What The Lightening Sees
What The Lightening Sees | Part One in a three part novella series
31st March 2015
“Harry stayed seated too, and I watched him as he leaned back, put his hands behind his head and observed people leaving. As if he knew I was watching, he turned his head toward me and looked me in the eye.
His eyebrows lifted and his eyes widened like he was asking me if I was done looking at him. I got the feeling he was used to being looked at. I could imagine if I was one of those girls, I might be distracted by that strong jaw and those sparkling eyes. The difference was, I wasn’t ogling him as I imagined most people would be. I wasn’t interested in his long fingers that periodically swept through his dirty-blond hair or the way his shirt seemed to skim over his tight body. I simply wanted to figure him out.”
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
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!’
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. The Empire State Series of novellas starts with A Week in New York. Her first book in the What the Lightning Sees Series was released on 31st March.
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.