?Review: Eastern Lights by Brittainy Cherry

Posted on March 16, 2021 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 28 Comments

?Review: Eastern Lights by Brittainy CherryTitle: Eastern Lights
Author(s): Brittainy C. Cherry
Series: Compass, #2
Also in this series: Southern Storms (Compass, #1), Western Waves , Northern Stars
Published by Self-published on February 17, 2021
Pages: 424
Genre(s): Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Format: eBook
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

I once met a man on a cold Halloween night. He dressed as a superhero, and I dressed in red. For one night, I was his break from reality, and he was the temporary fix for my broken heart.
Two years later, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to become a senior editor at one of the biggest magazine companies in the world. The only catch? Nail an exclusive interview with New York’s finest bachelor: Connor Roe.
To the rest of the world he was becoming one of the wealthiest men in New York City. To me, he was simply my once upon a time superhero.
My job was to get an exclusive interview with New York’s hottest bachelor. Never in my life did I expect him to want an exclusive with my heart, too.
The only problem with my growing feelings for him? I was set to marry his new business partner.

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Eastern Lights by Brittainy Cherry may just be my top read for 2021. I went into this book with high expectations and it did not disappoint.

I loved every moment of this story, be it frustrating or happy moments. Cherry delivered an emotional second chance romance featuring characters you will both love and hate.

I loved how well developed the characters were and the growth they showed throughout the story made for a splendid read.

Aaliyah and Connor have been through so much, which had me rooting for them to find happiness. Their fears felt so real and relatable. It dominated their lives so much it brought heart-breaking pain to them both. Amidst the heartbreak and pain, the characters experienced fun, romantic and inspiring moments.

Cherry did an awesome job in creating a swoon worthy hero. Connor possessed so many good qualities, one cannot but help fall for him. Not that he didn’t have faults, but they didn’t take away from his awesome characteristics.

Aaliyah’s lack of love in her life from an early age led to her searching for it in all the wrong places. A search which led to her falling for men who treat her less than she deserves. So meeting Connor, developing a friendship with him and subsequently falling for him taught her that love with the right person can be a wonderful and emotional experience.

The secondary characters proved to be an interesting group of people. Some I liked and then were those which left me with a bitter taste.

Eastern Lights hit all the right spots. Connor and Aaliyah’s story is not one I will forget soon. Fans of romance should add this book to their shelves.


Favourite Quotes

“I once had a teacher who taught me that there are two things in life a person can never prepare for, no matter how hard they try. Those two things are love and death.”


“If life needed a reason for existence, love is the solution.”


“It’s better to sit with the ugly truths than bathe in the beautiful lies.”


I feel bad for whoever it is that gets to love you next’, he whispered, his lips almost brushing against mine. ‘They will never be worthy of the magnitude of love you’ll give to them.’


‘Your mere existence is reason enough for you to be loved.’

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About Brittainy C. Cherry

Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing–poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family. When she’s not running a million errands and crafting stories, she’s probably playing with her adorable pets.

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28 responses to “?Review: Eastern Lights by Brittainy Cherry

  1. Your reaction to the book and the way the characters and their situation resonated with you has me wanting to pick it up. Glad you got a real gem and it lived up to your anticipation.