What happens to you when you love someone with all of your heart, but that love now has nowhere to go?
Heartthrob, Cole Harkin counted his blessings with a gorgeous wife and the couple's excitement of a first baby on the way.
Just when he thought his world was complete, Cole becomes devastated and overwhelmed when his future is ripped out from under his feet. With little choice in the matter, Cole has to face living another life...
A very different life to the one he thought he and Grace had planned.
by KL Shandwick http://bit.ly/ANOTHERLIFE
A journey of love, loss, grief and finding happiness again.
From the very beginning of this book you are caught up in the loss and heartbreaking moments, there is a slow journey to Cole finding himself again after the loss of his wife Grace and a majority of the story is about Cole dealing with his grief that spanned over six years.
Cole is a rock star who has everything, money, fame, a baby on the way and the love of his life by his side until the big C rips it all away. The fame and money and status remains the same but following Grace's death Cole is also left to parent a little girl who will never know her mother and he also loses a part of himself that he can never get back. Cole hits rock bottom.
Harper is a nanny employed to look after Cole's little girl from birth, she becomes part of the family and loves Cole's daughter, she is a warm and outspoken person and a perfect fit.
After three years things begin to change with Harper and Cole, Cole begins to see Harper as more than his daughter's nanny but never acts on his feelings through thoughts of guilt and he still misses his first love Grace.
Harper is the one to act on her feelings for Cole, the one who does the pushing for more from Cole and gets rejected more than once.
I felt for Harper, I felt for Cole too but it was frustrating how long it took Cole to finally allow someone else in and open his eyes to a future instead of living in the past.
The push and pull felt real, their circumstance felt real and I thought the author put across the inner turmoils of Cole's thoughts and feelings well, at some points though I would have liked Harper's pov, the whole book was told in first person, Cole's pov and I just didn't feel connected to Harper, she was just a character in Cole's story and I do prefer more angst in my reads but this is definitely a beautiful story..
If you love slow-burn, the feeling you finally get from that hallelujah moment, love being absorbed in another person's journey, then this is a book for you, definitely a Sunday kind of read.
ANOTHER LIFE is a bitter-sweet journey, a thought provoking read with a happy heart felt ending