My Rating: Five Stars
Sex Scenes: Yes, but not that explicit.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Subject: Young love & God.
Summary:Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, They’re in each other all along. RUMI
It starts out so simply. Anna runs away to Thailand, drags her best friend Dante with her and spends a few weeks away, taking on other people’s problems while getting away from her own. She meets the enigmatic Jude Grayson, and for as long as it’s clear to both of them that it ends when they leave, she thinks she’s got the perfect fling planned out.
Or does she?
Anna returns home to find that her life is no longer the way it once was, and that she can’t stop thinking about him. She learns through tragedy that nothing she’s ever believed in has turned out to be true. The worst part? The people she loved were keeping a secret from her. And that no matter what she does, no matter how hard she fights against it, every path she takes keeps leading her back to Jude.
This is a story about love, found in a faraway place by two very unlikely people. It is also a story about friendship and loyalty and fighting for what you have despite the illogical mystery of fate. With the struggle between morality and guilt, faith and acceptance, there comes a learning that even the best-laid plans are powerless against the alignment of the universe.
From the beaches of Thailand to the streets of New York, three friends, Anna, Dante, and Jude will learn the hard way that once providence steps in, there is nothing in the world that can change what is truly meant to be.
This book was just PERFECT.
The characters were genuine and beautiful in their own way, each of them were flawed and troubled, but aren’t we all?
When I first started reading this book I had doubts about it because I realized that religion played a big part in it, but now I can understand that it doesn’t matter what do you believe in, not believing in the church didn’t taint my love for this book, I understood Jude’s belief and Anna’s troubles taking him away from God.
And that is what makes this an amazing book and Christine an over the top talented writer.
The idea that everything in life might be predestined to happen and that all the things we go through are just ways of keeping balance, just blew me away, it makes sense, I just had never looked at it in that way.
It’s a Romantic concept that no matter what you do, who you think you love, or how lonely you feel, you will find THAT person that was just made for you, and in that moment you wouldn’t feel as if he completes you, you will know him in your heart and soul and have a feeling of coming home.
What the book taught me overall, was not to take anything for granted, you may never know how long you have left to enjoy that person, could be friend or lover, or your life… be as it may… you just have to trust your heart and go for it, fate will figure out the rest.
I have to confess that Dante’s journey broke my heart, I cried my eyes out and he was my favorite character in the book, because even though he was not the first option for her he gave her his everything.
If you already fell for this book buy it now !