I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way.Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I was died with him. Colton didn't teach me how to live. He didn't heal the pain. He didn't make it okay. He taught me how to hurt, how to not be okay, and, eventually, how to let go.
I’ve read a lot of reviews about this book. Everyone insisted that it was super emotional. When I read the synopsis, I was well aware that a certain event would take place. I thought I know it’s coming, so I can’t be so emotional over something that is expected. Boy, what I WRONG! I bawled my eyes out. I continued to cry through a lot of the book. I just could not get over it. Here I am expecting something to happen, then I fall completely in love with Kyle, then BOOM. It happens. It tore me to pieces.
“…And now we’re learning how to fall in love together. I don’t care what anyone else says. I love you. I’ll always love you, no matter what happens with us in the future. I love you now and forever.”
In my mind, I was like, how am I and Nell (leading female character in this story) going to get passed this? What could the rest of this book be about? Then entered Colton Calloway. Holy crap.
Colton and Nell try to resist each other. They are both lost and broken souls, and somewhat guilty over the fact that Nell dated Colton’s younger brother, Kyle. However, they begin to see that fate has its reasons for everything happening and that they truly need each other to heal. Both are battling demons beyond the past life that they share.
“…I’m falling into you. You’re an ocean, and I’m falling in, drowning in the depths of who you are….you are the most amazing thing I have ever experienced”
Holy freakin’ swooooon!!!! The three words ‘I love you’ don’t live up to ‘I’m falling into you’. It makes the word ‘love’ seem so small.
Colton showed Nell how to forgive herself, how to let go, how to feel pain, and how to deal with it. Nell showed Colton that he is worthy of love. That he is the most beautiful person inside that she has ever met.
This was not the average love story. It’s messy and painful, but I loved it! I love that music was such a huge theme throughout the book. It allowed you to connect to the characters and understand the reasons behind their emotions. A lot of the time, the music spoke for them. You understood them at a deeper level.
Everyone should read this book. Seriously. It reminds me of the reasons why I love to read.
As my first post, I knew exactly the review I wanted to do. This book was amazing, and I think everyone that loves to read,especially this genre, should read this. I am looking forward to writing more reviews for this blog as well as getting to know some of you. So excited that Brittany has given me the opportunity to be her co-blogger.