Title: What The Lightening Sees
Series: What The Lightening Sees
Author: Louise Bay
Book One ~1st March | Book Two ~ 27th April, 2015
Pre-order ~ Book Three 25th May
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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.
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?