Book Review — All this time by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott
True love. A beautiful phrase that gives meaning to relationships and makes them beautiful too.
What does a perfect couple mean? A couple where two people who are so much in love with each other, who never fight and are always happy? Well, honestly I don’t think so. A perfect couple is when two people who are so much in love quarrel and fight with each other, sometimes even get very mad at each other but at the end always make their way to each other to get their happily ever after. But do all true lovers and perfect relationships get a happy ending? What if suddenly one day everything ends because of some reckless mistake that could have been avoided..? Can we find another true love and believe in it?
Written by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott this book takes you on a journey of losing and finding love. Wait…sounds ordinary? Well, it is not. This journey makes is magical- because it has the magic of making you laugh and cry, make you feel hurt and joyful, make you scared and relieved too.
Mikki Daughtry is a screenwriter and novelist, currently residing in Los Angeles. She graduated from Brenau University where she studies Theatre Arts. She is one of the co-authors, with Rachael Lippincott, of #1 New York Times bestseller Five Feet Apart. She enjoys watching old black-white movies, listening to Doris Day on repeat, or reading ancient Greek plays, during her leisure time.
Rachael Lippincott graduated from the University of Pittsburgh from where she holds a degree of BA in English writing. She currently resides in Pittsburgh with her wife and their dog.
Kyle and Kimberly are the ideal perfect couple always making their way to each other no matter how much they fight. Or at least that is what Kyle thinks. But on graduation night Kimberly breaks up with him, but that is not the worst thing that happens to them that night. Their car crashes. Kyle has got a brain injury, and when he wakes up he finds out that Kimberly is dead. He is devasted because that is not the end that Kyle wanted, not being able to even see Kimberly again. He felt no one understood him… Until Marley came into his life. Marley is also suffering from her loss. And both of them understand each other the way no one else can. From, hiding their pains to sharing each part of their life, connected by the little things around them, the journey of Marley and Kyle is going perfect. But something happens again…and just when Kyle is starting to put his life together, everything crashes down, again. He has to accept reality, but will reality accept him? Will, he ever get back his true love again and feel those emotions again? Or will he just lose everything?
The story has the beautiful and mesmerizing essence of focusing on the little things that make you fall in love with the person. The way Mikki and Rachael have focused on the meticulous details, that makes true love so beautiful and meaningful, instead of focusing on the bigger picture grasps your complete attention and makes you want to read the book in just one go. Love is not always about grand gestures or expressing how one feels about the other every time. It’s also about healing and growing together. It’s about loving your partner unconditionally. Making them feel safe not just by hugs but by words too. Sometimes little moments can also give you a lifetime of happiness in a way that you would have never even imagined.
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