After a tragic accident, Araya Noelle is left with a constant reminder that nothing is forever.
She is forced to give up her chance to be the youngest dancer accepted into Julliard & taking over their high society school by a graceful storm of determination is no longer an option. Instead of dwelling over her loss, she accepts the new future she’s been dealt. In a world as black as hers, there's no room for bitterness, no time for regret. Sheltered from the outside world, Araya has become suffocated by a life she has no control over. Until Ryland Dare comes crashing into her life.
You don’t know true darkness until you've felt light…
Like a firecracker, showering her with colorful sparks of freedom, Ryland quickly sweeps Araya away from her grey existence. For the first time since the accident, living in darkness is no longer something Araya wants to do willingly. Unleashed by the shadows of her reminder, being with Ryland, Araya touches light. Together they will learn what it’s like to feel alive for the first time.
At the edge of darkness, a ray of light, will dare them both to HOPE.
DARE them to LOVE
DARE them to LIVE
I think the romance was overdone. I wish there had been more build up between Araya and Ryland. The love-at-first site thing? Well, it really gets old after a while. The character developments were a bit lacking. I still haven't gotten a really good picture of the characters. It would have been better, imho, if there were more chances for defining the personality and the backstory of the characters instead of overdoing the romance. I mean, really, the foot pop???
And I was also a bit disappointed about Araya. I think her condition was seriously downplayed. That plot device had the potential to be more dramatic than it turned out. Too bad the author didn't take advantage of that and really made it a key turning point in the story. Well, maybe in the next books?