I’m so ugly right now! My face is blotchy, my eyes are bloody red, my nails, oh no I have no nails left. I’m a great candidate for any horror movie monster casting call. Even the husband dearest who is normally coolest, mimic-less Scorpio man worried about me and cover my face with trash bag so he stopped screaming when he was looking at me! After I finished this book, I cried so much! I couldn’t help myself. Honestly my friends shaped my life and made me who I am more than my own family. They saw my ups and downs and I seriously did too many mistakes to ruin my life because I’m so reckless and hot tempered, crazy redhead Aries woman and they always saved my ass, punched me, shook me and gave me the ugliest true messages I needed. So when I read a book about testing your relationship with your childhood friend, it was impossible for me gather all those broken pieces of my heart. This book shook me to the core and thought me again instead of earning money, being slaves of material things, we have to collect friends who make us lives better and who help us to be a better person. Bella and Dannie’s heartbreaking, emotional friendship affected me deeply. Before starting to read this book let me tell you the facts about it: This book started so similar with Kristin Harmel’s “Life Intended”, when a woman dreams she can meet with her deceased husband at another universe and when she wakes up she resumes her relationship with her actual boyfriend. But don’t worry! At this story our heroine dreams only one time. Is it premonition? A fantasy about a man she never knows? Beginning of love triangle? You have to read and see by yourself. But one thing for sure, this story is more complex than Kristin Harmel’s because Dannie dreams her best friend’s new boyfriend!!! Don’t wait to read a romcom about time traveling or parallel universes kind of fiction. This book is not a romance story. This is about a woman’s self discovery, life choices and love. And of course there is another heavy stuffs hurt your heart deeply. I don’t want to discuss them because I don’t want to be mean person who love to give spoilers (normally I’m mean and told the movie endings to everyone but when it comes to the books, I’m more tight lipped.) but my emotions were everywhere after I closed the book and story occupied my mind, haunted my dreams. There is no bad guy of the story: The characters are not flawless. All of them have their own antics and irritated attitudes but you can understand each of them’s motives and connect with them easily. It’s an amazing memory trip for me at the sightseeings of NYC including Dumbo, Central Park and of course those delicious deli places( when I move to LA, I protest to eat bagel and pizza because they don’t taste like New York’s famous pastries) Overall: I don’t care lack of romance or resemblances with other books including”One Day in December”! I loved the creative, outstanding, smart and realistic writing, heart wrenching ending even the ending really tore my heart out! Rebecca Serle, you’re amazing but I’m not gonna forgive you to sledgehammer my heart. My head is still spinning and I’m so shaky because of the powerful writing. Special thanks to NetGalley and Atria Books for sharing this meaningful ARC COPY and help me to discover a new writer by sharing this book in exchange my honest review.
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