I didn't notice my paperback was covered with tissue fibers and mascara-colored tear stains until I was finished with it. I figured there was a possibility for some heartache given the very first sentence, but from that point, I also knew I would fall completely in love with this soulful love story. It's nice to read a book and truly understand the characters. If any fictional characters deserve to be real, it would be the characters in Tiffanie DeBartolo's books. If I'm being honest, I'm still mourning a little here. I hope to add more to this review when I'm ready. 5 stars. Read it. It'll make you sit back and re-evaluate some things, for the better.