Book Review – Dark Hearts (Light in the Dark, #3) by Micalea Smeltzer


I’ve learned that not everything is what it seems. If you start to look too close, you uncover things people don’t want you to see. It’s why I hide. It’s why no one knows the real me. But he sees me. He sees the darkness in my heart but he’s not afraid, because he’s like me. They say opposites attract, but we’re proof that like-and-like are a far more potent combination.

Novalee Clarke is hiding from a past she wants to leave behind, and Jacen Kensington is running from his.

The thing about hiding and running is eventually the thing you’re trying to escape catches up to you.

And when it does?

It changes everything.

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Dark Hearts was absolutely perfect and definitely a top 2017 favorite of mine! Micalea’s writing gets better and better with every book she writes, and I loved reading every single word of Jace and Nova’s story. I can’t even begin to tell you how perfectly suited they were for each other, but they were true soul mates and I couldn’t have been happier for them. I loved how their relationship progressed from friends to lovers, and I loved the close bond and camaraderie they had – not only with each other – but with all of their friends as well. It definitely made me wish I was a part of their tight-knit group. This book has most certainly been my favorite installment in the Light in the Dark series so far, and definitely my favorite book I have ever read by Ms. Smeltzer.

   Jace and Nova’s personalities were wonderful and I immediately fell in love with them and their story. They were both extremely likable characters and I loved their sizzling chemistry together. The abundance of romance throughout was amazing and I honestly couldn’t get enough. I was so happy that Ms. Smeltzer wrote Jace and Nova’s story from both of their POV. I loved reading the book from both of their perspectives and getting to see what they were thinking and feeling. Jace and Nova’s banter was extremely entertaining and their words and actions to each other meant everything.

   Dark Hearts made me so freaking happy and I honestly can’t stop smiling when I think about this book. I literally loved every single aspect about Dark Hearts and I was so beyond thrilled with the conclusion to Jace and Nova’s story, even though a part of it was a little sad. Jace and Nova’s story was truly memorable and it will stay with me for a very long time to come. I have loved reading this series so much and I absolutely cannot wait to read more about Rae, Cade, Thea, Xander, Jace, and Nova in When Constellations Form. If you haven’t read the Light in the Dark series yet, what the heck are you waiting for?!

ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.


FIVE “Jace & Nova” STARS!


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About the Author

Micalea Smeltzer

Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult romance author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.


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