#AudioReview – The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise Duet Book 2) by Aly Martinez

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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.”

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This was a good duet. I was hanging on at the end of The Darkest Sunrise thinking how is this all gonna play out. How are Porter and Charlotte going to survive all that was thrown at them?

Charlotte lost her son 10 years ago when someone stole him from his stroller in plain daylight. Porter lost his wife and nearly lost his son in an accident. Both were fighting the dark but were able to find some light with each other. But can their love endure what is planned for them next.  What happens when one son is found and one son is taken away? Will they be able to find the light again?

Charlotte and Porter will have to learn how to live in their new life all while trying to deal with family. We see the struggles of both families and how the kids deal with what is going on in their lives. My heart hurt so much for everyone as things unfolded…ok maybe not everyone some could have not been such an ass.

I enjoyed this family not just Charlotte and Porter but the secondary characters also. There were times in this book I just didn’t see how Porter would be able to see the light again as he slipped back in to the darkness. I have to say Porter stole my heart with his distraction games…where are we going to be in 6 minutes, 6 hours, 6 days, 6 weeks, 6 months.

Once again both the narrators were great. I could feel each emotion the characters were going through. It was difficult to put this one down.

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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