Two lives, forced together by past events and present choices, find themselves navigating through the murky waters of blame and desire.
Years have passed since Olivia Nelson’s brother’s fatal accident. The day Jacob died, she swore to impose penance upon Landon Gray, the one responsible for his death. Armed with a plan of retribution, Olivia transforms herself into Brooke Johnson, an up-and-coming photographer. She arrives in Argentina’s Patagonia, prepared to make the hospitality magnate pay for the life he destroyed.
Landon Gray has suffered greatly from his guilt, longing only to be forgiven for his harrowing mistake. After the accident, Landon fled Portland, Oregon to his family’s holdings in South America. Upon Brooke Johnson’s arrival at Landon’s resort, he is immediately drawn to the talented photographer.
When Olivia sees Landon again, she is pricked by shadows of doubt. Determined to see her meticulous planning come to fruition, she stays the course, until tragedy strikes once more.
Excerpts from The
Dark Side of the Rainbow
On the colorful beams of light, her brother’s soul had left her forever. The rainbow had long been a symbol of promise and hope, yet on the saddest day of Olivia Nelson’s life she found herself on the dark side of the beautiful colors, without a single ray of hope. Instead, what filled her was a different kind of promise; a vow of retribution for her brother’s death, no matter what the cost.
Sadly, the Sig, which was registered under Olivia’s real name, would be staying behind in Portland.
Everything about her true person would remain in Portland. Seated in first class on United Airlines Flight 879 to Buenos Aries, Argentina was Brooke Johnson. For the next six months, the life of Olivia Nelson would lie as still as her brother’s lifeless form had twelve years ago on the causeway.
Landon turned his hands so that they were now grasping Brooke’s. Tenderly he stroked his thumbs over the soft delicate flesh. “I don’t regret surviving, but there isn’t a day I don’t suffer for what I did. I have learned to cope the best way I know how. You have to believe me, Brooke, when I tell you that I truly am a broken man, with only fragments of myself remaining.”
Removing her hand from his tender hold, she touched his face. “Landon, you may see yourself as fragmented, with not much to give, but I see you as something in which dreams are made. You’re that promise that lingers on the edge of forever. You’re the person someone spends a lifetime hoping to find.
Praise For The Dark Side of the Rainbow
Book Review by She Who Reads All The Books
I’ll try and keep this short because I don’t want to give too much away, but I may end up gushing instead. I received a copy of The Dark Side of the Rainbow for review from NetGalley, and I’m so glad that I did, because I adored this book. It’s not the type of story I usually get into, but I couldn’t make myself stop reading. I had to know what happened! The tagline describing the murky waters of blame and desires seems a little odd, but it’s perfect for this story.
Now, can we take a moment to talk about this cover… because wow! The cover designer hit this one out of the park! Or, the flower filled field, I suppose. I’m not sure it quite captures the tone of the story, but it absolutely grabs your attention, and the colors are so beautiful that I’m going to need to get myself a paperback copy of this beauty to put on my book case.
I really enjoyed Olivia’s character, though Landon took a bit longer to get behind. These two will absolutely take you on a ride!
Read this book, guys. Read it now!
Book Review by Library Nerdette
I came for the cover, but stayed for the writing! I absolutely loved this book! Rita Hogan is absolutely a new name to watch as far as I’m concerned. I do wish that the blurb hadn’t given quite so much away, and while there’s definitely still a lot to discover, it does summarize a good chunk of the plot."