Beastly Lights (Standalone)
by Theresa Jane (Author)
This review is from: March 30, 2017 By Kay Daniels (epub-Goodreads)
I love reading a story about a sexy rockstar and when I had a chance to read Beastly Lights I was enthralled with the storyline. It didn’t take me long to become completely engrossed and I have to say that Theresa Jane threw me for a loop that this was unlike any rockstar story I have read before. Beastly Lights kept me up reading until the wee hours of the morning. It is a “can’t-put-down” kind of story.
Here is why…
Freya Coleman is a starving artist living in New York and when I say starving, she is at the point where she is breaking into her brother’s apartment to “borrow” $20 just so she can eat. Unfortunately, she walks into her brother’s poker game night where he is hosting none other than the famous Liam Henderson, rocker-badboy-extraordinaire. When a bet goes bad, Freya finds herself on the losing side where she is now in the services, maid services, of said badboy.
Where this story may seem far-fetched and an author could have left gaping plot holes, Theresa Jane covers every inch and you won’t be disappointed as to why or how Freya ends up in the hands of Liam, but I’m getting ahead of myself.
Once Freya ends up at Liam’s home she vaguely wonders why she was even hired as a maid, since it appears that Liam is a complete neat freak. His home is stark white and bordering on OCD tendencies on how, where, and when things should be done.
This is where the story really grabs hold of you and you won’t be able to put it down, but I’ll let you decide that for yourself.
Freya is an artist. She’s messy and she sees his stark white, orderly apartment as a challenge. On top of that, she detests Liam. She hates his partying. She hates that he treats her like the help, even though she is, she still hates it. She pushes back on everything he does and doesn’t back down. Her inner monologue is hilarious. Her conversations with Liam are also chuckle worthy. I love every time she gives him hell.
Beastly Lights is told entirely in first person POV from Freya’s perspective, but Theresa Jane does an amazing job of filling in the holes of letting you know just what is happening around Freya.
In any story told from this type of perspective well written secondary characters are integral in filling in all the holes or potential gaps. You need them so you know what the other main character could be thinking since we never get an actual look inside their actual thoughts or feelings. Theresa Jane did a great job at building a world around Freya and helping her figure out the badboy Liam. I fell in love with everyone who came into Freya’s life just as much as I did with the main characters. The little four year old, Davis, is Freya’s ally and hates Liam more than anyone should for just being four years old. Yet, he’s the most adorable thing you could possibly read. Liam detests him because unlike the rest of the world who adores him and fawns all over him, Davis doesn’t. Every time Liam and Davis interacted I couldn’t help but laugh out loud.
This isn’t like other rockstar stories, in that the first half of the story is centered on the living arrangement, where Freya is Liam’s maid, and how she detests his very existence. The second half of the story you do delve a little deeper into the life of an actual rockstar, when Liam goes on tour and their relationship has evolved into something more, yet it’s complicated, but I’ll let you enjoy discovering it.
Trust me, you will love this book.