Denise and Gavin are over.
381 days into their love affair, Gavin shut the door and Denise is all alone.
At day 380, Denise is trying to figure out how to salvage what’s left of their relationship and by day 200, they are even happier than the day they met; day 1 when Denise knows beginnings are merely endings in disguise.
But what doesn’t kill us will break our hearts.
Travel back 381 days and bear witness to the goodbye before the hello.
“Because when you love big, you never fully come back from it. Big love makes big mistakes and comes back even bigger.”
I have to say this: Cynthia A. Rodriguez has a type of writing that is cathartic, emotional, and vulnerable all at the same. With me saying that, she created a unique story that left me grasping for more of her words. Gimme more.
“Women should never build shrines with the pieces of their broken hearts. No man can ever compete with the god you create from memories.”
I whole-heartedly LOVE the idea of telling stories in reverse. I was first introduced to it last year and have been yearning for more so when I seen Cynthia’s cover reveal I knew exactly what it was going to be. I had to have it.
But when I read it, it was way more than that. I love the way it’s told simply because the redemption and healing of the characters involved in this story line show themselves in completely different lights. And it really freaking worked.
“Love. Something so universal and sought after. Didn’t the world know that the same thing stitching you up was the thing that ripped you to shreds to begin with?”
I really want to point out Cynthia’s poignant and poetic writing. AGAIN. I wish I could copy and paste my entire notebook of kindle highlights but I feel like that would be the whole book and well, that’s illegal so…
This is my first novel by Cynthia but it damn sure won’t be my last. Not a chance. Seeing Denise and Gavin’s love from end to beginning was just as heart breaking as it would have been from beginning to end.