Friday, March 7, 2014

Review: Beacon Of Love By Allie Boniface

Beacon Of Love
By Allie Boniface
Published April 24th 2013
by Lyrical Press, Inc

Welcome to Lindsey Point, Connecticut: suspicious of outsiders, loyal to tradition, and absolutely devoted to its local legends.

Enter Sophie Smithwaite, travel show host, in town to film an episode about Lindsey Point’s haunted lighthouse. But digging into the story of a tragic murder-suicide and love gone wrong reveals startling connections to Sophie’s own past. When a gorgeous local handyman fills in behind the camera, Sophie’s life gets complicated by more than just her family history.

Part-time paramedic, handyman, seasonal Santa... Lucas Oakes does it all--except get attached. He’s still reeling from the death of his best friend ten years ago and the more recent infidelity of his ex-fiancee. Yet despite Sophie’s big-city nosiness and her insistence on chasing long-dead ghosts, he’s drawn to her.

But mixing with an outsider means questioning people and traditions Lucas has always defended. When a series of attacks seem to be connected to Sophie’s investigation, both Sophie and Lucas must decide if they are willing to risk everything to uncover the town’s secrets...and their own.

CONTENT WARNING: Contains one barb-slinging travel show host, one hunky handyman who knows exactly how to use his tools, and a small town brimming with secrets ...

This was the perfect mix of romance meets classic who done it. I have been reading so many dark books lately and found myself in a slump until this story came up for review. This story was so light and refreshing and nice change. There were times in this story my heart was racing with anticipation of what the next page would bring.  Not that this story didn't have its own dark moments inside the souls of the characters. But it was a tragedy that brought this town closer yet still haunted them all in so many ways.

While Sofie is on assignment to tell the tale of a haunted lighthouse, what she finds instead is so much more. A deep past she never knew she had a connection too, a sad story of so many lives lost and someone out there looking to stop Sophie from asking questions.

I loved the chemistry between Sophie and Lucas. They just had a connection right from the start and loved it as the relationship developed. With a shocking revelation of the truth behind it all, I really look forward to the next book and hope we get more of Sophie and Lucas as I would like to know where their romance goes from here.

5 out of 5 stars!!

AMAZON              BARNES & NOBLE           SMASHWORDS

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your review! I"m so glad you enjoyed the story :) And Inferno of Love will release later this month, so you'll get to see more of Sophie and Lucas as well as read Finn the bartender's story of finding love!