At First Light

At First Light

by Mari Madison

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The author of Just This Night and Break of Day has another hot Exclusive for you.
At News 9 San Diego, relationships don’t get canceled. They just go on hiatus...
After five years of reporting in war-torn Syria, Troy Young has returned to his hometown of San Diego. Readjusting to civilian life is proving difficult. He keeps having panic attacks during live shots. But he’s given one more chance as an entertainment reporter doing a “He Said, She Said” review segment. It’s not what Troy had in mind—especially when he discovers who his new partner is.  
Movie-obsessed Sarah Martin loves her gig at News 9...until the man who broke her heart enters the studio. Still, the desire between Sarah and Troy has not subsided even if he did pick his career over her. She doesn’t want to trust him again but they’ll need to overcome their off screen tension if they hope to handle the drama that’s about to unfold...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425283158
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Series: Exclusive Romance Series , #3
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,067,146
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mari Madison is the author of the Exclusive Romance series, including Break of Day and Just This Night. A former multiple Emmy Award–winning television producer, she has worked at television news stations in Boston, San Diego, and Orlando and helped launch the nationally syndicated morning show Better in New York City. Under the name Mari Mancusi, she writes young adult books, including the Blood Coven Vampire novels, most recently Soul Bound and Bad Blood. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and young daughter and their dog, Mesquite.

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At First Light 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
krissysbookshelf More than 1 year ago
There's a lot I really loved about At First Light, there's a lot that kept me from liking as much as I was wanting to however I still thought it was really great. The idea was good but the added mystery spin on it all could have been done without because we (the reader) already had so much going on with the ptsd angle and the added backstory that I don't really think the extra adventure was really necessary. It didn't really provide good flow with the organic feel of the over all story. That aside I did like our h/h, I thought they were great together, I enjoyed the way they played off one another which kind of had An Ugly Truth kind of feel to it which is always fun. Overall I pretty much enjoyed At First Light from beginning to end.
ehaney578 More than 1 year ago
This review was written by Marie for a guest review post on Ever After Book Reviews blog: 4.5 Stars Marie's Thoughts Mari Madison writes extremely well. She has a knack for taking character flaws and turning them in to romance magic. In At First Light, she takes Troy, our hero, and his past trauma, and lets him find healing in Sarah, his former flame. It’s a wonderful story that unfolds painfully, yet beautifully, and proves that sometimes all you need is a second chance. The romance between Troy and Sarah is slow-burning, but is sweet. Sarah is patient with Troy, and their love repairs itself through their work together as journalists. It’s a sweet and extremely fulfilling story that kept me invested and had me cheering them on from the start. Romance fans will love this charming story by Ms. Madison. ***Marie voluntarily read a paperback copy of the book offered to the blog in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are hers alone***
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
At First Light by Mari Madison is the 3rd book in her Exclusive Romance series. This series continues the backdrop of News 9 San Diego. Sarah Martin, our heroine, is the entertainment reporter for News 9; she is a movie buff and loves her job. Troy Young, our hero, spent the last 5 years of his life reporting live in the Syria war zone. Troy was kidnapped while on the air, and he became a house hold name. He was finally freed after negotiations were met to allow him to come home, but he gets panic attacks on his time in captivity. Troy accepts a job with News 9, but after one of the panic attacks, he is taken off live on site reporting, and given a spot as an entertainment reporter for the new, He Said, She Said show. Troy is shocked when he meets his co-host Sarah; the woman he left behind 5 years before. Sarah has never forgotten, nor forgiven Troy for walking out on her. Now they have to work together. Though both of them feel the chemistry between them is still sparkling, they do their best to keep their relationship as co-workers only. Soon Sarah begins to see Troy fighting his panic attacks, and tries to help him. This will lead them to become friends again, and eventually lead to a romantic relationship. Sarah is supportive of Troy, but he feels he is not worth her caring for him, since he still feels guilty leaving her. What follows is an excellent story line, with a number of inner stories within. Troy refuses to get help with his panic attacks; Sarah besides trying to push Troy to get help, must also deal with her own issues from the past, which rears its ugly head. The romance between them was sexy and very well done, as their chemistry continues to scorch the pages. Overall, I really enjoyed watching both Troy and Sarah rekindle their romance. Watching Troy suffer through those nightmares was written very well by Madison. Sarah’s perseverance to help Troy, both with his problem, and to help him with his career, made her such a great heroine. At First Light was a very good story, which I suggest you read. However, even if this reads very well as a standalone, I suggest you start with the first book in this series, in order to enjoy the News 9 TV background.