Sunny Shelly’s Review: The First Lights, by Christy Pastore

Release Date: September 26, 2018

Cover Design: Hart & Bailey Design Co.





One minute we were a family of four—then, in the blink of an eye, half of my world was gone. 

Nearly two years after I received the phone call that changed my life forever, we’re living in a new town and facing new opportunities.

All I want is to be a strong parent for my son and build a good life. I’m still fighting to figure out how to be okay. Falling for someone? Not in the cards for me. I had my happily ever after.

Until he appears. 

One look from the ex-NFL player turned high school football coach brings my soul to life. But the man tests my patience with his arrogance. He knows how to manage his players and his students, but he needs a major ego adjustment.

Every night when my eyes close, I tell myself there’s no way I’ll fall for Wyatt Hamilton, I can’t . . . he’s my son’s new coach.


She’s the last thing that I expected. But I’m drawn to her.

When she stepped onto my field with her long sexy legs, arms covered in tiny geometric tattoos, dark hair and her perfect kissable lips—she stoked a fire inside me. I never dreamed that I’d feel that spark again.

Hannah Richman understands my anguish and emotional turmoil, because she’s been through the same hell.

Wanting her is taboo—forbidden. She’s the mother of one of my students.

No matter how much I crave her . . . there’s no way I can have her, it would be inappropriate.

We’re about to redefine that word.

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Out of the ashes of unimaginable tragedy, two widows, Hannah and Wyatt, not only find love again, but learn how to live — not just exist — again.

Wyatt was an NFL Star on the cusp of a super bowl win when he lost his wife and daughter. Four years later, he’s teaching high school history and coaching varsity football in a small mountain town when, for the first time since his wife dies, his heart skips a beat for sexy, sassy single mom Hannah, whose son is one of his students.

I really liked how their forbidden relationship was handled. Not so much that it was forbidden as it was frowned upon. The way Hannah and Wyatt are exposed brilliantly keeps on trend with today’s social media usage. There aren’t games played between these older characters, which I appreciated. And Christy Pastore really plays well Hannah’s conflict in whether or not it is too soon to be dating again, less than two years after losing her husband and Luke’s twin brother, as well as how dating Wyatt would affect her teenage son.

The First Lights was a remarkable story of moving on and moving forward in the wake is tragedy, complete with a HEA that left a smile on my face. I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.


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About the Author


Christy Pastore is a bestselling author of Romantic Comedy and Literary Humor romance reads. She writes sexy, contemporary romance books that contain bold heroines and swoony gentleman with a naughty side. Writing has always been a part of Christy’s life. Her first writing gig was for a celebrity entertainment website. Later she went on to create her own blogazine and media company combining her love of writing with fashion and marketing.

When’s she not writing flirty and dirty books you’ll find Christy browsing the internet for the latest celebrity gossip, obsessively watching Instagram stories, binge watching her favorite shows or daydreaming.

She appreciates a good vodka soda with a twist of lime or a nice glass of wine. She’ll never turn down chips and salsa, margherita pizza or Mexican food. And yes, you can always ask her for advice on fashion and style trends.

Christy lives in central Indiana with her husband, their lovable English springer spaniel, Bailey, and their super cool ginger cat, Boomer.

She believes books, especially love stories are an escape from the real world.

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