Homeless, sleeping in a junkyard, and on the run from a system that has failed her over and over again, Abby meets Jake, a tattooed blue-eyed biker with secrets that rival her own. Two broken souls that can’t be healed, they can’t be saved. Abby and Jake have to decide if they can accept the darkness not only within one another, but within themselves.If they can accept each other for who they really are they might learn that love isn’t always found in the light…
WARNING: This is NOT your typical romance.
The story of Jake & Abby contains disturbing situations, graphic violence, sex, strong language, drug use, and all types of abuse.
The Dark Light of Day is a King series prequel.
About the Author
T.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier never dreamed that a single person would ever read a word she wrote when she published her first book. Now, she is a eight-time USA Today bestselling author and her books have been translated into numerous languages and published all around the world.
T.M. enjoys writing what she calls ‘wrong side of the tracks romance’ with morally corrupt anti-heroes and ballsy heroines.
Her books have been described as raw, dark and gritty. Basically, what that means, is while some authors are great at describing a flower as it blooms, T.M. is better at describing it in the final stages of decay.
She loves meeting her readers, but if you see her at an event please don’t pinch her because she’s not ready to wake up from this amazing dream.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
“Idle hands make the devil’s work, Jake” Mom used to say. Little did she know. My hands were never idle. If the past few years taught me anything it’s that the devil’s work is exactly what they are made for.
Jake Dunn comes from Coral Pines, an island off the Southwest coast of Florida, filled with “nothing but tourists, rednecks, and ghosts” according to Jake. After Jake’s brother, Mason dies in a boating accident, he loses his Mother to suicide and his Dad has turned into nothing more than an abusive alcoholic. Jake is far different from his brother, Mason. Instead of being the star athlete with stellar grades, Jake was the type to skip school, get into fights and sell weed. His father’s abusive behavior and heavy drinking is a constant reminder to Jake that his Father wishes he was the one that died in the boating accident. Jake leaves town and works as a contract killer and enjoys it. After hearing that his Dad has let his business nearly falter, Jake returns home to help get the business back up and running.
Abby Ford’s only goal has been to survive and graduate high school. Abby also from Coral Pines, lost her Father (if you can call him that) to a drug overdose, meanwhile her Mom is serving time in a state prison for drug and abuse charges. Abby’s parents never wanted her; she was merely a mistake that her parents put up with. Her Mother used her young daughter to pay for her drugs, or use for cruel entertainment. The day that Abby went to live her Nan, she finally started to learn about love and family. With her diploma in hand, Abby learns of her Nan’s untimely death. With no family, and suddenly homeless, Abby has nowhere to go.
While Abby is wandering around the city, searching for work, a place to sleep, or her next meal she is somewhat forced to accept Jake’s help. The two are both beyond broken; Abby hides under her long clothes and her hoodie, and Jake behind his gun and a cloud of smoke.
“I once wondered if two broken souls could heal one another. I hoped the answer was yes.”
*Warning: This is not your typical romance. The story of Abby & Jake contains disturbing situations, graphic violence, sex, rape, strong language, drug use, and all types of abuse. This is not for anyone under 18.*
This book is forever burned into my head and my heart. I can’t begin to explain how much this book touched me. Jake and Abby’s relationship (if you can call it that) is unconventional and different. Don’t take any second to judge the how or the why, just read their story. Abby is broken, and literally at the end of her rope, never in her life has she ever trusted anyone until Nan. After Nan is gone she is hopeless. Jake isn’t the type to make time for someone like Abby, yet somehow, even by accident he seeks to help her. Your heart will break for Abby as she keeps taking the hits of life, but you will rejoice for her later, even in her unconventional form of happiness. I refuse to give too much away and ruin this book for anyone. If you are seeking a dark read you will be floored by this book. This isn’t for the faint of heart though; there is significant violence and graphic scenes in this book that will leave you with chills. I dreaded the end of this book, I fell in love with the characters in this book and I was near mourning at the end when I had to say goodbye. This is a standalone, without a cliffhanger, and all questions will be answered in the end.
What an amazing writing debut by T.K. Frazier, I beg of you to read this book, you will not regret it. There are books that you read and enjoy, and then there are people and stories that will live with you forever and for me; The Dark Light of Day is just one of those that I will never forget.