No Tomorrow by Carian Cole
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 spiraled, 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.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the first book I’ve read by this author, so I’m not sure what I was expecting. The blurb jumped at me, and I decided to read it. It was definitely a good book, but totally different than my normal read. This seemed to be more serious, more realistic. Just More. It’s not a read in one sitting type of book, not something that is going to make you laugh. Its an epic, ugly cry, the kind of book that is going to leave you reeling, bring out feelings that you haven’t felt about a book before.
This is the story about Piper, a girl who has a totally normal life. Until she meets Blue. He is a homeless man playing his guitar in the park. There is an immediate connection between the two. But connection isn’t always enough to take things further.
I’m really not sure how to feel about this book. On one hand, it was an extremely well written, engaging book. I enjoyed the story, loved the characters. On the other hand, I felt like the relationship was toxic in some ways. I’m glad I read this book, as it was definitely worth the read, but this is totally not your typical romance novel.