MY HEART IS YOURS
by Amanda Leigh
Raw. Emotional. Brave. A touched heart + soul.. Perfect story.
I can finally breathe a sigh of relief, relief that there is a book out there that is so soulful and breathtakingly good. I cannot express how much adoration I have for this story, especially for all that not only poor Sam went through but what happened with the loss of the parents from her adoptive family..
Here we have a young girl who lost two sets of parents, and is left to grow with the help of all her protective brothers! Just before moving on, that beginning?? Jesus. I was literally clutching my heart and my jaw would not get off the floor. I think just from how Sam described her fathers luck of passion, care, love or anything resembling love, it about broke my heart in so many pieces!! For anyone let alone a 5 year old to witness that? I can't.. It's just so raw and emotional that I almost put my kindle down just so I could regroup my mentality..
From then on we get a glimpse over a few years in how Sam and her brothers develop and grow to be each of their own..
But, from the very beginning something was brewing between Sam and her close friend Jason. It seemed a natural progression and without spoiling anything, the way their particular relationship turned out, made me both sad and glad.. Its just one of those things that you don't know you needed to happen until it does!
Amanda Leigh's writing can begin to be described by those words above. But what I really loved and have become addicted to was her style in simplicity with such a strong impact. She was able to use such simple and easy words but in a way that made it so bloody powerful, heartbreaking, sad, dark, and often depressing.. I LOVED IT!!
I'm a dark writer/reader so to see this type of writing and a story which has affected me in so many surprising ways, speaks volumes to the way MY HEART IS YOURS captures even the most messed us souls out there..
It's simply beautifully broken! I couldn't explain how deep this story was and how easy it was to fall in love with almost each and every characters for very different reasons.
A story about a girl journey from having nothing, to barely anything and the second chance that will make her chose between falling her heart, so love, and staying with what brought her safety, what saved her life, and that would be - family.
Its not often we see how love and family are in polar opposite sides of a choice, but with MY HEART IS YOURS, you get to see and explore EXACTLY why LOVE + FAMILY are not always interlinked.. It will make more sense one you delve into this gorgeous book!
Thank you so damn much Amanda Leigh for providing an ARC!! I didn't know what to expect going into this book, but once that last page was turned, I knew that I got something that would forever be with me. Admiration for a story that speaks volumes when characters like Sam, Jason, John, and everyone else, could only think of saying out loud.. Just. Perfect.
I saw this review on GoodReads and didn't know that you had a blog until tonight. I want to thank you so much for this review. From the bottom of my heart, I cannot tell you how much this means to me. How this review can always brighten my day. It means so, so much to me that you loved it as much as you did. And I can never say thank you enough for that but thank you. <3ReplyDelete