Play of Light Book Tour

Author: Debra Doxer
Publication: December 8, 2014
Source: Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review
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Summary from Goodreads: I lived in paradise, and I loved Spencer Pierce.
At fourteen, my life was perfect. The beach was my playground, and the boy who stole my heart lived just around the corner. But perfect never lasts. In one horrifying moment, I lost it all. My family was destroyed, and the boy I believed in turned his back on me. Paradise became a nightmare.
That was five years ago. Everything changed when we moved from our home by the sea. I’ve changed, and I don’t like who I’ve become. I miss the smiling, carefree beach girl who disappeared that terrible night. I want to find her again. I want to face the people we ran from so long ago. Most of all, I have to face Spencer. So I can prove that when he broke my heart, he didn’t break me.
But when I see him again, Spencer Pierce is no longer the boy from my memories. He’s now a man who could devastate me if I let him. He watches me when he thinks I’m not looking. There’s regret written on his face when he’s near. Each time I see him, my heart aches for what might have been, and I think his does too. How can I convince myself I’m over him when I suspect he never got over me?

Rating: êêê

This book took me a little while to get into it. There is quite a bit of heavy material and tragedy in this book.

The pacing of the book was a bit difficult for me. The book jumps between 5 years ago and the present. Once we finally had all of the details from 5 years ago, the book mostly stays in the present and was easier to get into.

I found the tension between Sarah and Spencer to be heart-wrenching and thrilling at the same time. This book is an emotional ride. You can't help but empathize with the characters. I cried at least once. The author did an excellent job of keeping the reader informed and answering questions I didn't know I had.

The romance scenes were well written.

The ending isn't a perfect happily ever after, but it is satisfying.

I was very happy to see that the characters do the right thing and that they discuss the need for professional help to deal with the tragedies that they have survived.

Debra Doxer was born in Boston, and other than a few lost years in the California sunshine, she has always resided in the Boston area. She writes fiction, technical software documents, illegible scribbles on sticky notes, and texts that get mangled by AutoCorrect. She writes for a living, and she writes for fun. When her daughter asks when she’ll run out of words, her response always is, “When I run out of time.”

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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
$50 Amazon Gift Card
Signed copy of Play Of Light


  1. Thanks for being on the tour, Emily! This sounds like a great read and very character driven, too!

    1. Thanks for having me and stopping by!!


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