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One Day Soon

(One Day Soon #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  3,760 ratings  ·  532 reviews
He found me in blood and tears.
I stayed with him through darkness and fire.

We loved each other in the moment between innocence and bitter truth.
We were the kids easily ignored, who grew into adults we hardly knew.

We weren’t meant to last forever. And we didn’t.

He ran away.
I tried to move on.

Yet I never stopped thinking about the boy who had fought to keep me alive i
ebook, 321 pages
Published February 16th 2016 by A. Meredith Walters
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Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5+++ Stars!!!

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“A happy story doesn’t always have a happy ending.”

I can say with absolute certainty that One Day Soon is the best book I have read this year. And it’s quite possibly made my top 10 favorite books of all time list. Yes. This book was THAT BOOK. I’m having trouble even imagining a book topping it right now. I can’t even express all that I’m feeling after I’ve finished this book, or all I felt while reading. I literally cried almost the entire time I was reading. Sad
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars


“…how did you let go of something that never really felt over? How did you let go of someone that had changed you from the inside out?”

You know how every once in a while you stumble across a book that moves you to tears, that leaves you speechless, that makes you feel everything there is to feel? “One Day Soon” was that book for me. This second chance romance story was without a doubt one of the best books I have ever read. But you have to know that it’s more than a second cha
Aestas Book Blog
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED ::: 4.5 stars

“When I saw you in that hospital bed, the world stood still. I’ve thought about you every single day for the past fifteen years.”

A heart-wrenching, beautifully written book that'll break your heart and then put it back together again! A story of sacrifice,  survival, and pure, undying, selfless love. 

The story is about a girl from a broken home who runs away and finds herself homeless on the streets at sixteen. With nowhere to sleep and no mo
Jennifer Kyle
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, favorites



It’s going to take me some time to put together a review worthy of this story. It’s so very well done, so heartbreaking and yet beautiful. I feel so inadequate just dropping some gifs up but we all can't be as talented as A. Meredith.



I'm only left with the typical adjectives to describe a book that has impacted your life forever: realistic, amazing, wonderful, powerful, magnificent and yet it all feels too little.


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Clumsy Storyteller
“A happy story doesn’t always have a happy ending,”

God i’m a mess !!! ! I finished this book at 2:30 AM i couldn’t sleep i needed to know if it has a happy ending or not , I didn't  realize  that I had started  crying  until  my vision  became so  blurred that it was difficult for me to continue reading !! That was a really painful story to read I haven’t cry like this since Me before you by Jojo Moyes !:'( :'(

you can find the rest of my review on my blog

Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing

“Because one day soon, I promise you that all this ugly will become something beautiful.”

I've spent a few days trying to come up with something wonderful for this book. A review that will properly explain how phenomenal this read was. It deserves it. Meredith deserves it. The story she created, the characters, One Day Soon will stay with me. Forever. Once again, this is one of those books I just can't review, I can't find the words. That said, this was a special one. Heartbreaki
Pearl Angeli

"We loved each other. And in the ugly world we inhabited, it was a light we had clung to."

4 Heavy, Emotional Stars!

(I've read this book for the #NALitLoversPH #NewAdultAndBeyondPH readalong)

I've been devouring romance books with heavy contents and depressing themes lately and it kind of affects my personal thoughts and emotions-- to the point where I find myself gross-sobbing alone. Lol. Anyways, I think these books are real gems despite the pain that they cause in our hearts bec
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog


I don't know what to say about this book I still feel so emotional and I'm not sure if I'll be okay soon! This book deserves much more than 5 stars. It was beautiful ,heartbreaking, intense and emotional. It's a story that will stay with me forever. I don't think there is a possibility that I could ever forget it. I finished it last night and I couldn't sleep, my mind was on Imi and Yoss.


These characters are realistic and original. I love the ability Meredith h
Lo Bookfrantic
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5★★★★★ "Promise? Promise!" + + + Stars
~An Incredible & Unforgettable Read~

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Female


Yossarian (Yoss) Frazier; at only twelve years old learned to live in the streets to fend for himself. His mother had passed away and his father was very abusive that he rather lived in the streets. He learned to survive the best he could even if that meant doing things he hated and always would regret. At eighteen years old he meets Imi and he falls
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rachel Reads Ravenously by: Christy
4 stars!

