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Published by: Self Published
on September 24, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Ten years is a long time when you’re thirty-two. We’d seen our share of ups and downs, but I could honestly say they were mostly up.
That’s the thing about happiness though. It lulls you into a false sense of security. I’m sure neither one of us thought we’d ever be touched by crippling loss or immeasurable grief. But not all stories have a happy ending and I knew better than anyone that sometimes, one of you won’t make it till the end. One of you has to go first. And one of you…
Will be left behind to pick up the pieces.
And that’s me.
But starting over isn’t at all what I thought it would be. I needed escape from the memories that plagued me, reminded me. So I went back to where it all began. To the town where I was born. To the place whose beauty could pierce my pain. Where I experienced my first kiss, where I fell in love, where a man was my earth. And I…
Was his sky.
An absolutely beautiful, heartbreaking, and poignant romance. An unputdownable, second chance love story about allowing yourself to love again, against all odds…against all circumstances…against all risks. The pain is worth the fall……
“You are my heart. You are my savior. You are my sky.”
This books reminds me of the time I was first introduced to Ms. Hartnett’s work with INKY. When I finished, I had completely fallen in love with her writing. It’s beautiful, almost poetic at times, and it just made me feel so elated and so content. I felt that magic while I was reading WATCHING THE SKY CRY. You get that feeling in your gut right when you begin, and you just know it’s going to be an epic and emotional journey. Starting over. That is a concept we all cringe at, because it can be so incredibly hard. JB Hartnett takes that and gives us a second chance love story that rivals all others.
Every word will cut through you like a knife. Rylie’s journey is so heartbreaking and with each turn of the page, the knife goes deeper and deeper, leaving you breathless at times. You feel the raw emotions that jump off of every page. And just when you think all hope is lost, Hartnett takes it the other way and makes your heart blossom. Your heart starts to heal right alongside Rylie’s.
Nothing will prepare you for all the FEELS in this one, but the journey is so worth all the tears. I love it when talented authors can make you feel so much. It’s incredible to think that the written word could do that. Hartnett weaves her tale of tragedy, hope, and love like it’s second nature and romance readers everywhere will benefit from it. This romantic, second chance story will sweep you off your feet. These characters will charm you and run away with your heart. EVERYTHING about this book was just STUNNING! I didn’t know how much I missed JB Hartnett’s writing until I read WATCHING THE SKY CRY.
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“You never had a girlfriend.” I whispered.
“No, Rylie. I didn’t.”
I pushed away from him, my mouth coating itself in preparation for what was to come, and ran toward the field behind his parents’ house. I threw up everything in my stomach, but I kept heaving with wracking sobs, unable to keep my shit together. If I’d listened….if I’d answered his letters…if I hadn’t met Nick…
His hands were in my hair, pulling it back, but it was no use. I was a mess in every way possible.
“This isn’t…” I hiccupped, “how I imagined this going.”
“Yeah?” he said softly. “How’d you imagine it?”
“We would have it out, and then we’d have angry sex, and then we’d fall in love and have babies and live happily ever after.”
“Oh Rylie,” he said with humor in his voice, not at all bothered when he wiped the edges of my disgusting mouth with his hand. “I’ll be pissing you off again…probably on purpose just so we can have that angry sex you just mentioned.”
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