Book Review – The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise Duet, #2) by Aly Martinez


Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. 
Words destroyed me. 
“I’m sorry. She didn’t make it.” 
“Daddy, he can’t breathe!” 
“There’s nothing more we can do for your son.” 
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. 
More lies. 
Those syllables and letters became my executioner. I told myself that, if I didn’t acknowledge the pain and the fear, they would have no power over me. But, as the years passed, the hate and the anger left behind began to control me. 
Two words—that was all it took to plunge my life into darkness. 
“He’s gone.” 
In the end, it was four soft, silky words that gave me hope of another sunrise. 
“Hi. I’m Charlotte Mills.”

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Aly Martinez hurt my heart in The Darkest Sunrise, but healed and mended every broken piece with The Brightest Sunset. The conclusion to Porter and Charlotte’s incredibly unique and emotional story was beautiful and heartwarming, and I absolutely loved it!

   The storyline was once again amazing. I’ve never read anything quite like The Darkest Sunrise Duet, and probably won’t ever again. Porter and Charlotte’s journey was full of ups and downs and trials and tribulations, but at the end of the day, all of it was completely worth every heartbreaking moment. Even though The Darkest Sunrise Duet hurt my heart and soul at times, it was a beautiful story full of heart, heat, humor, healing, forgiveness, and swoon-worthy romance.

   The characters were phenomenal. I fell even more in love with Porter, Charlotte, Travis, Hannah, and so many more. They were an amazing group of lovable and relatable people, and I honestly couldn’t have adored them more. There were a few that weren’t my favorite, but luckily they weren’t too intolerable. Porter and Charlotte have been among my top favorite characters from Aly Martinez so far, and it was a true pleasure to have read their unique and unforgettable story. Although it was a tough journey, I absolutely loved the conclusion and couldn’t have been happier for everyone.

   The Darkest Sunrise Duet was an epic roller coaster of emotions, but I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Aly Martinez did an outstanding job with Porter and Charlotte’s story, and even though she broke my heart on numerous occasions throughout the entire duet, she gave me the ending I so desperately wanted for this amazing couple. Aly Martinez is by far one of my top favorite authors, and I can’t wait to devour more of her unique and unforgettable stories!


About Aly Martinez

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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