I cannot even find the words to express how deeply I fell into this book. It is raw and so full of emotion I can't possibly do it justice, but I will try.
My Review:Forewarning I say " You Can't Help" A lot in this review. But really, You Can't. At all. I can't seem to move past this book. I don't think I will. It completely demolished any book I have ever thought to be my favorite. Its raw and wonderful and heart wrenching all at the same time. I in no way expected to be affected as much as I am with this book. I waited to download this book because I wasn't sure I wanted to read it. I can explain how stupid I feel at this moment. In the first 10 pages of this book I was threatening tears. By the second chapter I was a mess. I ignored an entire easter party to continue reading because I was so emotionally raw from the story I couldn't put it down. I can not even fathom what Nelly was going through, but you can bet I was pulling for her to find some resemblance of peace. She had everything ripped from her and two years later is still not dealing with this loss. Then you have Colton. After everything he has been through you can't but fall for him in the same way. With what happens between them you can't help but feel your heart seize during some of the scenes. You can feel them developing and growing and can't help but turn the page as fast as you can to see whats coming next. What they go through in their lives and in their relationship could not be harder. They are fighters and survivors that need each other on a primal level to put this past behind them. This book is wonderfully written. Its easy to read and perfectly paced. Every scene, every line is believable and pulls you on and on. This book tops all my lists. Every single one. The music mentioned in the book takes it to an entirely different level. I found myself looking up every single song mentioned to better understand the characters. I was that deep into this book. This is a book worth spending every penny on. This book needs to be on your list, as in next, at the top. I cannot stress enough how amazing this book is.
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.