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Published by Self Published on September 25th 2015
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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.
BOOK REVIEW: 4,5 STARS
This book seduced me with the cover and then I was intrigued with the synopsis, but I never thought it was going to be a sob-read for me. I devoured it. I couldn’t think of anything else. It made me cry and laugh and then cry again. I talked to everyone about it, to my blogger partners, my coworkers, even to my mom. I told them all the details, the happy ones and the sad ones, because the story was so amazing.
This book is about redemption, forgiveness, second chances in life, family and love. This is a heartbreaking story of Tristan and Elizabeth. They both lost family members in tragic events and that left them both broken in imaginable ways. The difference between Elizabeth and Tristan was that she still had her daughter, Emma, but Tristan was all alone, or at least that’s how he chose to be. Their relationship started in a very twisted way, but then it became into something beautiful that, at the end, saved them both.
We were living in our own worlds of little memories, and even though we were both separate, somehow we managed to feel for one another. Lonely often recognized lonely. And today, for the first time, I began to see the man behind the beard.
There were so many sad things that made me cry, but everytime I read about the feathers, I started sobbing uncontrollably. What happened to Tristan during the Days Until Goodbye, was the saddest thing I’ve ever read. Little girl Emma was the best for her mother and also for Tristan.
Emma started picking up the feathers and smiled. “Picture?” she asked. I hurried inside to get Steven’s old Polaroid camera to take the usual picture of Emma holding the feather for her ‘Daddy and Me’ box. When I came back, Emma was sitting on the porch with her bright smile and dozens of feathers surrounding her.
“Okay, say cheese!”
“Cheeeeeseeee!” she screamed.
The picture printed out, and Emma ran inside to add it to her collection.
There were also so many things that made my heart squeeze of love, for example the first time Tristan told Elizabeth he loved her, or the little post-its they sent to each other. Those moments were so beautiful, not to mention the last chapter and the epilogue – No spoilers, no worries – those were so beautiful.
You know that place in between nightmares and dreams? The place where tomorrows never come and yesterdays don’t hurt anymore? The place where your heart beats in sync with mine? The place where time doesn’t exist, and it’s easy to breathe? I want to live there with you. –TC
Sadly, as much as I wanted to give 5 stars to this book, because the storyline was so beautiful, and the characters were wonderful, there were some things I didn’t like: The author overused the word “smirk”, there were some descriptions that were unintelligible and there are a few parts that didn’t make much sense with the flow of the story. But overall, it was a gorgeous story with beautiful HEA! And I say this not because I want to spoil you the story, but because you deserve to know that your heart will survive after finishing this book.
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