Absolute Love by Erin Everleigh
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Phoebe has experienced a lot of tragedy in a short amount of time. She spirals down into a deep depression plagued by nightmares and she pushes away those who love her the most. Her husband tries to save her from herself, but he struggles to make her see what her future really could be. We see Phoebe's thoughts through her dream journal and how she tries to make sense of it all.
This book was a tough read for me. There is a lot of sadness and I found myself wondering if we were ever going to see good things happen for Phoebe. There are a lot of heavy subjects here. However, the writing is excellent. The author brings the reader right into the story. 4 out of 5
My mind has become consumed with anger, bitterness and resentment. With my mother gone, pieces of my past have been lost forever. I had desperately tried to respect my mother’s wishes and not ask about my father. But deep inside, not knowing the truth left me feeling empty and incomplete – as if a part of me were locked away, just beyond my grasp. I'd always assumed that my mother would eventually tell me the truth – when she was ready. But now that she is gone, I don’t know how to cope with the fact that I will never truly understand who I am.
Justin doesn’t understand. I don’t think he ever really understood why it was so important for me to get answers. I should have known better than to try to talk to him about what I was feeling. I wish I could rid myself of these terrible thoughts and haunting dreams. But I can’t and I'm spiraling out of control. I feel myself slipping away from reality and from those around me. I'm keeping everyone at a distance. I'm terrified to let anyone see the person I’ve become. But in doing so, I'm alienating every person who was ever close to me and feel more alone than ever.
5 Star Praise for Absolute Love:"Absolute Love is an exceptional debut novel. Written in joint POV, which i love, you get see the devastating effect Phoebe's loss has not only on her but also on Justin her husband." ~Bare Naked Words~ "This debut novel was one of my favorite reads so far this year!" Make sure you set aside plenty of time to read this one as you won't want to stop once you get started - it is that good! ~Nerd Girl~ "Absolute Love is confronting and raw. It’s emotionally charged. It’s beautiful and heart warming. It’s about love." "We commend Erin on her début novel. A definite 5 star read." ~Bloggers from Down Under~
Canadian born and raised, Erin Everleigh, is the mom of three girls, who always keep her on her toes - twins age 7 and an older sister who is 9. She has a self-confessed addiction to reading that her family will certainly corroborate, and you will rarely find her without her kindle at arm’s length constantly feeding this obsession. She is the author of newly released novel, Absolute Love. A story that composed itself in her head, which she could no longer ignore. After months of writing out chapters on her iPhone, she finally opened up her laptop and decided to take the plunge.
Amazon US Amazon UK Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/Absolute-Love-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00SC98XBE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1421446010&sr=1-1&keywords=absolute+love Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1121080156?ean=2940151754804 Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/absolute-love-1 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id958712284