5 of 5 iScream Cones
"Every plan I have in my head begins and ends with you."
I'm used to tagging my reviews, and I was stumped when it came to this one. None of my usual ones applied. This story is different from anything I've read previously by this author. But what can I say, I've loved every word she's ever published so I didn't even question it, I just knew it would be good. And I was right...
I fell hard for Jaime. She is a struggling single mother who would do anything for her son, Nate. And she does... She's determined to make sure her son has everything that he needs, and to also make sure that he knows he's loved. Since they have no other family nearby, they are everything to each other. Their relationship is very sweet and their connection is deep. Though he is only nine years old, Nate understands more than most. He sees things that his mother tries to hide from him. She doesn't want him to worry, but he does.
Connor is alive, but not living. He's numb, just getting by, trying not to think about what he can't stop thinking out. He feels like a part of him is missing, and he's struggling to keep it together. He's extremely protective of his older brother. Tending to be suspicious of anyone who might be taking advantage of him. When he hears about Jaime, he is suspicious of her intentions. He plans to keep an eye on her, until he sees her. Once that happens, he can't take his eyes off of her.
Why couldn't they have met before? Before things got complicated and lines got crossed? But you can't turn back time, and you can't turn off feelings. So what are they going to do with them?
What? You didn't think I was gonna tell you, did you? I wouldn't dream of depriving you of the pleasure of unwrapping this gift all by yourself. With My Whole Heart will touch your funny bone and your heart. It will stretch your imagination as you contemplate possibilities that you hadn't previously considered. Your eyes will be opened and you'll take something with you when it's over. Something to hold on to and remember. I never know what to expect from MariaLisa deMora, but that's okay, I'll be ready and waiting for whatever it is. The line forms here...