- By Mari Madison

At First Light

  • Title: At First Light
  • Author: Mari Madison
  • ISBN: 9780425283158
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • At First Light The author of Just This Night and Break of Day has another hot Exclusive for you At News San Diego relationships don t get canceled They just go on hiatus After five years of reporting in war torn

    The author of Just This Night and Break of Day has another hot Exclusive for you.At News 9 San Diego, relationships don t get canceled They just go on hiatus After five years of reporting in war torn Syria, Troy Young is back in his hometown of San Diego Readjusting to life back home is proving difficult He keeps having panic attacks during live shots But he sThe author of Just This Night and Break of Day has another hot Exclusive for you.At News 9 San Diego, relationships don t get canceled They just go on hiatus After five years of reporting in war torn Syria, Troy Young is back in his hometown of San Diego Readjusting to life back home is proving difficult He keeps having panic attacks during live shots But he s given one chance as an entertainment reporter doing a He Said, She Said review segment It s not what Troy had in mind especially when he discovers who his new partner is.Movie obsessed Sarah Martin loves her new gig at News 9until the man who broke her heart enters the studio Still, the desire between Sarah and Troy has not subsided even if he did pick his career over her She doesn t want to trust him again but they ll need to overcome their off screen tension if they hope to handle the drama that s about to unfold

    1 thought on “At First Light

    1. Talk about starting with a bang! Oof! At First Light pulled no punches from the very opening scene and I was completely - 100% - hooked immediately.I felt like this book was grittier than the ones that came before it. There's a lot going on in this one - and part of me feels like it may have been easier to invest in Sarah and Troy's relationship if there wasn't so much going on. But the other part of me appreciates how completely interesting all of the storylines were. Because while I may have s [...]

    2. This review was written by Marie for a guest review post on Ever After Book Reviews blog:4.5 StarsMarie's ThoughtsMari Madison writes extremely well. She has a knack for taking character flaws and turning them in to romance magic. In At First Light, she takes Troy, our hero, and his past trauma, and lets him find healing in Sarah, his former flame. It’s a wonderful story that unfolds painfully, yet beautifully, and proves that sometimes all you need is a second chance.The romance between Troy [...]

    3. At First Light by Mari Madison is the 3rd book in her Exclusive Romance series. This series continues the backdrop of News 9 San Diego. Sarah Martin, our heroine, is the entertainment reporter for News 9; she is a movie buff and loves her job. Troy Young, our hero, spent the last 5 years of his life reporting live in the Syria war zone. Troy was kidnapped while on the air, and he became a house hold name. He was finally freed after negotiations were met to allow him to come home, but he gets pan [...]

    4. ***ARC PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***‘At First Light’ by Mari Madson is a second chance love story that involves Troy and Sarah. They had a relationship almost 5 years previous, and Sarah is still torn up over it. She can't seem to stop obsessing over him and wondering what went wrong and why she wasn't good enough for Troy to stay. Troy is a national news correspondent in Syria. When things go horribly wrong for him, he comes home months later with severe PTSD. H [...]

    5. At First Light by Mari MadisonThere is a roller coaster ride of emotions when dealing with PTSD. The affliction plays a key role in this contemporary romance of a pair of journalists in San Diego.This is the third in the series that takes place at this TV station in San Diego. It can be read as a stand alone.I admire the heroine in this romance. She is supportive, and has significant patience with the hero. She does research on the effects of PTSD and even attends group meetings on her own so sh [...]

    6. Troy Young and Sarah Martin were lovers 5 years ago. But Troy broke Sarah's trust, then left for a reporting gig in war-ravaged Syria. After being kidnapped and tortured, he is finally released. When he comes home, he suffers from PTSD. Sarah is working for a TV station as their entertainment reporter. When Troy is hired at the same station, they end up doing "fluffy" entertainment reviews together. The chemistry is still there, but can they overcome what happened in the past? Will Troy get help [...]

    7. 4.5 Stars! Another great romance from Mari! Geez - I almost hate to call it a "romance" because it (the whole series) is so much more than a romance.Mari really has a way of hooking you in with her characters. Absolutely great character development! In this one I actually found myself liking Troy, the male lead, even more than Sarah. But Sarah kind of got a bad rap in the last book so - we weren't really meant to start off liking her. I just found it hard to switch over even after a while. Oh I [...]

    8. I enjoyed books 1 and 2 of this series - in this one Mari Madison out does herself and then some. What a fantastic read -- she approaches the complications of PTSD from not only the person who is living with it but what happens to the people around them -- and the journey of learning to live with it. There's a well played out romance and great story telling.

    9. Okay, so I admit that I'm a sucker for romance novels about journalists. How's that for a weird genre?So knowing my previous affinity, At First Light had it all going for it: hot war reporter returning from months as a kidnap victim to end up in the same newsroom as his hot entertainment reporter ex. Yes, please. Obviously they end up working together and obviously sparks fly. These characters are fun, multidimensional, and there's an unexpected conflict that doesn't fit the usual tropes. The on [...]

    10. I only made it through the first few chapters before I sat it back on my bookshelf and never picked it up again. The obscene language was too much for my taste. If you enjoy foul language, you might appreciate this book.

    11. **I won this book from Berkley Publishing via a Giveaway**I enjoyed the plot and the romance up until about the last 50 pages. The last pages became larded down with what I thought was an unnecessary social justice issue as well as a Scooby Doo like reveal of the bad guy. If the focus would have remained on the second-chance romance and the PTSD element I would have give the book a higher rating.

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