on September 25, 2015
Genres: Love & Romance
I was warned about Tristan Cole.
“Stay away from him,” people said.
It’s easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster.
But I couldn’t do that. I had to accept the wreckage that lived inside of him because it also lived inside of me.
We were both empty.
We were both looking for something else. Something more.
We both wanted to put together the shattered pieces of our yesterdays.
Then perhaps we could finally remember how to breathe
I think the mascara stains on my shirt and cheeks will pretty much sum up how I feel about this book. An absolute masterpiece. Stunningly beautiful. Hauntingly perfect. That is how I feel about this book.
Elizabeth and her daughter Emma return home after some time away to mourn. When they stroll into town, they are met with a new neighbor, Tristan Cole who is apparently the biggest jerk and quite possibly a murder per the neighborhood gossip mill. Just like Elizabeth, Tristan is also mourning the loss of his past.
“He and I together were a terrible idea. We were both unstable, we were both shattered, and there was no getting around it. He was thunder, I was lightening, and we were seconds away from creating the perfect storm.”
Elizabeth and Tristan find themselves mourning their losses with each other while also helping each other move forward. Eventually their sorrows turn into more than just helping each other through the hard times.
“If I kiss you, we can’t go back. If I kiss you…I’ll never want to stop.”
The story develops into a deep, heart-wrenching love story about two people finding love in the midst of heartache and moving past it. Together. Ms. Cherry did an impeccable job writing a story about two people so broken by their losses yet they were able to find each other. It wasn’t an insta-love story, their road to love was organic yet so believable.
One of my favorite parts of the book was the relationship that developed between Emma and Tristan or in their words, Tick and Tock. It will definitely pull at your heartstrings-trust me.
“As long as air moves in and out of my lungs, as long as I breathe, I will fight for you. I will fight for us.”
There is a lot of other details that are weaved into the story that make it that much better, intense, and a book I did not want to put down.
I know without a doubt that this will be one of my favorite books of all time. I implore you to one-click this book.