UNSPOKEN WORDS is absolute GOLD. from the very first chapter to the very last K.M.. Golland will take you on one HUGE emotional rollercoaster ... I'm not kidding, laughter, tears (and lots of them), anger and frustration will keep you hanging on every word that Kelly has written. Feel your heartbeat increase and slow down as this journey of Eloise "Ellie" Mitchell and Connor Bourke winds it's way into your heart, mind and soul.
Meeting one summer during their early teenage years, Ellie and Connor are inexplicably drawn to each other. His life altered by a childhood tragedy and she, the girl who was trying to get him to enjoy life once again. They form a friendship, a love, that will remain with them through to their adulthood. Life is never easy, so their road to happiness is full of many obstacles, twists and misunderstandings. But, that's how life is, and Kelly gives a totally realistic look at the struggles many friendships face.
"You have my heart, Eloise. Always and forever. It's the only heart you'll ever need."
"You're. My. Ever. After."
Kelly has written some wonderful books, but this one is pure, honest, heartbreaking and hopeful. It comes directly from the heart, two people born to be together, yet separated, at times, through stubbornness, betrayal and misunderstandings, yet there is that constant pull to be together. It is a story of a love that will never die, even when circumstances cause a separation lasting for years. Even Kelly's secondary characters add substance, they all have vital roles to play in the building of this intense love that Ellie and Connor share.
As I stated, there are tears that will be cried ... tissues are an absolute MUST HAVE, especially from Chapter 45 onwards. I wouldn't call it an "ugly cry", but it is most definitely an enotional one. And the epilogue, well it will have you tearing up again, just out of the pure delight that is in your heart.
Absolutely a MUST READ from K.M. Golland. For me, it's the best story that she has written.
Definitely a TOP THREE for 2019.
It is not just a love story ... it is a story about love.
Read and Reviewed for Reading Is Our Satisfaction.
FIVE STARS ... although I would rather give an infinite amount as UNSPOKEN WORDS is PRICELESS.
Our bond was unbreakable; our love was ever after.
I fell in love with Connor Bourke when I was twelve years old.
We shared everything together:
our first kiss,
and first regret.
I gave him my heart, but he broke it.
Now he’s back—music’s hottest new thing.
And he wants me by his side.
Eloise Mitchell was a blazing fire when my world turned dark. She’d shined so bright and burned so fierce that the wall I’d built around myself simply melted to the ground at her feet.
She showed me that music was my gift, and to use it to speak.
She was my voice,
my one true love,
Ellie’s heart belonged to me.
And even though I broke it, I was sure as hell gonna fix it.