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How the Light Gets In (Cracks Duet #2) by L.H. Cosway

How the Light Gets In Book Cover How the Light Gets In
Cracks Duet #2
L.H. Cosway
Fiction, New Adult Romance
February 6th 2018
No, read in order


So,hypothetical scenario. An alien species comes to earth, but we share no common language. We can only communicate through pictures and sounds. At first, they see our art, hear our music, gaze upon our sacred lands and they’re dazzled by the beauty. But then, as they explore deeper, they see all the stuff we’d prefer to hide; the pain, the cruelty, the pointless wars.

If you were one of the aliens, would you let us live or wipe us out?

Heavy question, I know, but I didn’t always think this way. Life used to be simple. I was a typical city girl with small dreams that were big enough for her. Then I met Dylan O’Dea. He changed how I saw the world, opened my eyes.

For him, the sky was always falling. I guess that was why he achieved so many great things. The constant fear of catastrophe was an excellent motivator. It’s kind of poetic that he came back to me 16 minutes and 59 seconds into Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7.

Dylan showed me the crack in everything. How our world is a contradiction of beauty and ugliness. How we choose to ignore the awful and gloss over it with the palatable. How you need just a tiny drop of something unsavoury to create every great scent.

Pretty deep for a pair of teenagers living in a block of council flats in inner city Dublin, right? Probably. But that wouldn’t always be our lot. We’d part ways, cross oceans and come together again. Dylan would create perfumes adored by women across the globe and I would be the one who first showed him the magic of flowers.

My name is Evelyn Flynn and I’m going to tell you about the cracks.

Jenny’s Review

Beautiful ending, hated the wasted time. 11 years — yes that’s right, 11 years Dylan went without having his Ev. That was hard for me but…..

However, I was able to fall in love with Dylan O’Dea again, and this time it was just as beautiful. Watching Dylan and Ev fall in love again, or more or less reconnect and get to know each other in this new life, was breathtaking. Dylan was every bit of wonderful and even more charming in this edition of the duet. Evelyn on the other hand has gone through some changes and has just recently moved to America to join her Aunt and almost instantly gets thrown back into her past with Dylan.
“Here was a man who had once been a boy, who had once stolen my heart, who had once been my whole entire world. Now we were virtual strangers.”
Can Dylan and Ev get back what they lost, can they restore their love and faith in each other, or has the 11 year separation been just too much to overcome? Maybe starting over will be enough, or maybe not??

I love this author’s writing, I may have not liked the separation time, but this author definitely makes it work

About L.H. Cosway:

L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.


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