[ARC] The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise, #2) by Aly Martinez

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Synopsis:

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Bullshit.
Words destroyed me.
“I’m sorry. She didn’t make it.”
“Daddy, he can’t breathe!”
“There’s nothing more we can do for your son.”
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Lies.
Those syllables and letters became my executioner. I told myself that, if I didn’t acknowledge the pain and the fear, they would have no power over me. But, as the years passed, the hate and the anger left behind began to control me.
Two words—that was all it took to plunge my life into darkness.
“He’s gone.”
In the end, it was four soft, silky words that gave me hope of another sunrise.
“Hi. I’m Charlotte Mills.”

Review:

5stars

❝ Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me… ❞ 

After finishing the first book, I jumped right into this one. I prepared myself for the heartache that was to come. And oh it did. And it was incredible.


This book is about reunion, trust, love and mending hearts. I can’t write this review without spoiling the first book so I’ll be short and vague.

“Charlotte quieted my storm. She extinguished the fire. And she soothed my demons.
Without her, I’d be lost in darkness. Alone.”
 

Porter and Charlotte were such a beautiful and strong couple. I absolutely adored them. Both of them are emotionally damaged. I was crying from the first page, everything that happened, every word, all the feelings filled me. I felt everything. This book exceeded all expectations.

“Damn it, Charlotte, we will find a way to make this work. This is my life. This is your life. This is his life. And her life. This is our life and you know it. We’ll figure out the details later, but for now, all I need from you is a promise that we are going to do this. No matter what. We’re in this together.” 

I fell in love with Porter and his whole family in the first book. I loved how he loved his children how he shone bright through his darkness. Charlotte broke my heart in the first book, but I loved to see how she got even stronger and how she fought her demons.

“It’s always darkest before dawn … We just have to wait a little longer. The sun always rises, baby.” 

This book has it all, there were times I was laughing out loud, the next second I was bawling and then swooning. It is definitely a must read!

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