Catherine, as from her own Journals:
Every girl lives with a dream-
A dream to love a boy, marry him, enjoy a full happening life with him and finally, when the time comes, die lying in his arms, the knowledge of having at least some one worthy enough to shed a tear, providing her with an unknown satisfaction.
Lucky are the few who get the sequence right and foolish are the most, who in their own unforgiving ways of life, makes a mess of what were in offer. Alas, there lies a third- ones like me…..– Catherine.
Returning home from sea after three years, a place he had found as an escape from the pain caused by his unfaithful first love, all Michael saw in a girl was his chance for vengeance. His feelings of hurt aggravated to a new high on hearing his sister's words that the girl-next-door, Catherine, was different. To prove that she was wrong, Michael argued that he could wreck Catherine before he left for sea.
Little did he know that his life would change forever, that his fate would be in the hands of the people who blamed him for what befell upon her.The series of shocks started as the first few lines written inside Catherine’s journals.
Come! Let me walk you once again through the feel called love.
Ladies, prepare yourself with a box of Kleenex because at some point in time during this book, you might need to soothe your boo hoo. Sometimes in life things happen to people and they either can’t love because of tragedy or pain or want love but have their heart shielded with armor because it had been broken. If you have ever been through that, than you should read this book that will inspire you to want love facing the reality of time not being infinite with no second chances to fulfill what might be a longing regret.
Well, this book inspired by actual events was just absolutely wonderful. It was so much more than I had expected. What happens in the first chapter will grab your interest to want to keep reading because you want to know what happened. It was one of those books that you get so wrapped into that you just can’t help rooting for the characters, despite their opposition. As you read the pages, you genuinely feel the characters of the book and towards the end of the book you just can’t help to reach for that Kleenex.
Here is a bit to get your started:
Mike falls in love with a girl who breaks his heart and forever changes his perception of women and love. He applies for the naval academy with the hope of a life at sea. He unexpectedly falls for Catherine who has a secret that changes both their lives forever. When he gets back to see, is faced with a tragedy of his own that forces him on a new path.
Catherine is the girl next door who is definitely out of Mike’s league. She unexpectedly falls in love with Mike holding onto to her own pain to experience love. As secrets unfold, she is force with making certain decision before it’s too late.
This is definitely an easy and enjoyable read that gives you suspense, love and loss that will make you keep reading.
Reviewed by Michelle Bowles
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 1/17/13