I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I typically write my reviews with sequels without spoilers for the first book, but that is not possible with His Wounded Light. In order to capture it's true essence, I must put into words how I feel about this book and it may spoil it for you if you haven't read book one, The Light In The Wound. Stop whatever you're doing and go read book one. Then read this one. Best couple of hours I've spent consumed in a book in a very long time.
*May contain spoilers below*
I am emotionally spent after reading His Wounded Light. The world of Isabel, Alex, and Jesse has consumed me for the last 24 hours. If you've read book one, you know it hurts. Even after I finished it, I wasn't sure about Isabel's choice in Alex. But after this one, her choice is solidified for me. Love always finds you. Love always wins.
"Love will always persevere no matter what happens in your life, so once you have it, nurture it and never let it go."
His Wounded Light is different than the first in that we are offered three POVs-Isabel, Alex, and Jesse. It's told in sections. The author is a genius for doing this. The way the story is told, every emotion is brought up to surface. You are getting the raw and genuine thoughts of all three important factors. It is now years later, and Alex and Isabel have now been married for 12 years. They have found success in their life as well as their marriage. They are living the perfect life. While Jesse will always yearn for Isable, he has found someone. Or so he thinks. When tragedy strikes, the world for these three people are shattered and forever changes. Hearts are broken. Promises are broken. Their lives will never be the same.
Can I just say that I have been Team Alex from the beginning?! I was scared to begin this story. I was so scared my (yes, my.ha!) ending would be ruined. But my greedy self needed more. I needed to know what would happen with Isabel, Alex, and Jesse. I needed closure. And His Wounded Light provided that and more. I became so engrossed in this story. It captivated me from the beginning and I didn't want it to end. It was one of the most passionate love stories I have EVER read. The love in this story hurts. A lot. You feel the pain of every character. But, it's worth it. Their journey? My heart shattered. You will FEEL everything. I will not spoil the ending for you. Read it. Live it. This book is to be lived, not read. To be experienced.
"Perpetual. Undying and ending, just like my love for her."
His Wounded Light was deep. It goes where romance doesn't go. It goes into the dark, but there is light. Your heart will be in pieces, but it's slowly put back together. This beautiful story should be experienced by everyone. It brought tears to my eyes. It made me question but believe in true love all at the same time. Love never fails. Love always perseveres. Love always wins.
"You can lose yourself a million times over, but your heart will always know who you are. In every wound and place of emptiness, love provides a light that guides you through the darkness. It relentlessly seeks you out and stops at nothing to find you. Love always finds you. And when it does, it will bring you home."
The Light in the Wound (The Light in the Wound #1)
Affected by her parents’ highly publicized divorce, Isabel grows up isolated and alone, with a resolve to never fall in love and repeat their mistakes.
When Jesse Cain enters her life, she falls hopelessly in love with him, and every sadness she’s ever felt is washed away by his intensity and passion. But people change as they grow up. Things can never stay the same forever.
Jesse and Isabel fight to stay together, determined to hold on to what they once had. Isabel wonders if a second love can ever be enough to make her forget her first.
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Christine Brae is a full time career woman who thought she could write a book about her life and then run away as far as possible from it. She never imagined that her words would touch the hearts of so many women with the same story to tell. This is her second and final book in the Light in the Wound series. Her third book is scheduled to come out in late 2014.
When not listening to the voices in her head or spending late nights at the office, Christine can be seen shopping for shoes and purses, running a half marathon or spending time with her husband and three children in Chicago.
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