this book is ripping my heart out.
i'm a little over 1/2 way through, and i am sort wishing i'd taken the whole day off tomorrow instead of just the afternoon, because i want to stay up all night until i finish the book. and then i know i'll be chomping at the bit for the sequel (MINE). agh!
i don't normally like angsty books. i get seriously irritated. i tend to not even read them if a review says they're angsty, or hints that it's a big part of the storyline. idk if no one mentioned it in the reviews of this story, or if the premise was just too tempting to resist, but i'm GLAD that i'm reading it. it's ... well, i was getting super annoyed w/ it there for a bit. brooke's one track mind full of lust is seriously a little bit unnerving. i mean, i'm all for objects of desire & everything, but she's a little over the edge!
but then, she finally gets remy to open up a little, and i was already swooning over his control and his not wanting to give in to her (cuz he's a guy, and who does that?), and then ... full on major swoon factor going on!
in other, non-book news of the day...
my friend linda is retired, but has a baking business of sorts, and she makes DIVINE cupcakes & cakes, and i ordered a lemon berry cake. it was small, but still didn't want to take the whole thing home & devour it (obvs), so i shared w/ my team at work. : )
i had a little blurb about daddy i was going to share, but i posted that on fb instead, so i will just say that right now i'm struggling w/ some things, and am very thankful for my friends & family & co-workers. your words of encouragement really help me. i still struggle, and things are still hard some days. but knowing that i can SAY that, and that y'all will understand & send me prayers & words & support... it means a lot, and i'm very very blessed. so, thank you!!
and i know i chatter on about my books, and that some books (like this one) i share a lot of as i'm reading them, but they help, too. especially when they make me laugh and make my heart swell, but even when they make me cry. they offer an emotional outlet that i don't get elsewhere. my co-workers are all married (or soon to be so) and often share stories about their husbands, and a couple of them are expecting, and some days ... i can't finish that thought. anyway. i'm happy for them, and i like hearing about their families.
music is another favorite outlet, and i know recently i've been semi-promoting five finger death punch. their new album has GREATLY helped me a lot recently (along w/ the usual shinedown, yanni, three days grace, phil collins, etc...). two of my favorite songs on the new album, M.I.N.E. and Watch You Bleed i just keep playing over & over again. (yes, there's swearing in the 2nd one.)(also, the 2nd one seems really violent, but ... idk, it's almost mournful, and it just makes me feel better.)(i think you should see if you can listen to them online, so you can hear the music w/ the lyrics & maybe enjoy them, too!) : )
"M.I.N.E (End This Way)"