Things We Hide From The Light by Lucy Score is the second book in the Knockemout romance series. This story focuses on Nash Morgan, chief of police, who is recovering from being shot and navigating life with the psychological repercussions of the incident that nearly took his life. Lina, his sexy next door neighbor, is helping to take his mind out of the darkness and into the light. However, Lina has secrets of her own that keep Nash at an arm’s length.
Things We Hide From The Light is a nearly six-hundred page slow burn romance. There’s quite a bit of teasing to keep the romance reader interested, but a slow burn of this magnitude is a lot to ask of any reader. Lucy Score writes with a generous amount of both humor and heart, providing ample entertainment throughout the novel.
Those who read Things We Never Got Over, the first book in the Knockemout series, will be delighted to be reacquainted with the humorous townsfolk yet again. Although it’s not a requirement for comprehension, I do recommend that you read Things We Never Got Over first. It’s the story of Naomi and Knox and it introduces the town of Knockemout.
Overall, Things We Hide From The Light is a light-hearted, sexy romance with some serious undertones that give it a dose of reality. Lucy Score knows how to write small towns, sexy scenes and generous doses of humor. It’s a really long slow burn of a romance, but it doesn’t feel overly indulgent or slow. Things We Hide From The Light does a good job of teeing up the third book of the Knockemout series, Things We Left Behind. (I’m dying to know what happened between Lucian and Sloane!)
Read Things We Hide From The Light if you love: small towns, slow burn romance, spicy novels, teasing, dogs, funny banter, opposites attract and forced proximity.