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The Darkest Sunrise (The Darkest Sunrise #1) by Aly Martinez

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The Darkest Sunrise Duet #1
Aly Martinez
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
July 13th 2017

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.

Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience.

“You’re pregnant.”

“It’s a boy.”

“Your son needs a heart transplant.”

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.


Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun.

Two words—that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky.

“He’s gone.”

For ten years, the darkness consumed me.

In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise.

“Hi. I’m Porter Reese.”

Val’s Review

After finishing this book right now, this is me:


For reals though.

Damn you and your portentous cliffhanger, Aly Martinez.


Now that I’ve gotten my false rage out of the way, all I really have to say about this book is this…

Well done, Lady Martinez, well done.


Proving once again why she is always in the top of the my auto-buy list, Martinez uses her word wizardry to gut us all and grab all of our emotional lady parts by the balls.

And then squeezes.

I mean, for fucks sake, she almost made me cry here, people. Again.

I say almost, though, because ya’ll know this body houses a cold dry heart that rarely leaks.

It’s in a perpetual state of drought, really. But any book that can garner the “almost cry” title from ‘lil ole me is usually one that hath spun quite the mesmerizing tale.

Both of the main characters in this story have been (and are going through) some crazy rough life tragedies.

CRAZY rough.

And this story is about how they find solace in each other, and then, well, CLIFFHANGER.



So you’re welcome.

I’ve now prepared you by giving you a small taste of the aforementioned fresh hell.

Now we wait…


 About the Author:

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five- including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.

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