Light Beyond the Darkness is the third book in the Lightbearer series by Tami Lund. I have to admit that is was my favourite of the series so far. The story was well written, the characters were interesting and believable and on the whole it was just a well developed continuation to the series. Ms Lund continues to bring the reading into a new and interesting world where magical beings are fighting for their future. I really enjoy the continuing story of previously featured characters. I found the story very hard to put down. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Carley has fled into the human world, escaping her nearly deadly past. She has scars and fears that are deeply ingrained and she looks to the humans who have taken her in, for protection and helping to shield her from her past. She has taken a job as a chef and enjoys bringing people pleasure through food.
Once word came that the pack master was dead, Reid Hennigan has left his pack behind and ventured out on his own. He has his own scars and secrets that keep him from wanting to get close to another woman. As he unexpectedly feels a flare of magic, he finds himself drawn to Carley and can't seem to stop obsessing over her.
As their past comes into their present they must decide whether a future together is worth fighting for.
Wanting to forget the magical world from whence she came, lightbearer Carley Santiago seeks sanctuary in the human world. But when she meets shifter Reid Hennigan, she finds her heart is not so easily controlled. As passion turns to love, Carley finds that keeping secrets and hiding from her past could be dangerous for them both – fatally dangerous. Welcome back to Tami Lund’s magical world in Light Beyond the Darkness, Book 3 of her paranormal romance series, Lightbearer.
Carley was once the premier chef for the King of the Lightbearers. But when her mate pushes her over a cliff and she miraculously survives, she flees the coterie, knowing he will want to finish the job. She figures hiding in the human world is the best way to ensure her safety.
While working as a chef at one of Chicago’s top restaurants, she meets Reid Hennigan, a lone shifter running from his own past. Carley tries to push him away—she wants nothing to do with anyone from the magical community, even a persistent shifter who insists he only wants to show her pleasure.
Reid Hennigan is another reject from Quentin Lyons’ defunct pack. When he received word his pack master was dead, Reid ran away, having no interest in being forced to be subservient to another abusive pack master. Unfortunately for Reid, shifters are hardwired to be part of a pack, and soon he is wandering aimlessly through life, with no clear idea of what to do next. When he stumbles upon the shy lightbearer working at a restaurant in Chicago, he discovers a new lease on life.
Passion turns to love, and Reid figures his life is pretty damn perfect, despite no longer belonging to a pack. But Carley has secrets of her own, and her secrets could be fatal—to both of them.
Content Notes: Spicy, Paranormal, Shifters, Contemporary, Fantasy, Fairies, Magic