Under the Lights (Bright Lights Duet, #1) by Tia Louise

Under the Lights (Bright Lights Duet, #1)

From USA TODAY bestselling author Tia Louise comes a sexy new tale of love, loss, and survival in sultry New Orleans...UNDER THE LIGHTS Heroes don't last long around here... Fall in love with the sexiest girl in New Orleans? Check. Prepare to die for her? Double-check. Larissa is the most beautiful woman I've ever seen.She's the rising star of the Pussycat Angels, the hottest burlesque show in the French Quarter.I'll never forget the first ...

Details Under the Lights (Bright Lights Duet, #1)

TitleUnder the Lights (Bright Lights Duet, #1)
Release DateJan 8th, 2018
PublisherTLM Productions LLC
GenreRomance, Dark, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Under the Lights (Bright Lights Duet, #1)

  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    Under the Lights is book one in the Bright Lights Duet by Tia Louise. This book is like nothing I’ve ever read before. It grabbed me on the first page and I couldn’t look away until the end. And that ending…!!! What kind of torture was that?Mark Fitzhugh came to New Orleans because he had nowhere else to go. When circumstances once again leave him out on the street, he is taken in by a man who gets him a job on a set crew for a burlesque sh...
  • Christy
    4 stars! “Heroes don’t last long around here.” Under the Lights is the first book in Tia Louise’s sexy and suspenseful ‘Bright Lights’ duet. It took me a bit to really get into the story, but once I did, I was hooked! I’m glad the second book comes out soon, because I need to know whats to become of Mark and Lara… Larissa, or Lara for short, works at an up and coming burlesque show in the french quarter of NOLA. When Mark first...
  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
    Well HALLELUJAH. I guess it is true what they say about the third time being the charm. After my first two books of 2018 were less than stellar, I had my fingers crossed that this one would be a hit. And I enjoyed this one a lot. Was it perfect? No. It was a bit too long, and the middle section dragged for me but overall it was a fabulous read, and I can't wait to see what the author has in store for us in the conclusion.So deets...I found this o...
  •  KAT ⚛ Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books ⚛
    UNDER THE LIGHTS: A new contemporary romance novel by author Tia Louise. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ This is set in the French Quarter in New Orleans surrounding the “Pussycat Angels” a Burlesque theatre a strip club that's a front for the underhanded world of sex trafficking.In this we meet twenty one year old Mark and twenty year old Lara but in the book they do appear a lot older which I was glad about.Lara’s dream was to become a...
  • Sabrina
    NOW LIVE!Amazon US * Amazon UKUnder The Lights takes us to the dark side of a New Orleans Burlesque club, where what you see on stage is not always what it seems. Lara and Mark meet at the club, she a dancer and he a stage hand. Their connection is instant but Lara can't take the risk of being with him when her focus is on getting herself and her sister to a safer place than the club, and the only way to do that is with someone much richer than M...
  • Tia Louise
    ★ Get it Today!Amazon US: http://smarturl.it/UTLaAmazon UK/CA/AU: http://smarturl.it/UTLAiPaperback: http://smarturl.it/UTLAp*FREE in Kindle unlimited!Growing up in south Louisiana, New Orleans was a place where magic could happen... BAD things could happen... Basically anything could happen.Mysterious, magical, beautiful, dangerous...UNDER THE LIGHTS is set in a strip club that's a front for sex trafficking. A boy and a girl dare to fall in lo...
  • Chris Carroll
    Oh yeah. A cliffhanger and a violent sad ending. * triggers involved!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~There are some authors that have the secret to a fabulous story nailed down and Tia Louise is one of them. Always exciting with detailed elements that beg you to keep reading late into the night.This new release is chalk full of pain, emotion, love, violence, tragedy, and heartbreak. So why read it? Because inbetween the lines there is a light ...
  • Olga therebelreader
    A sexy and romantic read with a bit of an edge. I enjoyed the story for what it was, and Mark was a great alpha male. The end was satisfying.In short:Hero 4/5 | Heroine 4/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 4/5 | Writing Style 3/5 | Steam4/5 | Romance 4/5 | Angst-Suspense 3/5 | Darkness 0/5 | Humor 0/5 | Secondary Characters 3/5 | Drama-Conflict 3/5 | Mystery 0/5 | Twists 3/5 | Pacing Steady | Action 3/5ARC kindly peovided in exchange for an honest rev...
  • Ilsa Madden-Mills
