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L is for Luminous by [Cross, Amity]
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When desperado dork Lux Dawson gets stuck in an elevator at a comic convention, she couldn't be any more mortified.
She's just another writer trying to get her work seen, not to get stuck in a three by four metal box with the sexiest male specimen she's ever seen...who just happens to be guest of honor, Jude Atwood.
Jude's the star of the hottest TV series on the American airwaves, the supernatural detective show Naturals, and he's at the height of his star studded career. Too bad she's a nobody and he has a famous actor girlfriend, who just happens to be his onscreen, epic love. Who could compete with that, right? But for some insane reason Jude wants to know all about Lux...including her disaster of a writing career.
Once those elevator doors are pried open by the jaws of life and reality arrives in the form of hordes of waiting paparazzi, Lux's life is about to explode...
She just doesn't know it yet.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2620 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1519382685
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0171DQ8HW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,570 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Wow!! This is not Amity's usual kind of kick ass story! I have read all of Amity Cross's books, she is one author I will one click without hesitation!
I loved this book, its not what I was expecting which is why I think I enjoyed it even more. As with all her other books I was sucked in from the first page so no disappointment from me! This is a lovely story.
Lux is a writer, she likes to get lost in her own fantasies, (who can blame her?) she has no family, her parents gave her up when she was born so she's not had the most ideal of childhoods, but she survived and mulled along in life. All she wanted was someone to read her books but no one would touch them so with encouragement from her friend she self published. Lux was helping out at a cartoon convention and whilst on an errand the elevator broke down. Well there was another person in the very same broken down elevator, he was a famous actor called Jude!! Lux being quite an introvert found it hard to have a conversation with Jude. They were rescued but not before Jude managed to get her card!! Little did Lux know that day was about to change her life completely!!
You must read this and find out what's in store for Lux.
I absolutely loved it, I think it's one I could read over and over!! Thank you Amity for yet another 5 star read!
I read this on behalf of A Book Lovers Emporium Book Blog
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb1ad7108) out of 5 stars Fun characters and an entertaining story 12 January 2016
By Jessica from Maine Book Momma - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I've read almost all of Amity Cross' books and L is for Luminous was a little bit sweeter and gentler romance than I typically expect this author. It was a nice surprise and I thought it was an fun book.

Lux has spent her life surviving - not from anything dark or sinister but more so from being completely alone in the world. She does this by dreaming about adventures and happily ever afters for her book characters - mostly because she has given up on any hope of these things for herself.

So it was almost unbelievable to Lux that karma or serendipity was finally stepping in and giving her whole life changes for the better. Most of her good fortune was thanks to Jude Atwood - a Hollywood actor who sets into motion all of the amazing opportunities that Lux richly deserved to befall on her. She's stronger and more worthy of a brighter future than she realizes.

These two share a connection and a strong attraction for one another but their timing rarely seems right. Normally I prefer the male lead to the female but with this book it was the complete opposite. Some of Jude's behavior really annoyed me - I kept hoping that he would either get himself together or someone else would show up and sweep Lux off of her feet. But in the end, I understood why Lux just couldn't give up on Jude and he won me over.

