“Don’t let go.” Those were my first words to him, as I hung over the side of a London bridge. The words I would soon say again, in a moment that didn’t involve bridges, but something much more fragile: my heart.
He held onto me for three weeks, in a time when I needed to be held. Needed to connect to someone who understood how loss tunneled unrepentantly through the fabric of your soul.
Although he said he'd stay, we both knew he wouldn't. I had already survived one loss—I didn't know if I'd survive another.
She spun into my life like a tornado of smiles and chatter and everything else I'd long avoided, with a persistence that I admired, albeit begrudgingly. She broke down each neat wall I’d constructed without even trying. Her presence alone caused me to remember what it felt like to smile, to look forward to what the day would bring.
But it was only supposed to last three weeks.
“Don’t let go,” she’d pleaded.
I’d promised her I wouldn’t—but I would. I didn't have a choice.
I'm ashamed to say this is the first book by this author I've read despite having some of her books on my kindle a situation I will be rectifying. Prepare yourself before you start this story because your emotions will be flip flopping from one extreme to the other. The start had me apprehensive, I thought I knew what was going to happen but I was so glad I was wrong. Mila and Ames are two people who's lives have been put through the wringer, initially drawn together threw shared experiences something starts to form between them but how do you let go of fear and learn to love again. I can't explain how much I loved this story it's sad, it made me happy it has a positive message about moving forward abc never giving up.
I'm a sap. If you read a bunch of reviews you will see the words tears, cried, and sobbed. It's not often you hear me talk about the weight of the words in a book though. The title has a very intense meaning. It will both warm and squeeze your heart at the same time.
I don't know if having kids or losing my brother makes me more susceptible to be the emotional mess I am today but I know that not every story can make a person cry. I know that this book will make a lot of people cry.
I think the absolute most emotional single line in the book was: “Because I didn’t want you to be alone.”I couldn't handle the absolute rawness- it's actually making me tear up again.
Some people can write books. Some can write a story that means something to one person. Some people can move others through a story. Some have the ability to transport their reader into a world of their own making and leave them back outside their own front door after shaking their heads. Ms. Barbetti can do it all. It isn't the first time she left me reeling and I know it won't be the last.
I fell in love with The Weight of Life by Whitney Barbetti. This is the first book by this author that I have read. I love when books give me a roller coaster of feels and this book did just that. My emotions were all over the place but exactly where they needed to be. I went from giddy and actual hand clapping (Yeah, I love it when books make me this excited!) to sad and tearful to hopeful and back again. Both Mila and Ames have been dealt crappy hands, but they understand each other's hurt like no one else could. Fate brought them together for a reason. Can love withstand this or will their hearts remain an ocean apart? I literally could not put this book down. That is how good is was. Pure romance at its best. It gives you hope that you can love after loss. This 5 Star review is for The Sweet Spot Sisterhood.
About The Author
I like nachos and champagne and clean sheets. I spend far too much time at Starbucks. I wrote a couple books...