ARC BOOK REVIEW: First Light (Haven Island Series #3) by Isabel Jolie

Publication Date: September 28, 2021
Format: Kindle
Genre:  Romance 

Publisher: Noctivity Inc      
245 pages
Buy:  Kindle Paperback 


He could be my savior…or my downfall…

I am living a lie.

No one knows who I really am. Letting someone in could be devastating for my family.

For the most part, isolation isn’t a hardship. I haven’t been looking for love or any kind of serious relationship.

But then I met Logan.

I tried to keep my distance. He won’t let me.

Logan is gentle, kind, and loving. Everything I never knew I needed in my life.

He’s also a cop—exactly the kind of man who’d never understand my truth.

So, while he has shared his deepest, darkest secrets, I keep mine hidden.

Too bad I can’t keep my heart locked away, too.

Because now I’m falling for a man who can never be mine. Not truly, anyway.

How can I ask him to be my future when I can’t even let him help me survive my present?


I recieved this book free from Noctivity Inc through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Her brother is a genius paranoid hacker whose says he has switched sides and is now working to take down the criminal organization he helped create.  Fearing for his sisters safety he sends her to Haven under the watchful eye of his cameras and a well trained dog named Nym. She is scared to interact with the locals, fear has been her constant companion thanks to her brother but they are wearing her down and her interactions with the local head of safety are bringing up feelings she thought she had pushed down.

Logan left Chicago after his divorce, now he is a well trained ex special ops cop heading up the public safety department on the small island of Haven. When he meets Cali he can't keep his eyes off her.  There is something mysterious about this reclusive woman that he is anxious to get to know.

Giving us a taste of how insidious hacking can be, creating fake profiles, spreading false narratives, and the paranoia that comes with this often glamorized world Jolie takes us on a romantic ride through the secrets and lies and how one persons actions infect those they supposedly love.  I love that the characters aren't in their 20's.  There is a slow build of romance and trust.  The sex scenes aren't real graphic and are more romantic than explosive panty dropping scenes I've read in other books.  They fit.  

They market this as a standalone and that you can read the books in any order but since all the characters on Haven Island interact you may get some spoilers about other relationships by reading them out of order.  

Overall a good read and a nice romance. 

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