Review: NOCTE by Courtney Cole

November 2, 2014 Book Reviews 2

by Courtney Cole
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Release Date: November 3,2014


Save me and I’ll save you…

My name is Calla Price. I’m eighteen years old, and I’m one half of a whole.
My other half– my twin brother, my Finn– is crazy.

I love him. More than life, more than anything. And even though I’m terrified he’ll suck me down with him, no one can save him but me.

I’m doing all I can to stay afloat in a sea of insanity, but I’m drowning more and more each day. So I reach out for a lifeline.

Dare DuBray.

He’s my savior and my anti-Christ. His arms are where I feel safe, where I’m afraid, where I belong, where I’m lost. He will heal me, break me, love me and hate me.

He has the power to destroy me.

Maybe that’s ok. Because I can’t seem to save Finn and love Dare without everyone getting hurt.

Why? Because of a secret.

A secret I’m so busy trying to figure out, that I never see it coming.

You won’t either.


Nocte Forward letter


My Review ~ 5 Stars


I have been holding my review for NOCTE for weeks now. Yes – you heard correctly….WEEKS!! I just couldn’t bring myself to share my review yet. The fear that I might over-share on my review and spoil the plot for readers led me to hold on to my thoughts until the very last moments. All I can say is NOCTE is definitely unlike any book I have read in the Dark Romance category. It is full of emotions, story twists, and has an underlying secret that will leave you pulled into this story.

As a fan of Courtney’s writing, I was intrigued with the promise that NOCTE would be unlike any of her previous work. The anticipation was killing me. I couldn’t wait to have it on my reader. The hum of the plot was calling my name….the wait was torture.

Let me tell you….it was sooooo worth the wait. Each page will draw you deeper into the journey. It’s is raw….it’s emotional….and most of all its full of suspense. Then there is the SECRET. You will definitely think that you have it all figured out and wrapped up with a pretty little bow. The reality is that everything you think you know will be turned on its head…the truth will be the most unexpected revelation of all.

The journey begins with siblings Calla and Finn. The two have pretty much been inseparable during their lives. What makes their relationship unusual is the fact that Finn is mentally unstable. The closeness these siblings possess is the reason why Calla feels she is the only person that can pull Finn from the depths of his madness.

When Calla is faced with a heart breaking tragedy, she ignores the depths of her pain to focus on Finn’s well being. Something that is more crucial than she ever imagined. Discovering Finn’s journal will lead Calla to question what secrets are lying beneath the pages.

During one of Calla’s visits to the hospital, she meets Dare DuBray. The attraction is immediate and a feeling of comfort lingers in the air. As the two begin to spend more time together, Calla finds herself wanting to learn more about he elusive Dare. What she discovers is that Dare is holding onto secrets that leave her wanting to learn what he could be hiding. Yet with questions come answers…something that leaves Calla reeling.

NOCTE is a dark, twisted tale that will leave you anticipating the next story in this series. Expect the unexpected. Be prepared for the revelations surrounding the truth. Will you be ready?


About Courtney Cole

Courtney Cole grew up in rural Kansas and now lives with her husband and kids in Florida, where she writes beneath palm trees and is still in love with the idea of magic and happily-ever-after. She is the author of Saving Beck.

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