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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.

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

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 is the 5th book in The Luminara Series. This is a Dark Erotica novel and is 543 pages. This story follows Lucca and Lexi. Lucca and Lexi had twins, born premature, and Luciano needed to stay at the hospital. On the day of Luciano’s homecoming, the worst trauma any parent could face happens. Lexi steps up as her maternal instincts kick in but Lucca heads into a downward spiral dredging up memories that kicks his PTSD into overdrive. Can they endure this, or will it break them?

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

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

Luce Eterna: Part 1 is very different from the lust and sex-filled earlier books of The Luminara Series. Life has left Lucca and Lexi’s life together in upheaval. Lexi was abducted a second time while being very pregnant with their twins. Though the first few days were watching and waiting to make sure the twins’ lungs were able to function, being a Mamma is something that Lexi was made for. She is fiercely protective of their daughter, Alessia, and their son, Luciano.

Waiting for the day when Luciano would be able to come home has been gruelly for both Lucca and Lexi. Then the unspeakable happens, and they have another abduction to worry about. Lucca and Lexi have to pull together to fight a battle once again. Will the strain bring them together or force them apart? And what part will secrets held play a part in their future?

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

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… What to say for sure is hard for me with this review. SJ Molloy is new to me as an author. I was slightly warned this was a dark read with all the dark and twisted things that normally don’t bother me but actually tend to draw me into reads. You see, I like to escape and find things that pull me out of the darkness that can be my own life sometimes. I want it to hurt more than my own. Well Ms. Molloy, you have surely outdone yourself with this novel and this series. I like it. I don’t know what that says about me but I really, really like it and I want more. I am invested in these characters and I will be going back for more to see where they began and how we ended up here. I do slightly wish I had done so before diving in here but that was my own mistake. I won’t divulge what happens in this book. That would be a travesty at best but I will say if you want dark romance, erotica written with taste and done in a way you want to enjoy and feel as if you slipped away for a bit, this is the book for you, maybe even the series. I will say don’t pick it up if you are sensitive and have easy triggers. Just don’t.

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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Michelle Austin

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m continuing to get pulled into this great thrilling series. There was so much going on my head was spinning. I will warn this book is not to be read as a stand alone.

There is danger lurking around the corner for Lexi and Lucca is determined to keep her safe. They travel to Tuscany to get away. We continue to get a glimpse at memories that Lexi has which helps explain the darkness and her fears. Will Lucca be able to keep Lexi and her mother safe?

The author does a great job of pulling you right in with her writing. I continue to love the characters and Lucca is such a great loving man that I can’t help but grow more and more in love with him myself. His past does come back to haunt him in this book as well. My emotions were all over the place. Watching these two grow as a couple just makes your heart swell. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Cindy Rushin

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another intense novel by S.J. Molloy. Lexi and Lucca once again must undergo an intense and terrifying journey as they try to find happiness and enjoy their love. S.J. Molloy takes the reader to a really dark place and slowly leads them back to the light. This novel is definitely not for the faint of heart but is it worth reading. If you enjoy dark drama filled books, you should definitely read this series by S.J. Molloy.

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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Krista Vaughan

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Krista Vaughan

Lucca is trying to keep Lexi safe. He is doing everything in his power to do so. You can FEEL his love and his desperation to keep his love safe. Michael starts to taunt her, getting close and terrifying her. They return to Tuscany living closely with friends and family under security. The fear traps them mentally, the security traps them physically and they start to break. Lucca tries so very hard to be everywhere and everything Lexi needs. A baby! The love can only grow but the need to protect overwhelms. This continuation of Lucca and Lexi’s story is full of love, obsession, desperation, and sacrifice. There is nothing they won’t do to protect their love. Their light. I can’t wait for the next book!

