I remember the lights.
I remember I wanted to photograph them, the way the red and blue splashed across his cold, emotionless face. But I knew even if my feet could move from the place where they had cemented themselves to the ground and I could run for my camera, I wouldn’t be able to capture that moment.
I had trusted him, I had loved him, and even though my body had changed that summer, he’d made sure to help me hold on to who I was inside, regardless of how the exterior altered.
But then everything changed.
He stole my innocence. He scarred my heart. He took everything I thought I knew about my life and fast-pitched it out the window, shattering the glass that held my world together in the process.
I remember the lights.
The passionate, desperate, hot strikes of red. The harsh, cruel, icy bolts of blue.
They symbolized everything I endured that summer.
And everything I would never face again.
Where to start with this review. The blurb doesn’t give you much to go on honestly, this book is so much more than that. We start with Natalie. She finds out that not everyone is honest about how they feel about her. Honestly, she’s not very honest with herself. Here enters Rhodes. He’s the ‘bad boy’. He’s also a physical trainer for the country club her parents belong to. Rhodes is hired to strengthen her body, but he also ends up strengthening her. He teaches her to reach deep within herself to find her sterner stuff. I’ll go no further with this book description because really, I want you to take this journey of discovery with Natalie without me giving you a heads up…trust me, you’ll thank me for it in the end.
This book is more than romance. This is a book of self-discovery. It’s a mystery. It’s about redemption. It’s about loss. This book will pull out all the feels. Just sayin’. It isn’t gut wrenching like some others, but the emotions run deep in this book and it pulls you into its web. And I’ll be honest, Ms. Steiner can write one heckuva nookie scene, and though those exist in this book, that is of such little importance that it’s almost negligible.
Ms. Steiner writes one emotionally charged book with Weightless. It’s not dark and messy like a few, but it’s not lighthearted like others. This is a book that most every person can identify with on some level, and we all walk away feeling like WE’RE Natalie and we all NEED our own Rhodes. That’s hard to find in a book, that she wrote about us and what we could have. So would I recommend this book? Not highly enough. So if you only buy one book this year…buy THIS one.
Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa with her husband. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.
Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).
When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.