♥️ Two heart-breaking tragedies....
♥️ One last chance to get it right.
From New York Times best selling author Cassia Leo, comes an epic love story about rewriting destiny.
Over the course of five years, Mikki and Crush cross paths on three separate occasions. Their first encounter changes Mikki's life forever, but their second meeting leaves them both buried beneath the emotional wreckage of a violent attack. Mikki is left with more questions and grief than she can handle, while Crush is forced to forget the girl who saved his life.
Now nineteen years old, Mikki Gladstone has decided she's tired of the mind-numbing meds. She books a flight to Los Angeles to end her life far away from her loving, though often distant, family.
Twenty-one-year-old Crush has always channeled his blackest thoughts into his music, but he's never had great aspirations. He decides to fly to Los Angeles to record a demo of the only song he's never performed in public; a song he wrote for a girl he doesn't even know: Black Box. He has no expectations of fame and he's never felt like his life had any purpose... until he meets Mikki in Terminal B.
When Mikki and Crush cross paths for the third time in Terminal B, neither has any idea who the other person is; until they slowly piece together their history and realize that fate has more in store for them than just another love story.
Mikki is a young woman with little and no hope in her life. Tired of living, and oh so tired of her mental pain, she realises that release is her choice and freedom possible. Her plan is to travel to the ocean and take all those tablets she has secreted away but the flight she books will change the course of her life.
Crush is a young man torn asunder by guilt but he has channeled all his emotions into writing one song, Black Box and he wants to travel to Los Angeles to perform it. He doesn't really expect fame or fortune but at the terminal he meets a young woman, Mikki, whose very essence calls to him. As they learn more about each other, it's clear fate has a strange way of leading us mere mortals through life and with love anything is possible.
What a unique book and so very different from what I expected. I can well understand now why this author’s work has been so highly praised. From the very beginning the reader is pulled into the story as we follow Mikki and her very real wish to end her life. This sounds like such a dreadful premise and yet the author cleverly uses a dual prospective to bring her story to life with flashbacks showing previous events that resonate in the present.
Such a multiple layered story, I felt as if I was unraveling the most beautiful and heartbreaking love story. Yes, there is heartbreak in this book but there's love and hope too. Broken damaged people finding and saving each other. A memorable story that will stay with me. This was happily a standalone book but I will certainly be checking out other stories from this very talented author. This is aimed at new adults due to its dark content and is not suitable for younger readers.