Thursday 15 May 2014

Review ~ God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 Stars

“No one respects the flame quite like the fool who’s badly burned.”

This is one of those books that will leave you thinking..WTF have I just read?? While this book will grab a hold of your heart and fill it full of warm and fuzzies, it will also rip it out, stamp all over it, tear it to shreds and leave you a bumbling mess. Seriously though, don’t let the fact that this is an emotional tear jerker put you off, this book is so eloquently written, it’s prose put together with fluidity and so deep and meaningful it will leave you looking at life through a new set of eyes. Tiffanie did a number on me with How to Kill A Rockstar, but this…this one totally took my breath away. I was hooked from the beginning, especially after a personal ad like that…

“If your intentions are pure, I’m seeking a friend for the end of the world.”

Jacob, how could you not fall in love with him. He was quirky, he was different, but he was incredibly honest and down to earth. His voice and thoughts brought such great meaning to this book. I can’t even begin to try and describe him, he was so poetic, intriguing, passionate, consuming yet he was an old soul. I have never come across a character like him. I was immediately drawn to him, like a moth to a flame, I was just waiting for the next line to come from his mouth, I was totally under the Jacob spell.

Jacob wanted to find a friend, potentially more, so he puts the above personal ad in the paper that he works for, expecting nothing to really come from it. After a few disastrous meet ups, he finally meets Beatrice, or as he affectionately calls her “Trixie.” If ever two people were destined to be together, it was these two. They were seriously so well matched. Their relationship begins and from the moment they finally give in, their connection is INTENSE, seriously, they were like two halves of a whole, soul mates.

“I feel like we grew in the same womb or something. Like we’ve been connected from the beginning by blood and veins. Siamese soul lovers. If there could ever be such a thing.”

Trixie was a loner, she really didn’t have any friends, she had no sense of belonging, she just didn’t fit in, until she met Jacob. He opened her up to a wealth of new feelings and emotions. He made her feel cherished, special, loved, wanted, they were more than just lovers, they were finally complete.

This is their story, their life, their end, their beginning and everything in-between.

“We’re all searching for something to fill up what I like to call that big, God-shaped hole in our souls.”

I seriously cannot go into details with this one, this is one of those books that needs to be read, devoured, inhaled, let the story seep deep into your veins, even though it manages to do that anyways. I was thinking about this book for days, it is one of those ones that won’t leave you alone. You cannot help but go back and dissect. I love this author with a passion, she seriously needs to write more. Super talented., I need more books from her…seriously. If ever there is someone that can make you “feel” she does it in spades, I love this type of book, I can’t get enough of them. I just hope that she can manage to take time out of her busy schedule and put pen to paper again.

“There are certain sorrows that never fade away until the heart stops beating and the last breath is taken.”

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