“Our baby died on prom night, and nothing was ever the same again.”
Corabelle doesn’t feel like any of the other college girls. On what should have been one of the happiest nights of her life, she and her boyfriend Gavin watched a nurse disconnect the ventilator from their seven-day-old baby. During the funeral two days later, Gavin walked out and never returned.
Since then, her life has been a spiral of disasters. The only thing that has helped is her ability to black out whenever the pain gets too hard to bear, a habit that has become an addiction.
When Gavin shows up in her astronomy class four years later, he is hell-bent on getting her back, insisting she forgive him. Corabelle knows she can’t resist the touch that fills the empty ache that has haunted her since he left. But if he learns what she has done, if he follows the trail back through her past, her secrets will destroy their love completely. And once again, she’ll lose the only person who always believed she was innocent.
*ARC received through NetGalley*
This is a very emotional read. I have no idea how I would deal with a loss like that. I loved how the author used dual point of view and time flashbacks. It made the story so much more emotional.
Corabelle and Gavin go through something no couple should ever have to experience. Due to their loss, they both have their own inner demons they’re struggling with.
This writer really pulled me in during the birth, hospitalization and ultimate death of baby Fin. My heart broke for this young couple. It was touching and incredibly sad.
Where Gavin dealt with this by running away and using booze and hookers to cope, Corabelle just went numb, not living at all and not moving on.
They handle their problems in completely opposite ways from one another, and yet they’re going through the same thing. This sameness is ultimately what brings them back together, but it is possible for them to get past the things they’ve been through? To find out, you’ll have to read the book!
The ending left me kind of unsatisfied. There was no real cliffhanger but the author lets us know there will be more to come in a second book.