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Monday, May 23, 2016

Leap by M.R Joseph


 



Genre:
YA Fiction
Publication.Date:April 25th 2014
Pages:204
Published By:  M.R. Joseph

My review copy:
I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

Where to get:

 Amazon 




What if you had no idea your “future” lived beside you your whole life? What if that person was also your best friend? What would you do when you finally realized it?

MacIntyre “Mack” Cooper and Corrine “Rinny” Blanchard have known each other since birth. Living next door to one another on the South Shore of Long Island, and their parents being best friends, meant growing up together was unavoidable. Their bond made them inseparable.

What Corrine didn’t expect was the attraction she began to feel towards her best friend as the two grew older.

As Corrine’s feelings evolve over time and tragedies transpire, she must put her feelings for Mack aside and continue to be just his best friend- unconditionally- when he needs her the most.

However, what happens when the person you love most in the world is taken away without warning just when you need them the most? Would you give up hope or would your love keep hope- and him alive?

No one knew Rinny like Mack did. No one ever would. Mack’s advice to her was when life takes a turn, and your faith is tested and your dreams seem out of reach, sometimes you just have to take the leap

Mack was my first everything. My first friend. My first partner in crime, my first batting coach, my first kick to a set of balls, my first kiss, my first...love. My only love. The one man who could bring me to my knees just with the sheer masculinity of his voice. Words rolled off Mack's tongue like sinful chocolate. Velvet and silky. His words were mesmerizing, intoxicating, and forceful at times, but no matter what you hung onto each one.

Corrine, I believe in miracles. I believe that there's someone watching over him and that he'll be back with us soon. I have to believe that. You have to believe that and everyone else who loves him needs to believe that. 
 
Each day gets harder and harder. Every day when there's no word about Mack, it pulls me down. So far down sometimes I don't think I can ever climb back up. There's no God. If there were, this life, or lack of wouldn't exist. I'm tired of feeling sorry for myself. I'm tired of lying to Haven. I'm tired of it all. 


 
 Rinny and Mack became best friends in utero, when their parents moved in next door to each other. Over the years that followed they were each others best friend, confidante, from childhood, to adolescence, to high school and college, they were always right there in front of each other sharing every funny, scary, embarrassing, honest truth with each other, there was nothing they couldn't say to one another, no instance in their young lives where they wouldn't support each other, for years they were each others person until the unthinkable happens and Rinny is forced to face her life without Mack. She is forced to stand on her own two feet without Mack. Will she survive?

Moving back and forth from present circumstances to the beginning and beyond of Mack and Rinny's relationship, this story delves into the heart and soul of a relationship that has lasted decades. Through the years these two have been everything to each other. They have lived through each other. They have loved each other. Now when the most horrific thing happens to one of them, how will the other live on?

I loved everything about this book. The way the author jumped back and forth from present to various different time periods in the characters lives. The way the author made Rinny so raw and real and relatable. The way the story twisted and turned so much that you couldn't possibility know what emotion you would feel next. Loved it all. This is a definite must read for any reader. Add it to your shelves today!
 



 


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