I was born in sadness, which was just the beginning of a solemn and desolate life. I'm no stranger to pain—none of us are. The night I held my best friend's hand as she died, I understood true agony. And I never thought I'd feel happiness again.
But that was so long ago...
Moving to Colorado to be with Colin, my high school sweetheart, was the perfect way to start over and rekindle what had begun to fizzle. I wanted that spark to ignite, to burn in passion and desire. Instead, I found myself falling for Jude, my boyfriend's roommate. He’s the only person who understands my soul, who can breach the walls I’ve built. But I can't have him.
Because I'm Trista Kohl, and my destiny is sorrow.
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“It’s like you’re full of secrets that you can’t speak, but you wear them on your face anyway.”
This is not your usual read. It is not the normal sad girl meets boy and he changes things. No. It’s more than that. Deeper. It’s a slow burn. It’s something that you can’t quite put your finger on, but its there. You feel it. And when things come to the surface? You’re just never the same.
“But in that moment, my indefinites transformed into something solid, real. Something I shouldn’t want, shouldn’t need. And yet…I did.”
Trista has lived in a world of sorrow. As the synopsis states, she tragically loses her best friend. And with that she loses a big part of herself. Unsure if she can ever overcome this, years later she moves to Colorado to be with her boyfriend, Colin. They have always lived a part, but with no reason to stay where she currently lives, she decides to move and be with him. She soon realizes that her heart is just not in it. Not with him. But Colin wants her to try. For them to be happy like before. But was Trista ever happy? When Trista meets his roommate, Jude something shifts in her. A light inside flickers deep inside of her. After a while that light that Jude found never wants to be turned off.
“You needed someone to see you were practically throbbing, with your aching, and- for some reason- I saw it. Saw you.”
Jude. There’s more to him than meets the eye. He is mysterious, yet gentle. He’s patient. He listens. He observes. His soul is pure. His words are meaningful and deep. He has secrets. You don’t know them. But you feel that he has them deep inside. His tattoos give a story. It’s his way of telling a story rather than allowing his scars to speak for themselves. It’s beautiful. Moving. And he will absolutely blow you away. Falling in love with Jude was easy for Trista. There was no trying. It just happened.
“Tell me what you’re feeling, Trista.”
“I’m not supposed to love you.”
The connection between Jude and Trista is unreal. He is so sensitive to her heart. To her thoughts. Her feelings. Her sorrow becomes his. He understands her sorrow. Probably more than she realizes. Their time together slowly brings Trista out of her shell. She begins to question her relationship with Colin, or the lack there of. I would not consider this a love triangle. Not even close. This story is multi layered. It’s deep. And to describe it be a love triangle would not do it justice. Instead, I will say that this story will push and challenge you. You will question love. And what does love look like? Feel like? Can you be in love with someone else when you barely know yourself? Love yourself?
“But Jude has snuck in, under the collapse of my life, burrowing into the cracks of what was left behind.”
The words in this book? Magical. Poetic. Astounding. Moving. I was mesmerized by the way the author crafted her story. Every word gave this story life. Every word was an intricate part of this story. I was overcome with emotion just by the very words in this book. Her words are powerful. Spellbinding. Addicting. The story pulls you in more and more as it develops and unfolds. You have no idea what’s to come. But you feel that there’s something underlying. Something waiting to be revealed. But when things come to the surface. Everything shatters. But not the love that Trista and Jude share. Their former shattered pieces are still whole and it is their love that keeps them together. But its their lives that will never be the same. And Jude? He promised he would wait. Wait until Trista is ready. Ready for what? That is for you to read.
“I think… that I could very easily drown in the feelings I have…for you.”
Into The Tomorrows is not a book that you read. It’s one that you get lost in. While I did have issues with the slow beginning, it later hit me that the author has her method for this. How can we truly understand the anguish, the pain, and the beauty of her words, the characters, and the story without being immersed in that world? This is a book that you savor. You absorb. You live. It is brave, thought provoking, and will leave you breathless. I have always been in awe of this author’s writing, but this book solidified it for me.
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