Light in the Dark series and I love all the books (3 in total) of this series. I love the way the author, Micalea Smeltzer, writes as I have read mostly every book she has published.
Jace and Nova had intrigued since the moment I met them on "Rae of Sunshine." Their broody personality in that book make me so anxious in wanting to already read their story and I just couldn't wait anymore. The beginning of the book with Jace and Nova is so bada** with the first line "I f****** hate weddings." I didn't expect Nova's past to be what it was and to have both Jace and Nova's demons come together was mind blowing for me.

I recommend reading his book and all the books from this series because they are totally worth the time. (Come on, they're just three books. READ THEM!!!!)
5.0 out of 5 stars Angsty, Sweet and Sizzling! 25 January 2017
By B from Prisoners of Print - Published on
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Just when I think I couldn’t love the Light in the Dark series any more, Dark Hearts came along and proved me wrong. Micalea Smeltzer delivers something broken, raw and undeniably genuine with Jace and Nova’s story. Their journey is hesitant, unexpected and hits readers with all of the sassy sweetness and delicious sizzle I’ve come to love from this talented author. Jace and Nova are made for heartache and yet they create something real and untouchable together. I absolutely adored their deep friendship, easy banter and sparkling chemistry. Their insecurities and shared stubbornness led to a push a pull that was utterly addictive. Even beneath the obvious chemistry, something more significant built between Jace and Nova. It was this promising, inexplicable quality that had me so intrigued by this couple and kept me riveted to their story.

Jace was nothing like I expected. While he certainly had his own personality in the previous books, Micalea Smeltzer completely unraveled this character in Dark Hearts. I absolutely loved seeing Jace in his element as he wrote and performed his music. Paired with his possessive and protective behavior towards Nova and his surprisingly easygoing nature when it came to his friends, I was completely smitten. Micalea Smeltzer did a fantastic job at exploring Jace’s family life, his past and what made him so resistant to a relationship. I loved how effortlessly Nova seemed to break through his walls. Together they grew confident in both their relationship and in who they were as individuals. I loved seeing Jace set in contrast to Cade and Xander. While he definitely seemed to fit within the group, his quirks, personality and distinctive voice made him every bit the individual.

Nova was Jace’s perfect match in every way. For all of his delicious angst and broody behavior, she appeared mysterious and somewhat emotionally detached. However, this couple seemed to ignite something deep within one another that burned hot and quickly spread, engulfing every other aspect of their lives in its fiery grasp until they were both burning brightly. Nova gave as good as she got and the resultant banter was adorable, entertaining, and laced with sexual tension. Just like Jace, Nova had her own demons to deal with in this book and Micalea Smeltzer had some big surprises in store when it came to her history and personal heartbreak. Although I guessed pretty early on what Nova’s secret was, I still enjoyed watching as her past resurfaced and took both her and Jace on an emotional rollercoaster.

Dark Hearts was well paced, exquisitely written and overflowing with emotion. Each addition to this series stands on its own but it also fits within the emotional context of the series as a whole and Dark Hearts was certainly no exception. Micalea Smeltzer expertly rekindles the feeling of family that makes this series so spectacular. We get to see the whole crazy crew together a lot in this novel and it made my heart incredibly happy. Their good-natured teasing, genuine concern, total acceptance and unconditional love for one another was absolutely breathtaking and I’m always a little sad to see it come to an end with the final page of the book. Jace, Nova and the rest of Micalea Smeltzer’s inimitable characters will be back as the series continues but until then, I’ll be holding onto Dark Hearts and all of the things it made me feel.

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