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Ten years is a long time when you’re thirty-two. We’d seen our share of ups and downs, but I could honestly say, they were mostly up. That’s the thing about happiness though. It lulls you into a false sense of security.
Neither one of us ever thought we’d ever be touched by crippling loss or immeasurable grief. But not all stories have a happy ending, and I knew, better than anyone, that sometimes, one of you won’t make it till the end. One of you has to go first. And one of you will be left behind to pick up the pieces.
That one is me.
But starting over isn’t what I thought it would be. I need escape from the memories that plague me, remind me. So I went back to where it all began. To the town where I was born. To the place whose beauty could pierce my pain. Where I experienced my first kiss, where I fell in love, where a man was my earth. And I…
I was his sky.
You never had a girlfriend.” I whispered.
“No, Rylie. I didn’t.”
I pushed away from him, my mouth coating itself in preparation for what was to come, and ran toward the field behind his parents’ house. I threw up everything in my stomach, but I kept heaving with wracking sobs, unable to keep my shit together. If I’d listened….if I’d answered his letters…if I hadn’t met Nick…
His hands were in my hair, pulling it back, but it was no use. I was a mess in every way possible.
“This isn’t…” I hiccupped, “how I imagined this going.”
“Yeah?” he said softly. “How’d you imagine it?”
“We would have it out, and then we’d have angry sex, and then we’d fall in love and have babies and live happily ever after.”
“Oh Rylie,” he said with humor in his voice, not at all bothered when he wiped the edges of my disgusting mouth with his hand. “I’ll be pissing you off again…probably on purpose just so we can have that angry sex you just mentioned.”
Watching the Sky Cry is a heartbreakingly, beautiful and ultimately healing story of love, loss and second chance romance.
My heart ached for these characters as they navigated their way through life. We often read books that are pretty. They are clean and fun and happy. But life. Real life is messy. It is ugly. It isn’t pretty. Sure we have happiness and love and moments that are full of beauty. But we are also surrounded but illness. And accidents. And sadness. And heartbreak. And grief. And loss. Sometimes we handle it with grace. And sometimes we get lost on it. Sometimes we reach out a hand and let the others help us out of it. Watching the Sky Cry takes you on this emotional journey with the characters as they are experiencing it. It allows you into their lives. Into their emotions. You get to watch them navigate their way through the muck as they heal. Over the bumps in the road, the twists and turns that pop up. It was truly beautiful.
I definitely recommend this read. This stirring story had me gripped from the very first page right through the end.
I received a complimentary copy of Watching the Sky Cry in exchange for my honest review.
About the Author:
Julie is a southern California native, a fan of a really good story (preferably a romance with a happily ever after), really good pie (preferably pumpkin)and copious amounts of coffee (preferably Folgers).
She has always enjoyed writing and at one time thought she might be a singer/songwriter. The ‘writer’ part is that one that stuck.
Julie is obsessed with Pi…the equation and the food. She’s allergic to cats, cantaloupe and hates mushrooms. So if you ever want to give her a gift, those are out for sure.
She currently lives with her romance hero husband and two boys in Melbourne, Australia.
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