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- Print Length: 276 pages
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- Publication Date: June 28, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0737L2Y1K
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,933 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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“He tasted like heartbreak and hope, and my skin lit up with a thousand heat spots.”
Mila is in London for a month, working for her brother, and grieving a lost love. Ever the eternal optimist, she doesn’t let her bereavement define her or her days. A shocking incident brings her into contact with Ames.
“I’d felt something deep within me shift – like it was making room, allowing feelings to bloom in the dead space inside my chest.”
Ames is taciturn, almost hostile, and reluctant where Mila is concerned. That’s because she threatens his peace of mind and in danger of rocking the status quo. He himself is still grieving a loss of his own, and bears responsibilities out of love and duty on his shoulders. He is just going through the motions, but Mila’s presence in his life brings colour, laughter, and evokes new feelings.
“When I say you’re beautiful, that you smell like something as abstract and ridiculous as sunshine, that you absolutely dazzle me – I’m not saying that for any reason except to state a fact.”
I thought this was a moving novel, and I loved the story behind the title. I loved how Mila brought Ames back to life. I loved how Ames acted almost against his own volition but, once he opens himself up to new possibilities, he is welcoming and giving, and really quite romantic.
A beautiful story about love, loss, guilt, and healing. Definitely recommend.
Mired in grief and weighed down by loss, Mila finds herself in London and unexpected drawn to a stranger. In a time and a place where she expected nothing, Mila finds herself opening up to more.
Ames is a man tortured by his own past, a man struggling daily with his own grief. And then out of nowhere he finds himself forming a connection with Mila, a woman who shares in his pain and has her own.
The Weight of Life isn't merely a love story, it's so much more, it's a second chance at life (and love), it's a story of moving past grief, of letting someone in even when it hurts, even when it's scary. The journey Ames and Mila take together through the pages of this book will draw you in and hold your attention, throwing emotions at you, hitting you in all the right places, and leaving you rooting for these characters.
If you give them a chance, you'll fall in love with Mila and Ames and all their flaws, you'll find yourself digging deeper into their story and be left in awe at how it all comes together.
Mila is just wonderful. I loved her character from the beginning. She's strong, fierce, and no matter what life has thrown at her, she still finds it in herself to be happy, to smile at others and share some of her light. The minute her eyes landed on Ames, I knew. I just knew these two people were going to help each other heal and love like no other. Ames is a brooding character, but once he lets his walls down, you are going to fall hard for him. He's strong, he's caring, and he takes care of others like no one else. His love speaks magnitudes to the world.
So to any readers that enjoy a true romance, with characters who have to find a way to love again, you are going to be blown away with this book. I'm so glad I got to read it because it left butterflies in my stomach and a smile on my face. I give The Weight of Life by Whitney Barbetti 5 out of 5 PROMISED STARS!
The Weight of Life was very slow; in some places, if it weren’t for feeling like the characters were interesting, I would have quit reading. The plot just didn’t hold much interest for me, I found myself much more interested in learning about the lives of the supporting characters than I was the main characters. Every time I thought the book was going to really delve into something that was going to pull on my heartstrings it quickly reversed directions, which did feel in keeping with the damage the MCs had experienced but it did take away from the reading experience, for me.
I will say that Whitney Barbetti develops some great characters, they were relatable, real, flawed, and interesting. They all had aspects of their personalities that left me wanting to know more about them. They saved this book for me and were the only reason I stuck with the book until the end.
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