I’ve always believed in what I can see, what I can hear and what I can touch. Surfing was my religion and destiny was just a fairy-tale. But one summer, over ten days during the hottest February on record, all that changed. I found hope – the kind of hope that sustains you, even when you don’t want to be sustained.
The night Emily disappeared, I was branded. She became the girl on the ‘missing’ posters, and I became the one trying to keep everyone from falling apart. I thought that somehow it would keep me from being devoured by the emptiness inside me. Five years later, I was beginning to appreciate how deluded I really was.
Then Maia showed up. New in town, with a past as mysterious as she was, she reminded me so much of Emily that I couldn’t stand to be anywhere near her. What I didn’t realise was that there were forces at play that neither of us could possibly understand.
It takes a determined soul to alter destiny. There is a loophole, a back door, and the events that unfolded during those ten days showed me how that loophole can change everything.
Do you believe in fate? If so, let me tell you my story. If not, what happened to me might change your mind.
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense/Women's Fiction
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Hours later as I write this review, I am still thinking about this story and it’s characters. HOURS later. It’s been awhile since I’ve truly felt a book like this. It consumed me. I was lost inside the pages and never left until the very last word. The Trouble With Paper Planes absolutely moved me.
“Perhaps the shared wonder at what we had stumbled across was part of the magic.”
It’s been five years since Emily has been missing. Heath has never been the same. His other half gone. Missing. His life? Empty. Every day is a struggle. He knows he should accept she isn’t coming back and move on, but a flicker of hope continues to live within him. When Maia shows up in town, she has an uncanny resemblance to Emily. But she isn’t Emily. The similarities cause him so much pain, but he is drawn to her.
You will question destiny. You will question fate. The underlying connection between Maia and Heath is deep. Maia is emotionally lost. And Heath makes her want to be found. Heath finds it easier to breathe with Maia in his life. And it goes further than the resemblance to Emily. Maia reminds him that there’s a difference between living and simply existing. The Trouble With Paper Planes is for the reader to experience and get lost in. Discussing the plot any further would do a disservice to the reader. You will LIVE this book.
“...but to hand someone the key to your happiness is the most courageous move you’ll ever make.”
I am not sure if words can truly describe Maia and Heath. Their feelings are on a level that some of us that have ever been in love would be even half lucky to experience.They are unlike any other couple you will ever meet. You feel their pain, their sense of loss, and the spark they ignite within each other. But their love? Their love transcends.
Can we talk about the WORDS? This story truly attests to the talent of the author and not only her writing style but her words. Her words are powerful. Inspiring. I was emotionally overwhelmed in the best way possible. The prologue grabbed me. The story mesmerized me. And the epilogue? I cried my heart out. Not because it was sad. Just the beauty in the ending. It reminded me just how connected I became to these characters and their heartbreaking yet beautiful story.
“I ached for her. My body, my heart, my soul- every part of me.”
If I could give The Trouble With Paper Planes a million stars, I would. This brilliant, thought provoking story is not predictable. You cannot go into it thinking you know exactly what is going to happen. This is not that kind of book. It easily shatters the mold. The author does not conform to the typical romance genre. She takes chances. Risks. And I commend her for doing so. Isn’t that what reading is about? Pushing us to think differently? This author does that and more. This story? It gave me LIFE.
“If forever lasts a hundred years, it’s not gonna be nearly enough.”
The Trouble With Paper Planes will challenge all your thoughts on love, destiny, and fate. This poignant story will leave an imprint on your heart. It will stay with me for a long time to come. So as I end this review, remember that love wins. Always. For love overcomes all things. Bears all things. And sometimes. Just sometimes. Love is magic.