Sunday, March 15, 2015

ARC Review of Pocketful of Sand by M. Leighton

Goodreads Summary:
“She’s beauty for my ashes. And I’m hope for her heartache.”—Cole Danzer.

I don’t know what makes a great love story. Is it that instant attraction when boy meets girl? The passionate kisses and the fairy-tale ending? Or is it a lifetime of tragedy, paid in advance, for a few stolen moments of pure bliss? The pain and the suffering that, in the end, you can say are worth it for having found the missing piece of your soul? 

The answer is: I don’t know. I don’t know what makes a great love story. I only know what makes my love story. I only know that finding Cole when I did, when Emmy and I were running from a nightmare, was the only thing that saved me. That saved us. He was more broken than I was, but somehow we took each other’s shattered pieces and made a whole. If that is what makes a great love story, if that is what makes an epic romance, then mine…ours is the greatest of them all.

**Contains material that some may find disturbing. Not intended for readers under the age of 18**

My Review:
Pocketful of Sand will touch your heart so be prepared to have your heart strings tugged. Eden has not had an easy life. Her parents didn't want children, so when Eden came a long she was given to a couple to watch. This was ok for a while until something happened. This something led to one of the best things in Eden's life. She was never the same after that night. Forever changed at an age when you shouldn't have to grow up. She has made her way to a little beach town with her daughter Emmy. They like it there. It seems like a good place to be, to hide. On her first trip to the beach she meets the town crazy, Cole. It was an interesting encounter. One that leaves her breathless. He is gorgeous but, something is wrong with him. Could these two broken souls mend each other?

Cole is a beautiful man. He is handy too which is nice. Considering at one point her bathtub facet falls off the wall and is spraying water at her and everywhere and who comes to the rescue?? Cole! I can't image something like that happening. Seriously!!! He is gentle and sweet and broken. I can not imagine how he feels after what happened in his life. I simply would be broken. After Cole encounters Eden his heart does something it hasn't in a long time. Is it a betrayal? Can he get over his guilt and be happy again?

This book really touched my heart. Any time children are involved it is so much worse. Children can't protect themselves. Never have I been so angry with a character (Ryan)! You will understand when you read the book. Eden deserves a happy ending. How will it end? The choice is yours ;)

1 comment:

  1. I want to read this so bad!! I'm seeing it everywhere and everyone is raving about it! Lovely review, B!

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