Release Blitz & GIVEAWAY: The Weight of Life by Whitney Barbetti



“Don’t let go.” Those were my first words to him, as I hung over the side of a London bridge. The words I would soon say again, in a moment that didn’t involve bridges, but something much more fragile: my heart.
He held onto me for three weeks, in a time when I needed to be held. Needed to connect to someone who understood how loss tunneled unrepentantly through the fabric of your soul.
Although he said he’d stay, we both knew he wouldn’t. I had already survived one loss—I didn’t know if I’d survive another. 
She spun into my life like a tornado of smiles and chatter and everything else I’d long avoided, with a persistence that I admired, albeit begrudgingly. She broke down each neat wall I’d constructed without even trying. Her presence alone caused me to remember what it felt like to smile, to look forward to what the day would bring.
But it was only supposed to last three weeks.
“Don’t let go,” she’d pleaded.
I’d promised her I wouldn’t—but I would. I didn’t have a choice.
3.5 – 4 Stars
This was a very sweet story about life, about loss and about love. Mila and Ames are two people who have both experiences love and loss in life, and a chance meeting on a bridge brings the two together and gives them a new chapter for love. This is a story about how differently people can grieve after loss and also how it doesn’t mean you have to stop living and experiencing.
There was a tenderness and a sweetness to this story that really goes right to the heart. Mila is determined to live, to have all the experiences she can and she will do that to honor the memory of her boyfriend who passed away. Ames on the other hand, spends his life trying to take care of his deceased wife’s family, putting his dreams on hold to do right by them. When the two meet, there is a connection right from the start and soon Ames sees the light that is Mila and her beauty, inside and out.
I enjoyed this story, it was touching and sweet and I liked Mila and Ames. For some reason though, I had a bit of difficulty completely connecting with Mila. I felt for what these characters experienced and the pain they had to go through and was happy with the way their story came together. It was a feel-good journey to see Ames come to life again and love with Mila.
I like nachos and champagne and clean sheets. I spend far too much time at Starbucks. I wrote a couple books
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