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4.40  ·  Rating details ·  148 ratings  ·  34 reviews
After a perfect summer, Sophie returns to college for her senior year. Leaving behind her greatest source of strength, she has to work even harder to keep her demons quiet. But when her past collides with her happiness for the final time, she’s faced with a new normal. Is she strong enough to stay on top? Does she believe she’s worthy of forever, or will she give it all up ...more
Published July 7th 2015 (first published July 3rd 2015)
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Paula  Phillips
May 29, 2021 rated it liked it
Sophie is finally starting to heal after the perfect summer with her boyfriend Kipton and his family. The thing though with Summer over, things are about to change again, and is Sophie strong enough to overcome all the obstacles that will be thrown her way, or will she return to her old ways of vomiting to keep control and release the pain? Sophie is starting back at College without Kipton, but at least she has his sister Cara and her boyfriend Drew as her roommates. Things though will start to ...more
Stephanie Rose
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Like everyone else, I fell in love with Kipton and Sophie's story in Lighter. Sophie was beautiful but damaged, and Kipton was her gorgeous knight in shining armor. As they continue their story, the tables get turned a bit. I loved how Sophie got tougher, and Kipton showed his vulnerable side. Gia created a very real story. As in love as a couple may be, there isn't an easy ride off into the sunset. She made their journey realistic, and nail-biting as hell at times.

Well written with moments tha
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars!

“I feel weightless when I’m with you–like I can do anything, go anywhere, and be anyone I want to be all because you love me”

Weightless is the conclusion to Sophie and Kipton’s story. It picks up right where Lighter left off. Sophie and Kipton just spent the most amazing summer together, just enjoying each others company and really getting to know one another. Now that the summer has come to an end, their relationship will face the biggest challenge so far. Kipton has fi
Big Joe  Rossi
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
The conclusion is as good as the start.

Sophia has fought to survive. Her eating disorder under control for now. Kip & Cara's family taking her in after her world exploded. Now she is out, recovering, and after a perfect summer with Kip , with Cara and her new family the pressure is about to build again.

Kip, graduated, has a new job at a school away from her. Will her fragile belief in love be able to survive.

When ghost of the past keep surfacing and Sophia is put in danger will Kip risk it all
Leanne Michele
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
To say that this book was perfect is an understatement. From the moment I read Lighter, I knew I needed more. I begged for more. Weightless is so much MORE.

I related to Sophie in so many ways in Lighter. I was her. She was me. To read this continuation of her story was a beautiful experience. Gia gives us the perfect amount of angst, steaminess, and swoon-worthy moments.

Kipton. Oh my stars, Kipton. He is seriously the best BBF. He has flaws, but goodness they're always with the best intentions
Ashley Jasper
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Yes, Yes YES!! When I heard that Gia Riley was going to continue the story that grabbed me by the heart in Lighter, I knew I had to read it. You need to read the first book before jumping into this one. If you don't, you will be lost on a few vital plot points. I fell in love with the beautiful mess that was Sophie and the calm, steadying presence that was Kipton. Weightless is told in a dual POV which really enhanced the story and made me feel the weight of all the things that went unsaid.

Lauren Jones
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is such a wonderful read! Lighter had been gripping and surreal, but beautiful. Weightless is still surreal, but hopeful and full of passion. The story begins during the summer after Kipton has graduated. Sophie is in her senior year and Kipton has accepted an offer to teach at another school...this means that they will be apart for longer than they ever imagined. Sophie understands that a relationship does have some rough patches and isn't rainbows and butterflies all of the time...bu ...more
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
“…I know how important it is to live each day like it’s your last. I’m never guaranteed tomorrow, and for that reason alone, I realize I’m more alive than ever.”

Weightless, by author Gia Riley, is the second book in the Begin Again series and the conclusion to Sophie and Kipton’s story, that resulted in feelings of warmth and love.

“I see my life as the blessing that it is instead of the mistake that it always was.”

