Book Review & Giveaway: Play of Light

Play of Light by Debra Doxer
Publication date: December 8th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

I lived in paradise, and I loved Spencer Pierce.

At fourteen, my life was perfect. The beach was my playground, and the boy who stole my heart lived just around the corner. But perfect never lasts. In one horrifying moment, I lost it all. My family was destroyed, and the boy I believed in turned his back on me. Paradise became a nightmare.

That was five years ago. Everything changed when we moved from our home by the sea. I’ve changed, and I don’t like who I’ve become. I miss the smiling, carefree beach girl who disappeared that terrible night. I want to find her again. I want to face the people we ran from so long ago. Most of all, I have to face Spencer. So I can prove that when he broke my heart, he didn’t break me.

But when I see him again, Spencer Pierce is no longer the boy from my memories. He’s now a man who could devastate me if I let him. He watches me when he thinks I’m not looking. There’s regret written on his face when he’s near. Each time I see him, my heart aches for what might have been, and I think his does too. How can I convince myself I’m over him when I suspect he never got over me?

~ This is a standalone story. ~

Lori's thoughts: I really enjoyed this story. It was different from most. I liked getting to know Spencer through the eyes of both the fourteen-year-old Sarah and nineteen-year-old Sarah. A young, impressionable girl at fourteen, with a crush on an older boy. An older boy who has deep, dark secrets with an unpleasant home life. It's a story about falling for someone you can never have ... due to extenuating circumstances. Sarah's father is a police officer. Spencer's Uncle and guardian is an enemy of Sarah's dad. Sarah's heart is broken in so many ways when she's uprooted from her neat little storybook life and taken away from everything she loves and is familiar with. When she comes back, she's not looking for Spencer. She's looking for answers so that she can get some closure on a past that haunts her.

I don't want to get into more of the story-line. I don't want to give away anything else. You'll just have to accept that it's a very good read, and you should read it yourself to find out more! 


Debra Doxer was born in Boston, and other than a few lost years in the California sunshine, she has always resided in the Boston area. She writes fiction, technical software documents, illegible scribbles on sticky notes, and texts that get mangled by AutoCorrect. She writes for a living, and she writes for fun. When her daughter asks when she’ll run out of words, her response always is, “When I run out of time.”

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1 comment:

  1. Great review, Lori! This sounds like a very character driven read and sounds right up my alley, too! Glad you liked it! :)