How do you give a book 10 stars?!?!
I am in love with this book and want to shout it out from rooftops!!!!
After losing the love of her life, Mila decides to go to London to help her brother with his blog. Of all the things she didn’t anticipate being flung from the London Bridge hanging on to her life. She certainly wasn’t prepared for the handsome brooding that goes on to save her life. There is something about him that demands her attention and if she isn’t careful she might lose her heart to him. Not when she isn’t going to be in London forever and certainly not when he is the definition of unavailable.
Ames lives with the responsibilities that have been weighing him down slowly. He doesn’t complain, doesn’t let it show not when his family entirely depends on him. Every waking day the sadness follows him and he endures it. He really doesn’t need the bubbly woman smiling her face off. He needs to stay away from her but everything about her draws him in and makes him weak. Ames needs to find a way to look beyond his grief or else he can’t ever be with Mila.
I can’t even form sentences when it comes to this book. After reading it, I sat for five solid minutes contemplating life and wondering why hadn’t I picked up a Whitney Barbetti book before. This story was so pure and heartwarming. I LOVE LOVE the entire premise. I mean yes my heart broke for the pain they went through but God it was all worth it in the end.
Mila is my hero. She is always so positive and even though she is going through a tragedy she doesn’t let it take over her spirit. I was in awe of her ability to take everything head on and then hope for the best. I just really adore her.
MY BOO AMES!!! He is such a great broody intense hero and the fact that he has a mischievous that he saves for Mila made me swoon so hard. I want to hug him and just watch him go about his day in a totally non creepy way.
This is 100% without a doubt one of my favourite books this year and I’m just looking for the time to read it all over again.
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“Don’t let go.” Those were my first words to him, as I hung over the side of a London bridge. The words I would soon say again, in a moment that didn’t involve bridges, but something much more fragile: my heart.
He held onto me for three weeks, in a time when I needed to be held. Needed to connect to someone who understood how loss tunneled unrepentantly through the fabric of your soul.
Although he said he’d stay, we both knew he wouldn’t. I had already survived one loss—I didn’t know if I’d survive another.
She spun into my life like a tornado of smiles and chatter and everything else I’d long avoided, with a persistence that I admired, albeit begrudgingly. She broke down each neat wall I’d constructed without even trying. Her presence alone caused me to remember what it felt like to smile, to look forward to what the day would bring.
But it was only supposed to last three weeks.
“Don’t let go,” she’d pleaded.
I’d promised her I wouldn’t—but I would. I didn’t have a choice.