    FIVE SIZZLING STARS!Tia Louise is the absolute best at creating a world with unforgettable characters that practically leap off the page. I love everything she writes, but Under the Lights is at the top. I flew through the pages with my heart pounding! It has all the elements that I look for in an intense read: Emotional, suspenseful, and SEXY as heck. I'm biting my nails waiting for the next one!!!!
  • Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
    ***AVAILABLE NOW - FULL REVIEW ***5 *+#~*#^% CROWNS Well, what do I do now? You know what I want to do? I want to pick my chin up off the floor, pick up the pieces of my shattered heart, and mail them to Tia Louise. She can put them in her jar of broken hearts, because I’m sure she has caused a lot of heartbreak with this suspense-filled, edge-of-your-seat romance. It is difficult to talk about the characters, because, honestly, we don’t get ...
  • Carol
    Under The Lights DuetThis story is so intense, full of drama, realistic in it's detail of telling how one girls attempt to try to save another, keeps them held in a place, that is controlled by another. Lara has a friend who tries watching out for her, keeping her somewhat safe, but he can only do so much. Mark moving to New Orleans, gets a job at this theatre, only to be smitten with Lara, wants to save her from there. As you get further into th...
  • Shayna
    “I want you to be mine.” OMG! Tia Louise is BACK with the first part of her new BRIGHT LIGHTS Duet - UNDER THE LIGHTS! I’m so damn giddy, I can hardly contain myself! It hasn’t even been that long, but I missed this author’s writing so MUCH! She always brings me to my happy place, and this time around, she throws some heavy angst into the mix to keep me on my toes! Sexy, enticing, suspenseful, and angsty, Tia Louise brings quite the HE...
  • Cindy
    Under The Lights is a highly intense read... Full of emotions, suspenseful, yet SEXY as sin!!I found the whole story very intriguing, wrapped in a shroud of darkness.Lara is a young woman who has no one except this young girl she is helping to take care of. Working in a burlesque show. Then she meets Mark.Mark comes to the burlesque after his uncles death. His dream is to one day be a police officer. I ADORED his character!!! Under The Lights was...
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    I was immediately drawn into this world and found the book difficult to put down. That being said I found a lot of unanswered storylines but since this is a duet with a cliffhanger ending, I'm hoping the author will fill in the blanks. The author brought to life the characters and the world in which they lived. Mark and Lara lived surrounded by a dark side. They found a few rays of hope but it was a struggle to survive. It was easy to see why the...
  • April Symes
    UNDER THE LIGHTS is a book that is full of all these words: Mysterious, Dangerous, Intriguing , Magical, Beautiful and Dark. It is a book that is full of twists and turns. Tia Louise is the absolute best at writing a story that is full of heartbreak, angst, suspense and romance. This book kept me hooked from start to finish and it ended on one heck of a cliffhanger. UNDER THE LIGHTS introduces us to the beginning passion and chemistry of Larissa ...
  • Kathy Coopmans
    Have you EVER read a book that totally consumes you? Under the Light by Tia Louise is one of those books for me. I feel compelled to say it wasn't what I expected at all. it was more. A mixture of Tia's humor with a dark side of pure genius.Danger, intriguing and a plot full of a twisty road.I love it so, so much. One of my favorites by her.If this author isn't an automatic one-click for you, then she should be.Mark and Lara are about to take you...
  • Michelle
    Wow!!! What I book! This book is brilliant. I read it in one sitting which is really good for me. I couldn't put it down. The story has my gripped from page one. This story is a lil different to what this author as done before. But I have to say I m really liked it. I luvd the New Orleans vibe in it. Mark is a great character but I actually think that I like Lara the heroine more. Both characters have been through a hard time but Lara is living ...
  • Timitra
    Under The Lights didn't work for me at all. I didn't like the hero's description of the heroine in the opening pages and his assumptions about her after barely spending anytime with her. I also didn't feel that connection between them I didn't see why they were drawn to each other, it felt very contrived to me just as much of the book felt. I really hope to love these two and feel their connection in the next book.ARC provided by author in exchan...
  • M.Michelle.M
    Five! Yes Five sizzling hot stars! Under The Lights is hands down amazing! Suspenseful,dangerous, steamy and panty melting hot are just a few of the words I can use to describe this masterpiece!I don’t know if I’ll survive until Under The Stars!Wonder if the author takes bribes?! #TeamMark
  • Beneath The Covers Blog
