Well Kat-Savage-my-Heart-Strings, a Book Review of For Now

4 Stars (4 / 5)

Delilah Spencer is broken. Alone and starting over in her best friend’s city is just what life calls for right now. She has a violent and painful past to put behind her and a lot to do to move on with her life. She has no intention of letting anyone get close anytime soon. Maybe ever.

Samuel Young used to be broken. Now, the single father accepts his past for what it is, raises his son Mason, and is trying to find some happiness. And while he thinks he’s found that in Delilah, she’s not sold.

As the two begin to push and pull, Delilah finds herself on the receiving end of strange happenings.

In a world where everyone has a past, what happens when they collide? Is the future shaken? Can they overcome it or will it rob them once again of what they deserve?

Can love survive when a heartache from your past intertwines with your present?

Two broken people find each other. Can they heal one another or will their baggage drag them both under? This book has extremely tough subject matter, but it was so poetically written and heart-breaking at each page I turned that I couldn’t put it down. 

Delilah is broken, her trauma is unbelievably huge. It’s like a weight that’s tied her down, reflected in everything she does. After her husband leaves her for another woman (and that’s the good part), she moves to start a new life in a unfamiliar city near her best friend, and to try and put her agonizing past behind her.

There was not a moment that my heart didn’t ache for this woman. Each time I thought it couldn’t get any worse for her it did. I found myself reading in little bits at times, parts of her life so emotional it was like a dagger to my heart. 

Samuel is the hot single dad type with a young son who lives down the street from Delilah, so they are always “coincidently” bumping into each other. He is broken too but in a different way, and his suffering is not near as traumatic as Delilah. Together they suffer a little less each day, until they are driven violently apart by a dramatic twist.

This book is the debut book of a published poet, so it reads like poetry in the most unique and heartbreaking way. But it’s not a poem, it’s just the illustration that the author uses us so colorful it almost inflicts the book upon you. It drained all the emotions out of me in the form of tears all the way until the end.

If you like the dramatic and the traumatic, beautifully sad mixed in with a little bit of good and a plot twist, then I would recommend this book!

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Sara is a book hobbit that lives in a house of all boys, located in the promised land. Books stack the walls to the ceiling in some places, and she just keeps adding more. She was raised on top of a mountain that is locked in the dead of winter ten months of the year. She wears a size eleven shoe and enjoys her chicken cooked on the BBQ grill. In addition to reading she enjoys pinning crafts on Pinterest that she will never make and watching movies about people with sad lives or documentaries about serial killers.

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