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Reviewed by Stephanie Chapman for Readers' Favorite
K.L. Cottrell's Sunlight Girl is a romance novel filled with suspense. Spencer Frost always thought he was a good boyfriend and that he would spend the rest of his life with Loren. When he finds her dead Spencer hates the world. He finds an outlet for his pent-up rage by running daily. After moving to Arkansas, he does his best to avoid making friends at school. Then he literally runs into Emerson King. Emerson is the only female that is always pleasant, despite nobody reciprocating. When Spencer sees Emerson carrying her groceries through a thunderstorm, he offers her a ride home and discovers she is his neighbor. Spencer becomes entranced with Emerson, only to learn that she has a secret nobody knows about.
I couldn't put Sunlight Girl down. K.L. Cottrell's descriptive writing drew me into the story. Told from Spencer's point of view, the inner turmoil and raw emotions he felt made me connect with him. I found Emerson's volunteer work intriguing and her eagerness to just make Spencer happy to be clues for her loneliness. The suspense element of this story is extremely strong, as I couldn't predict anything. Spencer's hurt from Loren's death is completely understandable since he had no closure. This book deserves a 5-star rating with its seamless timeline, well-developed characters, and realistic portrayal of events. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a sweet romance that evolves slowly. There is only one explicit scene that is described more from the emotional view of two adults. The profanity and mild violence would make this better suited for mature readers.