ARC REVIEW: Heaven in the Dark by Tina Wright


Allie Miller is a young American woman living and going to university in Prague.  At only 20, Allie’s no stranger to heartache having lost her parents at 14. For the last 6 years, she’s lived a life depending on no one but herself. At 20, she’s kidnapped for sale into sex slavery. David Swift, an Italian tycoon, unexpectedly happens upon Allie’s sale and saves her from a terrible fate.

Admittedly, my reaction to how David so easily swooped in and saved Allie was…

I’m not going to lie and say that there wasn’t a little trepidation on my part at how easy it was for David to take Allie from criminals without so much as a scuffle.

Once David takes Allie to his home to recover, things move fast between them. Allie is only 20 years old, with no experience with men or relationships, so I felt like Allie was more grateful than in love with David at first. While, David, who is 13 years older, was maybe feeling obligated to help Allie after finding out about her past and narrowly escaping such horrific circumstances. Although HItD is insta-love in many ways, the full story happens over the course of about a year.  This meant that we get to see David and Allie’s journey progress beyond how they began, which convinced me that there was legitimate love on their parts that could go the distance.

Though Ms. Wright is already a published author, HItD is her first foray into the romance genre. HItD was a engaging read that kept me turning page after page until the end, seamlessly weaving in David’s parents’ story. These flashbacks were a welcome and unique way to show the source of David’s struggles with his past. Overall, HItD is a delightful standalone novel with intriguing suspense elements and likable, well-developed characters. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Wright and seeing her writing evolve in the future.

*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️




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