The city, it used to be a place I loved and missed with an ache in my gut. It was home. The place where I grew up, where I had fun, where I had my friends, where life was as good as I knew it to be. Then I was shipped off to a place that begins the story of how I fell in love, just to screw everything up. ~ Noah Gish
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Title: Looking Back On Forever
Author: Kat Alexander
Oh my god. The emotions. The tears. The roller coaster of everything i wish i could have wiped away as easily as my tears with a tissue, but couldn't. i've felt this torn once before, and that was when i read Amber Lacie's Breathe, and that took me days to feel remotely normal again, and Looking Back On Forever made all those scars fresh again. I'm not sure if i should thank Kat Alexander for making me feel this way, or simply curse her for making me lose control of my ability to regain some sort of semblance of normalcy after feeling as though my heart was torn to shreds. Thank goodness that some good came out of it, which was to find what a gem Kat Alexander is as an author. In this novel we get to live and feel (not just read) Claire and Noah's love for each other through the years. From the moment they realize that they were made for one another to the moments when life happens and all their plans and dreams have to take a back seat to what needs to be done.
Every single time i came to pick up this book, i had to start a mantra that no matter what, they'll make it. They simply had to. Love like that doens't always happen and rarely as strong as they've felt it. Honestly, i'm not sure what else to say about Looking Back On Forever without giving too much away, so i won't. all i'm going to say is that this is one book that you need to savor, to enjoy, to roll with the deep punches and especially have that box of tissues beside you so that you can finally breathe once you've flipped that last page. My only hope is that Kat Alexander's next release be just as powerful and emotional, but at the same time, i'll settle with memorable.
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