“A happy story doesn’t always have a happy ending.”

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One Day Soon is the story of Imi and Yoss. When they were teens they loved each other fiercely and would have done anything for the other. Yoss was Imi's protector as well as her everything. Imi was a bright light in Yoss's horrible life. But not all young love stories work out and the two were separated for fifteen years.

Imi and Yoss are reunited as adults in their early thirties a horrible incident and coincidence. Despite th
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it


I'm going to go drown myself in sugar and coffee, grab a fluffy blanket, snuggle into my husband, and just try to soothe myself.

**talks to self** "You're okay, Angie. It's going to be okay. It's all okay. You're fine. Life is fine. Everything's fine. Just breathe, nice soothing breaths... that's it. Let the tears fade. Let it all go..." Bwahahahahahaha.


To be honest, my first thought: you don't know what angst is until yo
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

► DNF. Because. This. Gives. Me. An. Headache.


"He smiled and I smiled. It was sort of contagious."

That... is what contagious means.

"He laughed and it was real and true and I felt it absolutely everywhere."

NO SHIT. Please give specifics.

"He had been my moon. My stars. My everything when I had nothing at all."

*snorts* *feels like a cold-hearted bitch* *snorts again*

I'm sorry, but this is horribly written - it's formulaic, cheesy, eye-roll-worthy materi
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Female

Yossarian (Yoss) Frazier learned how to fend himself since a very young age. Years of being on the street taught him how to survive, even if it was a day to day struggle.

Imogen (Imi) Conner left the comfort of her unhappy home with a skewed believe that she could make it on her own. Soon enough she learned the harsh reality of the life of the unwanted. But with Yoss on her side, she was happy, until the day he wasn’t t
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“You’re my smile, Imi. Always have been.”
He kissed me with abandon. A passion unleashed.
"Always will be,” he murmured into my mouth."

OMG if I had a super power I'd get into this book and I'd give a hug Yoss. ❤ The things he has done for Imi and for his friends. Uhhhh I'm a fucking mess right now. 😢😢😢 This book made me cry like a river and if I read that epilogue one more time (I read it 3 times so far...) I think I'm gonna choke with my own tears... 😭😭😭

Overall this was one of the most bea

Review to come when I can exit Yoss and Imi's world. Hello Book Hangover. It's been awhile.
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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 photo 4eccbde90eae35615f73a22d181ad1_zpsvhdjziuq.gif “He held me captive with his aching, painful love. So I waited. And I waited. Lost and alone. Waiting to be found. Until the sun slipped away and my clothes had dried. Into the night I stayed, hoping. Hoping. My heart turned to stone and I knew. I would never see him again.”

Where do I even begin to put into perspective or find the right words to describe the magnitude of emotions coursing through me right now after reading this book?
Beatrice Masaluñga
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Sometimes fate is ugly. Life can be twisted. And who we are can be ruined by who we once were. For two people who had survived so much, we would have to learn how to hold on before we were forced to let go."

Imogen Conner runs away from home for being neglected by her mother. Being homeless isn't easy especially at a young age. She's lost, hungry, vulnerable and trying to survive. When she was in danger, Yossarian Frazier who is a homeless boy that saved her life. Meeting him means
Es Summer
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it

I don't like sugar-coated stories.
I was never a person who loves too much sweetness, anyway.
My stories should evoke memories, feelings and truths.
It should be realistic and gritty.
I like how One Day Soon never tries to be something it is not.
I like how painful and truthful it is.
How it dares to be different, to hurt and make you feel, above everything.

One Day Soon is how New Adult should be written. It is how books should be written, at all costs. I respect this author for breaking my heart
Dilek VT

I am sorry but I didn’t like this book at all for so many reasons.

It is a depressing book that doesn't make much sense to me.


This is the story of Imogen & Yoss. It is told by Imogen except for one Chapter only, where we hear Yoss’s point of view. Their story goes between past and present.

