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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte
G&J: ✯✯✯✯ Stars
‘Minutes, hours and days disappear. I’m alive, but I’m not really living. It’s what I deserve. I don’t deserve to feel…’
So from one tearjerker to another we leapt right onto another ride of ‘tear our hearts out and stamp on them’ as we lived a tragic journey with Nikki and Zack. One of heart ache, grief and devastating revelations. We fell in love with both of them; their hearts genuine and broken looking to mend and heal though love and hope.
You live a life the best you can and the life you lead you take the best from. Well, what happens when the rug is pulled from beneath your feet and you learn of secrets that highly impacts on who you thought you were and who you may now be? Does it change who you truly are?
‘Love needs no words. You had me before you even spoke.’
Poor Nikki; she didn’t grow up under the best conditions, living in a trailer park with a sick Mum and a life that took her all over the place. She grew up running and never stopped until the day she loses her Mum and learns of an aunt and a twin sister. Nikki has no one then suddenly there’s hope of a connection and of family. Nothing’s ever easy though and her journey brings her so many discoveries both heart-breaking and hopeful. Nikki finds love. Nikki finds a place to belong. Nothing comes without a price though and Nikki bless her, really goes through the ringer in order to find what she truly deserves for who she truly is. A beautiful young woman with a huge heart.
‘I wish he had remained silent. Never let me hear his voice. Never let me in. Only to push me out.’
As for Zack; we fell in love with his character. He lost his heart and childhood in one night and lives with guilt and what if’s. Better the devil you know despite how things may change over years. The head may argue but the heart still loves what it knows. He was a beautiful character who wore his heart on his sleeve. Sometimes pure romance is not what you say but how you say it.
“Everything is better with you. I’m better with you.”
We loved this story though have to say we guessed the twist and saw it coming a mile off. However, this didn’t spoil our reading experience too much as we cried, felt so incredibly emotional and wanted to wrap Nikki and Zack in our arms. We highly recommend this story especially for readers who like to truly FEEL!
**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the author with thanks**
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