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Review + Excerpt: The First Touch of Sunlight by Len Webster


Step out of the shadows and into the sunlight!

Originally released in December, 2016, The First Touch of Sunlight by Len Webster is now ON SALE for the very first time!

Enjoy 25 days of sunlight on your favorite platform!


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My Review

4.5 stars!

The First Touch of Sunlight was such a sweet, pleasant surprise. A story that had my emotions peaked and my heart racing from the start. Twists that kept my attention, and had my weakness: angst involving two broken, lonely characters.

“Meredith, I will never understand why you would want to be around me. Breathe the same air as me. Or live the same seconds I live. I am inferior to your supremacy.” 

Sam’s inner thoughts and monologue like that, had my heart breaking. Someone I could relate to on a level of not feeling “good enough” for another. Thinking they could “do better.” It’s a feeling that’s hard to overcome. Although frustrating at times, he was still my favorite part of this story.

“Do you believe in true love?”
“I believe in you,” he answered without hesitation. Her eyes widened. “Is that equivalent?”
“No, it’s more, Meredith. So much more.”

I could go on about this book, but I think the subject matter and story overall should be one that’s experienced. An emotional ride I truly enjoyed. I fell so hard for Meredith and Samuel. You could feel the need these two had at wanting to be together. Len’s writing is beautiful, and how she was able to convey that feeling is what held me captive to this book.



“Meredith,” he breathed after he broke their kiss.

Sam slowly opened his eyes to see hers still closed, as if she were memorising every second of it. He took this opportunity to stare at her beauty. The way her lips curved into a blissful smile. The way the rain had soaked the baby hair on her hairline. The way her eyelids fluttered as drops of rain landed on her lashes. Everything about her was beautiful. Everything about her was sweet.

And everything about Meredith Driessen was meant to be for someone else.

“Yes?” she asked in a soft voice as her fingers squeezed his arm.

“Can I take you home yet?” The gentle nod she made was one he loved. “Thank you,”
he whispered then placed a chaste kiss on her lips. Sam held her hand and led her towards his Jeep.

The booming in his chest was proof that only Meredith made him feel such things. Not even Beth had. It only made Sam wince. He had treated Meredith poorly. But he had his
reasons. It was because of this. The Meredith Effect. Now that he had it, he was scared to be without her lips or the sight of her.

Suddenly, Sam felt his arm being pulled.

“Wait,” she demanded.

“What’s wrong?”

Meredith raised her umbrella higher, to protect her from the rain. “You can’t just kiss me like that and then expect me to forget that I’m dispensable to you. You ignored me for two weeks, Sam.”

He tugged on her hand and brought her to his chest. The thump of their bodies colliding was welcomed and savoured. And once Meredith’s free hand was firmly on his chest, he wrapped his arms protectively around her back. He peeked down at her questioning blue eyes. “I know. I’m really sorry. My life isn’t what I had expected it to be like. I … I
never thought you’d even look my way, Meredith. I’ve wanted to be yours since I was
thirteen,” he revealed.

Her brows met as she pursed her lips at him. “Then what took you so long?”

“I’ll never be good enough for you. Not then and certainly not now.” The realisation
caused a tight squeeze of his heart.

She gave him a sincere smile before she let the umbrella cover them both. “Don’t—”

His lips found her forehead, stopping her from continuing, terrified of what would roll off her tongue. “I want to make sure you love someone worth your time, Meredith.”

“Sam,” she breathed. “You’re worth all the time in the world. Every second, of every
minute, of every day in a year.”

“Why me?” he asked unbelievably.

“Why not you?”

“Because I’m no one special.”

Meredith grasped his shirt between her fingers. “That’s why. You have no idea how special you are.”

kiss in the moonlight. Raster

About Len

Len Webster is a romance-loving Melburnian with dreams of finding her version of ‘The One.’ But until that moment happens, she writes. Having just graduated with her BBusCom from Monash University, Len is now busy writing her next romance about how a boy met a girl, and how they fell completely and hopelessly in love.

She is also not a certified explorer, but she’s working on it.


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