15 years ago, Imogen leaves her home when she is 16 and starts to live in the streets with a bunch of other homeless kids. There, she meets Yoss, another homeless guy at the age
Annie Brewer
I swear every book written by A Meredith Walters, gets better and better. I cant wait for this release next week. Just like How to Save a Life , this book is on my most favorite reads of 2016 and epic books of all time. This book is ugly. This book is beautiful. This book is real. And this book will make you believe that love conquers all, even faced with the most impossible of circumstances. There is hope, there is light and there are a million reasons why I love reading books like this. The on ...more
Kelli C
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
More than a 2...less than a 3...somewhere lost in translation Stars

This may have been the hardest book I have ever had to review! This author always writes so well...her stories dark and edgy yet filled with a profound message...always giving something more. This read was no different as she took two characters, set in the most dire of circumstances, and grew something beautiful.

So what was my problem? Those very characters who held the story also had me struggling to fall into the abyss of hap
❝He had been my moon. My stars. My everything when I had had nothing at all.❞

Ms. Walters has an incredible ability to make you fall in love with broken characters. You love them, cherish and root for them. You ache for them. You cry for them. ‘One Day Soon’ was another such story. It was heartbreaking, depressing and so hard to read. It took me a week to get through because the content was so heavy and my heart hurt so much for these characters.

Fed up with living with her neglectful
Lea ★
I just finished reading this... how to describe it in two words?
I was hooked from the minute I grabbed this book.
I feel like my head is going to explode any minute. This broke me.
Last time I felt like this after reading a book was probably after finishing Bright Side by Kim Holden...
though I will say this one has a happy ending :)
Even though it's February, I am quite positive that this book will stay on top of my this year's favourites shelf. It is simply that amazing.
A. Walters
Oct 14, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I have posted the ENTIRE First Chapter of One Day Soon on my Goodreads Blog!

Have a sneak peek!!!
Feb 29, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 YOSS stars

well, this will be unpopular oppinion I am sure BUT fuck it, when it doesn't work, it doesn't.
when it's not your moment, it's not... what can one do but state it clear!
It's me, totally and uterly me...

The story is hard, sad, and well very true, cause unfortuantely that kind of shitty life exists, and sometimes, most of the times we refuse to look at it, so we turn our heads away...

Praise for the boldness and for the delicate subject reference (homeless kids that are surviving any w
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A-MAZ-ING!! This story is beautiful. I'm completely blown away by it. I'd read many great reviews when this book came out and immediately added it to my list to read. I expected to fall in love with this second chance book seeing as this is one of my favorite types of stories, but I never expected to FEEL as much as this book made me feel. The writing was so beautiful. I was captivated from the start.
“A happy story doesn’t always have a happy ending.”

Imi runs away from home at the age of si
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One Day Soon by A Meredith Walters
5 stars!!

“Because one day soon, I promise you that this ugly will become something beautiful.”

This was one of those stories that I define as heartbreakingly beautiful. I shed many tears over the story of Yoss and Imi and they are two characters that have stayed with me some days later. I find my mind wandering back consistently to these two such is the impact that their story has had on me. While A Meredith Walters covers some tough subjects througho
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Interesting
Rating: R
Thumbs Up: 4.5
Overall: Loved it
Characters: Well Done
Plot: Living on the streets without a prayer
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? N/A
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Yoss

SUMMARY (60 words or less)
This is my first book by this author and I was impressed. I knew I would like the story when I read the first chapter or so. I just didn’t know how much. If not for a rushed ending, this would have been 5 stars for me. Also, it probably needs editing and I normall
3.75 Stars

Overall Opinion: This book took me through the ringer! I'm still reeling over that ending!! I was really upset over it, but I still enjoyed their story. It was heartbreaking, and it's not necessarily a feel good story. Through it all was a true love story though, as there were some sweet moments of hope for the duo. Expect to cry, and need tissues people! I couldn't quite give it 4 stars just because of that ending, but it was better than 3.5 -- so I'm going to give it 3.75 stars.

Veronika's ReaderFeeder
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5- ‘Promise?’- Stars



There are stories that stay with you forever, carved inside your soul, leaving a permanent footprint in your heart. And this is one of those stories. It was raw and painful with so many emotions, that I truly had to organize my thoughts and feelings to write this review. This is a story about sacrifices, being lost, second chances, and a beautiful, pure love.

Imogen (Imi) and Yoss meet on the streets, after Imi runs away from home and fr
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