accident.They say true love can last forever.You hit your head, which caused your brain to swell.
Can span any distance, stretch across time, last beyond death.
The pressure against your skull damaged your brain.
Which leads one to wonder …
The damage left you unresponsive to most kinds of stimuli.
If you fall in love in your dreams,
And this unresponsive state is what’s known as a coma.
Can you find that love when you wake up?
babbling, she knew, but she couldn’t stop herself. So she was thankful when
Jones cut her off and yanked her close. He sat up at the same time, and before
she even realized what was happening, he was kissing her.
time – the only time – they’d kissed, he’d disappeared forever. This
time, she was determined to make the most of it. They both shifted onto their
knees, arms going around each other, and when she gasped at the intensity of
his hold, his tongue slipped into her mouth. She moaned and curled her fingers
in his hair, praying the moment would last forever.
this place is the anti-prayer. So shall you think it, so shall it not
hands had moved to cup either side of her face. He pulled away, then leaned
back in for another slow kiss. Tried to say something, then kissed her again.
Once more, and she could just feel it – it was the last one.
could stay here forever,” he whispered, pressing his forehead to hers.
she whispered back. He grabbed hold of her wrists and gently removed her arms
from around his neck.
can’t be. You either go forward, or you go back. You can only stand still for
so long, Adele.”
even know what he was talking about, and she knew he was right. The storm above
them was getting worse. Something was coming. Eternity waited for no one, not
even her, it seemed.
squeezed her eyes shut tight.
Jones. I tried to stand still with you. I tried to get caught in the now with
did. And now I want you to try something else,” his voice was so low, she could
barely hear it over all the thunder.
to concentrate. And then, I want you to open your eyes.”
into her bottom lip and turned her head, brushing her nose against the side of
his cheek so she could remember the feel of him. Inhaled deeply so she could
remember the smell of him. Then she took an even deeper breath and did as she
concentrated on the ground below her. Listened to the storm raging above her.
Felt Jones’ body heat in front of her.
also remembered. Could hear her brother Ocean laugh in her ear, the sound made
such rare appearances. Could picture her brother River standing in front of
her, looking so serious and concerned. Could feel her brother August around
her, giving her one of his big hugs.
around them didn’t lessen in intensity, but it did slow down. Or time slowed,
she couldn’t be sure. There was a terrific booming noise, followed by the sound
of something ripping. At first, she thought it was the sky – the storm must
have really been opening up. Then she felt a tremor in the ground under her,
and she knew what it was.
tree was finally tipping over. It groaned as gravity took hold of its weight
and pulled it over the edge of the cliff. She could actually sense the roots
being ripped from the earth as the tree made a swan dive.
roots came free, they tore apart the face of the cliff. She could feel the
ground crumbling away from her, could tell she was falling. Jones held onto her
for as long as he could, but just as his arms were about to reach their limit,
gravity took over once again and yanked her away completely.
|Reading a book written by Stylo Fantome equals a journey into the unknown. She never ceases to amaze me. I should have known by now that reading the blurb of “while I was away” would do nothing in the way of preparing me for what was to follow actually reading the book.
Already wayyyyyyy before this book came I gave exactly this kind of plot a lot of thoughts due to some private reasons. So it was a no brainer that I had to see how Ms. Fantome worked on the obstacles and logistics. And she did good – with all the twists and turns – ups and downs she squeezed into the plot – gosh – there were times I really lost my way in this plot and I was wondering what might be happening next – and that is a something that does not happen to frequently.
Still I can not help myself but for the second time within one week I have the line “Alice in Wonderland” on the tip of my tongue – . And if this would be a movie there would be a Johnny Depp in the cast because this whole plot is an explosion of color. It is bizarre to say the least – and still it manages to be romantic. It is a rollercoaster of emotions and at the same time you think there have to be drugs involved in this story.
I think this book is one of a kind and I would recommend it with a line like … If you ever felt you wanted to read a love story for adults that felt like Alice in Wonderland – look no further.
My “negative” point … (if you can call it that) I felt there were to many plot strings. Meaning – while I loved all the secondary characters all of their plot strings were to prominent. Sometimes I was about to loose my way wondering which character should have the main attention…
Which makes me wonder in hindsight – maybe that was intentional by the author – I would not put it past her … I just wonder why ? hmmmm
Anyway – 4 stars for this really surprising book Beautifully written and I will never hesitate to pick up a book by this author if the blurb appeals to me as she never ceases to amaze me.
While it really surprised me in a positive way – I felt I could not keep my focus on the leading characters and therefore I was not 100% into the emotional rollercoaster as I should have been.