Review: Ray of Light

Ray of Light

Author: E.L. Todd
Series: Ray, #1
Genre: Chick-lit, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Fallen Publishing
Publication Date: January 3 2017
Format: eARC (Kindle)
Pages: 231
Source: Ink Slinger PR


My brother is an idiot. He won the lottery and invested all of his money in a run-down bowling alley. Since he’s barely making it, he moved in with me.
Having him around the house isn’t the worst thing in the world, but he does make a mess like nobody’s business. My friends Zeke, Jessie, and Kayden keep me sane but there’s only so much they can do.
And it’s definitely not the worst thing in the world when his old friend, Ryker, moves to town.
The second I lay eyes on him, I’m hot under the collar. He makes my body burn in longing and freeze in desperation at the exact same time. When he talks, I don’t listen to anything he says because I’m staring at that hard jaw and those kissable lips like I already own them.
But he’s a bed hopper. A playboy. A heartbreaker.
I’m all down for some hot, sweaty, yummy sex even if it doesn’t have a fairy tale ending. I’ve been down that road before. I know the drill. But with Ryker, it’s different.
Because I know I’ll fall in love with him.
For now, I’ll steer clear of him and keep my hands to myself. It can’t be that hard, right?
Or can it?



Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥


“You’re such a piece of shit. Shut your ass and pick up after yourself.”

Ray of Light was my first read by E.L. Todd and I’m curious to see where this series goes…

Many loved this book, yet I found myself on the line of liking it and loving it. Ray of Light is a dual POV story told from Rae and Rex’s perspectives, which I wasn’t expecting. The synopsis doesn’t give any hints of dual POVs so When I started the first chapter and saw Rae at the top I was expecting the next POV to be Ryker’s. I really wasn’t expecting to be getting Rae’s brother who bought the run-down bowling alley. Due to the dual POV we get a real inside look of the relationship between Rae and Rex, while they seem to hate each other its actually deep love and appreciation…they just don’t often show it and decide to banter with each other like teenagers.

So what sold me on Ray of Light? Ryker. Hot, damn. I really enjoyed Ryker’s character and honestly I’m not sure why this wasn’t dual POV from Rae and Ryker instead of Rae and Rex. Their “relationship” is what kept me going. While Ryker is a playboy I found him to be 100% likeable. The steamy times were AMAZING!! However, I was left with wanting more from their relationship and their development.

While there were moments with some repetition and questionable sentences, I felt E.L. Todd writing style was great, making this a quick light and at times humorous read. Ray of Light ends on a some-what cliffhanger, it’s not a suspenseful cliffhanger but more so leaves readers with a general curiosity of what’s next for Rae, Rex, and Ryker. Especially since it hints at something with Zeke that was so obviously from the beginning.

Would I recommend Ray of Light? Ray of Light is a light read with some awesome steamy times and a likeable playboy.

More in this series…

Ray of Hope (Ray, #2)

Ray of Love (Ray, #3)


Bestselling author, E. L. Todd, was raised in sunny California where she still lives today, claiming it’s the best place in the country. Easily hypothermic and hateful of the cold, she prefers to be warm all year round. She attended California State University, Stanislaus and received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, but still pursued her dream to be a writer. She’s written several novels and many series’, and her imagination can’t seem to stop. She tries to find the good in people and she exploits that in her writing, proving that people can make mistakes and rise above their past. Her hobbies include sunbathing, swimming, eating at Surf Taco in San Diego, reading, and learning everything she can about hippopotamuses’, her favorite creature. Her greatest dream is to make people forget about the harshness of reality and dive into a good story with lovable people. When fans tell her they love her work, it gives her the greatest sense of accomplishment.


Until next time bibliophiles,


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