• A Lantern in the Dark

  • The O'Brien Tales, Book 2
  • By: Stacey Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 18 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (846 ratings)

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By: Stacey Reynolds
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
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Publisher's Summary

In a sleepy beach town in Coastal Carolina, two lost souls learn the destructive nature of secrets and the healing power of love.

Captain Aidan O’Brien is a decorated officer of the Royal Irish Regiment. While on a personal mission with his brother to retrieve Michael’s would-be mate, Aidan visits an old friend on the local Marine Corps base. Aidan accepts an opportunity to return, to train with the infantry Marines at Camp Lejeune.

Alanna Falk is a grad student, working with PTSD patients in a nearby recovery clinic. A few months after the unexpected visit from the O’Brien brothers, Alanna can’t seem to get the eldest O’Brien out of her mind. She assumes that she’ll never see him again. After all, Aidan is a soldier in the Royal Irish Regiment, living in Belfast. She’s living in her best friend's beach house in North Carolina. When Aidan shows up on her beachfront deck unannounced, the fireworks fly...along with a Louisville Slugger that she keeps on hand.

Both Aidan and Alanna have their own reasons for being alone. As a friendship blossoms and the attraction grows, each begins to uncover the shadows that haunt the other. Aidan, tormented by dreams of a terrible day in Kabul, Afghanistan, rebuffs Alanna’s attempts to offer him counsel. Alanna refuses to open up to anyone about why she keeps a handgun in her desk and a bat within reach.

Aidan swore he’d never marry, never put a woman or children through life in the military. But the lovely, Southern beauty challenges his strongest defenses. He comes to realize that Alanna may need him even more than he needs her. Especially as the tide turns and Alanna’s secret fears become a very real danger.

©2016 Stacey Reynolds (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Another awesomely addictive story!

Book 2 of this series continues the story of the hilarious initial meeting of Aidan and Alanna. The eldest sibling of the O’Brien Clan has been gallantly suffering PTSD for years but that doesn’t stop his smoldering desire for his sister-n-laws’ BFF/sister. This is a heartbreaking story of two unselfish people forgoing their own HEA because of duty. Eventually they do achieve their HEA but only after more gut wrenching sacrifices. The narrator, Justine Eyre, did another phenomenal job of tackling all the various International dialects!!!!!

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Beautiful narration.

These books come alive with Justine’s narration. She makes you feel like you are in the room with the characters and right in the story. There were many times when I was in tears listening. I will listen to the next one after I have a little break absorbing this one.

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Captures Military to Perfection

Stacey has once again cut to the heart of things with Lantern in the Dark. She has touched on some very dark and yet ever present issues that our military brothers and sisters face every day. PTSD and suicide are too prevalent for any kind of comfort. I literally cried often while listening to this one as being Military myself, it hit on a lot of emotions that often we don't want to face. Things I've seen in myself and things I've seen in others. The story was written very realistically from that standpoint. The romance and passion were lovely and Justine played the characters very well. So glad these books have come to audible!

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Best one so far

I really enjoyed this book. Looking forward to the rest of the series. Thank you.

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WoW ~ The best read!

Funny, love, tearfulness and great sex!

Stacey Reynolds is a master of beautiful words and the human connection. I’m going to keep going I think there is 8 books in all. .

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Perfection

That’s book 2. WOW!

The story, the passion, the captured description of life in the military and PTSD. Brilliant writing, character and story development.

The world is easily imagined from the first page. So we’ll, that you prefer using this book for planning a vacation.

Being performed by Justine Eyre….Orgasmic on multiple levels.

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Outstanding

Love the story so much just as good as the first in the series can’t wait to listen to the next one

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LOVE

Love it!! I'm really enjoying this series, I can't stop listening. the narrator is amazing, on to the next one!

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great story

enjoyed this alot. couldn't wait to listen when ever I got a chance.. really enjoyed the storyline and the family

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Lovely Story

I liked the tale of Aiden and Alana. It's a sweet story of 2 people who in some way thought they were undeserving of love ❤️ but find it in each other. That's beautiful 😍.
Justine Eyre is an excellent narrator and is great at accents and distinguishing the male from female characters. However I do think these O'Brien stories would benefit from dual narration with a male and a female narrator.
Also, I don't know how many chapters are in the print versions of these books but I think this story could easily have been told in less than 40 chapters instead of nearly 50.
There were parts that dragged that could've either been condensed or removed altogether.

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  • 03-23-22

excellent

another excellent book in the O'brien series, fantastic story line. Hooked on the series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-01-22

loving the Irish based stories

being 1/4 Irish loving the accent and story
however they seem to be very long and drawn out somewhat