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The Story of Us by D. Nichole King
TITLE: The Story of Us
AUTHOR: D. Nichole King
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: 9th February, 2017
Every life is made of thousands of them, each one strung together with the next. Some are yellow and happy, some are blue and sad, and some…
Some wipe out color altogether.
“I love you,” is what I should have told Maverick.
“I’m still fighting.”
Instead I just watched him leave.
Now my husband, my everything is battling for each breath, and all I can do is stare at the machines as the clock ticks off precious minutes.
The doctors said the first twenty-four hours are critical—but every moment is critical.
You never know which will be your last.
This is our story, and I’m not ready for it to end
THE STORY OF US:
PRESENT DAY: A night that’s mean’t to be a night of celebration of their One Year Wedding Anniversary is anything but because Alieya Tavare is sitting at home alone in their cramped apartment with only their cat to keep her company, lonely, and thinking of the past and where it all fell down around their ears, Maverick yet again at the office working late where he’s been working for the last twenty five months.
THIS ISN’T HOW IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE
I want him to come home and whisper that this is only a small moment in time and it won’t last forever.
Dinner going cold in the oven, to falling asleep with her trusty cat to waking up by the doorbell chiming at 1.53am and a lone police officer stating that there had been an accident involving Maverick
We were carefree and happy and naive. Before school, before life, before these last six months. How quickly that all crashed around us.
PAST: On holiday in Cancun Ali aka Alieya is holidaying with her bestie when enjoying the freedom of being single and dipping into the waters she’s stung by a jellyfish and in excruciating pain that needs immediate attention and that comes in the form of Maverick peeing on her leg. A unique hilarious encounter of how these two first met had me in stitches. These two only had one speed and that was fast, they met, they crushed, they liked, they fell in love, a quick fire engagement, living together, to marriage in a matter of weeks, months. But they were the happiest they had ever been, they didn’t fall under any normal labels, their relationship was what it was.
I think about the happy moments Man and I shared. Our time in Cancun. The dance under the stars. His smile. His silly pet name for me ( Jellysnack ) That was us. The whole, take on the world, in love us. The us before we broke.
Flits from Part to Present effortlessly
This was a journey of self discovery, life can throw many curveballs, some traffic others life changing, weither we can roll with the punches and come out on the other side as a better and stronger person constitutes what this book is about. Alieya and Maverick went through varying degrees of ups and downs in their relationship, the late nights he had to work at the office to make a better life for them both, which took it’s toll on not only on their relationship but Alieya was the one who suffered and felt like she was in a one way relationship, add in a tragic event which could’ve had far worse consequences they came out of it better and stronger for it as a couple. Through all of that though their love always shined through in techno colour.
A heartbreaking realistic, truly beautifully well written story.