His world was water and rhythm. Hard work and drive kept Royal O’Connell one step ahead of his competition. His spot on the swim team, keeping his scholarship, was the only plan that mattered.
His world was ebony and ivory. Natural talent and ambition set Camden Morgan apart from the other music majors. His dedication scored him a full ride.
Normally, their paths would have never crossed…but when Royal meets his best friend’s new roommate, his big plan and Camden’s controlled environment faces a variable that could destroy it all: attraction.
The world they live in had no room for error. That undeniable pull between them was dangerous, and neither one of them could’ve prepared for the choice they’d have to make.
Love isn’t always an easy road, and when everything they’ve worked for is on the line, they’ll have to decide if being together is worth the risk.
Rating: Narration: B/A-; Content: B-
Even though Him, Us and The Understatement of the Year are all on my favourites shelf, romances featuring college-age protagonists aren’t ones I normally pick up. But in the case of Let There Be Light by new-to-me author A.M. Johnson, the draw was twofold – 1.) Teddy Hamilton and 2.) as a classically trained musician myself, I’m interested in stories featuring characters who are musicians. Let There Be Light features two scholarship students – one a champion swimmer, the other a virtuoso pianist – in a charming coming-of-age/coming-out story.
It’s a very low-drama tale that relies more on internal conflicts and issues to drive it forward, and I admit that had I read it, I may have decided it was too slow-moving and not for me. Fortunately, the excellent narration by Teddy Hamilton and new-to-me narrator Aaron Shedlock kept me engaged, although I can’t deny that things dragged a little around the middle and early in the second half.
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