Autry’s Review – Where the Night Ends by Melissa Toppen

When the Night Ends, is a beautifully written coming of age story that had me reading into the early morning hours! Tess and Sebastian…so many emotions, readers cannot help wanting to see them together! ~ Autry, Guilty Pleasures  
Where the Night Ends
It only takes one night—one moment, one small snippet of time—to change everything. At sixteen-years-old, Sebastian Baxter taught me that. He taught me a lot of things.
He never had to work for my heart. In some unexplainable way I think it had always belonged to him anyway.
We spent years loving each other, hurting each other, trying to forget each other, but no matter how hard I tried, I could never erase the memory of him. His eyes, his smile, his touch—these are all things that are embedded in my brain, tattooed on my skin, and etched into my heart.
Some might think our love story is over, but deep down I know it’s only just beginning.
Because it’s not about where the night begins, it’s about where it ends…
Where the Night Ends is a standalone, coming of age, romance. 

Where the Night Ends was is hard on a persons’ emotions! The couple Sebastian and Tessa fought for their relationship only to sabotage it themselves, before finding their way back, years later. Sebastian is your typical high school jock, who reputation is legendary, being drawn into a web of curiosity about the overachieving, quiet Tessa. The tension between the two is so tight; when it finally explodes everyone is affected by it. Becoming the couple that everyone watches comes with its costs. To watch how they navigate very choppy waters of high school social order had me pulling for them more and more.

When Tess and Sebastian first met, it was set up to lead the reader into the depths of a dark and violent way, just hold on! Ms. Toppen pulled the rug out from under readers and made Sebastian instantly a likable, lovable character. Tess, even a little unsure of herself at times, I found to be a likable character from the start. The secondary characters; Courtney, Ant, and Bree, could not have been better written. I want more and more from the entire cast of Where the Night Ends! All of the characters provoke emotions in readers; anger, despair, sadness, hope, and love. The plot is a smooth plot with a couple of twist, I do wish there was a bit more on Tess and Sebastian as they enter adulthood; while they are apart and as they welcome each other back into their lives. This was my first novel written by Melissa Toppen and won’t be my last! I highly recommend Where the Night Ends for readers who enjoy a little angst with their romance!

**There is an incident of physical abuse between secondary characters in the novel; it is written with respect and as much tactfulness as possible when addressing these issues. Please keep this in mind when considering purchasing, it is a brief incident, however it’s still clearly abuse and could be a trigger for some. **

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Melissa Toppen is a Reader’s Choice Award Winning and Bestselling Romance Author of New Adult, Contemporary, Erotic and Romantic Suspense. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.
Melissa was born and raised in a small town in Ohio and now resides in Cincinnati with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.

In addition to spending time with family and friends, Melissa loves going to concerts and is obsessed with the T.V. shows Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time and Outlander.

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