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!(less)
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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