Play of Light by Debra Doxer
Publication date: December 8th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
I lived in paradise, and I loved Spencer Pierce.
At fourteen, my life was perfect. The beach was my playground, and the boy who stole my heart lived just around the corner. But perfect never lasts. In one horrifying moment, I lost it all. My family was destroyed, and the boy I believed in turned his back on me. Paradise became a nightmare.
That was five years ago. Everything changed when we moved from our home by the sea. I’ve changed, and I don’t like who I’ve become. I miss the smiling, carefree beach girl who disappeared that terrible night. I want to find her again. I want to face the people we ran from so long ago. Most of all, I have to face Spencer. So I can prove that when he broke my heart, he didn’t break me.
But when I see him again, Spencer Pierce is no longer the boy from my memories. He’s now a man who could devastate me if I let him. He watches me when he thinks I’m not looking. There’s regret written on his face when he’s near. Each time I see him, my heart aches for what might have been, and I think his does too. How can I convince myself I’m over him when I suspect he never got over me?
~ This is a standalone story. ~
At one time Spencer Pierce was her everything, her rescuer, friend, and one true love. When her life shattered, he turned on her. Five years later Sarah is back and although she knows she might bump into Spencer, there is no way she is going to cross that bridge again. Spencer though is not going to give up, he just needs to convince Sarah he is worthy of the love she once so freely gave.
This was a complicated story because at the time when it was Sarah and Spencer in their youth, they were coming of age. I felt so much for both of them, I think when you are young you react with all those pressing feelings that often are surfacing on the top. You don’t think of the path it will lead to or the hurt one will feel. I thought this story was completely relateable and was hoping Sarah would open to Spencer once again. Wonderful read.
Debra Doxer was born in Boston, and other than a few lost years in the California sunshine, she has always resided in the Boston area. She writes fiction, technical software documents, illegible scribbles on sticky notes, and texts that get mangled by AutoCorrect. She writes for a living, and she writes for fun. When her daughter asks when she’ll run out of words, her response always is, “When I run out of time.”
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