Review: Nights Without Night by Marina Vivancos (Fox Lake #2)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design.

With the release of her sophomore effort, Marina Vivancos has further solidified her spot on my list of authors to watch out for. Nights Without Night is the second novel in her Fox Lake series, and while Iván is very briefly introduced in passing in the series starter as the Argentinian artist who also happened to be Ezra's friend, his name is never mentioned. Basically, you can jump right into this second book without having read the first one previously. However, there are recurring characters, and because I loved Sicken of the Calm as much as its follow-up, I'm going to happily recommend that you read book one as well. Also, you won't have to read them in order.

Iván and Isadoro have been the best of friends since they were children whose parents emigrated from Argentina to the United States. When Iván fell in love with Isadoro when they were teenagers, he knew his heart would belong to one man and one man only. So when Isadoro enlists in the military to follow in his grandfather's footsteps, Iván's heart was broken yet he would never have demanded it back. It wasn't as if his best friend knew just how deep his feelings were for him. Over the next eight years, they would keep in touch and spend time together when Isadoro was on leave. Deployment after deployment and Isadoro's years in the Special Forces have brought back a man who may resemble the boy Iván loved, but how can he help the broken man before him now?

Angsty. Yep. This book was far more angsty than the one before it, and you won't hear me complaining. There's nothing light or breezy about a returning military veteran who's been discharged and is clearly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. But amidst all that angst, heaviness, and darkness is a story of a love between the best of friends that's been many years coming. Both Iván and Isadoro are tested time and again, checking to see if what they feel for each other--feelings that neither one is aware of--can survive the debilitating effects of PTSD, a disorder which affects the person and those around him, especially those nearest and dearest to him. Once again, the author has weaved an intensely honest and moving story about just how powerful and resilient love can be, and how it is worth fighting for. I can't wait to read the next Fox Lake book. Nights Without Night gets five stars. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Fox Lake series:


Sicken of the Calm (book one) - five stars - My Review

Nights Without Night (book two) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 18 June 2018

Date Read: 17 June 2018

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