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Published by Self Published on March 15, 2015
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“She’s beauty for my ashes. And I’m hope for her heartache.”—Cole Danzer.
I don’t know what makes a great love story. Is it that instant attraction when boy meets girl? The passionate kisses and the fairy-tale ending? Or is it a lifetime of tragedy, paid in advance, for a few stolen moments of pure bliss? The pain and the suffering that, in the end, you can say are worth it for having found the missing piece of your soul?
The answer is: I don’t know. I don’t know what makes a great love story. I only know what makes my love story. I only know that finding Cole when I did, when Emmy and I were running from a nightmare, was the only thing that saved me. That saved us. He was more broken than I was, but somehow we took each other’s shattered pieces and made a whole. If that is what makes a great love story, if that is what makes an epic romance, then mine…ours is the greatest of them all.
**Contains material that some may find disturbing. Not intended for readers under the age of 18**
The title says it all….
As I sit here my mind is working overtime trying to come up with the words to express my true feelings about this book. I literally felt so many emotions while I was reading it. I was sucked in from the very first page.
This book was unlike anything I’ve read before. Sure there were a few predictable things. But the plot itself was unique, and that’s what I loved most about this story.
Ms Leighton did a fantastic job with character development in this book. I felt like I knew the main characters. The more I read the more my heart broke for them. I hurt for them. And although the relationship moved rapidly between Eden and Cole. I didn’t get that insta-love feeling. It was like they were drawn to each other like a moth to a flame. Both damaged. Both needing something. Both struggling with their own issues, but the want for each other only growing stronger by the day.
I’m not going to go into the ending because I feel that is something you as the reader should go into on your own without any help from me. Trust me, you will thank me for it later. I will say this though. I liked what Ms Leighton did. Sorry! I’m not saying any more. lol
Overall, I really enjoyed Pocketful of Sand. I’m happy I read it. I really loved the story and characters. I hope you’ll give it a chance. Ms Leighton’s books are amazing.