Sunday, 6 December 2015

Light of Day by Allison van Diepen

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Light of Day
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Like any other Saturday night, Gabby Perez and her best friend, Maria, are out dancing. But this isn’t just another night. When a mysterious stranger warns Gabby their drinks have been drugged, she hurries Maria home. Sure enough, the next day, Maria can’t remember a thing. Gabby’s shaken by their close call. And she’s not going to stay quiet about it.

She opens up the airwaves on her radio show and discovers an even worse truth: the guy who drugged them was going to force them into prostitution. Then Gabby’s friend Bree never makes it home from a party, and Gabby fears the worst.

Gabby reaches out to the guy who saved her, the gorgeous stranger she knows only as X. As they dive into the seedy underworld of Miami, searching for Bree, they can’t ignore their undeniable attraction. Until Gabby discovers the truth about who X really is and the danger that surrounds him. Can their love survive the light of day?



Light of Day by Allison van Diepen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Light of Day “Of course he was high. That’s what this kiss was about. And yet I couldn’t stop.”



This was an okay YA contemporary story, but it dragged a bit for me.

Gabby seemed to be looking for trouble in this book, trying to turn pimps in to the police does not sound like a good way to stay safe, and she really did keep pushing the limits and feeling invincible, which was more than a little worrying.

The storyline in this was mainly about a missing girl, who was in fact alive and hanging out with a pimp. Gabby took it upon herself to try and rescue this girl (Bree), with a bit of help from her mystery crush ‘X’, and even felt the need to air all this on local radio, which again, was a bit worrying.
There was some romance in this between Gabby and ‘X’, although this wasn’t the main focus of the story, and there weren’t many romantic scenes between the pair.

The ending to this was okay, and things seemed to work out happier than expected.



6 out of 10

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