- File Size: 1992 KB
- Print Length: 411 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1680581481
- Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC (May 26, 2015)
- Publication Date: May 26, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00XQGSRUK
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #340,292 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I burned through a stash of tissues and comfort food while reading this novel, and I regret nothing.
When I read Love Always, Kate, I loved watching Damian grow from a self-destructive teen into something beautiful—a man redeemed and saved by love … only to fall once more. And I remember feeling heartbroken but satisfied as well that the author didn’t make him find some silver lining in *spoiler alert from book 1* Kate’s death. Because there is nothing fair or sweet about losing someone so young. *end of spoiler*
That being said, Damian was a bit of a mess at the beginning of the novel. I’m not going to ruin the story for you, but I will say that by the end of the book I was sobbing happy tears. Yep, sorry to say, but if you get emotional over happy things, you’ll need your faithful box of tissues.
So, the love interest. I don’t know if other readers approached Elle as I did, but to put it simply, I wasn’t ready to let go of Kate, this beautiful, tragic girl who was larger than life. Apparently, neither was Damian. But then Elle wheedled her way under my skin. Like Damian and like Kate, she knew all about loss, and she’d been in a unique position to understand Damian’s suffering. There is something to be said about enduring the worst with someone else; these two had their trial by fire long before anyone has a right to and they were able to lean on each other. It felt true, deep—real. Ah, these two.
Oh, and the way D Nichole King bridged the two books and love interests was brilliant! Lia … okay, my lips are sealed. I’ve already said too much.
Also this book had very little interaction between the two main characters so it was difficult to connect to their love story.
I need to connect to the characters and their connection and I couldn't feel it with this story. This is just my reading style and this story didn't work for me.
We rejoin Damian four years later as this begins and find that he has not been able to grant Kate's last wish for him - that he let her go. His self destructive tendencies are still intact, but I found them much easier to sympathize with this time around. In my curmudgeonly ways, I do not usually cry over books, and though Love Always, Kate broke through those walls, I believe the tissue count was even higher on this one.
Damian has found a way to balance a routine of college, self destruction and heartfelt visits to the cemetery as we meet up with him. Readers of the previous book (and novella) will recall that he also left Elle behind as he said goodbye to Kate. He has not heard from her since, but she visits with secrets she has kept, and this will turn Damian's world upside down and inside out once again.
This is when the emotions really start spinning. And what a lovely whirlwind it turns out to be. A disclaimer should be made that this book/series are for mature audiences only for explicit sexual situations, but the entire series comes with our highest recommendations for love, loss, light after the darkness, and, overall, hope.
Ok, now, let’s go:
good freaking lord. I may have cried every time Kate’s name was even mentioned, but let’s not dwell on that. This book gives you all the feels. Every single one. Damien’s pain is palpable, his joy is contagious and his love for Lia is tremendous. I oscillating between giggling, crying and gasping.
Damien’s incapable of getting over Kate and he doesn’t want to. His heart will always be with her and his refusal to allow any other person to come near it is both heartbreaking and endearing. It’s been almost five years since Kate lost her battle with cancer, but to Damien – it happened yesterday. He’s never allowed that wound to heal because he thinks that it will allow him to forget her. Instead, he rips it open constantly, drowns himself in the pain, and then drinks and f@-ks to attempt to alleviate it. God, Damien. It hurt to read this.
Obviously, Damien’s in a bit of an unhealthy spot. So when people from his past show up and shake up his life, his emotions scatter. He’s provided an opportunity to get his life together and his attempt at taking it is laudable. Of course, he has no idea what he’s doing, but he’s determined to figure it out. I was incredibly proud of him and I swooned all over myself as he interacted with Lia.
I have to admit, even as Damien started to move on, I felt like he was cheating on Kate. I hated myself for feeling like that – how could he be experiencing so much joy when he was totally in love with Kate? But there are different kinds of love. I rationally know that, but I’m so protective of Kate it’s like a knee-jerk reaction to flip anyone off that even tries to come between Damien and her memory. SIGH.
This book takes you on an emotional ride laced with hope that Damien might get the life he deserves. And I WANTED him to find happiness. This is another ugly-cry book and King, once again, knows how to hit me right in the emotions. Five Stars.
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