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This is not a book review site - it started that way, I conceptualise this blog that way but I found that I can't separate my feelings from my writings. I can't be objective about a book.

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By Renee Carlino
See reviews from goodreads here.

This book starts off a bit slow for me.  The first few chapters is about the main female character.  While reading, I thought, when is it going to get exciting? The exciting part happens from the middle towards the end.  And boy, did it ever awaken in me a lot of feelings.

I’ve read one other book by Renee Carlino and I must say, she’s one of the authors that can invoke deeper feelings and thoughts into you.  There are poignant part that just lingers with to you and may influence in the selection of your next read.

****Spoiler Alert****

Now, on to what I really felt about this book.  Frankly, I am torn.  I am a bit elated that the heroine got her happy ending, albeit with a big hiccup along the way.  On one hand, I wish I didn’t read this book. I finished reading this book in the middle of the night and I couldn’t go to sleep.  I was so sad, as if I was grieving for a death of a loved one.  I have to seek comfort from my husband – I seemed to be drowning when I tried to go to sleep. 

I feel for Adam the most.  Despite the kind of life he was given, he made the most of it.  I can’t stop thinking of the what-ifs if he hadn’t kicked-out Charlotte and they spent those months together instead of being apart.  I cried buckets from his letters. 

I commend the other guy for being so brave in loving somebody like Charlotte, after she ditched him for Adam.

I commend Charlotte for following her heart and to have such compassion and love.

This book literally put me off other books with death in it, regardless of who it was.

I am still not quite sure if I would recommend reading this to somebody – it has a lot of lesson, a lot of emotion and love that you don’t want to miss out on but at the same time, it’s so heavy on emotions that it might affect somebody so much, like it did me.

I wanted to write more in this review but I feel that if I dig more and remember what happened, I’ll feel like when I just finished reading this book.  So gutted and miserable.  I’m trying to get over it.