Title: All for You
Series: Beautiful You, Book One
Author: Belle Brooks
Genre: Women's Fiction
Release Date: July 28, 2019
Review Source: Give Me Books Promotions
“I will breathe for you.”
Some people’s bodies are built to run marathons. Others to lift and labour. And some are made so graceful their footsteps are barely heard.
My body was built to be a vessel. It was always built for you.
Maybelline Connors knows stars are not always as faultless as they appear. She knows life is not permanently concreted into its foundations, and love can last a lifetime … even when a lifetime is shorter than one hoped.
May has only one thing left to fight for: her baby. And when the man you love’s heart is breaking, it can be hard to find the beauty in those stars you once adored.
With life there is love … and with love there will always be life.
All for You absolutely destroyed my heart. I believe I cried throughout the entirety of this book. I felt as if I was one with May. She brought me into her heart, made me love her and then made me so angry. Even though I understood, it still hurt to read. I hurt for Will and their families. I had to read in spurts. Only two chapters at a time, then I needed a break for a couple of hours. I found myself doing chores in between these chapters, and during these chores, my sole thoughts were on May and Will. I have had characters take hold of my heart, but not like this. Nothing. Like. This.
I must warn you that you will need an entire box of Kleenex for this story. If you think you’re strong and won’t cry, think again. The details and descriptiveness of May’s disease is gut wrenching. You not only feel May’s pain, but that of Will and their families. All for You is so beautifully written and will evoke every single emotion there is, out of you. Love, sadness, joy, fear, elation, anger and hurt. You will go through it all. I already have book two ... Without You on my TBR, but I’m so fearful that my heart won’t be able to take it. A beautifully written love story, for the strong hearted people out there. Way to go Mrs. Brooks!
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There is no breeze when my stiletto hits the footpath. The air is stale and lifeless. Like me. I slip each foot out of my shoes and hang them from my fingertips. The path is scorching against the flesh of my soles. I’m not sure why I do it—it could be because the path is far too hot for my skin to bear, or it could be because this is a natural act for me, but I run. I run flat out. Running has always alleviated my tension—it’s probably why I started training for this stupid half-marathon in the first place. My handbag slaps at my sides as my feet pound against the tar. Running usually supplies contentment in my life, but right now I feel numb. There is no contentment—no nothing. Maybe if I run far enough away then I won’t have cancer anymore.
Darting in front of a car, I inhale harshly as I wave my apologies before entering a children’s playground on the opposite corner to the medical centre. Children swing freely. The sound of innocent laughter fills the air. The green grass instantly cushions my boiling feet. I stare at its brilliant colouration when my head drops, and my hands grasp my knees.
“It’s okay. Breathe,” I tell myself, trying to slow each breath.
Without warning the grass slowly fades to a haunting grey. I flick my head upwards and my body follows suit. The swings bearing the weight of small children suddenly morph into aged tombstones. This once beautiful playground becomes ugly, as I see only an eerie cemetery. I try to escape the sudden changes and step forward. My lungs seize, causing me to cough hard, and I gasp. I attempt to inhale air, but it’s not entering my body like it should. A stampeding herd pummels my chest, buckling my torso over, folding me in half once more.
“Breathe, May,” I whisper, right before my legs give way. I fall heavily upon my knees as salty tears flow steadily from my disbelieving eyes. Finally, I draw a needy mouthful of air only to release it again in an injured howl.
Please don’t take my life.
Belle Brooks is the International bestselling author of eight novels and multiple novellas. She lives out in the country of Queensland with her incredibly tolerant and crazy family. She writes contemporary romance, romantic comedy and contemporary women's fiction ranging from young adult to adult audiences. She also writes crime and psychological thrillers.
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