“She’s beauty for my ashes. And I’m hope for her heartache.”—Cole Danzer.
I don’t know what makes a great love story. Is it that instant attraction when boy meets girl? The passionate kisses and the fairy-tale ending? Or is it a lifetime of tragedy, paid in advance, for a few stolen moments of pure bliss? The pain and the suffering that, in the end, you can say are worth it for having found the missing piece of your soul?
The answer is: I don’t know. I don’t know what makes a great love story. I only know what makes my love story. I only know that finding Cole when I did, when Emmy and I were running from a nightmare, was the only thing that saved me. That saved us. He was more broken than I was, but somehow we took each other’s shattered pieces and made a whole. If that is what makes a great love story, if that is what makes an epic romance, then mine…ours is the greatest of them all.
**Contains some material that some may find disturbing. Intended for mature readers 18 and above**
This book is just a beautiful love story, I believe one day, we will look back and see this on a list of classic romance novels. Even with the tragedies, the love that these two have for each other, is one that can't be ignored.
Starting off in Pocketful of Sand, you know both Cole and Eden are broken or running from trouble. M. Leighton does this whole gut wrenching type story well. This book tore my heart completely out of my body.
Cole was a true good guy, a swoon worthy hero. He was a broken hero, that needed saving, people thought he was crazy. He was kind and gentle to a little girl that needed gentleness and that melted my heart!
Eden was a strong woman and a wonderful mom to Emmy. She is also broken and scared, doesn't know who she can trust. There was something that draws her to Cole.
There was two endings to this story, and you get to pick how you want it to end. If you want this to be a standalone book, you can have that. If you want this book to go on, well you can have that too. Leighton, was pretty smart in doing that. I wanted both, so I read both. I don't like to give much away in my reviews, but I will tell you this is one of my EPIC reads of 2015. If I could give it over 5 stars, I would!