#AudioReview The Darkest Sunrise (The Darkest Sunrise Duet Book 1) by Aly Martinez

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Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience.
“You’re pregnant.”
“It’s a boy.”
“Your son needs a heart transplant.”
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Lies.
Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun.
Two words—that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky.
“He’s gone.”
For ten years, the darkness consumed me.
In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise.
“Hi. I’m Porter Reese.”

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This gutted me I was reading my worst nightmare. No one wants to have their children taken from them. Watching all that Charlotte when through was heartbreaking. Really what does one do when your whole world is snatched from you?

Charlotte was helping a child at the park when she left her son unattended and someone took him from his stroller. Filled with regret Charlotte was in a dark place where every child she saw she thought could that be my Lucas? Charlotte became the best pulmonologists but she refused to treat children.

Porter Reese lived his own type of hell. He fell in love not only with his wife but her son, Travis, which he adopted. After a tragic accident Porter was left to raise his children. He only wanted the best for his son when finding out he needed a heart transplant. Porter found Charlotte and he knew he had to get her to see Travis some way somehow. Only thing was she would not treat children. With some help Porter was able to meet Charlotte but after meeting her he saw darkness filled her the way it did him. He realized the more he was around her the more light he saw.

But what happens when a few words changes your life? Can what Porter and Charlotte worked so hard withstand what was going to happen to all of them.

This book had me so torn up. I love Porter from his confessions in the dark to helping Charlotte turn on the lights. He seemed to have a way of pulling Charlotte back from the dark. I was not expecting the ending and as soon as the last words were read I had to download The Brightest Sunset. I have to know what is going to happen to this relationship and all involved.

Then narrators in the book were great. They brought the book alive and I had a hard time pushing pause.

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her husband and four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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