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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Can I say, what a ride! This series I am so emotional over and this continuation of the story is definitely no exception. There is just so much raw emotion and the story sucks you in. Lucca and Lexi continue to grow as a couple, and the roller coaster of this relationship….wow! Lexi’s step brother, gosh, he is just …… his character is scary to me. SJ Molloy really captures each character and continues the Lucca and Lexi legacy in my heart so wonderfully!

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Luminoso: The Luminara Series, Book 4 by SJ Molloy – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is only for those over the age of 18 due to it’s graphic nature, adult content and triggering themes.

This is the continuation of Lexi and Lucca’s story, and that her past tormentor has been released from jail in Australia and is determined to make Lexi pay for what she did in their shared past and he is finding the most innovative and underhanded ways in which to do this. He is praying on her family and friends, as well as finding out all he can about Lucca at the same time, he has done his research and done it well, however, when Lucca finds out about it, his only concern is Lexi and her safety, however, while they are on a trip to see her family, it all comes out and Lexi is told that he has been seen nearby, it is almost more than she can bear as it all comes rushing back to her.

On their fated trip, Lexi is feeling extremely unwell, but just blames it all on a stomach bug, but when she finally gets to her grandparents house and she settles into the visit, Lucca is still looking after her while getting to know the rest of her family, but when she is still ill a few days later, her mum suspects it isn’t a bug and insists that Lexi takes a pregnancy test, in the end she takes triple that and when the realisation hits that she is indeed pregnant with Lucca’s child, this puts even more pressure on the couple than before. One evening as they are spending time together, it is reported that Micheal has been seen near the house they are staying in and that despite all the security which is in place, they are not safe there, so Lucca makes the drastic decision to take himself, Lexi and her mum Grace back to Tuscany immediately, so the hurriedly pack a bag, say their goodbyes and hurtle to the private airstrip as fast as humanly possible. While on the plane, Grace takes her medication, Lucca drowns his worries and anxieties in whiskey while Lexi panics that it is going to be Tuscany all over again, so as she tries to talk to him and get him to open up, the only way he can is by her giving him over the control so that he can work out his frustration without resorting to drink. Lucca hates himself afterwards, however, he does finally open up and talk to Lexi about the situation.

When they get to the farmhouse, all they want to do is sleep, however, Lexi’s nightmares continue and her mother starts having episodes of her own brought on by the traumatic events of the night before, but Lucca is there to pick up the pieces as best he can and support both of the ladies in his life, while also running his business at the same time. As the stresses all pile up and the media get a whiff of the story, scandals are broken and the family’s haunted past is dredged up and brought back into the spotlight, this is too much for Lexi to cope with and she struggles with the stress and anxiety, but when Lucca starts to become distant and closed off, Lexi is even more worried about him. Neither of them want to hurt the other and by continuing the cycle of non-communication this is only doing them more harm, but when a new threat is unleashed and trusts are betrayed, Lexi and Lucca begin to wonder who is really on their side and it brings out the determined and strong willed woman in Lexi while pushing Lucca to breaking point while trying to protect her and their unborn baby.

Will they have any peace while Lexi copes with a difficult pregnancy, while having the eyes on the world focussed on her and Lucca, or will Lucca’s need to protect his family break the fragile bonds holding them together? Will they be able to fight the incoming storm together, or will it break them apart on the rocks of their pasts? This is another compelling installment in a darkly romantic series where love, lust, light and strength will all be tested as past and present combine to create a turn of events which will change perceptions and realities completely.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Luminoso (The Luminara Series, Book 4) by SJ Molloy – Review by Lizzie Chapman Gough

Luminoso (Luminara, #4)Luminoso by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This details the next chapter of Lucca and Lexi’s lives as they embark on the journey of parenthood whilst still dealing with their issues from the past. I did enjoy finding out what was next in their story and how they respond and adapt to the new challenges in their lives and how their relationships with each other and their families cope under these new pressures. My only criticisms of this series is that it’s very heavy emotional subjects and at times I would have to have a break and refocus myself. I also found the many deep and meaningful declarations of love quite repetitive at one point and they aren’t always needed for the story or the character development.

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