Hello and happy hump day, bibliophiles! Okay, so here’s the deal. I finished my latest read last night, and I’ve been chomping at the bit all day to get my review to you guys. Unfortunately, work has been a bitch that loves to kick my ass lately, so I didn’t get time until now. I’m home and cozy in bed, so here goes. I can’t wait anymore!
A Love Letter to Whiskey by Kandi Steiner left me thoroughly speechless. I turned the last page with tears in my eyes and emotions that ranged from one end of the spectrum to the other. Between B and Jamie, I had my work cut out for me, and they left me an utterly destroyed, emotional wreck.
It seems that timing has the potential to be everything, and they were no exception to that rule.. which left me with an overwhelming sense of nausea and fury for most of this story.
At least I could agree with B when she said we would most likely hate her. For chunks of this book, I really and truly did. She infuriated me! When you have a man loving and worshipping you the way Jamie did, you do your best to fight it out and make it work. You can have it all (job, man, kids, dream life, etc) if you sort your priorities and compartmentalize as best you can. It seemed to always happen a beat too late for them, and I wanted to scream and rip my hair out with the destruction they left behind. One of the reasons I disliked her so much, was because I saw a lot of myself in her, and with every moment I agreed and sympathized with B, I was cringing and my heart was breaking, because I knew she was making some terrible decisions, and I think they’re some of the same decisions I would’ve made. It’s awful because it can be considered incredibly selfish. However, I don’t have a perfect chunk of a man who is madly in love with me and would give me anything just to be with me the way she did in Jamie. I wanted to shake some sense into her repeatedly! Thankfully, best friend Jenna came to her rescue as the voice of reason. Her heart-to-heart convos and tough love seemed to be some of the only things that kept B on track so she could see what she really wanted in her life.
Jamie is no angel in this equation either, I promise. Of course I wanted to cheer every time he said what they both were thinking, but he did his fair share of f*cking up too. There were several mixed messages involved, and sloppy decisions made based on a broken heart, and it was just…. soooo much time wasted, yet lessons learned the hard way, both for him and for her.
I could say a million more things on the explosive pair and their knack for always being just the slightest bit off schedule, but this book has left me absolutely shredded and I need to just rest my brain (and my heart) now that I’ve left these two. What an emotional mindf*ck. I’ll be reeling from this one for a long time, but it’s still going in one of my top spots for 2016 because it affected me that much. Kudos on the masterpiece, Steiner! I’m completely wrecked and I was obsessed with every single page!
Do NOT walk. Run, I repeat, RUN to get this book if you don’t have it in your possession right this minute, and get to reading because this is an absolute MUST READ!