Series: Twin Hearts Duet #1
Author: A.M. Johnson
Genre: Coming-of-Age/New Adult/MM
Release Date: November 16, 2018
His world was water and rhythm. Hard work and drive kept Royal O’Connell one step ahead of his competition. His spot on the swim team, keeping his scholarship, was the only plan that mattered.
His world was ebony and ivory. Natural talent and ambition set Camden Morgan apart from the other music majors. His dedication scoring him a full ride.
Normally, their paths would have never crossed….
But when Royal meets his best friend’s new roommate, his big plan and Camden’s controlled environment faces a variable that could destroy it all.
The world they live in had no room for error. That undeniable pull between them was dangerous and neither one of them could’ve prepared for the choice they’d have to make.
Love isn’t always an easy road and, when everything they’ve worked for is on the line, they’ll have to decide if being together is worth the risk.
*This is not a traditional duet*
Coming-of-Age romance stories always resonate with me because as a high school English teacher, I see so many young adults trying to figure out who they are, what they want, and what matters to them. And in a society and an environment like the one we all live in, it’s difficult to watch these students struggle to find their own voice amidst the noise and feel comfortable enough to be who they are despite the prejudice and intolerance they may encounter due to any of the attributes and/or feelings that make them who they are.
Royal O’Connell and Camden Morgan’s families couldn’t be more different – one is full of love, affection, and acceptance while the other doesn’t seem to have any support or heartfelt connection, which makes for an incredibly lonely life. But regardless of their backgrounds, Royal and Cam are both driven to succeed and their determination and abilities have not only allowed them to chase their individual goals, but it’s also provided them with the opportunity for their paths to cross, creating a connection that both want and need despite the difficulties that may arise due to their feelings for one another.
Because A.M. Johnson allows readers to experience all parts of Royal and Cam’s journey with them from their initial meeting to their burgeoning friendship to a bond that becomes a lifeline to both men, we are able to see exactly what these two come to mean to each other and why they’re willing to endure intolerance, prejudice, and backlash in order to live in the light with one another.
Let There Be Light is an emotional story – one that realistically portrays the ups and downs as well as the highs and lows that occur when outside interference makes the characters question who they are and what they want – two things that they’re still attempting to figure out on their own already; it’s an honest look at exactly how difficult it is for people to find their footing in this tumultuous and prejudicial world, but even though it’s not easy, it’s beyond clear that it’s worth it; people just need to be willing to work for it regardless of the obstacles in their way.
I can’t wait for Indie and Kai’s story – the second book in the Twin Hearts Duet. I’m not quite ready to let these characters go, so the fact that there’s more to come is quite exciting.
4.5 Poison Apples
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