Review: “Troy Into the Light” by JJ Harper

TITLE: Troy Into the Light
SERIES: Troy Duology
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
LENGTH: 218 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 26, 2016
PRICE: $2.99 e-book / $9.99 -paperback


Troy – Into the Light Book One
Troy grabs his bags and, shoving in as much of his belongings as he can, he clambers out of his bedroom window. He can hear the shouts and arguments starting up and his name being called. Not able to face his parents, Troy runs away.
Leaning against the wall of the club, Troy’s eyes are drawn to the dark-haired man dancing fluidly with another man. Their eyes meet and Troy’s life changes in the blink of an eye. Inexplicably drawn to each other, they meet on the dance floor. Tremors course over Troy’s body as the handsome stranger touches him.
“I’ve been waiting for you. I don’t know how or why, but I know that you are mine.” As he leans in, he whispers in my ear, “I’m Franco; I am the man you’ve been waiting for, too.” Troy’s life alters irrevocably in that instant as he falls for the handsome, Italian man.
As they build their life together Troy and Franco discover true love, a love so deep they can’t be apart.
I hold his head against my body and, no longer able to hold back my emotions or my words, I stutter, “I love you,” into his hair as my lips cover his head with kisses. “I love you also, Troy. I never knew such a feeling was possible.” Franco whispers against my chest as I hold him.
When illness strikes, Troy has to discover a new part of himself as he struggles past the pain. A new, stronger, braver man emerges, taking his life in his own hands.

JJ Harper has done it again. This is the first book for Troy. We learned a little bit about Troy and Franco in the Reunion series. If you have not read them, I highly suggest them but you can read Troy Into the Light as a stand alone.

Troy was very young when he meets Franco. Franco knows immediately that Troy is his soulmate and will do anything to have him. Troy, on the other hand, knows what he feels for Franco but has a hard time trusting anything. But, as we know, Franco’s persistence won out and they are such a hot and sexy couple.

The chemistry these two have is incredible and to know that Franco gets sick and dies is devastating. The author did such an amazing job and did great justice to Franco. And the strength that Troy has for his soul mate is indescribable. This author made me ugly cry and she is very proud of that fact. I only can wish for a love like theirs and a death like it as well. Franco even describes Troy’s next soulmate in detail. RIP Franco. You will be missed.

JJ walks us through Troys grieving process. How he still feels Franco all around him. How he does not want a relationship again. How Troy has lost his true love and doesn’t know how to move on. Sure, he continues to work, he continues to sleep around to fill that void. But he has no interest in commitment.

Now, we meet Logan. Logan is sexy and thinks Troy is the sexiest thing to walk this earth. Is Logan the one? Is he the one Raphael talked about? Will Troy give him a real chance? I can not answer these questions for you. Please, grab a couple boxes of tissues, curl up in your favorite blanket and enjoy the emotions of this book.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book***


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