Light of Day

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Light of Day
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Age Range
13+
Release Date
November 24, 2015
ISBN
9780062303479
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Like any other Saturday night, Gabby Perez and her best friend, Maria, are out dancing. But this isn’t just another night. When a mysterious stranger warns Gabby their drinks have been drugged, she hurries Maria home. Sure enough, the next day, Maria can’t remember a thing. Gabby’s shaken by their close call. And she’s not going to stay quiet about it. She opens up the airwaves on her radio show and discovers an even worse truth: the guy who drugged them was going to force them into prostitution. Then Gabby’s friend Bree never makes it home from a party, and Gabby fears the worst. Gabby reaches out to the guy who saved her, the gorgeous stranger she knows only as X. As they dive into the seedy underworld of Miami, searching for Bree, they can’t ignore their undeniable attraction. Until Gabby discovers the truth about who X really is and the danger that surrounds him. Can their love survive the light of day?

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Heart-pounding, page-turning urban romance!
(Updated: December 10, 2015)
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
A companion novel to Van Diepen's ON THE EDGE, this contemporary romance and mystery novel is told from the point of view of Gabby Perez, a high school student who loves her friends, her family, and her weekly talk radio show. Gabby uses the airwaves to raise awareness of a growing problem in her community - girls being drugged, kidnapped, and trapped into prostitution. When one of Gabby's close friends disappears, she takes matters into her own hands, regardless of the danger. With help from a mysterious and tempting man just known as X, Gabby tracks down the secrets of the prostitution ring and does everything in her power to save her friend while falling head over heels for X.

The authentic writing style and Gabby's solid voice are huge strengths of this novel. The author knows her characters very well, and that is reflected in the strong writing. The tone of the novel is also very similar to its companion, ON THE EDGE, which is important for stories set in the same city and with many of the same characters. The setting is realistic and also very authentic, and the problems facing Gabby's community feel very contemporary and timely. LIGHT OF DAY and its companion can be read on their own, but the best reading is in their publication order.

Verdict: If you're looking for a highly recommended page-turning, heart-pounding urban romance then look no further!
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