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Publisher's Summary

An all-new angsty, dark, stand-alone contemporary romance in the Moments in Boston Series....

You never forget your first love...even when he becomes a memory. 

There was before. 

When we were together, when we were happy. When we had nothing but dreams. When not a single bad thing could ever happen because we were young and in love. 

And there was after. 

When the unthinkable occurs, how do you count time, knowing how precious it is? When dreams turn to nightmares, how do you wake up every day and choose to go on? When you have a chance to save another, how can you not? 

Even if it changes everything.

Even if it destroys you. 

A harrowing, heartbreaking dark contemporary romance from USA Today best-selling author Marni Mann, the third installment in the Moments in Boston series of stand-alones that explores the darkest nights and brightest dawns of the heart. A book that will leave you aching...and looking over your shoulder. 

©2021 Marni Mann (P)2021 Marni Mann
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Angsty and dark, but an ultimately redemptive love story

When Darkness Ends is the conclusion of the Moments in Boston series by Marni Mann. While it’s technically a standalone novel, the reading/listening experience is greatly enhanced if you’ve read the first two books in the series first.

A word of caution... when the author herself describes the book as “angsty” and “dark” please take her description to heart. It is those things and much more. I thought I knew what I was getting into having read When Ashes Fall and When We Met first. I was wrong!

When Darkness Ends does have a beautiful and well developed love story at its center but the journey it takes you on is at times gritty and harrowing. I had to trust that there would be some sort of redemption for the emotional turmoil that I went through getting through this book. Fortunately, Marni Mann did not disappoint.

When I saw that Sebastian York and Maxine Mitchell were co-narrating. They were perfect as Ashe and Pearl. I think it was one of Sebastian York’s more powerful performances and really showed his acting range. Lauren Sweet is new to me and I thought she was outstanding in a role that had to have been incredibly difficult. I look forward to listening to more of her in the future.

Despite the pain and suffering found in its story, When Darkness Ends is ultimately about the power of holding on to hope and love in the bleakest of times.

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OH MARNI MARNI MARNI, MY HEART BROKE

There’s no doubt this is a well-written story that flows backwards and forwards in time cataloguing the sweet romance of two young lovers in their College years with their hopes and dreams for their futures.. and chapters in the present where it’s a very different story that unfolds.. a gritty, raw, chilling, heartbreakingly sad story. However, I found this story quite disturbing and haunting with its tragic twists and I felt it was more a thriller than a conventional romance.. and I get that love prevails in the end.. but personally, it was just too tragic and traumatic for me. The narration was great and the two-deal female narrators does not mean there’s any cheating.. it’s just two different characters.

Worth a credit? For me it’s a no.. but this doesn’t mean it’s not a layered touching story, it just means its devastating dark side was just not for me.

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No words!

Once again there are no words for this series! Marni Mann is still a fairly new author to me, but every book I have read is more amazing than the last. I really don’t feel as if the description of this book (or the series) really do the books justice. Ashe and Pearl meet in college and the love that develops is deeper than life. Life doesn’t follow the path either intended, but destiny has a way of working out. This book is a roller coaster of emotions, but it was worth everyone!

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Trio of Pure Perfection SebYo, Maxine and Lauren

Sebastian York is my all time top favorite and Maxine and Lauren are incredible also. I watch the story play out like a movie visual so love how the story felt real while I listened/read the story today.

I just finished When Darkness Ends and it was a wowzer kind of story. I went into the story blind. I did know that Dylan would be a part of the story so a prequel to When Ashes Fall. He was a favorite character so happy that we learned more about him in this story. Loved the journey of friendship between Ashe and Pearl. There were parts of the story were I was a little confused by the before and after chapter headings. It would have been more helpful if there were dates as a timeline at the beginning of each chapter. I listened to the story for the majority of the day so loved SebYo, Maxine and Lauren reading the story. Then read the rest when I got home from work. Happy to be current in the Trilogy. Enjoyed the story as it felt so real when I was on the roller coaster ride.

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another WOW for this author!!

When Darkness Ends keeps you enveloped in the story from the beginning. The story keeps you in many emotions through out the book. Keep a box of tissues close . the narrators were a great choice. They were amazing. This book is definitely a 5 ⭐️ read. I highly recommend you read or listen to this book. Another great book Marni Mann

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Good story line

At least the ending clear up the third point of veiw story. Otherwise it was a good read. It keep my mind trying to figure out what would happen next and how it would end. The voices were well done.

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A must read!

Such a good book. twists, turns, love , excitement and so much sadness. When a book makes you cry and laugh, you know it's well written. Good job!

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Amazing end to an amazing series

Marni Mann has outdone herself, again! This was a beautiful ending to the Moments in Boston series. The rollercoaster ride was so intense. The level of emotion that is conveyed is like no other book I have read. Loved Ashe & Pearl. Thank you Marni for bringing us this story. This book & series are something I won’t ever forget. 💗 Awesome narration by Sebastian York, Maxine Mitchell & Lauren Sweet.

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BEAUTIFUL STORY!!

This book is so much more than I expected!! I don't even know where to begin with this review!

Let me start by saying how much I love Pearl and Ashe... Their love is so pure and innocent. It is that kind of love that will stand the test of time. The one that we all search for!!
Pearl and Ashe have become a favorite of mine..

This series is my top reads list!! I listened to the narration of this one and it was done so beautifully! I will re-read this book and the series for sure!!

I can't get over the emotions I had while reading this one. My heart was all over the place!
The time jumps were hard for me to keep up with at first, but this book made it so worth it!

Marni is so amazing with capturing you by the heart and mind with her stories!!

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Was definitely blown away by the progress of this book. I truly do love how the author connected all 3 books and how the lives of these men and women changed, Dylan and Alex from book one were my absolute favorite Until I read this ash and pearl, I knew something bad had happened to pearl I thought it was because the bombing but turned out to be a kidnapper.... Amazing narrators

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