It is with great anticipation that we open the pages of Weightless to giv
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
Ok So I admit I was horrified to read this story but of course I needed to know what else could possibly go on between Sophie and Kipton after their struggles in book 1 !! Just when we thought the two had a solid thing going they are now going to be dealing with not only a long distance relationship BUT Sophie's past is lurking around in worse ways than in book 1. Hang on tight because the rollercoaster has yet to stop , the only thing I can say is that Kipton and Sophie have grown much stronger ...more
Shelley Jarin
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is the continuation and the final installment of Sophie & Kipton's story. In Lighter, we saw how they both fell inlove, how Kipton became the person that stands by Sophie through all the pain. In Weightless, we'll see how they would conqueror all the obstacles from their past that would go their way.

Sophie has been doing well, learning to control her purging, finally getting to experience what a normal family feels like as she spends summer with Kipton, Cara & their parents and of course,
Nice and Naughty Book Club
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
A beautiful depiction of how someone can overcome there demons when they are given enough love & support and are truly ready to help themselves. Sophie does just that in Weightless as her & Kipton face having to have a long distance relationship while she's at school & he's off working a few hours away. While she's scared she'll lose him, he's scared she won't ask for help if she needs it and he won't be their to lean on if she falters with her recovery.

While this book was an emotional roller co
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sophie is an amazing character. I absolutely love her story. At some time it's a heart wrenching story but it's still great. We meet Sophie in the first book in the Begin Again series, Lighter. You need to red Lighter first. Weightless continues the story.

Sophie has gone through so much in the first book, I wondered what else could be throw at her in book two. Wow, she does have stuff to deal with. Kipton has taken a great job but it means he and Sophie will be apart for a little bit. You know
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
What I loved about this story the most was the growth of Sophie. The way she reacted in the first book to now was amazing. Kipton is still a strong man but to see him vulnerable and open up about things he kept secret. They truly are a beautiful couple and this book sends a beautiful message about loving yourself and seeing your dreams. Let nobody come in the way of that. Forgiveness is huge and a big part of life. I was so proud of Sophie and the woman she was. This is definitely a gr
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow... I'm completely speechless... I thought Lighter was good, but man Weightless was the icing on top of the cake! I fell more in love with one of my new favorite book boyfriends Kipton and admired Sophie's strength even more. Cara and Drew and their support and friendship through the whole series is what true friendship really is. Kipton and Sophie, what more can I say. What started out as a nightmare for Sophie just goes to show that no matter what life throws at you there is always good ...more
Meaghan Royce- Love Infinity Book Blog
I received this arc for an honest review for Love Infinity Book Blog.
Weightless is the continuing story of Sophie and Kipton. In Lighter, we see how Sophie meets Cara and Kipton and finds love while struggling with her past. Weightless is a continuation of Sophie's journey, showing how love can help heal your past and leave you with a brighter future than you ever thought possible. Sophie and Kipton struggle with the long distance of their relationship and demons of Sophie's past while trying to
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After the most perfect summer, Sophie returns to college for her senior year. But she is leaving behind her greatest strength, so she has to work even harder to keep her demons quiet so she can live. But when her past comes in contact with her happiness for one last time. She is faced with a new normal. She wants one more chance.Now being a college graduate, Kipton stumbles upon the opportunity of a lifetime. but their is one problem to Face an unexpected long distance relationship, and he is st ...more
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Weightless leaves your heart exactly that, Weightless. I feel lighter now that I have finished the book knowing everything that Sophie Evans went through was worth the conclusion.

Sophie does have to endure an upbringing no one would wish anyone and she survives with honour, class and a lot of help and love from her boyfriend, Kipton Keller. We can all wish for a man in our lives like Kipton. Supportive and loving, with the respect any woman would swoon over, he is handsome on top of everything.
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

If you were a fan of Lighter, you will absolutely love Weightless! Absolutely love Kipton and Sophie. They are the couple that fights for what they want in life and for each other. Nothing started off easy for Sophie in life and she still struggles to keep herself whole. But Kipton didn't take no for an answer and pushed his way into her life and heart whether she liked it or not. She needs to feel whole, to have a forever, unconditional love and family; something that lacked her whol
The Book Lover
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sophie... leave Kipton and marry me please?? This series just blows me away!! its such a beautiful story about overcoming your past, letting love in, forgiving and trusting those you love not to hurt you again... I couldn't put it down.. its one of those books that its addicting because of how beautifully written it is! Sophie you will always have a huge part on my heart.. you will laugh, get angry and happy with this book, but the roller coaster of emotions is really worth it! so do yourself a ...more
Sarah Hooks & Books
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***Arc given in exchange for an honest review***

Wowza!! Talk about a rollercoaster ride for Sophie & Kipton! What a wonderful heart pounding, soul grabbing conclusion to their beautiful story.

