The Story of Us
D. Nichole King
February 9th 2017
Every life is made of thousands of them, each one strung together with the next. Some are yellow and happy, some are blue and sad, and some…Some wipe out color altogether.“I love you,” is what I should have told Maverick.“I’m sorry.”“I’m still fighting.”Instead I just watched him leave.Now my husband, my everything is battling for each breath, and all I can do is stare at the machines as the clock ticks off precious minutes.The doctors said the first twenty-four hours are critical—but every moment is critical.You never know which will be your last.This is our story, and I’m not ready for it to end.
When I read THE STORY OF US by D. Nichole King all I could think about was … She must have experienced something like this or know someone who has.
There is no way you could write something like this in such a way without having the misfortune of a personal experience.
Because of the very special way the story is told basically everything about this story hurt. And it hurt a lot. It felt so real … this story could be you, me, anybody.
At times again I thought that I will hopefully never find myself in such a situation. But in the blink of an eye anything can change and and the only hope is that when it happens you will have no regrets.
We walk through little more than 2 years in the life of the leading characters – we follow their building relationship, in a “now and then kind” of telling.
With the focus and starting point of the now where we find them at the crossroads from several points of views that will be revealed during reading.
The setting is gut-wrenching and I felt that hart and cold steel cramp around my body that would not let me breath at times.
One session deep into the night was all it took for me to finish this book as I could not find a point where I was comfortable enough to stop reading to go to sleep.
That being said … please feel this book as much as I did …