Our lives shattered… Our hearts broken… Our souls torn to pieces…He was my world, my whole life. My reason for breathing. I had a perfect marriage, a baby on the way, and I felt fulfilled—almost invincible.Until the day life hit, leaving me broken, vulnerable, and alone.She was my life. My ray of hope on the cloudiest day. With her, I thought I had the ultimate safety. A love that would never hurt or betray me. I gave her my heart, my body, and my soul.Until she broke me, destroying every dream and illusion I had about life, love, and marriage.In our grief, we made a mistake. A mistake I’m not sure we can come back from. Angie made me feel so much emotion with her story – the first half had me aching something terrible for the characters and what they were going through and more importantly how they were handling their tragedy. BUT, by the end of the story, it comes full circle and Angie was able to help repair my ache and heartbreak. A journey that should not to be missed!The tragedy this couple deals with comes right in the prologue of the book, so if you happen to read somewhere what happens, you are not reading a spoiler. When I say Angie made me feel so much emotion, that does not go deep enough to explain the actual impact her writing and story had on me.So, let me explain…. I felt physically ill…. I had a constant lump in my throat and chest…. Felt like I was on the verge of crying a couple times throughout that day… no, I was not reading while I was feeling this way (well ok, while I was reading too) it was between my reading times. So yes, I was at my office thinking maybe I was just coming with something and it could NOT be the book making me feel this way…. I was wrong, it was the story… and it gutted me. The pain the characters were going through and what they ended up doing to each other….ripped me to shreds!I don’t want to scare you away from this book…. Quite the opposite, because sadly I think it was just perfect. I LOVED this book!!Honestly I have read a lot of “sad” books …. angsty books….. tortured souls, but this is different. I needed to finish this book as quickly as I could to end my torture. While it was a rough ride, and I ached throughout the first half of the book, the second half helped me heal and put me back together again.I can’t wait to read Against the Grain (Book #2) in this series – don’t worry Book #1 is not really a cliff-hanger. Pick up this one today and feel free to contact me to hold your hand through the journey.Just wanted to say BRAVO Angie McKeon – congrats on a fantastic debut novel.
A multi-tasker from birth—and now proudly able to add ‘writer’ to my resume—I’m a mother, wife and blogger. I love to read, write and drink copious amounts of iced coffee.All three aforementioned addictions are detrimental to my sanity.I have a voracious appetite for dark, painful and twisted reads. I’m enamored with the concept of love and heart break. I believe life is a journey, a tale in its own for each of us. The road to happiness is sometimes paved with stones from hell, or glitters of satisfaction graced from the heavens above.In my upcoming debut novel, ‘Against All Odds,’ I strive to make you feel. I believe any emotion—whether painful or happy—is good. To me, the key to living is to go through life feeling it’s ups and downs. Love is dark and it can be painful but, at the end of the day, it can save the most lost of souls and the most broken of hearts.Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/angiemckeonauthorTwitter:https://twitter.com/Angie_McKeonGoodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7389718.Angie_McKeonWebsite:http://angiemckeon.blogspot.com/