Cupcake Mummy and I share a great love of books and have a very similar taste in reading material. It was she who recommended Making Faces to me and at the time she also recommended Rainfall, which I read this weekend.
Paige’s father has Alzheimers, and her fiancé is shot and killed in an armed robbery. Paige fights her depression and pulls herself out of the dark place that she has succumbed to, with monumental effort and a new-found determination to live her life to the fullest, doing things that both terrify and exhilarate her.
When Paige meets Adam, the attraction is instantaneous. Adam grew up in an orphanage and has no recollection of his life before the age of six. Paige falls head over heels in love and embraces a happiness she never dreamed possible. Until the day she finds Adam in bed with another woman.
Wanting nothing more to do with him, Paige cuts Adam out of her life, until she receives a mysterious visitor, who reveals secrets about Adam’s past that shock Paige to her very core.
Determined to fight for the man that she loves, Paige finds herself on a journey that will change her life forever.
This book is SO much more than what the blurb leads you to believe. Delving into the topics of Alzheimer’s, Disassociative Identity Disorder, personal identity and morality.
Melissa has done an amazing job in really creating characters with such depth that you can’t help but love and/or hate them. I found myself living the life of Paige, while reading the book, wondering what it must be like for her? Adam is beautiful and I loved him almost instantly, I felt great tenderness towards Jacob and found Kyle very attractive but I hated Simon.
The book is full of twists and turns, most of them I did not anticipate and found myself gasping out loud as the story unfolded. I hated the ending but only because it is not a cheesy happily ever after. The ending is a perfect fit for this story that has me surrounded by a bunch of scrunched up, snotty tissues doing the ugly cry while my heart literally broke.
I don’t want to give away too much in my review but will say… you simply HAVE to read this book, it will suck you in and leave you questioning! I gave it a 5 star rating on Good Reads!
I was also super chuffed to discover that Melissa is a fellow Saffer, living in KZN! You can read more about her and her other books here: www.melissadelport.com and she has given me a Kindle copy of the book Rainfall to give away! Simply follow the prompts below: