Even If the Sky Falls by Mia Garcia

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One midsummer night. Two strangers. Three rules: No real names. No baggage. No phones. A whirlwind twenty-four-hour romance about discovering what it means to feel alive in the face of one of life’s greatest dangers: love.

Who would you be if you had one night to be anyone you want?

Volunteering in New Orleans was supposed to be a change, an escape from the total mess Julie left at home and from her brother’s losing battle with PTSD. But building houses surrounded by her super-clingy team leader and her way-too-chipper companions has Julie feeling more trapped than ever. And she’s had enough.

In a moment of daring, Julie runs away, straight into the glitter, costumes, and chaos of the Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade—and instantly connects with Miles, an utterly irresistible musician with a captivating smile and a complicated story of his own. And for once, Julie isn’t looking back. Together Julie and Miles decide to forget their problems and live this one night in the here and now. Wandering the night, they dance on roofs, indulge in beignets, share secrets and ghost stories under the stars, and fall in love. But when a Category Two hurricane changes course and heads straight for NOLA, their adventure takes an unexpected turn. And, suddenly, pretending everything is fine is no longer an option.

-Synopsis from Barnes and Noble

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The tone of the book is a little bit gloomy but hopeful at the same time which is the case when you are dealing with the subject on how to get up when life throws you suffering after suffering, pain after pain.

The book is very well-written with words just like a breeze flowing around you and wrapping you in its welcoming embrace. Yeah… Even If the Sky Falls was metaphors galore and I love every single bit! Ms. Mia has a way with words and the result is this awesomeness.

I don’t feel like adding anything else because Even If the Sky Falls is one of those books you do not only read but experience as well.

Full of hope and love, Even If the Sky Falls will definitely put a smile on your face when you’ll finish reading it. And that smile will stay. I promise.

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Don’t let anyone see cracks in the walls, Jules. People don’t like to see them. Not true cracks that travel deep and splinter your heart. The ugly cracks that aren’t easily healed. Those you keep to yourself.

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Sanctuary is a person, not a place.

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“Do you have any idea?”

“Of?”

His voice is a whisper. “How bright you shine.”

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It’s okay. It’s okay to take a moment. It does not mean you are giving up, niña. We all need time, un momento to gather, to rest, even to think all hope is lost. Yes, even that. Be lost. Be sad. Be. Y cuando estes lista, respire. And you will find the agony bearable, enough to stand. Te lo prometo.

 

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Those who are feeling the running-away-and-starting-over feels. And you won’t even have to deal with the logistical nightmare of it!

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