Saturday, 15 November 2014

Review ~ Rainfall by Melissa Delport

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 Stars

“The universe is cruel. Life is not fair. Our ability to feel and to love is our weakness; this is what it means to be human.”

This is going to be a hard review to write because too much will give the story away. This is a book that you will need to go into totally blind. I will admit it is a bit of a slow burner in the beginning, but please give this book a chance, because the further you go in, the more compelling the read becomes.

We first meet Paige when she and her boyfriend are moving into their new apartment, he goes out for supplies and never comes back, he is killed in an armed robbery, wrong place, wrong time, but he died the hero. Losing the love of her life Paige swears off men and instead throws herself into her work and her family, more pertinently her father who is ravaged by Alzheimer’s. That is until she meets…Adam.

“Someone once famously said that we should live each day as if it is our last because one day it will be. And I do. I hug the people that I love and I try to do one thing each month that scares me.”

Adam sweeps Paige off her feet, instantly hitting it off these two were made for each other. Although it pains her to admit, her feelings for Adam are much stronger than those for her first love. She loves Adam with a passion, that deep all-consuming love and the feeling is mutual. These two together were so good. I was glad that Paige took that leap of faith, she became spontaneous for a split second and that split second changed the rest of her life.

Her life is changed once again, when she find Adam cheating, but this one hurts the most, this is one that she cannot come back from, that is until she gets visitor and that visit gives her the determination to fight for the man that she loves.

This story blind-sided me, just when you think you know where it is going there are twists and turns that you never see coming, but it is those that keep this story unique. I was totally consumed by their story, I felt the emotion and I had a strong connection to both characters. I had tears galore in parts yet I was laughing in others. This book is an emotional journey, these two have adversities to overcome, their path is not easy, but together they are united. They fight for their love and they need that to get through what lies ahead. 

I would love to go into details but it would be a travesty and I really cannot say anymore without giving the game away, but please take a chance and give this book a read. If you are an emotional person like me you are going to love it, if you love the element of surprise and trying to unravel a plot, then you will also love this book. My only little nit-pick was that the characters were American yet some of the conversation was typically English, I am sure that this will be picked up by others but other than that I loved it all. Fantastic read.

 “If there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s that life doesn’t need to be perfect. It just needs to be lived.”

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