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Luce Eterna: Part 1 (The Luminara Series Book 5) by SJ Molloy – Review by Kelli Harper

Luce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara SeriesLuce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara Series by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Review: Luce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5
Author SJ Molloy
FOUR STARS
Ok this is the long awaited fifth book in the series. The Luminara Series is Emotive, suspenseful, Supercharged, heartbreaking, dark, gritty, twisted and full of sex!
This is a series and it should be read in order to appreciate the storyline.
The series should be read in this order:
Book 1 — Lussuria
Book 2 — L’amore
Book 3 — Lucca’s Lust
Book 4 — Luminoso
Book 5 — Luce Eterna Part 1
Book 5 Part 1 will definately put you through the wringer with your emotions. You will watch Lexi become courageous, full of strength and determination. Lucca withdraws from everyone and everything.
Can love be enough to bring them back together?
KLH

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Luce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara Series by SJ Molloy – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Luce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara SeriesLuce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara Series by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is only for those over 18 due to the adult nature of the content and themes which some may find triggering.

Lexi and Lucca are back in another installment of the Luminara series and it is still them against the world, but this time, they have the twins to think of, after their mothers abduction and brutal beating which started the premature labour, four weeks later and they are improving, although both Lexi and Lucca are exhausted they are still a team and still looking after their two miracle babies. This little girl is finally out of the hospital and allowed home, however, their little boy is still in the SCBU unit, although that is a huge downgrade in levels from the incubariot he has been in since birth. They have been able to have family and friends to visit, as well as trying to look after each other, but between Lucca being hands on with most things, Lexi is still trying to get into a routine with breastfeeding, expressing and all the other things that babies need, especially when premature.

As they are allowed to take their little girl out of the hospital, they decide to stay in a hotel across the way so that they can be close to their little boy. They regularly go to see him and are overjoyed with their little miracle bundles. However, they are still reeling from the events and the consequences associated with them, the fact they still need the security detail, the fact that two pasts combined to create a horrific present, the loss of close friends and the seemingly endless media scrutiny surrounding it all. However much they are trying, Lexi is in denial and Lucca is struggling to keep his head above water as well, but they have support all around them and this is something that they will come to rely on sooner rather than later.

On the day that their little boy has his final xray before getting the all clear to come home, they are preparing the baby bag, stroller and necessities while planning the tasks for the day ahead depending on whether the results are positive or negative, while all the time praying that they can take him home, so they check the post and find that an old acquaintance has sent them something which is undesirable, but they brush it off as purely being bitchy. However, when they get to the unit there have been some unplanned and unforeseen changes in staffing and when they ask who is with their child, they find out that it isn’t his normal nurse, but it is another two whom they have known and trust, so Lexi is encouraged by Lucca to take a nap while they are waiting for his return and she is happily asleep in her carrier. Lexi is suddenly awoken in a panic by the sound of Lucca’s voice shouting, her daughter missing out of her carrier and realises that she is leaking all over her shirt, wondering what is happening, she approaches the voices, however, she is horrified to find that the nurses who were meant to be with their son aren’t and that their son is actually missing!

As Lucca crumbles to the ground screaming, wailing and breaking, Lexi is screaming while trying to find her son, but when she sees the state that Lucca is in and that his PTSD and past experiences are coming back with full force to haunt him, she takes control of the situation and starts to deal with the police, security and everything else around her. As he is breaking, she is being reformed into a master multitasker and all the while juggling motherhood, but will Lexi be able to keep all the plates in the air, or will she crumble and break as her emotions cascade around her? Will Lucca be able to come out of his downward spiral and help Lexi to find their son, or will he let his demons get the better of him while he gives up the ghost? This is another rollercoaster ride of emotion as you are hauled along on their journey with them and experience every twist and turn at the same time.

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Luce Eterna: Part 1 (The Luminara Series Book 5) by SJ Molloy – Review by Karyn Taylor

Luce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara SeriesLuce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara Series by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WOW!!!… I don’t really know what to say about Luce Eterna Part One. My brain is totally scrambled and my emotions are all over the place. I’ll need some time to recover from this book. SJ Molloy was new to me until I discovered this series and now I can’t give her enough praise for this amazing series. This has definitely been the most powerful, emotional book of the series so far.
This book is so different from the first 4 books in that the tables have totally turned for Lucca and Lexi. Lexi has struggled with major anxiety due to a horrifying childhood and Lucca has totally been her rock, the person who grounded her. Now Lexi has recently given birth prematurely to twins and is excited to start a life as a family when their world is turned upside down. Surprisingly Lexi is the strong one who takes charge while Lucca totally falls apart. My emotions were all over the place. One minute I felt heart sorry for Lucca, then in a blink I wanted to kick his butt and tell him to get a grip. On the other hand sometimes I loved Lexi and other times I wanted her to calm down and just give Lucca a hug. I didn’t know which side I was on. It changed from page to page.
This is a deep and dark book, like the previous books in the series. I recommend that you have some tissues handy as this book is heartbreaking. I really can’t wait to read the climax of this amazing story.

