Title: The Weight Of Rain
Author: Mariah Dietz
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: October 27, 2015
One night changed my life—one that I barely remember.
When I close my eyes, my mind paints a picture of his smile and shades the contours of his hands, the deep scar around his bicep.
I'm an artist, yet my hands are unsteady. With his presence, he has unknowingly broken that something inside of me that makes me who I am.
Being around him is like standing in a rainstorm. First the drops tickle my skin, and then they coat me, refusing to be ignored. Finally, they soak into me, reaching parts of me I don’t think anyone has ever touched.
When dreams turn into reality, will the picture in my mind transfer to paper?
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Lauren (Lo) Crosby is left haunted by a stranger’s touch and their time together. Several weeks later after she met him, she cannot get him out of her head. His presence remains with her. While she cannot remember his name or details to find him, she remembers their moment. And how she wants nothing more than to experience a moment like that all over again. It was passionate. They connected on a level she never thought possible. He saw parts of her that she’s never shown anyone. In every way. But what happens when she comes face to face with this stranger?
“Did you want to be found?”
“You have no idea how much I wanted you to find me.”
I absolutely cannot say his name in this review, or that may ruin everything. The experience of reading this book as everything unravels is thrilling. You find out pretty soon who this guy is but when you do, things are put into perspective. You realize that fate never gets it wrong. That love finds a way through through the impossible at all times. Their journey is not easy, but so worth it.
“...emotions are like drops of rain, and whether I want to or not, I feel all of them.”
There are some major FEELS in this book. Lauren is a very talented artist. Determined to prove her family wrong about her major and career choice, she works non stop at perfecting her talent in school and beyond. She has dreams and aspirations. But even with that, she sometimes doubt herself. She’s never had someone admire her talent and truly care about her. Until him. He changes things. As she wants to fall into the background, he pulls her out to shine on a pedestal. One she’s not so sure she deserves. Yet he believes so strongly that she belongs there. He SEES her. And everything she is. He sees and loves her beyond the surface.
“I think I could lose myself watching you discover yourself.”
The writing is flawless. I was easily captivated not only by the writing, but by execution of the story. The author has a natural talent of weaving together a beautiful story with flawed and compassionate characters. They are also strong, and very witty. There is such a realness factor to them. You are easily immersed into their world and everything within. And you don’t want to leave. The words are almost lyrical in nature. I loved the flow of this story. Once you start you become lost in the beauty of the writing and all it encompasses and the meaning it adds to the story. To put simply, the writing is brilliant.
“God I’m glad I wrecked you as badly as you did me.”
What happens when you are determined not to love, but the heart doesn’t listen? You love harder. You feel the inner struggle for both of them. Wanting to love, but not exactly sure how. But the thing about the heart is that it loves deeply. Relentlessly. Without regard. For love always ends up where it belongs. The guy in this story WILL steal your heart. He loves with a love so deep and overwhelming. His love for Lauren transcends. He loves her beyond her insecurities and her doubts. And Lauren loves him as fiercely. They both love with conviction. Whole heartedly. Their love simply knows no end. There is no insta anything here. While their connection is instant, there is a slow build to trusting and loving. Lauren and her guy are no strangers to love and the disappointment it can bring.
“You’ve coated every last part of my skin and have worked your way into every depth of me, parts I didn’t even know existed.”
The Weight Of Rain was such a profound and beautiful love story. If there was a recipe for true and real romance, this book would be it. It’s unlike anything you will ever read. Their love is somewhat unconventional. But it’s their story. They endure highs and lows. But nevertheless, it’s worth everything they have been through. I cannot stress enough the writing in this story and how it sets this book apart from others. This book is likely to stay with me for a long time to come.
“The weight of our love is greater than anything, and it will always be just as the rain: inescapable.”