Release Day and Review: Lightening Boy by Amy J. Heart


Lightning never strikes the same place twice. Unless he’s a boy called L.

My name is Eden and I only want one thing in life—and it isn’t to have sex with some guy I’ve never met in front of three creepy businessmen. But when dirty-copper Coop, who holds the deed to my family’s farm, says jump—I ask how high. And ex-street kid L is nothing like I expect him to be.

He’s so much worse.

Now I want three things.

My dad’s farm back.
To know why a guy as hot as L has never slept with a girl before.
Coop to die a painful death.

And there’s a fourth. Here’s a hint…
It starts with the letter L.
Just like this story does.

Is happy-ever-after possible when your meet-cute happens in front of three voyeurs in business suits?

** This is a full length standalone. HEA. Strong language, sex scenes, and a character with abuse in his past. For mature audiences.

The intro novella, A Boy Called L, is the story of L's last night on the streets when a girl's wild curves and sad eyes shocked his dead heart to life. It doesn't need to be read first but has lots of juicy bonus details!

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Another 5 stars!  I believe that Amy J. Heart is one of my new favorite authors and y'all know just how much I read! This is an amazing, heart wrenching, dark romantic suspense.  In theory, this book can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommended starting with the Prequel about Lightening "L"  Book 1, “A Boy Called L.”  Lightening Boy picks up 4 years after A Boy Called L.  

Lightening aka “L” is now a successful model, but back in the clutches of Coop - a dirty, twisted ex-cop.  Our hero is a damaged character who is deeply scarred by his past and is yet strong because he is a survivor.  You cannot help, but want him to conquer his demons and get his HEA.  In this book, we learn a lot more about his past, which is heart breaking.  Eden plays a more prominent role in Lightening Boy than in the previous book and we get a lot more background on her story as well.  She is a very likable character who is also essentially owned by Coop - having to do dirty deeds to pay off a debt. The chemistry between the L and Eden is intense and the sex scenes are hot, but not over the top.
I loved that this book is told from a dual POV as both characters are extremely interesting and have to overcome so many obstacles. 

The author introduces a few more minor characters - Jess and Nico (he will have his own book!), who provide a little humor, as well as reappearances of Ariana and Angelo.

This is what I would consider a dark romantic suspense.  The book does address child sexual abuse so if that is a trigger for you, then I recommend not reading this book. 

Like “A Boy Called L”, I was sucked right in from the beginning and stayed up half the night to finish it.  I have never read a book like this before and I don’t want to give anything away, but the author does a great job with character development, pulling at your heart strings, and keeping you in suspense.  I almost wasn’t sure these 2 would get their HEA.  This book does not end in a cliffhanger, but there will be a book 3 - about Nico.

I received this book as an ARC and I voluntarily leave this review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Book 1: A Boy Called L


  1. Thank you for that awesome review, Anna! So glad you enjoyed it. Amy J. :):)


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