Title: Don't Be Afraid
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Second Chance Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 30, 2018
Have you ever looked at someone and just knew,
knew that they were placed in your life for a reason?
The one person that would be not only your best friend,
but your absolute everything.
That’s how I felt the first time I saw him.
That one day when a few little words changed our entire lives forever…
Don’t be Afraid, he said.
Life can change so quickly.
One moment you can be smiling and feeling as if you're walking on clouds and the next, everything you love, everything you treasure crumbles at your feet.
I told him to fight, I told him I needed him.
We needed him.
But there are just some fights that can't be won…
He was my angel then, and he’s still my angel now.
In a way, I believe he’s still looking out for us, giving us a future.
Sometimes it’s as if I can still feel his presence,
guiding us and keeping us safe.
So, I won’t be Afraid.
I'll live. I’ll fight.
It’s what he would have wanted.
I’ll do it for him…
Don't Be Afraid...my ass. Be afraid, be very afraid. This book is incredible. It hurts so good. The feels...I was a blubbering baby. My husband rolled his eyes at me but this book caused "F-Me I Feel Like I'm Dying" ugly cries. I look like Medusa on heroin with my puffy eyes and sniffling to keep the snot in. I am a hot mess of emotions on date night no less. So be afraid, be very afraid. CA Harms ruins date nights and breaks hearts, decimates hope, and stabs happiness in this beautiful, beautiful story.
Did that make sense? Maybe?! Okay here goes:
CA Harms wrote a blurb. The blurb had a lump forming in my throat. I had a feeling my reactions were not going to be tame. Then CA Harms let me read the book that the blurb belongs to (technically, she didn't know it was me. It was through a blog and a release...not important). And that's when my world fell apart!
I'm talking soul shattering intensity. I was a sobbing limp rag, a shell of a person while reading this book. It is so emotional, so raw. It's so damn real it hurts.
Have you ever experienced loss?Feared the future?Mourned the past?
If so, this book captures those feelings and magnifies those pains. For those who haven't, it comes pretty darn close to giving you that experience.
I often get tears reading. I even find I have ugly cried a bit. But this made ugly crying look like alligator tears. I was a pathetic mess. I literally sobbed into my shirt trying to muffle my cries. It is intense. It's raw. It's real.
So I say be afraid of your reaction, be afraid you don't have enough tissues, be afraid your dog will cry with you.
Don't Be Afraid to read it. Don't Be Afraid to love it. Don't Be Afraid
When you cry within the first 15% of a book you know your emotions are going to be shredded, several times I had to stop reading because I couldn’t see the words through my tears.
The blurb reads like poetry but don’t be fooled it’s a poetry that will gut you heart body and soul.
This whole book is about love, all the different kinds of love you can have. A love between man and wife, parents and a child, between friends, brothers sisters you feel the love wrapping around you with every word the author writes.
Sawyer and Pat are a beautiful couple, their story starts in the present but through flashbacks we get to see how they met. If you believe in soul mates their story will reaffirm everything to you, at times I felt like my heart stopped I felt so much.
No way am I telling you the story it’s too beautiful to spoil just know that every word was written with feeling and a depth of emotion that will break and heal your heart,
I buried my body beneath the covers and curled around his warmth. With my head rested just where he’d wanted it, I closed my eyes tight and willed the tears away. Doing my best to hide the emptiness consuming me, I concentrated on breathing evenly.
“Always loved you right like this,” he confessed. “Your body so close to mine it feels like we’re the same person.”
I took deep breaths as I thought of all the reasons life was so damn unfair.
“Loved burying my face in your hair, just breathing you in.”
Those were the words most girls dreamed of hearing, and they made our love feel more solid and concrete. But hearing them now was like a slow form of torture, because they were tearing the small amount of control I had left in me to pieces.
“You were made just for me, Sawyer Cooper,” he whispered sleepily. “I truly believe that.”
I squeeze my eyes shut tighter as I curled into him closer.
“Forever my girl.”
Tears rolled along my cheeks as I did all I could to wipe them away before he noticed. I was thankful sleep had taken him over and he was oblivious to the shattering of my soul.
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.
She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.