on February 9th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Every life is made of thousands of them, each one strung together with the next. Some are yellow and happy, some are blue and sad, and someÔÇª
Some wipe out color altogether.
ÔÇ£I love you,ÔÇØ is what I should have told Maverick.
ÔÇ£IÔÇÖm still fighting.ÔÇØ
Instead I just watched him leave.
Now my husband, my everything is battling for each breath, and all I can do is stare at the machines as the clock ticks off precious minutes.
The doctors said the first twenty-four hours are criticalÔÇöbut every moment is critical.
You never know which will be your last.
This is our story, and IÔÇÖm not ready for it to end.
Gosh, The Story of Us is just one of those a beautiful tales about first love, coping with loss and forgiveness. Although the premise had me feeling anxious, much of the story is centered around this young couple falling in love over the course of a spring break in Mexico. It’s the first book by D. Nichole King that I’v read. It held me enthralled and was a one sitting read. I just couldn’t walk away from Ali and Maverick when so much was unknown.
The story is told in alternating chapters in the present and past. King does an wonderful job unfolding their history against the stress of the current situation. the story is from Ali’s perspective so we learn about her self-doubt and fears brought about by a past relationship. As her she Maverick into her life she’s forced to work hard to stave off the uncertainty. It’s wonderful see Maverick win her over. He’s a swoon-worthy young man and had my vote of confidence from the beginning. The time they spend getting to know each other in Cancun showcases a very spontaneous and sensual connection – one strong enough to build upon
One of the most interesting aspects of the story is how Ali’s associates her emotions with color and how she uses that to illustrate her feelings. It’s beautiful to see how this young women allows herself to reconnect to her passion again. This plays out through the ups and downs that Ali and Maverick experience as a young couple. Their hearts just seem to call to each other and the banter and even Ali’s inner dialogue is simply well done and makes for an effortless and inspiring read. 4.5 star and recommendation!
~Review by Cyndi
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