He found me in blood and tears.
I stayed with him through darkness and fire.
We loved each other in the moment between innocence and bitter truth.
We were the kids easily ignored, who grew into adults we hardly knew.
We weren't meant to last forever. And we didn't.
He ran away.
I tried to move on.
Yet I never stopped thinking about the boy who had fought to keep me alive in a world that would have swallowed me whole. He was the past that I buried, but never forgot.
Until the day I found him again, years after believing I had lost him forever.
And in cold, resentful eyes, I saw the heart of the man who had been everything when I had nothing at all. So I vowed to hold onto the second chance that was stolen from the children we had been.
Sometimes fate is ugly. Life can be twisted.
And who we are can be ruined by who we once were.
For two people who had survived so much, we would have to learn how to hold on before we were forced to let go.
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I loved this book! This is one of my favorite books i have read this year. Great job A. Merideth Walters.
This is a great story that goes beneath the surface. Who knows why that person is where they are or why?
“Life had taught me hard lessons. Don’t give away what you can’t afford to loose. A smile. A glance. Your tears. Your soul.” “We had felt like a force of nature. Unstoppable. Destined. We thrived on the passion and confidence of youth that left no room for doubt. We loved each other. And in the ugly world we inhabited, it was a light we had clung to.” “I had thought about him every day for the past fifteen years. Yoss had broken off a big part of me that day in the rain. He had been my moon. My stars. My everything when I had nothing at all.” Every once and a while, a story comes along and just captures your heart. It’s different. It’s refreshing. It makes you question things and wonder what you would do if you were ever put in one of these situations. One Day Soon is that book for me. One Day Soon is dark, powerful, raw and gritty. This is not your typical hearts and flowers type of romance. The story of Yoss and Imi is not an easy one. Their story is gripping and completely memorizing. It will take you on a journey that you won’t expect. Your heart will ache. You will find yourself wondering what you would do if you were put in their situation. How far would you go to survive? What would you be willing to sacrifice in the name of love and safety? I am not going to say much about this story because, I don’t want to spoil it for you. Yoss and Imi’s story is one that has just got to be experienced. I will tell you though, that this is not an easy story. It is not for everyone and the subject matter is pretty intense and eye opening. However, if you can keep and open mind, you will be treated to a really incredible story. One that I could not put down. One that I could not look away from. I had to know what happened to Yoss and Imi. I had to know how things would play out. This story took me on such an incredible journey. It made me smile and gave me hope. It frustrated and angered me. It brought tears to my eyes. It broke my heart countless times. It showed me just how real and powerful real love can be. One Day Soon is incredibly well written. It is a unique and refreshing tale. It is a story of lost innocence and second chances- not just in life, but in love as well. It is a story of hope for a better life and the sacrifices that we make along the way. The characters are real and complex. You can’t help but get consumed in their story and pray that they get a HEA. This story was not at all what I was expecting. It was so much more. This is one of those stories that is impossible to not become a part of you. Yes, this is one of those stories that I know will be staying with me long after The End. *I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started to read this book...my emotions were everywhere...I gasped, had tears in my eyes, laughed and cried all the while trying to catch my breath! As I read this book I saw two people broken, lost and yet they felt loved with in the group that they protected. Yoss and Imi grabbed my heart at the beginning and had it throughout the entire book...I was in tears when I realized that Imi was alone again and so happy that they found each other again yet 15 yrs later...the circumstances that reunited them were unreal..but Imi was not going to give up on Yoss and was determined to keep him close not matter what it took! As Imi takes us through the beginning of their relationship...struggling to find food, keep warm and what takes place in and around the "Pit". We see friendships made a family formed with this group of homeless individuals who loved each other unconditionally! Imi goes home...goes on to finish school and college and becomes a social worker in a hospital...her way of giving back, helping those who need it but are still very proud. As I read this story I felt like my heart was going to come out of my chest hoping that what I thought was going to happen did not! This is not a feel good happy story...but the story pulled me in and I kept on reading until I found that I had finished the book. Ms. Walters story is so very well written she had me feeling I was right there with them going through all they did. I am so very glad that I just took a chance and brought the book, especially since it not the typical type of story I read but I am so so very glad that I did!