The hard-hitting, emotional first installment in a new series from New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo.
Jack and I had everything. Then, in one brutal instant, the universe tilted on its side, discarding us into black nothingness.
Now, I have a cocky a**hole for a husband.
The only way we communicate anymore is when we’re fighting or f**king.
With nothing left to lose, I write Jack a goodbye letter and head for Portland, where I quickly meet a neighbor who helps me find a job.
My new neighbor—hot, tattooed ex-soldier Isaac Evans—is complicated. Nevertheless, we form a fast friendship, bonding over our mutual desire to create something beautiful from the wreckage of our lives.
But despite the distance between us, Jack and I are still trying to make things work—fighting and f**king dirtier than ever. And he doesn’t appreciate my new friendship with Isaac. Not one f**king bit.
“Forgiveness is for pussies. All I wanted was revenge.”
“How could two people who knew each other the way we did feel like strangers?”
“I think you only get one true love in this life. And if it’s not the fight-me-tooth-and-nail, leave-me-bloody-and-gasping-for-air-kind of love, I don’t want it.”
“Sometimes, all someone needs is for one person to say yes instead of no.”
I want to yell! I want to scream! I want to rage!! I can’t even right now!! I mean, what did I just read?? I can not believe this story ended the way that it did. I am so angry!! I want to throw my kindle!! But, I wont’t that. If I throw my kindle, I won’t be able to read the next book when it comes out and believe me when I tell you, I NEED THE NEXT BOOK!!!!
Dirt is one of those books that I know I won’t be forgetting anytime soon. Talk about a book that evokes a million different emotions!! Happiness. Sadness. Anger. Grief. Loss. So. Many. Emotions. Dirt started off with a bang and kept me riveted the entire time. I can not even begin to put myself in Laurel and Jack’s shoes. To experience what they’ve experienced….I found myself glued to Laurel’s story; totally understanding where she was coming from and why she did the things that she did. She didn’t know how to fix things or how to move on, but knew something had to be done…And Jack….His loss became his obsession. He’s dealing, but not really dealing. There is something incredibly off with him and I just know he’s hiding something…He’s no way perfect and his decisions are questionable. Is there hope for these two? And how, how, how does Isaac factor into all of this???
Dirt was an intriguing read from beginning to end. It consumed me and angered me and played with my emotions. This story is not an easy one and deals with some tough subject matter. I mean, how were these characters supposed to move on? How do they find the will to live? To keep going each and every day? How do you pick up the pieces and save what is lost? When is enough, enough? And the anger…How do you forgive and move past the anger?? I can not even begin to dissect all the feelings and emotions I have right now. But, I will say this, this book took me on one heck of a ride and I will be waiting impatiently to get my hands on the next book…..
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*