Watching the Sky Cry
That’s the thing about happiness though. It lulls you into a false sense of security. I’m sure neither one of us thought we’d ever be touched by crippling loss or immeasurable grief. But not all stories have a happy ending and I knew better t ...more
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TITLE: Watching the Sky Cry
AUTHOR: J.B. Hartnett
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
CHAPTERS: Prologue | 22 | Epilogue
RELEASE DATE: September 2016
MY RATING: 4.5 STARS
WATCHING THE SKY CRY: Spoken in Riley's own words, retelling the happiest times of her life when her husband Nick proposed, to getting married, buying their first house, and doing it up room by room, only to have it all co ...more
Great second chance romance about hope, love and healing!
Right after reading this blurb I knew this will be an emotional read, so I prepared myself.
It's real, raw and angsty.
Sometimes, there are good people who are dealt a bad hand by fate, and Riley is one of them.
Two years after her beloved husband Nick passed away, she is still mourning.
From the very beginning you can picture her as half the woman she used to be.
She is a young ...more
The words were filled with sadness, hope, love, despair, and every other emotion in between. When you start this book, you're pulled into Riley's world and you're not released until the very last page because you're not only the reader, you become her frie ...more
“I love you. I’ve loved you since I understood what the word meant. I love who you are now, who you were then. And I’m gonna love you no matter what happens tomorrow, or next week, or next year.”
I really enjoyed this book by J.b Hartnett its my first book by this author and I have to say this is a great powerful emotional read that had me at times feeling sad, happy, overwhelmed and in the end loving every word this author wrote.
I cant say much about this book because I dont want to sp ...more
I like a second chance love story but I felt that the author threw so much angst, drama and plot lines
into this that I got distracted from real story between Quentin & Rylie. In my opinion, this book should have been about them with the other characters in th ...more
Wow, I loved this book! Heartbreaking, emotional and dramatic with a beautiful second-chance-romance, this book captured me from the very beginning, and I absolutely loved it!
Rylie was living a wonderfully happy life until a twist of fate saw everything change. Slowly and painfully, she lost everything and she was left all alone and unable to deal with her grief. Two years later and she’s finally hit rock bottom, and with no idea where to turn and desperate for ...more
"You are my heart. You are my savior. You are my sky."
This books reminds me of the time I was first introduced to Ms. Hartnett's work with INKY. When I finished, I had completely fallen in love with her writing. It's beautiful, almost poetic at times, an ...more
Wow. This is one heavy book. Death, suicidal ideation, family secrets? I'm just amazed. This is a beautifully tragic story that hit me straight in the heart. I admit it, I ugly cried.
This book is nothing like the normal drama, sexy romance novels I normally read. I connected with the characters. I connected with their pain and angst. Bravo to the author. I want more more more! I know it's a standalone but PLEASE write a spin-off or sequel! Check Out My Full Angsty Review!
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From the minute I read the synopsis of this book a little while ago, I knew that this was going to be one I would definitely be reading.
I also knew it was going to be an emotional read.
And it was that and so much more.
From the first word to the last, I was swept away with this story. A truly beautiful second chance love story.
Rylie's story is as tragic as it is beautiful. So many things have happened to her in her life - but all of those things broug ...more
I actually randomly stumbled upon J.B. Hartnett a year or so ago when I found her The Leaves Series, which I really enjoyed. When I read the blurb for Watching the Sky Cry, I felt like it was going to be an epic story and when I made the connection of who the author was, I couldn’t have been more excited.
This is a beautiful second chance story laced with a lot of ups and downs and healing. Riley is lucky enough to find love twice. Once when she was very young and again when she is ...more
When you first look at a new book, what catches your attention first? For me, it’s the cover. In this case, it was the cover and the title. This cover is different from most books in that it doesn’t feature ...more
This book was so beautifully written, so much going on but not at all hard to follow! I laughed, I cried! 5+ stars for this one, grab your copy today!
Review by Jen Skewes
I always look forward to a new book from Jb Hartnett. I have read all of her books and I think this one just may be my new favorite. I finished this book a few days ago and was giving my self some time to collect my thoughts to write a review in a way that would do this book justice. Because truthfully I am not sure how to do that. I loved this book from the moment I started reading it. I love a second chance romance and this one did not disappoint. It was a beautifu ...more
"Once you get past the fear, you realize the thrill is wort ...more
It took me a few days to wrap my mind around what I wanted to say but just know that I think Julie is one of hidden treasures in this industry and more people should be reading these amazing stories she writes.
Riley is a mess. Growing up her best friend ...more
Riley and Quinton had history, it was deep in their past and that was where it was meant to stay, right up until the time it wasn’t…right up until the time it was ok to accept that sometimes all you need is to give yourself the permission to accept, to let your heart and head read from the same page and to understand that every day is a blessing and refusing ...more
5 amazing stars!!!
Has it ever happened to you when you get a book thinking it’s going to be a good book but it ends up exceeding your expectations? Well that’s what happened to me with this book.
Going in I knew it would be an emotional read and I don’t tend to read many second chance books or any books that are bittersweet, but when I read the blurb I got intrigued. I’m such a baby and have a weak heart so I was sobbing throughout the book. Sometimes there were happy tears and som ...more
There were parts of Watching the Sky Cry that were perfectly wonderful. The overall storyline was amazing, and something that would normally be one of my top reads of the year. The depth of emotion that JB Hartnett was able to convey with her words is something all authors should strive for ...more
J.B. Hartnett did an amazingly beautiful job writing this story. It pulled at every heart string I had and then some. I was so in love with the story as soon as it began and by the ending, I was so overwhelmed with everything that happened.
So if you enjoy a story that’s filled with love, heartache, growth and is just gut wrenching at ...more
Rylie had two loves. Childhood and adult loves. When she was younger, she fell in love with her childhood sweetheart. But when she got older, she left her home and eventually met her husband.
However, through heartache and tears. Her life was over and she needed a new start and to go back "home".
The characters are complex and their journey to love is not smooth--which makes you want so much for them to find hap ...more
I couldn't put down this beautifully written, angsty emotional story.
Riley's life was so tragic and the journey she decides to take took a lot of heart and guts! I won't say any more not to give anything away. This is the type of read that takes you on a personal emotional journey.
Despite it, Riley learned the hard way not to take anything for granted and to love again.
Love isn't always easy or pretty, but it's so worth it. ...more
I was lured into reading Watching the Sky Cry by the beautiful title and the intriguing blurb but when I finished this story I felt like it was missing something,maybe there were too many different plots to follow or maybe it was the disjointed telling.
Rylie and Quentin's complicated reunion broke my heart page after page,I could easily imagine how difficult it can be to find your way back into the life of your first love after twenty years. Fortunately I felt relieved when I turned the last pa
This book even after days have gone by I am still having a hard time writing this review...
This book is beautiful in a way that almost makes you weep.. Such a beautiful second chance romance that will have you rooting for them!!!
She has always enjoyed writing and at one time thought she might be a singer/songwriter. The 'writer' part is that one that stuck.
Julie is obsessed with Pi...the equation and the food. She's alle ...more
“Yeah?” he said softly. “How’d you imagine it?”
“We would have it out, and then we’d have angry sex, and then we’d fall in love and have babies and live happily ever after.”
“Oh Rylie,” he said with humor in his voice, not at all bothered when he wiped the edges of my disgusting mouth with his hand. “I’ll be pissing you off again…probably on purpose just so we can have that angry sex you just mentioned.”