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Luce Eterna: Part 1 (The Luminara Series Book 5) by SJ Molloy – Review by Kerry Carr

Luce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara SeriesLuce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara Series by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book 5 part one in The Luminara Series. And this  book is just as gripping and emotional ride from start to end. I do really recommend reading these books in order so you get a full understanding of the characters and their pasts.

In this story we are back with Lucca and Lexi. We also now have 2 babies. After Lexi was kidnapped and went through a traumatic birth the  babies are here and thriving. However the couple need to adjust to being parents and all the exhaustion and complications that involves. While learning to be the best parents possible they also have their issues from the past to deal with.

In this book we see a role reverse with Lexi being the strong one, which most people do when they become a mummy and Lucca is the one struggling with his new life and his past.

Can Lexi and Lucca work through these new obstacles? Will every parents nightmare destroy they both? How can they keep their relationship alive when they are struggling day to day?
This books is a great insight to what most new parents think and feel with regards to caring for their little ones and the impact it had on their lives.

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Luce Eterna: Part 1 (The Luminara Series Book 5) by SJ Molloy – Review by Shelly Kittell

Luce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara SeriesLuce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara Series by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 5 of the series and I just have to say that it gets better with every book. The characters are well-written. I feel like the characters could have been a few people I have met throughout my life. The plot is a page turner with many little twists. Just when you think you may know what’s going on, BAM, twist! I You feel every emotion that Lei and Lucca feel as the story goes along It’s not often that you can feel that in a story. This story left me on the edge of my chair and now I will be eagerly awaiting Part 2…

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Luce Eterna: Part 1 (The Luminara Series Book 5) by SJ Molloy – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

Luce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara SeriesLuce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara Series by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is just so full of emotion. Page Turner with ups, downs and definitely a few tears from me.
The love between Lucca and Lexi….undeniable. The strength that SJ Molloy puts into Lexi’s characters is just amazing. Lexi no doubt is a survivor and a very strong woman. Lucca…oh Lucca, my heart!!! This series is just fantastic and this book is just as amazing as the other books!! Its one heck of a roller coaster ride, so hold on and have some tissues ready too. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Luce Eterna: Part 1 (The Luminara Series Book 5) by SJ Molloy – Review by Angela Hayes

Luce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara SeriesLuce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara Series by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Luce Eterna Part One is the fifth instalment in the Luminara series by S.J Molloy. This is a dark and erotic romantic suspense- with angst, emotion, drama, danger, and twists and turns. As the story follows on from the previous books I really recommend reading the other books first in order to fully appreciate the story.
I had been on the fence with this series, especially through the first couple of books, but S.J Molloy has definitely won me over. I still think that the first three books could have been condensed into fewer books, but have enjoyed the story nonetheless.
This is not a light fluffy read- the series is quite raw, with dark themes that could be considered triggers for some people. The characters have been through so much, and there is no respite in sight yet! The author has certainly put them through the wringer. So bring on Book #6!!

Thank you, S.J. Molloy!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Luce Eterna: Part 1 (The Luminara Series Book 5) by SJ Molloy – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Luce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara SeriesLuce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara Series by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
Luce Eterna: Part 1 (The Luminara Series Book 5) by SJ Molloy

Holy Cow what a wild intense ride! Luce Eterna : Part 1 is the fifth book in The Luminara Series by SJ Molloy. This is a wonderfully written story that will have you turning the pages all while on the edge of your seat grasping the Kindle. This literally took my breath away in a few spots and had me tearing up. So have a kleenex close by as you might need them. Lucca and Lexi are back once again to take us on a wild ride. This is the ultimate love story the most tragic love story. Can these two make it through together? I’m not going to give anything away. This is a absolute must read. I highly recommend reading this series in order as it will give you a better understanding of what has been going on. This is my favorite series I will definitely be re-reading several times. I look forward to reading more from this Author.

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Luce Eterna: Part 1 (The Luminara Series Book 5) by SJ Molloy – Review by Jenni Bishop

Luce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara SeriesLuce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara Series by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 stars

Luce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara Series by SJ Molloy is dark and erotic but is quite the emotional rollercoaster ride. Heart officially broken! Sobbing is a given so stock up on those tissues. SJ once again puts these characters through dark, raw and tumultuous times that would break even the strongest of people. With even more twists and secrets, angst, and turmoil I was engrossed and enthralled. SJ’s writing style turns her stories into page turners and become addictive.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Luce Eterna: Part 1 (The Luminara Series Book 5) by SJ Molloy – Review by Michelle Austin

Luce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara SeriesLuce Eterna: Part 1: Book 5, The Luminara Series by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was so excited to get the final book in this love story. We have gone through so much with these two so many twists and turns and drama and this book brings so much more. I will warn that you better have some kleenex handy, my emotions were all over the place.

Lexi and Luca face so many difficult things as parents, things that will test their strength, love and courage. I will admit that Lexi had me frustrated on so many levels, I felt bad for Luca quite a bit. I really don’t want to say much more because I don’t want to give anything away. Be prepared for another cliffhanger that will leave you wanting the next book now. I have come to really enjoy this author’s books, she does a great job with her writing. I will warn that there are some things that may cause triggers for some. 1-click and get started on this series today.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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