Release Blitz: The Weight of Life by Whitney Barbetti

Posted June 28, 2017 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Blitz, Book Review / 1 Comment

Mila


 


“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. 
Ames
 
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.

Review

This story is absolutely beautiful. I could easily put myself in the shoes of Mila and Ames. Seeing them connect and the way they interact was pretty comical a lot of the time. Their “non-dates” were so freaking sweet and I loved seeing a softer side of Ames. The way Mila fits into Ames’s world is amazing. It’s those moments that just feel right.

These characters prove that you can find love after loss. And that you shouldn’t feel guilty about it. I loved seeing how they go through this journey together.

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I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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