Saving Each Other
What would you do if the most important people in your world were suddenly and violently taken away from you? Everything is excruciating! Everything is broken! Ean Montgomery and Dani Adams were each forced to see the same grief counselor after a drunk driver killed both Dani’s husband and Ean’s wife and six year old son. Two cars demolished, two families killed. In an unconventional twist of therapy, Dani and Ean were each given a private cell phone and only the first initial of their first names. They were then instructed to reach out to one another in order to share their grief…to heal. The rules: Communicate only through text messages and never reveal our real names or other personal details. Neither planned to contact the other, but with all hope and the will to live gone… Over the course of a year, through texting alone, they form a unique bond. Friendship blossoms into something deeper. They were never supposed to meet, but fate had other plans, and into their world of loss and despair, something amazing began to grow… But can the can the passion they’ve found sustain itself with the deep, soul-twisting pain that never seems to fade? Join Ean and Dani on their journey as they discover that even in their darkest days, hope does exist and when tragedy turns your world upside down, the miracle of love can set everything right again.
What a lovely story of lost love and second chances. Author, Stacy Mitchell just tugged at my heart strings with this story. Dani and Ean were great. I loved that the only way that they interacted with one another in the beginning was through text. While, this form of communication is now being know as more "informal" in Dani and Ean's case it allowed them to open up with one another more freely.
The fact that they both experienced loss so fresh; allowed them to really relate to the other's situation and tap into their feelings. Again, I was in for the long haul from start, middle, and ending. Speaking of the ending, it was a joyous one. It left me with a smile. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
Excerpt from Saving Each Other by Stacy Mitchell
D, this is E.
I wasn’t planning on contacting you, but here I am. I’m sure you feel the same way since you haven’t reached out to me and I don’t blame you if you don’t respond. It’s been almost a month since my world ended, and let’s just say, unfortunately, suicide isn’t an option. Even though I really wish it were.
I’m dying. With each second that passes, I keep dying more and more. I never leave my house, I just sit near the door waiting for their return. So yeah, I’m contacting you. Are you going through the same thing? Why did this have to happen? How am I ever supposed to move on or whatever the hell that even means.
I know I said I don’t blame you if you don’t respond, but at the same time, I really need you to text me back. I’m scared, sad, lonely, and extremely desperate.