I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Excuse me while I am still wiping the tears from my face over this book. It's over and I am still crying. Why? Because it was just that beautiful. It took my breath away. Piece by piece. And broke my heart. And put it back together.
"Am I allowed to love you?"
Abby and Beckham (Beck) embark on a road trip that would forever change their lives. To tell you why, would be an injustice. This is not the type of book you read, you experience it. You take in every single detail. What I can tell you is that the kind of love in this book is like no other. It is so deep, meaningful. Beautiful. Abby and Beck met in the most unconventional way ever-and I LOVED it. As the synopsis tells you, Abby faced death, but was given another chance at life. Meeting Beck was also another chance at life. A chance to believe in life and all it has to offer. To believe in humanity again. To believe in love. And it's beautiful existence.
"Staring at each other over that bonfire, it became clear that there were one million ways to view the world, but that Beck and I saw everything in the same wave length. Like life was one big private joke."
Why yes, the tears are still rolling. This deep and meaningful story moved me in ways I did not see coming. To be honest, it's off to a slow start and while I enjoyed the banter between Abby and Beck, I was not fully invested in their story. However, that did not last long at all. To truly feel this story, I totally understand why the author wrote the beginning as she did. Their connection built slowly and then you felt it. Abby and Beck connect on a level that most characters in stories cannot come close to. Their emotions and feelings, raw and genuine.
“I love you with this heart.”
With This Heart is one of the most beautiful, heartfelt, thought provoking stories I've read this year. You are taken on a journey with two adults that fall recklessly, irrevocably in love. Their road trip is just part of their story, there is so much more. This story is about love, live, loss and finding oneself. That no matter what life throws at you, you live and you love. HARD. Existing is easy, but to live, that is what life is about. But to love? To truly know love. That is what living is all about. With This Heart attests to that. This is a complete story with no cliffhanger, however I would absolutely love if Abby and Beck's story continued.