"I've loved her since the day I met her, and I'll love her until the day I die."

Book 2 picks up where Book 1 leaves off and brings us to Kipton's college graduation and heading into Sophie's senior year of college. Will distance make their hearts grow fonder?

Snuggle up with this heartwarming conclusion to t
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing read by Gia Riley.

Sophie and Kipton face challenges that would cause any relationship to suffer. But they prove that with commitment, understanding and compromise, it will work.

They have both grown up so much since “Lighter” and Sophie has found her strength.
Kipton is as swoonworthy as ever and a lot of men can take a leaf out of his book about how to be a real man!

I adored this series and can recommend it to anyone looking for a series on love and never giving up.

Kristin ~ Book Lovers Obsession
Gah!!! How do I write a review for a book that brought forth every emotion that just about everyone I know has gone through at one time or another? Gia is AMAZING!! She tackled touchy issues of abuse and eating disorders and depression in such a classy way and all the while writing a story that I would recommend to anyone! I loved seeing Kipton and Sophie's story continue. I definitely cannot wait for more from Gia (and maybe some more Kipton and Sophie? *wink wink*). ...more
Page Turners
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was such a great read! Kipton and Sophie are just a cute couple! When things happen that cause a threat to their long-distance relationship, Kipton starts to feel very protective over what is his. Who doesn't dream of a guy that comes in and wants to protect you from the bad things in the world? I love this series! ...more
Paula Genereau
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sophie goes back to college for her senior year. While Kipton landed his dream job. It cut into their plans. They are happy but the past comes to haunt them. Follow them on the journey of love & loss
Melissa Renee
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
I cannot get enough of Sophie and Kipton! This book has a little bit of a suspense, thriller feel to it while still hitting the romance, and, keeping it true to Gia Riley form, discusses hard issues.
Jennifer Sporer
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing!! I will read anything by this author!!!! She's amazing!!! ❤️ ...more
Angela's Book Addiction
Weightless (Begin Again Duet Book 2) by Gia Riley is a contemporary, new adult romance and the full-length conclusion to Sophie and Kipton's story. It picks up right where Lighter left off.

Sophie and Kipton are in a good place after spending an amazing summer together. Now they face the challenges of a long distance relationship as Sophie returns to college for her senior year while Kipton accepts a job opportunity in his hometown. Their relationship is tested as obstacles arise causing fear
Oct 21, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars (I really wish I could do that for real.) I am not a big lover of having to weave thru the characters mind rants over and over again. While I love all of the action and intrigue and even the angst I have to admit it got a little repetitive. I understand Sophie had tons of garbage that had been dumped on her and she had crap for parents even as an adult they cast her to the side. However once Kipton and Cara's family and her real father jumped in and gave her the love and support she de ...more
Brittany Slingo
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I considered not reading this book because of how I felt about Sophie, but I am so glad I did. Sophie found so much strength, and her happy ending. This was a good duet.
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved Sophie and Kipton in Lighter and couldn't wait to read more of their story in Weightless. As they prepared for the next phase of their relationship, I needed to know if they would be strong enough to handle the curveballs that I knew life would throw at them in their new long-distance situation. I dove right into this book and never looked back. Chapter 15 hit me like a ton of bricks. I totally did NOT see that coming! Sophie and Kipton were already struggling with some things and trying ...more
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Bestselling author Gia Riley has been in love with writing romance since high school when she took her very first creative writing class. From the small but mighty state of Delaware, she’s a country girl at heart, traveling back to her roots in Pennsylvania as often as she can.

She’d rather pick truth than dare, bake than cook, and will always choose coffee over tea.

Just like life, her stories ar

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