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Lightning Review: Things We Hide from the Light by Lucy Score

Posted August 21, 2023 by Holly in Reviews | 1 Comment

Lightning Review: Things We Hide from the Light by Lucy ScoreReviewer: Holly
Things We Hide From the Light by Lucy Score
Narrator: Lila Winters, Sebastian York
Series: Knockemout #2
Also in this series: Things We Never Got Over
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: February 21, 2023
Format: Audiobook, eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited, Purchased
Point-of-View: Alternating First
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 589
Length: 17 hours and 36 minutes
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Series Rating: four-stars

Nash Morgan was always known as the good Morgan brother, with a smile and a wink for everyone. But now, this chief of police is recovering from being shot and his Southern charm has been overshadowed by panic attacks and nightmares. He feels like a broody shell of the man he once was. Nash isn’t about to let anyone in his life know he’s struggling. But his new next-door neighbor, smart and sexy Lina, sees his shadows. As a rule, she’s not a fan of physical contact unless she initiates it, but for some reason Nash’s touch is different. He feels it too. The physical connection between them is incendiary, grounding him and making her wonder if exploring it is worth the risk.
Too bad Lina’s got secrets of her own, and if Nash finds out the real reason she’s in town, he’ll never forgive her. Besides, she doesn’t do relationships. Ever. A hot, short-term fling with a local cop? Absolutely. Sign her up. A relationship with a man who expects her to plant roots? No freaking way. Once she gets what she’s after, she has no intention of sticking around. But Knockemout has a way of getting under people’s skin. And once Nash decides to make Lina his, he’s not about to be dissuaded… even if it means facing the danger that nearly killed him.

Things We Hide from the Light is the second book in the Knockemout series. This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2023. I loved the first book, Things We Never Got Over, and I was so excited to get Nash’s story! With Lina! Ahh!!! I got it from KU the day it was released and purchased the audio add-on so I could listen when I wasn’t able to read.

Sadly, I was underwhelmed. I found myself frustrated by Nash for the majority of the book. I had such a hard time with his “hurt feelings” and the way he treated Lina. Maybe I wasn’t as invested in her lie by omission as I should have been, but his level of anger and the way he lashed out was so over the top I had a really hard time with it. Since I didn’t understand his level of anger, I had a hard time forgiving him for acting the way he did. That’s not to say Lina was blameless, but it was really Nash I struggled with. I did enjoy being back in Knockemout and the secondary characters.

It may have just been my reading mood and not the book, so take that with a grain of salt. YMMV.

Rating: 3.25 out of 5



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Review: Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

Posted August 24, 2022 by Holly in Reviews | 0 Comments

Review: Things We Never Got Over by Lucy ScoreReviewer: Holly
Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score
Series: Knockemout #1
Also in this series: Things We Hide From the Light
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: January 13, 2022
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Point-of-View: Alternating First
Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 570
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Series Rating: four-stars

Bearded, bad-boy barber Knox prefers to live his life the way he takes his coffee: Alone. Unless you count his basset hound, Waylon. Knox doesn’t tolerate drama, even when it comes in the form of a stranded runaway bride.
Naomi wasn’t just running away from her wedding. She was riding to the rescue of her estranged twin to Knockemout, Virginia, a rough-around-the-edges town where disputes are settled the old-fashioned way…with fists and beer. Usually in that order.
Too bad for Naomi her evil twin hasn’t changed at all. After helping herself to Naomi’s car and cash, Tina leaves her with something unexpected. The niece Naomi didn’t know she had. Now she’s stuck in town with no car, no job, no plan, and no home with an 11-year-old going on thirty to take care of.
There’s a reason Knox doesn’t do complications or high-maintenance women, especially not the romantic ones. But since Naomi’s life imploded right in front of him, the least he can do is help her out of her jam. And just as soon as she stops getting into new trouble he can leave her alone and get back to his peaceful, solitary life.
At least, that’s the plan until the trouble turns to real danger.

Things We Never Got Over (Knockemout #1) by Lucy Score was recommended to me by Ames. I hadn’t read Lucy Score before, but I knew I had to read it as soon as she said “Grumpy Neighbor”. This was a sweet story that ticked all the boxes for me.

Naomi gets a call from her twin sister, Tina, that has her heading to the small town of Knockemout. While she’s trying to get a coffee her sister steals her car, her wallet and leaves her with an 11-year-old niece Naomi didn’t know existed. Now she’s stuck with no transportation and nowhere to live. Knox, the local grump who tried to run her out of town before he realized she wasn’t her twin sister, steps in and helps her find a temporary place to stay. Before she knows it, she’s got a place to live, food to eat and a job in town. If only they weren’t calling her Not Tina, this might not be such a bad place to live…

I liked how Naomi stepped up to take care of her niece. I liked how Knox helped her out while being grumpy and annoying. I loved Waylay, Naomi’s niece. I liked the town and the secondary characters. There were some things that bothered me. The story could have been shorter, for one thing. I also didn’t really love the final conflict and the way it ended. Those were minor quibbles, however, and really didn’t detract from my overall enjoyment. I finished the book with a smile on my face.

I am looking forward to more books in this series.

Rating: 4 out of 5


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