🐞ARC BOOK REVIEW🐞
Release Date-18th September 2018
** I suggest reading blind if you want all the feels! **
The people we love are thieves.
They steal our hearts. They steal our breath.
They steal our sanity.
And we let them.
Over and over and over again.
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They say you never forget your first time.
Mine was with a homeless musician who effed my brains out under a bridge.
He was my first love. And fourteen years later, I still can’t get him out of my head.
He broke all my rules.
He also broke my heart.
I watched him climb to stardom, cheering him on from afar.
But I was never a fan; just a girl in love.
Like a tornado, he spiralled, leaving a path of destruction in his wake.
But love conquers all, right? It has to. Because here I stand, ravaged and ruined, needing it to be true.
You can’t go back, but I want to. Back to the bridge. Back to when he sang only for me. Before he was famous. Before he shattered my heart.
I thought I knew everything about him.
But I could not have been more wrong.
He promised me every tomorrow. And here I am, waiting.
No Tomorrow by Carian Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I don’t even know where to start with this review; my heads in a complete spin analyzing and thinking on the events that have transpired so vividly before my very eyes but one thing I do no from the bottom of my very soul that this for me was probably, in my opinion, the most real and raw story that Carian Cole has ever narrated.
I have read a lot from this author and every book I have ever opened of hers has touched me in some way, shape or form “No Tomorrow” was for me the pinnacle of all these other reads and though I usually stay the hell away from anything to angsty I am so glad I took a chance on this as I felt that melancholy enchantment so starkly experiencing it down to the depths of my very soul.
I honestly think this is one journey that just needs to be experienced in all its messy unapologetic glory.
Going in blind here is probably the best thing you can do.
Just living this pilgrimage of discovery right alongside Blue and Piper, feeling the intensity of sentiment and pure instinct as everything is amplified in this personal expedition of self-worth.
So, This is not a traditional love story it is anything but, what we have here is a stark portrayal of obsession and need.
Messy and sometimes selfish the road to happiness here is paved with heartache and tears.
There no goodies and baddies in this it just is what it is.
A bleak blunt spiral into absolute despair aided along in its ever-forward momentum by a lifelong battle with addiction and mental illness.
I smiled and cried and also felt the depths of despondency right alongside Blue and piper
I was in awe of pipers ability and capacity for caring and forgiveness she was such a strong warrior with the strength and resilience of a woman just in love with her man.
I have to say through my own personal experience with mental illness and addiction that this author was so spot on in her portrayal of the downward spiral and also the mindset of someone dealing with such day to day demons.
Demons that not only affect the individual but also the whole unit of friends and family especially a romantic partner.
That’s what I liked about this the most, there was no unrealistic love cures all this was a process that never goes away but can with time, attention and care be lived with and managed.
It was such a raw honest narrative that I truly appreciated.
And though I felt my heart in my mouth throughout I was also glued to every poignant magical word expressed here so powerfully.
Such an arresting expressive dialogue with a wonderful multi-faceted cast.
And I absolutely adored that epilogue; If I could give this more stars than five I so would, this is a story that’s going to live within my heart for a very long time to come indeed.
Please do yourself a favour and read.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “No Tomorrow” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.