Title: When Constellations Form
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Series: Light in the Dark #4
Release Date: March 31, 2017
First came marriage…
Then came love…
Now comes baby in a baby carriage.
So, at least we did one thing in order, right?
It’s been three years since Xander and Thea’s impromptu Vegas wedding. Since then, they’ve dealt with family drama, his grueling NFL schedule, and her college classes. Now that Thea’s graduated from college, it’s finally time for them to move out and start their life together.
Things couldn’t be any more perfect.
And then a curveball is thrown their way.
Midnight feedings and a screaming infant wasn’t a part of Thea’s five-year plan, but, suddenly, it’s very much her soon-to-be reality. Xander is thrilled at the prospect of parenthood while Thea can’t wrap her head around it.
But, ready or not, here comes baby.
Micalea Smeltzer serves up the next installment in Xander and Thea’s story with When Constellations Form. This sassy, sweet and totally addictive read is the perfect ending for this inimitable couple. Micalea Smeltzer had me falling in love with Xander and Thea all over again, and as much as I wanted to devour this novel, I also never wanted it to end. Xander and Thea’s chemistry is as potent as ever, sizzling from the pages and keeping me grinning from start to finish. I absolutely adored seeing them settled into their happily ever after and ready to take on the next chapter in their lives, however unexpected it may have been. This couple’s connection is rock solid and together they take on life with the full weight of their adorably quirky personalities and all of their signature zeal. With graduation, a new house and pregnancy hormones running rampant, When Constellations Form is one seriously entertaining read.
“I’ve never met anyone that’s more my equal than you.”
I didn’t think it was possible to fall any harder for this phenomenal couple but Micalea Smeltzer quickly proved me wrong. Xander and Thea were as charming as ever, but with the challenge of impending parenthood before them, readers got to discover entirely new sides to both characters. Xander’s excitement at the prospect of becoming a father and his devotion to Thea and determination to help her see what an incredible mom she would be just about slayed me. He had me swooning with his sensitivity, thoughtfulness, and numerous displays of unconditional love. With this novel Xander effortlessly climbed the ranks of my favorite book boyfriends, leaving me utterly obsessed with his one-of-a-kind brand of perfection.
“Thea’s crazy, on a good day—but pregnant, she’s certifiable.”
While so much of this novel captured the typical, crazy Thea I had come to adore, Micalea Smeltzer further developed this character, giving her a depth that was both surprising and completely satisfying. The self-doubt she exhibited captured my heart. Her insecurities towards becoming a mother were genuine and relatable. I felt for her and understood her hesitancy based around her own childhood experiences. However, it was Thea’s resolve to give her child everything she never had that really stuck with me. This fierce and serious side to Thea absolutely blew me away and in the end, left me totally smitten with this lovable heroine.
“Sometimes I love you doesn’t feel big enough to encompass what I feel for her. She’s everything to me. The sun and the moon and the stars. She’s it all.”
When Constellations Form is not only the ideal next chapter for Thea and Xander, but it was the kind of sequel that leaves your heart overflowing with emotion. I loved every moment of their journey in this novel, laughing my way through Thea’s pregnancy and shedding a few tears as they grew into amazing parents. To make matters even sweeter, we get plenty more of Rae, Cade, Nova and Jace too. By the time all was said and done, I was bursting with the love I have for this fictional little family. When Constellations Form was smart, hilarious, incredibly heartfelt and uniquely Xander and Thea. Micalea Smeltzer is unquestionably at her best with this novel, delivering the final piece of this couple’s unforgettable journey with plenty of raw emotion, sparkling wit, and delightful banter. When Constellations Form is a fantastic addition to the Light in the Dark series and the perfect conclusion to Xander and Thea’s beautifully unique story.
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Don’t miss the rest of the Light in the Dark series:
Rae of Sunshine (Light in the Dark #1)
When Stars Collide (Light in the Dark #2)
Dark Hearts (Light in the Dark #3)
Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.