Sunday, November 20, 2016

Blog Tour: A Beautiful Catastrophe by Katheryn Kiden

For two years Shay Daniels has been stuck in the past—stuck in a pain so deeply overwhelming that she constantly feels as if she's drowning. A chance meeting gives her her first breath of fresh air, but it could be her final downfall. 

He's stuck wondering what could have been—letting the pain of everything he's lost simmer within his broken heart. She's the first thing that has made him feel like himself again in years. He might be able to love her—he wants to—if he could only manage to live in the present. 

Devastating pasts. 

Uncertain futures. 

Life is supposed to move forward, but what if all it does is revolve in a heartbreaking circle? 

What if every step you take toward making yourself whole again only leads you closer to another beautiful catastrophe?

A Beautiful Catastrophe.  Where do I even begin with this book’s review?  It’s been two weeks since I turned the last page and I still don’t have my emotions in check about this book.  Kiden literally tore my heart out with this book, and I don’t she’ll return it any time soon.  I’m not even joking when I say just thinking about A Beautiful Catastrophe still wells up tears.  This story isn’t your typical romance.  Sure, there’s the excitement of trying something new, falling in love, and even a bit of drama thrown in, but that’s not the underlying theme of this book. 

A Beautiful Catastrophe is not only about the love between these two characters, but the harsh reality that love doesn’t always win.  Love cannot save someone’s life, but it can comfort them and bring them peace. Kiden’s own tragic losses play a key role in this story because she has faced insurmountable pain with the loss of her brothers.  Losing someone is never easy, but that kind of pain never leaves you.   It burrows deep inside of you and melds into your very being until you can’t go a single day without thinking of the person or persons missing in your life.  

A Beautiful Catastrophe is simply a more realistic view of the work where things don’t always go as planned and how they can affect the future.  It is not an easy read and I strongly suggest a bottle of your favorite wine, or whiskey in my case, with a full box of Kleenexes.  Anyone who has felt this kind of pain will relate to the story, but to Kiden’s personal tragedies.   While this book may result in your worst ugly cry of your life, it will help you heal the wounds you may have.  Without going into details, I felt relieved after the emotional cloud lifted from reading this book and my outlook on life changed a little bit.  Cherish the ones you have, remember the ones who have gone on, and leave a lasting mark for those who will come after you.  

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Katheryn was born in Maine and raised in Maine. Growing up, she was the only girl out of five children. Out of four loving, but hard-assed, brothers she has been set on fire TWICE, shot at, left her with a burning car and a five gallon container of gas, scared out of her mind every time they got behind the wheel, and has enough hilarious stories and amazing memories to fill a million books. It made her independent and every female character she writes reflects strength and independence.

Katheryn books are full of page turning suspense, humor, and enough steam to overheat your e-reader.

"There are no weak women, just weak moments."


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