    Thrilling and emotionally-charged, Under the Lights is book one in the suspenseful Bright Lights Duet.Under the Lights takes you on the daunting and courageous journey of a young woman fighting for not only herself, but for another helpless girl, to overcome and escape a world filled with danger, exploitation, and peril. But as time ticks by, her hopes of freedom begin to diminish. But even in the darkest of times, a light can be found. And her l...
  • Helene Book Hoarder
    I’ve read most books by Tia Louise. After each one I say, this is my new Tia Fave... But “Under The Lights” is really my new favorite! It is so different from anything I’ve read of hers and I’ve read everything she’s released the last 3 years except one! I think whether you like Dark, Rom-Com, Mobster/Sinister or Young Romance, you will love this story. I literally felt like I was sitting on the edge of my seat throughout. You couldn...
  • Shabby BookBistroBlog
    Welcome to our world , only fools make wishes here ! It's Garish, it's scandalous, it's sexy ....cause it's Burlesque !!!💃The setting is the French Quarter in New Orleans.A theatre -" Pussycat Angels" The girls -Larissa & Molly, with Evie, Tanya, Rosa . Their pianist -Roland and asshole of an owner GavinWhat sets this theatre apart is not what is ON the stage, but more so BEHIND the stage and nefariously, what is UNDER the stage. Hence the tit...
  • Kathleen R.
    From all of Tia Louise's novels, Under The Lights has to be the most surprising. It's nothing like any of her previous books and she adds so many new elements to her characters that they remind me of those from Moulin Rouge, and i absolutely LOVE that movie! There characters in this story are nothing like any i've met from this author - they are fearless, independent, strong and full of surprises that i couldn't look away. I wanted to know who th...
  • Teresa Lara
    Lara and Marks crazy amazing beautiful broken love story grabbed my heart.i need book 2 now plz.
  • Sara Koelsch
    I am a MAJOR, HUMONGO fan of Tia Louise! After the Dirty Dealers books I have gobbled up every little tasty morsel of writing that Louise gives us. Her writing is so fluid, so descriptive. It’s a real gift for a writer to be able to transport you into their books but that is exactly what Louise does. I’ve now been to a made up country and, finally, to New Orleans! Woot! It ever I was to travel to New Orleans I’d definitely want to end up, a...
  • Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
    4.5 starsI loved the last book I read from Tia Louise and after reading this one, she has been cemented as a must-read author for me. In Under the Lights we get a powerful story with so many emotions. My heart broke, but I could not put the book down! This book was full of so much angst, my kryptonite!Lara and Mark were amazing characters. I loved them hard! Neither has had an easy life. Even so, Mark was trying to change things for himself. He w...
  • Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
    I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of the book.New Orleans is practically a third main character in the book and I sort of love that. There were several parts of the book where I felt like I was walking the streets of NOLA myself and it was a wonderful experience. The plot itself is interesting and the characters were likable but I felt like I didn't truly get to know them beyond the surface, which made it really difficult to attach to...
  • Ana Rita
    I've had my fair share of amazing authors and when we find one we truly appreciate we tend to follow their paths seeking new books and when we have it... Oh boy... When we have them it's like a Christmas morning. I've only had the chance to read one book from this author but it was enough. Enough for me to know that I wanted more. Tia Louise is that author and just thinking about reading another book from her left me anxious. Her writing is inten...
  • Cheryl Whitty
    Reviewed on behalf of http://bookaddict.live,We meet Mark a nice young man who wants to go to the Police Academy but has to work to save some money to pay for the course and to live while training.Mark is lucky and gets a casual job at a Burlesques Theatre helping with the equipment.While on the job he meets Lara a young girl who is the Pussycat Angels Star who is also blessed with an incredible voice. He is smitten and his mission is to keep L...
  • Tania's Book Blog
    Is it January 22nd yet?!? I need the conclusion like yesterday!!!! What a way to start a series and not what I was expecting but much more than what I expected.Mark and Lara meet at a time when they are both trying to make their lives better. They weren’t looking for each other or love but it just happened. She always dreamt of being a star and she had the opportunity while being a rising one in the burlesque show in New Orleans. He always drea...