A story of heartbreak, loss, redemption and second chances: Pocketful of Sand from New York Times bestselling author M. Leighton
“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.
So to sum up all this crazy talk, I LOVED this story. Loved the sexy, stormy, beat down hauntingly beautiful Cole. I loved Eden and her unwavering strength that she claims and I absolutely adored Emma. Sweet dear Emma that made things hard for me to read and hard for me to not want to know more. And the ending, I will never spoil, but I will tell you one thing. It’s definitely one that goes down in the memory book of kick a$$ endings you will never see coming!
Do you know when you sit down to read a story and you just know it’s going to be a beautiful love story; a story that has the power to hold onto your very essence? One that grips you to the point of heartbreak, but also having that heartbreak speak to you on a level that just blows the world to smithereens around you, and you are completely oblivious to it? A story that takes you on a journey that once started in darkness only to be able to take you on the path to a lighter place, a time where reflection and thoughts are so provoking that it brings tears to your eyes? A story that simply is told by the hand and mind of an author that has the ability to downright blow your mind and give you the opportunity to make your own outcome? A story where tiny details has the most significance and you weren’t even aware just how profound the meaning was until the very end?
Well, there aren’t many of those stories like that and I am so excited that I was gifted an advanced copy of A Pocketful of Sand to review. Still as I write this review I know I will never have the words that could ever do it justice, I will never have the articulation to express how very impressive this story was! I completely fell in love with this book. I fell in love with Cole. I fell in love with Eden. I fell hard for Emma. I felt the pain and the heartbreak; I felt the passion and the apprehension. The explosion of feelings ripped from me was nothing short of amazing! J I like my heart ripped out and the rollercoaster of emotions that I go thru. Mind you when I’m in the moment of reading I don’t like it and I scream my head off, but in hindsight, yeah it’s very clear that’s what I love most.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author M. Leighton is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.