We parted amid tragedy, so it seemed poetic. Dylan O’Dea, my childhood sweetheart, had once
meant everything to me. Now we were strangers, and honestly, after eleven years I never thought
I’d see him again.
I lived in the world of the average, of getting paid by the hour and budgeting to make ends meet. But
Dylan, he lived in the world of wealth and success. He’d achieved the great things I always suspected
he would. The dissatisfaction he’d felt as a teenager had obviously been an excellent motivator.
He started a business from scratch, pioneered a brand, and created perfumes adored by women
across the globe. I was just one of the people who’d been there before. Now he was living his best
life in the after.
And me, well, I’d been in a dark place for a while. Slowly but surely, I was letting the light back in, but there was something missing. I was an unfinished sentence with an ellipsis at the end. And maybe, if I was brave enough to take the chance, Dylan could be my happy ending.
How the Light Gets In is Book #2 and the concluding installment in L.H. Cosway’s Cracks duet.
The conclusion of Evelyn and Dylan’s love story. This was a love that survived time and distance and overcame tragedy to get a second chance at happiness.
This book picks up 11 years after the end of the first book when Dylan and Evelyn get separated. They meet again when Evelyn moves to New York to live with her aunt Yvonne after her grandmother passes away. Evely and Dylan seem to have swapped their view of the world compared to when they were teenagers. Evelyn appears to be the pessimistic one now. After the tragedy she endured, she is hesitant to put her hope in anything. She feels like she really has not achieved anything in the past few years.
Dylan on the other hand is now a very successful businessman and has achieved everything he set out to do from his dreams as a boy in the Villas. Of course his success stems from his unique sense of smell. Evelyn feels inadequate and insecure compared to Dylan. However, Dylan makes it very clear that he still loves her tries to convince her they belong together.
…”It’s way too soon.”
His smile slowly transformed into a look of passion.
“You’ve been mine since the beginning of time Ev. It’s never too soon.”
“We weren’t around at the beginning of time,”…
“Feels like we were.”
Dylan was always sweet and a romantic at heart since Book 1 but now we have a mature, confidant , sexy man who made my heart melt. I love books that span over time. We see this couple find their first love as teenagers and all the awkward moments that comes along with that age. Now we see them as adults, mature and very different personalities from their teenage selves. However, their connection is so strong that their love survives both time and distance.
I loved that all the secondary characters also get their happy ending. Their stories complemented the main couple so well. This story was tragically beautiful but you will root for this couple to find their happy ever after.
Heat Level: Moderate
L.H. Cosway lives in Dublin, Ireland. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books. She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories. L.H. is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
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