Regardless, I found myself cheering Lux on. I really liked her and I would definitely recommend you meet her, read about her life and experience her journey for yourself. One click this book today!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb1ad760c) out of 5 stars Amity waves her magic , yet again!!!! 12 January 2016
By Books Laid Bare & Books Laid Bare Boys - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I am an Amity Cross fan and I make no bones about that but I am an honest reviewer and I have to say that while I honestly enjoyed this book it is not my favourite of her works.
I found the scenario easy to get my head around but was distracted somewhat by trying to work out what might if anything be based on real life…I know sad but it was an “I wonder?” moment and I suppose that is my fault for allowing myself to get distracted.
I soon reigned myself in though once the plot started to come to life and boy, did come to life.
In true Amity Cross style she lined up the pins for a perfect plot and knocked each and every one of them down with her own inimitable flare!
Lux is our leading lady and as expected she is a complex but colourful character. She isn’t without the prerequisite baggage but it isn’t until she meets Jude that her life changes completely.
The story is one that will test your fortitude, there are characters that you will both love and hate in equal measure but if you are anything like me you will grow to love and admire Lux.
She takes life in her stride so to speak but that is not to say that there won’t be times when you will hang you head and wonder what the heck she is up too. She was a bit of a conundrum sometimes but I think overall she just about kept me rooting for her.
So summing up how I feel, I will say that Amity dished up a book that I really hadn’t expected and showed me that my expectations are always going to be blown away when I read and Amity Cross novel!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Reese - Published on
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I like Lux and she is definitely not the typical heroine. She is awkward, clumsy and socially inept. However she has this need to be loved and I believe everyone can identify with that. I thought Jude was an A-hole and that Tessa was perfect for him until his grand gesture. We are all waiting on that grand gesture for them to show us he/she cares.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb1ad757c) out of 5 stars I ADORE Lux Dawson and all her quirky, nerdiness! 11 January 2016
By The Fairest of All Book Reviews - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I've read a lot of stories by Amity Cross; she's a writer who's not afraid to step outside the box and craft HER tale how she wants and with the type of characters and darkness that she wants to deliver to her readers, and I've thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them.

With L is for Luminous, Cross steps even further outside the box, especially her own, and writes a story that is just as soul searching as her others, but in a much different way. Lux’s story is not as dark or erotic as other Cross stories; it’s more about illustrating how someone who is ordinary can grow to be extraordinary…it’s about feeling comfortable enough to be one’s dorky, nerdy, and awkward self without worrying about judgment. It’s about learning to matter to oneself before being able to matter to anyone else.

Lux's story is definitely going to resonate with a lot of readers; her personal and professional struggles, as well as her low self-esteem and lack of confidence, are ones that a lot of young women go through, so many readers will feel like Amity Cross is exposing their lives and giving them the strength and courage to see their differences as outstanding qualities that will make them shine! Lux is an every women kind of character; she’s quirky and feels more comfortable in her fictitious worlds, and she wants what every single woman wants – to matter…to be loved, and so far, that hasn’t happened for her and she feels quite forgettable.

There’s a definite love story in L is for Luminous; in fact, I would argue there are two, and in my opinion, one is way more important than the other. Throughout the course of the story, Lux learns to accept herself, quirks and all, and she grows into her talent and becomes more confident in her abilities. Lux also develops a crush on TV star Jude Atwood, but I’ll be honest, I didn’t know if I really wanted her to end up with him because the way he treated her at times made me want to strangle him. But Cross does a great job of taking readers through the ups and downs of Lux and Jude’s friendship/attraction and sorting through the mixed messages and the concept of fiction versus reality that is quite significant in order to understand the complications involved in their relationship.

Lux Dawson as the heroine of L is for Luminous made this book everything I hoped it would be after my initial introduction to her. Her attitude, her determination, and her inner monologues will endear her to readers and wish she was real and we could be best friends.

If you are a fan of Amity Cross’ other stories, don’t let the change in genre dissuade you from reading Lux Dawson’s story because I can guarantee you won’t regret it!

A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb1ad7b28) out of 5 stars 3 Stars 13 January 2016
By Paige - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
3 "Last Season" Stars

L is for Luminous follows the quiet, unknown novelist Lux. She's been writing for mostly herself until her best friend has her tag along as a volunteer when she goes to a convention. While on an errand, she gets stuck in an elevator with TV star Jude, a fellow Aussie. A couple weeks later, Lux is still thinking about her embarrassing encounter when she gets a phone call that changes her life. She realizes that Jude didn't actually throw her card away like she assumed he would, but actually used it. When she moves to the states to begin working on a tv show based off her novels, Lux's quiet life starts spinning out of control with Jude at the center of it.

With some angst, a few giggles, and a dose of sexual tension, Jude and Lux's relationship put me through the wringer. Lux was very relatable in that she struggled to find her place and when she finally found her voice, I loved her even more. Jude's character ran a bit hot and cold because he was just as unsure of his direction as Lux was we just didn't know it right away. At time he broke my heart, but by the end I understood him a bit more and just how oblivious he was to what he was doing to poor Lux. Some of his actions weren't fully explained but his heart came shining through when Lux (and I) needed it most.

ARC provided to A is for Alpha B is for Books for honest review.

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