Title: What The Lightening Sees

Series: What The Lightening  Sees 

Author: Louise Bay

Release Dates:

Book One ~1st March | Book Two ~ 27th April, 2015

Pre-order ~ Book Three 25th May

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age: Adult




Haven had thought she was wrong about Jake, but apparently she should have trusted her instincts. He wasn’t the man she thought he was. The chink that Jake managed to put in her armor has healed over. She’s shut down and as far as she’s concerned, it’s all business between them from now on.

Thrown together on another assignment, anger, frustration and jealousy are at the forefront of Jake’s emotions. Will Jake convince Haven that he really cares or will he let her go as she insists he must?

What the Lighting Sees – Part Two – is the second part in a three part novella series.



Closeup portrait of a beautiful male model



Reviewed by Donna Elsegood.

We see the return of Haven Daniels and Jake “Harry” Harrison, and we discover where the pair go from the last instalment. Haven let down her guard only to believe it was all a façade on Jake’s part. Believing that she was played, Haven builds up her walls and wants nothing to do with him. However, he tries his hardest to talk to her and find out what she heard and why she ran off like she did.

Quote ~ “I need to understand why she is so upset, what she heard.” “I need to talk to her.”

Unfortunately, as Haven has spectacularly closed out Jake. Things are made awkward when they are forced to work on another assignment for the magazine Rallegra, and as it’ll be Jake’s last assignment before he goes back to running his own company fulltime, another photographer is appointed. This new assignment has Jake virtually foaming at the mouth and causes feelings he isn’t used to dealing with.

Quote ~ Jake: “Let’s get out of here.” “Please don’t fight me on this, Haven.”

Quote~ Haven: “I’m not fighting you, Jake.” “I told you that I trust you.”

The story moves on and we see Haven and Jake coming to grips with their possible misunderstanding, and also shows us some pretty hot scenes between the two. Although I couldn’t help thinking there was something else getting ready to hit them just around the corner.

I loved the return of Beth, Jake’s sister, who shows such strength and character; notwithstanding the fact that she has her own battles to conquer. This reminded me a bit like Jake’s conscience which had me chuckling. He certainly can’t fool his sister! Ash made an appearance who is Haven’s best friend, and also Jenny Haven’s work colleague who helped out with the assignment. I was a bit disappointed we only briefly saw Luke, Haven’s elder brother. Nevertheless, thinking about it, I would say it’s more about how Haven and Jake deal with the fallout from the end of book one.

The way the story is written not only made me feel strongly for the two protagonist’s intensity, but also shows how good the writing is when you enjoy the supporting characters so much. I am really hoping we get more of their own stories in the future as there’s certainly a lot of scope there.
Yet again Louise has left me kind of hanging when a massive curveball was thrown in. I never saw that coming, and despite having to wait a bit to see how this is going to end, I can give a clue… There is definitely going to be a bumpy road ahead with lots of angst thrown in. Louise, a huge well done! Another hit from you and I have every faith you’ll make it right between Jake and Haven. I have no doubt that you’re going to torture me right up until the end, too! As always, a playlist has been included and in the word of Carly Simon; “Anticipation.”








Jake Harrison is everything that Haven Daniels hates about men: over-confident, born into money and too handsome for his own good. Haven finds it difficult to keep her opinions to herself and can’t help but tell Jake exactly what she thinks of him, again and again.

Haven Daniels is uptight, smart and a bit of a bitch – the perfect challenge for Jake. It doesn’t hurt that she’s movie star beautiful and has no idea.

Forced to work together, verbal sparring turns into sexual chemistry but men like Jake are trouble and Haven has had enough trouble to last her a lifetime.

Will Haven give into Jake’s charms? Can Jake peel off Haven’s prickly mask, revealing the woman he knows lies beneath?



Reviewed By Donna Elsegood.

I would describe one of my favourite authors as a total machine. This lady just keeps those stories coming and it is always such a delight to read them. This is a brand new series from Louise and I had every hope it was going to be a fantastic read.

The story is about Haven Daniels and Jake “Harry” Harrison. She is a bit of a bitch that doesn’t seem to have a filter; uptight and smart with it. He is a very rich, good looking man who is overly confident. Haven likes to tell Jake what she thinks which to him is a bit of a challenge, but he finds her very attractive regardless of how she behaves around him. He is the type of man Haven feels she should steer well clear of.

Quote: Harry ~ “Wow, you’re a bitch.”
Haven ~ “So I’ve been told. You’re a spoiled, entitled rich boy. We all have our crosses to bear.”

These two are forced to work together. She works for a magazine which is run by a friend of Jake’s, and is asked as a favour, to do a piece on a pop star come movie star in the making. The reason Haven was chosen had me groaning as it comes across how jealously malicious people are about Haven who is an attractive and talented woman. So Haven and Jake’s chemistry slowly burns to a build-up eventually exploding.

Quote: Jake ~ “I want you to undress for me and lie on the bed, Leave those shoes on.”

What I love about this story is it wasn’t just about the two protagonists. There was some great supporting characters. Beth, who is Jake’s sister, and lives with him. Haven’s best friend, Ash, who was very funny, and Haven’s brother, Luke. The banter between them had me smiling every time they featured during the story.

Why I gave this book five stars is not just because Louise knows how to write a good story, but because it is totally different from previous works. As much as I like the passion and intensity that smacks into you as soon as you start reading, this story was different in a way that although there is chemistry and intensity, we get to see more of who they are first.

Of course, there is going to be two other parts after this first segment and of course, we have been left wanting to know what could happen next. There was a bit of a cliff-hanger leaving my gut feeling uneasy. I’m sure there’ll be lot of angst and I am hoping for more passion, too. As per usual, the author has offered us a playlist to this fantastic new story and in the words of Coldplay, I would call this read ‘Magic!’







U and ur Hand – P!nk

Through the Barricades – Spandau Ballet

Anticipation – Carly Simon

Magic – Coldplay

Beauty Has Her Way – Mummy Calls

You’ll think of me – Keith Urban

Into the Woods – Taylor Swift

Here comes the Rain Again – Eurythmics

I Miss You So – Diana Krall

I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

Turn my World Around – Gloriana

There You’ll Be – Faith Hill


USA Today Bestselling Author Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books Faithful and Hopeful are stand-alone novels although there are some overlapping characters. Bestselling The Empire State Series of novellas starts with A Week in New York. My next series is What the Lightning Sees.

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!


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