Blog Tour & ARC Review: The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise, #2) by Aly Martinez

The Brightest Sunset


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Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Words destroyed me.
“I’m sorry. She didn’t make it.”
“Daddy, he can’t breathe!”
“There’s nothing more we can do for your son.”
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.
Those syllables and letters became my executioner. I told myself that, if I didn’t acknowledge the pain and the fear, they would have no power over me. But, as the years passed, the hate and the anger left behind began to control me.
Two words—that was all it took to plunge my life into darkness.
“He’s gone.”
In the end, it was four soft, silky words that gave me hope of another sunrise.
“Hi. I’m Charlotte Mills.”




Beautiful, perfect, and emotionally stunning…. again.

5 stars!

After reading the incredible The Darkest Sunrise, I was desperate to get my hands on this book and the moment it arrived on my kindle I dropped everything to read it. And I regret nothing! This book (and this duet) is amazing, pure and simple. It’s heart-clenching drama, raw emotion and incredible romance, and I loved every moment of it!

There’s pretty much nothing I can say about the story without spoiling the first book, so this is going to be vague, but OMG, this book was everything I was hoping for. The continuation of Charlotte and Porter’s story picks up from that heart-stopping moment where the first book left off, and drags us straight back into the heartwrenching chaos of their lives.

“Damn it, Charlotte, we will find a way to make this work. This is my life. This is your life. This is his life. And her life. This is our life and you know it. We’ll figure out the details later, but for now, all I need from you is a promise that we are going to do this. No matter what. We’re in this together.”

My heart broke over and over but there are moment of lightness that make it all worth it, and it’s all so real! I could understand and empathise with the characters, and I could feel everything that they were going through. I cried with them, laughed with them and loved with them, and I relished in it all. And in the midst of all of the emotional turmoil, there are sweet moments that absolutely melted my heart and made me fall even harder in love with these characters.

When I broke, Porter was there to pick up the pieces.
And, when Porter lost sight of the light, I was there to hold him in the darkness.
No questions.
No judgements.
No faking it.
No apologies.

The strength of these characters is matched by their huge hearts, and that is evidenced over and over again. They have a tumultuous road ahead of them, but their faith in each other, and in the feelings that they have for each other outweighs everything, and I loved watching them finally escape the darkness and find their light.

Charlotte quieted my storm. She extinguished the fire. And she soothed my demons.
Without her, I’d be lost in darkness. Alone.

“He’s shown me that there doesn’t have to be light for something to be beautiful. Love can grow in the darkness … I know this is true because of him.”

This is a quick read, but it lacks for absolutely nothing and I read it in one sitting, unable to put it down. A wonderful duet, and one of my favourites from Aly.

“It’s always darkest before dawn … We just have to wait a little longer. The sun always rises, baby.”

5 stars!

An Advanced Review Copy was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


The Darkest Sunrise Duet


The Darkest Sunrise (#1)
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The Brightest Sunset (#2)
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Author Bio

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.



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