Heart of Light by TK Leigh is a heart-wrenching journey that you must take. From a romantic love story of beginning to trust again to the dark, underground world of human trafficking, Leigh takes the reader on quite an emotional rollercoaster. Heart of Light is Dr. Cameron Bowden’s who was introduced in Leigh’s Beautiful Mess series, story. It is important to mention that Heart of Light is a stand-alone and can definitely be read as a standalone. (although alpha-hottie Alexander Burnham makes an appearance in Heart of Light to led Cam a hand)
Cam has been in a mood since he gave up Olivia so that she could be with the man she was destine to be with. His funk has bled into all facets of his life; his practice, his time with his friends, and his love life. Everyone close to Cam had noticed it including Cam.
Jolene Bergio lost her parents a long time ago. She was left in care of an evil man that sells her body to the highest-bidder on a nightly basis as a part of a high-end human trafficking ring; if that isn’t enough, she is also his special “Jo Jo Bear”. Jolene has accepted her life but an opportunity arises for her to escape. Trying to get as far away from the monster that holds her captive she ends up in Florida renting the beach house that Cam has been unable to sell, holding it as a shrine to his lost love Olivia.
Cameron finally gets his head out of his ass, opening his heart to Jolene. Jolene begins to trust Cameron and their relationship grows but a former client of Jolene’s finds her and threatens to return her to her captor.
Heart of Light isn’t your typical, cookie-cutter romance book. The subject matter is dark and something many of us don’t want to think about but Leigh tactfully tells the story of a woman that is forced into selling her body by someone she thought her father trusted. Leigh brings this social issue full-circle from dealing with Jolene, the victim, to the people that love her and must work to build a healthy relationship with her. Leigh’s story is phenomenal as well as poignant story of love and healing. It is truly about filling your heart of the light and love of others from “almost kisses” to “peaches”.