Here we go….
I kept it pretty for A Love Letter To Whiskey by Kandi Steiner but just a little bit messy.
I really enjoyed this one right here! There were a few things that were pissing me off while I was reading but Kandi Steiner cleared things up in the end. So, all in all it was a fun read.
Also, this an interracial love which I love, love, love. I have myself 2 little milkshake babies so I love seeing this represented WELL in books.
How cute are my versions of Brecks or “B” and Jamie?!?!?!
Let’s start with the synopsis before we get messy.
It’s crazy how fast the buzz comes back after you’ve been sober for so long.
Whiskey stood there, on my doorstep, just like he had one year before. Except this time, there was no rain, no anger, no wedding invitation — it was just us.
It was just him — the old friend, the easy smile, the twisted solace wrapped in a glittering bottle.
It was just me — the alcoholic, pretending like I didn’t want to taste him, realizing too quickly that months of being clean didn’t make me crave him any less.
But we can’t start here.
No, to tell this story right, we need to go back.
Back to the beginning.
Back to the very first drop.
This is my love letter to Whiskey. I only hope he reads it.
So we’re done with that. Let’s get messy….
The book begins with Brecks and Jamie both in high school. Brecks is a 17 year old junior and Jamie is an 18 year old senior. I’ve been trying to keep an open mind when it comes to high school romance books but I wasn’t very happy with I noticed it. I thought to myself, “I am not in the mood for little boys stories. I wanted a new book boyfriend who is not in high school.” I’m 32 years old and teenagers don’t do it for me, grown men only.
But after a few chapters my life made since again and they were no longer in high school – they went to college. FYI, this book follows them from the time Jamie is 18 years old until he is 30 years old. Insert my happy dance!!!
Brecks sees Jamie first but doesn’t call “dibs” on him because her best friend eventually sees him too. Of course, Jamie and her best friend, Jenna end up together. Even though Jamie and Jenna are in a relationship, Brecks isn’t able to turn off her feelings for him. She never completely crosses that line of “my best friends man – to me becoming his friend – to use having feeling for each other.”
It is obvious from the beginning that Brecks and Jamie have this crazy and wonderfully odd deep connection. You can sense it and if Jenna had looked hard enough she would have seen it too. But when you are 17 you don’t really look that deep into things.
Before Jamie graduates high school and heads off to college, Jenna breaks it off with him. She’s not feeling the whole long distance relationship thing.
So, here is where things get messy……
I didn’t see this one coming….
They end up at the same fucking college in California. I forgot to mention they are from Florida. Now, back to Cali….Oh, no, no, no….Brecks has a new man who is sexy as hell and surprise, surprise, her man is Jamie’s roommate too. This is too good.
Now this is where I was getting frustrated. You can see from 20 miles away that Jamie and Brecks have a connection but neither one is brave enough to do anything about it. Instead they choose to ignore it and continue on dating other people.
Why would you deny yourself a great love that’s right in front of you?
I don’t get it….
I wanted to shake some sense into them. I wanted to tell them to get the fuck over themselves and be happy together. I was rooting for them. I was just patiently waiting for the author to put them together while they were in college.
But life isn’t fair….I was so pissed off with both of them but more so at Brecks. I didn’t understand why they were torturing themselves by not saying, “Fuck it. Let’s do this. Let’s be together. You and me. Forever.” Of something like that. 🙂
And in the words of Forrest Gump, “That’s all I have to say about that.”
Now you may insert a sad face.
We’ve established the fact that I hate waste time. And these two wasted too much time, years in fact.
I have a tattoo on my arm….yolo.
You Only Live Once.
I got this tattoo while working at one of the most renowned cancer centers in the world. When you watch people die almost everyday, you learn to not take life for granted. They were taking life for granted. They also thought they had “more time.” But that’s not the way things work.
Over the following years Brecks and Jamie go through many major life changes that again pull them apart. Even when the universe was putting them together, they fought against it. Or maybe I should say Brecks fought against it.
Jamie does try time after time bring them together. He asked her so many times to be his girlfriend and her silly little self kept coming up with reasons why she couldn’t be his.
Now this is what I don’t get about people….Why do people forget to love first, to work with someone towards building your future and achieving your goals. Instead everyone is so hell bent on doing it alone, to prove somethings to someone or even themselves. Brecks wanted to prove something and because of that her and Jamie lost years of loving each other completely and fully.
I’m going to wrap this up now….
READ the damn book, it’s really fucking good. You can by the emotions in my blog.
Thanks for letting me vent you guys. I realized that I wasn’t too messy on this one.
xoxoxoxoxo Danielle xoxoxoxoxo