Tuesday, May 5, 2015

What the Lightening Sees #2 by Louise Bay Review

Adult Contemporary Novella Series
Part Two Release: April 27, 2015


Haven had thought she was wrong about Jake, but apparently she should have trusted her instincts. He wasn’t the man she thought he was. The chink that Jake managed to put in her armor has healed over. She’s shut down and as far as she’s concerned, it’s all business between them from now on. 

Thrown together on another assignment, anger, frustration and jealousy are at the forefront of Jake’s emotions. Will Jake convince Haven that he really cares or will he let her go as she insists he must? 

What the Lighting Sees - Part Two - is the second part in a three part novella series. 

Part Three is out on May 25th and is available for pre-order NOW.


Fallers, by now, you probably know that I love Louise Bay. She's not the kind of thing I usually read--her work can be a little dramatic for my tastes and a little sappy. Except I LOVE her books. Most of them (like this series) are digestible novellas, so any time I'm kind of thinking, "Ugh, can they just stop being so ridiculous?" the book is already over. It's perfect. It's like watching that sicky-sweet romcom you love, and it's the perfect length so you don't get irritated. I'm giving What the Lightning Sees, Pt. 2, four and a half stars! (Also, please note you REALLY need to read the first part in order to understand what I'm saying. This is a three-part novella series--it's all one story.)

There are a LOT of spoilers for the last book ahead, Fallers. If you haven't read the first one... stop yourself now and read it, for pete's sake. Anyway, Jake and Haven are on the outs. After overhearing a conversation Haven had with a friend about how "average" she is, she decides they need to call it quits. After all, how long could a guy like Jake hang around with a girl like her? Forever, if Jake had his way. The beginning of this book is so raw--it's how to interact with someone you broke up with and you still have to work with. Awkward and painful--Bay handles the whole situation wonderfully, and even I got a little sad (for those of you who don't regularly read my reviews, it is common knowledge that I'm slightly dead inside--it takes a lot to make me have emotions about a book). Much of the book is spent overcoming past prejudices and realizing that maybe communication is a good idea. And hot sex. There was that too. 

The only thing I didn't really like about this book was the fact that Haven and Jake had a complete and totally lack of ability to communicate with one another--to, on occasion, a ridiculous degree. But it was still awesome, and if you're not already one-clicking this puppy (and the first book), I'm judging you, Fallers. This story is PERFECT to read on a lazy afternoon.


USA Today Bestselling Author Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books Faithful and Hopeful are stand-alone novels although there are some overlapping characters. Bestselling The Empire State Series of novellas starts with A Week in New York. My next series is What the Lightning Sees.

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

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